The Wild Swans is based on the fairy tale by H.C.Andersen and Brothers Grimm, in which a girl is trying to free her brothers from an evil spell, which turned them into swans, but her path is filled with sorrow and sacrifices.
Japanese title: Sekai Meisaku Dōwa: Hakuchō no Ōji (世界名作童話 白鳥の王子)
Source materials: animestudz, neo1024, OF, AnimeReactor
Related torrent: 2 songs from the film on "Tobidasu!" album, disk 2, tracks 6 & 7
External links: aniDB, AnimeNewsNetwork
Video: Japanese (x264, 688x544 anamorphic, 2.35:1, 23.976fps, 1950kbps)
- Japanese (AC3, 192kbps)
- English (AAC, 256kbps)
- Russian (AAC, 192kbps)
- French (AC3, 384kbps)
- German (AAC, 160kbps)
- Portuguese (AC3, 192kbps)
- English (ASS, Translated & Edited by: legato29 & animestudz, lyrics translated from Russian by neo1024)
- English (ASS, DubSub transcribed and adjusted to Japanese track by neo1024)
- English (ASS, DubSub transcribed and adjusted to English track by neo1024)
- French (ASS, by wattaru from OF)
- Portuguese (SRT)
- Portuguese (VobSub)
Release notes: Thanks to animestudz for providing the video source in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and for synchronising the English soundtrack to it. For this release, I included two versions of the English subs: one is translated from French/Japanese by animestudz, the other was transcribed from the English dub by myself. Those translations differ in many areas. The song lyrics in particular differ. The Russian dub seems to be very close to the original Japanese song lyrics, while the English dub is a complete reinvention of the song texts.
The video was restored to its original 23.976 fps framerate from field blended PAL, eliminating the vast majority of blending artefacts.
The Russian and German dubs were fetched from other sped-up PAL sources and their tempo was adjusted to be in sync with the current video.