Hi everyone! Animeswordmaster here~

As NKM48 nears its first year anniversary, we have a few surprises in store for you fans…

We will have a special release for our anniversary!

I’ve hinted at this in the past, but can anyone remember? o.O

We will pick up a new show in addition to continuing AKB48 SHOW!

After discussing it for some time, we decided to add another show to our releases. We will do our best to sub it on a regular basis, but our goal at NKM48 has always been to expand. Over the past year, we’ve slowly added to our dedicated global team working on AKB48 SHOW!. We want to continue this trend and give back to the fanbase.

So, here’s the fun part. YOU get to vote for which show we pick up! The poll will stay open until our anniversary date (see countdown on the right), and at the end, the result will be announced! Each show airs in a different time interval (monthly, weekly, etc.), so depending on the show that gets voted the most, the amount of staff working on it will vary (less staff for a monthly show vs more staff for a weekly show). Which brings me to my next point…


So in order to facilitate adding another show, we need to expand our team! We want to be able to bring you subs in a timely manner, and if we have our current staff pulling double duties on two shows, that is frankly bad management. If we cannot get the necessary minimum amount of staff to work on the additional show, then we will have to delay the show’s addition to the NKM48 family!


All communication is in English, experience is preferred, and having two or more skill sets is a plus. We use AegisSub for all of our work and utilize LINE to communicate. The following positions are available:

  • Translators (2-3)
    • Duties include translating dialogue with or without a Japanese script, translating by ear, translating typesets, and translating songs.
    • Must have proficiency in Japanese AND English.
  • Timers (2-3)
    • Duties include timing dialogue, typesets, and lyrics.
    • Timing is done first before translating.
  • Typesetter (1-2)
    • Duties include typesetting all text on-screen and adjusting any timing as necessary.
    • Typesetting is done simultaneously with timing.
  • Translation Checkers (1-2)
    • Duties include checking all translations from dialogue, typesets, translation notes, and song lyrics for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and accuracy.
    • MUST be a native English speaker and proficient in Japanese.
  • Quality Control (1-2)
    • Duties include checking all releases before release to the general public for any timing, typesetting, and translation errors.
    • Must have an eye for details.
  • Encoder (1-2)
    • Duties include hardsubbing/encoding all subtitle files together with the respective video file for release.

All details regarding the staff test and further questions will be discussed upon receipt of your application.  If you’re interested, please fill out the application below, and we will get back to you right away! If you have any questions, please put them at the end of the “Why You?” section.

 I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

~From Animeswordmaster & the NKM48 Family




26 thoughts on “Announcement!

  1. rurounifrans November 28, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    I believe Ikudon will do NogiEigo (although not in a timely manner, but they probably still do it). Ikura48 already do AKBINGO regularly (although in a speedsub style, but at least someone already did it). As for the other show, none of it have been translated regularly (some haven’t been translated at all). Basically I will probably remove NogiEigo and AKBINGO and focus on the other show.
    Personally I think NKM48 subs got one of the best quality sub, so some people might be tempted to choose NogiEigo or AKBINGO, but I would rather NKM48 to sub something that haven’t been subbed, thus more AKB stuff for me to watch.
    For AKBINGO, probably NKM48 could sub the unsubbed episodes (Ikura48 will do some of those unsubbed episodes, but not all).


    • nkm48subs November 28, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Right, so as a staff, we discussed this and decided to leave it up to you fans to choose. Thanks for making the points known!


