Just as we promised, here’s the full batch of the Shigofumi DVDs. So, what’s different in the DVD version? Firstly, some censorship was removed. Especially some scenes with guns. Secondly, the video quality is much higher.

And what have we changed in our scripts? We’ve made huge improvements to the scripts for the first four episodes. They should have a reasonably good level of translation accuracy now. All the episodes were also QCed for any glaring mistakes. I think we’ve made some good improvement over the course of the year in terms of quality. It’s too bad that we’re so much slower nowadays though. But, can’t have everything. Some of our members are quite busy, but they do set aside the necessary time to fansub.

The files are on average, about 250MB (total is 3.24GB), and in standard DVD resolution (of course). However, the videos have been pre-stretched to 16:9 already, so they’re not anamorphic. This was done to make it easier to migrate scripts without the need to resize everything. Our TV releases for Shigofumi was only 100MB per episode, so you can imagine how poor the TV broadcast quality was.

If you’ve not watched Shigofumi, you should. It’s good.

Download: Shigofumi 1-13 (h264 DVD) – [Bittorrent]


Note: The DVDs are 848×480, the TV releases were 1024×576 (with MUCH less detail) and for comparison were downscaled to 848×480.


  1. AP
    10:12 am on November 16th, 2008

    Can’t seem to see the link, but this will be great!

  2. Ralph
    10:13 am on November 16th, 2008

    The link just got uploaded :P.

  3. nakanaikimi
    10:14 am on November 16th, 2008

    Thank you very much for releasing the DVD version :3 Shigofumi is one of my favourite series <3

  4. t
    10:17 am on November 16th, 2008

    Does this have the Picture dramas?

  5. xess
    10:21 am on November 16th, 2008

    no picture dramas

  6. JonBoy
    11:03 am on November 16th, 2008

    *woof* *woof* *bark* *bark* *snarl* ^_^

  7. alamarco
    11:08 am on November 16th, 2008

    Thanks for the release. I haven’t watched Shigofumi yet, but I’ll download it and see how it turns out.

  8. DmonHiro
    11:27 am on November 16th, 2008

    Forgive me for asking, as I am very thankful for your work. I was only wondering if you were planing on doing the picture dramas?

  9. MrSelfDestruct
    12:53 pm on November 16th, 2008

    Awesome, thanks.

  10. Just checked the Anidb description, it sounds interesting! I’ll be sure to watch and I know it will be of good quality since it’s released by you guys. ^_^

    By the way, is B-G Big-Guy?

  11. BiGGuY
    1:59 pm on November 16th, 2008

    Hey DaVince, yeah it’s me :P.

  12. Orez
    3:18 pm on November 16th, 2008

    Thanks. I haven’t seen it, but wanted to, so it’s a good opportunity. To everyone else, Please seed for as long as you can.

  13. Wow, just read about Shigofumi @ ANN several days before. Looks interesting, and was about to look for some subs. Thanks a lot.

  14. Mercfh
    7:19 pm on November 16th, 2008

    I need to watch this show

  15. celes
    12:02 am on November 17th, 2008

    From the comparison pic, I think the differences are so small that we can’t compare them with just first glance >_<

  16. rapaece
    2:24 am on November 17th, 2008

    Just some slight different than the TV version, minor details

  17. X - X
    6:42 am on November 17th, 2008

    True Tears DVD???

  18. NothingsImportant
    6:50 am on November 17th, 2008

    Hey, I don’t even know this series is even completed…
    I thought it was dropped for being gotten licensed in US, and so I also dropped it because no other decent fansubs is taking it. It’s time for me to pick it up again…

  19. KingProgdor
    12:39 pm on November 17th, 2008

    Here’s why I love batches. It motivates me to watch a series I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.

  20. AsNxCherry
    2:55 pm on November 17th, 2008

    Will there be a avi verison of this?

  21. KingProgdor
    12:43 am on November 18th, 2008

    Holy hell, first four eps were somethin’ else.

    Yet another reason why I love batch downloads.

    Appreciate the hard work.

  22. Vissss
    4:28 am on November 18th, 2008

    Well….. there isn’t much of a difference, I’m only getting this because of the creditless OP and ED.

  23. Weeewwt~ :’3
    I’ma try this series~ x’3

  24. CP
    1:04 pm on November 19th, 2008

    Way better than the TV encode – thanks for this!

  25. sickfcuk
    6:43 pm on November 20th, 2008

    Why am I not seeing the subtitles? This is a fansub yes? Using BSPlayer with K-Lite codec pack installed. Never a problem for any other fansub.

  26. HDD Cat
    9:20 pm on November 20th, 2008

    Cuz im in ur hdd eating ur subtitles.

  27. BiGGuY: if you helped out on this sub it’s bound to be good (well, it’s m33w, so I don’t doubt that anyway). 😛 So are you a part of m33w now or freestyling here and there or something?

    sickfuck: did you try installing the newer and recommended-for-anime CCCP codec pack? K-Lite may be getting a bit old for all those new formats (though what do I know? I never used K-Lite with anime in the short period that I used it.

  28. is it possible to get more seeders on shigofumi? I am getting speeds of 40 KB on a 3MB connection, my share ratio is higher than my DL ratio and i am not even 20% done lol

  29. Btw Great job on the subs ^_____^

  30. OMG Shigofumi is such an awesome anime *sniffle*