Hello, one and all! We’ve teased it once or twice so far, and it’s with great jolly ol’ joy I get to announce and present you with our first release for Saizen’s 13 Days of Christmas: Hells on Blu-Ray in 720p & 1080p. For those who don’t know, Saizen used to run a “13 Days of Christmas” waaaaaay back in the day. Here’s how it works. Starting Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th) and running through to Epiphany Eve (January 5th), we will be releasing at least one thing every… single… day.
For the first day, it is with the most utmost pleasure we present to you the 2008 feature length movie from Madhouse Studios, Hells. It clocks in at around 1 hour 57 minutes and some change (that’s like 6 tv episodes in one release! #value).
This is a project that started way back in August 2014. The base script (if it can even be called that at this point) was taken from the official Blu-Ray release in Japan. The team completely overhauled the script, typeset almost everything (some of what we did is actually pretty crazy thinking back about it now), retimed it (obviously :p), encoded it, and put it through a very rigorous QC process.
The movie itself is about a girl named Linne Amagane and her adventure in… you can guess where the majority of the movie takes place from the title, lol. Anyway, I don’t really want to spoil it for people, so give it a watch as you wait for good ol’ St. Nick to come through tonight. They play a game of volleyball during it, so… itqualifiesasSaizensportsanimeftw!
And… lastly, here’s the roll call for all of those who lent a hand on this project. Thank you.
Translation Checking & Editing: AMS (you suck, AMS!)
Timing: sangofe (big ups, as always) & ninjacloud (despite not being his cup of tea, he plowed through the first half of the movie. Thank you!)
Typesetting: zegond (amazing work, zeggie-zeg ^^;) & AMS (you suck so hard, AMS!)
Karaoke: Timescar (this may have been the last thing he did for the group) & AMS (Did I mention AMS sucks?)
Encoding: Your_Mom (if you wanna blame someone for the file size, you know who to blame… your mom)
QC: CP (RIP – Never forget), Calyrica (Thank yoouuu in a Hotline Bling voice), konnakude (See! It’s done!), Falsedawn (I hate you and your light novel length QC report)
So enjoy the anime folks and we’ll see you again tomorrow with a big surprise and where we’ll be running toward the stage of your dreams!!! <— Not so subtle massive hint
PS: Oh, one more thing! I thought I’d include a lil’ ol’ poem for y’all to get you in the spirit if you weren’t already, because I’m a literature nerd.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the Zone
Not a connection was stirring, not even my own;
The stockings were hung by the computers with care,
In hopes that Saizen soon would be there;
And little baseball girls were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of the stage of their dreams danc’d in their heads.