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ほのぼの
Warm and Fuzzy Anime, by the People Who Love Them Most


Current Status
- Video -
(RC=Release Candidate: Usually RC3 or 4=final)
2019-02-16 Gyu06 Released
2019-05-04 GfW47 Released
2019-06-24 HCR41 Released
2019-11-24 Gyu06v2 Released
2019-11-24 Gyu07 Released
2020-01-13 GfW48 Released
2020-01-29 GfW50 RC1
2020-02-08 GfW50 RC2

- Script -
2017-07-24 Gyu08 Translated
2017-08-30 Gyu08 Edited
2017-09-17 Gyu08 Timed
2017-11-05 Gyu08 New raw prepared
2019-07-31 Gyu08 Typeset RC1
2019-08-01 HCR42 Translated
2019-10-03 HCR42 Editing 75%
2019-12-04 Gyu09 Translated
2019-12-21 GfW49 Pre-timed
2020-01-01 GfW50 Pre-timed
2020-01-13 Gyu09 Timed
2020-01-14 Gyu09 Edited
2020-01-19 Gyu09 Typesetting
2020-01-20 Gyu08 Typeset RC2
2020-01-25 GfW50 Translated
2020-01-28 GfW50 Typeset RC1
2020-02-06 GfW51 Pre-timed
2020-02-08 GfW50 Typeset RC2
2020-02-08 GfW51 Translated
2020-02-11 Gyu10 Translated
2020-02-17 GfW49 Translating 50%
2020-02-17 GfW51 Typesetting 50%

Current Projects

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Goldfish Warning!
(1991–92)

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Hime-chan’s Ribbon
(1992–93)

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Fushigiboshi no ☆
Futagohime Gyu!

(2006–2007)

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Idol Tenshi
Yōkoso Yōko

(1990–1991)

[Old Projects]

Files

Media Player Classic (MPC)
MPC-BE = Black Edition
MPC-HC = Home Cinema (clsid2 builds)

LAV Filters = Libav*(ffmpeg)-based DirectShow filters
xy-VSFilter/XySubFilter
madVR (video renderer)

Old Releases
2010-02-02 FH34 Released
2010-02-13 HCR21 Released
2010-02-13 FH35 Released
2010-04-18 FH36 Released
2010-04-22 GfW28 Released
2010-05-17 FH37 Released
2010-06-01 FH38 Released
2010-07-20 HCR22 Released
2010-07-30 GfW29 Released
2010-08-19 FH39 Released
2010-09-01 GfW30 Released
2010-09-30 GfW31 Released
2010-10-17 FH40 Released
2010-11-19 GfW32 Released
2010-12-07 FH41 Released
2010-12-28 GfW33 Released
2011-01-12 FH42 Released
2011-02-16 GfW34 Released
2011-03-31 FH43 Released
2011-04-15 FH44 Released
2011-04-15 FH45 Released
2011-05-01 FH46 Released
2011-05-22 GfW35 Released
2011-06-19 FH47 Released
2011-06-29 HCR23 Released
2011-07-09 GfW36 Released
2011-07-23 FH48 Released
2011-08-08 FH49 Released
2011-10-30 FH50 Released
2011-10-30 FH51 Released
2011-12-02 GfW37 Released
2011-12-06 FH1v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH2v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH17v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH37v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH38v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH39v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH40v2 Released
2011-12-06 FH41v2 Released
2011-12-19 HCR24 Released
2012-01-13 HCR25 Released
2012-01-24 HCR26 Released
2012-02-05 GfW38 Released
2012-03-04 HCR27 Released
2012-03-05 HCR28 Released
2012-03-24 GfW39 Released
2012-03-25 GfW40 Released
2012-04-19 GfW41 Released
2012-05-08 HCR29 Released
2012-06-20 HCR30 Released
2012-07-15 GfW42 Released
2012-08-26 HCR31 Released
2012-09-04 GfW43 Released
2012-12-09 HCR32 Released
2013-03-17 HCR33 Released
2013-03-23 GfW44 Released
2013-06-06 HCR34 Released
2013-07-01 GfW45 Released
2013-07-25 HCR35 Released
2013-12-20 HCR36 Released
2014-03-21 GfW46 Released
2014-05-13 HCR37 Released
2015-01-04 Gyu! SP Released
2016-01-26 HCR38 Released
2016-03-21 HCR39 Released
2016-04-01 Gyu01 Released
2016-12-12 Gyu02 Released
2017-02-25 Gyu03 Released
2017-05-10 HCR40 Released
2017-06-13 Gyu04 Released
2017-09-09 Gyu05 Released
2019-02-16 Gyu06 Released
2019-05-04 GfW47 Released
2019-06-24 HCR41 Released
2019-11-24 Gyu06v2 Released
2019-11-24 Gyu07 Released


