H2 – 04


This is how you look chill, watching a baseball game. Take note, dudes.

I forgot to mention that there were two points that required a little translation note-ry in this episode.

04:34 Hikari, Kodama, Nozomi and Tsubasa are the names of the trains that serve Japan’s many, many commuters.
21:28 Here, they’re playing a word game that’s a favourite of lots of Japanese children (and anime scriptwriters, it seems) called Shiritori, which involves the second person saying a word that starts with the final syllable of the word the first person says. Technically, the game ends when someone says a word ending in ~n, but this game ends with baseball (yakyuu) to show that, for our heroes at least, baseball is the be all and end all [/deep]

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H2 – 03

H2 - 03

Finally back with more H2. Unfortunately this time, I have to write the news post… :/
Sending the only guy who’s not working on this show. 😛 I guess I should eventually watch this show, though. What do you guys think, worth the watch? ^^

Sorry for messing around with the torrent, but recently we’ve had trouble with releasing on TokyoTosho, and apparently it’s because our website info isn’t allowed.

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H2 – 01

Every once in a while, we at Saizen look at our current workloads and say to ourselves, “We’re not stalling subbing enough series.” Luckily, a few months ago, Sigh Subs approached us with a baseball anime called H2 that looked like the perfect series to stall sub. H2 follows the fortunes (or misfortunes might be more apt) of former middle school baseball pitcher, Hiro, as he joins a new high school and embarks on finding a new hobby to take his mind off the fact he can’t play baseball. And if that hasn’t tickled your fancy, maybe the fact that this is an Adachi Mitsuru show might. Yes, we’re doing another Adachi show – and if this keeps up, we might have to change our group name to AdachiZen >.>

But for the time being, let Saizen and Sigh Subs entertain you with the first episode of H2:
This release requires the latest CCCP codec pack installed. You can get it through the link to the left of the torrent link below.

EDIT: Excuse my terrible manners for not mentioning this at the time of release (I blame the massive stall), but thanks to CentralAnime who kindly allowed us to use their DVD source even though they were too far along with their releases to consider jointing with us. Make sure to thank these noble gentlemen (and gentlewomen?) when you’re next in their neck of the woods. 😀

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Additional Translation Information: Because this series is circa 1995, there are a few cultural points we felt relevant to the understanding of certain lines. We have added the information with the relevant timestamp below.

09:36 “Hoshino” refers to the legendary “giant killer” Senichi Hoshino who played baseball from 1969 to 1982 for the Chunichi Dragons. He has since gone on to be one of the Central League’s most well-known managers.

20:55 “Hayashiya” is either a reference to Hayashiya Sanpei IX who was a voice actor on previous Adachi adaptations, Touch and Hiatari Ryoukou! (I’m guessing the voice characters might be quite similar in a shattering-the-fourth-wall kinda way), or it’s a reference to his father, the rakugo comedian, Hayashiya Sanpei I, who apparently used similar phrases as Kine uses to open his jokes. Take your pick on that one 😀