Another month, another edition of #AskSentai! Let’s see what we have here…
We had a good one submitted to the ask.fm regarding subtitles from different companies. This month, we also have more dub inquiries, waifu inquiries, and a confession. Just a reminder, we cannot answer question about unannounced dubs or licenses on ask.fm, but we do appreciate it when you send in your suggestions. It's how we know what you guys actually want, after all.
Ah! Good question! Everyone's subtitling process is different, but at Sentai, our simulcast process is structured so that the same people work on the same show for the duration of its simulcast. This ensures a consistent feel, and we have the same eyes on a project from translation, editing, subtitling, and QC. We abide by our living style guide throughout the simulcast phase to make our product is as true to the intent of the original Japanese work as possible.
For ClassicaLoid in particular, we also were able to get translations for the songs! The ending song from the Chopin-Jolie episode is a favorite of ours:
The casting process is typically the same for each project. Projects with larger casts may take a bit longer, but we give each project the same amount of love, regardless of cast size.
We would not be releasing that information on ask.fm. Apologies.
(...) WHY YOU DO THIS TO US?!?!
We lean towards Akane from Flying Witch. Not only is she GORGEOUS, she's a quirky free spirit.
(Runners up being Shiraishi from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless, and Alice's mom from Food Wars! The Second Plate).
This suggestion has been noticed! Thank you! Trust us: we're looking forward to sharing more info about the upcoming #TheDubsAreComing titles too.
Yes! Purchasing home video releases from your favorite retailer is a perfect way to support the industry. Look for the "Sentai Filmworks" logo and copyright on the packaging to make sure you're getting the right product (you don't want icky knock-offs). However, we offer a lot of deals on the Sentai shop (shop.sentaifilmworks.com) via email coupons, seasonal promotions, and love.
No promises right now, but it's good to know that that's the type of content the fans are interested in seeing :)
That's a lot of choices, so we'll have to do just one show: Chino-chan from Is the Order a Rabbit. We love her perpetual, "We are not amused" face.
Not announced yet ::evil cackle::
(Note: At the time this answer was released, we had not yet announced the Himouto! Umaru-chan Premium Box Set.)
It's going to be a busy year.
Ohta from Tanaka-kun is Always Listless. Perfect (literally) supportive husbando.
Das a lot of questions, so we're going to focus on the ones we CAN answer on ask.fm:
Regarding box sets: We maaaaaaaaaay have some awesome boxes planned for this year. Maaaaaybe.
That's it for this month! Look out for more on the first Thursday of every month, and don't be afraid to submit your questions to our ask.fm account.