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Were you watching Polka’s stream just now where she talked about Aikatsu for two hours, sang many of the songs acapella, and instated a livewatch of it on Bandai’s youtube channel? Or maybe you remember that in her debut, that the very first anime listed among her favorites was Aikatsu? Do you not know what Aikatsu is? Well here’s where you can find all of it, subbed.
Aikatsu is a little girls demographic anime that has found huge success among adults for it’s charming characters, mature writing, and amazing music, among everything else it does with eloquence and grace. Today Polka spoke mostly about the first season with Ichigo, Aoi, Ran, and their friends, which lasted 50 episodes. You can find a link to their download here, although it’s also available on private trackers. If you were inspired by the passion with which Polka talked about it and sang, why not give it a try yourself?
PS: Yes it’s the show walf talks about
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.
The Shining Line continues!
I was definitely waiting until the right time between series to release this, not just being too lazy to sub a 10-line 45-second PV. This is just Youtube quality, feel free to reupload it if you have a better rip. I really only did it for posterity. Also, scroll down now if you want to see the Behind the Subs panel, I finally put it up.
Baton Pass: Torrent | Magnet
The translation of Aikatsu Stars 100 is done, and I’m on the train home now from the con. We’ll have it out tomorrow if all goes well.
Blog below (not anime/sort of anime/extremely Aikatsu)
UPDATE: Episode out, and video link to my panel is now below.
Such a cute logo
Whoa, I did it! Yes, I subbed our first one of these special episodes, and from the very same room at home that I rarely return to where I ignored the very first “special” episode before 12 of the original series on Christmas. This is almost entirely live action, with interviews and just general chatting between the voice actresses of Ichigo, Akari, Yume, and a few other special guests. It’s not exactly necessary to watch, but I certainly enjoyed it. Also be warned that this is a bit below our usual quality, as I only did one pass on it and there’s no editing or typesetting. Plus, doing real people talking off-script is super hard compared to anime. It’s still fine to watch though, so enjoy if you’d like. It’s pretty inspirational and moving at parts.
5th Anniversary Special: Torrent | Magnet
Turn the heat up and imagine it’s summer
We are proud to present the double feature of Aikatsu and Aikatsu Stars movies! The Aikatsu movie can be watched after the series, and the Aikatsu Stars movie should be watched immediately after episode 18. Of course, most of us had to wait in any case, but for those of you catching up that’s where it goes in the timeline. Enjoy.
Aikatsu! Nerawareta Card: 720 Torrent | 720 Magnet | 1080 Torrent | 1080 Magnet
Aikatsu Stars! The Movie: 720 Torrent | 720 Magnet | 1080 Torrent | 1080 Magnet
Our Aikatsu will continue forevermore!
Man, this was something. Not only should the Drama CD have been out with the first movie, the Music Awards happened before season 4 even aired. Even if you’ve never listened/watched a Drama CD before, you should definitely see this one if you like Aikatsu.
The movie’s all about show show show. We tried to make the feeling of the script as close to the original as possible, but it’s predictably difficult. Oh, and that’s because 賞 means award, and it also means SHOW, and it’s also a verb ending meaning “let’s [verb]”. There were also 21 songs in the entire thing, including a performance straight from episode 60 and songs from season 1. Complicated signs were left out so that I don’t blow up your toasters. Right, you should already be somewhat familiar with what the Budokan is too from either baseball or other music shows. There’s probably more I’m forgetting, just remind me if you catch anything.
Phew, another promise kept. See you all for Aikatsu Stars.
Aikatsu! The Movie – Drama CD After-Party Special: Torrent | Magnet
Aikatsu! Music Awards [720p AAC]: Torrent | Magnet
Aikatsu! Music Awards [1080p FLAC]: Torrent | Magnet
I was going to use the other image I made as the release image but it was animated so it’s at the bottom of this post instead.
Sumire doesn’t get enough spotlight.
Akatsukin is coping with various malignant ailments, wandering through manyfold tribulations, and possibly partaking in a multitude of traitorous activities, so I ended up translating this episode. Man, it’s been a while. And of course I get the episode about fucking soil.
I don’t think there was anything that really merited a TL note, so I’m not going to mention any. Speaking of things I won’t mention, it’s totally not Shion’s birthday today.
Episode 115: Torrent | Magnet
Akari face compilation after the break.
This has been delayed for two weeks for approximately no reason, so I figure it’s finally time. There are no fixes in this. My hope is that we will eventually release a proper BD batch of the entire season, although when that’ll happen I don’t know. Also, as of yesterday, Mezashite! Fansubs is two years old. Well, I think that first post was made just before midnight, so today is also sort of the anniversary. Let’s see how long we can keep it up.
Aikatsu 76-101 Batch: Torrent | Magnet
Note the sunset(?)
This is late for reasons beyond my control. Hm, what to say… I feel as though this episode validated my choice of fansub group name. Good things are happening. Oh yeah, and did you know that whereas the Chinese star anise has anti-flu medicinal properties, the Japanese one is a deadly neurotoxin? Quite scary.
Episode 94: Torrent