First thing’s first: AKB Blu-rays are getting done. Which I can announce as of today because hellborn, our encoder, has just returned from a month-long vacation + 1 week (due to unforeseen circumstances at work, apparently). We’re a bit behind, (as in nothing has been done on volume 2) but with our encoder back, we can finally start making progress again.
As for next season…
Sword Art Online is officially moving from NyanTaku to EveTaku. At the start of the season I refused to do SAO because of the simulcast, but Rekyu gathered a bunch of mostly EveTaku staff and did it anyway. Since it was basically an EveTaku project already, he asked me if we could just switch the tag mid-season, and I agreed. There will be a few changes, hopefully for the better. I’ll be taking over as project lead and have a more active role in the process, meaning stricter QC, more slavedriving, and hopefully faster releases.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (above image) will be escro’s project. He wants to do it regardless of simulcast, and at this point, I’m cool with that.
Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World) will be my project (with puddi’s assistance) if it’s not simulcast. Considering I have Physics GREs and grad school apps and a 21-credit course load, it will be relatively easy to convince me not to do this project either due to simulcast or another group I trust picking it up. That said, if I’m going to do it, I will do it. Of course we’ll continue with Kyouso Giga as new episodes come out.
Chitose Get You! will be puddi’s project. Forever and ever and ever and ever. And ever.
Oh yeah, and I did these Joshiraku videos recently just for fun.