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Everything posted by Koby

  1. Give them time to be done, lol. Nanatsu no Taizai aka The Seven Deadly Sins was just released on USBD less than a week ago. Anyways, checking out the various archives/indexes of the active groups or users will show you typically what people have planned, in which case you'd see [Kametsu] was going to do it; and it's actually being worked on right now by Idle since the audio is already sourced and everything.
  2. Yeah, I'm up to episode 20 and things haven't changed. It's still just random episodic events that don't really mean anything in the grande scheme nor really progress the plot. Apparently the whole thing is about reawakening the 7 words on the staff that Akko has, but doing so has mostly been by accident all along the way. And like you, I don't really care about any of the characters too much. Akko just seems like the exact opposite of a character I should care about. Anyways 5 episodes to go, and the story hasn't really gone anywhere. We're still just getting episodic developments that do little outside of some slight character building. Pretty much these 20 episodes could have easily been condensed to about 4 episodes of content.
  3. MAL TV version of Little Witch Academia. Akko Kagari is an ordinary girl who joins the renowned witch academy for witch girls, Luna Nova Academy. When she was younger, she went to Magical Festa, a magic show hosted by a witch named Shiny Chariot. Akko was so mesmerized and inspired by Shiny Chariot's performance that she dreamed to someday be a "cool" witch like her. This young and impressionable Akko takes Shiny Chariot's words as her own motto: "Never forget, a believing heart is your magic.“
  4. Manga author Hiro Mashima announced in the afterword of the 61st compiled volume of Fairy Tail manga on Wednesday that the series will conclude in two volumes. He further stated on his Twitter account that he has lots of plans for the franchise, although the manga is ending. Mashima also revealed that he plans to begin a new series soon. Fairy Tail has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine since August 2006, and currently has over 60 million copies in print worldwide. The series won in Shounen manga category at the 33rd Kodansha Manga Award and Japan Expo Award in 2009. The manga has inspired multiple adaptations; including a 175-episode TV series, a 102-episode sequel, two OVA series, two anime films, several spin-off manga, and a side story novel series. Del Rey Manga (now defunct) initially published the first 12 volumes of the manga in English in North America, and Kodansha Comic USA resumed publishing the manga with the 13th volume in May 2011. FUNimation licensed the anime for North American distribution, and has been releasing the series in Blu-ray and DVD since November 2011.
  5. I went to the movies and watched Live Free or Die Hard.. Wait erm, I went to the movies since then and watched Rush Hour 3.
  6. The “Resident Evil” movie franchise has not ended after all. Details such as the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps. But Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, did confirm at the Cannes Film Festival that a reboot is in development at the giant German production company, which owns rights to the franchise and has produced all of its installments. The franchise was set to end with this year’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” which grossed $312 million worldwide after its January release, including an eye-popping $160 million in China alone. Sony helped sow the seeds of success by securing a release for “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and “Resident Evil: Extinction” in China. Based on the Capcom video game, the series launched in 2002 with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, and Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Bernd Eichinger, and Samuel Hadida producing the first of a six-movie series. The “Resident Evil” movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it Europe’s most successful independent horror-genre movie franchise in history and the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” was again directed by Anderson and produced by Bolt with Hadida and Constantin’s Robert Kluizer, and exec produced by Moszkowicz. Distributed by Screen Gems in the U.S., all six “Resident Evils” have starred Milla Jovovich. Anderson has written all six of the installments and directed four. His involvement on a reboot is open to question, however, as he prepares “Monster Hunter,” again inspired by a video game from Japan’s Capcom, which is set to be brought to the market in late 2017 or early 2018.
  7. dvds for 1-206 hdtv/web for 207+.
  8. Get tlacatlc6. They're higher quality, smaller size, easily obtainable / alive, already has subtitles, and it's dual-audio. Reinforce is raw, so you'd have to source subtitles and audio.
  9. MAL Synopsis: Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, Guts continues to fight his enemies, who wield repulsive and inhumane power, with nary but his body and sword—his strength as a human.
  10. I'm currently working on Final Fantasy XII and Radiata Stories whenever I feel like playing them.
  11. I'm about half way done with the subtitle work for Legend of the Legendary Heroes, though it's been like 6 months since I last messed with it due to being busy & lazy... But all the subtitles available for it have tons of timing issues, which require retiming nearly line by line, and the typesetting is fairly shit and overall a mess. So it's been quite a bit of work to overhaul. I liked the show well enough, but it doesn't really stand out any and doesn't have any sort of ending... definitely felt like they intended to at least get a season 2 that never happened.
