News

Hi there!

It has been nearly a year since this blog was updated. That’s a looong time~

As for the intent of subbing the sequel… summer is here, and we would love to get as much done as possible in the summer. That said, there are many, many logistics to sort out.

1. Staff – we have lost contact with most of our translators and timers. we would need to recruit again, and with only 1 project training new timing staff will be difficult.

2. Raws – alecsu clubbox, where we got our raws originally, deleted the raws before we even decided we *might consider* subbing it, and the last we checked, they were all gone. That’s a problem, since the rest of the raws floating online are crappy vcd versions, as opposed to our HQ dvd rips. Yesasia is a possibility, but it would be an investment we don’t have the resources to make.

3. Time – what about after the summer is over? we would hate to see this project come to a screeching halt once all the staff has to disappear…

That said, if anyone is interested in helping us acquire HQ raws, be part of the staff (translators w/ good grasp of mandarin, experienced timers or very quick studies, and a couple of editors), or just be there for support :], please email us at hzggfansubs@gmail.com

Thanks so much for your support! We love how many of you remembered that it’s mid-May and have come creeping around the blog and emailing/pming. With raws and a staff, we’d love to get this project rolling again. Hopefully it’ll be possible!

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Batch Torrent on D-A

Hello, hello, hello~! With the ending of HZGG 1 and no intentions of starting season 2 any time soon, there’s little left to be said… 

Except that Huan Zhu Ge Ge season 1 is the winner of the semi-official wuxia series of the month for June at d-addicts! That means the batch some have emailed/pm’d to request has been made by the oh-so generous AkumaX. He and Kandi are graciously seeding the torrent for at least the month of June, and I will try to keep my computer seeding for as long as I can while I’m in China…

So take advantage of this opportunity to download all 24 episodes of season 1 (and don’t forget to help seed afterwards!). Go here :]

Although… along the lines of good news and slightly-medium high hopes, Huan Zhu Ge Ge 2 *is* up for consideration if no one else wants to tackle that monster, but not until like, mid-May of 2010 😛

Plans

Dear Faithful HZGG Fans,

Thanks so much for for sticking with us through Huan Zhu Ge Ge I. It was a long, tough journey that we still are indisbelief over finishing. Now, with that behind us, I’m sure many of you are wondering about HZGG II and looking forward to its release. 

However, we know some of you have seen the comment made earlier in the “About” page and have made inquiries. To answer the question, it is true. Currently, the HZGG Team has no intention of picking up HZGG II. We were extremely grateful of all who have stuck with us and were very happy that our subs brought great joy to many people. It is also somewhat sad for us that we are unable to continue. 

Many reasons contributed to our arrival at this decision. The most important is our staff. Unfortunately those who have joined us were only able to work for a short period before having to disappear and never return due to their duties in real life. Others may have been discouraged by the high demand for dedication in order to sub this series. As a result, most of the work in the end still came to the only people who have an obligation to not abandon this series, the admins. We also lead extremely busy lives outside of fansubbing, but we were the ones who had to make time to research historical facts and references (of which many popular idol dramas do not require a substantial amount), coming up with translations for the insane amount of word plays in this show, fixing every line of timing and translation to meet the unique style of this show. We understand our staff members are unable to be 100% dedicated, but because we share the same busy lifestyle as many of them, very little progress can be made with just 2 people. With school and work and everything else, fansubbing had to take back seat many times. With our lives getting continually busier, even if we continue at the same rate, 48 episodes of HZGG II would take us far too many hours in the ~3 years that it would take. Unfortunately, HZGG Team does not have the staff it requires to pick up HZGG II at any time in the near future.

BUT! This means any team interested may try and tackle the big mess that it is. The option is open to anyone. In addition, because it makes us somewhat sad to give up half way through, we have decided that if interested and dedicated translators (we are looking for 2-3, maybe 4 for now who are able to interpret Chinese into English well and are willing to research) and timers (2-3, able to time to voice and have relatively flexible schedule), Tweedyy is willing to continue with her spot/edit/final QC roles as Gem is with typesetting/QC and Kandi as encoder to finish this project in a quick and relatively painless manner. HOWEVER, if staff disappears, little to no progress would be made by Gem and Tweedy alone due to their busy schedules. We’d hate to leave you hanging for months at a time (or forever, if we have no choice but to drop) . 

We will advertise on d-addicts. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested and qualified (see the updated Join? page), and we should we ever acquire sufficient resources to pick up the sequel, you certainly won’t be kept in the dark. Also, feel free to pitch this project to any groups who may want to take this on.

Again, it is with much sadness that we bring you this news, but we hope you understand.

Sincerely,
Gem and Tweedyy

Ep 24 winds up

We’re finally done with this series. Thank you to everyone who has followed our releases and left encouraging comments! Please enjoy the last episode ^^

Ep 24 of 24


The six ‘criminals’ are brought back to court for a final hearing. Zi Wei tries to win the Emperor over with blatant flattery and teary eyes, Xiao Yan Zi offers up her life and then retracts it with a biting argument, the Fu brothers miss death by a mere second, and wrongs are settled with a flourish as the clever Ji Xiaolan brings the fake confessions to the Emperor’s attention. However the Empress is not appeased and Saiya still insists on marrying Er Kang, so the gang will have to overcome several more obstacles in their quest to live out their youth merrily.

File Information

Raw credit: alecsu clubbox
Video codec: XviD MPEG-4
Video bitrate: 1601 kbps
Audio codec: AC-3 ACM
Audio bitrate: 192 kbps
Frame size: 640 x 480
Note: Praises will get you everywhere.

