New season, new shows. Our first release of the season is Hanasakeru Seishounen. I wasn’t planning on subbing anything this season, but I just got too bored and decided to do it anyways. Hanasake is slated for 26 episodes according to NHK’s website.

So why did I choose this as one of our projects. Well, just by looking at the first screen on the website and its title which literally translates to “Flower blooming young young men,” I strongly doubt that other subbers would jump at the chance to work on it. One of our philosophies at m33w is to try to avoid oversubbing since there really aren’t enough English fansub groups around to cover all the series if like 5 groups do the same show.

Hanasake is also a shoujo (and not yaoi), a rather unpopular genre amongst the male dominated fansubbing scene. m33w has at least 20 active staff, none of whom are female. So that gives you the idea of the ratio. However, girls do make a very large percentage of the anime viewing population, and is possibly a little left out unfortunately. After all, we were the only ones to sub Itazura na Kiss, Special A and Earl & Fairy to completion.

The story revolves around 14 year old half-American, half-Japanese Kugami Kajika, daughter of the Burnsworth Corporation, who must choose a husband from three men. It is based upon the manga of the same name, which spans 12 volumes. It has not been scanlated into English. Only the first chapter has, but the translation leaves quite a lot to be desired. You’ll notice rather large differences between our subs and the scans despite having identical dialogue for the most part.

Our releases are in standard DVD resolution for the mkv version (sortove), and 396p for the avi one. The karaoke is soft-subbed, so you can switch it off in the mkv version if that pleases you. The songs are performed by Korean singer, J-Min. She doesn’t even have a wikipedia article, so I guess she must be pretty new. But check our one of her songs here. It’s pretty good, in my opinion. You will find that the OP kara is not translated. This is because the song is partially in English and partially in Japanese. In other words, the average Japanese viewer won’t understand it. You can enjoy the same experience as them in this case.

Lastly, please don’t complain about “say/speak your piece.” That is correct.

Hanasake 01 is brought to you by the same m33w team who did Earl & Fairy. Also, a special thanks goes out to Vincent and Shinsen Subs for providing us with the raw. Please enjoy the show.

59 Comments

  1. loic
    12:10 pm on April 9th, 2009

    go go go thanks a lot

  2. Skullman
    12:15 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Never heard about that anime before, but I will give a try. :) Thanks guys for the release!

  3. jenny
    12:20 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Konnichiwa Anne subs where ? you promised to do that one and it does not look like anyone else will do it so where our subs?

  4. chryseis
    12:28 pm on April 9th, 2009

    thanks for subbing this :) it was one of the anime i was looking forward to this season!

  5. @Jenny
    We never promised to do Konnichiwa Anne. Please stop putting words in our mouths.

    Sure, m.3.3.w was up on fansubwiki as subbing, but it also had a question mark beside it. If you notice, our name is no longer there. On a personal note, I /do/ hope somebody subs this, as I’m a big fan of Anne of Green Gables.

  6. inugami
    12:29 pm on April 9th, 2009

    shoujo banzai!

  7. xess
    12:30 pm on April 9th, 2009

    @Jenny

    Please do a search of “Anne” on our blog. You will find that it returns no results. If we don’t announce it here, it means it’s not official. We made no such promise.

  8. T.T
    12:34 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Aw glad to know you all are thinking about us girls.. :) Never heard of this Anime, But it sounds pretty interesting.. So I guess I will give it a try.

  9. @T.T I think you’ll like it. The animation’s good and it’s got a really good storyline. Plus, Bishies galore (a plus if you like bishies) -__^

  10. T.T
    12:37 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Hehe I love my bishies! πŸ˜‰

  11. celes
    12:44 pm on April 9th, 2009

    thx for the sub!!
    really want to try watching this anime but got lazy on downloading the raw πŸ˜€

    I will be waiting for your Polyphonica to be released :)

  12. nikici
    12:45 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Ah, thank you so much for subbing this anime! πŸ˜€

  13. Thank you soo much for subbing this. For somehow, I knew you would sub it. Since this anime is a shoujo genre with bishies (*ahem* I know 07-Ghost have that too, but is different. Is have action XD!), there would be barely anyone who would sub it. So I believe you would do it after all since did Hakushaku to yosei =3!

  14. Howling-kun
    1:13 pm on April 9th, 2009

    >One of our philosophies at m33w is to try to avoid oversubbing since there really aren’t enough English fansub groups around to cover all the series if like 5 groups do the same show.

