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Q: Can I use your subs for something?
A: Sure! We work on the projects we do for the good of the community, so please feel free to use our subs to translate into your native language, upload English-subtitled clips to video streaming services such as Youtube, or use them in fandub projects or whatever else you like. Credit is appreciated, though unnecessary.
Q: What is a torrent? It says “Download torrent” on Nyaa, but I just want to download the release…
A: A torrent is a file which connects your computer with others around the world who want to or have already downloaded the file(s) you want. It is possible for your ISP to detect this and issue you a warning, but it is very unlikely anything will come of it. This varies by country, however, so use your better judgment when downloading torrents from anyone, not just us. If you want to be 100% safe, consider using a VPN.
Q: I can’t get any of your releases to play. What do I do?
A: There are many media players capable of playing our releases, though the only one we completely support is CCCP. Other good alternatives are Potplayer, VLC, and MPV.
Q: Are the contents of the site, Discord server, and IRC channel safe for work?
A: The site should generally be SFW, though shows such as Jojo and Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan are obviously 18+. Discord and IRC are very strictly 18+, however. If you stand the risk of being fired for viewing explicit images or messages during work hours, or are browsing with a child present, you would be wise to steer clear.
Q: What can I do to help you guys out?
A: Although it doesn’t actually help any process, telling people about us and kind words on Twitter, Discord, and our site are always appreciated.
Q: When will the next episode of Jojo be released?
A: Our aim is to release each episode by Sunday night following its simulcast release. Sometimes we may get an episode out a day earlier or later, but usually no more than that.
Q: Would you guys consider releasing each episode with just name changes first?
A: No, it isn’t necessary. There are other individuals who do just this. Search for Jojo on Nyaa and you’ll find them.
Q: Why don’t you guys typeset the sound effects?
A: It would take way too long and is beyond the skill level of our typesetter. Our focus is on editing and we don’t feel like delaying the episode for something that isn’t necessary to the viewing experience. One thing that’s helpful to know is that in addition to the sound effect appearing on screen, the actual sound it would make plays at the same time, so you aren’t missing anything by being unable to read them. They’re there to add visual flair.
Q: Why is the Part 1+2 batch 720p and unofficial?
A: Since parts of Part 1 and 2 do not match our current standards, we’ve decided not to release our own batch unless we rework every episode at a later point in time. Because the original torrents for our release are dead, we’ve decided to share this option since it’s better than nothing. Just keep in mind we were inexperienced at the time we began subbing Jojo and did not have rigorous quality assurance practices in place like we do now.
Q: When will the next episode of Pokémon be released?
A: Typically less than 24 hours after it airs in Japan. If you want to know immediately when we’ve released each episode, follow us on Twitter.
Q: How do you guys release each episode so fast?
A: The main reason is that our team has a lot of experience in the fansubbing community. All of us have been doing fansubs for over five years, so we’ve long since worked out any kinks that would slow down most new groups. The other reason is that we don’t spend a lot of time doing in-depth script editing, so our subs are essentially a quickly polished up raw translation. We do this to avoid the spread of poorly translated and edited subs for the benefit of the community.
Q: Will you ever re-release episodes with more in-depth editing?
A: As of right now, no. We won’t rule out the possibility for the future, but we would rather focus our efforts elsewhere.
Q: Where can I download episodes 1-27 of Sun & Moon?
A: Pocket Monsters Fansubs has subbed these episodes, so we suggest using them. Links to the episodes can be found on their site: https://pocketmonsters-fansubs.blogspot.ca/
Q: Will you sub promo material, the movies, or past Pokémon series?
A: We will most likely never sub promo material, but movies and previous series aren’t off the table. If we feel there’s a need for it and our team is interested, we’ll do it.
Q: Do you plan to sub future Pokémon series after Sun & Moon?
A: Although we won’t commit to anything at this time, we see no reason to stop with Sun & Moon.