Yeah, I’m pretty bummed, too, Miharu…
At the moment, it seems that I am, unfortunately, going to have to drop Nabari no Ou due to the cease and desist notice sent out by Funi to the fansubbers who were working on it. I am currently downloading the raw of episode twenty, but I simply do not have the Japanese comprehension to be able to really understand it at all – this is simply me being seriously desperate because I’ve really come to love this show.
Look, Funi, I understand that you are completely legally correct in asserting rights on behalf of a Japanese company, but I’m still annoyed. If this was in conjunction with an announcement of your licensing of it, I would not be complaining – I want Nabari no Ou to get a license, and I want to buy the DVD’s once they come out in this country in the case of it being licensed. I would not be hear bitching at all if you had licensed it, and were making the episodes available digitally. And, yes, I will admit that I truly have no right to complain, as you are completely within legal bounds, and it is I who is breaking the law by watching fansubs, so I don’t really have a leg to stand on. But I’m still annoyed.
In the meantime, I am going to continue to seek out fansubs of this, in the vain hope that fans like me will pick up the torch. If a license is announced, I will happily pre-order whenever possible (I have done this in the cases of Tactics, Kanon, and Terra e… so I’m not just talking out of my ass). But for now I’m going to continue to pursue fansubs. And, if I can’t find any in English, I am prepared to do the seriously tedious task of translating Spanish fansubs into English via one of those crappy, but free, online translators; I’m dead serious, that’s how much I like this series.
Anyway, if any of you, dear readers, know of an illicit fansub of Nabari no Ou, leave it in a comment, please please please – if you’re worried about getting in trouble yourself, somehow, I promise to delete it after I read it, ok? And if any of you are computer whizzes willing to work on a fansub, well… I can’t say I have ANY experience at all, but I’m willing to take a hack at it.
If it sounds like I’m desperate, that’s because I am.