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.

Remember a few days back I mentioned about a surprise? Well, this is it: episode 13 of Shigofumi! It’s a DVD only episode, so, no, we’re not six months behind or whatever. The story continues where episode 12 left off.

If you have not watched this amazing series before, then I highly recommend that you do. Although the premise may sound silly, with loli mail girls sending you letters from the dead, the storytelling and drama are excellent. We’re planning to release the full batch of DVD encodes in the future with some corrections to the first few episodes and such. It may take a while though.

Fumi-chan, kawaii~

Download: Shigofumi 13 (XviD) – [Bittorrent]

Download: Shigofumi 13 (h264) – [Bittorrent]