JP.BD from ADC
Complete batch of the Gatchaman II TV series, in 1080p (encoded by jdcox215) and sourced from the Japanese TC Entertainment Blu-ray. English subtitles from HiDive (retimed by H94).
https://imgur.com/a/CSPNRjp Image samples of the subs and video quality
This release has a little bit of backstory behind it, so strap in, and hold onto your butts.
It all begins on December 20th, 2018, where I made a comment on a torrent for Urashiman released by Koten_Gars, suggesting that Gatchaman II and Fighter should be ripped from HiDive. I then joined the Discord, and suggested to Mr. Kimiko that the release of II should use the HiDive subs, but that I retime them to the BD. A few days after receiving the sub files, on December 25th, Kimiko uploaded 1080i BD raws for me to download so that I could work on the subs. On December 31st, the subs were fully synced to the BD, and I sent them to Kimiko’s way.
It’s the beginning of 2019, a little into the new year, and due to various mishaps, progress was at a standstill, until Kimiko was able to reacquire the raws through a contact. In March, the backup encoder, jdcox215, was able to convert the initially 1080i video to 1080p, in addition to muxing the subtitles into the files. Although a fair amount of progress was made, from March to early September, the files would remain on the Koten Gars Team Drive, untouched, being withheld from public access. This was due to Kimiko being unwilling to mux in the sub font, which is needed to display them correctly.
On September 6th, 2019, after several months of saying that “Koten Gars is dead” or “Koten Gars will shut down” and a few other melodramatic tantrums not too out of place in a trashy soap opera, Mr Kimiko announced that Koten Gars was shutting down on September 14th, including deleting the Discord server, and removing several torrents from Nyaa. In addition, the Google Drive, and various finished and unfinished projects that had yet to enter the public eye, would vanish as a result. Because of this, I decided to take matters into my own hands, so that hard work would not be going to waste, by downloading Gatchaman II off the drive and uploading by myself. After doing some checking, I have muxed in the fonts into the video files, labeling them as v2 for clarity sake. Contrary to Kimiko’s claim of “the sub work will kill me”, placing the fonts into the files only took a little over 24 hours.
So there you go, I hope you all appreciate the hard work that has gone into this release. Enjoy and please remember to seed!