Saizen Fansubs


  1. 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.
  2. Stop asking if projects are dropped; we will announce if we’re no longer working on a project.
  3. If you don’t like the speed or the effort we’re putting into our fansubs, then just don’t download them.
  4. Stay on-topic when you are posting. Project requests don’t go under Playback Help.
  5. 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.

56 Responses to “Rules”

  1. December 10th, 2014 at 12:02 am

    avatar ninjacloud says:

    They were released in one format by Frenchies-subs which is AVI hardsubbed.

  2. December 10th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    avatar Voikus says:

    By any chance do you still have the translated subs?

  3. December 10th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    avatar CreamCorn says:

    i dont know why ppl ask for requests/subs/etc on a rules page?? its actually kind of mind blogging/head splitting. please guys do respect the guys here at Saizen, the rules page is strictly meant for “Rules” discussion, NOTHING else. understand that the Saizen guys do have their own lives to take care of. please give them their due respect. thank you all.

  4. December 10th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    avatar Voikus says:

    I asked because I am an anime translator as well on a romanian fansub and I can’t find a mkv version for those episodes. If I intruded in some way, I apologise.

  5. December 10th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    avatar FalseDawn says:

    No offence taken, but he’s right – the Projects page is probably the best place to suggest new projects and things like that.

    As to your question, I think we only distributed the finished articles for Frenchies-Subs (if we stuck them on bots at all). We’re not actually affiliated with them so we never had any of the files in the first place. Your only real bet for it is dling the AVI releases and using an OCR on them – they’re surprisingly sophisticated now. I think we used one on that Yawara re-issue of episode 1 we did and that turned out all right 🙂

    Sorry we couldn’t be of any more help, Voikus, but good luck with your fansubs!

  6. December 10th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    avatar Voikus says:

    Thanks for the suggestions and good luck as well.

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