Monday, November 3, 2014

Meditations on a Strong Man...




Since this is the last episode of a series that has taken years to release, I asked (or attempted to anyway)  pretty much every person who was involved in this project if they'd like to say a few words regarding their thoughts on this series and working on it.  So without further ado:

HeatMetal - Founder of Over-Time, Translation checking for last dozen or so episodes, Coolest Dude in Town
stronger is good even though his costume is weird


Steel A Jeeg - KITsubs co-founder, Lead Editor for post-sjutton eps, occasional timer, old person
"Jeeg may have won the battle, but the war still rages on. Onward down the endless road of battle."


sky79 - Timing & Lead Translation episodes 23-39, translation checking for 1-22 v2s
(ANY COMMENTS MOCKING HER SPELLING WILL *NOT* BE TOLERATED)
Something about Stronger? Hmmm.. actually I think it's one of the borest KR series. Especially in the middle, when they revived Titan. But on the other hand, it shows some good scenes, when "villians" are fighting (or at least they try) between themselves for the position they have (or which they could have). I was disappointed when they showed Tachibana as comic chara. .mean, he doesn't deserve it. He is someone, who fought with all Riders after all, so I thouhgt it's somehow

And Shigeru .. he alone is a chara, I wasn't sure how I should feel about at beginning. Sure, he is hero, who protects the world, but the way he uses is a little too "showy". Like he thinks, no one is better than him. But there is something heroic about him. Would you be able to remodel yourself for the sake of your friend? Or something else? He threw all his life away, since the result was him being a cyborg. What could mean, he is immortal in some sense. So he lives forever, even when all his friends or people he knows aren't here.

And in the end, he stays alone. That's sad, don't you think? I think, the decision to remodel oneself takes courage to do it. In the end, when I knew the actor is dead, I've started to like him. Because, we will never see him like that. The actor is dead. In the last episodes, he was similing so brightly and happy, that I could only cry. We will never see that smile again. And the feeling which he gave with his smile at that time was really nice for me.

What I am thankful for is, that this serie brought all the Riders together. This is something I like. I still think the Riders are living in one universe so they should know each other. Going Fighting only alone is something I don't prefer. Showing, that there are others fighting with you for the same goal, is the thing I imagine, when I hear the word "Rider".

About Yuriko. I was crying when she died. Really.  It was such sad ending. And something I thought it's useless. Why couldn't she stay alive? It would be nice to see, how are both of them living after the end. Happily ever after? Or living apart, and remembering the fights they fought together? Since they both liked each other, is there a way they could have lived together? This we will never know.

 I'm not sure if I said everything I wanted I've never thought about talking about it


Abigail - MCS co-founder, Editor for first half of series, occasional timer
I truly enjoyed this series. A fun main characer, fun villians, and silly Showa plots come together in a good way and puts this up there with Black as my favorite Showa Kamen Rider series.

It was fun working on what little I actually did to help sub Stronger (which really wasn't much at all to be honest), and I hope you all had as much fun watching it.

I want to give a special thanks to Jeeg and the KitSubs guys for helping us finish this after real life happened. You guys are amazing.

So with that, I end this post of my thoughts that no one actually cares about with this.

RIP Titan and Shadow, you were too good for this world and I really wish you would have got to fight with each other the entire series. Finally, may Stronger continue to fuck with people forever more.


Zetta - MCS Co-Founder. Belgian, Translation checker for episode 1 and first few post Sjutton episodes.
Stronger is a cool guy and I'm happy he's completely subbed.


Ryoma - Editing for first half dozen eps, All around Deutschbag
I never thought I'd see the day where Stronger is fully subbed... also screw you, Cas.


Sandy - Timer involved with v2s of episodes 2-21
As a series, Stronger has a dedicated spot among my favorites of the Showa era. As a hero, Shigeru has a dedicated spot among my favorites, ever. Stronger is an exciting, emotional ride, from beginning to end, and I’m beyond thrilled that it’s finally been completed for everyone else to enjoy. Soar through the sky! 


Bunny Hat - DVD Encoder, timing assistance, master of DVDs

[Don't really have anything to say] other than how much I hate it when Toei uses laser-disc masters for DVD releases.


Kilo - Project Organizer, distro & Editing, useless
I can almost remember it like it was last month when Abi was talking to me about stuff he had going on and I offered to help with a certain project that was giving him minor technical headaches.  I didn't really know what Kamen Rider was aside from references in Kururu Gunsu.  But I just fell in love with the persona of Jo Shigeru.  The actor portraying him had this (to use a now overused phrased), arrogant swagger that exuded strength and confidence.  Along with delightful side characters like Tackle and Tachibana and over the top villains like MISTER TITAN, it started me on this path to obsession with tokusatsu, kamen rider and fansubbing.

I've made friends, I've lost friends, I've lost sleep, I've laughed and cried.  I'm not sure if I'd do it all over again, but I'd definitely be drawn to and etertained by Stronger no matter how my life turned out.

I'm extremely thankful to everyone who... well "assisted" is too light a word to describe all the manhours and effort put into this project, but I'm happy to have known them all and that in the end it wasn't all for nothing and that now lots of people can potentially enjoy this show as much as I did!