    I love you m.3.3.w
    You are the best fansub group ever, you guys never let me down and your work is simply beautiful.
    Gonna check this show out just because you guys are doing it.

  15. golenz
    1:13 pm on April 9th, 2009

    I LOVE YOU GUYS. Thanks a lot.

  16. YAYYyyy
    1:19 pm on April 9th, 2009

    omfg, when I heard you guys were doing Hatsukoi instead of Hanasakeru I was totally bombed.

    I was thinking, after S.A., ItaKiss, and Hakushaku to Yousei that I would be totally sad if you didn’t pick up what looked like would be the decent shoujo of the season.

    And I .. I saw the torrent, and I shrieked with joy.

    THANK YOU M.3.3.W! For saving me the pain of watching the raw with my half-assed understanding of the Japanese language. You guys r0x!

  17. a745
    1:23 pm on April 9th, 2009

    OH WOW this was the show I’ve been looking for ever since I saw a Spring 09 video on YouTube with this in it! Thanks a lot /o/

  18. girl
    1:24 pm on April 9th, 2009

    I’m excited that you’re subbing this: THANK YOu!

  19. as I’ve said before: Thanks!!!!

  20. Luzmil
    1:51 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thanks a lot for subbing Hanasakeru seishounen! It was the only anime I was really looking forward to this season and I was afraid nobody would sub it. Your work is great as always, so it made my day.
    Love you!

  21. kikki
    1:51 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thank you for the fast and great subbing!^^

    Actually, according to the seiyuu and just about every Japanese board, Hanasake’s slated for 39 episodes :).

    Once again you have my gratitude ^^.

  22. I’ve followed E&A through your site. Thanks for subbing HS :3

  23. Gaia
    2:02 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Nice to see someone subbing this series. It looks like an interesting anime. Thanks!

  24. xess
    2:03 pm on April 9th, 2009

    I’m basing the number from NHK’s website. Perhaps the seiyuus thought it was going to be 39 eps, but in the end, NHK only signed 26 eps? Well, doesn’t really matter if it’s 26 or 39. The manga is only 12 volumes, so pacing will be very slow if it’s 39 eps.

  25. Cad
    3:03 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thanks for subbing this anime, I’m so so happy, great job!

  26. su~wweet
    3:27 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Many thanks for subbing Hanasake!

  27. lousy jingles
    3:34 pm on April 9th, 2009

    I just want to add my thanks for subbing this. You are true men!

  28. vivogram
    4:08 pm on April 9th, 2009

    I love you guys for being so thoughtful ^^

  29. Your guys always have done a great job with good quality subbed, thanks for subbing this beside I don’t need it thought :)[M33w]

  30. LKK
    4:14 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thank you for being willing to sub those shoujo shows that no one else wants to sub. You’re that there are fans who desire such shows. I was with you through each of the 3 shows you mentioned. I plan an being here for Hanasakeru Seishounen as well.

  31. LKK
    4:15 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Ack! Meant to say that “you’re ‘right’ that there are fans”. Skipped a word.

  32. Yey! First epi’s out! x’3
    -dances around-
    Lawl

    Thanks, guys! As always! ^_^ -huggles-
    Now that my laptop’s fixed, I can download the h264s! x’3
    Wewt~
    -downloads-
    β™₯β™₯β™₯

  33. Chimasternmay
    4:58 pm on April 9th, 2009

    ewww stuff for girls. noting else form u guys this time. im sad , well ill look forward to the future.

  34. barris
    5:25 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thanks for subbing . I hope this series will be subbed regularly.

  35. hagumi
    5:40 pm on April 9th, 2009

    OMG!! Thank you so much for picking up this series. I watched the raw because I thought no group is going to sub Hanasake. The seiyuu for this series are FTW.

    Once again, thank you! <3<3

  36. Danger Mouse
    5:52 pm on April 9th, 2009

    nice philosophy there, you guys rock.

  37. So glad you guys did this show. Hatsukoi would be nice too, then the guys would have something to oggle as well. Looking forward to blushing romantic moments!

  38. tink
    7:24 pm on April 9th, 2009

    THANK YOU TO YOU GUYS IM AM SO GLAD YOU DECIDED TO DO THIS ONE I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOUR WORKS SO THANK YOU

  39. I think I’ll check this one out. I never got around to starting Munto, though, so I might watch that first. I downloaded the first ep, but I started getting into the .hack// series about that time, and I’m still going with it. Right now I’m on episode 3 of ROOTS.

