Friday, February 23, 2007

Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers English subs SRT file released!

I've recently received the Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers DVD I've ordered from Amazon Japan. The special edition of the DVD comes with a few special items, such as the script and story board pictures. Sadly, the movie only includes Japanese subtitles. But luckily, because of the Japanese subtitles, I am able to slowly translate it into English, with the help of my handy Furigana dictionaries.

James Ballard, a regular on the Ultraman Lah forum gave the movie a very detailed and positve review. You can check it out here. I enjoyed the movie thoroughly, and thought that it was a very fitting movie for a 40th anniversary special. The appearances from the older actors really brings back lots of memories, not to mention a sense of nostalgia which sweeps through your entire body when you see the actors back in their young days decades ago.

I've initially decided to encode the movie and to host it on a tracker for downloads, and not to release the srt file because I wanted to fans to enjoy the show in high definition. I did all the decoding, translations, timing and encoding work, but I was unable to upload the movie because of its size of over 620mb. After several requests from the Lah forum, I have decided to forget about finding a good upload site and to just release the srt file. I'm still a little reluctant to do this, because some people will have trouble with the timing of my srt file, as they might try to load it with other raws or the mandarin version. Luckily, Shonokin from the forum shows a good way to solve this problem.

With that, I present to you the srt file here. If you want to thank me for what I've done, just leave a message here on this blog post. I'm happy enough knowing that there are people all over who appreciate the time I've taken for the translation and the timing. If the file expires, just leave a message in the shoutout box and I will update it again shortly.

Thank you and please enjoy the movie. I know I did. 皆さん、お楽しみください!ウルトラマンメビウス&ウルトラ兄弟の映画をきっと見ました!すぐに英語に翻訳をしました!