These are just modified official subs, so don’t expect too much in terms of screenies and issues.
Just a note for fellow Ghost in the Shell fans – this is a prequel. That means that Motoko is using a different prosthetic body and therefore has a slightly different character design. You have been warned, so no complaining!
Now, onto the release.
The 1080p release is straightforward, but the 720p is not. You can see this right from the filename: [eraser] Ghost in the Shell: ARISE — border:1 Ghost Pain (BD 720p Hi444PP Opus 5.1).mkv
Yes, Hi444PP. Yes, Opus 5.1. For you guys on Windows machines, most of you won’t have an issue with the latest CCCP and MPC. But those of us on a Mac and those of you on Linux are gonna have a bad time. I have heard that the latest mplayer2 binaries support these formats, but you have to compile it yourself since there aren’t any builds using it as far as I know. I tested this in MPlayer OSX Extended, MPlayerX, the build of MPlayer2 I had, and VLC. None of them worked with the audio. I got no audio in the first, static in the second and third, and an error in the fourth.
So I went into eraser’s IRC channel, and he linked me to the AAC audio, which was 70mb. I downloaded it and then went to mux it. However, the Mac version of mkvmerge wouldn’t even open the original mkv since it had no idea how to read the audio file. I ended up using advanced options to open everything in VLC but fuck, that was a shitton of work.
English: American, no honorifics
No songs to karaoke. And by that I mean that the songs are all atmospheric awesomeness without Japanese. Well, that’s not quite true. The ED has random Japanese words, but nothing that’s supposed to make any sense.
I’d like to know what this says.
But that being said, I don’t really know what I’d do here, since it scrolls. Maybe cover up a whole column and typeset that scrolling?
This is not how you overlap.
The phrase is “Sit up straight!”
“go” is a verb, so you need “independent” to be in adverb form. That would be “independently”.
I’d actually use “be independent” instead.
This sentence is awkward as fuck.
Your sleepless eye is very easy to infiltrate. That’s it’s weakness.
Meh, that’s not even all that good, but it’s better than that shit.
tl;dr: This release is pretty good outside of the file format issues, but I bet the source didn’t have that many problems to begin with. If you can get it to play, there’s no reason to not watch it.