Those two shows have been licensed by Bandai Visual today. Click here for the news feed.

Obviously, that directly affects us as R1 companies are known to C&D fansubbers for pirating their licenses. This website is located in the US and is vulnerable to legal action. We will begin removing torrent and DDL links to those said shows soon.

Please use your imagination (hint: google and tokyotosho) to find future episodes. I will stop posting news updates regarding releases of True Tears and Shigofumi.


  1. Shinagami
    2:26 am on January 31st, 2008

    GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Dreglor
    2:39 am on January 31st, 2008

    Thats just goddamn annoying, atleast let people get really into the shows before taking out of foreign domain :/
    oh well, it was good while it lasted. *adds to wish list*

  3. Paper
    2:53 am on January 31st, 2008


  4. Darc
    3:01 am on January 31st, 2008

    well i am pissed at the usa again gonna ruin another perfectly good anime by dubbing it and releaseing it with only the English dub you know what thats messed up and i think it is really disrespectful to the Japanese voice actors i hope it still gets subbed by anonymous groups *shakes fist at bandai us*

  5. Xeno
    3:04 am on January 31st, 2008

    omg, so i guess, tokyotoshokan it is then ;p
    but m33w will still be posting news about releasing ep once torrents are available in tokyotoshokan?? but direct links will be removed ofcourse ;p

  6. Nagato
    3:05 am on January 31st, 2008

    Bloody american’s with their stupid dubs

  7. Amethyst
    3:12 am on January 31st, 2008

    They will most likely release the DVD with bilingual Audio (Japanese and English) with an English subtitle track. Also note that M33W has not actually said they are going to stop releasing episodes of the two anime, they just stated that it won’t be released by Torrents or DDL. Some subbing groups do continue releasing by XDCC. We just need to hop that atleast one group will do that at a decent quality.

  8. Crimson7
    3:14 am on January 31st, 2008

    Well, FUCK! Since I don’t live in the US, that really sucks! Stupid licenses… It wouldn’t be a problem if they distributed it internationally and if it was actually GOOD!

  9. Cartis^
    3:47 am on January 31st, 2008

    Cartis is NOT a happy panda. :

  10. The DVD releases will have Japanese dialogue with English subtitles only, similar to the previous release of ‘Galaxy Angel Rune’ from Bandai.

    So there will be no English dub at all and that’s fine by me, not a big fan anyway.

    The price point is something else entirely, however I’m really glad to have the series DVDs two months after the Japanese release.

    So for my part I’ll try to focus on the good aspects of this.

  11. Darc
    4:17 am on January 31st, 2008

    not happy JAN!! its a aussie thing look it up

  12. Naughty Fox
    4:25 am on January 31st, 2008

    well, now I just wonder which animes m33w will pick up now, if they do decide to pick up 2 new animes that is.

  13. aDonkey
    4:30 am on January 31st, 2008

    dam you amercia… DAMN YOU!!!

  14. zunghn
    5:14 am on January 31st, 2008

    i refuse to accept this. i have a couple of suggestions on where bandai can shove there heads. (up there other end for one.)

  15. JaLorMee
    5:15 am on January 31st, 2008

    what? so meew gonna stop subbing it? T_T
    omg what the hell

  16. KT
    5:16 am on January 31st, 2008

    FUCKING JESUS CHRIST SHIT FUCKING SHIT FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. baka-yaro
    5:25 am on January 31st, 2008

    ehh… one one hand – i am quite happy knowing that GOOD & GREAT anime was licensed, but… on the other hand – GOD DAMMIT!!!!

    i don’t live in USA, nor do i live in the progressive part of the EU, where there are some licensed anime. Here – in my country – i have ONLY russian licenses, which are dubbed, not subbed, and anyway i dislike reading Russian subs – because i am so used to English ones it makes me hard to watch anime any other way than reading English subs.

    and ordering anime from amazon isn’t an option too – they aren’t allowed to deliver them here… (at least i can order manga :) )

    That aside – Thank you very much m33w for your great work and intruduction of such great title as a True tears is. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (won’t be mourning over Shigofumi, but can’t say that hat was bad either )

  18. Amethyst
    5:38 am on January 31st, 2008

    I believe you can order to russia from DVDPacific if nessesary. But with the prices they are asking for a sub only disc id be suprised if anyone buys it. US$30 for 1 ep or US$40 for 2 is just rediculous.

  19. psygremlin
    5:40 am on January 31st, 2008

    Just to add to everybody’s woes at these 2 great series being licensed – firstly, yes it’s by Bandai and secondly they’re releasing at a 7 DVD (yes, 7!!) set – 2 episode disk costs $40, 1 episode disk $30. $270 for a 13-episode series. Good luck to them.

