Desperately Seeking Raws for Sasuke

Hi, merry followers of Saizen! Here in Saizen, we’re always looking out for potential projects to fill the void when our current ongoing series have ended. At the moment, with Igano, Ashita no Joe, Captain Tsubasa and Yawara all being pretty much midway through, there’s no rush for us to pick up any more series – and in fact, it’d probably put too much strain on the group to produce any more series. But one series has caught our eye that we would potentially like to produce subs for in the near future (Read: when any of those series ends). I present Sasuke: a popular series made in the late 60s about a young ninja who’s on the run because he and his father have been charged with war crimes. The penalty: death.


This series was a precursor to a lot of ninja series you see nowadays and there’s no doubt that shows like Naruto owe a lot to Sasuke. The only issue we’re having is this 29-episode title is out of print. No DVDs are currently on sale except for ridiculously high secondhand prices on So we thought we’d give this a try – if there’s anyone out there who already has the DVDs, we are requesting the ISO’s so that we can produce a good sub of it for all the wonderful people who download our junk. There was an Italian version released at some point, as far as we can tell, so that might make the raws easier to come by, but unfortunately without the raws, Saizen’s hope of subbing this series will remain a pipedream.

This has been a public service announcement by Saizen. We thank you for your attention.

P.S. You can find a trailer for the series here:Β (it might spark a few memories!)

Quality checkers needed

Hey, guys. As you probably noticed, we have had more releases lately; meaning projects are picking up speed, and in order to maintain that speed, we need your help quality checking. So if you are interested in helping out on either Ashita no Joe or Captain Tsubasa Road to 2002, please send us an e-mail at and ask for the QC test. πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas ‘N Happy New Year!

Posting live from Sweden…
The temperature is now pretty pleasant, with only -10 degrees, compared to yesterdays -20, including frozen water pipes, canceled flights, late trains, and roads hidden beneath the snow.
It’s Christmas Eve today which I’m about to spend with my family, open a few (hopefully not too soft) presents, eat meatballs, and do all those other traditions we do every year.
In terms of fansubbing, traditions are broken, and the most boring winter in Saizen’s history is a fact. πŸ™‚
No christmas releases except a couple of episodes of RAINBOW, which I btw hope we’ll finish soon, including a few others shows… ^^;
Anyway, here’s hoping for a more productive year 2011, and a merry christmas to everyone out there!

/Juggen & Saizen Fansubs

Still recruiting time!

We’ve filled some of the needed positions (hello, new guys!), but still need a few more:

Let’s start with Ashita no Joe:

  • 1 Translator
  • 1 Typesetter

Slam Dunk:

  • 1 Translator
  • 1 Typesetter

Igano Kabamaru

  • 1 Translation Checker

All projects:

  • Quality Checkers

These all imply being able to contribute at least weekly. Send your application along to and you will receive a test according to the position you’re trying out for. If you have any questions, PM Juggen in #saizen@irc.​​​​​​​​​rizon.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​net.