    But this definitely looks worth a try. I like the art style, and since I liked ItaKiss and S*A (S*A is how I found m33w), I assume I’ll like this one, too. I can’t remember what the name of that one was that you decided against. Hatsu-something Limited, or something like that? I’m too lazy to go look it up. Anyway, I’d never heard of it anyway, so I’m not too down about that.

    And now I’m rambling. In a nutshell, thanks guys. Awesome as always.

  40. kupi
    10:47 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Thx a lot for subbing this one, ’cause i guess no one will sub it. And i was expecting to watch this one! Thanks again!

  41. a745
    10:50 pm on April 9th, 2009

    OH BTW why does the opening have no translation?

  42. kupi
    10:52 pm on April 9th, 2009

    Correcting myself. It seems two other groups (that i haven’t heard of) are subbing this series too. And released today. But your release was faster, and I trust m33w.. I’ve watched all these series you talked about (Itazura na Kiss, Special A and Earl & Fairy) from you guys.. (Actually i haven’t finished watching Itazura, yet. I’ve stopped at episode 15, =P) but anyway that’s not my point, thx!

  43. Maya
    12:45 am on April 10th, 2009

    I <3 m33w. And I make it a point to see every anime you guys sub. Thanks a lot for subbing. You guys rock! \m/

  44. kupi
    12:57 am on April 10th, 2009

    and now that I’ve watched the episode =P , this looks promising, you guys have my gratitude! Thanks a lot!

  45. Yuki
    6:45 am on April 10th, 2009

    Wow awesome. The same workers from Earl and Fairy. I really loved your subs for that series. The more reason to DL your subs over others πŸ˜€

  46. asagao
    8:02 am on April 10th, 2009

    a745, please read the blog post more carefully.

  47. @asagao: Oh right, (I just skimmed through the post, sorry about that) .__.;

  48. Cherry
    11:24 am on April 10th, 2009

    I think this anime is awesome, thanks so much for subbing, have no idea how grateful i am =] so please carry on subbing guys. keep up the great work.

  49. sapphireangel
    7:00 pm on April 10th, 2009

    thanks a lot for subbing the series! i found m33w because of SA and i’ve been here all throughout itakiss and earl and fairy. you guys rock!:D

  50. Yahiko-sama
    9:28 pm on April 10th, 2009

    WOW I love you guys!! I was afraid no one would sub this series. and yes the female audience is ignored ._.

  51. Crazyanimegyrl
    8:44 pm on April 11th, 2009

    You guys rock! As a female, so glad you guys picked this up. Two thumbs up to you! :)

  52. CP
    5:35 am on April 12th, 2009

    Very nice first ep. I’m a guy, but claim the right to be grateful anyway :)

  53. yeah I found m33w through SA too. and have really enjoyed Itazura, Earl and Fairy, Telepathy Girl Ran, and Munto. I also went back watched Myself Yourself and True Tears.
    Thank you so much for doing this project! You guys have given me and my sisters so much happiness. Wish there was some way to repay you.

  54. Ris
    5:57 am on April 13th, 2009

    I have to thankyou deeply for choosing to sub this.
    I knew it wasn’t going to be one of the popular shows to be subbed and i was amazed when i checked you guys had already done one eppy!!! but as you said there are many girls who like to watch anime and its hard to find the shoujo anime subbed if it isn’t a popular one to begin with!! but yeah! Thanks heaps for choosing to sub this!!
    I loved your subs for Itazura na Kiss with baka wolf as well!!

    Ganbatte!!

  55. Ri
    3:52 pm on April 13th, 2009

    So glad you picked this up! They don’t know…they just don’t know the greatness of shoujo. ^.^ Bishounens ftw hahah

  56. I really love this series!! pls sub more! i’ll support u all the way!!!

  57. Nagi
    11:57 am on April 14th, 2009

    Thank you for subbing this series!

  58. SweetJ
    6:52 pm on April 14th, 2009

    “However, girls do make a very large percentage of the anime viewing population, and is possibly a little left out unfortunately. After all, we were the only ones to sub Itazura na Kiss, Special A and Earl & Fairy to completion.”

    Amen and thank you to m.3.3.w! I LOVED your work on Special A, and I am so happy you picked this up. In fact, because you picked up Hanasakeru Seishounen, I decided to look into what else you’ve subbed / are subbing.

    Big thanks to you for all your hard work! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of eps of this (great job on ep 1, btw).

  59. Alice1861
    3:13 pm on April 20th, 2009

    I’m really enjoying this anime. Kajika is kind of driving me nuts what with the Mustafa lookalike guy. I do want to thank you for all your hard work!! Can hardly wait for the other episodes.