Gyrozetter 44

September 1, 2015 by

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More fun at the Arcadia grand-prix, it’s not even a two-parter, it’s gonna be a three-parter. Enjoy more Eraser shenanigans and proof that Arcadia really suck at doing background checks.

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Notes for this ep:
The team Hakata Dontacks are a reference to the Hakata Dontaku festival in Fukuoka. Dontaku being the Japanese rendering for the Dutch zontag literally meaning ‘Sunday’ but borrowed to mean a day off work.

Yakisoba is a type of fried noodles usually with oyster sauce.

Because Anonyneko was so insistent, spelling of Ace’s mech as shifted to Kerbeizer, the earlier occurences of the name will get V2s for the batch.

SF Shinseiki Lensman

August 17, 2015 by

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Side projects are fun. This is a subbed version of the 1984 Lensman film which did get a dubbed American release, but we don’t think there’s much of a subbed release out there.

As 80s sci-fi films go, it’s not bad, tad generic and Star Wars-influenced; but if you’ve read the Lensman book you’ll probably be going “that wasn’t in the book!” for the best part of 2 hours. Also some very early anime CG as shown in the screencap. The theme song is still the best part of it though. Starship, ride on with me~.

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The torrent contains extra goodies such as the soundtrack, a synthesiser remix album of the soundtrack, some video clips about the CG, some of the commercials, music videos for the theme song, as well as scans of the tie-in comic, poster, boxes of the model kits and the covers of the novels.

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Credits list is rather long due to the storied history of this project so it’s below the cut. Crowdsourcing is fun.

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Gyrozetter 43

August 16, 2015 by

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Apologies yet again for the delays, got sidetracked by side projects. Also couldn’t typeset everything due to space constraints.

Enjoy the race queens in all shapes and sizes as well. And lots of previous episode cameos.

This is the first of a multi-part arc, so stay tuned.

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Notes:

Dosanko is a breed of horse native to Hokkaido, and is often used as a nickname for people from there, like calling a New Zealander a Kiwi.

Celestial Maiden was how we decided to translated 天女 (ten’nyo) which you may have heard in other contexts.

The Penry’s attacks use very royal verb forms and pronouns. We tried to handle it with graceful language and abuse of the Royal We.

Gyrozetter 42

July 26, 2015 by

Dat ass

Apologies for the delay, stuff came up.
Anyways, it’s the beach episode. Well, tropical island episode really, proving that pith helmets and khaki shirts are shorthand for explorers the world over. Also I suspect this episode was animated by the C team, there’s a lot of off-model stuff. Also terrible, pain to translate Touma puns.

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Gyrozetter 41

June 29, 2015 by

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This week it’s another city trip. This time round it’s Kyoto, cultural and historical capital of Japan, full of temples and shrines, and of course, local specialities. Was this show sponsored by the tourist board or something? Otherwise, the usual cliches about learning from wizened old men apply. And Touma gets trapped in a closet. There’s probably some meaning to that.

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L-Gaim OVA skits

June 21, 2015 by
Girls with guns

Girls with guns

These aren’t the OVAs proper, which are recaps (1 and 2 are recap, 3 is new and we already did it), these are little 3 minute skits that go at the end. The first one is Lady Gablae, in which Gavlet Gablae has a cunning plan. The second one is Pentagona dolls and is basically women’s wrestling, with all the fetishy subtext that entails.

I don’t envy Ametuchi translating these though, a 3 minute skit should not have 80 lines of dialogue, and thanks to Gunlord for helping to time it. To compare, a fairly light 20 minute mecha show ep runs to about 240 lines. Something heavy and wordy may hit 400 lines.

Should be more Gyrozetter next week assuming no new disasters.

Lady Gablae
Pentagona Dolls

Gyrozetter 40

June 14, 2015 by

Dynamic Posing

Apologies for the delays, real life drama problems. This episode we get the appearance of Albaros, who I believe was featured more in a tie-in 3DS game that sold atrociously. Also more time-travel related hijinks. Enjoy

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Notes
The Red Brick Warehouses are actual landmarks in Yokohama port.

Gyrozetter 39

May 31, 2015 by

Villainous posing

This ep’s very much a backstory ep, explaining how Kakeru’s parents met, how Xenon was founded, and we discover the real name of the resident glasses guy.

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Notes for the ep:

The ‘King of Terror’ is a reference to one of the ‘prophecies’ of Nostradamus (Finding non-loony sources for this is irritatingly hard).
Chuka Soba is another name for ramen.

Gyrozetter 38

May 17, 2015 by

Now I wonder who the designer could be

It’s another trip to a big Japanese city and sample the cultural cliches. And stop whatever plot brings Xenon to the area by utter coincidence. Though we do get one of the Obari mechs this ep. This time round it’s Hakata, a city on the north end of the westernmost of the main islands, Kyushu. Also consider yourself spared that I didn’t try and handle the Kyushu accent as something West Country, because it did get considered.

Probably not gonna be an ep next week though, buffer’s running a bit thin and I’ll be away for the weekend.

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Notes for this ep:
Hakata is a part of the city of Fukuoka in northern Kyushu.
Tonkotsu ramen is ramen with a stock based on pork bones. It’s a speciality of Hakata.
Sara Udon, is a noodle dish from Nagasaki.
Chanpon, another noodle dish from Nagasaki based on Chinese cuisine.
Sakurajima, Large volcano near Kagoshima, on the southern end of Kyushu.
Mount Aso, a large active volcano in central Kyushu.

If I forgot anything, feel free to yell at me in the comments.

Gyrozetter 37

May 10, 2015 by

Drifting time

I’m surprised it took a show about CG cars this long to make references to the most famous show with badly rendered CG cars, otherwise known as Initial D, seriously there’s a white Sprinter Trueno driven by a tofu delivery driver (the car and profession of the Initial D protagonist). The text on the side of that car says ’86 Tofu Shop’, because yet more reference, though there wasn’t any Eurobeat, which was a shame.
Anyways, enough about me ranting about Initial D, enjoy the episode.

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