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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
2020-01-20 Gyu08 RC2 (test)
2020-01-29 GfW50 RC1
2020-02-08 GfW50 RC2
2020-03-02 GfW49 RC1
2020-03-18 GfW49 RC2
2020-03-24 GfW50 RC3
2020-03-29 GfW49 RC3

- Script -
2019-07-31 Gyu08 Typeset RC1
2019-08-01 HCR42 Translated
2019-10-03 HCR42 Editing 75% (stalled)
2019-12-04 Gyu09 Translated
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
2020-02-05 GfW49 Pre-timed (v2)
2020-02-06 GfW51 Pre-timed
2020-02-08 GfW50 Typeset RC2
2020-02-08 GfW51 Translated
2020-02-11 Gyu10 Translated
2020-02-18 GfW49 Translated
2020-02-22 Gyu10 Timed
2020-02-22 Gyu10 Edited
2020-02-29 GfW49 TL updated
2020-03-02 GfW49 Typeset RC1
2020-03-11 Gyu08 Typeset RC3
2020-03-17 GfW49 Typeset RC2
2020-03-19 GfW52 Pre-timed
2020-03-24 GfW50 Typeset RC3
2020-03-27 GfW51 Typesetting 85%
2020-03-29 GfW52 Translating 25%
2020-03-29 GfW49 Typeset RC3

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 2020-03-29
TSing GfW51, TLing GfW52
GfW48 GfW49 GfW50 GfW51 GfW52 Gyu08 Gyu09 Gyu10 HCR42
Translate 25%
Edit 75%
Time
Typeset 85%
Encode (RC1)
QC (RC1)
Update Script RC6 RC3 RC3 RC3
Re-encode
QC
Release

March 25, 2020: GfW49 (RC3) was encoded, near (if not) the final; 11 lines revised since RC2. GfW50 (RC3) was also encoded yesterday (~40 changes).

March 18, 2020: GfW49 (RC2) was encoded.

March 11, 2020: Gyu08 (RC3) is almost ready to encode. We can release it when encoded, unless problems are found in final-checking. There have been 3 revisions since Feb 29 (Mar 7, Mar 9, Mar 11) to tweak a few lines. Perhaps we are a bit too careful, even though because of that we can avoid typos, inconsistencies, grammatical mistakes, and awkward expressions. Recently, in both GfW and Gyu, translation is relatively fast (which is good) but editing/checking/updating is still slow. On the positive side, this gives our translators more free (waiting) time, during which something creative may be done (like helping Stardust with Sweet Mint).

Both GfW49 and 50 have been carefully QCed by multiple QCers. While most lines are already accurate meaning-wise, we can rephrase some of them so that they may sound better. There are several good suggestions in the QC memos, and hopefully GfW49 (RC2) will be ready this coming weekend or around Monday (Mar 16), based on those suggestions. The good news is, the hardest part is already over — namely, translating/typesetting the on-screen newspaper pages in Episode 49.

March 2, 2020: Goldfish Warning! (GfW) Episode 49 “Beware of the School Newspaper / Bad Ox Becomes Good” was typeset and test-encoded as RC1. Though the script (translated text) was created two weeks ago (Feb 18), typesetting took two weeks because the episode has a lot of on-screen text, including four different newspaper pages. This may be the hardest GfW episode to typeset. Anyway, the GfW project is now progressing steadily, faster than before: Episodes 49, 50, 51 are all more or less ready.

We are now more active because a new member, Kaze, joined us in December, 2019; and also Hoshikuzu came back in January, 2020. Kaze is an experienced translator previously working for HnK, who can also edit and QC. Hoshikuzu is the leader of Stardust Fansubs, who had helped us with Gyu before, but was MIA. Stardust Fansubs itself had been inactive for many years — but it’s active again. Stardust and Honobono are now helping each other. In this way Sweet Mint, one of the many projects of Stardust Fansubs, is also soon to be resumed.

February 29, 2020: An updated ASS file (RC3) for Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! Episode 8 was tentatively created. If approved, it’s ready to encode, and hopefully we can release the newly created video (RC3).

February 18, 2020: GfW49 has been translated. Since GfW50 is already semi-ready and GfW51 has been translated too, we should be able to release a few GfW episodes one after another, relatively quickly — quickly for honobono, that is. GfW1 was released 15 years ago in 2005 — that’s so ridiculous it’s almost impressive! The next release is probably Gyu8, though, as it’s now near RC3.

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 is faster and 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. (PS: GfW49 was reassigned to a different translator on February 9, 2020.)

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 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 Yōkoso Yōko; #2 is Magical Angel Sweet Mint.

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.

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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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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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