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.

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!

495 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

    • herkz says:

      handbrake is for (re-)encoding so i don’t really understand your question. if you mean just watching the episode, then use mpv.

  33. Dani199 says:

    Will u bring us the second part of haikyuu to the top? u guys are awesome

  34. Kotori says:

    Hello. Do you plan not to resume work on the Precure series? :)

  35. fan says:

    Hello. If you have Star Twinkle Precure Blu-ray or could get it from someone, would you please encoding and upload it? Many fans want your release. If possible, please. Thank you.

    • herkz says:

      i don’t have it and i can’t get it anywhere. trust me, i would’ve uploaded it a long time ago if i could. unfortunately, it seems the person who was buying and uploading the BDs for every season of precure stopped.

  36. verticalftw says:

    Are you planning to write your Koyomi/Owari S2 subs based on the novel translations?

  37. zedjones says:

    The server hosting the “Staff” link is down. Not a question, but uhhhhh I don’t have Twitter and thought you should know. Also, thanks for all your work! Your typesetting is next level!

  38. Spike says:

    Hey thanks for subbing and whatnot. The files i have for Nichijou list you as one of the subbers. I just wanted to know if you have a list of fonts you use or if you can help me find this one: https://rdgb.net/i/VIz24.png

  39. imurx says:

    did i get banned from the irc? i cant join lol and i only joined one time. i didnt think i did something to get banned.
    welp, anyways i wanted to know if you guys are interested in the on-gaku movie that got a raw 1 month ago

  40. aka says:

    Do you guys plan to finish subbing Ancient Magus Bride, or is that going to stay unfinished.

  41. O-Takuni says:

    Are the GoPri Precure BDs still a thing?

  42. 81322068 says:

    any chance of subbing Odd Taxi?

  43. cnian says:

    What are you watching from this season other than bishounen? Also which is your favorite season to date?

    • herkz says:

      just that. also how could i pick a favorite season when i’ve watched anime for like 15 years lol.

  44. cnian says:

    Give Odd Taxi a try whenever you get time, it was the one that surprised me the most from this season.
    and yeah now that I think about it, that was a stupid question to ask lol.

  45. logan says:

    hi (not sure if my last comment went thru but i couldn’t find it here?), but yeah i was just wondering if the would be any resolve to the kamisama hajimemashita s2 download? these ones in particular


    i successfully downloaded the rest of the series you uploaded but the s2 is the only one that seems to have a problem with the video. audio works fine but all content takes time to open and only shows up a black screen.

    thank you so much for these btw! your uploads are the best quality i could find, i hope it can be resolved :)

    • herkz says:

      you probably need to update your player like it says on our playback page

      also the correct website is nyaa.si. that shit you linked basically only exists to add ads to the page.

  46. Tom says:

    Hey, can I ask you guys to reseed “Suisei no Gargantia” that you did. All 13 are unseeded, unbatched, and nowhere on XDCC as well (if they are, please let me know which bot and IRC channel). Thank you <3

  47. anon says:

    This is pretty useful to extract subtitles too:https://www.videohelp.com/software/Inviska-MKV-Extract
    if you want to add it along with the other things.

  48. stupid idiot says:

    what happened to showtimes? are there any other resources for looking at credits for shows you did? i know this is 99% a one man operation nowadays but i want to know credits for some old releases.

    • herkz says:

      the person who was hosting it stopped hosting it since it wasn’t being used anymore. sadly because of the way it was designed, archive.org didn’t capture it correctly. also you could try asking lae on twitter (@sleepingkyoto) if he still has the data backed up anywhere.

  49. thornz says:

    Could Commie Subs reseed Haikyuu Season 2 BD 1080p batch?

  50. curious says:

    do you guys take commissions? if you guys sub kochikame, ill pay you.

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