Episode 5: Lightning! Kabuterimon
Stumbling upon a factory, the children split up, Taichi’s group finds a cyborg-type Digimon called Andromon. As they free him, he attacks and quickly overpowers Greymon and Garurumon…
Episode 4: Scorching Heat! Birdramon
As the children find themselves in a desert, they come across a village full of Yokomon. Taken to a nearby spring, they find flames shooting up from it, as the source of the fire is revealed to be a fire Digimon named Meramon…
Episode 3: The Blue Wolf! Garurumon
After leaving the beach, the children come across a trolleycar by a lake around dusk. As they decide to keep watch while staying overnight, Taichi accidentally awakens a Seadramon, which attacks Yamato as he tries to save his brother and their friends.
Episode 2: Explosive Evolution! Greymon
As the children plunge into the river, Gomamon summons a school of fish to catch them and whisk them to safety while Kuwagamon crashes into the water. The group are taken to shore and, after their Digimon partners reintroduce themselves in regard to their new forms, they attempt to determine their location and how to return home.
We’re back to releasing with a revised encode that should address the combing issues seen in the first episode (which has also been replaced with a v2) while still keeping the variable frame-rate encoding we wanted to use. This’ll be the final version for the video work, so any further v2 releases will simply be “bug’ fixes. As I mentioned in the updated Episode 1 post, we’ve revised Jyou/Joe’s name on the RyRo track to Jo, matching the new Romanization seen in the new Digimon tri trailer. Enjoy!
Episode 1: Adrift? The Island of Adventure!
Mysterious climate changes occur around the world, including a blizzard that falls overnight at a summer camp in Japan. Seven children at the camp—Taichi, Sora, Yamato, Koushiro, Mimi, Takeru, and Joe—are each given an item that falls from an aurora in the sky, and are all swept off by a wave. Coming to in a strange place, Taichi finds himself with an equally strange creature that calls himself Koromon. In time, Taichi reunites with the others as they each have a strange companion of their own. After the creatures introduce themselves as Digimon and the place to be the Digital World, the children are reunited with Mimi as she and Tanemon are running from a Kuwagamon that attacked Taichi and Koushiro earlier…
Well, here we go with the Digimon Adventure BD box! These BDs are… interesting to say the least, given the source Toei had available for the upscale. All things considered, they look pretty decent for a Toei upscale. We’ve got dual-subs on these, both the official Netflix version and the Ryuu-Rogue subs for those that prefer the fansubbed version. The only change we have made to the RyRo subs aside from styling changes is changing Jyou to
Joe . We’ve also ported their sign translations over to the Netflix subs, since those subs lacked the translations. We’ll try and get a few episodes out a week if everything goes to plan. Anyway, enjoy!
UPDATE: We’ve revised the v2 spelling of Jyou to Jo, based on the recent trailer for tri Romanizing it as such. No other changes have been made and the Netflix track retains Joe.
Gundam Anniversary Shorts
The following is a collection of three shorts created for the 10th and 30th anniversaries of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, included in HD on the Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Trilogy Premium Edition set. A 30 minute feature called “The Impression of First Gundam” was included for the 20th anniversary, but is not included here. The first two are reposts of the previously released encodes from last summer, while Ring of Gundam is a new release with subs added.
10th Anniversary Short – All That Gundam
Released in 1989, All That Gundam is a short featuring the Gundams seen in the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam, ZZ Gundam, and Char’s Counterattack, leading up to the reveal of the RX-78-NT1 Gundam “Alex”, along with the main characters of the soon-to-be-released Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket OVA.
30th Anniversary Short – Gundam Perfect Mission
Released in 2009, Gundam Perfect Mission features the leading Gundams from nearly every main Gundam TV series, movie, and OVA from the past 30 years of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, including an appearance by the Unicorn Gundam from the not-yet-released Gundam UC OVA.
30th Anniversary Short – Ring of Gundam
Also released in 2009, Ring of Gundam was Yoshiyuki Tomino’s return to Gundam for the first time since the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation film trilogy, and his first wholly new entry since Turn A Gundam a decade earlier. This CGI short stars a soldier, Eiji, who travels to the Ring Colony to search for the so-called “Beauty Memory”, which is said to contain all of mankind’s memories. Upon encountering Beauty on a hilltop, he is told that to decipher this data, he must obtain “Amuro’s Legacy”. Now Eiji continues his quest to discover the key to mankind’s salvation.
This re-released version features subtitles for the dialogue. These subs were originally done by MovingLines, but I’ve restyled them and made a few fixes for the spelling, punctuation, and tweaked a couple of words used in the dialogue. For those of you who downloaded the raw version last summer, a patch is included to add the subs. Enjoy!
Digimon Adventure The Movie
Two children receive a strange egg that hatches into their very first Digimon, leading to the night that would change their lives forever.
Well, here’s the first actual movie from the Digimon movie box! We’re pretty proud of how this one turned out, as we’ve done scene-by-scene image stabilization, fixing the gate-weave judder that Toei didn’t bother to address. This does mean there is some minor cropping over the source (2 pixels vertical/horizontal on average from each edge), but we felt this was a worthwhile sacrifice in exchange for a stable image.
Additionally, we’ve added some hum reduction to the BD-sourced audio to improve the quality. For those that prefer it, we’ve included the DVD stereo audio as well since the file size increase for another track was small.
We are hoping to do the TV series box when it is released March 3rd, once the movies are complete, although that will depend largely on funding. While we can hope someone will upload the box, we are hoping to buy a copy of it to take advantage of the low-cost preorder (roughly $336) and to know we have a source for it, so if anyone is interested in donating towards it, drop us a line in the comments or on our IRC channel!
Digimon Adventure 3D – Digimon Grand Prix
Twelve racers compete in the Digimon Grand Prix to obtain the title of “King of the Digimon”! However, this isn’t your average race!
We return to active releases with a short file first, coming from the newly released Digimon movie box. We’ve made a few tweaks to RyRo’s subs for this one, but thanks go out to them for the original translation. You’ll find that we’ve got something for everyone here, with 2D and 3D encodes, as well as a 3DS-compatible encode for anyone who wants to check out the 3D version but lacks a 3D display! For more details on 3D playback, including how to use the 3DS encode, check out the 3D Playback guide in the navbar up top. Otherwise, enjoy!