State of Affairs – 2016 Edition


I think a one year hiatus was long enough. Let’s discuss some upcoming state of affairs and where we are right now.

Our group is currently missing some staff members as they have gotten busy with real life. However, we are looking into the possibility of picking projects back up again. This may include Rewrite. We will have to see moving forward, but for now, consider it a likely possibility.

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Little Busters! EX – 08

Cuteness overload!

 I could write about all the delays and concerns we’ve been dealing with, but that really wouldn’t be a fun read. So we’ll just apologize for the delays and look forward in terms of our future plans. With EX08 released, we still have to finish up the EX batch and the BDs for Refrain. Those are being worked on now and should be up soon™. If it isn’t blame Angel Beats! ~1st Beat~.

We’ll be finishing up the EX batch first then release the BDs as they’re encoded and ready for release. Also in our current plans is to do a proper release of the Angel Beats OVA 2. We’re still waiting for a BDMV raw on that, so it’ll be out when we find a proper raw, get it encoded, and finalize our script which will include TS and KFX.

Lastly, as stated in our Angel Beats OVA 2 post, we’re looking into doing Charlotte next season. If there is enough interest within our group and possibly from others, we’ll pick it up. However, we know it’s already picked up by CR for simulcast and another group. These factors will likely affect our decision, but sometimes you just never know.

This finally concludes Little Busters!

shcboomer: This really has been a long time coming… How touching.
CXu: Rin still best girl!
TheBlackTac: #BlameTac for delays again
Naoki-saten: That moment when you realize just how precious and powerful this hug is, considering the number of hugs she got in her life.
Solaristics: >Makes me QC it over
>Delays for months

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[BlubberSubs] Angel Beats! – OVA2

ab_ova2Such music! o/

There’s a story to this release and how it is just a v0. Day 1 subs done by Blubberflub. He wanted to do this release and we decided to work on it as well. In terms of speed, this is the v0 release and pretty rough around the edges. We’ll work on a better release when we all get around to it.

In other news EX08 is still somehow stuck at QC, but at least we’re not dead. I’m not sure what else to say about it as things are pretty stalled on that front. Just let it be known that we are not dead and that EX08 is not dropped. We’ll also release a batch of all the EX episodes after EX08 is released.

Looking forward to next season, there is some interest in doing Charlotte but we have no real plans right now. It’s already picked up by CR and we’ll see how that works out. Chances are it’ll be oversubbed. However, the possibility will always be there for us to work on it. That or people really want us to work on it.


shcboomer: Something something EX release maybe. Have an image for now.
blubberflub: Day 1 release! (I’m going to assume he would say something like that.)
Solaristics: I heard Angel Beats subbed. Give me the files right nao. (Kanade <3)
Vladz0r: Shina best girl, Kurugaya incarnate pls.
Naoki-Saten: Woke up. Blub there. AB OVA2 there. Best morning ever.

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Little Busters! EX – 07 & Happy New Year!


Delays were brought to you by school and an abundance of other reasons. However, let’s not dwell on the past and just look towards the year ahead, I mean it is almost New Years. Well at least 2015 will officially be here in approximately 9 hours where I reside.

So what do we have coming up in 2015? The answer is EX 08 and the rest of the Refrain BDs. We haven’t made any upcoming season plans yet, and no we aren’t dead. No matter how many times you post about us being dead, we aren’t dead unless we officially announce it. Twitter also auto logged me out on mobile so I haven’t really been looking at it as much as I should. Anyway, here is EX 07 before we start 2015. Before you ask, EX 08 will be done Soon™.

Happy New Year from all of us @ Refrain Subs!

shcboomer: Futaki such cute. Also A-chan senpai. o/
TheBlackTac: #BlameTacForTheDelays
Vladz0r: Kurugaya a cute
CXu: Rin Best Girl
Naoki-Saten: Hurray to Kanata, the best girl of EX! (Shots fired)
Solaristics: This is what it felt like waiting for this episode.

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Little Busters! EX – 06

Sasami the cute <3

Sorry about the long delays, I’ve personally been busy with school and exams, on top of picking up a new job. Hopefully our release timing will be better on our next release of EX for episodes 7 and 8. We’re still short staffed this season due to a TL taking a break. Any help on that front would be much appreciated.

Onto some better news, we already have the raws for EX 07 and EX 08. Chances are they’ll be released together for consistency and for a bonus unless we run into any problems trying to get them out together. We’ll also most likely be coming up with an EX batch release with all 8 OVA episodes in the future as well. Thanks again for tuning in and I hope you’ll enjoy this episode.

(We noticed some errors in the script, we’ll be fixing them in our batch release.)

shcboomer: Neko apron Rin is super cute! (Wallpaper level cute) Also looking forward to Little Busters! Card Mission in Weiss Schwarz!
TheBlackTac: “Sasami, please stop calling for me!”
Solaristics: #F*ckAllTheOtherGirls. Saya best girl.
Puddizzle: “Inferior to YOLO subs” (Seriously the best Yugi-I mean Aikatsu subs. Look’em Up. -shcboomer)

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Upcoming Plans & Updates – Summer 2014

Futaki route hype!

