Now that I have your attention, we’ve got a variety of news regarding various AKB things, including the BDs, batches, and some other things.
The video above is a short snippet of an episode of AKBingo that I, out of boredom, decided to sub. Why? I found it funny. Maybe I’ll do more of these short videos in the future. Typesetting them is a slight pain, though.
Anyway, on to the real news. First off, BDs. dae and fara are working on the final typesets for the videos. After they finish, everything’s done, so in theory we should be set for a release on Saturday. However, we’ll also be waiting for Botan|US (one of the XDCC/seeding servers) to come back online before we release, for increased initial seeding (and because lyger doesn’t want to upload all 8 gigabytes AGAIN). Nobody wants to get horrible speeds on a BD release.
BD Vol. 2 is out today, so we’ll get to working on that sooner or later. To my knowledge, there aren’t as many special inclusions outside of the enhanced Episodes 2 + 3, so hopefully the turn-around time on that isn’t as bad as Vol. 1.
TV Batch. In addition to our BD releases, we should have a TV batch of AKB0048 out sometime next week. Less effort will be exerted into the batch compared to the BD releases, considering that the BDs have new content that require more attention. However, we will fix up typos, consistency errors, etc. for the TV batch, to provide a complete viewing experience.
Translator’s Notes. Similar to the Inu x Boku SS notes that lyger wrote up, lyger is planning on creating an AKB0048 translator’s notes/in-review post regarding the series. Regarding when it’ll be finished: “no ETA. It’ll take me a bit of time to put together. Whenever I have a few hours free to just sit and ramble.”
Also, one more thing:
We’ll be working on this alongside the AKB BDs. I’ve already scanned Vol. 1, and lyger has a paper copy to save his eyes. Might take us a while for each chapter, though, considering they’re around 50-60 pages long each.
All in all, there’s still a wide variety of AKB(00)48 content waiting to be served. Look forward!
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