This is a show about a guy who can see microbes. Not just some, mind you, but all microbes. No kidding. All you microbiologists out there, your day has come.
A few links:
Introduction and Scientific Notes to Moyashimon
Moyashimon home page (in Japanese)
Links to torrents of the BSS fansubbed version of Moyashimon episode 1, care of AnimeSuki (h264, XviD) (Note - ack/nak does not host these files, and does not host anything related to BitTorrent such as trackers or torrent files. I am merely providing links to other websites that ack/nak is not affiliated with nor in any way responsible for. Enough said.)
A note from whatapath on the BSS page informs me that the issue isn't the subs - it's the videoplayer I've been using. To wit:
"bob– that’s likely a problem with your choice of codecs and video player. if you aren’t using cccp and media player classic (or atleast zoomplayer) you’re probably failing in more than one way. VLC _cannot_ handle softsubs."
I'm downloading MPlayer for Mac OS X to see if that makes a difference. My bad for shooting first and testing second. Sorry for the bad feedback, BSS.
UPDATE 2 - It took some doing, but I got softsubs to work for .mkv files in MPlayer, no small thanks to this page.
UPDATE 3 - MPlayer is working like a champ - it's replaced VLC as my player-of-choice for anime.
UPDATE 4 - Another fansub group has picked up Moyashimon; visit the Shinsen Subs site for more news. It looks like they're doing both a hard-subbed avi and soft-subbed high-quality mkv version.
UPDATE 5 - You can read a long review of Moyashimon episode 1 here.