It’s with a heavy heart that I learn that Kawakami Tomoko, voice of Kurata Sayuri (Kanon) and the girl in the Illusionary World (CLANNAD and CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~) died on June 9, 2011 of ovarian cancer. She also provided the voice for Kamio Misuzu of AIR, as well as many other roles. She was a versatile actress and will be missed.
I realize it has been a very long time since I have posted here; real life got in the way in a big way. As such, I have not been able to watch any anime, let alone fansub it, for much of the past year and a half or so. Is this a good thing? I will let you be the judge.
In any event, I have been pretty wound up not only with work lately, but with games, notably anything from Valve, notably Team Fortress 2 and a new perennial favorite, Left 4 Dead (as well as L4D2). That said, while cruising around YouTube, I came across a gem which I wanted to share with you all.
Without further ado, I present to you, Left 4 Dead OP à la CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
For those in the U.S., I wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! No matter where you are, I hope you are having a terrific day!
I would like to apologize for keeping so quiet all this time. I have been very busy with a new job I took back in mid-July. Given my schedule and the nature of work I do, I oftentimes come home worn out and ready to just kick back and have fun. So I have sort of unconsciously taken something of a sabbatical from a lot of things, including and especially fansubbing.
To our fans, I know you would dearly love to know what we have cooking, but right now, as I stated above, some things simply take priority. However, I am always on the lookout for things to work on.
And for those groups with which I have been participating, I would also like to apologize for being away for so long without a word.
There are things in life to which one must pay attention. Since a regular job came along after two years’ worth of freelancing (translation: irregular income intervals) after my last employer closed its doors, I had little choice but to focus my efforts on my job. In these gloomy economic times, if you have a job or just started one, be thankful. And for those who are still seeking work, I wish you the very best.
However, not all is gloomy. I just finished the main preparations for spending Christmas with my family and friends up in Sacramento. I am very excited to head up there again to see family as well as some friends I do not get to see much anymore since having moved to Fresno nearly seven and a half years ago.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season regardless of which religious faith you profess, even if it is none.
And for heaven’s sake, please do not drink and drive!
The word is that CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~ is now licensed by Sentai Films, division of ADV Films, so we have removed the torrents. I sincerely apologize for not getting the latter half of the series out in time; life just recently took a major turn, notably just started a new job.
Thank you for all your support throughout this time. And here’s to hoping that we get a good commercial release of CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~. I cannot pass judgment on Sentai’s release of CLANNAD since I have not seen it. However, given everything I have heard about that release, the show was more or less left alone, save subtitles, and at this point, has not been dubbed. And I prefer my Japanese entertainment to be just that. Japanese. </editorialize>
It’s the route everyone’s been clamoring for. Wait no more! We proudly present episode 25, the DVD-only episode featuring the remaining route, the one involving the Fujibayashi sisters, notably Kyou.
It’s a conundrum so complex, it’s best if you just watched the show. It’s a nail-biter from start to finish! It’s up in the usual spots, so go get it!
At long last, we have release the first twelve episodes of CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~!
They are in batches on the torrent tracker, but most torrent clients will allow you to download and/or prioritize individual files. You can also get them individually from the bot. Pack numbers are in the topic.
Thanks for bearing with us!
I know you’ve been supporting and cajoling us about widescreen episodes.
I have some good news to report.
We are gearing up to release the first half of the series very soon.
We are also waiting on the final volume so we can conclude the series as well as give you Kyou’s route, which a lot of people have been anxious to watch. So keep an eye out on this space very soon for cool things to come!
Additional note: The H.264 release is a “scope” release, meaning it’s anamorphic, whereas the Xvid release will be “flat”, meaning the in-file and on-screen aspect ratios should match.
Sorry about the brief absence of the domain. This and that happened in real life where I couldn’t make the payment for the domain on time, but we’re back!
Anyway, we are still gearing up for the widescreen versions. We managed to get a clean version of the first of several versions of the closing sequence, so we can do credits like we did for CLANNAD.
I’ll make the call again: If you’d like to help scrutinize our scripts for the DVD releases, please drop by our channel, #sprocket-hole on irc.rizon.net.
Thanks for hanging in there with us!
Ordinarily, you wouldn’t see Kana get within a gnat’s hair of Chiaki.
However, today, Chiaki clings to Kana like Krazy Glue. What’s with her? Find out on episode 13, the final episode, of Minami-ke Okaeri!
Tomoya tells the story of how he and Nagisa meet in episode 24 of CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~, the final episode in what has to be my favorite Key work to date. Thanks for sticking with us for this long!
Now that we have a clean opener (we more or less wrote off hoping for a clean closer when they started messing with the closers as they added characters to it), we hope to start working on the DVD version soon, though we’d like to put a call out there to those who are experienced with checking Japanese translations to make sure they’re kosher. If you’d like to join up, please join #sprocket-hole on irc.rizon.net and if I’m about, please let me know and we can talk.