Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kamen Rider Drive episode 6-8!

Kamen Rider Drive episode 06
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Kamen Rider Drive episode 07
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Kamen Rider Drive episode 08
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Release Posts @ Over-Time

Well, I should first say that this isn't actually Steel A Jeeg making this post, but ShinkenAnon (From the Over-Time posts). I'm not that skilled as Jeeg is in making episode summary posts to entice you all to give it a watch, so I'm going to hang my head in shame and not try. Jeeg does send words of regret that he hasn't been able to give the other series any attention the last few weeks. He'll be back after the weekend.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kamen Rider Skyrider episode 33!

Kamen Rider Skyrider episode 33:
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The crossover free-for-all continues, as Skyrider teams up with Riderman to take down a twisted NeoShocker plot!
NeoShocker's New York operative Rattagon has devised an army of drones to delivery a deadly poison to the people of Japan!  Meanwhile, a young friend of Shigeru's stumbles on to Rattagon's plot and gets caught up in NeoShocker's treachery!  Will Skyrider and Riderman be able to stop NeoShocker's plot before the whole country is wiped out?!

Come back this weekend for the next Kamen Rider Drive, and stay tuned soon for Kamen Rider episode 43!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kamen Rider Drive episode 05!

Kamen Rider Drive episode 05:
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Release post @ Over-Time

Shinnosuke and Kiriko are on a special investigation at the request of the Public Security division, when they encounter a Roidmude that likes to get rude for food!  Or perhaps he just likes smashing stuff... but he sure is hungry all the time!  As their investigation turns up a much deeper twist, things take an explosive turn...!

Meanwhile, Chase shows off a terrifying new power...

Enjoy the episode, guys!  If you're not watching Drive yet, take my word on it and check it out!
We'll be back in a few with Skrider episode 33!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 39 - Final Episode Released!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 39 - Finale:
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Release Post and MP4 @  Midnight Crew Subs

Edit: Kilowog, the project leader on Stronger, wrote up a nice post for the final episode on Midnight Crews page.  It has some comments from each of us, as well as some of the original team that worked on the series.  It's a nice reflection on a project that hit a few speedbumps along the way.  Check it out! - [Meditations on a Strong Man]

The end of an era, as well as the end of a legendary series!

The Delza army is on their last legs... but they still have an ace in the hole.  The Kamen Rider family may be large, and powerful, but there's one member they can use to gain the upper hand.  The one member of the Kamen Rider family whose heart is stronger than his body... Tobei Tachibana!
As the battle draws to a close, an incessant evil long thought dead reappears... the mastermind behind the very same evil that the Kamen Riders are sworn to protect!

In many ways, it makes sense that Tachibana would be the focus of this episode.  He was always the father figure to the Showa Riders.  A recurring character, but also a common human element that many of the modern shows lack.  He was their friend, their mentor, and their ally.  Fighting side by side with the Riders on many occasions, and helping to train them.  He was a constant for the audience, even when things got bad.  And when he was in danger, we felt it.
This episode is the final appearance of Tobei Tachibana, played by Shoji (Akiji) Kobayashi.  He was always a fan of the series, but after his time on Stronger he felt it was best for himself to move on.  He was actually offered the role that would later become Tani in Skyrider, but turned it down.  "In many ways, my heart was always with the original team.  Tobei's story was over."
Upon his passing in 1996, many Rider alumni attended his funeral.  At the service, actor Hiroshi Miyauchi (Shiro Kazami) said "(Shoji Kobayashi) is still alive, and always will be in our hearts."  Using the same term of affection for Mr. Kobayashi that the Rider cast uses for Tachibana... Oyassan, or Pops as we translate it.  He said similar of series Creator Shotaro Ishinomori at his funeral.  Years later, in 2005, Miyauchi would play the part of Tobei Tachibana in Kamen Rider The First, a remake of the original series.

What else can we say.  Stronger is a legendary series for a reason.  Its got drama, tension, a solid second act twist, and the final episodes ramp up to an amazing crossover.  A true finale, in many ways.  Sure, Skyrider and Super-1 will always be part of the Showa era.  But they were never part of the original story, bookended by Tobei Tachibana's mentorship and friendship with the Riders.  And neither they, nor Black/RX and the movie Riders ever got to be part of a team... the Magnificent Seven Riders!

