Crunchyroll is showing a fansub of original Hanaukyo

February 21st, 2010 by Author

This may not be news to anyone, but I ran across it today. Here’s a screencap, with the fansub translator’s handle:

The publishing data for ep.1 says: “Publisher: ponycanyon; Uploaded: February 11, 2007″. I cannot help wondering what the story behind this is. I imagine Pony Canyon licensed the anime to Crunchyroll and then Crunchy somehow made a deal with the subbers, e.g. hired some of them, perhaps. “Sam” is a former fansubber, for example.

BTW, there was a side-by-side comparison of the original Hanaukyo Maid Team with is La Verite remake in my old notes.