Improved Distribution

Thanks to your donations, we were able to afford 4 new servers to do distribution. Let me brief you through some changes.

Torrents
We now have 2 more gigabit servers to do initial seeding. This brings our total capacity to seed to 300 megabytes/second. Hopefully you will be able avoid torrent congestion and download your animes faster.

XDCC
Thanks to our new servers, we now have 7 XDCC bots.

CR
CR has been split into CR-ARCHIVE|SD, CR-ARCHIVE|720p, and CR-ARCHIVE|1080p. These bots will hold all releases, but they will be slower than the new bots because they are intended for downloading older files.

NEW bots 
These bots only serve new files from the current season. You should use them to download new releases. Also, these bots are located in different parts of the world, so pick a bot that is located closest to you.

  • CR-CA|NEW – located in Montreal, Canada (East Coast)
  • CR-EU|NEW – located in France
  • CR-US|NEW – located in California (West Coast)
  • CR-FR|NEW – located in France (This will be up later today) (ONLINE)

XDCC Packlists
The files on the bots can now be searched from our XDCC packlist parser. It should be pretty intuitive to use, and it’s also in a pretty pink.

Thank you for donating and making this possible for everyone!

HSL

Donation Drive

As you may or may not know, we are ripping around 40 shows this season, that’s about 120 files a week. Even though our main server is powerful, it cannot provide enough juice to power the main XDCC bot (CR) as well as seed all the releases. Therefore, we’d like to expand our distribution capabilities (by 4x) so that we can host more XDCC bots to take some load off the main server as well as increase our seeding capabilities. This way, there will hopefully be less frustration when you download our releases.

To achieve that, we need your help. We’ll be leaving the donation up for a day or two. We predict that’ll probably be long enough to give us the budget to do this test run.

Remember, only donate if you are able to! The button is on the right side.

Thanks,
HSL

Summer Updates (Part 2)

Continuing off the last update:

  • The schedule page is updated for good. From now on, it’ll automatically update and sync itself with the schedule the ripper engine uses.
  • A “Today’s Releases” widget is added to the side – it’ll display information about what will be released each day.

Anime to look out for:

It seems like this season is pretty horrendous in terms of watchable things, with the majority of shows being “moe” crap.

  1. Free! – Fucking masterpiece.
  2. Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) – “Deep” slice of life by the author of Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa-sensei.
  3. Gatchaman Crowds – Someone told me this will be good.
  4. Servant x Service – Take the concept of Working! and apply it to working in the public sector.
  5. Uchouten Kazoku – Hipster anime, but it should be good.

Donations

We might be running another donation drive, depending on how our finances go.

Meanwhile, if you have money to throw at someone, throw it at Trigger’s LWA2 Kickstarter. Show them us western fans do want to give our money to the original creators.

If you haven’t watched Little Witch Academia, please do so — you can watch it in HD on YouTube, uploaded by the creators themselves. In an ideal world, all anime should be like LWA: interesting premise, fantastic animation, likeable characters, and without fanservice.

Best regards,
HorribleSubs’ Great Leader

Initial Summer Update

Summer season is about to start. Here’s some info regarding Summer:

1) Pay close attention to the schedule the next few days as I will be updating it.
2) Dog & Scissors is renamed to Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou for better searchability.
3) The subtitle styling engine has been rewritten. This means there should be less “ugly” and “small” subtitles like in Chihayafuru and Dog & Scissors episode 1.

Anime to look out for:

  • Free! (new banner) – Whether or not you are homosexual like I am, I guarantee you will enjoy this high potential masterpiece by KyoAni.
  • Fantasista Doll – Original idea by the mastermind behind Code Geass, Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed, and Planetes
  • Gin no Saji – Deep(?) slice of life written by the author of Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou – Similar to Madoka?

Enjoy the upcoming season.

Best,
The Great Leader