Saturday, 20 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Blu-ray DVD comparison part 2

Another comparison, yay! And yes, I did pick silly images on purpose. Anyway, I got busy and kinda forgot about a part 2 but it's here now, and I'll add a download for last time as well as for this batch. More is always better though, as you'll be able to compare more to what the original release was like. So, see images below.


Turns out they were all Jedi force ghosts

Captain hentai

The most exciting screenshot of all time

The faggot himself

As you may have noticed, it indeed does look better, but once you inspect the images a little closer, the lines are rather edgy. Although, it probably won't be as noticeable when you actually watch it on a TV.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou English Translation 0.9 Christmas Release

Well, I've decided to make an early release for Christmas, my gift to you. Anyway, just FYI for those who don't know already, this has been totally machine translated by myself, I hope that won't be people off, as I have put alot of effort into it. Using infoseek, reading the sentences phonetically, and using an online dictionary to make things more accurate so it was not sloppily done. Anyway, now that I've got that out of the way, it's mostly complete, albeit only the main credit's listing (You'll see why), a few images with JP text in the background, and the games extra's which are mostly the staff room and back staff room are untranslated at this point, but everything else is so you shouldn't have a problem. And, I should have the rest done and complete sooner or later, maybe before or after the new years, although that depends. But, I know you want to stop reading so here's the download and how to play. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my translation.

How to play
Dump all files into the games directory and overwrite when promoted.
Then use onscripter to play the translation with the default font, otherwise the game will crash. Simple.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Blu-ray DVD comparison part 1

The raw's, or 720p download for Kai was uploaded not long ago. So that means another comparison, and again, I'll do two parts as I'm lazy and can't be bothered doing it all in one day. Anyhow, I'll drop the images below. From episodes 1 and 2.

Milf Rena

Now, you'll instantly notice it is again an upscale. But a good one at least, although I expected a 1080p release. Darn you DEEN, can't you do anything right. Anyhow, the blurriness that was present over Kai is mostly gone, so it indeed looks much better. Check out Chie for a better view of what I mean. Also, the video itself seems to be slightly cropped at times, for some reason. Although that mostly goes unnoticed. Overall, like before, a slight improvement but definitely not worth the money it costs to buy. Then again, Blu-rays are always a very high in price in Japan. But! You shouldn't let any of this stop you from enjoying either season 1 or season 2/Kai on Blu-ray. That said, thanks again for checking out my comparison.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Blu-ray DVD comparison part 2

Alright, I decided to do another comparison since Nekogoroshi-hen was also with the first season, and I just had to do the ladder scene and a few others for further comparison. Anyway, I'll drop those below so check them out if your interested.

Now, another reason I wanted to check out Nekogoroshi-hen was due to the fact it was drawn in the style of the second season, and thus it should give us an idea on what that release will look like. That said, I'm deeply saddened, because, it's also an upscale, shattering my hopes for a 1080p release. I kinda knew it would be so but I'll hold off on final judgment until I get my hands on the Blu-ray of the second season. Also, notice how some of the details on Keiichi's and the other kid's faces in the 3rd pic, see how the sweat and whatnot is actually visible unlike very faint in the DVD version, I just wanted to point that. Anyway, thank you for checking out out my comparison and you'll find the download link for the images below.