Hey guys, ASM here. Kinda felt bad about being late, so I wanted to give y’all an update on everything.

Several of y’all have asked us to do a facebook page. We’ve addressed this before, but apparently, no one reads our posts. So here is the reasoning again.

On an additional side note, the idea of a Facebook page as been brought to our attention multiple times. After doing a staff vote, the idea was unanimously shot down. The main reason was due to privacy, or lack thereof.

Also frankly, we’re all too busy to maintain more than what we already have. We would rather invest our time and effort into subbing than into advertising. So this being said, WE WILL NOT MAKE A FACEBOOK PAGE.

Ep 79 is at TC at me. However, I’ve been super busy with a new job, and when I get home, I have other things I need to take care of for school, so my time has been really limited lately.

Ep 80 is at the TLs now.

71-74 are at TC for me.

Two of our TLs are going to be on break for a while for Eid, so it’s just skyle and me. Things are going slowly, but I just want to remind you all of a few things.

We try to keep you all updated, and even though we may be slow, we like to think we’re bringing you a high quality sub. If we’re late, there’s always a reason. We also have not asked for any donations nor do we plan to in the future. All we ask for is patience and your support. We’re all fans ourselves, so when we see comments like “give us subs NOW” or “sub x episode,” it makes us feel unappreciated. We’re doing this for free and have been one of the more consistent fansubbing groups out there. Just keep this in mind 🙂

Thanks for all of y’all’s support all of this time. Oh and btw, it’s been half a year since we started subbing! 😀



14 thoughts on “Updates

  1. KatsuWease July 20, 2015 / 6:43 am

    Sad to hear that, I respect your decision regarding this. But seriously, I don’t get it. You just have to post here on wordpress, click that “Share on Facebook” button at the bottom or side. Log-in if you have to, it’s easier if the username/password is already saved in your browser. Click Share/OK. Then close it or log out. If your computer and ISP is fast, that would only take you around 5-10 seconds. Apparently that would weigh heavily on you? Yet you have made a twitter account just to do the same exact thing? You might as well delete it for good. I just really don’t get it.

    No need to reply on this comment. I think I will no longer visit to check out subs from you. Your sole purpose of spreading the joy of watching AKB Show through your subs no longer serves a purpose on me, as a weasel, and an AKB fan.


    • nkm48subs July 20, 2015 / 5:49 pm

      All of us use facebook for our personal lives, and compared to twitter, it is A LOT more open with its privacy. Also, if you keep the log-in credentials for FB saved, then that’s trackable as well. Some of us work professionally at upstanding companies, and we want to keep our private and work lives separate. Our twitter page doesn’t link to us in real life, and so if you were to track us through twitter, it’ll end up with no leads to our personal lives. Additionally, a FB page is A LOT of maintenance. We would need to reply to questions and keep up with it. It’s not an easy job and would need to hire someone practically full-time for it.

      It is your choice whether or not to follow us, and we respect that decision.


      • Lily Green July 21, 2015 / 6:56 am

        Hope you won’t hate me for this but I actually quite agree with what Katsuwease said. For more than 7 years of using FB now, I can say that it’s not a lot of maintenance. Peeps on FB asking stuffs there? Don’t answer it, just put a header or a note linking to your mother site for inquiries and questions. It is more open to privacy? LOL have you really used it before? You can pick what can be seen and not. If it’s purely to broadcast a new post from here then they wouldn’t be able to see any info from you on FB because technically, it won’t exist. If you care about your privacy and won’t want others to track you down then don’t use your personal account to like your subbing group’s page, it’s just that simple.

        I’m scared that my comment won’t be published? You won’t do that right?


      • nkm48subs July 22, 2015 / 12:16 am

        Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but the point is that we’re all busy trying to put more subs out.We already get A LOT of requests, questions, and comments and have trouble keeping up with them. We all use facebook regularly, but it doesn’t matter if other people think privacy is compromised. What matters to me is whether anyone on my staff is concerned with it. If someone is concerned with privacy, then it’s better not to mess with it. It’s mostly a time issue, but the privacy issue is not something I want to step on. As a leader, I have to protect my staff and if anyone has any issues with it, then you can take it up with me. We also have to keep in mind that we want to try to respect copyright laws, especially with the 48 Group. We are not technically supposed to use videos from the 48 Group without paying royalties (Article 18, section 2, subsection iii). At any time we can be shut down, and we would like to avoid that if possible. Facebook and Youtube have known track records for shutting down fansub groups, and we’d like to avoid that issue if possible. That is also the reason why we are on WP and not another blog site. Then if the blog were taken down, then we keep everything on the forums as well, which work under Creative Commons licenses.

