After nearly two years since our release of episode one, Wasurenai Fansubs and Lemon Sour Subs proudly present the last two episodes of Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo! It’s been quite an interesting ride, and as the sole translator for the majority of the series, I must say that it has been a great pleasure working on each episode. Cute cosplay with two especially famous seiyuu casted in, interesting animals and unique characters, along with exciting episodic adventures and heartwarming resolutions, all make for an excellent show in my books.
The series’ seemingly down-to-earth themes subtly contrast very well with issues that are literally as large as the Earth itself. Even though the futuristic gadgets automatically set it in a not-so-distant timeline, it still manages to address animal-related problems that are present in today’s society and environment, be they natural, such as floods and forest fires and tidal recession, or man-made, such as clearcutting and oil spills and garbage, or even a combination of both, such as global warming. Kudos to legendary producer Kawamori Shouji (Macross, Bebop, Eureka, Escaflowne, Aquarion, and many others) for being able to present such major issues in such an easy-to-understand and convincing story.
Translating the series was a superb learning experience for me, not just in the actual translation process, but also for things that I thought I’d already learned all about but still had a few things left in store. Sure, everyone gets the constant “protect the animals” and “be green” and whatnot, but through watching this series, you can actually build an attachment to the the natural world around us, its values, and why it actually needs to be protected. Being a show for kids, it panders to them by showing them the cuteness and grandeur of these fantastic animals living out there, and also what it might be like if we could actually communicate with them. (“Want to Kirumin, everyone!?”)
However, I believe that adults also get value out of this, whether by little-known facts about ordinary (or not-so-ordinary) animals, by being reminded of their duties to this planet as they pass it on to the next generation, or by simply being shown – in a unique new light – the fact that each and every living thing on Earth is connected to one another, and whatever we do to those connections will always have consequences, whether good or bad. The standard virtues of family, friendship, love, and trust also come through quite strongly as well. The sense of familiarity holds tight from start to finish, and I personally feel that these subs are very well-deserved for a series such as this.
Excellent and cute character animation, fantastic soundtracks, funny live action scenes and well-done voice-overs are all, of course, just icing on the cake. (Huge shout out to Neko Jump for awesome OP/EDs!)
For that, I give Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo a very high recommendation to all anime viewers out there. As an original work, there is no manga to base the series from, so any and all “fillers” are virtually nonexistent. Pacing is decently done, although the usual rush is shown in the final episodes, but nevertheless well planned out. If you’ve been unsure of whether to watch this series or not, please do give it a try! I can guarantee that there’s something in store for everyone.
OK, that was pretty long, even for me. Here’s the links, and everyone, thank you for watching and patiently waiting for our releases!
A few final notes.
Complete project staff list to be done in the batch post.
(or when Asairo stops being busy and gives the list to me)
I apologize for the massive delay of recap episode 41; there have just been too many sporadic lines from many episodes at once to collect. I am currently helping WM62 on it, and it will be out in the final batch.
Major batchwork under way, please do look forward to the completely re-done first 13 episodes 🙂
Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional is now getting the MMC treatment, look out for those as well.
**Asairo: Commencing Kiruminphosis