  20. Xasec
    5:41 am on January 31st, 2008

    hmm.. i really enjoy your subs, what a shame that the 2 were licensed :(

    This sounds like you will go on working on these episodes but won’t publish them or at least you won’t post links on this site, i hope so :)

  21. Well, I’m really sadden by the news as I wanna see more of Noe. But nevermine, we must respect the license holders, so let’s just concentrate on H2O. I’m wondering if m33w will pick up any more projects since almost SHigofumi and True Tears won’t be subbed anymore.

  22. seth50000
    6:13 am on January 31st, 2008

    damn i really wanted to know how the story was going to in true tears :((

  23. hei
    6:18 am on January 31st, 2008

    sad news :(, why this 2 show in particular :'( …

  24. xess
    6:20 am on January 31st, 2008

    Probably because these are the two best shows of the season.

  25. MaccaSvenne
    6:22 am on January 31st, 2008

    Seriously people, did you even read the newspost?
    Did the group say anywhere that they where dropping the two projects?
    On the contrary, what they said was:

    “We will begin removing torrent and DDL links to those said shows soon.

    Please use your imagination (hint: google and tokyotosho) to find future episodes. I will stop posting news updates regarding releases of True Tears and Shigofumi.”

    It’s fairly obvious what they mean, isn’t it?

  26. Amethyst
    6:27 am on January 31st, 2008

    actually they are still talking about whether they will continue it or not. log onto the IRC channel.

  27. MaccaSvenne
    6:32 am on January 31st, 2008

    I was only referring to the newspost and the reply in Baka-Wolf’s forum.
    Those responses were crystal clear, at least to me.

  28. Rizel
    6:33 am on January 31st, 2008

    Dear bandai visual

    thanks for ruining one of the best animes to date


  29. hamtaro1234
    6:50 am on January 31st, 2008

    Dam man!! True Tears was just starting to get good too!! same with Shigofumi!! I’m just hoping to god that they dont licence Rosario + Vampire as well!!

  30. War! I declare war on the Power Rangers! Take those assholes down! Them and their asshole DVD prices. :D! $40 for 2 episodes?! Piss off. -_-;

  31. lcleong
    7:06 am on January 31st, 2008

    Go go Power Rangers!! Shoot the ‘Silence’ power to Bandai! >.

  32. Aoshi
    7:06 am on January 31st, 2008

    Nice reaction y’all have there.

    *sigh* Stupid copyright laws. I’m not American either! Haha!

  33. Osiris
    7:21 am on January 31st, 2008

    i`am not from US too, but this rly is annoying to do that kind of things with all good shows I just hope that in future i will be able to watch those eps -.-. Heh to say the true i rly love my country for not dubbing anime (at least most of it) they just pasting subs and that`s how it should be! ;p

    o… btw FUCK >.

  34. rawr
    7:28 am on January 31st, 2008

    on irc did they confirm anything on dropping it?

  35. Kayro
    7:31 am on January 31st, 2008

    I seriously hope m.3.3.w won’t stop subbing these two awesome animes.

    God! I really hate US companies (anime related) >_>

  36. Reesh
    7:39 am on January 31st, 2008

    I haven’t tried watching shigofumi but…. TRUE TEARS??!!! getting licensed?! This would mean trouble… oh heck… one good anime out of my list… or at least will just gonna have a hard time looking for them… hehehe

    about the news: Well… let’s just hope that our understanding with the news is the one m33w is telling us(and praying for that).

  37. ytriffy
    8:13 am on January 31st, 2008

    I’m truly sorry.

  38. lcleong
    8:18 am on January 31st, 2008


    who r u? suspicious… oO

  39. SauZake
    8:28 am on January 31st, 2008


  40. ToTaFTW
    8:30 am on January 31st, 2008

    Just by scrolling down (fairly fast), you can see all the people swearing XD
    Well just wait people, someone will hopefully rip the DVDs and upload them to a torrent, and since its Japanese Audio, English subtittles, everything will be ok :3

    In about 2 months…after the series ends Japan…and their DVD releases are ‘released’…

    Either way you guys are gonna be waiting for a while~

  41. Fucking Bandai Visual…

    Keep good work on others project and this too (updated od others trackers with diffrent group name ;D )

  42. lcleong
    8:46 am on January 31st, 2008


    r u 1st time buying “those kind” of DVDs?
    the DVDs quality and subtitle r super ultimate sucks u know?

