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Happy Holidays! - randall - 2011-12-24 19:12:05
Ayu wishes everyone a blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)
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Zombie Release! - jakkarth - 2011-07-29 07:40:49
So what if we're slow! We're zombies!

HiguKai 15 is out, get it while it's still warm.
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - DVD - ep. 14 is out - [P]ako - 2011-01-02 22:07:11

Let's start the new year with a long awaited release... What?  You haven't been waiting for more Higurashi? Are you kidding me? Oh well, your loss.

I know you will ask and I will answer you ahead of your questions. The release proves we are still alive, as a group, that is. We will finish the series, just don't expect us to be faster than an old and decrepit sloth. Our deadline to finishing the fansubbing of the series is set to any time before 2012, when according to the Mayan calendar the world will come to an end. Finally, any further delays should be blamed to Jakkarth.

Have a great 2011!

Your ever slower Ayu Staff

 

 

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Higu 12 and 13! - jakkarth - 2010-04-09 07:00:12
Heh, just kidding about the porn.

Once again, it is April 9th, and that's a special day for us here at Ayu. One snowy summer day back in 2004, a few geeks with no social lives banded together to translate... something. And that April evening, Ayu was born, with a dedication to being the first group to get subs out the door even if they sucked. We've come a long way since then. Now our subs suck and are slow!

And, since we've died as a group now, you can consider all releases henceforth to be zombie releases. Thanks for flying Ayu!
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Translators Needed for PORN! - randall - 2010-03-27 23:19:38
If you are a Japanese to English translator and you are sincere in wanting to help revive Ayu once again, please kindly contact us at #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net or use the Contact Us form and write to us.

We only seek for committed and reliable translators who are really keen in helping us bring high quality subbed animes to the non-speaking Japanese audience out there.

As part of our efforts to bring new staff and interest to our group, we're switching from subbing regular series to doing porn exclusively! Suggest your favorite H-series in the comments below! We're dropping all existing projects to put our full resources behind this new initiative!

Please help to spread the message out there if you wish to see us make a comeback soon! Finally, the high-quality translations you've come to expect from Ayu with the best lolis Japan has to offer!
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Happy New Year 2010 from Ayu Staff - randall - 2009-12-31 11:35:44
On behalf of the entire Ayu team, I would like to wish all of our fans and anime lovers a Happy New Year 2010. Thank you for your loyalty and support and let's hope we will be able to get a translator to pick up new shows in 2010!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep. 11 - [P]ako - 2009-10-14 19:11:22
What is this? A public release? Yes, it is. I can't believe it! Oh wait... I should've known about it... like I work for the fansub and shit. *sigh* Enjoy while it's hot. --Th3 5t4ff
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While you wait... - jakkarth - 2009-09-27 14:17:42
Yeah, we go a long time between releases. As such, most people who rely on us for entertainment value are bored a lot of the time. I just came across this site, so I figured I'd share. Sure, it's not anime, but it passes the time, right? More anime will be coming your way before the next ice age (probably).
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Minami-ke Okawari 13 - END - jakkarth - 2009-09-06 09:32:28
Yet another release from SlowYu. We have been working on this project for so long that I don't even remember the first episodes anymore. The OP theme from the first season makes a reappearance in this episode, and all of the various plot lines are brought neatly to a unified conclusion! Then Spock beams down and Chiaki is exposed as a Klingon spy when the tribbles attack her in a giant pile of fuzzy purring. Kana lights the kitchen on fire! Mako-chan decides to cross-dress full time! Hosaka leaves Japan in search of enlightenment!

Only some of that is true, but probably not the parts you expect! Enjoy this final release of Minami-ke Okawari! We've enjoyed bringing it to you.

We'd also like to announce at this point that we're not going to do Minami-ke Okaeri (aka season 3). We're slow enough on the shows that are actually interesting, funny, and not drawn like shit kthx.


EDIT 1

Batch torrent


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Minami-ke Okawari 12 - [P]ako - 2009-08-17 20:23:29
Don't rub your eyes too hard! We are still alive. We won't just quit, we'll keep on fighting till the end. Cause we are Ayu.


Enjoy the release.


PS This release is not dedicated to Suiton.
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Minami-ke Okawari 11 - randall - 2009-07-07 00:58:02
See. I told you Minami-ke Okawari is coming soon! So here it is! Episode 11 :D

Enjoy and we need TRANSLATORS! Please heeeeeeelp if you can!
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Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 07 - randall - 2009-07-05 22:21:25
Kudos to the Gyagu team for getting another episode out.

Anyhow, it's JULY!!!! A brand new month. Do help to donate if you can. Thanks!
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Minami-ke Okawari 10 - randall - 2009-06-28 08:38:17
No way...

But it is out!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep 10 out - [P]ako - 2009-06-11 19:41:51
What?

Really.
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JSM 09 - randall - 2009-05-07 17:37:53
Here it is. Episode 09 for Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae. Grab them from our usual bots at #Ayu @ irc.rizon.net or grab the torrent.

We need a translator for this series as the translator from StaticSubs, whom we joint with, bailed out. If you think you can help us, please hop on to IRC and message randall or [P]ako. Thanks.

Donation bar has been reset to 0% even though we didn't hit our target last month too. It's been a long while since we hit the target too.

Enjoy!
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Minami-ke Okawari ep. 09 out - [P]ako - 2009-04-21 19:46:55
Don't rub your eyes so hard. It's not a joke, nor some belated April 1st ayu-styled joke. The episode is done and out.

Enjoy.

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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae Episode 08 - randall - 2009-04-11 21:49:22
Okay, episode 08 is out and we are still alive and kicking! Grab it from torrents or bots from the IRC channel.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Charlie! :D:D

So... we are still looking for typesetters - hop on to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and don't forget to donate too!

Thanks!!

Enjoy!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ep. 09 DVD out! - [P]ako - 2009-04-06 18:29:19
As you can see, we are still alive and kicking. Or breathing. Or just showing some kind of signal we haven't crossed the retirement line yet. Anyway, we bring you Higurashi S2 ep 09 (in short) for your enjoyment.

Happy leech


PS We still need recruits and donations and pr0n and... cookies!! Don't forget them, girl scout cookies preferred.
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Ayu's Last Release?! - randall - 2009-04-04 21:46:56
Minami Okawari Episode 08 will be our last release?! before we disband/shutdown/close down Ayu permanently and/or dedicate ourselves full time to pr0n and DFC.

Few contributing factors:
a. Good and motivated translators are almost scarce.
2. Good and motivated timers are almost scarce.
d. Good and motivated typesetters are almost scarce.
8. Good and motivated editors are almost scarce.
%. Donations are all spent on pr0n and DFC.
Three. #Ayu @ irc.rizon.net is a complete set of steak knives for only $19.95!*
4. Good and non-spam comments for news post on our website are outweighed by the awesomeness of the bots who leave us so many great stories about how anime has touched their lives and lead them to purchase large amounts of pr0n and DFC for their friends and families.

What will change our minds? Well, that assumes that we have minds, which as we all know is utter bollox. Even if we disbanded I don't think any of our members would realize it. We'd still just slave away over the anime, releasing an episode a month just like we always have.

Don't remove us from your bookmarks and rss feed readers just yet! At this rate we may make a comeback!

[edited 2009-04-04 21:47:23 to increase funniness content by 628%. Beware the LHC!]

*shipping and handling fees may apply, talk to your doctor today to find out if Ayu is right for you. Ayu should not be taken if you are already on medication for inflamed bowels or hentai addiction. Talk to your doctor if you experience nausia, vomiting, loss of memory, decapitation or death while taking Ayu. Not for sale in Luisiana or Lithuania except where prohibited by law, all rights reserved. Keep out of reach of children and small animals.
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JSM 07 - randall - 2009-03-18 21:40:35
As you know, we have almost 3 weeks of downtime previously as we had to fix some hardware stuff on the server. More money spent :(

Anyhow, so here is the next release for Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae, episode 07!

We are also looking for translators and typesetters to help us with our current projects. Please join #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and help out if you can. Thanks.


Enjoy!
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae 06 - randall - 2009-02-02 01:52:44
First release in February 2009 gives you more Enma Ai action!

