There are just going to be delays of everything across the board. We don’t know when things will be out. Also, if you have something to say, come say it to [some of] us at Anime Boston.
Yes, finally, one cour after the epic finale of Aikatsu season 1, we bring you the updated batch! For the most part this was a one man effort, and I went over every single episode again, fixing timing, adding signs, updating consistency, and just making it better in general. This is the best you’re going to get [spoiler]until the BDs come out and we get someone to retime everything[/spoiler]. The effects are most pronounced near the beginning since we sucked, it helps that furzi stuck the missing aphorism segments onto the first seven episodes, and Etoce did a great help at the end since I’m incompetent with xdelta. As a bonus, I took various notes as I rewatched everything which you can find below the break.
Happy Winter Solstice, and help seed if you can (since it’s literally just me).
TL sulk: Editor didn’t let me use the word “ballyhooed”.
Episode 60: Torrent
Here it is!
Man, I really like the do-re-mi line.
Why can’t I think of anything to write about? Are Aikatsu release posts always this hard to write?
Uh… Ichigo’s name still means strawberry.
Yeah, there we go.
Episode 51: Torrent
So here we are at the last episode of the season. Let me tell you (because I typed up the bottom part first and forgot to put this in), I was not expecting Aikatsu to be 50 goddamn episodes. We learned this I think 7 episodes in, and resolved to finish it no matter what. Well, here we are, staring at the face of another 50 long episodes. Let’s see if our resolve doesn’t waver as time goes on.
Akatsukin (TL, timer, QC, TS, kfx (some), song TL (some)):
One year ago, I was inspired to start a fansubbing group. Etoce and I had played with the idea earlier, but neither of us had taken initiative until that time. I regularly checked fansubdb, looking to see if there were any show that was interesting, not too difficult, and not taken by another group. The first week of the 2012 Fall season came around, and I started downloading several raws for the first time. That’s when I stumbled upon a new idol show called Aikatsu! Nobody else was doing it, I knew I liked idols from AKB0048 and [email protected], and because it was a children’s show I knew it wouldn’t be too hard for our first subbing enterprise. Most importantly, I fell in love with Ichigo almost immediately.
I still remember that first week, desperately figuring out how to use aegisub, scrambling to make a website that looked good, and most importantly, coming up with a name for our group. If I remember correctly, it must’ve taken at least two full days of thinking (while all the while worried my efforts would go to waste) before I was inspired. I thought long and hard about what we could be called that also related to idols—and then it hit me. We would be “Mezashite!”, in honor of the girls who were ever aiming to become the top idol. I ran it by Eto (who rejected my alternative “Mezase!”), and our group was born. Yuyu joined us after the second episode, appalled that we didn’t have a proper encoder.
It hasn’t quite been a full year yet, but a lot has happened, and I’m glad we’re here today. We may still have a long way to the top, but we’ll keep on Aikatsu-ing all the way.
Etoce (Editing, TS, kfx, song TL (most))
Everything I can say about that first week is pretty much the same as what Akatsukin said, except that I wasn’t too enthusiastic about the name “Mezashite!”. I suppose one grows to like one’s name, though. I did, at least. My leading alternative was “Orbit”, which was an astrological term, a brand of chewing gum, and a vowel-starting-with word. The best fansub group ever had a name with those qualities, so I thought that taking that name would make us awesome for sure. (The main downside with “Orbit” being that it sounded pretty bad.)
As for Aikatsu, I liked it.
Yuyu (Encoding, “moral support”)
Episode 50 (END): Torrent
I don’t know how to feel about this second to last episode. I mean, I know how to feel about the episode (which, by the way, is euphoria), but not about how I’ve been doing this for the last 49 weeks. At least I know that Etoce wishes I knew how to actually formulate questions properly instead of sticking question marks onto sentences.
Ok, there are definitely TL notes this time. Suppose I’ll put them after the break, along with my usual fun image time.
Episode 49: Torrent
Excellent, one more for the collection. And finally, this time for real, I think they’re going to be fulfilling my absolute favorite loose end. I’m counting on you Sunrise, don’t screw this one up.
Episode 46: Torrent
Pool episode! There may or may not be TL notes later when I don’t have to sleep for work, and there may or may not be a ton more images at some point. God, Sunrise is pretty much hitting up every single loose thread in the series in this last run. I have no doubt that it’ll be a perfect ending leading into the next season.
Episode 45: Torrent