Mezashite presents: Okada Mari’s directorial debut, a movie infused with the very essence of her writing and worldview, Let’s decorate the morning of goodbyes with the promised flowers. If you enjoy this movie, please consider buying it (and her autobiography too, while you’re at it). In the coming days, I will be uploading a series of essays on my thoughts and analysis of the movie. This release contains two audio tracks, the default 2.0 stereo and secondary 5.1 surround. If you have an AB account, consider helping me get some ratio!
Translation check: Etoce
Song and styling: Akatsukin
Quality check: joletb, Akatsukin
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Choose your boi
Happy Valentine’s Day! Gosh, what a totally novel and strange thing for boys to confess for the holiday instead of the girls doing it. Maybe if Mio had asked me back in high school, I could’ve told her earlier… although she would’ve been a toddler at the time. Maybe these things just go in cycles.
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There’s nothing quite like the surprise of one of your favorite voice actors showing up out of nowhere in your favorite show. I always believed he was a slider.
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A miracle visited me in real life when I watched this episode for the first time.
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P.S. Thanks for being so kind, everyone. I was able to watch this episode with the maximum amount of enjoyment. If you joined me in my patience, you’ll surely experience the same amount of life-affirming joy that I had.
We are all but flowers beneath the warmth of the sun
The way that the small developments we’re given regarding Mirai and Karen this episode shed so much light upon everything that’s happened in the past is just mindblowing. And nothing beats sleepovers. I can only wish that they share some of their love with us over in our world as well. At the very least, I’ll be trying to spread my own like them.
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Stop saying bad things about Onee-sama on social media!
The second day of the Diamond Friends Cup, and what a day it is. You thought they forgot about that one thing? They absolutely did not, and it’s coming back to be the climax of the Cup—get ready.
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This is Aikatsu!
Finally, we’re back! And in more ways than one. There was that New Year’s break, but also, this episode was Aikatsu down to its core, the very essence of the show. Everything is coming together for this final competition to decide the Friends of Friends. Buckle in.
Also, due to popular demand, I finally got around to uploading everything I’ve written for much of Stars and Friends. You can find links at the very top of the Aikatsu Guide page.
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Or at least on Polygon. A few months ago I did an interview with a freelance journalist named Soleil Ho (just the perfect name, don’t you think?), and it’s finally been published. Check out her take on the state of anime subs in the modern age.
I think it’s pink for a reason
Happy New Year! Be sure to watch the smaller file after the main episode.
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This reminds me of a scene from long ago
Merry Friends Christmas! What a year it’s been, and what excitement is still yet to come. I would watch this without any expectations, because above all else, the one single thing I wanted most is still here. We’ll see you next week again for what looks to be a very special New Year’s episode, so enjoy the holiday!
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