Episode 06 is released. Grab it from bots or from our torrents.
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep 08 is out! - randall - 2009-01-30 02:51:18
Okay... more killings!

I'm tired and brain cells are dead. So just grab the episode and watch.


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Baccano DVD 01-13 BATCH - randall - 2009-01-24 23:16:06
So here it is. The batch torrent for Baccano DVD releases.

I urge all of you to GET IT NOW because we will be removing it as soon as Funimation releases their first DVD release on this series.

Donation bar never moves -_-


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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep 07 is out! - [P]ako - 2009-01-24 10:55:17
All right, I don't want to write much for a release post. So, go grab the torrent and enjoy the episode.


--The Staff
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Minami-ke Okawari 07 - randall - 2009-01-23 02:48:21
Minami-ke Okawari 07 released.

Enjoy and do help donate.


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Baccano DVDISO Vol 5 Raw Needed - randall - 2009-01-14 02:13:51
We are urgently looking for BACCANO DVDISO Vol 5 raw file by capper 2p3AyAuFzF.

The hashes for winny can be found @
http://hashdb.com/search.php?q=γƒγƒƒγ‚«γƒΌγƒŽ+DVDISO+05&t=any&p=1&s=u

If anyone can get it or has it, kindly hop on to #ayu-recruits @ irc.rizon.net or visit www.ayu-anime.net

We need it asap. Pls help if you can and don't forget to donate!

Thanks.


EDIT: We've got the DVDISO from Exias. Thanks to him. Support his radio @ http://exinet.co.uk:14000/live.nsv.m3u
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Baccano! DVD ep. 13 draussen! - [P]ako - 2009-01-12 19:43:59
I told ya, it was around the corner. Did you believe me? I bet you did not. Now I hate you, the lot of you.

LOL!

Enjoy the release and pray to Martino.

--The Staff


P.S. Blame Google for the incorrect German.
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Baccano! 12 DVD is outta - [P]ako - 2009-01-10 17:53:07
Yes. After Martino's vacations and exams and college shit, Baccano! 12 DVD can finally see the dim light of the day (fuck, here is as bright as my bold head). Enjoy this release and its DVD quality. We all are hoping 13 will be just around the corner (ep. 13 of Baccano not 13 from House MD, you horny morons).


Happy leeching biatches and help to donate :D


--The Staff
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae ep. 05 out! - [P]ako - 2009-01-06 23:00:54
More of it. Enjoy!

--- The Staff
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Here Comes 2009! - randall - 2008-12-31 20:46:33
Ayu wishes every one of you a happy new year! 2009 will be Ayu's fifth year since we first started out in 2004. We hoped you have enjoyed all of our works so far and we look forward to 2009!

Have a great celebration tonight!

We now have an archive bot aka Ayu[Iriya] provided by Ixtli. You may check the packlist from www.ayu-anime.net/bots.php

Enjoy! ~

Do help donate if you can! :D
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae ep. 04 is out - [P]ako - 2008-12-24 18:17:26
This is our gift for Christmas. Enjoy!

Happy holidays.

Please help donate.


--The Staff
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Radio Station! - randall - 2008-12-21 10:14:20
Just helping someone to advertise his radio station - http://exinet.co.uk:14000/live.nsv.m3u

Do help donate to our target if you can!
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Higu Kai DVD ep 06 and JS Mitsuganae 03 are out - [P]ako - 2008-12-07 22:13:00
Holy fucking flying shit! Two releases! What ever happened to us?

Jokes aside. It's nice to have such a good QC team.

Enjoy the releases.


--The Staff
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Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 ep 06 aus! - [P]ako - 2008-12-03 07:49:07
YAR! (No the pirate attack cry but an acronym for Yet Another Release)

Enjoy the crazyness of this show. Big kudos to our typesetter, he's a brave man.


--The Staff
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae ep 02 released - [P]ako - 2008-12-02 20:44:24
Oh shit! We are releasing stuff! ZOMG!

Enjoy the episode if you were waiting for us.


--TeH Staff
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Greetings - [P]ako - 2008-11-27 09:16:21
Happy thanksgiving! For those who will be celebrating this day, we'd like to wish you to have a good day with your family and/or significant others.


--The Staff
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HIgurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep. 05 is out! - [P]ako - 2008-11-26 19:09:46
Yet another release by us. Amazing. Something witty... say something witty. Gah. Nothing. I am blank.

Enjoy the quality.

--The Staff
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Minami-ke Okawari ep 06 is also out - [P]ako - 2008-11-23 20:56:11
A third release today! Unbelievable!

Don't rub your eyes. Don't. We will be back to our regular release schedule tomorrow first thing in the morning.

Meanwhile, enjoy this new release.



--The Staff
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD eps. 03 and 04 out - [P]ako - 2008-11-23 20:38:51
After some time...

>_>
<_<

Anyway. They are out.


--The Staff
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae ep 01 - out - [P]ako - 2008-11-17 21:01:57
It's out, thanks to our and Static-Subs's staff. Enjoy it, bitches.

With love,

--The Staff
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Did you pray for it? - randall - 2008-11-11 22:52:13
So it is now confirmed... We ARE doing Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae as what many of you wished for.

However, since we have just picked up the project when episode 6 is already aired, we will try our best to catch up with it asap! The wait is worth it!

Expect something soon!

We are still recruiting TLers/Editor/QCer. Do drop by #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net for more details.

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Minami-ke Okawari 05 - randall - 2008-10-28 00:33:11
Wait no more! Episode 5 is ready now! :D
Grab the torrent from our torrents page or hop on to our IRC channel to download them via our xdcc bots.

On a side note, we are still looking for translators (refer to the below recruitment post)

We're still a bit away from our donation target too. Do help if you can.
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Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 ep 05 is out! - [P]ako - 2008-10-26 13:42:41
Now featuring a joint with the fine people of Spoon. Also, Ayu-anime.net will show less wall-of-text as one of anon32's Suiton-related logs will go away.

Enjoy.
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Immediate staff vacancies available! - randall - 2008-10-23 02:01:21
Why are we looking for new fansub staff now?

1. We would like to finish our existing projects.
2. We would like to start new projects for all Ayu fans.
3. We need new and motivated staff who are experienced but yet fresh. (Our staff list is long but many of them have fansubbed for many years and life is moving on for them.)
4. The most important point - We want to keep the Ayu flame burning strong!

The following staff positions available are:
  • Japanese to English translators (2 slots)
  • Editor (1 slot)
  • Timer (1 slot)
  • Quality Checker (1slot)

As all of you should have known by now, Ayu is committed to producing quality fansubbed work, hence we are also seeking for staff who has the same mindset as us to come forward and help revive Ayu.

Join #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net or email us via the Contact Us form for more details. (Pre-requisite: Must know how to use IRC and is on IRC most of the times)

Good stuff spread the best via word of mouth, therefore, I would like all of you to spread this out to your friends, forums, etc.

Also, if you are reading this, do help with the donations if you can!

Thank you for your time for reading :D
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Japanese translators needed! - randall - 2008-10-15 00:16:32
We need translators for the following projects:
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
- Jigoku Shoujo S3

If you are interested in helping us as a translator, hop on to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and message YoshiZumi or Kokizzzle for more details.

We have always strive not to drop any projects if possible, hence do help us spread the word so we can resume work on Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai again.

psyEdit: please help if you can. You wouldn't want me translating this <_<
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Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae - randall - 2008-10-13 21:25:12
Many people have actually contacted us to ask if we will be doing Jigoku Shoujo Season 3 since we have done the first two seasons.

The answer for now is NO, reason being we do not have a translator who is interested in this series.

However, should you know of any translator who is interested in this series can come to us, we will see if we can fansub this series :D

Thanks for flying Ayu ^_^
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Baccano! DVD ep. 11 is out - [P]ako - 2008-09-25 20:13:50
Nuff said.

Leech.

XD

PS Blame Martino, pls kthxby
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Baccano! ep 10 DVD is out - [P]ako - 2008-09-17 00:51:34
Wait no more, it's out.
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Suiton For Presidency! - randall - 2008-09-07 03:10:43
Seems like suiton should be Obama's rival instead of McCain based on the poll on the left.

I'm foreseeing massive comments on this. Fire them right now!

