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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
2020-05-02 GfW49 Released
2020-05-13 GfW52 RC1
2020-07-05 GfW50 Released
2020-07-19 Gyu08 Released
2020-08-08 GfW53 RC1
2020-08-10 GfW52 RC2
2020-08-21 GfW52 RC3
2020-08-22 GfW51 Released
2020-08-27 GfW53 RC2
2020-09-02 GfW54 RC1
2020-09-05 GfW52 RC4
2020-09-06 GfW53 RC3
2020-09-09 Gyu09 RC1
2020-09-14 GfW52 RC5

- Script -
2019-08-01 HCR42 Translated
2019-10-03 HCR42 Edited 75%
2019-12-04 Gyu09 Translated
2019-12-20 YY01 Pre-timed
2020-01-14 Gyu09 Edited
2020-02-11 Gyu10 Translated
2020-02-22 Gyu10 Edited
2020-04-04 GfW52 Translated
2020-04-25 GfW53 Pre-timed
2020-05-10 GfW53 Translated
2020-05-12 GfW52 Typeset RC1
2020-05-29 GfW54 Pre-timed
2020-07-19 HCR42 Editor change
2020-07-30 GfW54 Translated
2020-08-02 YY01 Translated
2020-08-08 GfW53 Typeset RC1
2020-08-10 GfW52 Typeset RC2
2020-08-11 YY02 Pre-timed
2020-08-15 YY02 Translated
2020-08-16 Gyu09 Typeset RC1
2020-08-20 GfW52 Typeset RC3
2020-08-27 GfW53 Typeset RC2
2020-09-01 GfW54 Typeset RC1
2020-09-05 GfW52 Typeset RC4
2020-09-06 GfW53 Typeset RC3
2020-09-14 GfW52 Typeset RC5

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 Angel
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)


Status as of 2020-09-18
GfW52 Waiting for Approval / GfW53 Preparing RC4
GfW48 GfW49 GfW50 GfW51 GfW52 GfW53 GfW54 YY01 YY02 YY03 Gyu08 Gyu09 Gyu10 HCR42
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September 14, 2020: Goldfish Warning! (GfW) 52 RC5 was created. We should be able to release it soon, hopefully in several days.

September 7, 2020: (1) Goldfish Warning! (GfW) 52 RC4 was created on Setember 5, and now being final-checked by the editor. There are going to be a few minor edits, giving it a final touch, and perhaps we can release RC5 this coming weekend (Sept 12–13). (2) GfW53 RC3 has been also encoded. This too seems almost ready; we’re going to have to final-check it and (probably) will re-encode it (RC4). (3) GfW54 (the last episode) RC1 was test-encoded several days ago. This one hasn’t been QCed yet and typesetting is still incomplete in a few places. Maybe RC2 will be created in a week or so. (4) Gyu09: still waiting for encoding. [PS: RC1 was encoded on Sept 9.] (5) Gyu10: to be typeset soon.

Also, we have a plan to do Minky Momo: The Bridge Over Dreams (BoD) v2. The v1 was multisubbed in 7 languages in 2007 using XviD+Vorbis. The v2 is probably going to be x264+AC3 for better visual quality, and with a few (minor) translation fixes. Currently, 4-language multisubbing (English, Japanese, Dutch, and Italian) is planned. If you like BoD and interested in the possibility to add subs in your language (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, etc.) feel free to contact us or join #honobono @ irc.aniverse.com!

August 22, 2020 (23:23 UTC): We have released Goldfish Warning! 51. [More info]

August 9, 2020: We are already translating Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko (YY) pre-emptively, though only God knows when we can release the first episode. Its sister show (アイドル伝説えり子 — lit. “Idol Legend Eriko”) is called variously in English — Legendary Idol Eriko (by NeXT, and by Kirion), Eriko, the Legendary Idol (by Ashi Productions itself), Idol Densetsu Eriko (by KiteSeekers-Licca). Similarly, the title of this show (アイドル天使ようこそようこ) could be translated as “Angelic Idol Yōkoso Yōko” or “Idol Tenshi Yōkoso Yōko,” though we’re going to call it Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko. Yōko is the heroine of the show; the word yōkoso (literally meaning “welcome”) sounds like Yōko, obviously a pun intended.

While Eriko is rather serious, Yōkoso Yōko is capricious, light-hearted, and eccentric. The two shows may look somewhat similar, though: both directed by the same person (Amino Tetsurō), created by the same anime studio (Ashi Productions). Elilin herself makes cameos in many YY episodes. Ijūin-san from Eriko is one of the regular characters in YY too. The story was created by Shudō Takeshi, an out-of-the-box writer best-known for Pokémon anime s1 and Mewtwo Strikes Back!, though among otakus, perhaps better known as the author of Minky Momo, the historic starting point of the 2nd-generation magical girls. Yōkoso Yōko itself is sometimes called “magic-less magical girl anime.” The two main VAs are Kanai Mika (Wapiko in GfW) and Hayashibara Megumi (Musashi [Jessie] in Pokémon, Ayanami in Evangelion, Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop, Momo in the 2nd Minky Momo).

July 19, 2020 (22:10 UTC): We have released Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! 08. [More info]

July 5, 2020 (11:50 UTC): We have released Goldfish Warning! 50.
This episode was actually encoded more than two weeks ago. Final-checking took longer than expected. [More info]

May 2, 2020 (19:47 UTC): Finally we have released Goldfish Warning! 49. [More info]

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

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

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August 22, 2020 — OUT: Goldfish Warning! 51

Valentine’s Day Is Scary /
The Day Aoi-chan Leaves

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Pure white birds symbolically flying away — a Dezaki-esque expression (if you have Rose of Versailles, check e.g. eps. 19–20) but more delicate.

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Incoming light rays and a shadow of the bird momentarily passing over Chitose’s face…

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


July 19, 2020 — OUT: Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 08

Tiny Solo’s ☆ Big Determination

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


July 5, 2020 — OUT: Goldfish Warning! 50

Super Hostage Wapiko /
Movie Star Chii-chan

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


May 2, 2020 — OUT: Goldfish Warning! 49

Beware of the School Newspaper /
Bad Ox Becomes Good

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The joke is, Chitose’s mom says she “just got back from Switzerland,” yet for some reason
she brings back “a specialty of Nagoya” as a souvenir — her story doesn’t add up.
Uirō is a sweet cake made of rice flour, indeed a specialty of Nagoya, though fried-shrimp flavored uirō is unrealistic.
As an additional joke, ebifurai (“fried shrimp”) is written as ebifuryā in a (fake) Nagoya accent:
“Japanese comedian Tamori once joked about Nagoya dialect such as ebifuryaa […],”
“but restaurateurs in Nagoya took advantage of the joke and ebifurai became one of Nagoya's specialty foods.”
For more info, see ja.wikipedia: エビフリャー.

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


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.
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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.
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* 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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More info: The Tama River in Hime-chan’s Ribbon Ep. 41

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


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