Credits

Translator / Timer: Gem
Spot Translator: Tweedyy
Typesetter: Gem
QC: Tweedyy
Encoder: Kandi

Download Links

MU: Part 1 | Part 2

Ep 23 is forced to confess

Happy new year, everyone!

Ep 23 of 24

The three girls are in a pretty bad situation as they attend the “trial” of an official who bears them a grudge. The Fifth Prince and Er Kang attempt to plead for mercy from the Emperor, but are mercilessly shot down instead. All in all, there’s a lot of beating and crying and courage in this episode and the gang chooses the worst possible time to escape from prison.

File Information

Raw credit: alecsu clubbox
Video codec: XviD MPEG-4
Video bitrate: 1601 kbps
Audio codec: AC-3 ACM
Audio bitrate: 192 kbps
Frame size: 640 x 480
Note: Sing when you’re in pain.

Credits

Translator: ayau3
Timer: miken-chan, Gem
Spot Translator: Tweedyy
Editor / Typesetter: Gem
QC: Tweedyy
Encoder: Kandi

Download Links

Torrent: d-addicts
MU: Part 1 | Part 2

Ep 22 reveals all

Ep 22 of 24

The Imperial Matchmaking Agency is going into overdrive and everyone gets a little on the antsy side. When it is announced that Er Kang will soon be wedding and bedding the fiery Tibetan princess, the entire group loses their collective heads and decide in a rash moment that the only way to stop it is to reveal everything to the Emperor. As they happen to choose the worst time possible to do the deed, the Emperor is far from pleased at the revelation, and the Empress not a little happy.

File Information

Raw credit: alecsu clubbox
Video codec: XviD MPEG-4
Video bitrate: 1469 kbps
Audio codec: AC-3 ACM
Audio bitrate: 192 kbps
Frame size: 640 x 480
Note: When Murphy’s Laws emerge triumphant.

Credits

Translator: Zahra
Timer: Gem
Spot Translator/Editor: Tweedyy
Typesetter: Gem
QC: Tweedyy
Encoder: Kandi

Download Links

Torrent: d-addicts
MU: Part 1 | Part 2

Veoh’d

In case you guys haven’t noticed, everything we’ve released so far is now on our Veoh channel. Thanks for being so patient with us while we sorted some stuff out. 3 more episodes to go!

Or should I say… two…

<_< >_>
Foreshadowing, anyone?

Merry Christmas! (Ep 21 <..>)

Merry Christmas everyone! There hasn’t been a release for a while, so as soon as everyone got on winter break, we rushed to finish this ep for Christmas. Enjoy this episode filled with exciting fights, lots of jealousy and competition, and some bit of drama, too~

Since we’re in the holiday spirit of giving, we’re going to strive for giving you all the torrent ASAP as well (look for it later today/tomorrow) and for everyone waiting for veoh, you now have permission to bug us if they’re not all up soon ^^

Enjoy!

Ep 21 of 24

The matchmaking agency at the Palace goes into overdrive as the Emperor and the Tibetan king try to strengthen the nations’ bonds by marrying off their children indiscriminately. The Fifth Prince is the first one up for the sacrifice, thereby leading to Xiao Yan Zi throwing a jealous fit, but it seems that the little princess Saiya prefers the gallant and skilled Er Kang, who of course already belongs heart, soul and liver to Zi Wei. Concubine Ling pays them a visit and hints at a lot of worrisome stuff to Zi Wei about the Emperor’s liking for her. The gang realises that they’ll have to spill their secrets very soon or see Er Kang becoming a Tibetan prince and Zi Wei an Emperor’s concubine.

File Information

File Information
Raw credit: alecsu clubbox
Video codec: XviD MPEG-4
Video bitrate: 1497 kbps
Audio codec: AC-3 ACM
Audio bitrate: 192 kbps
Frame size: 640 x 480
Note: See what happens when you butter up your not-yet-acknowledged dad too much?

Credits

Translator: Rachel
Timer: Miken-chan
Spot Translator/Editor: Tweedyy
Typesetter: Gem
QC: Tweedyy
Encoder: Kandi

Download Links

Torrent: d-addicts
MU: Part 1 | Part 2

Ep 20 returns to the Palace

Ep 20 of 24

The Emperor begins to feel very dangerous emotions towards Zi Wei, who is likened to a very exciting book. Er Kang rants and raves a little about the unfairness of a life that doesn’t allow him to be with Zi Wei. Xiao Yan Zi and Yong Qi give a demonstration of why they really shouldn’t be siblings. The Tibetan king then decides to pay Beijing a visit, resulting in the whole gang hurrying back to the Palace for the preparations and the onslaught of the imminent disaster machine: The Tibetan king’s daughter Saiya.

File Information

Raw credit: alecsu clubbox
Video codec: XviD MPEG-4
Video bitrate: 1550 kbps
Audio codec: AC-3 ACM
Audio bitrate: 192 kbps
Frame size: 640 x 480
Note: Try not to be an exciting book when you’re a long-lost daughter.

Credits

Translator: Tweedyy
Spot Translator: Gem
Timer: Leviathan, Gem
Typesetter: Gem
QC: Tweedyy
Encoder: Kandi

Download Links

Torrent: d-addicts
MU: Part 1 | Part 2

We Live.

Dear Faithful HZGG Fans,

Worry not, we are still alive. Thanks for being so patient with us as many of us disappear and reappear. For many of us, this is one of the busiest years of our real lives yet, and finding time to sub such a difficult series proves to be more difficult than before, just as we predicted earlier in the year.

However, right now, were are predicting some progress in the past couple of weeks. So be patient and be on the lookout~! ;]