/m/subs is a little group that started up when a trip user on 4chan’s /m/ board called “That one UK Windom loving Anonymous” asked around for people willing to sub old mecha anime and toku shows. First was the forum where the first projects were, and are still, organised.


Various people who had their own projects congregated there to offer mutual assistance and so /m/subs was created.

Layzner was the first proper project where the various members pooled their skills together. Most other releases are still solo or 2/3 man projects.

/m/subs staff:


Translators: starseeker, sasword, Iriliane, Chokutsuu
Timer: UK Windom, R-Blade, gunlord
QC: Shinnew, Lost Number


Translators: Ametuchi, starseeker
Timing: gunlord
QC/Editing: Sardien
Encoding: starseeker and Pata

Great Mazinger/Getter Robo/Getter Robo G:

Translation/Timing/Encoding: sasword

Related projects:

Gaiking Legend of Daiku Maryu subfix:

VF-kun and Magenta

54 Responses to “About”

  1. Nordheim Says:

    helloz. first of all i would like to thank you for the awesome serries. plz keep up the great work on it. i am waiting for more eps like a mad man πŸ˜€ i will try to seed as much as possible. /salute

  2. Bandit Says:

    Thank You! You are the greatest people ever for doing this wonderful work, America sucks for not releasing these wonderful classics on video, but thanks to you I can watch all the classic anime mech shows.


  3. Convoymagnus Says:

    Thank you for all you efforts in doing this fantastic work. Have you considered doing Mazinger Z series? it would be great because the only series found to date available for download is one subbed by chinese with very very bad subtitles, hope you consider it, and again thanks for all your work.

    • starseeker Says:

      I think we considered it, but there are a few extra difficulties.

      1) The length: 96 episodes is an awful lot to do (a good 2 years work)
      2) The video/audio quality: For Great Mazinger we have DVD rips with good quality audio. This is a massive help since we translate by ear and are not native speakers.

      It’s just a massive undertaking that we may not do it for a while if at all. Besides, the bad subtitles are funny and you really don’t miss much.

      • MNV Says:

        True story on not missing very much with the Engrish-laden subs. Bought the DVD set. sat through the show from start to finish, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not fluent (or even remotely competent) in Japanese, and IMO you really don’t need quality subs to enjoy Mazinger Z. Or Grendizer. Or any early mecha anime, really.

        When you’re an old school mecha fan for long enough, the whole language barrier thing sort of becomes irrelevant. These shows were for kids, and while I love them, some of the episodes aren’t really Shakespeare and holy balls this comment thread is five years old. Just noticed that.

        … Screw it, I took five whole minutes to come up with this and I’m not wasting it. Congrats on all your accomplishments over the years, /m/subs. Excited for how close you folks are on Layzner. Keep it up and thank you.

        • starseeker Says:

          Was aiming to have all of Layzner done for the 5th anniversary at the end of the month but things haven’t quite aligned right….least we have rough scripts for the remaining eps so the main bugbear’s out the way.

  4. Philip Says:

    @Convoymagnus :

    There is an English subbed version of Mazinger Z. Check out anidb for the exact info.

    @StarSeeker :
    Thank you ! Your work (and all at /m/sub) let me re-experience some of my childhood memory! Is it possible for /m/sub to add Godsigma and Goshogun to your future work?

    • starseeker Says:

      Godsigma is an idea for the future. Main issue would be getting hold of good raws, since there wasn’t a Japanese DVD release. I may end up making some frankenraws out of thr Italian DVDs.
      As for Goshogun, I heard Shin-Getter were interested in subbing that.

  5. Getta robo Says:

    Infinity kudos for your efforts. You have my tomahawk.

  6. Minami Kotaro Says:

    For some reason, I can’t get the subs to work. Any suggestions? Thanks for everything!

  7. regan strongblood Says:

    Hey guys, I do an anime podcast called anime82 and I have already promoted your group on my show urging people to check you out.I worked on the locke the super man release for bakabts fansub group box,I also provided the raws for cosmos pink shock for them.I have a ton of 80s(hard to find) raws, if you ever are looking for somthing you cant find email me!The fact that your subbing layzner make you my heros!!! Please finish Layzner, its one of the best mecha shows. I would also love to interview you guys for my podcast please email me if your interested at reagnstrongblood@gmail.com

  8. Patrice Says:

    Hey! You guys are awesome. For Mecha lovers who cannot get a word of Japanese ( well, 10 at most).. You really are giving us the shows ‘we always wanted to see. Thanks!

  9. m-rayan-2006 Says:

    may I ask a simple question ,please.

    what sort of codc hd 264 do you use for the Episodes of great mazinger ?

    is it x264:DXVA-HD Anime_Toons-HQ or what ??

    thank you very much.

  10. Regan Strongblood Says:

    I have the raw vhs rip of the sunrise mecha racing one shot ova called dead heat
    It is just a short fun ova, only about 45 mintues in lenght.
    If I provided the raw would you gents consider subbing it?
    Its a tuff find and im sure the mecha fans would love it.

