SJG 5 status and Might Gaine

July 4, 2008

Sanzoku Densetsu (Avatar)Hey guys. Man, finally I get a tiny break from study @.@

So basically I’ve been trying to get in contact with Might Gaine but he hasn’t been around for at least over a month now. I haven’t seen him on AIM (where we usually see each other) and he hasn’t sent me any email replies for at least that long anyway.  I messaged him again today, but yeah, it hasn’t been looking good so far. If I can’t get onto him then it’s going to be a big problem. As it’s already been mentioned, Might Gaine as ALL the files necesary to put the release together and we literally have none… which means if we we’re going to release it without getting in contact with Might Gaine then we’d have to start from scratch. I can honestly say that’s not something I’d be able to do, not until I finish school anyway. There is one way out though, and that’s if I can manage to organise a retranslation and another group puts their hand up to do a joint. I have actually had a few offers like that, so that could very well be the way things go.

But anyway, I apologise for the lack of updates but unfortunately not a whole lot as changed since my last post. I’ll be sure to let you all know if we have some progress on the Might Gaine front right away.

Thanks for all your patience.


New SnK Episodes at Hokuto no Gun!

June 22, 2008

LoverOfHokuto(Avatar)Hi everyone!

I just wanted to inform you all that I have released both episodes 09, 10, and a batch torrent of the first 10 episodes of Souten no Ken at my new site (Hokuto no Gun). Please go here to download these episodes. Be sure to expect more SnK anime goodness, and also have a look at our other projects, including the SnK manga.

PS – Don’t ask me about Shonan Junai Gumi because I don’t know anything. What I do know is that San Den would have posted it if he had it, so you guys are unfortunately going to have to wait until he gets it.

– LoverofHokuto

A follow up on Lover of Hokuto’s last post and a general update

May 21, 2008

Sanzoku Densetsu (Avatar)Hey everyone. Well as you can already see, in contrast to how we started off this year things are now looking quite dull for us. It has become apparent that Wickio has decided to indefinitely stop working and communicating with the rest of the team for suspected personal reasons. Understandably, Lover of Hokuto has become increasingly frustrated, and after much discussion with myself, has decided to part ways with the group. As you can read in his last post, he will be continuing to pursue Souten no Ken through his own means, so please give him as much support as you can. I wish him the best of luck.

As I’m guessing some of you may know, and many may not, I am currently right in the middle of my final year at high school. In Australia, you’re final score that you will need to get into a university is not actually determined by how well you personally do, but rather how well you do in comparison to every other student in the state. In short, if I want to get into the university course that I’m aiming for, I need to work damn well hard. At the start of the year I was well aware of what pressure I’d be under as well, however I agreed to launch back into Sentosha the way we did under the condition that I would play a very minimal role until November when my final exams are over, and that Wickio would take care of most things apart from some administrative work. You can now see why everything just seemed to stop as soon as Wickio disappeared. I’m now stuck with leading the team by myself when I’m really in no position to do so. Because of this, although I’m not making this official yet, I’m thinking of putting Sentosha on hiatus until further notice.

There is one thing though, and that is that I only have very minimal experience with actual fansubbing.  I’m not sure if anyone’s familiar with my past ventures, but in reality I’m more a scanlator than a fansubber. I generally prefer the scanlation medium over fansubbing as well, and it is because of these things that I don’t actually see much point in trying to relaunch and run a fansub team on my own. If Wickio decides to come back then I’m totally up for it, but if not I’m thinking of relaunching Sentosha as a scanlation team once I’ve finished school instead. It’s really his call though.

Now, I know the burning question that’s in each of your minds… What about SJG vol. 5?? Well I can assure you that it will be released, even if we do decide to close the team down. I’ve spoken with Might Gaine from PDSG and he’s agreed to finish it off. I’d love to give you an estimate of when it will be done, but I’m really uncertain myself. I know you must all hate this word by now, but I’m afraid “soon” will just have to suffice. As soon as I can find the time, I’m going to catch up with Might Gaine about it further.

