Going Solo: Change at DISDOL & a New Future for Takahashi Natsumi

Graduations usually suck, but this is a case where it might wind up being a win-win for just about everybody. Takahashi Natsumi, leader of DISDOL going back to the beginning, is graduating and going solo.

This blog post from DISDOL sums it up: Natsumi’s graduation is more or less immediate (though her last live is yet to be scheduled), and Tsuki Airi will take over leadership duties.

Airi seems to be excited

This new listing on Bell Agency’s website has more info on Natsumi’s solo project (not much). And what’s that about funding? Continue reading


BiS Kokugikan Documentary Available, and Help Choose the Next Project

Our friend boans added in the forums the other day that the BiS documentary we may have helped crowdfund has been subtitled and is ready for your eyes.*

Our crowdfunded English fansubs for BiS Road to Budokan: Kokugikan are officially ready for public consumption!

The link to the most up-to-date public release will always be here on GitHub.

You can probably right-click and save from that link, or you can download it in a zip from the GitHub repo here.

I believe the subtitles are ready for everyone to check out and share around, but you can still contribute edits and improvements at any time!

Thanks again to the donors who made it happen, and fishpockets from JPS in particular who did basically all of the timing!

The one that lives in a trash can

And now that that project is out of the way, boans has asked for input on which might be the next of these projects:

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We Can Have Nice Things: Crowdfunding for Translations

Late last week, reader boans tipped me off about a project to generate money for professional translations of homicidol DVDs. As a speaker of three languages that aren’t Japanese, this is tremendously exciting.

The current project is to translate BiS‘s Road to Budokan Kokugikan, which I encourage any and all parties to support because that sounds fantastic. Boans also suggested that BiSH Cannonball and the feature films of Bellring Girls Heart and You’ll Melt More! could be in the future, which is all the more reason for us to pool our resources and have nice things.

So here’s where you should go to chip in some dollars or “pounds sterling” or whatever obviously fake money your country uses. Tell ’em Maniac sent you.

If that YMM movie comes up and I am somehow denied it, I’m burning down my own website.


Crowdfunding for SKULLS IN THE STARS, No Translation Needed

We had seen before that Necronomidol is looking to crowdfund a video project for “Skulls in the Stars,” but a whole ton of details have just been released in English (praise Jeebus):

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