    Email me if you will do it.

  11. Scopedog Says:

    Since you guys have shown Layzner and Votoms some love are you interested in doing Taiyou no Kiba Dougram? It got a DVD release for its 25th anniversary, but I imagine RAWs aren’t exactly easy to find given that it is out of print.

  12. ayumu Says:

    hello!!I just want to know why did you stopped uploading great mazinger…only this site was my resource for watching it…

  13. eric gonzales Says:

    hi, where can I download Mazinkaiser vs. general of darknes, subtitled ?

  14. dorkly chair of the institute for space politics Says:

    complete copy of the KR Special 2 hk dvd
    Gunlord asked me to post it, here I guess.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Hello! Thanks for the great effort making these great series available. Will there be anymore updates for Getter Robo G?

  16. Anonymous Says:

    This is amazing, I love you guys.
    Thank you so much!
    I hope you finish the Go Nagai animes soon.

  17. makuton4k Says:

    Guys.. GoShogun.. I need it T_T
    Loving releases tho!

  18. scooby666 Says:

    Hello! How about creating a kickstarter page so we can donate to help fund these projects? I’d kick in $50-$100 to see the Getter Robo G series completed!

  19. Nordheim Says:

    i vote both !! i could kill for either godsigma or goshogun πŸ™‚ its like you offer me to choose between heavens and valhalla. hehe i believe you guys should do whatever you enjoy more but if you are open to any sugestions i would vote for video senshi lazerion also πŸ™‚ anyway its up to you . i am glad you exist as a team and i am rly happy that a group like your is out there alive kicking with old school mecha. hails from greece \m/

    p.s. cant wait for the rest of layzners to come out πŸ˜€ keep up the epicness.


  20. Anonymous Says:

    Hey! Thank you for all your hard work! Keep’ em classic anime coming! Anyone who can point me in the right direction for those 4 awesome Layzner BGM soundtracks? The megaupload links aredead long time…Thanx

  21. Pokkuru Says:


    I’ve noticed your group translates a lot of old-school mechas. Do your group also take subbing requests, perchance? I happen to have gotten hold of a high quality torrent of the, as of yet, untranslated classic Sei JΕ«shi Bismark that I’ve been seeding ever since with my 100/100 mbit/s connection almost 24/7.

    Would that be an interesting project for you? I know that I, for one, would love to have that anime subbed =)


  22. Cyberra Says:

    Sorry to bug you, but I am so glad that you’ve resumed work on Goldran πŸ˜€ I am very eagerly waiting for more.

    Would it be okay for me to ask if you’d consider picking up the Brave Command Dagwon series at some point, too? There was another group working on it, and it’s subbed up to episode 17, but there have been no new subbed episodes in more than 6 years, and the sub group seems to have vanished.

  23. aditya Says:

    Hey Guys ! Can u please Give me Heavy Metal L – Gaim Subtitles Please Please …. I Have DVD Source of it and I want to Upload it with your Subs So please can u Give me on my email address !

  24. aditya Says:

    Thank YOu very much Guys !!

  25. Wendy Says:

    Hey, your subs are very great. x3 I wanted to ask if you could sub Tanoshii Muumin Ikka Bouken Nikki? that would be so awesome. ^^

  26. saar Says:

    Thank you guys a lot. I’ve seen your release of The Lensman movie, which i saw as a little kid and loved it. I’m waiting for your release of the TV series!

  27. M.D. Chaos Says:

    just wondering, Do you guys plan to tackle Goshogun? I don’t think it should be too difficult considering it’s only 26 episodes long.

  28. Squiggly Says:

    I’m afraid I’m not sure how else to contact the folks at /m/subs aside from just via comments here, but I’ve been looking for a subtitle group that might be interested in tackling the wacky old anime “Golden Bat.” I’ve been in contact with Nanto over at the Skaro Hunting Society about it, too, and I believe he’s working with /m/subs on the Lensman series. I’ve got the entire Golden Bat series in H.264 format, sized 720x576px. Please do let me know if you’re interested! πŸ˜€

  29. magidkaiser2013@gmail.com Says:

    Hi,when you gonna complete great mazinger series ? it’s been along time since you post last episode

  30. Anonymous Says:

    I’m the dude from 4chan who wants to get the complete Dancouga Requiem for Victims OVA subbed. I was thinking one of us skim through the episodes and find the right lines, find someone to translate anything new then edit everything together with both of us implementing about 30 minutes worth of footage each. My question is whose translation would we be using?

    • Anonymous Says:

      My email is diobrando62@yahoo.com. Sorry, I’ve never used wordpress to comment before.

      • starseeker Says:

        The best place is to drop by our forum or Discord, links are in the sidebar on the main page. I was under the impression there’s only ever been one translation for the TV series and Requiem, and that’s from the very old official release.

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