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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)
2021-07-06 BoDv2 RC5
2021-08-20 Gyu08v2 Released
2021-08-20 Gyu09 Released
2021-11-20 Gyu10 Released
2021-12-23 YY01 Released
2022-03-21 Gyu11 Released
2022-04-27 YY02 Released
2022-11-13 HCR43 Released
2022-12-02 YY03 Released
2022-12-20 Gyu12 Released
2023-01-28 YY04 Released
2023-05-16 YY05 Released
2023-06-18 YY06 Released
2023-07-16 Gyu13 Released
2023-08-11 Gyu15 RC1 (Test)
2023-08-26 YY07 Released
2023-10-18 Gyu15 RC2
2023-11-12 Gyu14 Released
2024-01-06 Gyu15 RC3
2024-01-14 YY08 Released
2024-07-06 Gyu15 RC5

- Script -
2023-04-27 Gyu15 Translated
2023-04-29 Gyu16 Translated
2023-05-05 YY09 Timed
2023-05-20 YY09 Translated
2023-06-28 YY10 Timed
2023-07-18 YY10 Translated
2023-07-22 Gyu15 Timed
2023-08-11 Gyu15 Typeset RC1
2023-09-18 Gyu15 RC1 Edited
2023-09-19 YY11 Timed
2023-09-21 Gyu15 RC2
2023-10-19 YY11 Translated
2023-12-20 Gyu15 RC3
2024-01-20 Gyu15 RC4
2024-06-08 Gyu15 RC4
2024-07-08 YY09 Typesetting 60%

Current Projects

*
Goldfish Warning!
(1991–92)

*
Hime-chan’s Ribbon
(1992–93)

*
Fushigiboshi no ☆
Futagohime Gyu!

(2006–2007)

*
Idol Angel
Yōkoso Yōko

(1990–1991)

*
Minky Momo: The Bridge
Over Dreams
[v2]
(1993)

[Old Projects]

Files

MPC-HC (clsid2)
MPC-BE (GitHub)
XySubFilter-pf | XySubFilter
LAV Filters


Status as of 2024-07-08: Gyu15 Prob. Ready to Release; Typesetting YY09
BoDv2 YY07 YY08 YY09 YY10 YY11 Gyu12 Gyu13 Gyu14 Gyu15 Gyu16 HCR43 HCR44
Translate
Edit 25%
Time
Typeset 60%
Encode (RC1)
QC (RC1)
RC 5 5 4 3 5 4 5 5
Re-encode
QC ...
Release

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* January 14, 2024

Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 08, “A Wonderful Handmade Loft” was released. Actually this file was created in November, 2023; final-checking took a long time.

* November 11, 2023

It is planned that we will release Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 14, “Mysterious Tour ☆ Beyond the Sealed Door” this weekend (November 11 or 12, 2023). This is such a fun episode. Mō chotto matte ne!

PS (Nov 12): It’s out! Released today.

* August 26, 2023

Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 07, “The Lonely God of the Town” was released. Currently, though, the file is only available from EdK and from the XDCC bot in our channel.

PS (Aug 28): The file is now available on TT/Nyaa. Enjoy!

* July 15, 2023

Fushigiboashi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 13 is out. Kind of. It’s listed on EdK, and to be added to TT/Nyaa later. [PS (July 16): It’s now there.]

* June 25, 2023

The script for Fushigiboashi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 13 has been almost finalized. If everything goes well, Episode 13 is expected to be released in late June or early July. Episode 14 might be released (relatively) soon after that. The next release after Gyu 13 will be Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 07, though, since it is near final.

* June 18, 2023

Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 06, “Resound!  Violin of the Heart” is out (23:21 UTC).

* June 14, 2023

We’ve been unable to update our proper home page honobono.cc since around the end of May, due to a technical reason. [PS: The problem was fixed on June 18.]

Anyway, we are actively working on Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime 13, which is almost ready to release but final-checking is necessary before that. Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime 14, a surprisingly fun episode, was also test-encoded and currently being QCed. Yōkoso Yōko 06 has been ready to release since like two weeks ago; unfortunately, the person in charge of actual release process is simply being busy IRL. Yōkoso Yōko 07 is near ready too!

Read more.

* May 16, 2023

We released Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 05, “Midnight Live Show”. Well, the torrent is on EdwardK at least, though not yet visible via TT (as of 23:00 UTC).

Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 13 is now also near-ready, as well as Yōkoso Yōko 06.

PS: YY05 was properly released. The official release date: May 18, 2023 (1:30 UTC).

* May 12, 2023

We are about to release Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 05, “Midnight Live Show”. Yōkoso Yōko 06 is also almost ready. Yōkoso Yōko 07 is half-ready.

Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 13 had been translated and QCed long ago but the editor in charge is being inactive now. Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 14–16 were already translated too (still to be checked).

So we’re preparing several episodes in parallel, hopefully being able to release one after another once the “queue” is unstuck!

