Aikatsu! The Movie

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Mezashite! presents: Aikatsu! Idol Activities The Movie

Half a year after it aired in theaters, roughly two weeks after the Blu-Ray came out, and countless hours of subbing it daily have finally culminated in our release. We thank you for all of your support, and hope you enjoy watching it, whether this is your first or fiftieth viewing.

Aikatsu! Gekijouban: 1080p Torrent | 720p Torrent

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Akatsukin: (See below)

Etoce: I don’t not want not to leave no comment

From here on out is just me, Akatsukin (though I also write most of the other stuff here anyway). So we’ve been doing this for over two and a half years now, and I still haven’t gotten tired of either subbing or anime, the latter being a totally different story. It takes a hell of a lot of time, and I was putting in most of my free time every single day over the past week. Two weeks ago I timed the movie and got about 150 lines finished (about half an episode), and to answer some of your questions about the process, whoever translates the episode also times it beforehand because they know exactly how they want to split the lines up. Then last Saturday I sat at my computer for 12 hours and translated the remaining 950 or so lines. That’s three entire normal episodes, and all in one day. I don’t know about anyone else, but I set a new personal record, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to pull that off again.

Sunday I took a bit of a break, but from Monday on I was back into it. That day I devoted to finding and piecing together all of the past songs we’ve done that get repeated in the movie. I wanted to just cut and paste, but the situation didn’t allow that at all. The full version of Shining Line is the first song, and I needed to not only change the color of the song text, but totally revamp the kfx code when I noticed a crazy mistake I missed before. It took me ages to find just the right colors to use for Original Star during the outside concert with Kanon, and the real concert had half of four songs put in a row. And then the PandaBoY remix ED. Every song was basically the first two lyrics and then the last half of the song, and they all had different timings which needed to be standardized. Tuesday I spent translating the three new songs and styling them all (I still haven’t figured out how to use color gradients and the karaoke templater even after all this time). It wasn’t until Wednesday that I finally styled the ED and got half the signs done, which I then finished on Thursday. If you look at the screen any time they have their phones out for a text or use it as a projector, you might notice these annoying lines reminiscent of CRT TVs, and when texting there’s this yellow checkerboard pattern. I usually ignore these completely, but for the movie I went over and redid all of them so that I could replace the Japanese with English. A real typesetter would do this every time for regular episodes, but I’m terrible so this is the first I’ve ever done it. Hopefully that doesn’t ruin your experience watching any of the TV episodes from now on.

Oh right, and all of the karaoke effects are for self-satisfaction, obviously. I know some people vehemently hate them, but too bad. I like them, and I’m the one making the subs here. And of course, I do it because I think they look good and add to the song, and it’s fun. You can easily turn them off with a single button click anyway. Nothing personal.

Every time I updated the status post, I knew I could count on you to respond. I wanted to keep you all in the know about where we were and at least try to entertain you a little. Hopefully the wait wasn’t too bad and you’re able to enjoy the movie at your pleasure.

All in all, if you include every single time I went through this movie from start to finish, not necessarily watching every second of it, I must’ve hit well over 10 times by now. I might’ve gone insane if it wasn’t such a great movie. Spoiler warning if that wasn’t apparent by now and how I usually write posts. As for the movie itself, I thought it was perfect. Though the movie was named after Ichigo and she was the focus, Akari was our navigator and was our primary insight into what was going on. There were specific references to episodes 1 and 112 here, and the movie itself comes back in 125 when we actually hear about the results of Ichigo taking top idol and Akari’s promise to inherit her dream (oh yes, and figuring out how to translate 繋ぐ was one hell of a trial back when we did that episode before we’d even seen the movie). But I think I’m getting off track summarizing rather than giving my opinion.

Aikatsu as a whole does a great job of connecting the storyline throughout the entire series. Seeing all at once how Mizuki’s and Ichigo’s lives have intertwined ever since their first meeting really brings it all into perspective. Actually, it was only now that I realized just how important that first concert must have been to Mizuki. Move on Now gave meaning to Ichigo when she made it her own song at her first Special Audition, but the concert itself must have been Mizuki’s biggest concert ever up until that point. To think that immediately after she reached the very top she would meet Ichigo is something I think is a bit understated in the show itself. And then it took Ichigo three full years of failure, growth, and meetings to finally defeat Mizuki directly, and yet she still didn’t become the true top idol.

Alright, I’m stopping here. There’s a lot more I wanted to say, but even I can tell I’m being completely incoherent, and I’d rather say nothing than something not well-thought-out. For those of you who joined our secret live prestream last night, thank you, it was a ton of fun. For those who didn’t, don’t worry, you’re getting a more polished version. I couldn’t have done it without your support, and even if I don’t respond I do read every single post. We’ll be doing a joint with Good Job Media for Charlotte next season, and I apologize if you’re still waiting on KinMoza, there were a lot of issues with organization and such but it isn’t dropped.

tl;dr Love You~

Oh wait, be sure to read all the new song lyrics too. Ichigo wasn’t kidding when she said it was a love song. Seriously.