        I don’t believe some of y’all understand how much time and effort goes into each week’s subs, so forgive us if we would rather spend our time working on the subs than updating social media. The time I spent replying to comments on this blog could’ve gone towards working on some episodes instead. We DO have lives outside fansubbing. We’re not getting paid, and we all do this on the side for our hobby. I appreciate the fans who are patient and understand our predicaments. The 48 Group fandom doesn’t have as many fansub groups as other fandoms like anime or drama, but we are trying our best to keep up weekly. All I ask for is y’all’s understanding.



      • Elsie July 21, 2015 / 9:28 pm

        Alright your statement is hilarious but it totally lose control when you said, “It’s not an easy job and would need to hire someone practically full-time for it.” LMAI! You’re really funny nkm.


      • nkm48subs July 21, 2015 / 11:55 pm

        Well, we would have that person not just handle facebook, but also our twitter, this blog, the forums, H!O, and Show48.


    • zhasshuvaruto July 22, 2015 / 11:08 am

      Geez, I’m really tired of people talking about this shit that shit. Here I quote what NKM said

      1st Timing: half a day
      1st TL (if we have 2-3 TLs working on it): 3-5 days depending on the episode content
      2nd Timing: 2 hours
      Translation Check: 3-4 hours depending on content
      QC: 1 night
      Encode: 1 night

      Conc : Yes the don’t have time to do Facebook.

      They pointed that out to the people out there who think “They are just making sub, what’s the problem, I don’t get it.” “What are they doing? They are just making videos, right? How hard could it be?” “What? They always said that they are busy, what the fukc? Making videos is like doing nothing right?”

      I somehow feel offended to this kind of comments (as a video editor, I create content on YouTube), so I feel sorry to NKM. NKM really really deserve more than bunch of people who bithc about NKM don’t make Facebook account.

      They’re making this content free for us, so stop complaining.


  2. zhasshuvaruto July 21, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Great decision! I don’t use Facebook anyway so whatever, this site right here is enough or I can go to H!O if I want to, no big deal. Lot of people don’t get the idea of how hard/time consuming is when it comes to subbing, hell it’s like double the work, as a video editor (I don’t do translate) I know how it feels, so keep up the good work, no need to listen to ones that don’t appreciate, you guys deserve more.

    Liked by 1 person

    • nkm48subs July 22, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Thank you!!! It really is time-consuming, and to just give you an idea of the amount of time that goes into one episode,

      1st Timing: half a day
      1st TL (if we have 2-3 TLs working on it): 3-5 days depending on the episode content
      2nd Timing: 2 hours
      Translation Check: 3-4 hours depending on content
      QC: 1 night
      Encode: 1 night

      We’re trying to get this done more quickly, but it’s been difficult for the past two months to have more than 1 or 2 TLs working at once. For that, we apologize for the delays.


      • zhasshuvaruto July 22, 2015 / 11:25 am

        Better not to rush it, it can wait.
        I perfectly fine with the delays.
        Yeah maybe it’s kinda annoying for some people who hates waiting, but for me, I can do my works while waiting new sub so win & win. By the time my works done, “Look, new episode from NKM! Yeay!”

        Patience is a virtue, right? 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Polski July 22, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    NKM48, I don’t want to get involved with this whole Facebook fiasco here but what I see wrong is that you let comments that contains words like F*** and T*** published? For God’s sake, my nephews are just 7 and 8 and already into AKB. I know they visit here too to get subs. I don’t want them to learn those words here. Just because the statement is in agreement with you, doesn’t mean it is right to let every one in public see it. It’s just horrible.


  4. nkm48subs July 22, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Sorry, I hit the wrong button. I thought I clicked Trash, which is next to the Approve button. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I took it off. I apologize for that. -ASM


  5. adriock7 July 26, 2015 / 11:21 am

    You guys are authentic heroes! Thank you for all the hard work.


  6. Parucharo August 7, 2015 / 8:21 am

    Guys thank you for your hardwork!


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