Tamayura ~graduation photo~ Part 1


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
Editor: the1
Typesetters: fara_ujde, lyger
Kfx: lyger
Encoder: skullking123
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.

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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.

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That’s my sister and I in the last picture. Faces censored for privacy, not that you could see them from that angle anyway.

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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.

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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-

26 thoughts on “Tamayura ~graduation photo~ Part 1

  1. Cloah

    *chokes back tears of happinesx*

    Thank you sooooo much Lyger!

    I adore this series and have really appreciated your work on it…it is so nice to see you working on the movies!

    Thank you for bringing yet another piece of the beautiful and moving world that is Tamayura. :)

  2. Cezar

    Incredible. Can’t wait to watch it. And, just for my autism, do you plan on releasing a 1080p version ?

    1. lygerzero0zero Post author

      No 1080, as according to skullking, 1080 was not the resolution the movie was mastered in so it wouldn’t make a difference.

    2. the1

      There will be no 1080p version because the movie was mastered in 720p (according to skullking123).

  3. skylion

    I’ll take lyger-rust over other’s sterling-chrome any time. Thank you for the release. I cannot wait to watch it.

  4. Patrique

    Wow, this is great! I have been looking forward to seeing this movie.

    I have been in Takehara and Onomichi a few times myself. I also visited Oshima with all those rabbits, and got bitten really badly. I didn’t know rabbits could be so carnivorous!

    By the way, you CAN buy rabbit food on the island. The hotel sells pellets, and the rabbits really love those quite a bit.

    I also went up that hill that oversees the sea, where Fuu has that talk with her mother, It’s a lovely place, for sure.

    I tried to climb the Ishizuchi chain mountain last time I was in Takehara, but since I had already hurt my shoulder by then I couldn’t make it to the top. Maybe next time!

    1. lygerzero0zero Post author

      Really? That may have changed recently, as I asked an employee at the hotel/restaurant area and he straight-up said they didn’t sell it. It looked like most people had brought stuff; we had to scrounge up the bits of lettuce that other people dropped. Surprised you got bitten. They were all pretty well behaved around us, but then again, we didn’t wander too far from the main building.

      Didn’t get a chance to go up to the observation platform, which is a shame. This was part of a family vacation I’d planned, so we had a bit of a tight schedule. If it had been just me and a friend or something, I definitely would have lingered longer in each place. As is, we only had two hours on the island. Ah well.

      I really wish my work schedule would allow me to go to Takehara for some of the festivals and events depicted in the show, but alas, I don’t think my holidays ever line up that well. Maybe I’ll take a closer look at this year’s event schedule and see if I can make something happen.

  5. EinsamerWanderer

    Thank you so much! It has not been a great day today, and tomorrow’s not looking promising either, so this should really help smooth things out when I get a chance to watch it.

  6. Raz

    This is great! Thanks a bunch!

    It doesn’t matter if it takes a while. The fact that you’re doing it is really appreciated.

    I’d like to visit Takehara one day. It looks like a really nice place.

    Oh & i’ve suspected that they use painted over photo’s in the series too. To good effect too! I like how real photo’s are used in Hidamari Sketch as well.

    Now to work out if the setting of Non Non Biyori is a real place… :-) Any ideas anyone?

  7. Sgtefgv

    I just saw you guys translated this and thank you so much. I am really looking forward to watching it.

  8. Bakayaro

    Thanks very much for this. Will you be releasing the blu-rays for More Aggresive as well?

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