Meanwhile, we're looking for Japanese translators and do donate too.

You might be flying suiton's airway next year........
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Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny 01-12 Batch Torrent - randall - 2008-09-01 02:57:10
Batch torrent is available now. Grab them from the torrents page. With regards to whether Ayu will be picking up Ikkitousen 3rd Season, the answer is No.

Unless we have a translator for that and a team dedicated to doing that, so for now, the answer is still No.

Enjoy :D
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Ikkitousen DD ep. 12 - the end - - [P]ako - 2008-08-31 01:58:41
It's finally out. I believe this project beats our slowest record. I don't have a recollection of when we had started it and how we had gotten involved. Seriously. And I am not a Republican!

Anyways. I want to thank the team (you know who you are) for completing the series. Thank you Conclave, it's been a long and slow bumpy ride.

Enjoy the release.
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Minami-Ke Okawari ep. 04 out - [P]ako - 2008-08-23 14:27:28
No time to come up with something witty to say. So, enjoy the episode.

:)

PS: Are we too fast?

We are also looking for Japanese translators, if you are keen in joining us, pop by #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and message any OPs.
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Minami-ke Okawari ep. 03 out - [P]ako - 2008-08-17 20:22:52
What's that?
A turtle?
A sloth?

No, it's Ayu! Don't rub your eyes, it's for real! No jokes. Not a belated April Fool's troll.  Grab the torrent and enjoy!

We are also looking for Japanese translators, if you are keen in joining us, pop by #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and message any OPs.

-- The Staff

psyEdit: don't expect the next few eps to come out quite so quickly. I've been buried in uni work. Will be freer after Thursday.
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in b4 suiton shirts for sale - [P]ako - 2008-08-16 22:00:57
Proof sent by a satisfied customer:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2768836721_56f318447b_o.jpg

Buy it now!

XD
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Minami-ke Okawari ep. 02 - [P]ako - 2008-08-10 21:29:50
I know! It's too soon! We should've waited 3 more weeks to release it, but here it is. Fresh from the oven.

Enjoy it!

PS: "In b4 Suiton" branded underwear.
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Minami-ke Okawari ep 01 - [P]ako - 2008-08-09 23:49:09
Release dedicated to Toyu-chama and Jakkarth.

Bear with us. I hope this will not be a long ride. Let me dream, okay?

Enjoy this late release.
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YoshiZumi is pregnant - [P]ako - 2008-08-09 21:10:46
Loliko, a lolicon, got our translator YoshiZumi, who is barely legal, pregnant. YoshiZumi's parents haven't heard they are going to be grandparents yet.

More updates coming up.

EDIT 1: in other news, it's raining fish.
EDIT 2: MKV muxing with linux is fun.
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Baccano! 09 DVD - [P]ako - 2008-08-07 20:05:19
Here, another release. Yeah, I was supposed to write something witty, but I am tired and I know Martino will hijack this post anyway. So, I am going to leave that task for him to do.

Enjoy the release.


martino's edit: How did you know I was gonna hijack it?! Anyway, I have nothing good to say so enjoy the episode... Also, I'm a hijacker now...?
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Minami-ke 01-13 Batch Torrent! - randall - 2008-08-01 15:06:45
Minami-ke 01-13 batch torrent available on our torrents page as usual.

There are revised versions for 7 episodes... if you do not have the following files, you should grab the batch torrent for the latest files:

[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_01v2_[720p_H264_MP3][F3CF6D14].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_02v3_[720p_H264_MP3][8565F498].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_03v2_[720p_H264_MP3][BB58343F].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_04v2_[720p_H264_MP3][FC23A377].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_05v2_[720p_H264_MP3][7F68C892].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_06_[720p_H264_MP3][F3D38706].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_07_[720p_H264_MP3][0AB4266F].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_08v2_[720p_H264_MP3][FBC6D1EC].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_09_[720p_H264_MP3][BB48373D].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_10_[720p_H264_MP3][864FC2A6].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_11v2_[720p_H264_MP3][9992F8CA].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_12_[720p_H264_Vorbis][753AA97F].mkv
[Ayu]_Minami-ke_-_13_[FINAL]_[720p_H264_Vorbis][2C0D7F29].mkv



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Minamike 13 FINAL released! - [P]ako - 2008-07-05 22:42:26
ZOMFG!

"Oops, we did it again." Like it is not enough to have one release today. We are proud to announce the release of the final episode of Minami-ke. Many thanks and kudos to the team who made it possible.

Also, I would like to introduce you our new translator, LoneDragon. He/she will be translating the rest of Okawari (otherwise known as Minami-ke S2). So, welcome him/her.

A batch will follow as soon as Psych irons some inconsistencies and polishes the scripts a bit.

Enjoy!
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Baccano! DVD ep. 08 - martino - 2008-07-05 14:55:25
One more done, 5 more to slave off.

P.S. Don't complain about the filesize. It was needed. Also expect some Minami-ke soon. =)


==================
Martino beat me to it but I am hijacking his post:

Another release by us and I am fucking sure I am not dreaming nor have ended up in an alternative reality. Also, don't expect us to keep the current releasing pace for much longer, we will be back to our "normal" schedule soon.

As for the unusual size of the file:

[06/02:17] [@randall] 350mb. file is big man
[06/02:20] [@martino] that's small for keeping grain

As you can see Martino has gone anal about grain retention.

/me hides

Pako out

P.S. Enjoy the release.
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Gyagu Manga Biyori 2 ep 04 released! - [P]ako - 2008-07-02 19:47:40
The unthinkable happened: another release by us. If you are the very few into Gyagu Manga, enjoy this release. If you are not part of that privileged crowd, shut the f*** up Suiton. Just kidding.

We are in dire need of translators. If you think you can help us, please join #ayu-recruits@irc.rizon.net (typo-free irc address) and pester Yoshizumi for a test. He will answer your private messages when he gets to them, so wait for him, just don't pop in there, say "hi" and quit 5 minutes later after writing something witty.
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Ikkitousen DD ep. 11 - [P]ako - 2008-06-28 17:21:32
What the heck is this? Ikkitousen 36 DD...? errr.. Yes, it's another release by us. I am flabbergasted as many of you. And it appears the sky is holding and hell is hotter than ever thanks to global warming. So, it's not that day yet. What day? Don't ask me, I am rambling. No, I am just making stuff up so the post is longer. Seriously. I should get out of the house.

Anyway, we can only hope we'd be finishing the series before 2009. You hear me? Be-fore 2-0-0-9.

Pako out.
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Minami-ke ep. 12 - [P]ako - 2008-06-14 17:16:50
It's been a while since last time we had released something. So, here you have the penultimate episode of this fine series. Go and grab it while it's still hot. Enjoy!

Expect the last episode to be released sometime around the next time a cat is rolled over in a highway. :)


martino's edit: If you can't wait for us to release Baccano 14, 15 and 16, which by the way may never come since key members just haven't found the time to work on them, just get the other group's releases. The TV stuff being redone for DVD is mainly stuck on me, so have fun waiting. :)

martino's edit2: Maybe not THAT long;
* @[P]ako stabs martino
«@martino» xd
«@[P]ako» stop hijacking my posts
«@[P]ako» xD
«@[P]ako» I will do baccano
«@[P]ako» sat=1.7
«@[P]ako» linedarkener at max
«@[P]ako» and lots of frequency noise removers
«@[P]ako» :x
«@[P]ako» and blur
«@[P]ako» don't forget blur
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Bored... v2 - psych - 2008-06-09 11:32:24
Well, someone asked for another post, so here's another post.

Enjoy.





...

In all seriousness, we have no idea what's happened to our translator for Minami-ke. At this rate, I'll have to do the guessla- I mean translations for eps 4 onwards of Okawari. Or rather, it'll be credited like this:

TL psych: 20%
TLC YoshiZumi: 32074983270485%
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bored - dowhatnow - 2008-05-14 02:03:25
The hell else am I supposed to do?  It's midnight where I live, there's literally nothing else to do.  I'm blogging here.  Why?  Well, aside from randall being a slave driver, I'm bored.

Therefore, I reach out to those of you that reply to entertain me.

plz?
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My gawd!!! - randall - 2008-05-12 04:15:28
Firstly, thank you Pioszak for donating to us.