Status as of 2020-02-17
TLing GfW49, Updating Gyu08, TSing GfW51
GfW48 Gyu08 HCR42 Gyu09 GfW49 GfW50 Gyu10 GfW51
Translate 50%
Edit 75%
Time
Typeset ... 20% 50%
Encode (RC1)
Quality Check
Update Script RC6 RC2 RC2
Re-encode
Recheck 75% ...
Release

February 8, 2020: Goldfish Warning! (GfW) Episode 50 will probably become ready to release this month. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Episode 49 has not yet been translated at all. This happened because the two episodes were assigned to different translators and, as it turned out, the translator for 50 was faster and is much more motivated [Ep 51 has been already trasnalted too!] while the translator for 49 is a busy person. Nevertheless, chances are Ep 49 will be ready in March, and we can still maintain the average release speed of about 1 GfW Ep per month — which is good enough for honobono, especially considering that a few months ago we were not even sure if we could continue GfW.

As for Mahō no Angel Sweet Mint, perhaps Stardust Fansubs will be able to resume the project. It’s a relaxing good show, an elder sister of Mary Bell, created by the same anime studio. Since it’s not our project we can’t promise anything about it nor can we control it, but the show itself is a good one — warm and fuzzy. For those who only watched the first few episodes of Sweet Mint: it becomes more interesting starting around Episode 13. As Mint says in the preview of the next episode, otanoshimi ni ne!

Our Gyu! releases may or may not become faster. This one is a bit iffy.

HCR is currently being stalled (the editor is not around, perhaps too busy with IRL). If you like HCR and can edit it, please contact us.

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↑ The new Hime-chan no Ribon tankōbon published in 2017, containing five short stories released in 2015–17 and omake pages. Himeko is still a middle schooler but now about to graduate. The human double (as in Daichi for Kamiru, Hibino for Roberia, etc.) of Sei appears.

January 30, 2020: Yōko (Yokyun)’s Pendant:

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January 14, 2020: The Elilin Logo from Idol Densetsu Eriko (left) & the Yokyun Logo from Idol Tenshi Yōkoso Yōko. The two are sister anime created by the same company, directed by the same person.

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The Elilin Logo has three variations, where the small star (“comet”) is red, blue, or green. Eriko has three pendants like this, and tends to wear the red version when she tries to encourage herself, the blue version when she tries to relax. The green version seems to mean “love” as in “family love.” The meaning of the three versions are never explained, though. The Yokyun Logo, on the other hand, has three small stars in itself, and this logo is usually placed in a red hexagram (see the image below). Yōko explains what the three stars stand for: “Wishing,” “Coming true,” and “Shining.”

Unlike in Eriko (which is a traditional, solid show), the theme is expressed symbolically in Yōko: you can fly, if you want to [in other words, “If you move forward, you move forward. If you don’t, you don’t”]. In the Yōko universe, persons or things literally fly, not because someone uses magic, but because they believe that is possible. For an average person, Yōko may be overly whimsical and a bit surrealistic, while Eriko may be overly dramatic, sometimes a bit gloomy. If you are looking for unusual or eccentric shows, you might find Eriko and/or Yōko interesting. If you are looking for less edgy and more family-friendly shows, Sweet Mint and Mary Bell from the same anime studio are highly recommended.

