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.

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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.

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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.

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Aikatsu Stars! – 006

This is a cat, not a stalker. Know the difference, it could save your life

This is a cat, not a stalker. Know the difference, it could save your life

First drama episode! Just reminiscent enough of the first Aikatsu one (you know, with Shion and the Naughty Detectives) without actually repeating anything. Do you know what a “swot” is? Neither did I. The headbands they’re all wearing say “Pass”. Also did I not just note what Koshien was like a week or two ago? I can’t find where I said it, but I definitely did. Also, Ako. Oh, and the word they use/define is “gariben”. You could figure that out from the images and context though.

Episode 006: Torrent | Magnet

Aikatsu Stars! – 005

Now this is atsui

Now this is atsui

Finally the last week of the Go Go Start Campaign. You don’t want to know how long I had to spend researching this history and etymology of hotpants and short shorts. But that’s really what fansubbing is all about. Let me know if you agree that this week’s performance was far superior to all the ones so far this series.

Episode 005: Torrent | Magnet
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Charlotte – OVA

I hate it when I translate something from English to English and then Yuu translates it into Japanese.

I hate it when I translate something from English to English and then Yuu translates it into Japanese.

Well, here’s the last Charlotte thing. It’s an extra episode that came with the BDs, set chronologically somewhere between episode one and episode thirteen.

Oh yeah, speaking of Yuu, who else is excited for Darvish’s return?

720p: Torrent | Magnet
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Aikatsu Stars! – 004

Her hair looks even tastier than Madoka's

Her hair looks even tastier than Madoka’s

Yume is dream, Hime is princess, Yozora is night sky, Laura is Roller. I’m refraining from xdcc until the v1 is out because it’s a pain to remove them later on. Enjoy the mass of goofy faces.

Episode 004: Torrent | Magnet
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