Old Castle
fansub group

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

We've added Gravatar support to our guest book. It uses nicknames when no e-mail is provided, which makes it easier to tell people apart just with a quick glance.

If the page looks weird, please reload it with Ctrl+F5 :)

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

We warmly welcome Greg, who will be helping us out getting subs for Glass Mask into shape :) Meanwhile, Blackrose will continue to look after Attack no. 1.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

We've picked up "Glass Mask" – we'll be recycling VHS hardsubs by Oppai onto a BDrip from Moozzi2. As always, we don't have any particular release schedule.

Friday, 27 Apr 2018

About a week ago we've finished MHS:RO last episode. Today we're releasing its batch release. Enjoy!

We'll probably settle on another project soon. Stay tuned.

Friday, 12 Jan 2018

As a side project we decided to sub a s-f romance OVA from 1992, "Sequence". We used Renascent's RAW. The OVA is available on the "releases" page.

Enjoy and happy New Year!

Saturday, 02 Dec 2017

This has been on my mind for a while and I finally got down to it.

List of things that were changed:

  • Removed news about releases
    Most of the news about releases didn't contain any substantial info other than a nice image. Info about releases was moved to its own "releases" section (read below).
  • Introduced splash page
    I really like images and I'd like to be able to put up a kind of a "featured image" once in a while. The splash page is a nice place for it now that release-type news are gone. I know this is an extra click for the visitors, but some might enjoy these pictures like I do, plus people that actually are interested in some fansubbers' website will probably poke around it anyway – an extra click shouldn't bother them too much.
  • Moved most news comments to guest book
    I decided to simplify things and let the users comment in a single place (the guest book) rather than all over the place. I believe our website is small enough that it is a change for the better in terms of user experience.
  • Revamped "releases" section; introduced "anime" section
    Prior to the changes, the "releases" section was a list of anime, each of which had a huge table with episodes under it. Now each anime has its own page and can be accessed from a new "anime" section. The "releases" section was retained, but contains only plain list of all files we released sorted by release date.
    I believe this is the best of two worlds: people interested in only one show can bookmark the page with that show, whereas the rest can check the "releases" page.

If the website looks wrong, please try reloading it with Ctrl+F5.

Friday, 03 Nov 2017

As some of you may have already noticed we've picked up "Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On" season 2, which Crunchyroll stopped releasing due to licensing issues. So far we've released 7 episodes.

She needs those subs!

We don't have any particular release schedule for this show. We'll try to release each episode as soon as we can, but please be advised that we're nothing like modern fansubbers who release within hours after airing. Please expect delays.

We thank DranzerX13 for providing high quality RAWs.

Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Thanks to a suggestion, we'll be uploading our releases not only to nyaa.si, but also to anidex. We'll see how this plays out.

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

We warmly welcome BlackRose108 in our team who will be keeping an eye on our translator's English grammar and vocabulary. Thank you for your work! (It can be visible in today's release already :)

Monday, 18 Sep 2017

I'm out of country (work stuff) for the next few weeks, but I'll do my best to deliver the subs on Sundays or Mondays.

Saturday, 02 Sep 2017

We found some time to show our website the love it needed. We tried to make it more fun by:

  • adding a calming blue background
  • removing other backgrounds and borders altogether
  • improving button appearance
  • making the top more lightweight

(If the site looks glitched, please use Ctrl+F5 to reload it.)

The comment system didn't go untouched as well. We decided to replace Disqus with isso for the following reasons:

  • it looks better
  • it doesn't track our visitors

We've also introduced a guest book :)

Monday, 07 Aug 2017

I'll be offline the entire next week, so it's double release today.

Monday, 19 Jun 2017

Changes:

  • Updated source to 720p BD rip (thanks, metalotaku)

    We've started using high quality RAWs grabbed from nyaa.se while it was still alive. We didn't reencode anything for a few reasons:

    1. We don't have any experienced encoder.
    2. We didn't want to decrease the audio/video quality.
    3. Our previous source seems to be badly reencoded video from the current release.

    A single episode weighs about 600 MB which in our opinion is acceptable.

  • Replaced font (thanks, rpgmaniac)

    We decided to fix the issues with the font rpgmaniac has pointed out, and this time we proceeded much more carefully with our choices.

    After many trials and errors, we arrived at bold Gotham Rounded Medium, stretched horizontally to 94% with the size of 43 libass units. We changed the font color as well, but have decided against making it completely white and kept it slightly yellow to match the tint of the video (extra points for providing the retro feel).

    Hopefully it won't be an eyesore for the modern watchers like the previous release. We're quite satisfied with the end results :)

  • Fixed Ikizaki → Ikezaki
  • Changed wording here and there

Visual comparison:

Thursday, 08 Jun 2017

The group is founded. We hope to provide you with high quality subs :3

We'll be doing subs for Attack no. 1. We're aware the show's already being subbed by Live-Evil, but there hasn't been any progress for 2 years.