When we originally agreed to help MCS with this series, we wanted to take it on as a side project.  As time progressed, we grew to love Stronger and Jo Shigeru more and more.  When Tackle died, we felt his pain.  And when Shigeru Araki passed away during the project, we felt a real loss.  One of our heroes, one we had only just recently come to appreciate even more, was gone.  But his connection with the series was still so powerful.  In many ways, these legendary actors will always live on.  The growing fanbase for these 40 year old TV series is testament to this.  Heroes never die, they say...

Over the next few weeks we will be correcting the scripts for the old MCS releases of Stronger 2-20, and we will be releasing a batch torrent of the whole series.  Until then, thanks for watching!  Come back soon for another episode of our first dedicated series... Kamen Rider Skyrider!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kamen Rider Drive episodes 3 and 4!

Kamen Rider Drive episode 03:
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Kamen Rider Drive episode 04:
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Just in time for Halloween!  A spooky two-parter about a haunted art studio.  Beautiful women are going missing one by one, and their ghosts are being seen surrounding the studio of an eccentric painter.  Meanwhile, Tomari and Kiriko face their own ghosts.  A Roidmude from Kiriko's past may have returned...  Meanwhile, Tomari must face the Grim Reaper... Machine Chaser!

Jeeg here.  I was away from home for work this week, hence the lack of release posts.  However, these episodes were available on their respective Sunday release dates at Over-Time!  If you're ever wondering where this week's Drive episode is, go check over there.

Now stay tuned for Stronger episode 39, the finale, coming this week!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 08!

Akumaizer-3 episode 08:
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Ever since the Akumaizers swore to defend humanity from the threat of the Downworld Invaders, it's been an uphill battle getting people to accept them.  But what happens when Dogura uses the very innocents that Zabitan and the rest have sworn to protect against them?!  The team doesn't agree on how to deal with this new threat, and their friendship is in jeopardy.  Will they be able to stop Dogura in time before he creates a worldwide oil shortage?

Another great episode focusing on the central theme of Akumaizer; what it means to be a hero.  In many ways, this episode best shows all three characters perspectives on that meaning.  Gabura's friendly dependability, Iburi's passion to defeat his enemy no matter the cost, and Zabitan's devotion to protecting the innocent.

And of course, there's the great action scenes and soundtrack (love that jazzy electric guitar) that make these shows so incredible.  Enjoy!

And come back very soon for the next episode of Kamen Rider Drive, and the final episode of Kamen Rider Stronger!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kamen Rider Drive episode 02!

Kamen Rider Drive episode 02:
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The Special Crimes Unit is finally starting to work together as a team.  But Shinnosuke just can't shake the feeling that there's more to this case than a series of random attempted murders...

And who are Heart and Brain?  And what is the secret of the Roidmudes?

Just when you thought there were more questions than answers... a mysterious newcomer arrives on the scene.

This has actually been out since Sunday!  But you'd know that if you followed our awesome friends at Over-Time.  Now that we're back in town, here's our simple, cozy release post.  A rustic release for the every-fan.  Now stick around, because Akumaizer-3 08 is coming soon!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 38!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 38:
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The final showdown... What more needs to be said?  Stronger and Shadow finally face off against each other...  meanwhile, Marshall Machine, Armor Knight, and Lt. Colonel Magnet have their hands full with the combined might of all seven Riders!  There's no way they could stand a chance against that many heroes...  or could they?

We're almost at the end, guys!  Hopefully we'll get those older episodes redone and ready for a batch for you, because you won't want to miss this incredible series now that the finale is right around the corner.  Come back soon for the final episode of Kamen Rider Stronger!

And come back soon for an all new episode of Kamen Rider Drive!  We've also got Akumaizer-3 08 coming out, too!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Joint Project: Kamen Rider Drive 01!

Kamen Rider Drive episode 01:
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A mysterious gravitational effect almost ended life as we know it... now, six months later, one man fights to save the world.  His life was irreversibly changed back then, will he ever be able to find his way again?  And what is the deal with this talking car...?

