Good Job! Media – Winter 2019

Well, Fall 2018 certainly was a reasonably successful revival of GJM as an airing anime group. I’m glad things played out the way they have, and I’m grateful to the many new staff members who have joined or helped us during the season.

I’d like to shout them all out, so, welcome, in no particular order to: LightArrowsEXE, Blankaex, deltakei, staycakey, Hybrid, Adriks and Myaamori. I hope they all enjoy their time with us.

Moving on now to our Winter 2019 picks, we’ll be starting out with Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019). This is a joint project with DameDesuYo, a group we’ve worked with several times now, and we look forward to another top-tier season with them.

Next up is Manaria Friends. We saw the pre-air episode from CygameFes floating around and decided on a whim that we’d like to work on it. It’s a half-length-episode series that looks reasonably satisfying to work on and watch. Blankaex totally isn’t subbing it just for the socks. Definitely not. That’d be mad.

Last, and by no means least, is Yakusoku no Neverland. Traditionally, the Fuji TV NoitaminA slot does not disappoint, and with our new translator staycakey praising it and wanting to work on it, we set up a team to make it happen. I’m going to trust in his recommendation, so this show should be a very fun experience.

Did I say last? In a surprise turn of events, several other staff have expressed an interest in Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. Heard great things about the source material overall, looking forward to seeing it animated. We’re looking forward to seeing this show in action.

As a result of high quality professional subs and a lack of interest in undermining those, we have replaced Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari with Kaguya-sama: Love is War. This looks like a fun and slightly-less-than-standard school RomCom that our Typesetter assures us is real fun.

Moving on to staff recruitment, we’re currently searching for additional Typesetters and Encoders, and another Translator/TLC, to help cover our upcoming and backlog projects. You can use the form in the menu bar above or contact us via IRC or Discord to apply to work with us.

We look forward to another productive season providing high-quality releases for the enjoyment of all. Thanks for choosing GJM, and for continuing to support us!


Good Job! Media – Fall 2018

Oh hey, we managed to pick up a couple of shows. Bet nobody saw that one coming.

The first pick is To Aru Majutsu no Index III. This was initially a cross-group-staffed effort that eventually ended up at GJM to make use of its organizational resources. A lot of us have waited a good long time for a new Index season, so this is a pretty hype project for us.

As a note, however, the first episode will be slightly more delayed than usual as our translator is a little busy over this weekend. We should reach a more regular schedule from the next episode onward though.

Our second pick was somewhat spontaneous after some off-topic discussion on the GJM Discord server. This pick is Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara. GJM’s always been known as the P.A. Works group, so it was inevitable that we’d end up doing this somehow, right?

We’re also currently searching for a couple of additional Typesetters and another Translator/TLC to help cover our upcoming and backlog projects. You can use the form in the menu bar above or contact us via IRC or Discord to apply to work with us.

As a closing point, though: We’re still working out how to keep this group entirely on its feet, and where its place in the world really is in an era that fansubbing has fallen to the wayside.

We do, however, want GJM to continue to exist regardless of this and we will do our best to find a way for it to retain a purpose. Watch this space, I guess? You might see something cool eventually, who knows!

Thanks for choosing GJM, and for continuing to support us!


Loss of a Fansubber — Sleep well, HyakuPercent

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.


The State of GJM

Right. I’m somewhat alive again.

I have intentions to continue GJM’s existing projects. I would like Alice and Sagrada to see completion. I am aware that during my hiatus, GJM’s TV projects made limited progress, and BD projects made essentially none.

In this time, as is always the case with fansubbing, some staff members have reduced their activity levels, or retired entirely. This means that we currently have a very small team of active staff members. I believe that what we currently have available is enough to complete existing TV projects. Sagrada may require a change in staff, but otherwise, it should be possible to finish.

Alice is currently awaiting the release of episode 11, and TLC/Edit/TS of episode 12. Sagrada needs editing for episode 11, as far as I have been made aware. The existing editor for Sagrada is largely busy with other matters, as is the timer, so replacements may be in order.

TV projects are one thing, but BD projects are entirely another. As it stands, the BD backlog is over 60 BD volumes. I am the sole worker for BD projects at GJM, minus some encoding assistance for certain series. Until the TV backlog is cleared up, all BD projects would need to be put on hold to focus our limited resources.

No promises are currently being made as to whether this “revival” of GJM will be a successful event. I owe it to my staff to try now that I’ve had a sufficient break from subtitling as a whole, and have the drive to continue working again. Burnout is real, folks, don’t ignore it like I did.

I’m sure a bunch of you are gonna yell at me for letting this happen in the first place, and I probably deserve it, but hopefully, we can fix things and get back on our feet again. Give us a little bit of time and maybe a little bit of love, and we’ll do our best to deliver high-quality subtitles once again.

Sorry for the mess, and thank you for your support so far.

Fyurie, reporting back in.


Regarding Recent Events

Hi there. Fomalhaut here, GJM editor and sometimes lay-about jerk.

As some of you are aware, GJM’s primary mode of fansub delivery, Nyaa, was shut down two days ago.

This has dealt a blow to fansubs as a whole, but there was a time before Nyaa and there will be a time after. After all, fansubbing as a hobby and profession began simply. Back in the early 90s, well before MKV files were readily available on the internet, fansubbing involved rendering the subs onto VHS tapes, which were then mailed to others and copied.

