It’s a promise!
And AKB0048 comes to an end! Will there be more? Watch the episode and find out~ (not like you haven’t heard the news elsewhere already)
There was an issue with the 8-bit encode, so we’ll release that sometime tomorrow. Hope you all enjoyed this show as much as we did! It was a blast.
lygerzero0zero (translator/typesetter): As silly as the premise sounded, I had faith the staff involved would bring us something great, and I’m quite happy I was right. This show was a blast, and I had the opportunity to further develop my translation style through working on it. Doing a sci-fi show full of terminology was a bit outside of my comfort zone, and as you may have noticed the terminology tripped me up more than once, but I’m glad I got to expand my horizons and try something I don’t usually do. I’ll be writing up a translator’s notes post sometime soon, just to touch on a few tidbits I found interesting. Some other stuff may be coming, too. Keep an eye out!
Jeffrey-sama (editor): Mayuyu <3
I was initially disappointed when it seemed like no group was going to pick up AKB0048, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when it was decided that EveTaku would be doing it. Throughout the series, I learned more and more about AKB48 and quickly became a fan of them and their music. I really enjoyed editing this show and am definitely going to miss watching it. It’s too bad I’ll have to wait until 2013 before getting my weekly dose of space idols once again. But in the meantime, there’s always AKBINGO! and other AKB48 media that I can indulge in (and barely understand), so it’s not going to be too painful of a wait. Anyways, I’d like to thank everyone for watching our releases. Your support is greatly appreciated. See you Next stage!
Calyrica (karaoke everything): Hello!~ Caly here. I guess lyger wants all of us to make our final impressions on AKB0048, so here’s mine!
The reason why I asked to join Evetaku for this show is because my best friend, Mayuyu (co-founder of Jinsei with me), is a huge AKB48 fan and had been looking forward to this anime for months. I didn’t really listen when he’d rant on about it, though, so I didn’t know what to expect. At first, I thought it was going to be a dramatic action-packed drama about liberating planets from the entertainment ban. While this has its moments in the show, it turned out to be much more character driven and focused on the successors finding their place in AKB, which was fun, too. I’m a sucker for music anime, and this definitely fits in my list! While I can’t say I’ve become a fan of AKB48 because of this – please learn to sing first, ladies – I have fallen completely in love with Takamina. Takaminaaaa~ <3
I had a lot of fun working on karaoke for this show! There were many insert songs, and I kind of lost track of what fonts and effects I used, so I hope I didn't bore you with my treatment of any of the songs. I had never heard any of them before the show, either, so I hope I didn't ruin any of your favourites! As the series went on, I grew more bold with my effects, so I hope I didn't kill your computers too badly. XD
I can't wait for the next season! I'll definitely be working on it, too! TO BE NEXT STAGE!
lunr (timer): At first, I wasn’t sure what was AKB0048 was going to be like. To be honest, I wasn’t interested with this at all in the beginning, but since we have taken up this project, might as well do it and finish it. For all I knew, we were doing this project because none of the other groups were picking it up. After the first episode of AKB0048… Oh man, I got converted instantly. The songs were really fun and addicting. Surely, I had to do more research about AKB48.
Sure, I knew the group’s name AKB48 and been to the official shop at Hong Kong but that was really it. I was never really into the idol stuff, maybe a couple of songs from Morning Musume and Idoling!; and a bit of iDOLM@STER (stopped at episode 16). It was off to YouTube to research about AKB48. After a few video clips from YouTube, I already fell in love with AKB48. Their songs, the personality of each girl, and their determination for the group really amazes me. My oshimen? It has to be Miichan. She’s so fun and funny. Her solos are really amazing!
Back to AKB0048, It’s really a great show and I’m glad that they announced a second season. Though, I do think the story is a bit generic but overall, a really fun show. I really had fun working on this project (timing, k-timing). On the other hand, I can’t wait to see what they do with second season. Can’t wait to see who’s the next Acchan! As part of the staff at EveTako, I thank all of the people who watched and supported our releases. See you Next stage! (Oh god, this is going be a meme or some sort)
Yumirose (QC/misc): When lyger first said that he was interested in doing a show called “AKB0048″, I stared at him through my computer monitor with solemn, doubting eyes. “Why the hell would lyger, a fine, respectful man, want to work on a show based off a Japanese idol group?” I shook my head in dismay. But, believing in the off-chance that the show could be good, I watched the first episode. And by god, it was good. Dare I say it, fun. Every episode was a joy to watch and work on, and I’m glad to see it getting a second season. Hope you all enjoyed the ride as much as I did. To be next stage!
Translator, typesetter: lygerzero0zero
Ktiming, kfx: Calyrica
QC: ClamXtX, Yumirose, lygerzero0zero
Distro: Botan. Puhi~