Our 15th birthday felt like the perfect time to revisit our favorite battery in their continuing efforts to spy on hawt babes make their baseball team official. Despite enlisting the help of the Chairman of the PTA, they’re finding out that it’s not going to be easy to change the principal’s mind.
Oh, and if you’re a fan of H2 or just Adachi stuff in general like we are, I hope you’re all watching Mix: Meisei Story which is airing at the moment.
What better way to kick off a birthday celebration than a couple of drinks and 24 minutes of prime Charady action? Yes, that’s 8 whole episodes!
Speaking of birthdays, the 1st of April 2019 marked a decade since this show started airing, which kinda shows how slow we’ve been with this project, lol. I was hoping to have some episodes released on that day, but things didn’t work out, unfortunately. I still remain determined to finish this series, though, so expect more in future – if anyone’s still watching this show 😀
On this day back in 2004, Saizen Fansubs announced itself on the fansubbing scene for the first time with a mission statement to translate anime series into English that wouldn’t otherwise see the light of day (because, let’s face it, anime licensing was a crap-shoot back in those days and a lot of shows were overlooked by American and European distributors). Of course, the landscape has changed a whole lot in the years since our inception; the popularity of anime has skyrocketed in the West in a way that I doubt any of us envisioned when we first got into fansubbing, with legal streaming services that simulcast anime titles within an hour of airing in Japan, and Western distributors even getting involved in funding and green-lighting shows themselves. But even after all this time, we’re still going strong as a group, having released hundreds if not thousands of episodes and movies.
We have plenty on our plate that’s keeping us busy right now, and crazy mofos like me are always suggesting new titles for us to look at and potentially sub. And while this anniversary doesn’t have a marquee release like we did on our 10th anniversary with the final episodes of Ashita no Joe, we still hope to release a healthy number of episodes of your favorite series in the next 24 hours in celebration of our big day. So watch out for releases flying your way throughout the day ^__^
Last but not least, thank you to everyone who has made Saizen what it is over the last 15 years. There have been too many contributors both past and present to list them all here, and with my terrible memory, I’m not even going to try. But as with anything that lasts this long, especially in a hobby community like fansubbing where there’s usually a high turnover of staff due to how time-intensive it can be, a lot of people have worked very hard to get these releases out into the world. Without their significant contribution, Saizen wouldn’t be what it is today and would’ve gone the way of other big groups who have faded into obscurity. Oh, and a big thank you to all the groups who we’ve jointed with in the last decade and a half; a lot of our projects wouldn’t have made it off the ground without external help.
Now, grab a piece of birthday cake and tuck in, everyone!