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    dizzcity is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Default A legitimate way of fansubbing?

    So, Kadokawa's apparently offering users the ability to do the equivalent of fansubbing work on their new internet TV channel. (See ANN article). It's kind of experimental, so they've got a test period of about a month. Series include Full Metal Panic, Midori no Hibi, Kaze no Stigma, Girls Bravo, Karin, Ninomiya-kun, and some others.

    What do you guys think? Do you think it'll take off - this idea of giving fansubbers a legitimate way to practice their craft, with fairly popular series from an established Japanese production company? (even though all the series in question have already been fansubbed...) If any of you are fansubbers, would you be interested in having a legit way of publishing your work, or are there other considerations stopping you from using the service?

    Thoughts and opinions welcome.

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    The question is are they going to profit off the hard work of others? I mean why don't they make subtitles of their own. Instead they want regular users, the consumers really, to subtitle their works for them. Isn't that a convenient cheap source of labor.

    Anyone check the Legitimate animes streaming on crunchyroll ? The subtitles really suck monkey butt.

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    Well the practice is deffinately feasible, but it won't take with old series that have already been done, as a result it won't make any money. Even if it worked with current series, it still wouldn't stop groups doing it illegally and releasing them as downlods instead of streams. They should have done more research.

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    ^maybe they are trying to make those illegal fansubers to stop and instead work with them.

    Well just as long as they don't try to profit from them. I think its good. fansubbing is sometimes more accurate compared to some that you can buy in the market. Cause fans made it FOR other fans.

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    My 30 second review!

    Small problem: Everthing's in japanese and I who (kind of) know japanese am still having problems using it.

    Big problem: Shit's streamed.

    Surprising thing: It was not America-Japan exclusive.

    Conclusion: To be ignored until progress is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lews_therin_tel View Post
    Conclusion: To be ignored until progress is made.
    Quoted for truth.

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    Fansubbers can aways just release their scripts, and your the fan, find the raw.
    Trasnfering the problem to the japanese that make avaliable the anime on the internet in first place.

    But of couse this also makes the work of the subbers "open source".
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    Quote Originally Posted by lews_therin_tel View Post
    Small problem: Everthing's in japanese and I who (kind of) know japanese am still having problems using it.
    You can change the language of the website to English at the top-left part of the site.

    Personally, I do wish that some of the fansub groups would take up the offer. Not so much for self-interest, but for the future it promises. If this open-source fansubbing movement proves popular and successful, and if it merges with the simulcast (or one-day-late) movement going on for currently airing series, we could end up with a situation in which fansubbing of currently-aired series is welcomed online. Which would be the best of both worlds for the users, I would think, in terms of the trend and precedent it would set, even though the series may be streamed rather than downloadable.

    It's basically the argument for doing something less-than-worthwhile in the beginning in order to have a greater reward in the end. Or like putting all that time and money into going to school regularly as a child in order to have a higher-paying job later as a university graduate. But I'm not sure if anyone else in this get-it-now fansub culture would be willing to make the necessary sacrifice.

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    People will still want to download though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    People will still want to download though.
    This.

    I almost never stream since I don't have the greatest interbutts connection, hate just waiting for it to load, usually crappy resolution, and I watch anime on TV every once in a while. I have zero interest in streaming so meh.
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