Who are you?


A small group of “dedicated” “fansubbers” “devoted” to bringing the “best” possible “releases” to the field.


You guys sound awesome, how do I join?


We’re usually recruiting at the beginning and end of a season (and we’re obvious about it most of the time), but if you’re a translator, just pop on in. If you want to just come chat with us, #[email protected] is the place to go (or click the IRC link at the top there).


You guys suck. Where can I file my complaint?


IRC. Be coherent.


I am offended by something you guys put in your subs.


A: That’s not a question.
B: Here.
B2: Here.
B3: Here.


I want to do a joint with you guys for X. Who do I contact?


Go away.


Can I use your subs for X?


Go ahead, just don’t be a dick about it. “Being a dick about it” constitutes doing it in such a way that if you fuck up, people bother us about your screwups. See: here


Will you provide me with the sub file only, since I already have the raw? (Actual question we’ve been asked)


No, we’re too lazy to do that. Download and extract them yourself.
Use this
And this
Please note that we are not their tech support so if something bad happens, go to them.


Batch where?




Batching means fixing mistakes that weren’t supposed to be there in the first place. Most of the time we just want a show to go away.


Are you dropping X because Y is subbing it/streaming it


When will you release X?


More coming soon!

443 Responses to “FAQ”

  1. corosna says:

    Thank you for your work on Teekyuu. With the BDs uploaded, do you have any plans to do the BD Specials for Seasons 5-8 of Teekyuu?

    • herkz says:

      yes, though i’ve had the BDs basically since they were released anyway, so that’s not why we haven’t released them yet (i’m just lazy).

  2. arc says:

    Hello, I was just wondering if you plan to sub the Junji Ito collection. If you do, I plan to wait for your release +_+

  3. Ryo says:


    Any chances of you guys subbing Fate/Extra Last Encore?

  4. nama says:

    Do you plan to sub Owari S2 and Zoku Owari (whenever it airs)?

  5. ChiCho says:

    Excuse me
    I’m here because want to ask something that.. Does Commie not subbing Senki ZesshouShinai Symphogear? and why?

    thanks in advance

  6. Tykee says:

    are you releasing 1080pBD?

  7. Anie says:

    Are you planning to sub Free! Take Your Marks? Raw is out on nyaa(.)si

  8. SirWiggulbottom says:

    Years ago on april fools you had a seagull theme on your site and played an remix of “Don’t lose your way”, do you know what remix that was?

  9. Aissa says:

    Hi! I know this is a random question but I didn’t know who to ask for this request.

    So I know ye haven’t released Koi To Senkyo To Chocolate; but would you be able to sub this special from the dvd: Koi To Senkyo To Chocolate Ikenai Hazuki Sensei? (unfortunately nobody has subbed the special and I would really like to see it subbed for completion’s sake)

    I can provide the raw version of it if you were interested in doing it as a one off. (Kind of like what you done with the true tears noe’s story drama cd).

  10. The Cola Guy says:

    Hi, first of all I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you guys do, I’m trying to use allways your stuff when it’s possible. :)
    I wanted to know (please) if it’s possible downloading an episode you translated from broken torrent (if it’s possible somehow download the original file, updting seeders etc.).

    (I’ll be very thankful if you can tell me also if the answer is no).

    Thank you a lot anyways!

  11. Tomas____ says:

    Do you guys plan to sub Baki? (Since netflix probably won’t release it outside japan until the end of the season)

  12. Anonymous says:

    Do you ever plan to update the batch question considering how you actually do batches now?

  13. kira says:

    How to download your old file ?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is there a resource or rule of thumb for choosing which resolution to download different shows at? I’ve been blindly downloading 720p for the past few years but I’ve also more recently heard it can be a choice reduced between bitrate and crappy upscaling.

    • herkz says:

      well for BDs it’s generally only based on what resolution it was made at, but for “TV” encodes it also matters how good the source is. some streaming sites are bad so it’s really noticeable if we released something at 1080p even if the show justifies it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    On the “I am offended by something you guys put in your subs.” question, the video is unavailable.

  16. dnbdave says:

    Just wondering if Commie will be subbing “The Leader”. I don’t trust subs for this manifesto if they don’t come from comrades.

  17. arsi says:

    great subs. Are you still planning subbing Zoku Owarimonogatari? First few episodes are out :D

  18. GenoCyde07 says:

    Hello Commie! Could you make an English Subs for Drifters: The Outlandish Knight OAD if you have a chance? You can find here the source of the anime: https://nyaa.si/view/1125535

  19. Banonymous says:

    I would really like to know why you call yourselves Commie subs.

    • herkz says:

      the person who picked the name and originally founded the group quit before i ever joined, so i actually have no idea.

      sorry to disappoint.

  20. speedy says:

    Do u guys plan on doing bakemonogatari?

  21. Poposu says:

    Please sub Bonobono, Crunchyroll has seemingly stopped doing it.

  22. Joana says:

    Hi, I’m having playback issues with the files from Banana Fish BD volumes 1 and 2. Other mkv files play just fine, but for some reason your files don’t play as they should both in Windows Media Player Classic and VLC media player. Any tips?

  23. Sufi says:

    Hi. Are you guys planning on subbing Run with the Wind?

  24. oddmoonlight says:

    Will you be doing Symphogear?

  25. Lizard says:

    Hello there! I don’t know where exactly to ask my question, so I’m posting it here. I recently downloaded Kizumonogatari and am using uTorrent Web to watch it, but no subs appear? I’ve tried re-downloading it and even downloading older versions, but nothing seems to work. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks for your help and all the work you do with the subbing!! :)

    • herkz says:

      no, you aren’t doing anything wrong. it’s probably just not designed to support the kind of stuff we release. you’ll have to watch it with a video player.

  26. CHESH says:

    Where can I get updates on how Owarimonogatari S2 is running along? :)

  27. curious anon says:

    looking forward to watching your subs of Symphogear, but i’ve noticed that theres no BD Volume 6 of Symphogear G. will that ever be translated?

  28. random_bigInteger says:

    Which media player do you recommend to play your files on Ubuntu? I’m using SMPlayer, but the audio and subs get out of sync with the video after sometime.

  29. pretz says:

    Will you sub Tenki no Ko?

  30. bob says:

    I saw someone say y’all are doing Weathering With You subs? Was that true or false?

  31. cooldude5500 says:

    Curious, is IRC still a thing in fansub world or has it been taken over by discord? Are XDCC type bots allowed on there?

  32. Zedthequickster says:

    Apologies for the simple question but I’d like to know how would you recommend opening your mkv files on a mac? I downloaded handbrake to parse a Symphogear episode from GX out and got a “no valid sources found” error which I figure is due to the subs being too much for handbrake to handle alone

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