Category Archives: Half Assed Subs

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[Half Assed + UKN48] 121223 HKT Variety 48 ep07

December 26, 2013 by

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A special Christmas collaboration for a special Christmas release!

I thought this old video of HKT Variety 48 fits the Christmas theme so UKN48 approached me and offered their help for timing and encoding / uploading.

Watch as the girls exchange their Christmas presents with each other, a special talk segment between Shinamon, Sakura & Murashige and of course, MC TYORI is in the house too! Yo! Yo!

And I wasn’t sure of a few lines (also the Christmas song that Chori sang was totally fake subs so this video gets a rating of 90% “Honmayan” and 10% “Zettai uso ya wa!”

Brought to you by [Half-Assed Subs] and [UKN48], subs you still can’t trust.

[Half Assed Subs] 170213 BNK48 Let’s go Tokyo EP01 (Jaa and Pun)

February 16, 2017 by

Heya everyone, long time no speak! I am Mai the other guy from Half Assed Subs. So many people asked for subbed BNK48 content, because I am Thai, so I delivewr 🙂 I subbed the first episode of a new travel-variety show [Let’s go Tokyo] starring 2 members of BNK48 Pun and Jaa. It’s the first ever full episode I subbed of anything so there are prolly many error and inconsistencies in there. Also my Thai is not the best so it will be the same Half Assed Subs quality you are used to lol. Despite that I hope you all still enjoy the sub.

I don’t think I will sub future episodes though unless something interesting happens because this show is basically a big ad for Tokyo Metro. But don’t worry, I will sub more BNK48 related content if they are more about the members 🙂

Please share this video though and spread the hype for BNK48! 😀

Link to the sub:

My retirement speech

October 14, 2016 by

I’ve always have my bouts of what I call, online depressions. I’m okay in the real world but sometimes I feel like shutting off online. When things just gets really though, being online feels more like a chore than something fun. I’m not even going outside, I just shut myself in my room. Sometimes, when the online depression hits me bad, I recluded myself. I delete everything online, start anew.

Before Half, I had countless of other personalities online. Every single one of them, deleted. No trace to link them. I cut off all ties with friends I made. After all, it’s easy when you don’t know the person. I was, after all, just an avatar. An unknown presence.

The online profile I had before Half, was a huge Morning Musume fan. Or rather Kamei Eri fan. I quit after she graduated, Momusu was not the same for me. It was then I realized I was just a fan of Eririn rather than a fan of the whole group. I felt ashamed and deleted everything. I stopped everything in the idol world. I didn’t look up news or listen to their new songs. For 2 years. That was my longest bout of online depression.

I started watching something else. I was engrossed with TV in that period and watched everything under the sun. Then, I watched Majisuka Gakuen 3 without any knowledge that the actresses are idols. A girl captivated me. I looked up Murashige Anna. Which brought me to HKT48. After a few months, Hakata Hyakkaten came out. I waited a few days for subs to pop up. But it didn’t. I could tell the show was great and there wasn’t much HKT48 fans back in the days. Even though my Japanese competency was like a second grader, I decided to pick it up. That was the day I became a subber.

After being Half, I had my first online depression 3 months in. My mom was just diagnosed with cancer and all my free time was dedicated to her. I had everything in my mind just to delete all that I did as Half. At the time, all I had was tumblr. It was easy. Just one delete blog button. But a message came. Two messages. Three. All asking about my whereabouts. My updates.

For the first time in my online life, I felt I was needed. I did something I’ve never done before. I came back.

I continued where I left off with Hakata Hyakkaten and finished the whole season. By myself. It felt good. Really good. For the first time in my life, I didn’t left something unfinished.

After finishing Hyakkaten, AIDOL invited me to join them. At first, I refused. I work alone. I’ve always have. It’s easier to run away, to delete everything when you work alone. I hesitated, but they managed to convinced me. I was part of their staff.

I met MAIcrosoft. Who convinced me to get my own website. My IRC channel, twitter, facebook page and all the works. Soon after, was born. The name Half-assed Subs was out there. Everyone in the 48G fandom, especially the english speaking HKT48 community knew me. HKT subbers pop up like mushroom. Before I knew it, most of their shows were subbed. I made friends. Lots of them. Then another bout of online depression hits me.

I stopped joining the chat, I stopped updating. But something weird happened. I missed it. I missed my newly made friends. I came back. Talked about my problems. And people helped. That was the moment I realized, I could never delete Half. I made too many precious memories and too many friends.

In 2014, Wayne and Souchan met up in Japan and went to 2-shot event together. You might remember, there was an episode from “Why did YOU come to Japan?” about them. I made a promise to myself, to go for the next 2-shot event. The next year, I did. So did 7 other people from AIDOL. It was nerve wracking. For the first time, my real self and my online profile is merging. Nervous was an understatement. I’m not as cool as Half, probably not as funny as I am online. One thing for sure, I look way different that what people expect Half to be.

But the trip went fine. And thanks to that trip, I took a few more. I met my fans and friends in Jakarta. I met MAIcrosoft in Bangkok. I met up with fans from Malaysia. I even went to Japan again with more people I knew from online. In time, they know more and more about my real self. My bouts of online depression still hits me when I get overwhelmed with work or other stupid real life stuff, but they get less and less. And the time I take off from being online gets fewer.