Before anyone says anything, this isn't going to cause any huge delays. It looked like a fun show, and the opportunity to work on it with Over-Time presented itself, so we took it.  But don't fret if you're strictly Showa.  Stronger 38 is coming out soon. 
And now that we're working regularly with our extended team, expect more releases to follow!  We know that you've been patient with us, and we appreciate that.  Let's just say that a certain tyrant from our partner group would never allow us to let our future releases slip any more than they already have...
As a matter of fact, expect Akumaizer-3 08 and a new Kamen Rider episode soon after Stronger is out!

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the new series!  And we'll see you soon.  Promise!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 37!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 37:
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(Note: Nyaa Torrents is down at the moment, so this torrent link is temporary for now.)

The Delza Army is fed up with Shadow.  His methods are ineffective, and his rule has come into question.  He is no longer in charge of the operation to defeat Stronger and conquer Japan.  All of his cards are out on the table, and it's his last chance to make his move.

Meanwhile, Lt. Colonel Magnet and Armor Knight are making moves to split Japan into pieces.  but Stronger has some more help on his side... or does he?!

We're almost at the end!  Enjoy this episode, we'll be back soon with episode 38 as we continue our Stronger marathon!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Double release! Kamen Rider Stronger 36 and Akumaizer-3 07!

Akumaizer-3 episode 07:
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Kamen Rider Stronger episode 36:
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Things are heating up for our heroes!  Or are they chilling out?  Well, it depends on which show you're watching!

In this episode of Akumaizer-3, Zabitan and the crew are being hunted down by the ruthless Iceman, head of a Demon Clan execution squad!  And what's worse, he knows all of their weaknesses.  How will our heroes stop him as they struggle for their own lives?!

In Stronger, the series barrels towards a climactic final showdown.  Delza has lost confidence in Shadow's leadership, and has sent two new Commanders to assist him.  Marshall Machine and Lt. Colonel Magnet.  Their skills may have finally proven too much for Stronger.  But just in the nick of time...

Stay tuned, because we're going to be marathoning Stronger until the end starting with this episode!  Those of you that have been around since MCS first started, you've been waiting for this moment.  Those of you that haven't jumped on board yet, don't worry!  We're planning a big batch release with all new versions of the original 20 episodes.

Thanks for all of your support, everyone!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kamen Rider episode 42!

Kamen Rider episode 42:
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Hayato, Taki, and the Tachibana Racing Club are back in action!
Shocker's twisted mad scientist, Dr. Shinigami, has enlisted a local delinquent to become Shocker's new Cyborg monster, FlyMan!  But this cold blooded Cyborg killer isn't going to get his hands dirty, he's going to use the Rider's friends to do his dirty work for him!
Will Hayato be able to defeat FlyMan while his own friends are trying to kill him?!

After Hongo's return last episode, this arc can feel easily forgotten.  Especially when there's a lot of plot reuse going on.  But they're some of the best Hayato episodes.  He really gets some time to shine as a hero of his own without being the replacement that he was once thought of.  Not that we here ever thought of him as a replacement.  And this is all leading up to Hongo's permanent return, so their two personalities can stand on their own!
And more great stunts in this episode.  Check out that massive air Taki gets outside the mansion.  Nice!

Also, we've spruced up our Kamen Rider releases too!  Just like Skyrider and Stronger, we've got some new tricks up our sleeves to make these episodes look nicer than ever.  Be sure to check it out!

Come back at the end of the week for more Skyrider and Akumaizer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 35!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 35:
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The header image says it all, Kamen Rider V3 is on the scene!
Following the horrifying Marshal Machine (no seriously) from Egypt, Shiro Kazami arrives just in time to help Stronger in his battle!  Marshal Machine and Snake Woman launch an unrelenting attack against Stronger, as General Shadow and the Delza Army move into full on onslaught against the Rider!  And to make matters worse, Snake Woman has the power to drain Stronger's electric energy!

Delza's plans are moving into their final phase and Stronger is overwhelmed... will he  be able to stop them in time?

As many of you know, we recently helped out a little with Over-Time's Kamen Rider Gaim and Wizard movie.  And while it was a very fun movie, it really goes to show you how much cooler these classic crossovers were.  The heroes were on each other's side, palling around and offering advice.  They had a real rapport.  It was fun watching them on screen together.  These days it's expected that the Riders will cross over at some point, but seeing them actually interact is such a rare treat.  And let's not get started on how the Showa guys get treated...
I'm not saying the newer crossovers aren't fun, they are.  But episodes like this really shine on their own, but even more so when compared to their modern counterparts.