January 13, 2020 (00:23 UTC): We have released Goldfish Warning! 48. [More info]

January 12, 2020: Hoshikuzu (a QCer for Gyu4, a typesetter for Gyu5–8) is back; now editing Gyu9.

December 23, 2019: Our current plan is, ideally releasing one GfW episode per month, and after that (i.e. ideally in six months) we will focus on a new project: Yōkoso Yōko (YY). By the way, check out these two fountain images! One is from HCR41 (the fountain in Kazetachi Kinen Kōen), the other is the real-world counterpart (in Shōwa Kinen Kōen).

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December 18, 2019: If things go well, we might start new project(s) before long. Currently the #1 candidate is Yōkoso Yōko; #2 is Magical Angel Sweet Mint.

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From Idol Tenshi Yōkoso Yōko (1990–91): the sister anime (not a sequel) of Idol Densetsu Eriko, both created by Ashi Pro. + TV Setouchi + Big West and directed by Amino. While Eriko is old-fashioned, dramatic, sequential, and serious, Yōko is experimental, surreal, random, and light-hearted.

November 24, 2019 (19:49 UTC): We have released Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 07.

November 24, 2019 (19:30 UTC): We have released Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 06v2.

June 24, 2019 (18:54 UTC): We have released Hime-chan’s Ribbon 41. The bridge depicted in this episode may be based on a real place (see a separate page for more info).

May 4, 2019 (20:20 UTC): We have released Goldfish Warning! 47. This episode has a few interesting aspects. You can read Translator’s Notes after you watch it!

February 16, 2019: We have released Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 06.

Read more


January 13, 2020 — OUT: Goldfish Warning! 48

Run, Chii-chan! /
Gyopi and Wapiko’s Promise

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Wapiko is so unsuspecting… (Click to enlarge)

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Chitose suddenly feels guilty.
As twisted as she may be, she’s essentially good-natured. (Click to enlarge)

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Aoi keeps Chitose’s secret, remaining silent, but can’t face Shuu straight.
This scene is subtle. Aoi’s complicated expression is shown only momentarily.
Part of him wants to help out “that selfish girl.” Why? He’s not sure himself… (Click to enlarge)

* The game of karuta, Dr. Slump references, and Kyojin no Hoshi references are explained on a separate page: Karuta: Goldfish Warning! 48 Annex

→ More info about [ This release | Goldfish Warning! ]


November 24, 2019 — OUT: Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 07

Mischievous Angels ☆ Commotion in the Town?!

This episode is somewhat like Let’s Make Sweets ☆ Princess Party (Episode 10 of the First Season).

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→ More info about [ This release | Fushigiboshi no Futagohime ]


November 24, 2019 — OUT: Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 06v2

Club Activity ☆ Fine’s Great Fart Experiment

→ More info about [ This release | Fushigiboshi no Futagohime ]

June 24, 2019 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 41

Little Lovers

Little Lovers is a slice-of-life episode. One of its main topics is a realistic problem for little children, but is rarely depicted in anime shows, perhaps because it’s not very exciting nor fantastic (and so not marketable). When the seiyū for Yumeko voices Fake Yumeko (who is actually Himeko), the way she speaks is subtly different (Himeko-ish) — nicely nuanced! Also interestingly, Shintaro and Ichiko (“Icchan”) are voiced by the same person.

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Yumeko & Shintaro (Click to enlarge)

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The Tama River? (Click to enlarge)
More info: The Tama River in Hime-chan’s Ribbon Ep. 41

→ More info about [ This release | Hime-chan’s Ribbon ]


May 4, 2019 — OUT: Goldfish Warning! 47

Play Even When It Snows a Lot /
Give Chii-chan a Nightmare

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* Trivia & Cultural Notes — Translator’s Notes for this episode (GfW47) about various things, including: Animation blooper; Kamakura (snow hut); A hidden message on the stained glass; Nattō; Similarity found in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Ep. 16.

→ More info about [ This release | Goldfish Warning! ]


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