Secondly, I got full marks for one of my school assignment  :D :D

Thirdly, my gf doesn't allow me to sleep! :( :(

Fourthly, welcome to Ayu! ^_^
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Teaching is...... - psych - 2008-05-10 23:24:03

I just finished my first week of teaching prac. The whole week was spent teaching primary school kids music.

I took a year 1 class the other day, and when I said 'form a circle', one girl came up and attached herself to my leg. I had to tell her 'no, no, we don't need to hug to form a circle, just make a circle'.

...

I've got another 4 weeks of this ._.
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Huffman / Hamming - randall - 2008-05-10 00:02:19
Poor me. I have to do the codings for huffman and hamming encoder and decoder :(

I'm about to dieeeeeeeeeeeee!
So who is a pro in those in c++ :D
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What, you say? - dowhatnow - 2008-05-09 01:34:28
The blog is a lie.
The blog is a lie.
The blog is a lie.
The blog is a lie.
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Well crap. - dowhatnow - 2008-05-05 01:09:39
If you hadn't noticed, I killed the last post.

I apologize.

dowhatnow
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Guess what I've got - randall - 2008-05-04 00:53:07
Protip: It's not a Jar of Dirt.  Of course, I suppose that it could be...

Nah.  This thing I got?  It's even better than a Jar of Dirt. Hell, Chris Hansen's got nothin' on what I got.

Give up?  Three words:  Balls of Steel.

Hail to the king, baby.

randall smells.
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Donations Hit! - randall - 2008-04-20 23:11:02
We have hit our donations target! Thanks to Olle, Anton and Lars for filling up the last portion and even exceeding it. ^_^
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Baccano 07 DVD released! - randall - 2008-04-15 14:23:39
Moar Baccano in DVD versions! ^_^
Hopefully Baccano 08 DVD will be ready soon :D

By the way, thanks to Matthew, Brian, Chris and Joshua who chipped in and sent the donation bar to 82% !!! It has been many months since we last saw an almost full orange bar.

Kudos to all Ayu fans who supported us too!

We are looking for Japanese translators and typesetters. Please help us to spread the word around or recommend to us if you know of any. Either contact us through the contact form or hop on to #Ayu-Recruits and msg one of the OPs there.


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Minami-ke ep 11 out - [P]ako - 2008-04-13 22:43:34

Two episodes left, the next one should be ready in 2 or 3 days. Just don't hold your breath for it.

Please join #ayu-recruits@irc.rizon.net and apply. We are looking for translators and typesetters.

Also, thanks Robin for donating!

 

 

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April 2008! - randall - 2008-04-04 19:43:50
It's the month of April 2008!
That marks our 4th year in fansubbing! ^_^

Donation bar is updated to April.

Edit: Please do not donate any amount below $1, as PayPal charges a fee for each donation. Someone just donated $0.28 and PayPal eats up every single bit of that $0.28 as the fees :(

Edit: Thank you Robin for the donation. Everyone thank him now. We are still a little far from our target though.
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Minami-ke eps 09 + 10 - psych - 2008-03-30 01:57:51
After a long bout of lazine- *cough* real life matters, we've finally got it together to bring you a double release of your favourite 3 sisters.

Enjoy!

P.S. As usual, we are still looking for new staff and only $15 for the whole month of March :(
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Baccano! 06 DVD - [P]ako - 2008-03-25 23:09:55

Here you have more Baccano! while we hunt down Orochitux. He has some QCs to do before we could release more stuff.

And also we need more staff. If you think you can help, please, join #ayu-recruits@irc.rizon.net and ask an OP.

Moi.


martino's edit: OK, so the corrected version is out, where the CRC should be 88AC6711. If you have downloaded the corrupt file, then you can just torrent the new one over it and let it overwrite the corrupted blocks, thus saving you from having to download those 233MB again.

Also for those wondering, 14 is being worked on, and will be released when it is ready. Therefore stop whining. Thanks.
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Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny 10 - randall - 2008-03-14 01:48:41
Yes. You're not seeing stars. Here's episode ten of Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny.
Kudos to those who waited for us or who are going to archive our copy :D

-Updated donation bar to reflect March. Thanks to Aguayo for being the first donor in March. But today is 13 March :(
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Baccano! DVD Episode 05 - randall - 2008-03-12 14:25:55
Another release. Bacano DVD 05. Grab them from the usual places.

We are also recruiting for the following positions:
- Japanese to English Translators
- Typesetters (SSA/ASS/AFX)

If you are keen, kindly proceed to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net for more details. Thanks.
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We are alive yet again ^_^ - randall - 2008-03-03 07:42:28
Server problems after problems. Enough said. Here's Minami-ke 08.
Grab torrents from torrents page or hop on to our IRC channel to grab it from XDCC bots.

Our donation bar reads February with 25.16% but it is March now. ~_~
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Revival from the dead! - randall - 2008-02-21 01:29:39
We revived! Server-wise. Why it took so long? Simply because there are useless techs who ate money from us but didn't know how to get things fixed. Not one, not two, many techs/companies -_-   Waste of money seriously. Sigh

Anyway, things should be up as normal as it can be.
Torrents and the tracker are working as usual, so just run your torrent again to get it working.

While the server was down, all our fansub work was put on halt as well, so now we shall get back on our foot again, give us some time, it's a busy period for most of us now.

We'll update again if there's anything :D
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Minami-ke 7 - jongu - 2008-01-24 00:11:11
And who says we are not releasing! First one after the New Year break!
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Bacano! ep 04 DVD - [P]ako - 2008-01-19 16:09:24

I know things are going slow on our end, some members of our staff are on vacations, for example. But we are working. All of you know what Baccano is about, so there is no reason for me say anything about this episode (like I had done that with any series). So...

Happy leeching and archiving!

--The Staff

 

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Minami-ke 6 - psych - 2008-01-05 06:12:48
After much, much, much delay, we bring you Minami-ke ep 6. I can't remember what it's about (that's an indication of how long ago I worked on it <__< )
2 more episodes should follow, but for eps 9 onwards, you guys will need to wait until the 21st of January, the day after I get home from holiday =D
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First Release of the Year - randall - 2008-01-04 05:45:59
Happy New Year Folks!

Ikkitousen DD 09 is now available!
Enjoy.

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Extended downtime - jakkarth - 2008-01-03 01:44:09
Ok, that didn't really go quite how I was hoping it would. Sorry about the downtime, kids. We had some extended issues with our service providers, but everything appears to be straightened out and should be more or less stable for the new year. Everyone knows we're slow, so it's not like you missed anything other than nothing getting released for two weeks. Just because you didn't see anything here doesn't mean we weren't working though! We've got some releases that are just about finished up and we'll be sending them your way in the next few days, barring further unforeseen idiocy. Akeome!
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Baccano! DVD ep. 03 out - [P]ako - 2007-12-18 20:21:19

More Baccano DVD for you all.

Enjoy!

 

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Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi ep 12 The End - [P]ako - 2007-12-10 20:00:12

It's over kids.

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Zero no Tsukaima - Futatsuki no Kishi ep 11 out! - [P]ako - 2007-12-08 20:14:48

Yup. It's not a dream, it's done, it's approved by our QC'ers and it's now out. Distribution was made possible by Jakkarth, after he fixed some issues with the server (we love you man). There still are things left to sort out  but none of them will interrupt our work.

Enjoy!

 

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Server Woes - jakkarth - 2007-12-06 03:58:53
Ok guys, I know we said we were going to do it at New Years, but here it is December 5th and our server just kicked the bucket. Massive hardware failure. What you're seeing now is the new server that we bought. We are greatly in the hole financially, and would really appreciate your donations. If you read this, and you like our anime, please donate like $5, with more always welcome. Without your donations we can't continue to bring you awesome animes like Baccano and Higurashi. So please, click the button over there on the left and donate whatever you can. Thanks!

Also, sorry to the people who had comments on stories after November 26th. That was the date of our latest backup, and everything changed since then is gone. Comment here again and we love you long time!
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Removal of Shinigami no Ballad - randall - 2007-11-26 08:39:19
We have been contacted by BOST Digital Entertainment to stop distribution of Shinigami no Ballad. Please support licensed series :D

For more information, check out http://bosttv.com


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Baccano! Episode 13 Final - martino - 2007-11-24 09:48:10
So here it is people, the final episode of Baccano!