  12. Not at this time. Idle has limited bandwidth and wouldn't want to do two resolutions. So it would require another team member willing to step up and last time I checked I wasn't aware of any 720p encodes that were up to snuff. So unless someone found a good encode, it would require us to also source the JPBD and encode it and well all of our encoders are backlogged as is so that definitely wouldn't happen any time soon. It's 2017 and 720p is dying out like 480p did about 7 years ago. You'll start to see more and more releases be 1080p only by more and more groups. So it may be time to upgrade your internet plan or your hard drive capacities. If you want 720p, you'll have to resort to Tsukiyomi's terrible quality handbrake encodes with bad x264 settings, no filtering, and pgs subtitles. Apparently he's releasing it here on the forum already. I've mentioned a couple times now myself that before long I'll be no longer doing 720p's for most of my projects as I just don't see the need in them. It's a lot of extra work to produce a duplicate / lower quality version of something in which I'm not even going to be archiving myself and as anime continues to be animated in higher resolutions more-so now, there is even less reason or desire on my behalf to downscale.
  13. As you've noticed by now, we recently made the switch to HTTPS (SSL). In an effort to keep up with security options and whatnot, we've also recently patched a security issue discovered related with the linking of display pictures. As well as we've finally enabled the ability for users to opt-in to 2FA (Two Factor Authentication). We have decided to keep this an optional feature as we feel not everyone would want to use it or even see a need in using it. After all what would someone gain from accessing your forum account if you're not a staff member for example? Not much really, but that doesn't mean you want to let them either. Anyways for now, we offer the ability for 2FA through Google Authenticator which requires you to have an app installed on your smart phone to utilize. You can set it up here: https://kametsu.com/settings/account-security/ We'll look into doing a 3 Question Based 2FA option in the future. If someone would like to submit to me common questions to utilize that would typically be used for such a thing and offer unique answers that people who don't know you wouldn't be able to answer, then it'd probably speed this addition up on actually being added. In other news, we've enabled various caching of things to do with the forum that should help improve performance. At least on the backend anyways. You may not actually notice any performance gains, but you never know.
  14. MAL Synopsis: Guts, known as the Black Swordsman, seeks sanctuary from the demonic forces that pursue him and his woman, and also vengeance against the man who branded him as an unholy sacrifice. Aided only by his titanic strength, skill, and sword, Guts must struggle against his bleak destiny, all the while fighting with a rage that might strip him of his humanity. Berserk is a dark and brooding story of outrageous swordplay and ominous fate, in the theme of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This show is only one episode in and already getting lots of hate from the anime fanbase for it's choppy low framerate half finished CG animation... but honestly while that isn't good, the story is well enough that the animation didn't affect my opinion of the show to any degree big enough for me to not want to continue watching it. I've seen worse. This is Berserk, one of the biggest manga series in existence so I'm sure they know it'll be watched regardless.
  15. I'd be worried about the encode settings moaradin used: cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=10 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=5 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=230 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=15 / qpmax=25 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00 Believe this mostly default configuration, but either way it's mostly bad. And at the time of encoding it: 2013, he was already using a 3 year old officialbuild of x264. And it's CRF:20 so it's really low bitrate.
  16. I believe I deleted the BDMV, or it's another that happens to be on my internal drive of my other PC which I've been lazy about getting thermal compound so I'll have everything needed to put the new mobo in for. Though iirc, Basilisk was one of the rare times where the USBD was slightly better than the JPBD, and well I do happen to own the USBD, so I suppose I could rip it if I ever got around to it if my ripping program still happens to work. I've gotten more experienced with encoding in the last year so I may be able to do a better job with it, but in my past tests I never came up with a satisfying encode. Banding and ringing was too apparent and debanding strong enough to get rid of it was wiping away too much in the dark areas; but I believe I can now properly mask it to bring the detail back, but of course I'd need to test it again... Anyways td;lr I don't have plans currently to work on it after some past testing didn't give a satisfying result.
  17. For various reasons, I'm frankly curious what percentage of our community members prefers which type of download method.
