What a ride.
So, it’s done. That brings an end to our first project at Jinsei, and man, what a project. From the initial enthusiasm and daily releases to sometimes struggling to get a release out within four days, it’s been a long journey for us. We’ve had disagreements (though very few) and we’ve had fun (lots of it). For me, it was a great opportunity to revisit a series I’ve always loved, and one that’s rightfully acclaimed. This last episode packs as much of a punch as you’d expect, I knew what was going to happen beforehand and I still had a lump in my throat. Amazing stuff.
We’ve touched on the author of Nana in previous posts, one Yazawa Ai. You may notice that the anime feels a little unfinished, and you have questions regarding what happens next, which characters did what and why. Well, join the masses. The mangaka got ill and the story remains sadly unfinished. If you enjoyed her work this time round, some of her other works have been adapted into anime, look for Gokinjo Monogatari and Paradise Kiss. As for Nana itself, there are two live action movies in circulation. The Nobu actor really annoys the hell out of me but eh, you might enjoy it!
As for Caly and myself… I’m taking another hiatus from subbing due to time constraints. You can find Caly working for a handful of active subbing groups, she’s doing AKB0048 and Sword Art Online for Evetaku, Yuru Yuri 2 for SHiN-gx and Arcana Famiglia for Whine Subs. You can also find her lurking on the european servers of Forsaken World, doing her healing thing.
Last, and most certainly not least, it’s left for me to throw out some thanks to the people who made this project possible:
Utsukushii Raws, without whom there would never have been a project.
Ureshii (and more specifically Collectr) for allowing us use of their scripts. Thanks also to IY-F & Oki for subbing the episodes Ureshii didn’t.
Dark Sage for letting us use his seedbox for the first few episodes.
Sutai for letting us use HIS distro for a few episodes after that.
The legend that is Squiggy for offering us a complete distro solution and asking nothing in return. He’s one of the good, good people.
And a thanks to the guys who left us comments and let us know when we’d derped regarding the CRCs, an error with Caly’s PC that remains a mystery to this very day.
Thanks for watching our releases.