So. I started working on this little project of ours back in December. I actually started translating this mostly because a few friends of mine really liked what they saw of Abaranger enough with the… um… often nonsensical HK subs that were available. So I decided I’d do something about that. For those of you concerned with us dropping off the face of the earth, don’t worry. We have a little over half the series done already (as of writing this post, we’re working on episode 34). This is primarily why I wanted to wait to start releasing what we had so we had some leeway just in case I couldn’t work on an episode each week. With that said, we have enough for weekly releases for quite a while, so now I can concentrate on finishing the back half of the series up without worrying about it too much.
These releases are done with Bunny Hat’s encodes of the series, so if you already have the raws, just grab the script up there and go to town. ^-^
It doesn’t apply to these episodes particularly, but when we start seeing the Trinoids, I’ll have a little blurb in every release to explain what the three things the Trinoids are made of and how tricky those particular names can be (some of the Trinoid names just make me want to throw my comp at the wall for how hard they can be to make them work in English).
Another fun thing that doesn’t show up in these beginning episodes (but does starting next ep) is Bracchio’s one-liners. I didn’t know of this until yet another friend of mine made me aware of it, but the majority of Bracchio’s one-liners prior to the mecha battle every episode are actually either exact or slightly paraphrased lyrics from other tokusatsu songs. Mostly. I think there’s a few proverbs in there too. And a (slightly paraphrased) quote from an actor.
Lastly, I noticed a few people had some issues with the font with our one-off Toqger release a little while ago. This uses the same style as that, so for those of you who don’t have it, I recommend installing Bell Gothic STD Black, as that’s pretty much the standard font we’ll be using for all of our releases (Link for convenience: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkx37nquk05mhzl/BellGothicStd-Black.otf )
I will admit I haven’t actually seen Gao Soul Forever’s subs of the VS. movies myself, but my partner has and he’s the one who recommended we use the “Dynasaur” translation of “Bakuryuu”. Once I heard it, I instantly agreed. I mean really, it’s practically perfect in every way. For those who want clarification, Bakuryuu is written as 爆竜, which uses the kanji for “burst/blast” and “dragon” respectively. Obviously, the 竜 in this case doesn’t mean dragon, but it comes from 恐竜, dinosaur. So a literal interpretation of this is something like Burstosaur or Blastosaur. I also like Dynasaur because it matches the team attack, Dino Dynamite. 😄
I guess you could say we have interest, yes.
See you guys next week!