  43. gloinunit
    8:48 am on January 31st, 2008

    bandai blows =(

  44. Lulu
    8:51 am on January 31st, 2008

    Stupid Bandai Visual USA assholes.

    Fucking Americans.

  45. SewerSide
    9:26 am on January 31st, 2008

    ah… and there was this thing call capitalism, and there was this country call America. I say, if i can get the DVD in my pathetic country i don’t mind spending few bucks. But still, DAMN YOU!!!! DAMN YOU DIRTY APES!

  46. MaccaSvenne
    9:32 am on January 31st, 2008

    No matter how much money I had, I would never pay 20 bucks for a 25 minutes long anime episode. That’s insanely overpriced.

  47. Bloodlust
    9:36 am on January 31st, 2008

    Well that sucks big time since we will have to wait few months before we can enjoy this show to the fullest :(.
    Anyway good work m33w so far and since now you have space for new projects why dont you start translating They are my noble masters and/or spice and wolf.

  48. voshkevc
    9:49 am on January 31st, 2008

    Damn it! In my country those series hasn’t been licensed, but the fansubbers we have here aren’t nearly as good as m33w. Bleh :-(

  49. Ignite
    9:57 am on January 31st, 2008

    well, nothing you can do about it. Just sad that the HDTV version of true tears will go to waste -.-

    will be interesting though if you pick up 2 new series

  50. Dead
    10:04 am on January 31st, 2008

    haha, im sort of glad i havent started watching it yet ๐Ÿ˜›

    but seriously are half the people here anti-american?!

  51. tomasz333
    10:11 am on January 31st, 2008

    I suppose we’ll find out whether they’ll be continued this Sunday, seeing as that is approximately when the next episode is due.

    “Go Go Power Rangers” should the worst happen.

  52. Chibog
    10:33 am on January 31st, 2008

    Yes another two good anime goes to waste because of the stupid licenses and bad dubs of bandai visuals oh well at least m.3.3.w is still going to release then i have no complaints

  53. Longinus
    10:36 am on January 31st, 2008

    “You go to hell, you go to hell and you die” never sounded so good…fk you bandai US

  54. xess
    10:42 am on January 31st, 2008

    wonder what they’ll write in their shigofumi

  55. loic
    10:43 am on January 31st, 2008

    a bad weekend is coming

  56. Warll
    10:49 am on January 31st, 2008

    Couldn’t they just move the site to a Canadian server, or Swedish might even be safer. If anything though from the sounds of it they plan of still subbing it anon. If that is the plan it would be nice even if they just got a free site hosted in Canada/Sweden to which I can get an RSS feed from.

  57. GrimaH
    10:50 am on January 31st, 2008

    That’s some awesome news in between the lines there m.3.3.w.

    in b4 retards who don’t get it.

  58. lcleong
    10:51 am on January 31st, 2008


    Shh…. dun said it! ^^

  59. gastonf
    10:58 am on January 31st, 2008

    Two series licenced. I think I should be happy, but I’m not. I live in Argentina that means that if i buy that anime from outside I will have to pay the 40 bucks for the two episodes + almost 40 bucks in customs fare. Even without the customs theft, it’s fairly expensive for me.
    The only thing I know for sure is that if you are going to be in trouble if you continue with the fansubbing of these to series then you should stop them. It’s not worth it to continue fansubbin them at the risk of losing a great fansub group like the one all you have put together. I will look for another subs and I hope they make releases at least half as good as yours.
    The companies seems to be learning to speed licencing now that there are so many speed fansubs.
    As always I hope you can keep up with the good work and don’t let it bother (too much) because I know almost all of us will bet the 270 u$s that them will have been translated way better by m.3.3.w.

  60. lcleong
    11:09 am on January 31st, 2008


    NO! u’re wrong those kind of SHIT DVDs ALWAYS sucks and bad subtitling 1…

  61. nobody21
    11:18 am on January 31st, 2008

    that sucks but i get a 20% off dvds so it no all bad

  62. Neo_Granzon
    11:42 am on January 31st, 2008

    As I’m some one stupid enough to buy BV releases (SRW) I can inform you all that their releases are top quality. The packaging, the video quality and the subtitle quality are all top notch. Of course their subs are just simple text with no fancy effects fansubbers like to add, but it’s better that way. Does that justify that higher price? Hell no.

    And their stuff is ALWAYS SUB ONLY. The only BV releases with english dubs are the ones that already had them (Patlabor and Wings of Honeimise). So you can quit bitching about that. It rather irks me to see people complaining about dubs when there’s always the option to switch to subs. There’s only a few titles that are dub only and they’re rather obscure. Dubs don’t ‘ruin’ anything anyways. There are people who want to watch it in their own language you know. Sub lovers who are outraged by the very principle of a dub are morons.