I'd like to thank the following people for working on this awesome anime and pulling it off till the end in style; Ventile, usagi`, [Vash], NunoEx, kami, Loofie, DanAyeLX, Valefor, Lykos, Tuvok82, Christo, randall, jonny-mt, [P]ako and the Distro team of course. Hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone (maybe YoshiZumi?)...

Look forward to the rest of the DVD releases of Baccano! and the DVD only episodes that will be coming out next year.

Enough talk, now go and enjoy the episode! ^_^
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Minami-ke ep 05 out - [P]ako - 2007-11-20 18:35:36

This release is dedicated to everyone but Suiton. *evil grin*

Enjoy!

 

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Baccano! ep 02 DVD out - [P]ako - 2007-11-19 17:16:43

It's out,

Enjoy!

P.S. Please, do not forget to donate if you have any pocket change to spare.

 

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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori ep. 26 DVD - The End - - [P]ako - 2007-11-18 19:44:15

It is finished. With this release we close another project. It's been a long road, a bit bumpy, but we got through.

I would like to thank all the people that made the fansubbing of this series possible. In not a particular order, they are: Sayuki, Yuriko, Naomasa298, Randall, Maldoror, apl, Xistance, Bigbadbaka, Orochitux, Dowhatnow, Aurix, Death13, Jongu, Tuvok182, Valefor, Luminaria, Jakkarth, Branduil and Shia. My apologies if I had forgotten to mention anyone.

Expect a batch torrent to be released in the following days.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Baccano! 12 - randall - 2007-11-17 11:47:37
<leetdood> Thanks to Ayu, Baccano 12 is now out! Who dies next? Hopefully it isn't Vino "Claire" because everybody loves him.... Baccano is my crack now

leetdood is part of our distro team. Want to do your own news post? Start joining us as BT seeders!
Meanwhile, we need TRANSLATORS :D
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Zero no Tsukaima - Futatsuki no Kishi - Episode 10 - randall - 2007-11-17 06:11:47
More flat-chested Louise! And this series will be ending too!
Which means we have more shows coming to an end.

Hence, if you are a Japanese to English translator, please hop on to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net to apply for a translator position. We need more translators to work on more shows ^_^

Meanwhile, enjoy episode 10 while the last two eps will be on their way soon!
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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori 25 - randall - 2007-11-13 20:32:21
25 is out. That means......

One more episode to go and that makes it our third release for today!
Stay tuned for the last episode!!  ^_^
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Minami-ke ep. 03 and 04 out - [P]ako - 2007-11-13 19:13:48

Not only one but two episodes of Minami-ke. Kudos go to the team for the great work they put on them.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Higurashi no Naku ni Kai ep. 09 out - [P]ako - 2007-11-12 14:29:50

The title says it all.

Enjoy!

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Baccano! DVD Episode 01 - martino - 2007-11-11 13:47:21
Here it is, just as I said that it would. :P

Make sure to thank kami for this release, because he was the one that did most of the hard work in order to bring this to you using a DVD source. Other than that I'd like to thank the rest of the staff for helping me out with some minor editing fixes. Along with that there are some character name changes, consistency issues that popped up in later episodes of the series, however it's 95% the same as the TV release(ah, and the better video quality ^^) so there's nothing fundamentally new.

Enjoy!


P.S. For the ones asking where is episode 12 and 13... Well, most members are busy with work and academic stuff during this busy period, so progress is rather slow but we are working on them.
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New anime = new hardware needs - jakkarth - 2007-11-10 11:11:42
Hey kids! It's Jakkarth here! I know [P]ako just announced that we were dropping Bakumatsu, so this may seem like a weird time to bring this up. As usual, working on anime requires some pretty intense hardware and bandwidth to accomplish. For most of the stuff we here at Ayu do, each member uses his own computer to do, for example, the encoding process on a given anime. However, the server that runs our webpage is also the one place we store all of our anime data to coordinate it between staff members working on our various projects. With 8 series currently being worked on, including picking up Minami-ke and Votoms this season, we're outgrowing the capacity of the server we currently lease. The server is also the main link in our distribution chain for both BitTorrent and IRC bots.

This is where the donation text to the left comes in. You're under no obligation to donate, and we know most of you have tight budgets, just like we do. Our monthly goal is $144. For December, in time for Christmas, we're asking for a little bit more. Among the staff we've already taken up a collection to upgrade our server for the coming year, and we're about $100 short. We're asking you guys to chip in a little extra in December (or sooner), so we can meet our goal of $200 for December. This will allow us to continue turning out the great quality anime at the slowest possible speed that Ayu is known for ;)

With November over a third over, our donation bar is only showing about 14% right now, and getting $200 next month won't really help us much if we don't meet this month's goal too. If you can spare even $5, it would be a huge blessing to us and to all your fellow leachers. Just click the PayPal Donate button over on the left, and Ayu and all its fans can have a happy new year.

Thanks in advance, and stay tuned for more great releases!
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Bakumatsu project cancelled - [P]ako - 2007-11-06 17:03:18

"Chronicle of a Death Foretold"

That was what happened with Bakutmatsu. We started off with a deep interest in the series. However, the interest slowly dried off and the project stalled. We waited for as long as there was hope. But there was no light at sight. Not a spark. We now know we have been in denial for a long time, ever since the release of episode 4. By then, people assumed other responsibilities on another projects and/or got busy with real life/work issues. Also, we learned that Bakumatsu was getting harder to translate. We needed help to translate some of the lines of episode 4 but we could not get said help to commit with the project for a longer time. Needless to say, we were not willing to resort to guess the meaning of those difficult lines just to get by. And so, we stalled and we waited and we lost interest. Today, we decided to call it, it is dead.


P.s. I always wanted to read that masterpiece written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I should find me some time to read it.

 

 
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD - 02v2 - [P]ako - 2007-11-03 15:20:43

"Errare humanum est."

This version fixes a small mistake done with the spelling of Rena's lastname. We have been using "Ryuuguu" until now, but we decided to go with "Ryugu" for the DVD versions. With the exception of that tiny mistake, both versions are identical. If this doesn't bother you, you may keep the v1, otherwise go grab the v2.

 

 

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Baccano! Episode 11 - martino - 2007-11-03 13:03:33
Anyone up for some sweet torture? If yes, then grab fast, otherwise look away... :)

Also, the Baccano! DVDs are pretty poor too, however still better than the TV captures overall... So expect something soon (or maybe not "that" soon).

Anyway, enjoy this episode
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Minami-ke Episode 02v2 - randall - 2007-11-02 11:03:14
We are sorry for a version 2 of Minami-ke episode 02.

The kanji font at the ED of episode 02 was not showing up properly and when we wanted to release a v2, more problems came along hence the delay.

But nonetheless, here is version 2. It's 99.99% similar as the earlier version though. So archive this if you're burning it later!  ^_^

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Umisho 01-13 + Trailer Batch - randall - 2007-11-01 03:00:30
Grab the batch torrent for the whole series @ our torrents page.

Meanwhile, we are aware that our Minami-ke 02 has a font error in the Ending Song. We will be releasing a version 2 for that. Stay tuned for it!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai ep 02 DVD - out - [P]ako - 2007-10-31 12:17:11

Disclaimer: We are not a fastsub.

We promise, this is the last release of the month. We have been releasing like mad that we don't seem to be Ayu anymore. Even more, our distro team is stretching thin with that many releases in such a short time. Kudos to them, they are good sports.

Anyway, enjoy the episode!

 

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Minami-ke - 02 - psych - 2007-10-31 02:00:26
Wow, we must be on steroids or something, huh? So many releases in such a short time...

Anyway, here's Minami-ke ep 2.
More Chiaki. More Kana. More Haruka. (and more 'naughty things', too ;) ).

Enjoy!
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Baccano Episode 10 - randall - 2007-10-30 18:57:01
Ayu presents Baccano 10 which is our FIFTH release since yesterday.