Champstice - Timer involved with v2s of episodes 2-21, Irish Person
Stronger is a show of firsts: First time a rider had a powered-up form, as opposed to just having a sound effect play. First time the antagonists truly fought amongst each other, as opposed to the occasional internal quarrel that usually ended with an evil character that appeared only in that episode being killed off. And the first time we had a female Kamen Rider (Frankly, SPIRITS only explained why she wasn't considered a Kamen Rider after she died, not why she wasn't considered one while alive).

At the same time, it's full of the same spirit and energy that makes Kamen Rider so enjoyable to watch. At least to me anyway. I hope everyone that's been watching Stronger since it was first picked up by MCS truly enjoys watching it's finale. And to those of you that plan to watch it at some point, whether it's soon or not for ages:

Honestly, you're in for a treat.



Sunday, November 2, 2014

STRONGER 39 (FINAL)






The Long Road is finally over*

Meant as a grand finale to the Kamen Rider series pending the Skyrider reboot (which was scrapped).  This would still be the last time we'd see some of the actors who portrayed these classic characters.  To say nothing of Tachibana Tobei, portrayed by the incomparable Akiji Kobayashi who left the franchise after this finale after a whopping SIX YEARS of involvement in front of the camera.

*aside from the v2s of eps 2-21

The big final batch will wait for when  these v2s are over.

We here at MCS extend our sincerest gratitude to our friends at KITsubs and Over-Time, who went above and beyond the call of duty to make this project continuing to it's conclusion a reality.

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Now without further ado, here are the BIG FINAL STAFF CREDITS (in no particular order):

sky79 - Timing & Lead Translation episodes 23-39, translation checking for 1-22 v2s
HeatMetal - Translation checking for last dozen or so episodes
Sjutton - Lead Translator for episodes 2-22
Steel A Jeeg - Lead Editor for post-sjutton eps, occasional timer
Mystery - Timing for sjutton eps
Ryoma - Editing for first half dozen eps
Abigail - Editor for first half of series, occasional timer
Zetta - Translation checker for episode 1 and first few post Sjutton episodes.
Kilo - Project Organizer**, distro & Editing
Bunny Hat - DVD Encoder, timing assistance
Sandy & Champstice - Timers for v2s of episodes 2-21

**(because jeeg didn't want the job :V)

I believe that is everyone.  Also special thanks to:

Momo - Of the now defunct TokuRawRevolution for making our original raws
Sinistar - Translation of the DFF version of Stronger episode 1 who never had a problem with us referring to his site for people who wanted to see the first episode prior to us releasing it
Ignis - Helping us reorganize our project and keeping jeeg and heat in line :V
Igadevil - For his wonderful series of Tackle Week articles that he wrote as a result of a request of mine


I've also requested that the entire staff write a few words in regards to their thoughts on the series and working on this project:  They will be moved to a seperate post since this one is getting long enough as it is.









Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Stronger 38




ONE EPISODES LEFT


It's all come down to this!
General Shadow vs Stronger!
The Showa Riders converging on Japan!
The Delza Army's final push for dominance!
All meanwhile a mysterious face in the mountains looks on...



Thanks as always to our buds at KITSub!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stronger 37



I wonder who this guy is.

In which the infighting within the Delza Army begins to reach a boiling point, V3 & Riderman ride together once more and a fated confrontation finally begins.

TWO EPISODES LEFT

Thanks as always to our buds at KITSub!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Black manga volume 6 (END)





http://www.mediafire.com/download/bedb5gc00chlqdk/Kamen+Rider+Black_v06.rar

SURPRISE!

So this was actually done a while and even got released on parts of the internet but because of a stupid communication breakdown I wasn't aware it was done and our buds at Happy Scans thought I was informed.  But in any case it's here!

Credit to our buddies at Happy Scans, our tl the RedHood and our qc Spaceship Bruce.

*Please note though that this project is from a translation of the chinese edition of the Black manga, so names being different and such are a result of this.*


Also yes this does mean that SPIRITS is now relatively closer to coming out.  Aesir's own Alkaid has just finished QCing the v2 for volume 8.  HappyScans has decided to take a breather from Kamen Rider after this, but rest assured I will be all up on their asses once that break is over.

Stronger 36

Jo's Magnetic Personality Was His Downfall
The Delza Army starts getting desperate as riders starts coming out of the woodwork!


Thanks as always to our buds at KITSubs also to the ever suffering Ignis for lightening jeeg's load.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Stronger 35


Our blood screams in the howling wind...
The Red Mask of V3, with his Double Typhoon (the belt of life) blows onto the scene!

Thanks as always to our buds at KITSubs

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stronger 34


 More Delza Army infighting and Stronger punches out like 7 kids in this episode.

Thanks as always to our buds at KITSubs

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Stronger 33

Nintendo's dark past revealed...


And we're back.  This ep includes more enjoyable Delza Army infighting, followed by some charged up kicks!


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Black manga volume 5


I can't really describe it, but there's something I find almost hypnotic about this image...


http://www.sendspace.com/file/6d290f

SURPRISE!

Our typesetter was having computer problems but I guess he got around that?  I honestly wasn't expecting this to be ready so soon.

ONE MORE VOLUME TO GO!

Credit to our buddies at Happy Scans, our tl the RedHood and our qc Spaceship Bruce.

*Please note though that this project is from a translation of the chinese edition of the Black manga, so names being different and such are a result of this.*