    That said, the real issue here is that lack of a dub should mean a LOWER price. You’re supposed to pay less for less, not more for less.

    Like you all, I was greatly loving True Tears and I hope some group continues subbing it. BV doesn’t seem like the kind of company to send out C&Ds anyways (SRW subs are still being released). I think m.3.3.w should continue subbing and only stop if they get a C&D. Otherwise we’ll be subjected to the utter wallet rape that is $270 for 13 eps. I wouldn’t expect any DVD rips, as no one in their right mind would pay that much to get the DVDs so they can rip them.

    BTW, moving the server to Canada wouldn’t change a thing, as the lisence is for NORTH AMERICA, so it’s both Canada and the US.

  63. Simply put the torrents on other servers that aren’t american, cause paying $270 for 13 episodes is a total ripoff. Pirate Bay is one of them

  64. @ 30.

    I thought it was $40 for one, not two? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  65. Kaiten
    12:12 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Sad to see that M33 are dropping two great series but I understand. If you follow the suggestion in the news post and search “true tears” at, you will not be disappointed. Unfortunately, the best subs and most timely were here. But HD versions of True Tears are still out there and won’t disappear. No, I won’t buy 7 over priced DVD’s, but maybe when the box set comes out, assuming it is under $100, I will buy that.

  66. gastonf
    12:12 pm on January 31st, 2008


    Mmmm some DVD releases come with japanese sound and english subs so it’s not so bad. Anyways if you don’t like it you can find it somewhere else, as they said use google and you will find something. You must keep in mind that if you don’t like something, nobody will force you to buy them, or download them. If you read the post I made you will see that I said that I can’t afford that, so I will download it from somewhere else.
    And let me tell you that when an anime or manga is licenced the company has to pay some money that after going to the original owner of the rights reach the mangaka or animaka(I don’t know how the one who make the anime is called in Japan) and that will make his/her pockets a bit heavier and he will continue to make more anime. So that is a good thing. Another good point is that there are people who likes the anime but they don’t have internet and they have to buy it from a store or wait till it is on TV.
    I don’t know how it is where you live but here anime is desappering even from cable tv. Only Animax is passing anime 24/7 and in cartoon you can see Dragon Ball, One piece (I think only the two first seasons), Naruto (first 25 eps) and pokemon (the only one with a decent lenght) oh and animax is only showing the same shows it had when they started and had been reapiting them to no end. And here comes my point number three, on tv they only show licenced anime (as far as I know) so maybe that will make that in five years (I’m not so naive) I could see them on the TV. Because even if the dubs are bad (in my opinion some voices in spanish tend to be much older than they are supposed to be, but they tend to be more bearable that the english ones, note that its only my opinion) more people will see them.
    You must think not only in yourself but also in others, even licencing has it good points. Of course is a shit when they are badly done and cost a lot but nowdays the world moves like that and after all this is just a business, even if you don’t like it. Also you must think that if m.3.3.w continues, they will be in troubles. They are a great group and I’m completely sure that otherwise they will not stop these two shows.
    Well this is making itself more long than I already have planned so bye. And as usual keep up the good work m.3.3.w. I’m eagerly waiting for Rosario.

  67. gastonf
    12:16 pm on January 31st, 2008

    The previous post was pretty long right?. I promise I won’t do it again. Sorry all of you.

  68. M33W..i have a question:
    why not release ONLY THE .SRT or .SUB files?

    That isn’t illegal anywhere.just annonimously point out the raw we should get and we’ll manage

  69. Anonymous
    12:23 pm on January 31st, 2008

    You’re@all@retarded,@read@the@freaking@news@one@more@‚”‚‰‚‚…@if@you didn’t get it yet, seriously how damn clueless can you be in time like that? (Okay, I take my words back, not all, but the majority)

    >two best shows of the season.

    Two mainstream shows of the season.

    And for God’s sake stop butchering English, learn the basic rules like capitalizing ‘I’ and such, your ignorance is killing me.

  70. … so sayeth thy Lord to thy imbeciles….
    …get a live,dude…typos happ’n ๐Ÿ˜‰ !

  71. Setsuna
    12:28 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Pfft, anyone care much about typos? i don’t..
    anyway, two best shows of the season gone. just like that. damnit.. i was even looking forward to it! oh well, i suppose there HAS to be someone else subbing it..