If you like Claire who's a male and a female and what?! Grab 10 now and check it out =P

Meanwhile, our recruitment drive for the following positions are still open:

2 x Translators (Japanese to English)
1 x Raw Provider (Min 100kb/s upload speed)
1 x Graphics Designer (In charge of our website's images/buttons)

Pls hop on to #ayu-recruits @ irc.rizon.net if you're interested.

Enjoy!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai DVD ep 01 out - [P]ako - 2007-10-29 21:22:13

Yet another release. As it was previously announced, we are doing DVD rips of Higurashi because of the quality of the TV raws. Expect more to come.

We are looking for skilled people to fill the following positions:

-Translators (Jap-En), 2

-Raw provider, 1

-Graphic designer, 1

 

If you think you qualify, drop by #ayu-recruits @ irc.rizon.net and private message an OP.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Umisho ep. 13 - end - [P]ako - 2007-10-29 18:11:44

Yes, this is what many of you were waiting/asking/whining/pestering us for. Here, the last episode of Umisho. It's over kids, no more swimsuits, no more boobage. The end.

Thank you to everyone that made this posible. 

Enjoy.

 

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Zero no Tsukaima S2 - 09 - psych - 2007-10-28 22:47:42
What's this? 2 releases? In the same day? Within a few hours? From AYU?!

This... this is madness! (This is Sparta,etc., etc.)

Enjoy!

P.S.
[12:21] <@theknife> ero no tsukaima <3
[12:23] <@angry_pirate> hehe... ero no tsukaima
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Minami-ke episode 1 - psych - 2007-10-28 20:59:42
We at Ayu would like to present one of our new projects: Minami-ke.

It's taken several tries to get parts of this project right, but it worked out... eventually.

Hope you enjoy the HD quality!

We're looking for ONE raw provider and ONE graphics designer. Hop on to #ayu-recruits @ irc.rizon.net if you're interested.
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Jigoku Shoujo distribution stopped - [P]ako - 2007-10-27 02:18:22

Disclaimer: this is about Jigoku Shoujo, not about Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori

So, I missed it. I thought the date was around Halloween, was I wrong. The first R1 DVD of Jigoku Shoujo a.k.a. "Hell Girl", was released on October 23rd. Therefore, as per our policy, we are stopping the distribution of the abovementioned series. Please support the great work FUNimation is doing on this series and the anime industry in general, by purchasing the DVDs as they come out.

I apologize for any misundersanding it may have resulted from my previous announcement, the one regarding the removal of the torrent of this series from our tracker .

 

 

 

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Some clarifications. - Loliko - 2007-10-26 20:44:08
This post is being made to clarify a few things with regards to our releases and policies.  Most, if not all, of the things I will mention in this post has been said time and time again, but for everyone's sake I will say it one more time so we can cease all discussions on these tired topics and get back to our daily lives.

* * * * *

Ayu policy with regards to release schedule

Ayu releases projects once they have gone through our proofing procedures to ensure that they meet our high standards.  Needless to say, this implicitly implies that a particular project will not be released if it is currently in one of the pre-QC stages.  We occasionally joke about withholding releases for whatever reason; we assume that they are interpreted as such, but also realize that there are people who interpret our announcements literally.  The following, stated countlessly by all members of Ayu staff, is our policy:

Ayu will release when the episode is finished.

Some of us have tried to simply state this, to no avail, evident in the mountains of release date-related questions fielded by randall via our insite mailing service.  Others have tried to take a sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek route to get our message across; some laughed, some took offense, and hopefully everyone came to understand the underlying message.  In case it was missed, I revert back to [P]ako's method

Ayu will release the episode when it has been completed.

It has been brought to my attention that some people believe that Ayu not only withholds releases, but releases their works EARLY to certain privileged individuals.  Let it be known that the only people who are entitled to this sort of "VIP" access are members of Ayu Staff and its Distribution team, the latter of which receives our releases first for reasons that are hopefully self-evident.  Ayu release dates are not affected by bribes of any form.

As has been stated many times before, we accept donations only to help offset the various costs related to keeping this website up and running.  Ayu, or members thereof, do not depend on fansubbing as a source of income; this is reflected in our monthly goals.  Supporters are under no requirement to donate to us, nor would they be entitled to special privileges for having done so.  All we require of our supporters is that they enjoy the releases we put forth.


Ayu release schedule


Ayu does not have a regular release schedule, unlike some of your other favourite groups.  Because we pride ourselves on quality, we have a few extra steps in our process, and this inclusion occasionally contributes to delays in our projects.  Depending on the task, the person responsible may be faster than normal; conversely, he or she may have to take some more time to deal with more problematic issues.  Moreover, said person may not be available to work on their task for whatever reason, personal and otherwise.  As a result, we refuse to post release dates because we cannot know for sure when the episode(s) will be complete, and we choose to prevent the disappointment that failing to meet these dates would inevitably bring.


Addendum - "Project Status"

Many people have suggested that we make a page for the specific purpose of letting people know the current statuses of each of our active projects.  We have said time and time again that Ayu intentionally withholds information pertaining to up-to-date project statuses.  We understand that some of your favourite groups may choose to share this information with their supporters.  These groups have their own policy, and it is not our place to comment on them; likewise, Ayu follows Ayu policy.  Some reasons behind withholding this type of information

  • Increased expectations
  • Unfounded notions of entitlement
  • Respect for our staff members' privacies
* * * * *

I hope that this post achieves its goal of objectively communicating Ayu's stance on the aforementioned matters.  If anybody reading this has any further questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section and they will be addressed by a member of the staff.

After this post slides into the Archive section, I'll find some way to preserve this for easy reference.

We hope that you read and understand all that text above.  If you tl;dr, your comments will be treated in a similar fashion.
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Zero no Tsukaima s2 - 08 - randall - 2007-10-26 04:13:26
We're releasing everything except Umisho 13.
Waiting for it? Asking for it?
Wait longer.

Our release schedule says it will be released WHEN IT IS READY!!! So stop asking :D

For now, grab Zero no Tsukaima s2 episode 08! You need more Louise's flat boobs.

And did I forget to mention that we're looking for ONE raw provider? Make sure you have at least 100kb/s upload before you apply @ #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net


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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori episode 24 released - [P]ako - 2007-10-22 17:52:13

What a surprise! A release of the second least voted series in the current poll. Regarding the episode, let me tell you, that town is crazy! Like, fucking crazy!

Enjoy!

 

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Ikkitousen DD episode 08 out - [P]ako - 2007-10-21 22:19:24

No, it's not a joke like the Nanoha release, rather "trollbaiting."

Download it while it is hot.

 

 

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Release Schedule - jakkarth - 2007-10-21 20:04:33
There have been a lot of questions floating around lately about when the next episode of series X is going to be released. We get these questions a lot, whether it's on irc (in #ayu or via pm), in a comment on a news post such as this one, or from people using the Contact Us form on this site.

To better answer these questions, and not have to repeat ourselves quite so much, and to better inform our viewing public, tonight we unveil our latest website addition: the release schedule page. You can go there to see what day the next episode of your favorite series is going to be released. Please look there instead of wasting our staff's time asking us over and over. If it's not listed on the release schedule page, the staff doesn't have an answer for you either, or it would be up there.

This means you should never, ever, ever have to ask when the next episode of series X is going to be released. Ok? NOT EVER. STOP. -_-;;
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Baccano! episode 09 out - [P]ako - 2007-10-21 15:49:56

The title says it all. What else do you want me to write about? The weather? It's nice here, sunny and all. Myself? It's 3:48 pm and I am still in my jammies. Kami? He's a faggot. Yoshi? He loves cock. That's all.

Enjoy the release.

 

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Votoms - Pailsen Files OVA Promo - randall - 2007-10-20 10:21:06
A new 12 ep ova project. It has some cool 3D CG animation on mecha stuff. Check it out now!
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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori ep 23 v2 - [P]ako - 2007-10-18 16:46:58

We all make mistakes. The v1 was a pass but when I reencoded it to increase the bitrate, somehow, a line disappeared. This version fixes that only problem, which has nothing to do with the plot but it's kind of annoying not seeing it.

--Pako

 

 

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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori ep. 23 DVD - [P]ako - 2007-10-16 22:00:45

What do we have here? Is it true? Isn't it a dream?

