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!


Good Job! Media – Summer 2016


With Spring mostly over, here are our picks for Summer 2016.

First up is Orange. This will be an in-house original translation project. The studio’s staff for the show looks very good, and I hear the source material is also pretty great. Looking forward to it.

Our other project will be Rewrite. We’ll be doing this as a joint project with Asenshi. Given the latest Key track record, we’ll just hope for the best here. Rewrite was a decent VN though, so who knows?

Other than that, we’ll be working on yet more Akagami and Erased, and I’ll be fighting my never-ending battle to reach the end of GJM’s BD backlog!

Hope you’ve all enjoyed the ride so far, and that you look forward to our Summer shows!



Good Job! Media – Spring 2016

     TanakaProject     HaifuriProject

Some issues with Mayoiga resulted in us changing projects. A slightly different team is now doing Space Patrol Luluco instead.

Next up is Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge. Looks like a pretty comfortable show. Should be a pretty chill ride.

And last, but not least, is Haifuri. We’ll be doing this project as another joint with Vivid. We’re glad to work with them again, and hope that more project opportunities arise in the future, too.

With Spring’s (current) picks out of the way, we’ll clear up some lingering matters.

Firstly, Erased is making steady progress toward completion, and its chief stalling member is not picking up any new shows for the Spring season. Expect significant progress towards completing this during Spring, along with BDs at a later date.

Same goes for Akagami. Its editor is a very busy person and is making time when he can to work on it. That said, he has allowed for deadlines to be set, and failing to meet those means that an editor change occurs and I push the project forward myself.

I’ll be looking to move some of GJM’s BD backlog forward this season, if possible, as well as attempting to release an unannounced, ORIGINAL, BD project by the end of the season, if circumstances allow for it.

That’s all for now. Feel free to leave feedback and hold discussions in the comments, but the usual site rules do apply. Cleanups will happen if you get too rowdy, so stay civil.


Good Job! Media – Winter 2016

This one’s a bit earlier than usual, but I’ll be away for half of December so I had to get it finished before that happened. I’ll be leaving GJM in the hands of the staff to finish Lucifer and Sakurako-san while I’m away. Hopefully I don’t return to a bloodbath!

With that said, I’ll move on to the Winter picks.

Starting with the expected, we’ll be picking up the remainder of God Eater, and continuing on with the second cour of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime. Our schedule for Akagami has been really sketchy for the first half, and I’m hoping we’ll be able to rectify that somewhat. Regardless of the outcome, we’re still committed to finishing the entire show.

Moving onto the actual Winter shows, we’re going to be doing Boku Dake ga Inai Machi as a joint project with eraser, offering them TLC, TS, timing and QC assistance.

Next up is our in-house project, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm. Our newly-hired TLC, ChiKuwaParfait, who worked on Lucifer, was rather interested in doing this based on the contents of the VN, and it certainly does look like it has a decent premise.

And last, but not least, we’ll be doing Haruchika ~Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru~. This show will be a joint project with Vivid, with us offering TL/TLC, TS and QC assistance.

Each show is worked on by largely independent teams, so in all reasonable circumstances, their schedules shouldn’t get too questionable.

This season looks like it’s really going to be something worth watching, and I’m looking forward to working on these projects here at GJM.

I hope you’ll all enjoy our picks, and their resulting releases.