The wait is over, Lensman fans. Behold, /m/subs and The Skaro Hunting Society present a double episode release, taking us to the end of the Kiriland story-line.
Apologies for the video quality of episode 15. We were unable to locate an off-air original recording of this episode, so I had to use a multi-gen VHS recording that I got in a trade years ago. The first two screenshots are from this episode. In the world of 1980s anime tape trading this was actually considered a pretty decent copy, minus the subtitles of course. In those days, with a mix of perseverance and luck a tiny number of anime collectors were able to establish contact with pen-pals in Japan who would record and send them VHS or Betamax tapes of anime and tokusatsu series directly from broadcast television. For the rest of us, we'd be lucky to trade for 2nd gen copies from someone who had original 1st gen broadcast tapes. More likely these traded tapes could be several generations down from the master recordings, depending on who you knew and what you had available in your collection to trade.
In any case, I'm still holding out hope that we will be able to locate an original broadcast recording of episode 15 in the future, at which point I will re-release an upgraded version.
Be sure to check out the /m/subs site here:http://msubsreleases.wordpress.com for subtitled mecha goodness like the classic OG Getter Robo (1974), Brave Raideen (1975), and Metal Armor Dragonar (1987), Nippon Sunrise's post-Gundam series that took over the timeslot formerly held by Zeta and Double Zeta.