Yup, it's not a dream, it's Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori episode number 23, DVD rip. You may excuse the size, 233 MB, but it needed more bitrate. More to come, meanwhile enjoy this episode.

 

 

 

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Zero no Tsukaima S2 ep 07 out - [P]ako - 2007-10-14 17:19:11

Woot! Five episodes left. Enjoy flat-chested Louise and hornier-than-ever Saito in another one of their adventures.

^_^

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Baccano! ep 08 and news - [P]ako - 2007-10-08 12:43:32

First of all, Baccano 08 is out (woohoo!), enjoy the episode.

Second of all, some project updates. Many of you are asking about the status of Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori. Do not worry, we are working on the final episodes and they are at different stages in their subbing process. Expect news in this front in a week or so. Regarding Higurashi, the translator is currently in Japan adjusting to his new life as a student. So, there may be delays as this is really important to him. Wish him luck.

Finally, if you haven't gotten Jigoku Shoujo S1 yet, do it before the month ends. The first R1 DVD of it will be released by Halloween and per our policy will be stopping its distribution by said day. Also, if you had enjoyed the series, please consider supporting the anime industry by purchasing the DVDs when they come out.

----The Staff

P.S. By Martino. And as we found out, Claire Stanfield (aka Vino) is a guy after all. As Ventile explains in Japanese you can talk about someone without having to refer to them as a female or male, so this is what caused the confusion. After all, he does look like a woman. So please, don't pay attention to what Isaac says in the preview, because he is... You know! :p

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Umisho Episode Twelve - randall - 2007-10-06 20:37:52
Yes, episode twelve, this is the second last episode of the series. One more to go to finish off. And, don't you find that releases are faster when nobody asks about it? :D You guys should know what to do next time.

And now for more advertisements - Ayu is looking to expand its staff team! Here are some of the available positions if you're interested in joining us:

1. 1 x Translator (Japanese to English only)
2. 1 x Quality Checker
3. 1 x Graphics Designer (For website only)
4. Many distro help (BT Seeders, XDCC Bots, Direct Download Sites)

Please proceed to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net for more details. Recruits are based on a first-come-first-serve basis. So, hurry!
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Umisho EP11 - YoshiZumi - 2007-10-04 20:35:19
Anyone ever heard of a contest where the losers have to shave their "under hairs"? Well, I guess you'll learn about it by watching this episode.

Peace, YoshiZumi
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Baccano! ep07 - martino - 2007-10-03 14:47:34
Huzzaah! New episode of Baccano, and I think that this series is finally starting to make some sense to me. I guess it's like a puzzle, with each episode you learn something new and have to piece it together into some kind of a structure... Weird nonetheless. -_^

Also with this I'm announcing that you can expect DVD releases (first one comes out on the 24th of October) of Baccano given how bad the TV sources are. So right now I'm open to sensible suggestions (and yes, we are aware of some consistency issues and such in the early episodes ;_;).
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Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi ep 06 - martino - 2007-10-01 09:43:42
Another episode? Yes, that's right. Now it makes it two in a row of this funny series. So make sure to grab it!

Louise FTW! :3


And I was also instructed to note down that Ayu is still looking for Quality Checkers, an AFX peep and a Graphic Designer (- I guess that's to make the website look more yummy, even though I personally like it as it is right now ^_^) and Distro people as always. If you are interested in any of these positions then hop to #Ayu-Recruits on Rizon.
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Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi ep 05 - [P]ako - 2007-09-23 15:12:01

What do we have here? Umisho? No, there is not much boobage in this series, on Louise's part at least. Anyway, enjoy the episode. Download it while it's still well seeded.

P.S. No, we don't need donations to acquire hardware for us to fansub. We just need them to pay for the server rental.

 

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Baccano! ep 06 - [P]ako - 2007-09-22 14:58:00

Yet another episode of this fantastic series. Yes, it's fantastic, I am a fanboy.

Go grab it while it's hot.

 

P.S. To everyone wondering, we will not release Xvid encodes of neither Umisho nor Baccano, so please stop asking.

 

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Situation - Edge - 2007-09-21 10:41:21
As many of you may be aware, due to a recent murder case in Japan, where a sixteen year old girl killed her father with an axe, both the final episode of School Days and the latest episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai have been pulled off the air by multiple stations. Tokai TV has apparently canned the series (Higurashi Kai) totally, and people on 2ch and elsewhere are speculating as to whether or not the other channels will follow suit. At any rate, just to let you all know that if the series does get completely taken off the air, we will continue from where we left off with our DVD releases (the first of which are actually on their way). In the mean time, we are also working on getting the TV versions of episode 9-11 out for your enjoyment. Thanks for flying Ayu.

The English version of Mainichi recently updated with a translation of the original Japanese article, so if you'd like to read a bit more in detail, click here.
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Murder Princess 6 - martino - 2007-09-19 13:14:35

The end of an OVA, and the end of an awesome project. I must say that I had great fun working on this one, and hopefully the other project members had too. We had our ups and downs; first it was our quality checker (believe it or not, despite all the myths surrounding this position, we had problems finding a replacement), then our editor went to take a break from fansubbing (which lead to having four editors work on this OVA during its whole duration). Ahh, and I didn't mention the complete typesetting overhaul during episode 1 and Nao’s first translation as well. Without all these people it would have been impossible, and I thank them all for their hard work.

So remember kids; MURDAAAAAAAAAR!!!!1


Now, enjoy the episode. J

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Umisho EP 10 - YoshiZumi - 2007-09-18 20:05:08
Breast massaging is great in many ways. By massaging the breasts, you can check for any abnormalities of the breast, specifically breast lumps and according to Makio, you can make your breasts bigger by massaging them. So, there's some girl on girl breast massaging action in episode 10. Oh, and don't forget, Takeda's got game.

YoshiZumi

P.S. Ayu is looking for QCers, AFXers, graphic designers, and BT seeders. Please visit #Ayu-Recruits on rizon if you're interested.
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 08 - Edge - 2007-09-16 06:12:30
Another episode of this superb series is now available for your enjoyment!
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Umisho EP 9 - YoshiZumi - 2007-09-14 21:49:41
Find out how the Umisho swim team was formed by watching this episode. Take a trip down memory lane with the wacky team and maybe you might shed a tear or two... or not... Well, the lesbo scene is pretty hot... fap material...

P.S. We are still looking for editors/qcers/afx/gfx designers. If you are interested in any of these positions please visit our recruit channel on rizon at #Ayu-Recruits

YoshiZumi

P.S. We also have an rss feed for our torrent releases. Subscribe today!
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Baccano! ep. 05 - [P]ako - 2007-09-12 13:50:21

Hold your request of boobies and/or of lolies, we have now Baccano! 05. With Martino back from his vacations (again?), we can expect more of this fantastic series in the following days.

Stay tuned.

 

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Zero no Tsukaima - Futatsuki no Kishi 04 - randall - 2007-09-11 20:42:45
Ignore the full frontal nudity earlier. You need to see some flat chested Louise =P
Episode 04 is out. Grab them from torrents or xdcc bots on our IRC channel.

By the way, we are still looking for talented staff for the following positions:
1. Editors
2. Quality Checkers
3. AFX user
4. Graphics Designer (For website)

Please hop on to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net to apply. Positions are based on a first-come-first-serve basis till all required slots are filled. The longer we take to get the staff we want, the more you guys bug us for release, the longer we delay our releases. You know what to do  ^_^
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Umisho EP 8 - YoshiZumi - 2007-09-11 18:18:27
Who likes full frontal nudity? I do. Well, one person shows the bottom, the other shows the top. Those two add up to be full frontal nudity.

Have fun.

P.S. stop bugging us for releases, we will delay the releases if people keep bugging us.

YoshiZumi
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Status update for our projects - randall - 2007-09-05 08:55:45
Check out the comments section for the update!
I actually need this post to do some advertisement :D

-Start of advertisement

1. We need 1-2 EXPERIENCED and GOOD quality checkers. So do you think you're GOOD?

2. We need a dedicated graphics designer to brush up on all our tiny puny little images that you see on our website.

3. If you're a Japanese-English translator who is interested in looking for some translating work next season.

4. We need one experienced AFX user who obviously needs to be good with AFX as well as being creative.

For all the above four points, if you fit in any of them - hop on to #Ayu-Recruits @ irc.rizon.net and yell at the OPs there

-End of advertisement
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 07 - Edge - 2007-09-01 17:23:44
Impatient Umisho tards need to stfu. Or, alternatively, enjoy Higurashi Kai! Nipaa!

