It’s been busy the past few days in the ASR channels. After something like a week of deliberations, we’ve finally come up with our list of projects for this summer. We knew this summer was going to be incredibly busy, since we’ve been planning on subbing Spice and Wolf II forever. So we were looking for a few things in particular – one series that we could take our time on and practice our workflow with, maybe work out any kinks in the system before things got hectic, and a few series that were high-exposure that could get our name out there in the field.
In the end, the first series came down to a choice between Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo and the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan OVA. After talking it over with Ryono, we decided on the Lupin III vs Detective Conan OVA – StrikeS has been consistently working on SoKS, and we didn’t want to vulture the series off of them without giving them a fair shot to complete the entire thing.
We also decided to officially pick up the remaining Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei OVAs to be broadcast on May 22nd, the Utawarerumono OVA to be broadcast on June 5th, and the Clannad Kyou After OVA to be broadcast on July 1st. They’re all fairly high-profile, large-audience OVAs, and they all fall directly into Ryono’s area of expertise, so it’s a perfect match. Picking up this many series means that our summer is going to be incredibly busy, though!
If you haven’t heard yet, we also hired Yuurisan as our primary timer and typesetter, and Matt4212 as our primary encoder. They’ve both worked for several groups in the past, and we have great confidence in their ability to do very high-quality work. Please look forward to our releases this summer!