And you guys said we'd never finish. Or even that we wouldn't be done by Christmas this year.
Episodes 1-8 are from the ACR set, they'll be redone at some point, probably when the Blu-Ray raws show up, or even a complete set of nicer DVD raws would work really.
Links in the next post as usual.
DDLs of all episodes and OVAs: https://mega.co.nz/#F!yIoGAIaJ!HVZMElUf0gpfe0kafaU8TQ
Series torrent: http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=566530
Blog post with varying rants and project history best as I could determine: http://msubsreleases.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/spt-layzner-1-38-batch-featuring-acr/
My god. It's beautiful. I remember seeing this project start, all those years ago, and drifting across board to board when my interest in /m/ waned (as my hobbies tend to do, I go on big benders), and now I'm back and it's done after all these years.
Great work, guys.
I'm sure it's been a long road and a
Lonely Wayfor you guys, but holy shit, you're doing god's work. Can't wait to marathon it. I've been holding out all these years.
Woo-hoo, it's finally done!
When I finished timing Layzner, I wrote a long entry in my personal blog about how much my involvement in the project improved me as a person. I don't wanna attentionwhore and repost it cause it's very long (though Starseeker was kind enough to link it on her post), so I'll just say this.
As odd as it may sound, I'm profoundly grateful for the opportunity to have worked on this project. I was just a timer, and not as important as Starseeker and Sasword, of course. Still, that I was able to help them proved I made the world around me a better place, even if in the tiniest of ways. Puttin' a smile on a fellow mecha fan's face, for even just a single moment, is more than an excellent use of my time--at least I think so.
So, thanks again, sasword (wherever you are), starseeker, Iriliane, Chokutsuu, UK Windom, Ametuchi, R-Blade,LN, DrugLordKai and ObsidianTK for all of your hard work. A "thank you" is the least you've earned. And thanks to everybody on /m/, too, and any other mecha fans who may happen across our board. I can't speak for the other members of /m/subs, but knowing even one of you guys will get a kick out of this series makes me a very happy timer. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
My God, it actually happened. It actually finally happened.
Somewhere in Japan, entire clans of subninjas are committing hari-kari right now to atone for their disgrace.
Absolutely fantastic, cracking job guys. Cross another series off the list. Thank you all so much for your effort.
So what's next? Galvion? Dorvack?Just kidding, take some rest guys, you've more then earned it.
Layzner made me dig into mecha genre .
Thanks you very much for subbing it .
These BD rips look a bit shitty. I'm not sure if it's the fixed bitrate hurting it, or if there was some degraining on the disc.
>becomes greatest /m/an in history
First of all thanks to the entire /m/subs crew and others for finally finishing this project.
Now, the question, is someone gonna unfuck the video quality of all this at some point? Like the first eps are ancient hardsubbed AVIs, would be cool to get those subs transplanted to good quality video.
I'm sure it is, but it's held back by degraining and low bitrate. And maybe it was a 16mm film originally, too.
It's finally time.
Well, I'd wait until actual BDMVs surface before making that call. 2pass encoding with a low target filesize makes it easy to make a BD with grain look shit. The grain just turns into a blocky mess that covers everything.
Can't wait to watch Ryosuke Takahashi's Layzner!
Here's Layzner BGM Vol. 1.
Now if I could find Volumes 2-4.
Here's a mediafire link from Starseeker (bless her soul).
Found it in this gold mine of an archived /m/ thread four years ago, though most of the links are long gone.
I have the same rips and they are 2-pass @ 8500 kbps (around 1.5 GB an episode). So they aren't really all that bit rate starved.
They might have been filtered though, it is hard to know without seeing actual blu-ray screenshots.
Still, considering what the dvd rips look like, the blu-ray rips are a pretty decent improvement. The colours are better on the blu-ray, and lines are more well defined.
I got the rip from the private chinese torrent site U2.dmhy.org. I don't know if it has been uploaded anywhere else. It's like 80 GB, so it'd be a commitment to upload it anywhere else.
im a few episodes in
Holy shit Gosterro is a scary motherfucker. That scene where he sneaks into the cockpit and strait up sleeper holds the pilot to death is wild. the guy is a fucking maniac
Hell yeah man.
Mother fuck yeah man! I'd love to see a real early Tomino work as well as a major influence on RahXephon. The damn show was good enough they remade it twice. I've gotten very curious about it over the years.
>I have to stop being lazy on Dragonar again
I don't how legit this might be, but maybe some with a better connection could check it out.
And at least upload the OVAs to Nyaa.
There was once a scan of the Layzner Complete Artworks at some point uploaded to Megaupload according to some rooting around I've done. Of course Megaupload has been dead ahwile now so that's functionally a dead end.
That'd be quite awesome. Especially considering we still owe you one for the Galient art book you scanned a few years back.
Wait, no, I just checked, it's a Dragonar artbook, not a Layzner one. However, is this the complete art works you were talking about? I scanned this one in college, I think.
Thank you for completing Layzner. You are more awesome than pic related.
Calling bullshit on this. I have the BDs and the restoration is fucking pristine. Whoever ripped these is a monumental tool.
The restoration would have cost a fuckton, they always do. vap and Bandai are stingy bastards, so generally the big restorations have a partner. Sentai have been named that they stepped in for this but we'll see.
