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Good Job! Media – Fall 2020

Well, it’s been a fun Summer off (mostly). Hope everyone has been staying safe in these recent times.

We’ve been spending time over Summer attempting to do some internal restructuring to move more old projects along and there have been some relative successes with Senryuu, Fairy Gone, and most recently, Kaguya S2. We also expect to begin movement on 22/7 in the near future with the recruitment of a new stylist to handle the sea of insert songs and extra EDs the show demands of us.

As a lot of people are probably curious about it: Yes, Kaguya should continue progressing in the very near future, and by the time this post is published, it is very likely at least one new episode has been released.

For the uninformed, back in the end of May, while we were still somewhat current in our releases of the show, our lead typesetter for the project, iFanz, had a catastrophic hardware failure, and due to his circumstances, couldn’t acquire a new (in his case) laptop to continue with his work on the project. As a result, we spent a significant amount of time internally working toward a solution to this.

This initially started out as a fansubber-community-driven fundraiser to fix an old laptop that one of our staffers, Lolita, was replacing. Through that, we raised around $500 USD and fitted said old laptop with a new battery and sent it to iFanz in mid-June or so. All was well and good until we learned that the country in which iFanz lives rejects used electronics. The machine arrived in their customs some time in mid-July and spent several weeks there before ultimately being rejected for import. To this day, it is still in return transit to Lolita.

Eventually, growing tired of this, a handful of GJM’s staff members put forward an immensely generous pot of almost $2000 USD that ended up being put toward buying him a new machine domestically. As of two or three days ago, iFanz is using new hardware and is working on his Kaguya workload as soon as each episode’s progress reaches him.

That turned into a wall of text, but our information regarding this entire saga has been mixed and matched across our platforms, and we felt it would be good to summarize it in one place in appropriate detail now that the matter is resolved.

Moving on from this, we’d like to discuss the shows that we are looking to pick up in Fall 2020!

First up is Kamisama ni Natta hi. This one probably comes as little surprise given GJM’s history with P.A. Works projects. We have very little idea what to expect of this, or how good/bad it’ll be, but we’re going to go along for the wild ride nonetheless. The cute smug pink girl seems like a good enough reason to try it out at least.

Second is Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear. Apparently the source material for this is quite fun, so we’re hoping to get good things out of this show. What’s not to love about a cute girl in a bear suit doing cute VRMMORPG things, after all?

Last but not least is a joint project with our friends over at Kaleido to work on Majo no Tabitabi. We’ll largely just be contributing QC power and some access to staff backups from GJM’s huge roster, but nonetheless we expect great things from their work and from the show. We firmly believe that Kaleido should be a trusted-marked group on Nyaa.si, but alas, the system isn’t implemented on the site and as such, they haven’t been granted it. It is what it is. Please give their projects your support!

As usual, we have a few new faces in GJM, and we’d be remiss not to take the time to welcome them! Please give Meteor, Tazaki, garlogan78, Scrad, tehshower, and gsk_ your love and affection as they join us here at GJM in the lead-up to our SIXTH anniversary as a group!

Finally: we’re currently searching for additional Typesetters, a QC, 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 Discord to apply to work with us.

We hope you’ll look forward to these releases, and as always: Thank you for choosing GJM!

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Good Job! Media – Winter 2020

Hey everyone. We hope you’ve enjoyed watching our Bookworm release.

We all saw the S2 announcement recently and while we can’t confirm anything, we’d like to say that we’re very interested in working on it if we have the staff available to.

On the topic of still-delayed series: We may look into the option of dropping certain series with very-long-term delays that are impractical to try to salvage. We’ll share more information on this at a later date. For now, everything is still on the table.

That aside, we’re here to talk about our Winter shows. We’ll be doing two projects this time around, the first of which is To Aru Kagaku no Railgun T. You can come to expect the same level of speed and quality present in previous GJM Toaru releases here too.

The second and last project will be Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!. Many of our staff expressed interest in what is the first Yuasa-directed series in over five years. We all have high hopes for it and we hope you’ll enjoy it too.

