Still alive

I come bringing big news.

There shall be no further Death Note-related releases from us. And that includes the specials. Meaning that they are dropped, and you can’t convince me to pick them up again.

Kuro-Hana released a H264 720p and shitty xvid of the first special, so go download that instead.
Also, there are rumors that they are going to do the second special as well. Therefore, no need to pester us about it.

Happy holidays, you bastards!

Death Note summary

So, with our first project finished, it’s time for a tiny little summary. (And yes, we consider the series as one project, and then each special as their own project).

Without these people, this project would never have seen the light of day

  • Animanda — for translations up to episode 31
  • Kuro-Hana — translations from episode 32 to 35
  • Ruberia — translations for episode 36 and 37

Then, the staff from TSR that worked on the project

  • gorken — QC, distro, public relations (some website-posting and IRC management) and whining
  • pnb — everything else, plus walls of text on the website.

Finally, to all of you incredibly patient people who kept pestering and nagging for updates and releases. Without that, we would never have bothered doing this all over again. And possibly not even the first time.

Also, I just updated the scripts available here, so if some of you for some reason want the ASS-files only, they’re available in ass/dn. And going on AniDB to rate us and/or comment is also appreciated.

Failure.

Failure. A word that describes the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, opposite of success.

Failure. A word that describes an object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success

Failure. A word that describes the termination of the ability of an item to perform its required function.

Failure. The english language cannot describe TSR with one word any better.

Rebirth. We startet out pretty great in my opinion. Fairly regular releases. Good video quality. Some v2 and v3s, but hey, we had never before done anything like this. I have to say I am pretty proud of our releases. That was the beginning of TSR.

Frenzy. And so we managed to finish the complete Death Note series. The first group to complete the whole series in English. We were high up in the sky! When looking back it all seemed so easy. So we decided to do it all once more. But this time we wouldn’t settle for less. Ordered chapters, alpha-timing, even better quality, double quality checks and whatnot. As I said; we were really up high. That was what should have been the end of TSR’s Death Note work.

Doubt. As we started on the batch-rework we soon realized what we had done. The work morale soon disappeared, and work started to slow down. So slow that it soon stalled completely. We lost interest. Death Note was not fun anymore, and we were sick and tired of working on it. This is was the first sign of our failure.

Silence. Weeks and months passed by. Our Death Note work had as much activity as your generic american ghost town. People started to get more and more impatient and nagging in our IRC channel. After a while I just tuned it out and responded in a fairly cruel way. Unfortunately people didn’t seem to care that much about my responses and slowly I lost interest in that too. This was the death of TSR.

New World. The fight between Kira and his pursuers finally comes to an end. In the same fashion we have decided to let Death Note go. I know we promised a release in time for christmas, and I regret that we have to let you down. Death Note and TSR is taking up too much time in our lives and we are not going to have the same enthusiasm as before ever again for this project. TSR might return some time for another project but from our mood right now that doesn’t seem likely. This is the failure of TSR.

We are sorry…

…that we lied. Because we have finished the entire batch! Death Note is complete!

Torrents can be found at: NyaaTorrents
The bot in #TSR on irc.rizon.net should be updated in some time.

We hope you enjoy this full batch of Death Note. Although we didn’t enjoy the making of it so much at the end we are going to look back at the work with pride. On a side note; 1 of November 2008 is exactly one year after when we first published an episode of Death Note. A year is a long time, but rest assured, this is quality! Good night.

Release checksums

In case you ever started wondering what the real files look like.

Episode Sums
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I have a dream!

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration of fansubbing in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great fansubber, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, subbed the Death Note series. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of anime fans who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the batch still is not finished. One hundred years later, the life of the fans is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the fans lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the fans is still languished in the corners of fansubbing society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.

We cannot turn back.

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my fans.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the anime dream.

I have a dream that one day the magnificent series of Death Note, a series so great it can be watched over and over again, will be subbed by the subbers of TSR.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they can watch Death Note subbed in their own language; english!

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; and the slow TSR will finish their project!

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My Death Note ’tis of thee, sweet subbers of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of L’s pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if TSR is to be great fansubbers, this must become true… but not today.

Instead of focusing on actual QC, fixing and completion of our Death Note batch we have shifted focus onto our website. You may notice the new header, and we are coming closer to the look and feel we want from our site now. I guess we should soon shift focus back onto the batch and doing work on Death Note. For our regular readers you know what that means; moar delays, plz!

Regarding specials

Now… I’ll explain it one more time, since you (I’m looking at you, suiton) seem to be too dense to understand the numerous explanations given.

Special 1 is not listed in the informational section on top of the site, since the that’s for the batch of the series. The special is not being worked on, because you’ve all been singing and dancing happily wondering when the batch would be released, and we’ve therefore focused efforts on that. Plus other things unrelated to TSR.

I would also like to point out that the header for our informational section on top of the site reads “Detailed QC-status”. Now, special 1 isn’t nearly ready for QC yet, hence, there’s no reason to list that there now, is it?

According to CD Japan, which seems reliable enough, the DVD for Special #2 is released sometime in November. We might do a release, because, as I’ve said several times before, WE DO NOT HAVE ANYONE ABLE TO TRANSLATE FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH FOR US. Is that clear enough? We can’t provide subtitles on our own, and therefore we depend on another group to do the translation, or finding someone who could help with the translation.

Now, the most likely event is that some other group releases their own version, and, based on the quality of that, we may, or may not, steal their translation and release our own version. Meaning that if we think their version is good enough, or better than anything we could have done, we would not release our own. I don’t care if you want to have everything from one group or not. If we can’t provide a better product, we won’t do it. Period.

I’ve also stated several times before that if we don’t say anything, nothing has changed. So since there hasn’t been any news about any of the specials, assuming the status is the same as last time isn’t such a bad idea. To summarize once more; if we haven’t told you anything, nothing has happened. We have not dropped anything simply because there hasn’t been updates.

TL;DR: We have not dropped anything. If we don’t post updates, there hasn’t been any.

Now STOP ASKING!

Also, as a final little note:
We are not actively looking for anyone to help, but send a mail to rye@eastblue.org or contact one of the operators on IRC (we live in #TSR@irc.rizon.net) if you are able to translate, and would like to help. A joint could of course also be considered. (Means less work for us, right?)

And no, suiton (and others), you do not have to recommend other groups that might be able to help, or groups you like. This is for people able to do the actual work themselves only.

Looking back

Looking back at the old files, I can’t understand how we actually released this shit. Or how you people could actually download it, and like it.

This crap sickens me!

Wrapping up Yotsuba

As some might have noticed, there’s been an update to our little informative header. A few more episodes have been through the QC. Episodes 18 to 25 waiting to be fixed now.

Ninjaedit: The Yotsuba mentioned in my post was just a reference to the Yotsuba Group, since the episodes just QC’d was about them. And since he’s now done with that little arc. Haven’t you guys watched Death Note at all?