Bakemonogatari 01 Released!

moar cute senjougahara in ep2

moar cute senjougahara in ep2


This show is amazing, but translating and typesetting it was like hell. Finally, we’ve done it! Enjoy!
We will not release softsubs separated from raw this time, since timings are different & TS probably will not display properly.

PS don’t forget to say thanks qq guys too.

1) Turn off “Pre-buffer subpictures” option in DirectVobSub.
2) If your processor isnt good enough, switch to second sub
track to avoid major lags.

Translator notes

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-under-Blade
It’s the original name of a vampire that bit Araragi.

戦場ヶ原ヒタギ – Senjougahara Hitagi
Her surname literally means “Battlefield”, and her personality sure matches.

Those newspaper-like things are festival overviews and have really boring text on them.

“Moe” is used to describe people (mostly used for girls) that are attractive from a sexual point of view.
“Tsundere” is used to describe people who switch between rough and caring modes.
(good example is Asuka from Evangelion or Shana from Shakugan no Shana)

情・連・相 line in one of signs stands for 情報・連絡・相談 (Information, Contact and Advice)
And is a course of actions that subordinates should do in Japanese slave-like boss-subordinate relations.

Novel author’s name is Nishio Ishin, but is written in a different romaji system and it becomes a palindrome.
It is written as NisiOisiN to emphasise this.

-sama is an honorific that is used to address a person who is a lot higher than you in a social standing.
-chan is used to address mostly girls of the same same or lower social standing than you.

Cowlick (阿呆毛 – Ahoge) represents character hard-headedness.

The name 忍(Shinobu) consists of 刃(Blade) above 心(Heart).
So it’s literaly Heart-under-blade, the vampire’s name.

About the crabs.
おもし蟹 (Omoshi kani) – Mind crab
重いし蟹 (Omoishi kani) – Heavy crab
重石蟹 (Omoishi gani) – Heavy stone crab
おもし神 (Omoshi kami) – Mind god
As you can see, they differ in Japanese pronunciation very slightly, so as it said they were derived from each other.


  1. #1 by Anonymous on July 12, 2009 - 11:24 am



  2. #2 by Zuko on July 12, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    руссаба не будет?

  3. #3 by Alva [II-subs] on July 12, 2009 - 12:24 pm

    Zuko :

    руссаба не будет?

    Если и будет, то не раньше чем через неделю.

  4. #4 by Shana on July 12, 2009 - 7:53 pm

    Thank you guys so so much for this release. Since you’re looking at releasing it in 480, could you possibly also throw in a hardsub too? Certain scenes, like the one with all the traffic signs, are too much for my computer to handle… the subs flash on and off, and the video lags. Thanks so much, and again, I love the subs!

  5. #5 by Karisu on July 12, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Awesome work guys, thanks so much for the great release!

    Looking forward to more ^_^

  6. #6 by Pa®adin on July 12, 2009 - 10:22 pm

    Allot of thanks for the release from here, too ^o^

    and… also awaiting a 480p, cuz there are still people with wek machines >_<

  7. #7 by Ninja on July 13, 2009 - 1:08 am

    Any chance of 1080p?

  8. #8 by Alva [II-subs] on July 13, 2009 - 1:24 am

    Ninja :

    Any chance of 1080p?

    Nope, cuz it will look like shit.

  9. #9 by sdfsdfsdf on July 13, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Ugh, overlays.

    Die in a fire. You and any other group who does that.

  10. #10 by Tohi on July 13, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    sdfsdfsdf :
    Ugh, overlays.
    Die in a fire. You and any other group who does that.

    For some writings, overlay is unavoidable. If you want to see the original writings you can always watch the video with the ASS track of dialogues only, can’t you? Good job, II & qq! Go on like this! *thumbs up* 🙂

  11. #11 by Anonymous on July 13, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    Please, use “tsundora” instead of “tundra”. Much better.

  12. #12 by Mewidy on July 14, 2009 - 2:40 am

    Оффтоп: почему у вас приоритетные сабы – английские сабы?

  13. #13 by Alva [II-subs] on July 14, 2009 - 2:44 am

    Mewidy :

    Оффтоповый вопрос: Почему у вас приоритетные сабы – английские сабы?

    По той простой причине, что для нас важнее английская аудитория. Русские хомячки и безграмотные переводы с каге кушают и не давятся. Те же, кто ценят качество, но не любят ансаб, нетребовательны ко времени.

  14. #14 by Mewidy on July 14, 2009 - 2:49 am

    Русофоб чтоли? Или по твоему разумению английские хомячки отличаются от русских?

  15. #15 by Alva [II-subs] on July 14, 2009 - 2:54 am

    Были бы мы русофобами – русаба бы не было.
    Ансаб в 95% случаев – перевод с оригинала, русаб в 99% случаев – перевод с ансаба.
    Конкуренция переводчиков и требования к качеству от среднего английского хомячка задают планку намного выше, чем в русабе.
    Да и команда у нас интернациональная. Вот и получается, что для нас ансаб всегда будет идти на первом месте.

  16. #16 by Mewidy on July 14, 2009 - 3:00 am

    Будь в Этой стране поболее качественный групп-переводчиков вроде вашей…
    А так приходиться довиться пириводами с каге. Альтернотивы то всетаки нет

  17. #17 by Alva [II-subs] on July 14, 2009 - 3:05 am

    Качество редко сопровождается скоростью 🙂 поэтому русского релиза придется подождать, мы и с английским пока еле справляемся. Доделаем соракаке 26 – будет попроще.

  18. #18 by Mewidy on July 14, 2009 - 3:11 am

    Может, я чем-нибудь смогу помочь? С русабом. Английский понимаю более-менее хорошо.

  19. #19 by Alva [II-subs] on July 14, 2009 - 3:24 am

    Главное-то не английский, а я японский… английский у нас все хорошо знают. Так что не думаю, что чем-то сможешь реально помочь. Но за предложение – спасибо!

  20. #20 by Mewidy on July 14, 2009 - 11:14 am

    Тогда буду ждать сабов для 1-ой серии.
    P.S. Я джва года хочу такие сабы.

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