As is tradition, we’d like to welcome a couple of new staff members to GJM. They are SKAttack, valerauko, Melancholy, Olynn, and Aria. We hope they enjoy their time with us, and we hope you will all enjoy the fruits of their labors.

And finally, another tradition in our recent seasonal posts: our recruitment needs can be found below.

We’re currently searching for additional Typesetters, a QC, 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 hope you’ll look forward to these releases, and as always: Thank you for choosing GJM!

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Good Job! Media – Fall 2019

Hello, everyone! I hope you enjoyed Accelerator with us! We were admittedly a bit sketchy on scheduling somewhere in the middle, but we finished up strong in the end.

For a quick status update on other projects: Uma Musume, Fairy Gone, and Senryuu Shoujo have all picked up new typesetters in the past week or so, after some internal soul-searching. I believe this will allow us to make progress on each one of these shows, however gradual that may be.

With this in mind, a single project is on the cards once again, and this time, it’ll be Ascendance of a Bookworm. This project shares very little staff overlap with other in-progress projects, and as such, I expect everything to function fine.

While we’re talking about our staff, I’d like to welcome reed, Scyrous, Lolita, wrd, Lann and Melancholy to GJM. I hope they enjoy their time with us, and I hope you will all enjoy the fruits of their labors.

And finally, as is a tradition in our recent seasonal posts, our recruitment needs can be found below.

We’re currently searching for additional Timers and 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.

We hope you’ll enjoy our Bookworm release, and the many other non-airing projects that are being worked on in the sidelines that you may well see some of soon!

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Good Job! Media – Summer 2019

It’s been pretty clear that Spring didn’t go so well as far as timeliness is concerned. Interestingly, the unplanned Spring projects were more timely than the announced ones, but that’s a topic for a different discussion.

With that said, though, we’re putting aside Summer 2019 as a catch-up season for as many of our shows, BD volumes, and movies as we can manage.

Plans are to complete as much of Hitoribocchi, Fairy Gone, Boogiepop and Senryuu Shoujo as we can in that time. I’d also like to see further progress on both Virtual-san and Uma Musume, too, if possible, but there are fewer promises to be made here due to availability.

There is one show that we previously confirmed that we will, however, still continue to pick up regardless of this situation, and that is To Aru Kagaku no Accelerator. Our Index III team is on this, who have a proven track record for completion even on a long and, at times, complicated series like Index. I have all faith they’ll do the job well.

As is a tradition in our recent seasonal posts, our recruitment needs can be found below.

We’re currently searching for additional Timers 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 apologize for the delays with our current roster of shows, and we hope you’ll enjoy Accelerator as we release it.

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Good Job! Media – Spring 2019

That Winter season was insanity, such to the extent that some of our staff are taking a seasonal hiatus or are in fact still continuing to catch up on their workload. It’ll be a while before we pull that stunt again.

Another seasonal recruitment shout-out here, so welcome, in no particular order, to: Reference4, Pyros, KoolKidsK, Scyrous, tabaha, and also our many Typesetting interns who are hopefully going to pass their tests. I hope they all enjoy their time with us.

With that handled, it’s time to move to our Spring 2019 picks. Our first show of Spring 2019 will be Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu. We’ve been looking at this show for a while, and, like Kaguya, our Typesetter, iFanz, has been shilling it to us. Looks like fun, but hopefully, it’ll be a little less insane than his last recommendation!

The second project probably doesn’t surprise anyone who knows GJM well enough. We’ll be picking up Fairy Gone and hoping P.A. Works can pull off original Action shows. We shall remain cautiously optimistic.

Yes, this is a two-show season with very little chance of surprise pickups. For both mental and physical health reasons, a slow-down is wise.

While we recently made an announcement on our group’s Discord server regarding our recruitment needs, I would like to reiterate it on a blog post, also. We’re currently searching for additional Timers 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!

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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!

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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!

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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:
https://twitter.com/Blankaex/status/1041652312844845058.

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.

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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.