Older news


January 14, 2024 — OUT: Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 08

A Wonderful Handmade Loft

Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko - 08 [h-b] (E9E56638).mkv
SHA256: 2A05D0CB6E7A68C929E863B3D5A2F189E939C805FE0D808E35F4AAD6465151F8

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The bit character in this last picture is a cameo of Matsuda-sensei from Eriko. The high-rise building depicted in this episode is Tōhō Seimei Building (now renamed to Shibuya Cross Tower); it had been the tallest building in Shibuya until 2012, when the Shibuya Hikarie was completed. The fancy (French) restaurant Kyōko visits was on the highest (32nd) floor. It was named La Rochelle, and closed on September 30, 2011.

November 12, 2023 — OUT: Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 14

Mysterious Tour ☆ Beyond the Sealed Door

File name: Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! (BD) - 14 [h-b] (5AB5CD1B).mkv
SHA256: 992c6b52da7eebd99c4d2b84efad2de61e7c9e9ab3c0258936d7bff2e46ba6c7

This is a fun episode. Enjoy! Maybe we’ll add some info here about the mystic “song” (not right now, to avoid spoilers).

It was released around 1:00 UTC on November 12, 2023. The official release date for reference (the topic update in #honobono on IRC): 2023-11-12T19:45 UTC.

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August 26, 2023 — OUT: Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 07

The Lonely God of the Town

Released via honobono.edwardk.info and on irc.aniverse.com on August 26, 2023; via TT/Nyaa on August 28, 2023. The official release date: August 30, 2023 (11:16 UTC)

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The park depicted in this episode is based on Nabeshima Shōtō Kōen, Shibuya, Tōkyō.

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Note: While the sign in the picture above reads “Shibuya City,” Shibuya is technically a ward (ku) rather than a city (shi), meaning it is one of the 23 special districts of central Tokyo. Tokyo also has quite a few cities in its suburbs, though. For example, Kazetachi City (fictional) from Hime-chan’s Ribbon is based on Kunitachi City, Tokyo (really existing).

July 15, 2023 — OUT: Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime Gyu! 13

Arguing with an Angel ☆ Pyupyu Runs Away

Official release date: July 16, 2023. (The file was already available on July 15, but only on EdK.)

Note: In the preview at the end of Episode 12, it is said that the title of the next episode will be: Arguing with the Angel ☆ Pyupyu Runs Away. But we have changed that to: Arguing with an Angel ☆ Pyupyu Runs Away.

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June 16, 2023 — OUT: Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 06

Resound!  Violin of the Heart

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REPARD (Le[o]pard), a classical music café depicted in this episode, is based on a real such café, Lion (RAION), existing in Shibuya since 1926. Ja.wikipedia has an article about Meikyoku Kissa Lion. The following picture shows REPARD (left) and Lion (photo by 遡雨祈胡).

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The café is only referred to as mise (“shop”) in this episode, not actually called kissa (“café”), let alone meikyoku kissa (lit. “music masterpiece café” i.e. “classical music café”). Nevertheless, we let the Master say “my classical music café” in our translation when originally he just says kono mise (“this shop”), since this fact is rather obvious for the original audience. Similarly, we paraphrased the lines related to jiage-ya (“land shark”) to clarify the original implication. If you want to see the exact original lines, you can switch subtitle tracks to Japanese.

Addendum (June 25, 2023)

Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko - 06 [h-b] (230529A6).mkv

Additional Info:

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Karasawa in Eriko (above) and Katsuragi in Yōko
(Katsuragi in Eriko was Karasawa’s co-worker; maybe they got married and Karasawa’s surname changed?)

June 14, 2023 — Current Status

Our Home Page / Gyu14 Will Be Fun

We’ve been unable to update our proper home page honobono.cc since around the end of May, due to a technical reason. The server for honobono.cc is up, but the page shown there now is an old version from May 26, as we can’t update anything on that server currently. [PS: The problem was fixed on June 18.]

By the way, many of our web pages do not support HTTPS. When you visit our pages, your browser may say that the connection is not secure. Such a warning is very relevant when you’ll have to send sensitive information like passwords or credit card details. Since our web pages are read-only (where you can read about the current status of our projects) and have no edit boxes etc. where you can input information, HTTPS is less relevant here.

(If you are asked to input anything when viewing our website, something is wrong. We have no reason to ask your private info.)

If you are using the HTTPS-Only Mode, your browser may show an Alert because of the above reason, saying something like: “HTTPS version of this page is not available. If you decide to visit the website, you should not enter any sensitive information.

Anyway, we are actively working on Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime 13, which is almost ready to release but final-checking is necessary before that. Fushigiboshi no ☆ Futagohime 14, a surprisingly fun episode, was also test-encoded and currently being QCed. Yōkoso Yōko 06 has been ready to release since like two weeks ago; unfortunately, the person in charge of actual release process is simply being busy IRL. Yōkoso Yōko 07 is near ready too!

May 16, 2023 — OUT: Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 05

Midnight Live Show

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January 28, 2023 — OUT: Idol Angel Yōkoso Yōko 04

Mornings with Tomatoes and Singing

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