Today I had the opportunity to watch an American amateur J-pop idol group perform “Aitakatta” on the front steps of my university’s library. I feel like that event was somehow symbolic.
So AKB0048 finally ends! Here’s some final words from the staff:
lyger (translator, typesetter, QC) – Well, where do I even start? A project that began as a whim ended up becoming some of the most fun I’ve ever had both working on and watching an anime. I can’t say the experience turned me into an AKB48 fan, but I’ve definitely come to understand and appreciate the group, and a decent amount of new songs have found their way into my library. There were lots of fun translation challenges to deal with, as well as some infrequent but hellish typesetting to handle (on this front, I had occasional help from dae and fara). All in all, I had a great time, and I hope all you viewers enjoyed as well.
Calyrica (kfx, ktimer, backup timer) – ANIME OF THE YEAR RIGHT HERE JUST WATCH IT OMG ALL MY FEELS!
lunr (timer) –
nagisa best character. Man, it sure has been an adventure, the last 2 seasons. AKB0048 is a great anime, there are some plot holes here and there but surely, it’s all about the music. Ever since S1, AKB has really been a part of my daily life, from buying their CD’s and merchandise to listening AKB music during my travels. Since S1, I have accumulated over 20+ AKB CD’s and I even participated in a few AKB events as well. I feel sad that the anime is already ending, there are still some questions unanswered but I am hoping there will be some sort of OVA or movie along the lines (Let’s just hope Kuumin, Shawako and Nakayan comes back). Overall, I had great fun working on AKB, I’m glad that we choose this as a project. Thank you to all the people who supported and watched our releases.
Jeffrey-sama (editor) – Going into AKB0048, I expected it to be yet another idol show (like THE iDOLM@STER) which I would come to enjoy without really getting into the fandom. Midway through the first season, I realized I was wrong. Thanks to another season of 0048, my interest in and appreciation for the idol group that is AKB48 has increased even further. And although I’m not a hardcore wota, I can see myself supporting the group for the months, and possibly even years, to come. Overall, AKB0048 was an extremely enjoyable show to work on, and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for supporting our work throughout the season. Thanks for flying EveTaku and we hope to see you again! Also, Mayuyu <3
[others coming eventually]
Oh yeah, volume 5 of S1 Blu-rays is happening. The main thing left to do is the special feature, which usually takes a while. The episodes are mostly done and typesets updated and whatnot.
Anyway, you don’t want to hear me ramble, you want the episode. So scroll on down.
Translator, typesetter, QC: lygerzero0zero
Kfx, ktiming: Calyrica