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By now, I’m sure you’re aware that we’ve been using the same small rotation of banners for the last several years, since Etoce and I are too lazy busy to make more ourselves. In that time, we’ve done several new series, and our old ones have aged and matured. And so, we want for you creative people out there to make some for us. This isn’t exactly a contest, as I’m planning to accept any and all good submissions into the rotation. The only requirements are that the character (female, please) is from a series we have subbed, it’s a well done crop, and the image is aesthetic and high quality. Screenshots or fanart are both okay, but fanart should look nice. It should look similar to the banners we already have in terms of location and size of the character. I think that’s about it, so view and download the above image and have at it (be sure to keep it the same size 1000 x 248)! There’s not really a deadline, and you don’t need to “claim” what you want to do either—duplicates are fine.

Characters we absolutely need: Akari, Yume, Koharu

Series we’ve done: Aikatsu, Aikatsu Stars, Ao Haru Ride, Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Charlotte, Crime Edge, Kin’iro Mosaic and Hello!, Kyoukai no Kanata, OreShura, and Sakura Trick.

Aikatsu Stars! – 058

Yay, Ayumi-san and Naho-san!

Yay, Ayumi-san and Naho-san!

How do you eat fortune cookies (which originated in Japan)? Do you break it first, or take a bite first? I do the opposite of what Yume does, and I think she’s crazy the method she uses. Also, I hate to say it, but this was probably my personal weakest episode of Stars in the series. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it more.

Episode 058: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 057

Super cute bouldering outfits. Laura wins this round

Super cute bouldering outfits. Laura wins this round

Kirara was channeling Nina this episode for some reason, but more importantly there’s some really good setup and continuing storyline going on in the background. The Star Wings are giving a nice direction to the plot and tying together everything the girls do.

Episode 057: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 055

I like the one on the right with the really cool sword-looking hair

I like the one on the right with the really cool sword-looking hair

I’m going to be blunt: Yume was hit with a dumbass stick right in the head this episode. She lost her memory of pretty much all of the last four episodes. It looks like Nyaa’s loss affected her pretty badly. But hopefully she’ll be better starting next week.

Episode 055: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 054

It's wondrous what a single episode can do for a character

It’s wondrous what a single episode can do for a character

Let the cat and sheep rivalry begin! Kirara was not anything like I expected, and I’m really happy about it. There are some twists and turns this episode, so look forward to it!

Episode 054: Torrent | Magnet

P.S. I don’t like Twitter but I started an account on “ripoff” site kirakiratter. You can find me easily at @Akatsukin. And don’t be fooled or scared off: it was created by an English speaking dude. The Japanese people just found it and came in droves.