48 thoughts on “Aikatsu! The Movie

  1. Thank you! I just wish now that my torrent would download faster, at the moment it estimates it will take another 27 hours. (sigh)

  2. Aoi really wanted that Kagayaki be to her and not to Mizuki XD
    Oh man, really thanks, thanks a lot.
    I love so much Aikatsu and love so much your work.
    I’m downloading here but I’m sure that will bem the best subbed movie ever~
    I’m weak emotionally to say about my feeling about Aikatsu, because it make’s me Happy Happy to continue my hard life~
    Thank you so much again~ And continue with this awesome job with one of my favorites animes~ Aikatsu <3
    PS: this movie is totally make to the minna who favorite StarMiya, Me. XD

  3. Aoi really wanted that Kagayaki be to her and not to Mizuki XD
    Oh man, really thanks, thanks a lot.
    I love so much Aikatsu and love so much your work.
    I’m downloading here but I’m sure that will bem the best subbed movie ever~
    I’m weak emotionally to say about my feeling about Aikatsu, because it make’s me Happy Happy to continue my hard life~
    Thank you so much again~ And continue with this awesome job with one of my favorites animes~ Aikatsu <3
    PS: this movie is totally make to the minna who favorite StarMiya, Me. XD

  4. I am so grateful but gosh I am SO MAD at my computer. Nothing I do will make this run on my computer properly. My PC isn’t powerful enough for 1080p or something, idk.

  5. I said it during the screening last night, but I want to say it again. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into subbing Aikatsu. I feel my life is brighter and happier because of it, and it’s all thanks to you guys.

  6. I said it during the screening last night, but I want to say it again. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into subbing Aikatsu. I feel my life is brighter and happier because of it, and it’s all thanks to you guys.

  7. Only one phrase I think works in the instance, and you said it best. Love You!~

    I never thought I would come to love this series as much as I do, but it quickly become one of my favorite shows. Thank you so much for all the subbing you do for us.

  8. Thank you so so much for this release. I shall go out of my way to be maximum comfy when I watch this tomorrow.

    I really adore this series, and it’s all thanks to you guys I get to watch this burst of positive energy week after week. It’s the reason why I wear a Starlight dress and carry around an axe at cons hoping to find some more /ai/dol fans to talk to, and every encounter I’ve had because of it was precious to me. Not to mention having the opportunity to talk to the people who made this possible at AB was actually quite emotional for me.

    Once again, thank you so much for all your hard work on the movie and the series in general. I’m not sure how long the Aikatsu train will last, but its Love You! energy is eternal.

  9. I have already watched this movie 2 times before you subbed it. Glad that it’s 1080p and not 240p. I will watch your subs whenever I run out of Aikatsu Energy!

  10. Thank you so much for the movie.

    It was really incredible! So many feel and tears, the best of aikatsu.

    Mizuki, DreAca, Kanon and everybody. I have no word.

    I cannot imagine how many hours you spent on the movie. But what a hell of a job !!!

    The medley at the end was really funny.

    Thank you again.

    Otherwise I wondered what kind of bonus were included with the bluray release.

  11. Thank you so much for the movie.

    It was really incredible! So many feel and tears, the best of aikatsu.

    Mizuki, DreAca, Kanon and everybody. I have no word.

    I cannot imagine how many hours you spent on the movie. But what a hell of a job !!!

    The medley at the end was really funny.

    Thank you again.

    Otherwise I wondered what kind of bonus were included with the bluray release.

  12. Thanks for all the hard work on this! The prestream was great!

    During the performance with Mizuki, Ichigo, and Akari there are parts where the video slows down and then speeds up, is this a problem or just me?

  13. Thanks for all the hard work on this! The prestream was great!

    During the performance with Mizuki, Ichigo, and Akari there are parts where the video slows down and then speeds up, is this a problem or just me?

  14. For all your work on Aikatsu up to now, I truly thank you. It’s been a blessing to my life for literally years now, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your efforts. Thank you again.

  15. Just watched the movie and… it was great! So happy to see the old cast again! I loved every second of it!

    Thanks again, Mezashite staff, and keep up the good work! <3

  16. Just watched the movie and… it was great! So happy to see the old cast again! I loved every second of it!

    Thanks again, Mezashite staff, and keep up the good work! <3

  17. Thanks for the release! ^^

    I’ve been waiting for it so much, but damn this movie I’m goring through an Ichigo abstinence crisis again thanks to it.

    Nothing against Akari but I need more of the best girl and the movie made me remember that. TT-TT

  18. Many thanks for doing the TL for us; although some “others” have attempted to do this extremely awesome movie, your TL of it stands out for obvious reasons.

    With that said, any news about attempting to sub the NC version of this movie end as well as any “extras” related to the movie itself including the stage concerts shown in the movie itself?

  19. So I finally found time to watch this, and I have to say that this movie was amazing 😀

    Also @Mokoutan, That song was totally not a song that fit their relationship though. Ichigo’s song to Aoi would be about the one who is always by her side :3

  20. I watched this not long after you released it but hadn’t taken the time to say thanks because I’m a no-good ingrate. 🙂 Seriously though thank you for all the extra effort you put into this, the movie itself was beautiful and you’re release made the experience even better. Also thank you for continually putting out quality releases in a consistent manner. It’s been fun seeing the improvement in the releases over the years.

    • And ‘you’re’ should obviously be ‘your,’ but in addition to being an ingrate I’m also a moron…

  21. Finally I got to see this movie and well, it was great!
    There were so many emotions in it, it wasn’t only about a special live, but about LIVES!! Different stories about different people who love to reach someone with music and shows, doing always their best, and then their stories interlacing…
    You fansubber with your hard work can make people happy like the girls in the anime!

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