Welcome to Sekushi! We’re yet another group dedicated to bringing high-quality English-subtitled anime releases to the masses. Why did we suddenly come into existence with so many groups already on the scene? Well, if you must know, we were actually already on the scene ourselves, just in another form. This group was formed when the leader of Kira-Fansub retired and proposed a merger between his own group and Sugoi, the group I led before this one. It seemed like a wise decision, as it would increase the pool of staff I have to choose from for past, present and future projects. As such, I accepted, and our group was born!
Well, almost. We still took a few days to organize ourselves, decide upon a new name, and hire another member or two to help flesh out the group. But now that those things have been (mostly) taken care of, I’m pleased to introduce our new group, Sekushi! You likely have a few questions, which I will now attempt to address.
First off, yes, I’m aware that both of the groups that merged to form this one have been rather slow as of late. Will that be fixed here? I do hope to get release times down a fair bit now that it’s not just the same 5ish people working on every single project, but I can’t promise anything for certain at this point. Just keep calm and wait for our stuff. It’ll come.
Next, what about projects that we’ve already started? Shows such as Acchi Kocchi and Mysterious Girlfriend X, which we are currently a decent way into, will be completed with the tags they were released with before. However, batches for these shows are likely going to be released under the new tag. Projects that we had either only announced or had only released one volume of, such as GJ-bu, Sankarea and Yuyushiki will all be released with under the [Sekushi] tag, and Sankarea in particular will likely be getting a v2 release disguised as a v1 under the new tag, as we’ve caught a few issues we plan on fixing.
Then there are the projects that seem doomed, like Haganai, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, and PapaKiki. These shows involve an immense effort from the one position we are still lacking in, the typesetter. As such, we cannot currently handle them. However, hope is not lost. The dream is that someday, an exceptionally skilled typesetter or two will find their way over to our group and help us make what currently seems impossible possible. Should anyone who can find such a magical creature be so kind as to send them in our direction, we would be eternally grateful, as they could get our versions of these shows moving again, and help bring you people even more great releases.
You wouldn’t let her down, would you?
Anyway, once again, welcome to Sekushi! I hope you’ll stick around for many future releases.