Today, we announce a new page on our website called ‘The Attic’. This is a special page (available in English and Romanian) for our predecessor fansub group ‘Aventurierii Spaţiului’. South Wind Subs inherited their sub files archive, originally released as ‘subs-only’. This archive includes ‘Spaceship Sagittarius’ in English & Romanian, and several other anime translated in Romanian language (‘Future Boy Conan’ and ‘Heidi’ series and ‘Sinbad’-feature film). South Wind Subs will re-release all these projects with video in ‘The Attic’, starting with ‘Spaceship Sagittarius’ which has been launched now. Enjoy!
Hello everyone, a small update from us. We felt we needed to explain the silence… We’re currently working on a new version of ‘Fables of the Green Forest’ with better video quality. This will take some time because we need to adjust subs manually, which is time-consuming. Therefore, the release of ‘Nell the Wandering Girl’ will have to be postponed to a later date. We simply don’t have enough volunteers to work on two series at the same time. Sorry for this! Then there is some extremely sad news: as you may have heard, Nyaa has closed permanently as from 1st of May. Personally, I’ll miss it! If not for sites like this, we would not have the chance to see most anime series. The industry doesn’t provide subtitled or dubbed versions in most countries. The closing also means we’ll have to decide on a new tracker. For now, we changed the download link for ‘Fables of the Green Forest’ to a re-post by a Bakabt user. Bakabt is undergoing maintenance, but promised to be back! We hope the ‘new’ link will work then.
EDIT: we changed the link to Nyaa.si and Nyaa Pantsu, both Nyaa replacements.
Today we present our first release: ‘Fables of the Green Forest’! It contains all 52 episodes, based on the books by 20th century author and nature conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. With audio English (44) and Spanish (8) & subs in English, Romanian and Dutch!
This animé series holds a very special place in our heart, and was the reason for us (Kai & Peter) to start our fansub group South Wind Subs. Far apart, we both grew up in small rural villages. We always think back with nostalgic feelings on these carefree times, and the wonderful programs we saw on TV. Broadcast times were limited and our receivers black-and-white but the magic was there, that was all that mattered!
End 1970s/Begin 80s, we would run home after school to be on time to watch ‘Fables of the Green Forest’, which made a lasting impression on us, and became an inseparable part of our childhoods. The stories about Johnny Chuck and the animals of the Green Forest sparked our love for the wonder of nature, a love which endures till this day! The episodes also taught us about right and wrong, and the importance of being kind and living in harmony with one another. And the series had fun characters too, like nosy Sammy Blue Jay and silly but scary Reddy the Fox.
Sadly, there never were dvd releases. Not yet knowing each other then, we both felt people should be able to see this long-lost treasure anew. In 2012, Kai found some Canadian English episodes and started making on his own subs from scratch. Peter acquired 44 eps. in higher quality and shared these on his fan site. Kai found Peter’s site, and collaboration began. Later, the 8 missing episodes were added by inserting a Spanish version. Many thanks to Cyber Zero, Mónica and Lordwen who translated Spanish for us! And to Silver Zero Subs for becoming our partner and helping us promote the result!
We hope you’ll enjoy (if you do, please leave a comment) and wish you all
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Nyaa.si | Nyaa Pantsu
This release has VHS quality. We want to make a version with better video.
( Povestiri din Pădurea Verde, Dieren van het Groene Woud )
( Features overlapping subtitles, tested in WMP Classic, VLC and MPV )
Our 2nd project has started. ‘Nell the Wandering Girl’ is a 1979 anime, based on the book ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ by Charles Dickens. It tells the story of a girl living with her grandfather, who has a shop in London. Debt collectors force them to flee. The two then start a search for Nell’s mother. We are looking for translators Italian to English. These subs will be adapted to fit the Japanese audio. For a few songs we need a translator Japanese to English, who could also perhaps assist in end check. Our aim is to start releasing End of 2016. EDIT People who can transcribe/translate directly from Japanese are welcome too.
Our first project, ‘Fables of the Green Forest’ is almost completed! This lovely series is based on the children’s books by American writer Thornton W. Burgess, and follows the adventures of Johnny Woodchuck and his forest friends. It shows how they live, the dangers they encounter, the fun they have, and teaches about values. A batch download will be shared on our website and the site of our partner Silver Zero Subs. We hope to offer this soon. So keep checking our sites! You can also take a look at Peter’s Fables-fansite to watch the progress.