Garo Special: Beast of the Midnight Sun
Look what's out just in time for the something awful members to slot it in to after 25.
ADTRW people, you have about 72 hours from this posting to get the first episode if you want to be cool and pretend there are 27 episodes of Garo (Ignoring the Gaiden) during the simulwatch. If you can't manage that, tough shit, you can watch on your own time. It won't hurt you, I promise.
Why the DTV version? There aren't any readily available raws for the Director's Cut... at least until my copies of it (and the TV series) arrive in late October. That's right, Japan is rereleasing the whole thing for about $400 less than the current MSRP in time for Red Requiem, and because I was never happy with the video quality of the raws that are floating around online (not that they're not a huge fucking improvement over the T-N TV rips) I'm grabbing them. I paid more for Evangelion in the US, and I don't even like that show.
Fortunately, encoding can be done mostly offline, which is good because the primary reason Agito is going so slow is the amount of tedium in cranking out a single episode, whereas doing a v2 with better video (and minor corrections) doesn't actually require a whole lot of personal interaction. These subs were not originally ripped by kind anonymous, they were ripped by me with a different tool, which may help out that whole thing if I can get it to not choke on Agito's ugly ass subs. That will speed up the process tremendously.
That's enough words, enjoy the wolves grunting and cutting things!