  72. xess
    12:29 pm on January 31st, 2008

    .srt files are equally illegal as releasing the entire video itself. Translations are considered derivative works of the original and thus falls into the jurisdiction of the copyright holder. Thus you can’t translate Harry Potter into French and claim it as you own work, etc.

  73. …sh*t…

  74. lycan
    12:51 pm on January 31st, 2008

    DAMN… those fuckin americans
    tell them to go bomb more brown people and leave my race’s stuff alone so more people can enjoy it
    m33w thank you for all your work in those animes. you guys really got good taste in them (and hoping for more good ones)
    and i wish to say, screw the americans just keep subbing

  75. Rakushu
    12:56 pm on January 31st, 2008

    yeah I read this yesterday… I was in a bad mood for the rest of the day.
    I curse the person who decided to license them.

    now I’ll have to use tokyotosho to search for my beautiful torrents

  76. xess
    1:06 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Do a lot of ppl here actually just use the RSS feed here to figure out when we release stuff?

  77. peephole
    1:16 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Heheh, it’s always a riot seeing people just go haywire when news of this came out. Then again, I was as annoyed with this news like the rest of everyone. But as recent history shows, things like this usually take care of themselves. Just stay tuned.

  78. PhAzEsHiFt
    1:22 pm on January 31st, 2008


  79. xess
    1:37 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Here you go:

  80. DoubleDown
    1:46 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Okay.. Um.. English dubs suck.. Veoh, Stage6 & YouTube ftw.. :D..

    Thanks for what you were able to do up until now, m.3.3.w.

  81. Xerelious
    1:59 pm on January 31st, 2008

    I guess that is that. I think I’ll just wait for the official DVD release and order one. I’m just glad that Rosario + Vampire, H2O and They Are My Noble Masters are still on the roll.

    -Xerelious Silvaer

  82. Shizuma
    2:03 pm on January 31st, 2008

    WHAT THE FUCK!?!?! We just got (>^(>O.O)> with this one.I’m a freaking american and take no offense when people say “stupid American dubs.” That’s how pissed off I am about this move. Fuck Bandai…

  83. -:Swede:-
    2:11 pm on January 31st, 2008

    well, this is a pretty long list, dont ya think?

    I have to say, it’s too bad that those annoying americans licence of all the animes that I (nd probably you too)like.

    I didn’t like shigofumi cause I didn’t get the story, thought it was a bit depressing with murder in the first episode.

    Anyway, I think it’s great that you made the episodes in 720p, love it really, thank you!

    Cheers =) //”zomg” changed to “-:swede:-”

    oh right, tought I missed something, I really gonna miss superallmighty coding of true tears!

  84. -:Swede:-
    2:14 pm on January 31st, 2008

    oops, I made a mistake, typical ;D
    I meant “annoying american subs”, sorry.
    I’ll take all the blame of it.

  85. Shizuma
    2:25 pm on January 31st, 2008

    It’s not that I’m extremely annoyed..per say, but the fact is your anime is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced. $30 for one 25 minute episode? That’s more expensive than block buster movies that you COULD possibly overprice. You’re losing sales by setting the price bar so high. I’m specifically talking about True Tears and Shigofumi. I, and the rest of the people on the site I get my info from, are very disappointed in your actions concerning these two anime. It’s not that you, an American company, are wrong in licensing these anime and becoming interested in Japanese programing which is better than American cartoons by far, it’s the fact that you make EVERYTHING so damn overpriced. You’re annoying the people that made anime popular in the United States in the first place. Because of this, I and many others that feel the same way about this matter, will never buy Bandai products until these matters are dealt with in a manner respecting the American anime committee. Thank you for your time.

    I encourage all of you to send a comment to Bandai Visual USA with this, or something like it, copied. It’s freaking rediculous.

  86. sh4z
    2:33 pm on January 31st, 2008

    @ xess I use rss but I also check the site regularly. I want to thank m33w again for doing an excellent job on their fan subs. you guys rock. and couldnt bandai at least wait until the series has completed airing before licensing! >

  87. xess
    2:33 pm on January 31st, 2008

    I believe they set it at that price to prevent grey imports from japanese customers. Since the japanese price is around that region as well for all anime DVDs and often only contains 2 episodes per disc. However, those prices are certainly unjustified for any market.

  88. sh4z
    2:36 pm on January 31st, 2008

    I think if prices where more reasonable less fuss would be made about these anime being licenced, but there will always be people that want something for nothing ๐Ÿ˜›

  89. jordie
    2:36 pm on January 31st, 2008

    damn my people…

  90. Darc
    2:51 pm on January 31st, 2008

    just dont worry about it for now

  91. Neo_Granzon
    3:09 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Idely, Bandai Visual USA is technically a Japanese company doing business in the US. As such they are applying Japanese standards to their releases. Luckily they’re the ONLY R1 company that does this.

