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Ai no Kusbai on Amazon Streaming Channel

Hiya, folks! :D While this is a little belated, I wanted to tell the community some news. According to an article on the website "The Fandom Post", the Toku television and streaming service has a channel on Amazon Video and they've added Ai no Kusabi to it. :) The four-part OVA can be watched in its original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Just wanted to pass along the news to the fans.



Honestly, though... I wouldn't really recommend watching the episodes if the service is using Media Blasters' horribly translated subtitles. ^_^; Still, I guess it's kinda good that the series is getting some recognition from a streaming service.

Media Blasters' Ai no Kusabi Blu-ray Review

As promised, here’s my in-depth review for Media Blasters’ Blu-ray for Ai no Kusabi. Although many of you may not be interested in this, I hope those who read this find this informative. If there are any questions regarding the Blu-ray, I’ll be happy to answer them. As a fan of both dubs and subs, I will do my best to write a fair and pragmatic assessment of the English dub. I’ll be rating the English dub (and the overall Blu-ray release) on a grading scale (A+ being the highest rating with F- being the lowest). For those who simply want to see the overall assessment, please skip down to the bottom of the review. Under the cuts, I labeled each section for convenience’s sake since my review is long. Although many might skip around and look at one or two sections, I highly recommend reading the section “Script”, because there is something that is exclusively included for the English dub that pleasantly surprised me and I think other fans might find interesting. ;)

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Final assessment:

Casting: B

Performance: A+

Script: A-

Subtitles: C-

Overall: B

That's it for my review. Again, if there's any questions concering the Blu-ray, please feel free to ask me in the comments. To those who took the time to read this, thank you very much. :)

Project: Ai no Kusabi e-books

Hello, everyone! First of all, I want to say I'm not only new to this community but also to ANK. I watched the anime a couple of years ago and I loved it, but after that I didn't pay much attention to it... until now.

A couple of days ago I decided I'd read the novels, and not only did I find that the books can't be purchased anywhere any more, but also that only a couple of volumes were available for Kindle. And then there were all these weird links to partial fan translations... 6 volumes? 8 volumes?... What the hell was going on?... Until I finally found the clean official English translation of the 8 volumes... and they turned out to be scans. 

I kind of got upset at how much time it took me to sort things out and find the novels. And when I get upset, I can't stop thinking about what got me upset until I find a solution. So, eventually, I thought... What the heck? If no one else is creating the e-book version of these novels, then *I* will. 

And these are the results:

Folder containing the e-books (EPUB and MOBI), so far:

  • Volume 1, Stranger
  • Volume 2, Destiny
  • Volume 3, Nightmare

My plan is to create an e-reader version for all 8 volumes, and then finally put them all together in a single book (and then anyone that decides to read the novels in the future can get ALL books, in their OFFICIAL English version, in just ONE link, and read them on ANY device, yaaaay!).

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Hi, everyone! I hope all of you are getting a good start in the new year. :) Today, Media Blasters uploaded a new English dub clip for Ai no Kusabi on their Twitter in order to help promote the release.



I also want to take this opporunity to announce that I have received my copy of the Blu-ray last week and had time to watch and examine both the English dub and subtitles. I plan to post an in-depth review of the Blu-ray release on the LJ as soon as I can. Whether you like English dubs or not, please buy the DVD/Blu-ray to help support the series! AIC gets a sizable portion from foreign sales, and with any luck, the money they get from foreign sales can convince them to restart the project and finish the remake. Please spread the word, Ai no Kusabi fans. :D

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone. :) Although this isn't very important to the franchise as a whole, Ms. Brittany Lauda posted a few tweets talking about Ai no Kusabi and what working on the English dub has taught her as a director. She sounds very happy with the way the English dub turned out, as she worked really hard on it due to a tight deadline. I thought I would share them with the community.

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She also informed me in a PM that she might do a Q&A for Ai no Kusabi in the future once enough time has passed for fans to watch it. If anyone has any questions regarding the English dub recording or want to ask her questions on her thoughts on the series, please feel free to submit them in the comments. I'm planning to submit my own questions when and if she announces the Q&A for Ai no Kusabi. Once again, let me clarify that Ms. Lauda said she might do it, but there's no guarantee she will do it since she's a very busy person. I'll be keeping an eye out on her Twitter to see if she goes through with it. If she does, I'll compile any questions from the community members into an email, along with my own, and send them to her before she streams the session. :)
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And here’s a late Christmas present for all of you: the long-expected next chapter of this fanfic!!! :D I was planning on finishing this first seasonal chapter by Christmas but unfortunately my writer’s block had other plans... But better late than never I guess, so here it is, I hope you’ll all enjoy it! :) This is the first of two Christmas Special chapters that I had planned, so you can expect at least another merry chapter, hopefully still at some point during the holidays, to keep things more or less in the seasonal mood ;) It’s sort of a sequel to my Christmas fanfic from a couple of years back, Amoyan ChristMass, but you don’t need to have read that fic to understand most of what’s going on in this chapter.

Summary:
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL in which Mimea somewhat wistfully ponders the meaning of winter, Iason is merrily plotting yet another scheme and Riki has a very unexpected chance encounter with someone from his past.


Soundtracks:
Opening theme: The Birthday Massacre – Shiver (Tyurru’s nightcore cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpBic6JyhXQ
Ending theme: Jan Wayne – Christmas Time

Rating: M I guess, cause there are references to past sex and as usual there's some serious swearing in Riki's lines as well ;-)

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And here’s a late Christmas present for all of you: the long-expected next chapter of this fanfic!!! :D I was planning on finishing this first seasonal chapter by Christmas but unfortunately my writer’s block had other plans... But better late than never I guess, so here it is, I hope you’ll all enjoy it! :) This is the first of two Christmas Special chapters that I had planned, so you can expect at least another merry chapter, hopefully still at some point during the holidays, to keep things more or less in the seasonal mood ;) It’s sort of a sequel to my Christmas fanfic from a couple of years back, Amoyan ChristMass, but you don’t need to have read that fic to understand most of what’s going on in this chapter.

Summary:
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL in which Mimea somewhat wistfully ponders the meaning of winter, Iason is merrily plotting yet another scheme and Riki has a very unexpected chance encounter with someone from his past.


Soundtracks:
Opening theme: The Birthday Massacre – Shiver (Tyurru’s nightcore cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpBic6JyhXQ
Ending theme: Jan Wayne – Christmas Time

Rating: M I guess, cause there are references to past sex and as usual there's some serious swearing in Riki's lines as well ;-)


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Happy Holidays, everyone! :D A new tweet from Media Blasters was posted to day to remind fans that Ai no Kusabi is going to be released tomorrow! In the tweet, they said they'll release a new clip if they get 75 retweets and cast bloopers if they get 100 retweets! :)



On a side note, I'm pretty disappointed that Media Blasters never addressed fans' concerns regarding the subtitles, given the fact how horrible the subtitles were on the DVD release. One fan asked Media Blasters twice about fixing the subtitles, and they never answered her.

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