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DVD/BD Requests

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Have you ever wondered how Saizen manages to maintain such high quality in everything it does? Not just the translation, editing and typesetting, but also the marvellous encodes our encoders pump out on a regular basis – well, it doesn’t just happen by accident. We have some very skilled people working on our subs for you to enjoy, but there are, naturally, issues with trying to maintain such a high level of quality. No matter how good the encoder, they can only wow us with their wizardry if they have a good source to work with.

Without getting into the nitty gritty of encoding (which I only have a vague idea about at best!), the best sources of raw video we use are in the form of DVDISOs (for DVDs) and BDMVs (for Blurays). This does leave us in a bit of a dilemma when the only raws available for some of the older shows we do are, by our standards, subpar.

This is where you guys come in. If you have any of the following shows on DVDs/Blurays or know where to find links to the DVDISOs/BDMVs, we would be interested in having these video sources, because A) it’s a lot easier/cheaper than buying our own and B) it makes it a lot easier to get a team interested in a new project if we have a suitable video source available.

The DVDISOs/BDMVs we’re currently trying to track down:

  • Attack on Titan: No Regrets OAD 2
  • Beast Saga – Second Season and DVD Specials
  • B.B (Burning Blood)
  • Dr Slump (1997) – eps 56-58 only (the Dragon Ball crossover)
  • Fantasista – OVA 3 only
  • Ketsuinu
  • Kuroko’s Basketball season 3 – only BDs
  • Tiger Mask – Boxsets 3&4 only

Please note, only DVDISOs and BDMVs will be considered. If the format is any different, we are unlikely to accept it. If you have the DVDs/Blurays in question, please gatecrash #saizen on the Rizon IRC network so that we can use it to stick some awesome English subs on them. They must all contain Japanese Audio and where possible, be free of any hardsubbed non-Japanese typesetting (If the source is good or the only one available due to all others going out of print, we may overlook this). We are also looking for COMPLETE SERIES unless vol. numbers are specifically stated. We can’t start a series with only the first volume of DVDs after all!

DISCLAIMER: HAVING THE RAWS ISN’T AN INDICATION THAT WE WILL DEFINITIVELY WORK ON A SHOW. PLEASE DON’T BEG US TO DO ANY SHOW JUST BECAUSE YOU’VE PRODUCED THE ISOs/BDMVs (IT IS, HOWEVER, MORE LIKELY THAT WE WILL PICK UP THE SHOW IF WE HAVE GOOD SOURCES, SO TAKE THAT AS AN INCENTIVE TO HELP US OUT :D)

So get rooting through those DVD and Bluray collections ^__^

HOW-TO GUIDE: For any of you looking to rip a DVD for us, AMS has kindly put together a how-to guide to show you how. If you want to rip Blurays for us, this guide will show you how.

Last updated 24/08/2015

201 Responses to “DVD/BD Requests”

  1. January 13th, 2016 at 4:28 am

    avatar Natsu says:

    Hello, it’s me again. I did some exploring across the internet and found these Kuroko no Basue season 3 BluRay raws:
    http://kurs-pnf.eu/leopard-raws-kuroko-no-basuke-3-mbs-1280×720-x264-aac-t10870243.html

    I’ve never used torrent nor do I know how to so I dunno if they’re legit or not. The comments there are positive though.

  2. January 13th, 2016 at 4:52 am

    avatar Someone says:

    Natsu, they are looking for BDMV folders or Blu-ray .iso files, not encodes, like that link.

    The DVD/BD Requests Page even says that very clearly in the second and third paragraphs.

  3. January 13th, 2016 at 5:14 am

    avatar AMS says:

    Hey, Natsu. Okay… so…

    1. We have the Ace DVDs already but thanks!

    2. The difference between those two is that one is Volume 1 and the other is Volume 2 (I know because I have those discs).

    3. That link for Kuroko Season 3 you posted are the TV Raws. We are looking for the BDMVs like Someone mentioned. We don’t want encodes. We want the raw format for them.

  4. January 13th, 2016 at 5:23 am

    avatar Natsu says:

    1. Awesome XD

    2. Do they only release a few episodes a disc or something? Cause there were 9+ volumes.

    3. My bad. I don’t really know what BDMVs are but I’m assuming they have better quality

  5. January 13th, 2016 at 8:34 am

    avatar juggen says:

    Natsu: Basically untouched source files. ^^

  6. January 13th, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    avatar AMS says:

    For Kuroko, a season is 9 discs. Disc 1 is 2 episodes and every other disc is 3 episodes with one of the remaining 8 discs containing two episodes and the “x.5” episode.

