Battle Spirits Saga Brave Episode 1

Well, this is a rush. As is probably obvious, I lost interest in Battle Spirits. Subbing Burning Soul weekly turned into a chore for me, and I would’ve been happy for the franchise to just stay dead and buried after Double Drive. I wasn’t even really that hyped for Saga Brave, but I loved every minute of this first episode. It’s a total love-letter to fans of the original, bringing back as much of the old staff and cast as possible. (I’m still holding out for Gilfam, who sadly was not in the first episode, but despite that, I still loved it.)

So, it’s not like I haven’t been subbing for a while, having worked on Pikaia and Drive Head. But getting back into Battle Spirits is kinda special, since it was the first show I worked on. I hope you enjoy.

A couple notes. I translated this all by ear, because of course I didn’t have access to closed-captions, being that this wasn’t aired on TV. So because of that, small errors due to misheard lines are probably inevitable. I also didn’t bother to sub the ED song for that same reason. With music, it’s even more obnoxious to do by ear, and the lyrics to a song aren’t vital to the plot of the episode. If I can find kanji lyrics, I’ll sub it for the next episode.

Secondly, I corrected Grand Rolo to Grand Lolo. Rolo was a guess way back when, and Lolo is the official translation.

Anyway, enjoy:!wb40CSjI!50GR6qKdbSSZRkG6hg7QCWne_ZQ3Omcplp4R7FEkOVY

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Battle Spirits Fan on June 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Hi. Glad to see that you’re back.

    I’m trying to download the episode, but whenever I do, the subs aren’t popping up. Do you know if there’s another way to download it?


  2. Thank you so much!


  3. Posted by starseekergem on June 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Is it at all possible for you to put up torrents for Gekiha Dan and Brave, so people can catch up? Thanks.


    • Maybe. I don’t have the script files muxed to the videos now to save HD space, so the problem would be doing that again with 100 videos. So I’d need to find the time. Not a bad idea, though.


      • Posted by starseekergem on June 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        Well my other plan involved Youtube ripping and putting the bits back together. Muxing’s the easiest part of the process with modern mkv technology and such if you still have the raws and scripts. Just boring and repetitive (but less than timing).

    • That honestly sounds like it would be torture. I will put them out again when I can, but I want to tweak the translations a little first. I’m honestly a little embarrassed of the quality of my work from around 10 years ago. I mean, it’s fine for following the plot, but I’ve gotten a lot better at Japanese. I started this yesterday, skimming through the episodes and fixing some lines, and I’ve gotten through the first 17 now. So it will take a little longer, but the end product should be better.


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