Well BD anime releases of old shows need a lot of work and that costs a lot. The Macross DYRL BD remaster was done on the cheap and it really shows. So now a lot of places are teaming up with foreign partners to offset the cost. Sentai are, apparently, the best of the bunch from what I hear (as in not dicks to the Japanese companies involved).
Wait...did Eiji just leave a guy who helped him to die at the hands of a psycho at the end of episode 04 - rather than just shoot the psycho? What a fucking asshole. I'm really starting to dislike this guy. I assume he gets better as time goes on, given that this is a Takahashi show, not Gundam SEED Destiny, but jesus, he's seriously starting at a low point.
I'll definitely keep going and give it a chance since it's a Takahashi show, but Eiji is really starting to annoy me already and I'm only a couple of episodes in. There's so many other options he could have taken to save the dude's life and he just turns around and leaves him to die.
One of the sponsors, Sanyo, a Japanese electronics manufacturer, was involved in a carbon-monoxide poisoning scandal with their fan heaters. They pulled out after the second cour.
Furthermore, Layzner's plamo sales were in a slump, and Bandai (main sponsor) reached the decision to cancel it after 3 cours.
This is according to the Japanese wiki, anyway.
Huh, you'd think with such high ratings some other company would have been willing to sponsor them in Sanyo's stead. Kind of a shame.
Also, I'm still getting a chuckle out of the whole thing about Eiji's dad being the real, true first man in space a few days after I watched the episode. The idea that Japan had a space program in the 60's that no-one ever knew about but scrapped it after one of their astronauts disappeared so as to keep up public morale despite the public never having been informed of it in the first place makes me giggle.
Anyone have any of the Layzner toys and care to talk about them?
If anyone's looking for a source mentioning Sanyo's faulty heaters. Here it is:
Shit, no fucking wonder Layzner's plot is hardly done
Fucking Grados manages to take over the planet in the middle of the series!
I know that Eiji's attack wouldn't stop the war, but goddamn, the planet' a goddamn slave colony now! Fucking book burnings, this shit's scary
-Eiji is a bum, and licking boots for money
-Rowan is a FUCKING TRAITOR
This shit is getting hard to watch. They're just pretending, right? They're just faking, right? This shit's getting dire, and I don'ts like it!
Strap in, son.
I can't be down with this.
Man, while on the subject, is it just me, or was 80s Japan completely in love with the Mad Max setting? I don't think there's an 80s mecha series that doesn't have elements of it
Gosterro is still alive, and he's some sort of fucking android
>He's wearing some sort of Jason mask with Mike Meyer's hair
>He fucking loves it.
This fucking show.
Man, that Lazard Buzzsaw is cool though.
I have no idea what the fuck is going on
I never get that if they're going to go through with the arduous process of scanning every piece of film into 1080p, why fucking toss it all away for DVNR? It's not like your audience for this show some 30 years later are supergundamplebs or kids anymore.
That skullgunner is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
At least the skull-gunner is polite enough to wait. It's not that it's slow or shit like that. When it's tracing its targeting laser all over you and your friends for like a good minute or too, it's just giving you time to reflect on your life before you are executed.
I've been waiting for Layzner to be completed for a long time so that I could finally watch it, but now the possibility of BDs rips coming out is making me thing about waiting.
Advice me, /m/.
I say you watch it now, it's definitely worth it. And a rewatch in BDs just makes it sweeter. That's pretty much my experience with old shows that have gotten BDs (early UC, Bubblegum Crisis, Macross).
I'm not sure it's actually worth watching at all. I'm nearly 10 episodes in and it's really mediocre, verging on actually bad. I've no idea what people see in this show so far. Watch Giant Gorg or Vifam or something instead, presuming you haven't already.
Watch it now. We still aren't sure about the BDs, and even if they do come out, you can just rewatch it.
The mecha animation is fantastic--one of the best of the 80s--and the tension between the characters within an atmosphere of mistrust and a desperate struggle for survival is really compelling.
Just watch it now. Just because BDs are/might be coming (was it announced it's getting BDs?) there's no guarantee we'll get rips. Hell, look at Orguss BDs, nobody ever bothered timing subs for it. And Ideon we never even got more than a few random episodes ripped.
> The mecha animation is fantastic--one of the best of the 80s
Yea, but almost all of it is the characters shooting at dirt or missing the target entirely. The targeting computer stuff is especially baffling to me, because it just makes it even more obvious that the characters aren't actually trying to hit Eiji or his friends properly at all. He's almost a reverse Kira - everyone deliberately misses him because...reasons?
Just watched epi 1-12...good show...although the storyline is kinda dragged...the thing I like most about Blue Comet is the terrain! Fuuuuuu good reminder that it's SCI FI show. Dare I say better than Gundam, esp for it being released in the 80s.
I really appreciate the animation though despite this. I'm only up to episode 2 right now, but seeing Eiji 180 using his jets whilst keeping a foot on the ground was some great shit. Then they go bumbling through that canyon and ramming into stuff...
The people who animated Layzner really gave proper consideration to the kind of maneuvering you might see from a humanoid mech, and I respect that.
That's why you gotta get the 3rd OVA
And that's what happens when you get your funding cut in the 80s, you go down fast and hard.
It's pretty unfortunate.
Still a better ending that GSD
Yeah, I know. Layzner's plot in J basically ended before the timeskip and later it was just random encounters with the Gradosians.
And in OE it had no plot except for a few battles.
Haven't played Shin so I know nothing about it there.
this guy, Fuck this guy