Hey guys! Thought I’d give a shout-out to our friends at Alpha Numbers:
They’ve just released episode 13 of Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer, which you can get here:
Give our fellow fansubbers some support and enjoy!
And here we have another episode of Baxinger, in which the plot begins to kick in, and the mandatory ineffective Earth government gets introduced.
TL notes I should probably have done earlier but forgot.
As previously stated, the setting is the Bakumatsu in space. This makes our team of lovable rogues based on the Shinsengumi, with their snazzy blue coats.
This means that the J9-II members are based on individual members.
The Domestic Bakouf is based on the Bakufu, aka the Tokugawa Shogunate
We also get introduced to a Saito this episode, who is based on Saito Hajime
Should be enough infodumping for one post.
Well I bet you we’re expecting this, ey? A year’s worth of polite nagging e-mails paid off.
Anyways, here we have Baxinger, the 2nd of the J9 series. 600 years after the end of Bryger and the planetary re-organisation that ensues, Earth is orbited by 30 odd new planets. But this new frontier is wild and lawless. In this world a new J9-II team forms to bring some degree of order and, of course, make money.
Translator notes for this ep:
The setting is loosely based on the Bakumatsu period of Japanese history, when the existing Shogunate government collapsed due to a mixture of internal pressures and the intervention of European powers. I’ll go into more detail as things come up.
The term translated as “Gale” in “Galactic Gale” is 烈風 (reppuu). The first character on its own 烈 (retsu), meaning violent, extreme etc; is what’s on their flag, and romanised as “letsu”, shows up in the combination sequence.
Layla’s roadname is something of a pun. It’s “fushichou”, but instead of the expected 不死鳥, which is ‘immortal bird’ or ‘pheonix’, instead it’s 不死蝶, which is “immortal butterfly”. It was decided to render it as “The Immortal” to try and preserve some of the meaning.
Also yes, the J9-II crew have the same VAs as the J9 team did. Stecken is Issac, Sama is Bowie, Billy is Kid (this one’s really obvious), Layla is Omachi and Three-J is Pancho Poncho. Don Condor’s a new character so has no equivalent. The 2 kids also share their VAs with the 2 kids in Bryger.
To quote Nanto from TSHS:
Here’s the first episode of Giant Gorg, one of two episodes that was storyboarded by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko himself. The first eight episodes were subtitled by the Bro-Lord team at mSubs, but as promised Ametuchi and I are working on minor revisions to them.
If you’re not already aware, The Skaro Hunting Society have been doing the rest of the series with Ametuchi, so pop by and say thanks if you like the show.
After a good 2 years of finding anything to do but work on this, here’s a new Raideen episode.
Big thanks to the anon from 4chan who timed and did that rough crabstick sub for me to hack into something sensical and compare to my 2 year old notes for the first half of the ep (past me’s draft was bizzare), and to DLKfor volunteering to QC this mess after fighting off Layzner’s timing gremlins and discovering first hand how different Raideen is from Layzner in terms of script writing, and Luurah (sorry for forgetting to put you in the credits). This episode may be a little rough around the edges, but it’s out and when things calm down IRL I can release more eps.
So enjoy the double dose of stupidity where people don’t tell each other something really important and manage to forget basic training.
Previous episodes can be found here: