- Don’t ask about progress on project xy; we’re not some licensing company who holds back distribution of episodes for increased profit margins — we’ll get the eps out to you as soon as they are DONE.
- Stop asking if projects are dropped; we will announce if we’re no longer working on a project.
- If you don’t like the speed or the effort we’re putting into our fansubs, then just don’t download them.
- Stay on-topic when you are posting. Project requests don’t go under Playback Help.
- Don’t be a jerk.
I mainly want to point out the fact that we don’t stall projects on purpose, real life happens — we don’t live to serve you, and we don’t sub for your enjoyment, so deal with it.
We at Saizen sub for personal enjoyment. We don’t sub to serve the greater purpose that is the fansubbing community, nor do we sub for personal gain, such as Internet fame or the fabled “e-penis.” Accordingly, we fansub at a pace and in a way that we find to be enjoyable and not too taxing our every day lives/lifestyle, hence the many delays and inconsistent release speeds.
Whereas we are perfectly aware that our speed may not be up to par of those other groups who seem to be able to constantly maintain a weekly 5-10hr release, and although we would like to attain such speeds to get all the naysayers off our backs, doing so requires that we abandon our 9-5 jobs and sit in front of the computer for extended periods of the day in order to do so, something we obviously would never do. Also bear in mind that these other groups most of the time rip their subs from shows simulcasted by Crunchyroll and the likes.
Which brings me to my second albeit related point: what we sub and when we sub is our own choice, and if you don’t like it, no one is holding a gun to your head and making you download our releases. If you are going to suggest a series that we could potentially sub, at least be able to provide either translations or raws. We don’t have an infinite amount of staff, and chances are we already have projects of our own which we plan to sub.
Whether we decide to sub project x ahead of project y should really be none of your concern, and since our staff in most part don’t work on all projects across the board, us subbing one project does not necessarily negate progress on another or mean that we’re not working on another project.
Thanks for understanding!
Disclaimer: This is a revised version of the originally written post by ANBU.