      • takezawa hiroichi December 12, 2015 / 5:44 am

        he’s right AKBINGO and NogiEigo already subbed by ikura and ikudon, when i check their site it’s ongoing subs, i more choose Konya wa Otomari because that variety has show the fresh and young member, and i see in comment they already voting for Konya wa Otomari, it’s up to you guys and cheers 🙂


  2. Platinumbyakko November 29, 2015 / 5:07 am

    Other Then the Polling
    I Choose AkB Konya Wa otomari Because that show is very fresh and present the New Generation Member
    I Hope Konya wa Otomari can be translated


  3. Fujiyama Saharu November 30, 2015 / 5:30 am

    the most popular variety show is AKBINGO, AKB48SHOW!, HKT48 no Odekake, and HKT48 no Goboten…and i looking forward to Konya wa Otomari and this variety has a short version = AKB Konya wa Shikiritai like OVA/ANNEX 🙂


    • nkm48subs December 6, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      If Konya wa Otomari is chosen, then we will also do Shikiritai 🙂


      • fujiyama saharu December 9, 2015 / 2:47 pm

        looking forward for konya wa Otomari 🙂


  4. konopalanka December 2, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    What about Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku? That talk show is pretty funny.
    But If I had to choose one of the list I would pick Konya wa Otomari.
    Thank you all for the hard work!


  5. wadomar December 9, 2015 / 11:21 am

    I voted for Konya wa Otomari, because Tani Marika is there and it’s not subbed by another group/person yet


  6. m3ntaiko December 9, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    Konya wa Otomari covers a lot of groups and should be unveiled a lot of interesting stuff on these fresh members. Also, I kinda think Konya wouldn’t last that long (at least for season 1) compared to Odekake (probably more than 50+ episodes unsubbed so far).

    honestly though, as an HKT fan, I want more Odekake subs, but I guess that can wait. I need some coverage for Katomina! She’s good.

    Konya wa Otomari +1! 😀


  7. jason December 13, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    i hope Konya wa Otomari will translated, because that variety so fun,and also shikiritai is funny too, but so much fans vote for NogiEigo, i don’t know why 😥


    • Platinumbyakko December 13, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Maybe It,s someone who want to Watch NogiEigo So he make Multipkle Account to Vote Nogieigo.Just Look for The Comment,many voter want to Konya wa Otomari to be Subbed.But it.s NKM choice for Subbing.


      • jason December 14, 2015 / 12:55 am

        it can be, maybe he make a multiple account to vote Nogi every single time, but so much fans comment for Konya wa Otomari included me and you 🙂 … but vote can’t be canceled, NKM probably will translate Nogi, so sad …. i want see Konya with sub so badly 😦


    • fujiyama saharu December 14, 2015 / 3:37 am

      see, i read at AKB48 Show! ep 93 release sub

      Unfortunately, during our polling for our next series pickup, some cheating was discovered, thus inflating the vote count for Nogi Eigo. After an in-depth investigation into the matter, we have decided that Nogi Eigo will be penalized 50 votes from the final total vote count. We understand that you may want one show subbed over the other, but please do not cheat, as it only hurts the integrity of the voting process.

      cheater has been found… maybe Konya wa Otomari will be subbed by NKM >_<


  8. Kanjo Maru December 14, 2015 / 10:18 am

    You should do both. NogiEigo is great fun and super easy (lots of English, monthly releases)

    Konya wa Otomari would be very difficult because it’s all talking and weekly so there’s a lot of work involved but it’s also a fantastic show. Easily AKB’s best.


  9. nkm48subs December 15, 2015 / 2:31 am

    We are currently deliberating, and a celebration post will be up within the next 24 hours!


    • m3ntaiko December 15, 2015 / 4:28 am

      somehow NogiEgo still won after the 50 votes deduction yet the whole comment section support Konya wa Otomari. This is confusing lol.

      anyway, happy anniversary!! in the festive mood of Star Wars new movie: May the Force be with you, always!


      • fujiyama saharu December 15, 2015 / 5:22 am

        me too lol, all of comment are pointing to Konya wa Otomari, but voting already win to Nogi … and some fans are cheating to vote Nogi, i don’t know that is correct or not … but it’s up to you NKM 🙂 will sub Nogi or Konya, its confusing choice :v lol btw happy 1st anniversary fou you nakama48 🙂


  10. jefry December 15, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Happy Anniversary NKM48SUb.
    I Hope Your Best Sub Everyweek


  11. Igo December 25, 2015 / 10:38 am



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