Available in the usual places.
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Zero no Tsukaima - Futatsuki no Kishi 03 - randall - 2007-08-31 23:15:13
So... only 8% of 1200+ people loves ZnT. That makes it only about one hundred peepz. Stop watching boobies show now! Change before it is too late!
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Umisho EP 7 - YoshiZumi - 2007-08-31 20:07:43
I want to thank the people who waited PATIENTLY without bugging us about it. But, here it is. Go fap to it if you want.

YoshiZumi
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 06 - Edge - 2007-08-30 19:15:24
We're slightly behind schedule at the moment, but nevertheless here's your dosage of Higurashi Kai. Enjoy.
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Baccano 04 - randall - 2007-08-26 08:16:03
So that's the release. But I have other things to mention.

1. Say goodbye to murders. He's quitting fansubbing for good due to uni commitments.
2. Say goodbye to martino. He's leaving for a holiday to Slovakia till 8th Sept. (No more Baccano till he returns)
3. Expect Zero no Tsukaima S2 to be released faster from now.
4. Thank our distro team for all their XDCC bots and BT seeding

The most important thing that I have to say is......

Please support www.yumesoftware.com - It is run by one of our staff who did this site as well. So if any of you need some web programming help, please visit them :D
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Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi ep. 02 - [P]ako - 2007-08-25 15:42:49

A new episode of the second season to the ZnT series. We have a zombie here, but it eats no brains (what a weirdo, eh?). I should speak no further or else I will spoil it, at least for those who await for our version.

Enjoy!

PS Brains! Braaaaains!

 

 

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Baccano! ep. 03 v2 - [P]ako - 2007-08-17 16:08:32

This v2 corrects the small glitch at min. 10:07 that can be seen in v1. The glitch is not an encoding error but a muxing one (when one put the subs and the font and the audio and the video into a container). If you remux the file by yourselves it will not fix the video. Get this new version if you care about about the video. The subs are still the same.

Blame Moriya and his hamsters for this one.

 

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Murder Princess ep. 05 - [P]ako - 2007-08-17 15:42:39

It's slow drawing to an end... I can't wait!

Kudos to the team.

 

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First Baccano 3 and now Umisho 6 - YoshiZumi - 2007-08-16 19:49:22
Baccano 3 is out and now so is episode 6 of Umisho. Who likes childhood friends? I do. Now enjoy.

P.S. Victory!

YoshiZumi
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Baccano! 02 - martino - 2007-08-13 15:32:19
Here it is, episode 2 (with a small delay) of this series which makes me want to replay Mafia again (that'd be for the 3rd time now). So similar, but yet so different...

(I'd write something pretty funny, but I guess you could call it a spoiler. Or at least for people who haven't seen episode 1 of this great series, so I won't bother.)

Anyway, enjoy!
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 05 - Edge - 2007-08-09 18:19:30
More Higurashi Kai for you all. Hope you enjoy this episode, it's certainly a good one. It's available in the usual places, so get downloading.

In other news, you may have noticed that the special Higurashi OVA, "Nekogoroshi-hen" was recently released (I say released, but it was in fact only issued to people in Japan who collected every single DVD of S1). Anyhow, rest assured, we will be doing this too, it's just not a priority right now. But don't worry, it'll be along sooner or later. Anyhow, enjoy episode five.
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Zero no Tsukaima Season 2 ep. 01 - [P]ako - 2007-08-09 12:51:15

Finally the episode 01 gets to see the light. Go to the projects page for a summary of the series.

PS Fanservice.

 

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Umisho EP5 - YoshiZumi - 2007-08-07 23:24:16
Hello, it's your favorite swimming anime this season. Find out what happens when Kaname and Amuro starting living together by watching this episode.

P.S. Shizuoka's panties

YoshiZumi
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai EP 4 - YoshiZumi - 2007-08-04 23:03:18
Ladies and gentlemen, episode 4 of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is now available.

Happy Boin, boin.

YoshiZumi
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The Third 1st R1 DVD out - stop distribution - [P]ako - 2007-08-01 20:06:49

As per our current policy we have taken down the torrent for Jak's beloved series The Third. If you loved our subs, please support the anime industry by purchasing the DVDs.

Thank you for flying Ayu.

 

 

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Baccano! Episode ONE - randall - 2007-08-01 10:56:17
No more boobs from Umisho. Now to some 'monsters' in Baccano! Enjoy!! ^_^

*Note from encoder: If you don't like the banding in the encode you can remove some of it (it also smoothes out a fair amount of detail, hence I didn't incude it in the encode itself) by using FFDShow for decoding; Go into the "FFDShow Video Decoder Configuration" and on the left look for "DeBand". Check the box, play around with the slider setting (the default should be more than fine, though you can lower the Threshold to leave more detail intact and also more banding too) and hit "Apply". Remember to uncheck it when you finish watching this episode.
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Umisho ep 04 v2 released - [P]ako - 2007-07-29 15:50:06
As the title says. The torrent for the v1 has been taken down. The Staff
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Umisho EP4 - YoshiZumi - 2007-07-29 15:06:27
We have a small problem in our EP4 rls. We forgot to add the font file so when you watch it, you will probably get a lame arial font. So we will be releasing a version 2, so please bare with us.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

YoshiZumi
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 03 - Edge - 2007-07-26 16:50:06
More Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai for you to enjoy. You can grab it from the usual places.

Also, just an update for those of you waiting on our DVD releases: volume 1 hits shelves in Japan on September 21st, so you can expect us to re-release all episodes which feature on the DVD not too shortly after.

Anyway, episode 4 aired earlier, so look forward to that! Thanks for flying Ayu.
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Umisho! ep 03 - [P]ako - 2007-07-22 12:02:14
So, boob is out... errr... Umisho! 03 is out. Grab it while is bouncing... errr... I meant while is hot.
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 02 - Edge - 2007-07-21 19:58:16
And so episode one of the first arc of Kai, exclusive to the anime, kicks off...

Grab the episode from our torrents page or alternatively hop onto IRC and download via one of the bots in our channel.
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Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori 22 - randall - 2007-07-19 04:46:33
Episode 22 has been released.
Grab it from our torrents page.
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Baccano! Trailer and Gyagu Manga Biyori S2 03 - Edge - 2007-07-18 13:56:06
Some new stuff for you to enjoy, or something.

martino tells me that NunoEx needs to be credited here for helping out with episode three of Gyagu S2, so, yeah, thanks.
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Murder Princess 04 - martino - 2007-07-17 17:45:54
Episode four of this series which is finally starting to get interesting is out (or at least in my opinion). Grab it while it's still hot... That is if you haven't grabbed it already from the other groups..
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 01 - Edge - 2007-07-16 06:59:30
Unfortunately, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai appears to this season's oversub victim (anyone else feeling a sense of déjà vu with a certain series by the name of Chrno Crusade?). Nevertheless, we're proud to be jumping aboard the oversub ship. Shame it's so crowded, but c'est la vie.

Just an early notice: we have decided that we will be re-releasing each and every episode of this series as the R2 DVDs gradually come out in Japan. Why you ask? Well, the TV sources for this series are quite frankly cringe worthy.

Anyhow, enjoy the episode!
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Umisho EP1 released! - YoshiZumi - 2007-07-08 20:49:36
Kenkou Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho EP1 is out! If you want a comedy about a naked swimming club, download it.

YoshiZumi
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NEW SHOWS THIS SEASON - YoshiZumi - 2007-07-08 19:59:19
THIS WILL BE THE THIRD POST(I THINK) ABOUT WHAT SHOWS WE ARE PICKING UP.  WE ARE PICKING UP THE FOLLOWING SHOWS.

HIGURASHI NO NAKUKORONI SEASON 2

ZERO NO TSUKAIMA SEASON 2

KENKOU ZENRAKEI SUIEIBU UMISHO

BACCANO

GOT IT!?
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