We hope you enjoyed tonight's release.  Come back on Wednesday for Kamen Rider episode 42!

PS: If you're looking for more Kamen Rider V3 action, the entire series is available from Generation Kikaida!  Visit them at  Please support official english Tokusatsu releases.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 06!

Akumaizer-3 episode 06:
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Kappado has a secret that he's trying to keep secret, despite it being literally on top of his head 100% of the time... A secret that ties him to Gabura, and in turns drives his hatred for Gabura.  Will the Akumaizers be able to stop Kappado from flooding Tokyo with his Demonic powers in time?  And will Gabura be able to make him see the error of his ways?

As I'm sure you all know by now, the themes of this show are overcoming stereotypes, interpersonal drama, and becoming more than the sum of your parts.  Overcoming personal adversity.  And it's what makes the show so memorable.  But for some reason, it's almost unbearably sad when it happens to Gabura.  He's not too bright, but his big dumb heart is in the right place!

And some sad news to go along with this episode.  If you follow Tokusatsu news, or if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, then you know that we lost another great voice acting legend this past week.  Koji Yada, who played Ibiru in Akumaizer-3 (and Dr. Gero in Dragonball, among many other roles) passed away atthe age of 81.  You can read more here.
He added so much to the role of Ibiru, and when combined with his unique design, helped to create one of the most memorable classic Tokusatsu characters ever.  Ibiru is a personal favorite of mine, so I may be biased, but Koji Yada infused the character with such personality.  His tic of switching between very formal and very relaxed speaking is such a part of his character that I can't imagine any other actor playing the role.  A very sad day, but hopefully we can honor his legacy by enjoying one of his great performances.

We hope you enjoy this episode, we'll have more Akumaizer soon.  But coming up next is Kamen Rider Stronger.  And some surprises after that...  We'll see you soon!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kamen Rider Skyrider episode 32!

Kamen Rider Skyrider episode 32:
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First of all, welcome back Skyrider!  It's been a while.

Admiral Demon, GoldJaguar, and WolfsbaneTron have defeated Skyrider. A poison arrow has put him out of commission so that NeoShocker can continue using slave labor to build a statue of the Great Demon, and summon Great Leader.
But Keisuke Jin, the X-Rider, might have something to say about all of this...
The long-awaited conclusion to the thrilling two-parter, officially kicking off Skyrider's crossover arc!

You'll notice a few new things.  First, the new typsetting.  Nothing crazy, just some very appropriate font suggestions thanks to Ignis from Over-Time. She worked hard on this, and we really appreciate it!
And the big one, this is the first Skyrider episode where we're using Bunnyhat's raws, and MAN can you see the difference... the video quality on these episodes is gorgeous.  A big thanks to Bunnyhat for providing them!

We're going to be releasing more Skyrider soon, so check back in soon!  But up next (tomorrow night, actually) is Akumaizer-3!  We'll see you soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 34!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 34:
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The Delza officers are still trying to kill Stronger.  With Shadow manipulating things from behind the scenes, Stronger must face the deadly attacks of Commander Blank and Snake Woman!
Snake woman has a plot to use her terrifying snake scales to possess humans and send them after Stronger.  Will Stronger be able to defend himself when his opponents are regular humans?  And... his own friends?!
And stay tuned to the next episode preview...

Stronger is nearing its climax.  The Delza army is moving into position to launch their final attack.  Will it be too much for Stronger to take on?

We'll find out next week!  Stay tuned, Skyrider 32 is up next.
Thanks for watching, as always!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 05!

Akumaizer-3 episode 05:
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The Akumaizers can't catch a break.  In this episode, Zabitan struggles with the realization that his childhood friend is now a bitter enemy.  And to make matters worse, Mezalord is back again!  Will Zabitan be able to talk his friend out of invading Ginza?  And will he be able to stop Mezalord from wiping out the Akumaizers?

Another emotionally driven plot for Akumaizer.  Maybe now you're all starting to see why I love this series so much.  Its more than just a tokusatsu action franchise, it has real heart.  And I was always impressed with how much emotion the suit actors could convey.
Pay special attention to the spectacular lighting in the scene at the end of the episode.  It lets you feel the emotion the characters are feeling, despite the fact that Darunia is there looking as freaky as ever!