Another season comes and goes, and we have our update post for the Summer 2014 season. I’m not always sure how to start off these type of posts, but let’s just recount the things we managed to get done in the Spring 2014 season.

  • Little Busters! ~Refrain~ BDs (As they come out.)
    We’ve managed to release the first volume of Little Busters! ~Refrain~, we’re still trying to work out some kinks in our process. Do look forward to more of those releases soon.
  • Website Move (WordPress is limiting, and having a dedicated WordPress site will give us more freedom.)
    We’ve successfully moved sites in the past season. Being restricted by WordPress and dealing with some DMCA stuff led us to this change.
  • Ano Hana Movie
    It took us a while but we finally got our release out. We’ll have to evaluate our release and announcement schedules for special releases like this in the future.
  • Little Busters! EX (As they are released)
    Ongoing still, we’re currently working on EX 06 and we’ll have EX 07 & 08 released around the same time since they come on the same BD.

In the past season, we managed to complete the majority of our goals. We’re still looking to recruit more staff members, especially when it comes to the role of TL. The easiest way to apply is to either comment below, or to join us on IRC @


Now onto the plans for our Summer 2014 season. In terms of staff, we really haven’t changed much except some of our staff have been busy with real life and have taken a break from subbing for now. It will affect our releases a bit, but we’re hoping the effects won’t be long term.

So far, our confirmed plans for this season are the following things:

  • Little Busters! EX (As they are released)
    Only 3 more releases to go here. EX 06 to end Sasami’s route will be out shortly. EX 07 & 08 will be released around the same time due to both OVAs being on the same BD.
  • Little Busters! ~Refrain~ BDs
    We still have quite a ways to go with this. With volume 1 released, there are still 6 more to work on.

Stretch goals for the season would be:

  • Sub a show this season
    I’ll personally be working with other groups this season to some degree, but we’re still open to subbing a show if we find something interesting. We’re willing to take suggestions as well, just let us know what you want to see in the comments.

Overall, things have been going fairly well for us. We’ll see how much we can get done in terms of our goals and stretch goals this season. Once again, I’d like to thank all our viewers and hope you’ll enjoy our upcoming releases as well.

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Little Busters! EX – 05

Sasami much <3

This release was pushed back a bit to get the Ano Hana movie finished. We’ll get EX06 out sooner rather than later, our raws should come in within the next two weeks. So maybe we’ll get EX06 out sometime around mid July. No promises, but we’ll try our best if people aren’t too busy.

Special thanks to HenAi for all the TLC help since our secondary TL is still a bit busy with other things.

shcboomer: Rin + Cat = ? Sasami + Cat = Even more ?
Vladz0r – Nekosami is love, Nekosami is life.
Naoki-Saten: Even triggering a girl’s motherly instincts. Is there anything Riki cannot do?
TheBlackTac: Komari es love.
Cxu: Sashimi (Picture relevant)

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Gekijouban Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

The tears are real.

We’re happy to finally post up our release of the Ano Hana movie. This release is by far our biggest one yet and the fact that it was movie length really made the process take a lot longer. Due to some real life issues and exams, this movie release took more time than expected, but we do have it out now. Next up should be Little Busters! EX 05 and then 06 some time after that.

Also, we would like to thank UTW as we’ve used their scripts and typesetting fonts for reference.

Pretty karaoke due to based CXu, praise be to CXu.

Naoki-Saten: Everyone does weird stuff sometimes, but Yukiatsu totally takes the cake. Menma said he looked pretty, though!
TheBlackTac: Much wow. So much feels. Have fun watching y’all! Oh and also. Special thanks to my bud, OriOri, for lending me his VM which really helped me a lot to get things done!

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Little Busters! ~Refrain~ Vol. 1

Vol1How I’ve missed all the Little Busters!

The site was down for a couple of days due to some stuff with our host. We’ve resolved the issues and are back up and running again. To celebrate here is BD Vol. 1 of Little Busters! ~Refrain~. Next up on the docket is probably going to be Vol. 2 and EX 05 when that comes out. Ano Hana movie is still being smoothed out, it should be released in the near future. (Soon™)

shcboomer: Rin <3
TheBlackTac: Komari es cute.
CXu: Rin <3

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Little Busters! EX – 04

EX04Loli Saya, such cute!

We’re finally back on track after all those issues we were going through. Anyway, it’s great to be back and we have a release for you today. Our next few releases should have a speedier process since we’ve finally worked out all those little kinks. Now that Saya’s route is finished, EX 05 & 06 will be Sasami. That also means we will have our full staff lineup back to help us with these releases since some of them decided to not watch EX 03 & 04. In terms of TL, this was a solo mission since one of the TLs is currently on hiatus. Overall, we look to release the BD volumes of Little Busters! ~Refrain~ and the Ano Hana movie next.

shcboomer: A wild Rin is spotted in this episode.
Naoki-Saten: Shouta-Riki. Is he an angel or something? This little guy would give Komari a run for her money.
TheBlackTac: “I got muh Deagle pointing at ya!” – I thank my bud, Nick (Naoki-Saten), for helping me to choose an awesome picture! <3
Solaristics: Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Key? ;_;

1080p release since we have BD sources. Enjoy! The karaoke is also softsubbed for this episode. In addition, we used the no credit OP and ED for this release.

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