DVD/BD Hunt

We Need Your DVDs & Blurays!

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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:

  • B.B (Burning Blood)
  • Ketsuinu
  • Lupin III Special: Lupin wa Ima mo Moete Iru ka? (Is Lupin Still Raring to Go?)

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 05/12/2018

223 thoughts to “DVD/BD Hunt”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. Gintama complete series in BD 1080p. I know what I have requested is a mammoth work but still I request you guys. Even if it takes 5 years,still I think it is worth of it.

  20. well i know what i requested is very difficult to complete.but still I think for gintama this much difficulty can be taken. Again there many anime of 150+ epi have BD 1080p releases. For example HxH, Ranma. Overall, its upto Saizen who is gonna decide but i requested coz I have been looking BD 1080 for long time. Releasing 300+ epi in BD1080 is highly cumbersome, I know that. But within next few years, this wont be a considerable matter.

  21. I don’t see it happening. Saizen struggles to keep a normal length series going so there’s not really any appetite for a show as long and complicated – after all, it’s not just a case of knowing Japanese but being immersed in the vastness of Japanese culture to get all the references right. I don’t know of any major fans in our group either, so I’m 99.9% sure that it’ll never happen. Sorry, Kenshin.

  22. Hey guys! Have you heard about Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai? It’s an old school comedy anime. I know you already have a big plate of projects but also this anime doesn’t seem to have raws of any sort…

  23. There is new German BD version of all the 128 episodes in ADC,but its German the quality seems pretty good, i don’t know if you can sync japanese audio to it though.

    1. You can request, Dnl, but be aware, we’re pretty busy with everything we’re already doing. But you may get lucky if the suggestion piques our collective interest.

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