    And yeah, they’re the only reason why this is such a big deal.

    I’m rather surprised to see how many people here don’t live in North America.

  92. nobody21
    3:26 pm on January 31st, 2008

    well try liveing in hte mid-west st. louis MO is no fun

  93. CP
    3:59 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Really sad. Love both series.

    Don’t mind paying for anime or any other media, but not idiotic prices order of magnitude 8 times more expensive per minute than for example a season of Stargate Atlantis. That’s not an option, even if I can afford it. Can’t let them rip off people like that.

    And, I don’t live in the Americas either ๐Ÿ˜‰

  94. Skittles
    4:07 pm on January 31st, 2008

    @lycan yeah your helping fucking racist
    it happens people get over it

  95. AnimeKami
    5:04 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Does any1 even like ppl who license anime??? sigh… one question will m33w still do hd version didnt really mention it??? if u can tell me that would help ๐Ÿ˜€

  96. Tidus
    5:52 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Wow man wtf. Seriously…


  97. barris
    6:35 pm on January 31st, 2008

    I hope that even if it is licensed, softsubs will be made for shigofumi and true tears. I really hate those American companies who license anime. They just want money.

  98. rapeace
    7:55 pm on January 31st, 2008

    What a luck, just when i am was waiting for the next episode the anime is licensed.GODDAMM IT !!!

    Stupid Company !!!!

  99. Dobroh
    8:02 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Stupid Bandai Visual when they see many people download the anime, they quickly lisenced it so that they could earn fast $$$$$
    Ridiculous pricing for 1 episode, who will be in the right mind to download it !!
    Goddamm it

  100. Amethyst
    8:10 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Apparently they held the license before the first episode was aired. The only just made it Public recently so theres no way they could’ve know it would be this popular.

  101. Personally I would have preferred to see ADV pick these up. I’ll have to get the at least the first R1 they release and hope they dubs are decent.

  102. Alexiaf
    9:09 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Why dont m33w change it server to somewhere else so it can avoid legal action. so far i know most people now is changing to ASEAN region especially malaysia.
    From what i hear there is no limit to what you can post in malaysia based website except on certain issues which may affect the goverment and the server there is much cheaper too, seriously !!

  103. Ohhh, no dubs.. Hmm well.. we’ll see.. 1-2 episodes a disk. Gosh that’s pretty bad. If they would release a thinpak I’d be happy. Screw the individual disks. What the heck. Put the whole series on a Blue-Ray and charge a fair price for it….. Gahhhhhh.

  104. owned
    9:11 pm on January 31st, 2008

    oh, wow this is why i hate the free enterprise system for economy. even if i live in U.S. i like to have some freedom to see something for free once in awhile. all this copy right bullshit that they promote is just a lazy way to have money into their packet. then internet is being controlled by saying that sharing information is against the copy right. THIS A LOAD OF BULLSHIT ALL OVER IT.

  105. Miko
    10:14 pm on January 31st, 2008

    Well, does Bandai acutally sue or C&D fansubbers?

    So far, the only company in North America who does that as far as I know is ADV (fuckers).

    Does Bandai really have such a bad reputation (first I’ve heard of it).

    I mean, if Bandai doesn’t C&D you, does that mean you can still sub it?

    Personally, although I DO buy anime, I like to see the whole series before investing significant sums of money into a licensed dvd…

    And if it is something I like (which I so far do with true tears), I totally am willing to pay… (even though it is ridiculous of them).


    Oh, and thank you to m33w, I really enjoy your work and thank you for all you’ve done so far. Wether you drop it or not is up to you, and I respect whatever choice you make for whatever reasons. Just know that I am still a fan of yours ๐Ÿ˜‰ (and yes, I will check tokosho, thx for the tip, and google has always been good).

    ps: yes, I know the message is ambiguous… that’s besides the point…

    pps: I’d really like to know about bandai’s past C&Ds and lawsuits… please do share the info if any of you have it.


  106. […] (Final Soapbox: Be civilized, guys. So much haet. CCY hate haet.) […]

  107. YES!!
    10:33 pm on January 31st, 2008

    after reading what xess said in an unknown ddl website that distributes m33w fansubs… im pretty happy right now.. u guys should go check out that unknown website and read some post.. I sure i will clear things up..

