NON HEATMETAL EDIT:
To those confused, the series will still be picked up, just not by Over-Time’s main translator. (And not just TV-N) In place, the series will be done by Magenta (as mentioned in the very first sentence of this post), who you may know as the translator for our Go-Busters subs. This will be done under the Aesir Subs name, their site is here.
So, in light of Magenta’s decision to do Gaim, I’ve decided not to. I was ready to do it, but frankly when I look back on the dual releases of Fourze, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. We can chalk it up my reluctance to commit to a show that I haven’t seen yet, I suppose. While I’m sure it’s frustrating for those of you in the audience to never know what this group is going to do until the last minute, I would sooner cut off my hands then get stuck subtitling something that’s physically painful for me to work on (like Timeranger episode 16 or OOO Nobunaga’s Desire) for 50ish episods. Gaim doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a show like that, but I’m a big believer in first come first serve, and sometimes that means accepting that someone will be in front of you.
I took to fansubbing these shows because I didn’t find there to be a suitable option available for people who wanted to enjoy them in what I consider to be a more optimal fashion. There is very little ego or what you young’uns apparently call “e-peen” involved. Working on a show that has what will have, at worst, decent subs strikes me as a waste of time that could be better spent elsewhere. Not on getting a job or making money like an actual adult though, I mean like, on illegally fansubbing children’s shows for the internet. That’s the reason why I didn’t do Hajime No Ippo Rising. And that’s why I’m not doing Gaim.
I hope to use the time it opens up to get more work done on the back catalog of things that I, perhaps unwisely, have promised to do. Timeranger and Shinkenger are done. Dekaranger will probably be fully translated by the end of the year. Don’t take that as any kind of promise about those episodes getting released, however, as I can only account for the time it takes me to translate things, and not any other of the many, much more difficult (to me anyway) or tedious processes involved in a release.
That concludes my statement. Now I’m going to finish Kyoryuger the TL for this week and play more GTA Online.