We’ve come a long way since then.

GJM’s current short-term plans are to adjust all torrent links to magnet links. Peer-to-peer file sharing means that even without a tracker, these files are still accessible if you do your part and make them accessible to others. Please be sure to seed files that you leech.

Remember that the fansub community wouldn’t survive without you, the viewers. You congregate on message boards and IRC and Discord. You point out when we make mistakes. You get excited when we pick up your favorite show. That kind of involvement is paramount to seeing this community continue.

GJM will continue to do what we do. Please be patient while we make our adjustments and look forward to more episodes.

More news will come in the near future, as we continue to hold meetings and make longer-term plans for the future health of our organization.

Thank you for reading.


Good Job! Media – Spring 2017

And so wraps up a slightly eventful Winter 2017 here at Good Job! Media. This three-show season was an interesting trip, in no small part due to the surprise pick-up of Urara Meirochou, which turned out to be a very good decision. It was a fun show, and while it may not have been quite as good as the source, it was still fun nonetheless.

Urara post-mortem aside, we’ll move onto our Spring 2017 show picks.

First up is Sagrada Reset, almost every active staff member put their name down for this one. I’ve seen and heard good things about it, so I’m looking very forward to it.

The second and (this time, probably) final show we’re picking up is Alice to Zouroku. This will be a joint project with our good friends at DameDesuYo, as we enjoyed working together on Flip Flappers. We welcome the chance to do so again. As for whether the show will turn out to be any good? Well, that’s anyone’s guess.

In a break from tradition, I’m also adding a mention here that we are currently recruiting for the following positions: Translator/TLC, Timer, Typesetter, Editor. Fansub experience is not required but you will be tested for aptitude.

You can apply using the Application Form link here or in the navigation bar above. Please use a valid email address when sending an application in, as all further communication during your testing will usually be through email. You can also join #gjm-recruits on Rizon IRC and speak to Fyurie or another staff member there.

That’s everything for now, but we’ll be tweeting out future releases and other useful news, so be sure to follow us at @goodjobmedia on Twitter!

Hope you’re looking forward to our Spring 2017 picks!


Good Job! Media – Winter 2017

Another season is almost over, and also, this December marked GJM’s second anniversary. We’ve lined up two more shows for the Winter 2017 season, with perhaps more to come depending on staff interest.

The first of these is the already-announced Rewrite: Moon and Terra joint with our friends over at Asenshi. We’ll be continuing this series with them. I do hope it’s a little better than the first season though!

The other show we’ve picked for ourselves is Seiren. This will be an original translation project pending an on-time simulcast, in which case it’d become a simul-edit TLC. I personally have been looking at this show since it was first announced, and I can’t wait to start working on and watching it.

That’s everything for now, but we’ll be tweeting out future releases and other useful news, so be sure to follow us at @goodjobmedia on Twitter!

Hope you’re looking forward to our Winter 2017 picks!


Recruitment, Girlish Number, and Other News

I’ll be using this post to cover a few matters.

First up is Girlish Number, as people have been asking a lot about it in comments, on Ask, IRC, etc. As it stands, due to staff scheduling, and the show’s overall difficulty (and the other-project delays those are creating, see: MahoIku still at TS), we’ll be dropping the TV airing and will pick this show back up for its BDs. It’s a very good show and you should check it out on Crunchyroll.

As a result of this, and quite honestly it’s something we’ve needed to do for a while, we’re actively advertising for TL/TLC, Editor and Typesetter recruits. You can contact a staff member via #gjm-recruits on Rizon IRC, or you can use the Application Form in the menu bar of the website. Experience in each of these positions is preferred, but we are willing to give some general training to Typesetting applicants who hold some promise, as well as advise Editors who show potential.

Right now, I feel that GJM is in a very good place, and while I may be drowning under the sea of BDs that need QCing, I’m glad to have the staff members I have, and I look forward to working on more projects with them, and any of you who may find yourselves applying to join us.

Our apologies for Girlish Number, but priorities have to be taken, and our group can’t handle the strain of a project that challenging at this moment in time. Our other Fall shows are also enjoyable, and if you weren’t already watching them, you should check them out.

Until next time, Fyurie out.


Good Job! Media – Fall 2016

Held this one somewhat to the death with regard to posting it, but hey, here you go, everyone.

So far, we’ve confirmed Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku as a Fall 2016 pick. Who doesn’t love that there’s another magical girl show with a weird twist? Here’s hoping it does okay. We’ll determine whether keeping this on AT-X is worthwhile or not, depending on whether the first episode contains any content that might be censored. Doubt it though.

Next up on the list is Flip Flappers. There was a lot of interest from various staff members for this, largely for sakuga reasons. This show will be a joint with DameDesuYo. We look forward to working with their shared staff for this show!

Last, but not least, is Girlish Number. Unless any changes to the simulcasting schedule from this show are made (read: CR picks it up instead of the shitlords at TAN who currently have it on a 6-day delay), this will likely be an original TL. I don’t know what to expect from this kind of show, but I’m looking forward to working with the staff of this project.

That’s everything for now, but we’ll be tweeting out future releases and other useful news, so be sure to follow us at @goodjobmedia on Twitter!

Hope you’re looking forward to our Fall 2016 picks!