Friday, September 27, 2013

Our new series - Akumaizer 3 episode 1!

Akumaizer-3 episode 01:
[DDL] [Script] [Torrent]
[Patch] - For the Frumix raws

Here it is, our new (long planned, sometimes blatantly obvious) secret series!
And what an incredible show it is.  One of Shotaro Ishinomori's often overlooked classics, this is another story of his that asks "what makes a hero heroic?"  The story of Zabitan, a cybernetic Demon rebels against his own people, an oppressive clan of demons that live at the center of the Earth.  Along the way, he makes friends and he gains allies - two fellow former Demon Clan soldiers, Ibiru and Gabura - and they fight against the evil Mezalord together.

In this series, the heroes are Demons.  Unlike Kamen Rider, they don't into their cybernetic forms, this is how they always look.  But even though they they look like monsters, they're true heroes.  Another classic Ishinomori theme of judging a book based on its cover.  The focus on this as an overarching story is what makes this such a unique tokusatsu series.

A fun gimmick on the show are the heroes faces.  Their facial expressions will change in quick animations, but they each feature several "masks" with different eye expressions.  It adds a ton of character to these costumed characters.
Also, the usually fantastic 70's tokusatsu score and stunt action are featured.  Not to mention some really wonderful cinematography.

And yes, that's Jiro Chiba as Ippei Shima - aka Taki Kazuya from Kamen Rider!

And here's your humble staff for this series.
Translation - Kou Aidou
Raws/Timing - Scissors Jaguar
Encoding - Mr. Frumix
Typesetting - Ignis, Scissors Jaguar, and Steel A Jeeg
Editing - Steel A Jeeg
QC - Steel A Jeeg

Be sure to give a big thanks to Kou and Scissors, who have been diligently working on this series for months before release.

Be on the look out for the next few episodes soon.  We'll be releases these regularly, along with Kamen Rider.  And watch out for Skyrider's triumphant return soon, along with another special surprise!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kamen Rider episode 38 and 39(v2)!

Kamen Rider episode 38:
[DDL] [Script] [Torrent]

Kamen Rider episode 39(v2):
[DDL] [Script] [Torrent]

It's weird to think, but we actually showed the last episode with Colonel Zol in it back in December, for Christmas.  But this will actually be the last time we see Colonel Zol.  It's a bittersweet goodbye.  We lose Colonel Zol and his scenery chewing presence, but we get the iconic Dr. Shinigami in return.

This episode is another scientist abuse episode.  Shocker goes to some great lengths to make sure that Dr. Seki and his daughter are miserable!  But seriously, Dr. Seki... don't be such a downer.  That man should come equipped with the sad sack mopey Charlie Brown music playing on loop.
And while we're on the subject, RayKing is creepy as heck!  Yikes!

We also get some pretty tense drama between Tachibana and Hayato.  An important moment for both characters.  And a classic bit with the girls taking shots at Taki.  All in all, a solid episode.  And it leads right into our v2 release of episode 39, the last episode of the Colonel Zol arc!

Which, of course, is leading up to a pretty big comeback...
But first, we've got a new series in the works.  It's been in the works for a while, actually.  But we're just hammering out the details.  Expect a first episode release soon.  And if you stop by some of our usual hangouts, you might catch a sneak preview!