  18. As anyone who keeps up with the Kametsu projects would know, I released 1-9 of AO like 3 years ago or something as a remux usually modified subtitles based on gg's iirc and tlacatlc6 video. Coalgirls dropped the show after like 11 episodes or so too... Anyways after doing the first 9, I decided I didn't like all the banding present in tlacatlc6's encode, thus I stalled the release indefinitely intending to eventually encode it myself. Only I never got to it. It's undecided at this point whether I will or not... I have the BDMV so I could do it, and I've never seen AO so I want to... but it apparently sucked ass and bombed pretty hard. So I just haven't been that impatient about wanting to watch it. Several episodes were requiring audio edits to sync, and I was having to time subtitles, restyle, etc.. There was differences between USBD and JPBD like extra EDs, and stuff. As for other dual-audio releases go. IDR who did it, but I think maybe DHD would be the only option if they did do it.
  19. Moozzi2 (your screenshot) AOmundson (your screenshot): For one thing when you take screenshots, it's best to save them as png so they're not lossy. However take a look at the screenshots you provided here at full size. Look at the mobile suit / Gunmen at the section above Simon's head. In the AOmundson remux, the lines are clearly visible. In Moozzi2's encode, it's just a patch of macroblocking, the lines are no where to be found. Then look at all the smudging of Simon's left arm in the Moozzi2 encode that issn't in the AOmundson remux.
  20. I don't care about it being 1:1 to the source, but I want something that doesn't give you eye-cancer. Fixing source defects is good enough for me. Making the source worse however is what Moozzi2 does. Moozi's encodes suffer from ringing, blocking, banding, warping, halos, too much contrast, way too much sharpening, and massive detail loss. If you like missing lines from warping, characters looking orange from color adjustments, lines having rings from too much sharpening, and detail loss from scrubbing all noise/grain, with macroblocking due to terrible x264 settings, then sure Moozzi2 might be your thing. But if you're wanting something that doesn't look like a 5 year old tossed random filters at it on max settings, and wanting something with decent x264 settings that isn't going to wipe away more stuff and cause macroblocking during the compression process, then Moozzi2 should be avoided like the plague. He's even worse than those mini-encoders, because he manages to produce lower quality encodes than they do while fooling people who don't know the first thing about video into thinking it's higher quality because they think sharper = better, regardless of all the side-effects and detail loss.
  21. Moozzi2's encode as usual is easily the worst encode available. It's a total shitfest of terrible filtering gone overboard. Moozzi2 is a n00b encoder with no idea how to actually encode, and besides his terrible filtering that destroys the source material, his x264 settings are terrible. You seem to not know what you're talking about in terms of quality. Because anyone with any proper knowledge on the subject would suggest steering clear from anything Moozzi2 does. Also anyone wanting to do a proper remux shouldn't use the audio from AOmundson's release as it too uses the audio from the JPBD which is unfortunately 2ch when a nice 6ch audio source exists from the USBD. But other than that ordeal about the audio, AOmundson's release is pretty good. It's a shame the CTR-Sally project never came to fruition though.
  22. CR didn't sub this, nor stream it. In the US, it's an Amazon AnimeStrike exclusive. In Australia it was streamed on AnimeLab. As for groups subbing it, no one really. DDY is over a month behind, and the only other option is HorribleSubs direct Amazon rip.
  23. MAL Sword princess Aiz Wallenstein. Today, once again, the strongest female swordsman heads to the giant labyrinth known as the "Dungeon" along with her allies. On the 50th floor where mysteries and threats such as a decayed dragon's corpse that crumbles to ash and an irregularity that creeps ever closer to the party loom, Aiz calls for the wind and heads deeper into the darkness of the Dungeon. Eventually, she finds herself meeting a boy for the first time. "Um, are you OK?" In the Labyrinth City of Orario, the contrasting stories of the boy and the girl intersect! Spin-off of DanMachi, featuring Aiz as the main heroine.
  24. Yeah I certainly didn't ever consider the possibility, but I'm actually looking forward to it.
  25. Scooby-Doo is coming to Supernatural. The veteran CW fantasy drama will do a Scooby-focused animated episode in its upcoming Season 13, the network said today during its upfront presentation in New York City. Characters from the animated cartoon franchise –Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their talking brown Great Dane Scooby-Doo — solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps. Sounds like a good fit for the series. Supernatural cast members will be playing themselves in an animated version done in the vein of Scooby-Doo and starring Scooby-Doo himself. More details to follow, so stay tuned.