Ookiku Furikabutte BD Volume 1


as you may know, i am contractually obligated by the cartel to sub every baseball anime that’s ever been made. for real though, i watched this ~10 years ago not long after it aired and loved it, so when the BD box came out 2 and half years ago, i wanted to sub it. it just took me this long to get around to it.

now, for some details about the release. the video is unsurprisingly of SD quality since season 1 aired in 2007. however, it seems like the BD master at least was a simple bilinear upscale from 540p, so i could reverse that and make it look slightly better than a simple downscale. this also has the added benefit of being able to copy over the chroma exactly for a 4:4:4 encode.

the subs are based on the official subs from funi, which are actually kind of bad, so this took longer than i thought it would. the alternative is (hardsubbed) fansubs from some of the worst fansub groups ever, so i guess i have no choice. weirdly enough most of the baseball terminology is fine. the rest is just really sloppy and weird and needs a lot of editing.

as for typesetting, since the video is so small, it can be hard to make it look decent. thankfully, there isn’t much typesetting to go around so far.

why 7 episodes? because that’s how many you can fit on a BD50 at the standard quality. volume 2 and 3 also have 7 episodes for this reason, with all the extras (NCOPs/NCEDs) on the 4th BD.

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