    Still bandai shitty tards….making people pay $30 bucks for just a subtitled….cant believe that bullshit i mean when viz licensed deathnote eventhough i didn’t like the fact that they did that.. what was their charge again?? 1 buck for watching it subtitled ???

  108. entach
    3:22 am on February 1st, 2008

    Damn, I hate Bandai Visual!!!

  109. Dear World.

    Go to Hell. Die in a fire. You bloody hypocritical spineless fucks.

  110. Attention dumbfucks who are cursing the US and our dubs,


    Doesn’t excuse them for selling a volume (2 episodes) at $39.99 though >.>

    So I can rely on the fact that if we’re creative with our imaginations magical fansubs will appear on tokyotosho? =D

  111. xess
    5:18 am on February 1st, 2008


    and eating sky food will help too

  112. AnimeKami
    7:57 am on February 1st, 2008


    i dono cursing U.S is something every1 does lolz ๐Ÿ˜€ but 2 episodes for 39.99 is a bit pricey

  113. sasdie
    11:51 am on February 1st, 2008

    its not pricey, its expensive :) that means 269.93 for the entire show (13eps bwah) ๐Ÿ˜€ how retarded is that?

  114. Z4
    12:17 pm on February 1st, 2008

    These are very bad news. :(
    I enjoyed your releases, because your quality is very high in such a short release time. And compared the english Subs are very great and easy to understand.

    Now I am looking forward to Rosario to Vampire and H20, two other good series. :) (hope they won’t licensed soon too)

    Nice Work and Domo Arigato gozaimasu!

  115. Slowbro
    1:53 pm on February 1st, 2008

    Oh dammit. And I was enjoying your subs. :[

  116. JohnThePwnage
    2:46 pm on February 1st, 2008

    wow this is gay
    dam usa always dubbing animes and they suck at it also

  117. Pyro
    4:20 pm on February 1st, 2008

    Damn did half the people not read the news post? it said clearly “All volumes will have Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.” it didn’t say SQUAT about English Voice overs/Dubs.

    I will likely be buying the DVDs… LoL but only after they’re in a box set at a lower price. That’s how I get most my anime at least.

    As for Dubs sucking… yea that’s expected, the companies don’t re-draw the facial movements to match the that they’re dubbing it for, as well as companies being lazy & using just inhouse talent instead of auditioning for the proper talent to fit the character(s)

    m33w Thank you for subbing the series up till now & getting me interested in a few more anime series to buy when they get here to the US.

  118. Joystiq
    5:26 pm on February 1st, 2008

    This isn’t the best of news, but remember there are current fansubbing groups still available for these 2 projects (though the group for Shigofumi is not that known compared to the group that is subbing True Tears Doremi). Though I do admit Bandai is making a terrible move for charging $30 for 1 episode and you know I don’t mind buying DVDs when they are first released (currently buying Kanon DVDs when it is first released) but when you compare $30 for 1ep to $20 for 4ep that’s not good for anyone, consumers are not stupid to fall for it and the company loses out for having to develop the discs in the first and for keeping them on inventory. One last thing, some people are overreacting to this.

    1. If you were the owner of the anime and your work is given out for free how would you feel. I’m not defending all animation studios, original authors (since some are money grubbing bastards) but the show was only intended for viewers in Japan not for the entire world to view.

    2. If you don’t support and buy the product anime might cease to exist (it’s not like the studios have enormous amount of cash on their side, some are financially backed and if the studio is not making any profits you won’t have anyone financially backing you up)

    Point is anime distribution companies are needed otherwise you will lose out on a lot of anime. Also, in the same way Death Note received a C&D, there are groups who will continue to sub so y’all could stop whining about it.

    P.S. Some of you really need to research even just a bit. Bandai is not a U.S. company, it is an Japanese based company. It set up a U.S division that is all.

  119. sigh
    6:43 pm on February 1st, 2008

    m333w havent announced a droped project ffs…. read post or go ask in irc..

  120. lotuskonoha
    8:15 pm on February 1st, 2008

    other fansubs are still gonna sub true tears right? like doremi/aisubs, or moetaku

  121. Eruruu
    9:12 pm on February 1st, 2008

    rofl @ Bandai.

    don’t worry, it’s the Internet. Everything’s free. Somehow.

  122. Meru
    10:46 pm on February 1st, 2008

    I hate US companies !!!
    $270 for 13 episodes?!
    you fuckers ¬¬, i hate them all, i don’t have all that money you batards!
    i’m sorry ^^ i just want more true tears T_T

  123. $270? I could get that for about 80 bucks since it’ll probably fit on 4 DVD’s. If you bought the R2 releases from Japan, it would of cost you 10x the amount and you’ll only get 2 eps per DVD. So stop over extragating.

