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In Topic: [Oct 21, 2014] Episode Update Issues on Fansub TV

28 October 2014 - 05:09 AM

QUOTE (Kid-Wolf @ Oct 27 2014, 10:18 AM)
Does that include the icons that are on the forum alone with the emotocons as well. Pretty much all of the icons that are not am member's avy's or signature are pretty much down as of late.

From my understanding at this time, yes, all emoticons, icons, and other images that are part of forum are down.

In Topic: [Oct 21, 2014] Episode Update Issues on Fansub TV

27 October 2014 - 04:42 AM

To all Fansub TV users,

We are currently experiencing significant technical issues throughout the site. As many of you may have noticed in the past week, the main site has not updated since October 18, 2014 and this is due to one the main servers that Fansub TV uses to fetch new episodes has died. Please see the message below from Maiku_Ando for more details:

QUOTE (Maiku_Ando)
On Saturday the shared server used for FTV and MATV managed to blow its mainboard and hard drive. The impact for FTV is that the options db was lost. This is what is causing the images to fail and also the lack of anime updates. I think KM might have been running on there as well. We lost a lot of data, as the screenshots and DDLs were also on there. It will take time to fix, and we are both currently deciding what to do still.

We do not have an ETA at the moment as to when full site functionality will be restored. In the mean time we would appreciate it if you do not ask when it will be restored as we are unsure of the full extent of the damage at the moment. Instead, we appreciate it if users of the site could help us compile a list of issues here that they are currently experiencing to keep us and others in the community aware of what is/isn't working.

The FTV team thanks you for your patience and we will continue to provide status updates when possible.

Based on what we are aware thus far:
  • Most episode and site images are down. This includes episode screenshots, the site's banners, the forum's custom formatting, etc...
  • Forum avatars and signatures are still operational if they are hosted on third-party sites (e.g. photobucket, imageshack, etc...)
  • Karaoke Monster looks like it is down and is most likely tied to this incident as well
  • Interactive/forum chat features are also down
  • Some DDL has been lost. We are not sure to what extent at this point (please post to help us gauge the damage)
Daft, Maiku, and other FTV Team members, please update/edit this post as necessary.

In Topic: Karaoke MONSTER - IS BACK!

27 October 2014 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE (knownX @ Oct 24 2014, 09:42 PM)
Its down please reset server plz and ty

The Karaoke Monster server is likely down due to similar issues currently affecting the Fansub TV site throughout. Maiku and daft are working to restore service to the site but we currently do not have an ETA on when everything will be back to normal.

We appreciate your patience.

In Topic: Buying anime OSTs outside japan?

07 September 2014 - 08:06 PM

OSTs for anime are rarely released outside the Asia Pacific region except when they are included in the blu-ray/DVD releases themselves (e.g. limited editions and collector editions usually). The licensing costs often surpass the revenues and profits generated from units sold. Furthermore, it should be noted that not all series gets an independent OST release. Some have them included in the blurays/DVDs themselves while others don't even get one at all.

That said, JCDRANZER has already posted the three biggest sites for buying OST for anime. I personally use Amazon or CDJapan with the latter being more frequent since it's a bit less of a hassle. I should note that shipping can be very expensive regardless of where you buy from since you typically will want delivery options with tracking.

For Mekkaku City Actors, CDJapan has listed each volume as having a bonus CD, so you will likely have to buy all 12 (?) volumes to get the full set. Keep in mind that not every bonus CD will guarantee tracks from the anime and could be additional commentary or drama CDs at times. Furthermore, given Mekkaku City Actor's low sales so far, the odds of the bonuses making it out of Japan seems very low.

In Topic: Bishōjo Senshi SailorMoon Crystal DeathBusters-hen

10 August 2014 - 09:58 PM

QUOTE (Marine-RX179 @ Aug 09 2014, 11:39 PM)
Hah! You can always count on TOEI's QUALITY biggrin.gif

Quality? Last I checked Toei only had quantity tongue.gif With Precure officially hitting the 500 episode mark a few weeks ago and the franchise being incredibly popular among the younger audiences AND with One Piece still being a big hit as is, I don't think "quality" is even a word in their dictionary.

Sailormoon is "supposed" to be a show for girls, but it had a huge male audience base, because those audience liked the characters and found the show entertaining enough to watch; Saint Seiya- you'd though a show so bloody, violence and brutal would be a show for boys right? Yet it had a huge female following...probably in the same sense and reason as guys watching Sailormoon.

Saint Seiya is probably a bad example, especially with Omega recently. I would think more proper set of examples are Hunter x Hunter, Fairy Tail, and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. All three are heavy shounen titles yet the size of the female fanbase is absurdly large.

I'm not counting the CG transformation scenes cause those don't necessarily bother me at all like they seem to do for everyone else.

These likely haven't bothered me as much as they should either since Toei has been using the same engine for Precure since Suite Precure 3-4 years ago. However, I do agree that it's not as smooth as I would like it to be. It's very likely that 80%+ of those who are watching the series outside of Japan haven't seen a Precure title so it's not surprising to see this reaction.