Quick update

Apparently Aikatsu Stars 15 won’t air until next week. They showed the Pokemon movie or something in that timeslot, so the schedule’s been pushed back. I’ll let you know if something changes. Oh, and subs will probably be delayed again, this time for an academic conference. I just can’t seem to get a break.


Aikatsu Stars! – 012

Will the trend continue? I can only hope it does

Will the trend continue? I can only hope it does

Quite the interesting episode. It felt almost meandering and aimless in its writing, but found its way eventually and ended up being very strong.

Next episode might (read: will probably) be delayed. I will be at Anime Expo for the entire weekend. But hey, if you’re in LA we might pass by each other. It’s gonna be a good time.

Episode 012: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 009

Shiny Academy? More like Squid Academy

Shiny Academy? More like Squid Academy

Just a minor Japanese confectionery episode, with a whole bunch of past references. You’d think Mizuki designed this episode herself. Oh, and I will definitely make a mosaic of all the girls Sumire voices, because the number’s getting quite big.

Episode 009: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 008

Yay, let's watch Aikatsu DVDs together!

Yay, let’s watch Aikatsu DVDs together!

Sorry, I promise to use an image with Mahiru the next time she shows up. That weird word Koharu says is “troche”, which I’ve never heard before. Also I don’t understand the difference between that and a cough drop. And yes the lyrics for the song are kind of weird, just enjoy the visuals anyway.

Episode 008: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 007

Yo, yo! This is the Ai-ka-tsu, yo!

Yo, yo! This is the Ai-ka-tsu, yo!

And this episode, we learn what sakura means. Various notes include a shamisen player in the Ooku, a play on Papaya and Papa (close enough), and Bruce Lee. Oh, and Japanese history from the Edo Period until now.

Our previous and current encoders have leveled up their black magic skill. If nothing breaks, then from this episode on releases will have smaller filesizes and better quality. Just check out the performance for comparison.

The writing this ep was top tier, and it wasn’t even the series composition writer. I’ll be keeping an eye out for Chiba Misuzu from now on. And next episode we finally fill out the Yume generation. Let’s see how not!Mikuru is.

Episode 007: Torrent | Magnet