  124. AnimeKami
    12:20 am on February 2nd, 2008

    what!!! @.Joystiq. even if some ppl dont support anime by not buying the dvds the chances of anime going away is small if u have seen code geass u would know why

  125. mechworrior
    2:56 am on February 2nd, 2008

    ….alrite back to chinese subs..

    good to be trilingual..

  126. Joystiq
    9:10 am on February 2nd, 2008

    @animekami are you saying that if I watch code geass I would understand that animes are not going away? r u basing that off the anime or what the series directors and animation studio said (u need to be more specific)

    like I said before I’m not defending any animation studio or distribution company but I think that distributing anime without the consent of the original author is plain wrong (that’s my 2cents)

    anyway, a lot of people are cursing out Bandai as if it’s an American company…people really need to do a bit of research, it’s an Japanese company! Just look at the name “Bandai” does that even sound American? LOL

  127. Anonymous
    10:07 am on February 2nd, 2008

    I normally support North American licensing, but what the hell?! Slapping us with Japanese-priced DVDs is just obscene! I won’t be so much as renting these when they’re released here, and will emailing BANDAI in protest (as should every other R1 anime fan). If they want to play the Capitalism game, they had better get used to the word, “boycott!”

    In a completely unrelated note, I’ve added Tokyo Toshokan’s anime RSS to my list of feeds.

  128. We from FTP-Anime Fansubs will continue to sub Shigofumi. Our servers are in malasia so licences won’t affect us. Our reason to continue subbing it is because of the inhumane prices for the DVD’s. If they were cheaper we would have dropped it too.

    -FTP-Anime Fansubs

  129. nahrub
    4:34 pm on February 2nd, 2008

    fuck… they could at least wait for it to finish. bloody americans.

  130. lotuskonoha
    4:37 pm on February 2nd, 2008

    lol, does anyone know a good chinese fansubber that subs true tears?

  131. Necromancer
    6:19 pm on February 2nd, 2008

    w.0.0.f ๐Ÿ˜‰

  132. Tay
    8:06 pm on February 2nd, 2008

    Well considering that most m.3.3.w fansub members are situated in the U.S (I assume). They would have to be very careful as distribution can cause a lot of legal problems and although it doesn’t affect us the general public, it will affect the m.3.3.w team if they are caught committing illegal activity (Distribution of licensed material).

  133. mOrpheus
    8:29 pm on February 2nd, 2008

    Well that sucks primetime! Not only does its not available here in my country — it would cost a month’s salary for it (like we could afford that). Damn US evil Machination…

    …welcome to the real world -Morpheus

  134. sigh
    12:32 am on February 3rd, 2008

    well at least we know this new group called w.0.0.f is subbing shigofumi and true tears…

    though the origins of this group remains secret if u know what i mean :DDD

  135. Tim
    5:48 am on February 3rd, 2008

    So… what’s the meaning of this statement ?

    Please use your imagination (hint: google and tokyotosho) to find future episodes. I will stop posting news updates regarding releases of True Tears and Shigofumi.

    They will release it on IRC or they will release in someway and somewhere hidden ?

  136. Noice
    10:26 am on February 4th, 2008


  137. nahrub
    10:55 am on February 4th, 2008


    it meant what it meant… who cares whether they “release” it or not? if you found it through the hint then watch it.


  138. Shinsouku
    4:27 pm on February 10th, 2008

    Honestly. I don’t think American dubs are needed. it sounds like shiet and plus dubs are just for losers who cannot read, buahahahaha and it would seem true don’t you ag
    agree? this was a good anime, and I hope these dubbing companies will die one day. because dumb americans think they will make it even better with dubs. Thank you for your hard work m.3.3.w. even if it is dubbed I’ll still watch it somehow *wink wink* XD

  139. johNnerS
    1:53 am on February 13th, 2008

    DAMN U BANDAI US!~!~!~!~!~! yea certainly i dun live in the states sigh… ):

  140. pseudonym
    6:31 pm on February 24th, 2008

    I seriously don’t see what all this ranting about so what if they licensed True Tear and Shigofumi if you learn to read between the line you will see that it is not a problem it’s just a hindrance that all, if you people still can’t grasp the hidden meaning in the header then here another hint, hopefully you’ll understand it now(profane language in this site)
    Once you do that you type in what a dog barking sounds like and add the second word of this website name to the search query if your still confused than i doubt anyone can be of any assistance to you.