Sorry for being long-winded but what I’m trying to say is, I’m retiring. You’ll probably not be getting any more subs from Half-assed subs. It’s been a great 4 years as Half. 4 years ago, I decided to sub Hakata Hyakkaten and it was the best decision I ever made in my years of being an idol fan. I am forever grateful to HKT48 for bringing me back into this fandom.

I’m retiring. But I’m here. I will not delete this tumblr/website (actually the site is up to MAIcrosoft since he’s the owner)/facebook/twitter etc. I’ll be here. Always up for a chat or a meetup if ever I’m somewhere.

I’m retiring but I’m not going anywhere. Not anymore. Half is here to stay.

And who knows? Maybe a sub will pop up randomly.


I am, after all, half-assed.

[Subbed] HKT48 Show!

January 4, 2015 by

vlcsnap-2015-01-04-10h25m06s154Does it feel too long since I released something! Well, partly because I’m a lazy bugger and partly because I feel like I’m holding on stuff for too long, I decided to give them to other subbing group so look out for more collaborations with a lot of subbing groups in the future! XD

This episode of AKB48 Show is entirely dedicated to HKT48 so when Nakama48 (a new subbing group that dedicates their time to sub AKB48 Show, check them out!) approached me to help them sub it, I can’t resist. 🙂

So here it is, in it’s 100% Honmayan glory!




What are YOU doing in Japan? (Preview)

August 18, 2014 by

As you guys probably know, two of my good friends over at Aidol ( アイdol ) will be featured in next week’s “What are YOU doing in Japan?”

I’m as excited as Murashige meeting Chori after such a long time. Totally can’t wait for the real episode so here’s a teaser sub for the hearing impaired (since I’m just transcribing what they say anyway).

HKT48 130801 HL LOD 1830 (Murashige Anna Seitansai)

July 28, 2014 by


I have to say up front that this wasn’t easy. And by far the hardest and biggest thing I have ever sub. By far. And I couldn’t have make it without the help of my friends. Kinoe, who timed most of the songs and probably lifted up the most of my burden. AIDOL’s Mayuyu, my fellow Murashige oshi, who encourages me, checks my English throughout the process and also chipping in for a Vimeo Plus account so I could find a place to upload this video. KudoShinichi, who checks my Japanese and fixing my errors. Hayate, for encoding and uploading this massive video.

Finally, to the birthday girl. The sole reason why I wanted to do this. You have been through a lot this year. I saw you through the highs and the lows. Sometimes I couldn’t do much but to just cheer or cry or laugh and just hope my feelings were conveyed somehow. And throughout the whole thing, only one thing was for certain, my love for you grows stronger each and every day.

Here’s to another year full of laughter, full of joy, full of hope. May you achieve everything that you want in life. And may I be there to support you on your every way.

Happy birthday, my Russian monkey.

Torrent link
Softsubs (MC portion. Matches the raw I got from H!O)

[AIDOL + Half-Assed] HKT48 – Kireigoto Demo Ii ja nai ka

July 24, 2014 by

Kireigoto Demo Iijanaika? is a coupling song from HKT48’s 1st single, Suki! Suki! Skip! and also the song that won #8 in AKB48 Request Hour in 2014. It is the highest HKT song to rank and it features 12 KKS of HKT from 2nd Gen (who are now promoted in their own teams)

This song didn’t have a PV and their performance on AKB Show was the only time they performed in full. (They performed once in the Group Rinji concert but it wasn’t full).

So, enjoy this wonderful song that even I didn’t know about when I heard it ranked. I’m subbing this as punishment to myself.

Staff :
Translator: Half
Timer/Typeset: Kino
QC: Kudo Shinichi, lotsheep & Mayuyu

[Half_Assed] HKT48 130919 HHL LOD (Haruppi’s BD)

April 19, 2014 by

This is a favor for Team Cwush since they requested it a loooooong time ago, I just had the time to do it. It’s a really great video for Haruppi’s fans, to get a better insight of what she’s thinking. And maybe gather a few votes for her for this election? For more Haruppi’s discussion do check out her thread on Stage48.

Again, some lines I’m not sure of so I’m giving this a 90% “Honmayan” and 10% “Zettai uso ya wa”. XD

Brought to you by [Half-assed Subs], subs you can’t trust.

Murashige Anna’s LOTTE CM

March 4, 2014 by

A few months back, Lotte held a competition between HKT members to see who would get the highest views in their own homemade CM. Murashige won so she gets her own solo CM!

It’s a really nice CM that really showcase Murashige’s beauty and also her Russian language. Subs are based on the Japanese subtitle though. XD

Remember to watch the original CM on Lotte’s youtube channel HERE!

[Half Assed] 130910 HKT48 Tonkotsu Maho Shoujo Gakuin ep11

March 4, 2014 by

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Episode 11 of Tonkotsu Maho Shoujo Gakuin! It’s been taking a long time but thanks to XMS Fansub we’re finally completing this show. Episode 12 will be done by them so keep a lookout on their page. I’ll tweet about it too.

Here’s a list of what has been subbed so far:
Prologue | Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10

Some of the streaming on tumblewush’s tumblr is down but you can get it at the tracker just search for Tonkotsu.

I think I got mostly right here except for some baseball terms which I wasn’t even sure if I was even using the terms right. XD This subs gets a rating of 90% “Honmayan” and 10% “Zettai uso ya wa”!
Brought to you by [Half-Assed Subs], subs you can’t trust

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