About

We are a group dedicated to creating HD Blu-ray re-encodes with English subtitles. We may occasionally also encode from TV or Web rips or do SD DVD encodes.

We will not:

  1. Encode a series we are not interested in (which is most likely one you are).
  2. Release a v2 outside of a batch unless it is something really major (Example: Video plays in reverse).
  3. Create patches. We’d rather waste your bandwidth than our time.
  4. Release SD versions of HD encodes.
  5. Release resolutions larger than the source.
  6. Encode from pre-encoded raws.
  7. Encode lossless Blu-ray audio to anything other than FLAC.
  8. Use R1 (Retail) subs when there is a good fansub.

We will do what we want, and do not care about your opinion.
(unless we ask for it)

197 Responses to About

  1. TillsmcThrills writes:

    Really hope the Persona 3 movies get thrown into the mix at some point. I haven’t been able to find a reliable place to watch those in good quality yet.

  2. Anon writes:

    Why does Coalgirls actively choose fansubs over official subtitles? I can’t remember the last time I saw a professional translation that was inferior to the amateur alternative.

    • coalgirl writes:

      Fansubs usually add a little bit of love into the shows they do, and it shows. Official subs can be stiff at times, because they are just made for money.

  3. Anon writes:

    I have to disagree with your views about official subs being stiff. I recently compared the available subtitle tracks for Watamote and I found the official subs to be by far the funniest, with so much more nuance to the language that really made the comic tone of the series come alive. I did a similar thing with Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and in that case I actually made my own merge of the official subs from a low-bitrate release and the superior video from a fansub release because again the translation felt so much more mature and intelligent. By comparison, the last two series I watched fansubbed (Turn A Gundam and Gundam 00) were almost incomprehensible in places, full of broken English and awkward sentence structure.

    A good professional translator understands how to maintain the intended tone of the work, and can be expected to have an excellent grasp of the language. They don’t make it their mission to suck the fun out of the subject matter. Sometimes when I watch fansubs I wonder if the person translating even speaks English as a first language. Anyway, I don’t mean to discredit your work, as I’ve enjoyed a number of your releases. I just care a lot about translation quality and it can really spoil a show for me when I feel like the subs aren’t doing it justice.

  4. AwwYea writes:

    When will coalgirls release content in HEVC (H.265)?
    The decrease in file size especially for BD rips will be quite helpful.

  5. Conan Kidd writes:

    Just noticed while searching for Darker than Black on Nyaa that you did that series, but I can’t find it on this site. Mistake or is there a reason behind it?

  6. HPW writes:

    AwwYea says:

    When will coalgirls release content in HEVC (H.265)?
    The decrease in file size especially for BD rips will be quite helpful.

    Not all CPUs support HEVC hardware decoding yet. If Coalgirls use HEVC, majority of people will not be able to play their contents.

  7. schneider writes:

    I noticed that the spelling of the names were change. For example in Utawarerumono, Kamyu’s name spelled Camus. I hope that in future releases of anime, don’t change the spelling of the names. Aside from that everything’s good.

  8. justanoob writes:

    Hi,
    Sorry for asking this dumb question who’s the girl on the banner 😀 and the anime name.
    I’m not an expert in anime so would like to know .

  9. jojolepirate writes:

    Thank you so much for your hard work, all your releases are perfect, the english subtitles are always accurate and translate very well the mood and feelings of the speaker. I wish you had a donate button!!
    Thanks <3!! Coalgirls is awesome!

  10. kq504 writes:

    Happy holidays guys. Hope life is going great. Thank you for all the things you done for the anime community. Remember to take time to be with your friends and family.

  11. goarweam writes:

    Do you guys plan on encoding Magic Knight Rayearth 720p/1080p?

  12. CaptainFinn writes:

    Mind if I ask what anime is that in your Christmas banner? Thank you!!!

  13. Ahmad writes:

    I admire your AWEOSME work…… wish you all the best 🙂 one of the best anime sites ^_^

    note: the anime you select to do your magic on is COOL! you don’t care, I know ….. but for what’s worth it ….

  14. Forgd writes:

    Any plans for Bakemono no Ko?

  15. 00SaS writes:

    Good job. Monogatari Series quality is crazy…. But Im not gonna waste any more of space on my External HDD. Ewll, MS is an exception of course.

  16. Research Specialist Cute Ϟ Thunder ✩ It's Time Chewie Gumi Ϟ Chan☆ Over-Powered ✓ᵛᶦᶫᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ writes:

    Are there real girls in the Coalgirls group?

  17. Candy writes:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS SITE. :”>

  18. Roberto G. writes:

    I have watched twice and I have no need for it, so I am only suggesting as a friend, a mature, serious, interesting psychological thriller named Monster, based on the manga of the same name by Naoki Urosawa. It is not a fanboy anime, it is just a really great exploration of human character under extreme (human context, not fantasy) situations. If you like tv shows like The Bridge, Broadchurch, etc. give it a chance.

  19. Ramirez writes:

    hello, can you do Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Iseikai Seikatsu?

  20. Help For Finding!
    Anime:
    Utawarerumono [Episode 26/26] (Completed) > Coalgirls
    Utawarerumono Specials [Episode 4/6] (Update Find)
    Utawarerumono OVA [Episode 3/3] (Completed) > Coalgirls
    Utawarerumono OVA Picture Drama [Episode 0/3] (Update Find)

  21. Please Seed!
    Strike Witches 2 [1080p][Blu-ray][32.6 GB]

  22. bobowyc writes:

    May I ask.. What is the anime on your current banner? lol.

  23. thezenmattress writes:

    Hey yo, what software do you use to encode your releases?

  24. bluh man writes:

    Wheres Cowboy bebop 1080 🙁 ?

  25. Ambill writes:

    Good day, will you do Berserk Golden Age Arc complete batch?

  26. amit writes:

    kimi no na wa please

  27. amit writes:

    please give me kimi no na wa movie plz

  28. Velvet Clover writes:

    Are you planning on doing the selector destructed WIXOSS movie?

  29. Shinsuke-sama writes:

    So many unanswered questions. lol

  30. Rick Niño writes:

    Your work is awesome. I landed here searching for “kimi no na wa”. Though it’s not here yet, I found you have a huge catalog of material I’ve never seen.

    Thanks for the time you put into this work. I c an only imagine it’s been hours upon hours with little to no credit.

  31. Alicia writes:

    Hey guys,
    I was hoping you could get the Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie?
    I totally get it if you cant but ive wanted to see this for a while now so i have high hopes!
    Thank you!

  32. Anime-Hunter Flash writes:

    I hit the jackpot…………….lots of thanks for these awesome uploads guys……..U all are awesomeeeeeeeeeee!! : )

  33. tim writes:

    aww happy christmas u guys/gals. Sad to see you go. I’ve been with you near the beginning, and I relied on your fansubs for most of my anime binge!! thanks for the awesome uploads and good times!! Wish you all the best

  34. Roman writes:

    Where can I donate?

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