    BDMV is essentially the raw format for Blu-Rays. They are far better than TV raws as they have not been put through any sort of filtering already and are natively 1080p. With TV raws, you end up having to deal with the television station’s re-encoding of the masters that they have. They generally filter and encode down so that it takes less bandwidth for them to broadcast it. They also broadcast at 1080i as interlacing allows them to significantly lessen the bandwidth they need to send the signal out.

    That’s basically why if you bother comparing our releases to any other release out there, our encodes look significantly better. We’re the only ones who have bothered with doing Kuroko from Blu-Ray (the only true 1080p source available), so all the other versions out there are off the TV version. Our version looks like a couple layers of murky glass were taken off the video in comparison to the TV versions.

    A very basic way to put it is…

    TV = 1080i + filtering done by TV station (then subbers re-encode from here)

    Blu-Ray = 1080p + no filtering (then subbers encode from here)

    This doesn’t run true 100% of the time, but I think that’s a pretty simple, decent way to put it. If you’re encoding things, you’re basically looking for a source with as few “steps” on the source as possible, because as the old adage goes, “you can only polish a turd so much.”

    PS. Also, our encoder kicks ass.

  7. January 18th, 2016 at 2:59 am

    avatar Someone says:

    Speaking of requests, the 1989 Dragon Quest anime tv series is not entirely subbed.

    If Saizen needs raws, ADC has the entire series.

  8. January 18th, 2016 at 10:47 am

    avatar sangofe says:

    We know but many of our projects aren’t “entirely subbed” either 😛

  9. February 13th, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    avatar Someone says:

    Tiger Mask – Deluxe Edition: https://asiandvdclub.org/details.php?id=95050

    This may or may not have all of Tiger Mask, so Saizen will have to check on that.

  10. February 20th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    avatar pseudonym says:

    I’d love to see B-B Burning Blood getting subbed.

  11. February 20th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    avatar Johnny says:

    Someone, there are Italian DVDs.

  12. February 20th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    avatar juggen says:

    So where KKOW, Johnny. 🙂 Tiger Mask might not be considered anymore btw, or at least not atm, as the person most interested is busy irl.

  13. February 21st, 2016 at 10:28 am

    avatar Nivy says:

    Hey guys.

    I think you guys should consider to sub BoBoBo, since it´s a great anime and there isnt any subbed anywhere on the internet. Well, some guys are subbing it, but they kinda stopped, so you can take the chance to sub it.
    If you guys want to start it, those guys at hokutonogun(dot)com have the raw episodes!

  14. February 21st, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    avatar sangofe says:

    Did you see how slow most projects already are, Nivy?

  15. February 22nd, 2016 at 1:03 am

    avatar Someone says:

    Nivy, http://www.hokutonogun.com is currently subbing BoBoBo.

  16. February 22nd, 2016 at 10:30 am

    avatar sangofe says:

    Yeah, which makes it an absolute no in that case, since they’ve been subbing partners with us for a few years now and are nice guys.

  17. February 23rd, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Also, I don’t know if you’ll read this, but we haven’t stopped Bo-bobo. We’ve stalled due to a lack of staff (translation checker, specifically). We have every intention of finishing it, and I think it’s incredibly rude to go around to other groups who are busy enough with their own projects, and offer them a series that we’re working on and want to finish but can’t at the moment. It would be one thing to try helping us find a translation checker, but asking other groups and assuming that we’ll give them the raws (which we won’t) is ridiculous.

  18. February 24th, 2016 at 9:55 am

    avatar AMS says:

    lmao, you gotta sorta respect the utter balls it takes to do that though. I mean, they had to realize we’d find out who it is that is subbing it, check it out, and probably speak directly to them before starting anything and yet they still tried. I mean, it’s either some gargantuan balls or otherworldly stupidity. I prefer not to look down on people, so I figured they just have a huge sack.

    And, yeah, completely rude af.

  19. February 26th, 2016 at 6:40 am

    avatar James Fox says:

    http://www.play-asia.com/hustle-punch-dvd-box-digitally-remastered-edition/13/709m49

    Here’s a classic anime that’s in need of fansubbing
    PLEASE Make it happen!

  20. March 3rd, 2016 at 9:28 am

    avatar David says:

    Hi, could you please sub the last season of legend of the condor hero?

