So that took forever. Turns out I’m really rusty at the whole fansubbing thing after not doing it for a year or so.
Joint with Nishishi, as usual.
Translator, QC: lyger
Typesetters: fara_ujde, lyger
Bought the actual Blu-ray: lyger
A few place names have been changed from what we used in the TV series to reflect actual map and road sign names. The translations used on maps and road signs and the like tend to be repetitive. For example, you’ll see “Kiyomizudera Temple” even though the “dera” part means “temple” already. Same goes for the names of islands— “Mukaishima Island” is technically “Mukai Island Island”. Of course, the problem is those awkward cases like Oshima, where the translation would be what? “O Island”? So I went with the style that is, at least to some extent, standard.
I didn’t get to go back to Takehara this year, though I was down in Hiroshima and spent a few days in Onomichi, which is a really lovely town. It’s featured a few times in Tamayura, as well.
And I didn’t see a single one! Not a live one, at least. There were plenty of statues and decorations. Maybe if the weather had been nicer or we’d explored more of the back alleys.
I was actually able to climb up the Ishizuchi chain mountain that appears twice in the anime. It was a tad rainy that day, so the rocks were a bit slick. Honestly, I’m pretty sure you could die on that thing, but we made it out fine.
That’s my sister and I in the last picture. Faces censored for privacy, not that you could see them from that angle anyway.
First shot is my own, second shot is from the season 2 OVA… which I’m pretty sure just used a filtered and painted-over photograph for that scene. I rather like how the stone looks in mine, damp from the rain.
Also stopped by Okunoshima. Yes, it’s really that full of rabbits. Maybe a third to half of them will actually hold still while you pet them; they’re not tame, but they’re not exactly 100% wild, either. There was one absolutely beautiful young black one that was perfectly docile, and its fur was unbelievably soft. Definitely worth a stop for a healthy dose of cute. A note to potential visitors: they don’t sell rabbit food on the island. Bring your own pet store rabbit pellets or just some lettuce. As the warning signs posted everywhere say, don’t feed the bunnies human food. It’s bad for them.
To end off, a note from editor and photography expert the1:
“I want to mention that the “Tamayura” is a halation effect. Its caused by shooting into bright light using film that doesn’t have an anti-halation layer on it. A poorly coated lens/lens that doesn’t have any coating might add to the severity of the halation effect, but its mainly the type of film that causes it.”
That’s it! See you for Part 2: -Reverberation-