Before I do anything else, I must apologize to everyone for the delay in the release of this episode. It started with a change in staff (more about this later) and then “real life” intervened a couple of times. However, I’m happy to report that the releases of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 should start picking up again soon.
The debate continues… Several days ago, it was brought to my attention that somebody didn’t like the fact that we use “soccer” instead of “football” in our subtitles. Although this decision was made long before I joined the group, I want to take a moment to give y’all my “two cent” regarding this matter. Being a British Premier League (and now an npower Championship League) fan, I must admit that I was a bit disappointed when I found out that Saizen was using “soccer” rather than “football” (and “game” instead of “match”). After thinking about it, I came up with a couple of possible reasons why this decision was made:
- American English is being used throughout this series. In America, this sport is know as “soccer” – probably to differentiate it from the “pigskin” kind of football that’s so popular here for whatever reason (Don’t get me started on that topic!).
- The word “soccer” is actually spoken throughout this series. Because we subtitle what’s spoken, we use “soccer”.
As the current editor for this series and as a fan of (British) football, I would love to start using what many would consider to be the more accurate term (“football”), but I won’t. For one main reason – consistency. I strongly believe that consistency throughout a series should be maintained. So, I hope that viewers won’t be so caught up in the “soccer” vs “football” debate that they miss what is turning out to be an exciting series dedicated to our favourite sport – football!
Yes, Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002 is fast becoming an exciting series, and this episode is proof positive that what I’m saying is true. Tsubasa and his teammates are facing France in the semifinals of the International Youth Soccer (read: football) Championship. The pressure mounts as a lot of the action so common in this sport (cards and collisions) occur during the first half of this match… er… game. Who gets what colour card? What’s the score at the end of the first half? Who collides with whom? These are all questions you’ll have to answer for yourself by downloading and watching ep 26 of Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002. Oh, and please don’t forget to post a comment about this ep. The rest of the CT2002 staff and I enjoy reading comments about our work on your behalf.
Earlier, I mentioned a change in staff and that there would be more about this later. Well… Now’s the time! Ready? Hope so ‘cuz here it comes. Shortly before the release of ep 25, lily, my co-editor, disappeared for a while. Turned out she was taking advantage of an exciting “real life” opportunity – a grant to pursue her graduate studies. While I was putting the finishing touches on ep 25, she was moving into a (free) college dorm room where she’ll be living while she works of what sounds like a very interesting project. Because her studies will likely take up a good portion of her time (something all of you students out there should know firsthand!), she has relinquished her editorial duties to me. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to shine the “Staff Spotlight” on lily for the work she’s done on this series. Thanks, lily, AND good luck in your current endeavour. I’m looking forward to hearing how it’s going for ya.
Oh! I also want to welcome Rosti. He’s a QCer AND this project’s newest staff member. Welcome aboard, Rosti. I’m looking forward to working with you on future eps. Thanks for being there for me just before release.
Okay, I’ve finished “speaking my mind”. So…? What are you waiting for now? Go download episode 26 of this exciting football… er… soccer series!! Get download!!