  21. March 17th, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    avatar robert says:

    Hi, fellas!
    i’ve discover your page recently, so i got some suggestion.
    Toshi Gordian (Gordian Warrior)
    Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Samurai Pizza Cats)
    Star Musketeer Bismarck (saber rider ant the star sheriff)

    well feel free to pick one!!!
    please…

  22. March 17th, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    avatar sangofe says:

    Or feel free not to pick anything. Seriously, folks, do you look at release rates at total of projects we’ve got? Also, since when did this become a thread to suggest projects?

    Read this part, especially:
    “If you have any of the following shows on DVDs/Blurays or know where to find links to the DVDISOs/BDMVs, we would be interested in having these video sources, because A) it’s a lot easier/cheaper than buying our own and B) it makes it a lot easier to get a team interested in a new project if we have a suitable video source available.”

    Have you ever wondered how Saizen manages to maintain such high quality in everything it does? Not just the translation, editing and typesetting, but also the marvellous encodes our encoders pump out on a regular basis – well, it doesn’t just happen by accident. We have some very skilled people working on our subs for you to enjoy, but there are, naturally, issues with trying to maintain such a high level of quality. No matter how good the encoder, they can only wow us with their wizardry if they have a good source to work with.

    Without getting into the nitty gritty of encoding (which I only have a vague idea about at best!), the best sources of raw video we use are in the form of DVDISOs (for DVDs) and BDMVs (for Blurays). This does leave us in a bit of a dilemma when the only raws available for some of the older shows we do are, by our standards, subpar.

    This is where you guys come in. If you have any of the following shows on DVDs/Blurays or know where to find links to the DVDISOs/BDMVs, we would be interested in having these video sources, because A) it’s a lot easier/cheaper than buying our own and B) it makes it a lot easier to get a team interested in a new project if we have a suitable video source available.

  23. March 18th, 2016 at 12:04 am

    avatar Someone says:

    Robert, Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Samurai Pizza Cats) is on DVD by Discotek and has been available for over 2 years that way.

  24. March 18th, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    avatar Johnny says:

    Star Musketeer Bismarck DVDs are available on ADC.
    Of course, I know you’ve got a lot of projects, but it’s just to say good sources are available.

  25. March 19th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    avatar AMS says:

    Gonna be honest here, people. The chances we sub any of the stuff you’re suggesting is worse than one in a million.

    I have a couple years of subbing in backlog to do as does pretty much everyone in Saizen.

  26. March 20th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    avatar Johnny says:

    Of course I know it.^^
    Actually, for Bismarck, I’d rely more on Discotek Media to release it (with Saber Ride).

  27. March 20th, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    avatar AMS says:

    Cool, just laying our cards down and making things clear. Feel free to request whatever you want, but there’s very little chance of anything actually happening.

  28. March 28th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    avatar brumi says:

    Attack on Titan: No Regrets OAD 2 R2J DVD is on ADC. Do you still need it ?

  29. April 8th, 2016 at 2:01 am

    avatar James Fox says:

    Please do the last 2 Ocha-Ken animes
    The first one was subbed but the last 2 weren’t due to oversight

    Ocha-Ken: Hotto Monogatari: https://solarisjapan.com/products/ocha-ken-ho-to-monogatari
    Ocha-Ken: Ryokutto Monogatari: http://tinyurl.com/zs3oqpy

  30. August 9th, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    avatar EAtMe says:

    Hello! I know, wrong place/wrong post, but is there any chance to translate the OVA : DRIFTERS Special edition?

  31. September 13th, 2016 at 9:07 am

    avatar s says:

    can you sub Ganbare, Kickers?

  32. September 28th, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    avatar vicexxv says:

    Hello guys! I read the comment in MAL about Uchuu Kyoudai: Number Zero that you haven’t found any RAW of the movie since you want to sub it. I found a special edition of DVD of it with 720×480 resolution and only 439mb. It’s better than nothing since there’s still no RAW out there. If ever you’re interested, you can download it and use it as RAW. Here’s the link
    http://streamin.to/embed-rws1k9ztd6vb-852×460.html

  33. October 9th, 2016 at 4:31 am

    avatar DC_Fulano says:

    I’m pretty sure you already know about this RAW of Uchuu Kyoudai #0 but posting it anyway.
    http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=854497

  34. October 9th, 2016 at 9:36 am

    avatar Sangofe says:

    Thanks, but as you’d suspect, we wouldn’t go for the DVD when there’s a much superior source out there on BD.

