Some of you may have already caught wind of this news via various Discord servers and/or Twitter, but I felt it necessary to address it in a proper article, so please bear with me.
Around 24 hours ago, some members of the fansubbing community learned via a Tweet posted by @ntrkunn that HyakuPercent had passed away suddenly. He was a long-time staff member of GJM as a timer, TSer, and encoder. He was also a well-established fansubber in general, heading up Hiryuu and Cthuko and working with many high profile groups and fansubbers over the five or so years that I had known him, at the very least.
I’m sure a lot of people remember his fansubbing tendencies (Shirobako where, Hyaku? ;_;), but when he put his mind to his work, he was a dependable staffer who had pride in what he did. High quality work was something always to be expected from HyakuPercent. Many of you have likely watched something that he has worked on at some point in the time you have been consuming fansubs.
Regrettably, I didn’t get to know him as well as I would have liked outside of the fansubbing sphere, but my personal interactions with Hyaku were always positive. He was a great guy to have around, and I can only imagine how his close friends and family must be feeling to have lost someone so important and so special to them. He was a man taken before his time, and though I may not be a spiritual man, I sincerely hope that wherever he is, that it’s a better place.
In the interests of his friends’ and family’s privacies, I would prefer not to go into great detail with regard to the circumstances of this event. Information is out there if you know where to look, but I will not direct you to it. Sorry.
Currently, his close friend @Blankaex, and other IRL friends, are raising funds to present a flower arrangement at his funeral, and any excess will be given directly to HyakuPercent’s family to help cover their funeral costs.
If you would like to help a grieving family and friends cope with their great loss, please consider either contributing directly or helping to share the fundraising Tweet, found here:
Anything you can say, give, or do is greatly appreciated. Anything as little as simply giving your condolences means a huge amount.
I apologise for putting a damper on your day when you’ve likely come here to pick up some anime, but this loss means a lot to us as people and as a group. We feel it only right to send him off in the best way we can through our limited means.
Please be aware that any comments made in poor taste will be deleted, and you will be banned. We have a zero-tolerance policy with regard to this.
Thank you for reading.