How are you guys liking this release blitz?  Stay tuned this week for Stronger 34, and after that... the triumphant return of Skyrider!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 33!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 33:
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Secretary of State Wolf's plot to kill Stronger moves into its final phases.  Baron Rock wasn't much help ending Stronger's life, but maybe the power of the Almighty Wolf will!  And if that doesn't work, then maybe manipulating another Delza leader will... enter Commander Blank!  But will he help Wolf defeat Stronger, or will he try to claim victory for himself?  Meanwhile, Shadow is still lurking behind the scenes, waiting to play his hand...

Another awesome episode featuring Delza leaders and their backstabbing motivations.  One factor that really makes Stronger stand out as a classic.
Another great aspect of this episode is the night fight at the end.  The contrasting visuals of Stronger's chrome power up accents against the dark backdrop is just another example of the visually striking direction of these older tokusatsu shows.

We're getting closer to the end!  We should actually be finished with Stronger soon.  After we release the last episode, we'll go back and put some polish on episodes 2-20 and release batch torrents.
And come back in a few days for Akumaizer-3 05.

And Skyrider 31. 
Yep, you read that right!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 04!

Akumaizer-3 episode 04:
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After a devious Demon Clan plot, Ibiru is suspected to be working with the badguys!  Will this betrayal disillusion him to the Akumaizer's cause?  Will he ever be able to trust his friends again?  Or was he really working for them all along?

You know, for a show with an emphasis on comedy and social commentary over action, the action is really engaging!  But listen to me gush... (which I do all the time)
This episode was actually scheduled for release a good while ago.  But things happened.  The good news is, if you were expecting another delay like last year when we did our side project... well, that kind of fell through.  It's not happening.  But that's a good thing, because now that we've allocated extra time to work on it, we can work on getting caught up with our backlog!  So the while team, along with our friends from MCS and Over-Time are going to get to work on those episodes.

Enjoy the episode!  And expect to see some old faces soon.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 03!

Akumaizer-3 episode 03:
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This is a great episode where we really start to see the heart behind Akumaizer's story.  It's all the more heartfelt because the conflict of the story revolves around Gabura.  He's the kind hearted one, the story's closest to a naive character.  So to see him experience the pain of prejudice, even in such a heavy handed 70's tokusatsu manner, makes it seem all the more unpleasant.  Or maybe I'm just over analyzing.  Either way, it's a great episode.  It might even make you FEEL a little!
We also get to see Ibiru's weakness in this episodes.  So far we know of Gabura's need to drink water, and Zabitan's agony in the presence of a Demon Crest... what could our resident half-pompous Akumaizer be susceptible to?!

What are patches?  Well, if you have the raw file already, a patch will make the release MKV for you!
It also lets us fix errors on the fly.  We've got both here.  (This is a tutorial on how to use them.)
[Akumaizer-3 episode 2 raw patch] For the Frumix raw
[Akumaizer-3 episode 2 V2 patch] For the KITsubs release
[Akumaizer-3 episode 3 raw patch] For the Frumix raw

With this release, we're going to start a mini-marathon of Akumaizer episodes.  Kou was kind enough to work on these translations a while ago, so it's only fair that we start giving the series a little more attention.  But don't worry, we'll have plenty of Rider action on the way too.  We're hoping to get some more Skyrider and Stronger out soon.

See you soon!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kamen Rider episode 41!

Kamen Rider episode 41:
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Shocker continues their plan to cause the Sakurajima volcanic region to erupt with a massive magma overload, but now they've got a new facet to their schemes.  They've decided to take back what's theirs... Kamen Rider 1!  Will the succeed?  You'll have to watch and find out!

This marks one of the many times where we see previously-exploded Shocker Cyborgs come back to fight like its no big thing.  Don't worry, we'll see it happen with Riders too.  Sometimes you can't keep a good mechanical beast down, so Armadilong and crew are back to throw hands once again.

This is also the end of Hongo's "return" arc.  Don't worry, we'll see him again soon.  But for now, it's still Ichimonji's show.

And with that, we're getting our next release ready for you.  Be sure to check back soon for more classic Tokusatsu action!