This is what I get for not checking sasword’s blog regularly enough.
As the L-Gaim TV series has been licensed, I’m taking down the TV series episode torrents from nyaa. OVA 3 is unaffected so far.
Yes I know it’s US only :(, but I feel it’s only right now there’s an official release.
As of yesterday, /m/subs has existed for 8 years. Or at least our organisation forum has, first releases were a few months after.
So I figured I’d do a status update.
Raideen: releases when I feel like it
Great Mazinger: releases when sasword feels like it.
Lensman: Episode 7 is being worked on, are now past official releases and into multi-gen video copies recorded off the telly in the 80s.
Gridman: temporary hiatus due to translator being busy
Baxinger: Crinn has made contact and is working slowly.
Dragonar: Gunlord should be less busy after the beginning of next month.
Red Baron rips: Dropped due to me not having time and bizzare technical issues.
Daimos: Go ask in the forums, I have no idea anymore.
Feel free to remind me of anything I missed in the comments.
Carrying on from last episode, Kim and Chris arrive on Dzoara, a planet of telekinetically powered ships and friendly people, and learn about a couple who were instrumental in fighting off the first Boskone invasion of the planet. And by this point we have completely gone away from the source books. At least the romance is better handled than in the books…
This was also the last episode that got any sort of home video or laserdisc release. From next episode onwards we’re dependant on Nanto’s hoard of multi-gen copies of VHS recorded off the telly. The next episode preview spliced into this episode is about as bad as it gets according to Nanto. I hope he’s right…
And now we’re on to episode 5 of this adaptation, and we’ve run out of book to adapt, well the final battle hasn’t but this is a 26 episode show…
This time we’re getting some backstory on the Galactic Patrol which differs from the description given in the prequel book First Lensman (which I do not recommend you read unless you like plots about industrial espionage facilitated by the protagonist having an identical double cousin). Also fun with hyperspace, which doesn’t exist as a concept in the book because it’s old enough that the idea of the speed of light being absolute hadn’t sunk in yet.
On the plus side the animation’s getting better so I suppose that’s something.
‘Hey, this film was fun, let’s try and sub it, it’ll be short and easy’, famous last words for this project seeing as it took a year. And yes I know someone else beat us to it in the interim, but I’d started so I’d finish.
Anyways, this is the tie-in film sequel to the tokusatsu show Ultraman Ginga S, which is now on Crunchyroll, along with Ultraman Ginga.