Crunchyroll just announced that they will start backlogging their releases with 20-30 episodes per week. This means that in a few months they will have caught up to Thriller Bark, and a while after that, Fishman Island. We have way too many releases all over the place at the moment and we have decided to hold our releases on both Thriller Bark and Fishman Island at the moment and wait for this consistent source to edit with. Otherwise we would just have to make v2s (v4s by this point?) once Crunchyroll do catch up to Fishman Island.
Instead, we are going to start with Punk Hazard. However, these will be final, as we use the blu-ray sources which Crunchyroll cannot beat in quality. We are first going to catch up the blu-rays up to this point (595 at the moment, and Punk Hazard starts at 579) and then start releasing those once a day. Toei will probably finish Punk Hazard blu-rays before Crunchyroll catches up to Fishman Island however, so we’ll see what happens after that.
Chapters: 613 (p. 2-17), 614 (p. 2-17)
Chapters: 611 (p. 2-17), 612 (p. 3-19)
Episodes: 625, 628-631
Chapters: 700 (p. 2-19), 701 (p. 3-19)
Chapters: 480 (p. 2-19), 481 (p. 2-19), 482 (p. 2-19)
Chapters: 476 (p. 19), 477 (p. 2-19), 478 (p. 2-19), 479 (p. 2-19)
Chapters: 475 (p. 2-19), 476 (p. 2-19)
Episodes: 624-626, 628
Chapters: 698 (p. 2-19), 699 (p. 3-19)
Since FUNimation releases their DVDs in 5.1 audio, it’s possible to isolate the voices from the episodes, meaning that there would be no background music while they’re talking. This makes it possible to edit the episodes much faster and gives me many more possibilities. For example, making the chapter/episode ratio much higher, maybe squeezing in 3 whole chapters in 20 minutes? This would also improve the editing quality a lot.
However, there’s would be a price for all of this; and that is dub-only releases. Right now me and Galaxy have disagreed on what to do about it, but I would like to release dub only without subtitles for a much faster pace and improved editing.
So what do you think? Would you prefer subtitled video with a slower pace or dubbed video with a fast pace and improved editing?
This would only affect the oncoming CP9 Saga, though, as FUNimation haven’t caught up any further.
Here’s an example video of a battle without music, which lets me add any type of background song I want to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5vZvyVE4iI
Chapters: 473 (p. 2-19), 474 (p. 2-19)