  35. November 22nd, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    avatar Leviathan13 says:

    Because you are subbing a few sport animes, can I kindly ask, is it possible to sub the Haikyuu OVAs? Sadly I don’t have the raws, so this is just a question.

  36. November 26th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    avatar Fernandoribeiromoc says:

    Hello Dear Saizen members!
    Thank you a lot for your distribution to the world of anime’s fans. I cant express my gratitude to what you have done for people like me.
    I have one question i would love to ask which is that can you please do some subbing for Young Black Jack?
    I found out the other groups gave not sufficiently good enough subtitles and they had no karaoke subbing.
    Can you give this series a consideration? It has 12 episodes in total.
    I have access to the RAWs in Japanese.
    Anyway, thank you for your kindness and precious time.
    Regards

  37. December 11th, 2016 at 7:15 am

    avatar Annactor says:
  38. December 11th, 2016 at 7:17 am

    avatar Annactor says:
  39. December 15th, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    avatar sangofe says:

    Fernandoribeiromoc : thanks for the praise but taking on another project… I don’t think that’s possible.

    Annactor: thanks but we already have bought the BD thanks to kind donators 🙂

  40. December 15th, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    avatar sangofe says:

    And same to Leviathan13… I mean, look at all our projects and see how many are healthy?

  41. December 25th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    avatar Ippo says:

    Please consider Space Brother 1080p for BD release.

  42. December 25th, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    avatar Sangofe says:

    Already working on that, Ippo.

  43. December 27th, 2016 at 10:44 am

    avatar Occult Drifter says:

    Guys, just a question, will you be doing Major 720p all seasons or just the first one?

  44. December 27th, 2016 at 10:49 am

    avatar Occult Drifter says:

    Another quick question, will you be doing Ookiku Furikabutte S1 and S2 blurays at any point?

  45. December 27th, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    avatar AMS says:

    No idea, OccultDrifter. There’s a lot of translating and making subs between here and there. If I had to guess, I’d say no to both…

    But you never know, lol.

  46. December 27th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    avatar Occult Drifter says:

    But You already have subbed it.

    You just need to re-time it, right(Apart from getting the RAWS/BDMVs for the series)?

  47. December 28th, 2016 at 6:16 am

    avatar AMS says:

    Short answer:

    No, there’s a lot more to it than that.

    Longer answer:

    I don’t have the scripts anymore and it was hardsubbed. That show was done prior to the adoption of softsubbing via the mkv container in the fansub scene.

    So to begin with, the subs would at the very least need to be OCR’d, then checked to fix the inherent errors that occur in the OCR process. The op/ed karaokes and all the typesetting would need to get redone as well.

    Thing is, the reason I’d redo the season 2 subs is because I’d fix the translation as well. I was not the translator when we did season 2. I did not know Japanese then. I was the editor and became the project leader near the end of the season. I have heard from numerous people over the years (some of whom were translators whose opinions I respect) about issues with the translation quality of that season in particular. So if I was to do it, I’d redo the entire thing essentially from scratch. There really is a big difference in not only me and the skills I’ve learned since then, but the quality of fansubs in general since those subs were made.

    There are a few more technical sub and best available raw related reasons for the extra work as well. Needless to say, it’s a much bigger job than you were presenting it as. And that’s another point. We’re Saizen here. We don’t simply retime subs usually. It’s not our thing. It’s not mine. For example, I have no interest in making new season 3 subs. I’m much happier with the quality of the subs for that season, and it would be much easier to redo than season 2 for me.

  48. December 28th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    avatar Occult Drifter says:

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to undermine your hard work.
    Will await further releases from Saizen.

    Thanks for the awesome Kuroko no Basket and Major releases!

  49. December 29th, 2016 at 12:40 am

    avatar AMS says:

    It’s cool. I didn’t think you were trying to be a dick. I just think you don’t understand subbing and what goes into it.

  50. December 30th, 2016 at 9:16 am

    avatar Occult Drifter says:

    Actually I do quite a bit of subbing myself but only only for the series which either have only PGS/DVD(VOBSUB)/SRT Subs or if I am not able to find any subs at all.

    But I can in no way compare that to the awesome work Saizen has been doing for the past decade.

    The only reason I asked about Major and Oofuri is because I already have the earlier Saizen release for the series and was thinking of putting it on a BD for storage purpose, but if you(Saizen) is planning on releasing the series in higher quality, I might as well wait.

    Lastly, I apologize if any of my comments were out of line.
    As a big fan of sports based anime I know how much Saizen means to all of us.

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