So that’s basically it. Depending on what transpires over the following few weeks I’ll make another update concerning the official status of the team. Thank you all for your patience.



New site for my SnK and HnK projects!

May 21, 2008

LoverOfHokuto(Avatar)This is my final post at Sentosha everyone!

I just wanted to inform you all that I have opened my own site (Hokuto no Gun), where I will continue the Souten no Ken anime project, as well as other Hokuto related on my own (i.e. without Sentosha). Sentosha was a mix of experiences for me, it was at times a great learning experience, and at other times just down right frustrating due to the constant disappearing antics of its administrator. Although Wickio played his part in producing the SnK anime series, it became obvious to me that I needed to move on if I was ever going to complete Souten no Ken and the other Hokuto projects I have been working on.

If you want to see more Souten no Ken in the future come and visit my new site Be warned, the site is still in its infancy and it will take a while until the project gets moving again, but just be patient, help if possible, and things will come around quite nicely 😉 In the meantime, you can get the first 8 episodes of the Souten no Ken anime, and the first 7 chapters of the Souten no Ken manga in the Downloads page of my new site. The manga, of which I’m part of, is currently ongoing so expect frequent future releases.

– LoverofHokuto 

I spoke too soon about Hokuto no Ken

April 23, 2008

LoverOfHokuto(Avatar) It is with deep regret that I am informing everyone that it looks like I probably won’t be doing the new Hokuto no Ken movies/OVAs at Sentosha after all. Wickio has basically disappeared, as he has done in the past, and there is just a complete lack of communication and co-ordination. I can’t keep hunting down one person whilst the whole project stagnates, so I am looking into other alternatives. I’m also considering looking at other venues for Souten no Ken, since that project has also been delayed, and I have more episodes ready for release.

– LoverofHokuto

Sentosha will fansub the new Hokuto no Ken Movies/OVAs

April 17, 2008

LoverOfHokuto(Avatar)Rejoice all Hokuto no Ken fans because Sentosha is going to release the 5 new Hokuto no Ken movies/OVAs. For those who don’t know, the creators of Hokuto no Ken (the popular manga and anime series in Japan) have brought Hokuto to the 21st century through various new projects such as Souten no Ken (prequel to Hokuto no Ken) and the new Hokuto no Ken manga and movies/OVAs that focus on the major characters of the manga/anime series. The new movies/OVAs are: 1) The Legend of Raoh: Martyred Love Arc; 2) The Legend of Yuria; 3) The Legend of Raoh: Fierce Fighting Arc; 4) The Legend of Toki; and 5) The Legend of Kenshiro (which will be released later this year)

Makoto and I have actually translated the first 3 Hokuto no Ken movies/OVAs, but we still need to do some finishing touches and find some good quality ISOs before the final encode. I have not made the first 3 movies/OVAs a priority yet because you can actually find some good to mediocre fansubs floating around the net. Our first Hokuto no Ken release will therefore be Toki Den (4th in the series, or 2nd OVA) because it just came out and no-one has released it in English. I’m working on the translation right now, and although I will be swamped with real work for a few weeks, I will try and get it done as soon as possible. Many thanks to Shaka999jp for the French subs, which will be used as a preliminary basis for the translation.

– Loverofhokuto

Seeking Raw Provider

March 22, 2008

Sanzoku Densetsu (Avatar)So, as you can all see it appears we’ve only got one regular project underway. However, we’ve actually got big plans to expand our horizons and work on at least 3 projects at a time strongly. It’s taking us a bit of time to get kick started though and the only way things can speed up is if we have more staff. On top of the usual roster, Wickio and I have decided that there’s another position we need filled. What we’d really like is someone part of our staff who would search for raws. We’re specifically after someone who’s had experience with p2p programs Share, WinNY and possibly Perfect Dark. It isn’t exactly a huge responsibility, but it’d really help us out. If you’ve filled the requirements and you’re willing to give us a hand, please get back to me for more information!

Also a gentle reminder for those potential timers, encoders and translators out there, we need you too!