Aikatsu Stars! Episode 34 Review: Ganguro Fashionistas

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I notice Ako hangs around with Mahiru quite often and I think that’s a good thing and I hope they keep it up because a stand-up comedy duo gig isn’t so bad, and Ako’s reactions to things are kinda cute. Heh, I’m softening up to Ako now.

Drama-free Aikatsu episodes are the best episodes and that is a straight up fact. Drama is nice but if drama happened because people were dumb, then it’s not fun to watch. One of the best examples of drama-free episodes is episode 34 focusing more on Mahiru (again).

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Aikatsu Stars! Episode 33 Review: A helpful tip

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“Literally who?”

Okay, I lied, I’m browsing 4chan, but it’s a fact I stopped browsing /a/. The last time I actually posted was around Nachuyachumi+2 and when I tried to stay longer, they told me to fuck off in the end. I wasn’t really bummed or anything because I had no reason to post after we’re done with the OVA and specials. Hey, at least it’s nice an Anon actually named their newborn kitten “Lazy Lily.”

The only boards I frequently visit are /u/, /v/ and /pol/ (for Trumpman, and Duterte threads), and that’s it. Why am I bringing this up? I left /a/ for almost two years (not sure, I actually lost count) now and I stopped giving a shit, and yet, as evidenced in a recent post in /u/, I’m still not “Literally who” status and it suggests I’m somehow still relevant in their hugbox I was never part of since day one. I stopped giving a shit a long time ago, scumfucks. Show some courtesy and do the same.

Now where was I? Yes, the review.

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Aikatsu Stars! Episodes 29-32 Review Marathon

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If you see me do a review marathon, chances are I was busy doing something else. Last week-ish we translated a doujin that is perfect for Halloween, and since it was a Yurika and Seira event in Photokatsu, the douijn we translated was a RanYuri book.

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Give it a read, if you’re curious. And yes, we have the final chapter of the doujin. We just need to, you know, translate it. Or would you prefer some KaeYuri?

Anyway…

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Have I finally found it? The place where I /sorta/ belong?

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It’s a busy month so I wasn’t able to write episode reviews and to show that I’m still alive (assuming you only check my activity here), here’s a picture of my desktop without the lights. Comfy af, if you ask me.

#MAGA — Make Aoi Great Always

Anyway, if you were following me for your schadenfreude, then this post will make you laugh at me. I’m not saying I’m truly pathetic… It’s just people find amusement in my sufferings.

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Aikatsu Stars! Episode 27 Review: An Open Door

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I had trouble understanding 60% of the dialogue, but I think I got the general gist of the story. Yeah, I’m still not good at understanding Japanese, but hey, watching anime raw and translating doujinshi is a way for me to learn. Am I getting good at it? I dunno. I mean, I can understand most of the dialogue, but I stumble when a character uses archaic words or words not commonly used.

Thankfully the visual and audio cues gave me the needed context. Most of the time.

With that said, my review may end up being short, and, uh…

Also see: SHiN @ Discord-katsu!

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The harem anime genre and horrible male characters

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We released the BD version of the Juuden-chan specials, and I was reminded how great this anime was.

I literally (or figuratively) grew up with anime. My first recorded memory was me getting up on a warm afternoon, ran to the next room, grabbed a chair, reached for the TV, turned on the knob to channel 12 and saw the opening sequence of Voltes V. It’s kinda amusing to think my first ever memory was me getting up just in time for some super robot anime.

Throughout my childhood, I was watching shounen and mecha anime all the time and I never saw slice of life anime or even harem anime when I was younger. I tend to favor mecha anime more because I love science fiction as a kid and funnily enough, it was mecha that introduced me to romance anime in the form of Vision of Escaflowne, an anime I consider my favorite of all time.

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There were romance-themed anime like Sailor Moon, Fushigi Yuugi, etc., but I didn’t like the stories. It was Vision of Escaflowne that got me interested in romance. Van Fanel was a great guy with a troubled past and carrying the burden of his fallen kingdom Fanelia, but I know he deserves the heroine Kanzaki Hitomi. I was actually an Allen Schezar x Hitomi fan and I was all giddy when the two kissed, but in the end, Allen considered Hitomi as a younger sister, so… I gave up.

Once I got older and got exposed to nudity thanks to Project A-ko, and had access to bittorrent and internet, I had the freedom to watch anime whenever I want. I was young back then and to satisfy my sexual urges as a youth, I watched anime catered to those needs. Here comes the harem genre.

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SHiN @ Discord-katsu!

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There is a 99.99999% chance some of you don’t know who I am and what I generally do. Well, I’m no e-celeb, but, uh, I dunno, after translating a handful of doujins and anime, Lazy Lily and meself should be recognizable… That’s assuming you read our stuff past the doujin cover.

But, whatever! If you hate my opinions and think I’m a delusional twat, or like me for sexual or asexual reasons, or want to talk random stuff like anime and video games in real time, I created a Discord server for that.

I once said that I abandoned/threw away my past self and wanted start all over again, so I thought doing this is the most logical next step. So yeah!

Chat with us @ https://discord.gg/uwzwR9U

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs

Macross Delta: Polygonal Love

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This is not an actual review. I’m gonna share my thoughts after watching Macross Delta not too recently ago.

I watched Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Macross Plus, Macross Zero, Macross Frontier and Macross Delta, so you could say I’m a fan of the series. I did try watching Macross 7 once, but I stopped after the anime starts recycling scenes from the very first episode. I mean, what? Gundam Wing didn’t do that, so I doubted the quality of Macross 7.

Anyway, I’m here to talk about the romance side of the series, my favorite part of the show… aside from the mechs.

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Aikatsu Stars! Episode 26 Review: New and Improved?

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Aikatsu Stars! tried a lot of things to make them stand out like putting male idols, more drama, dubstep music, and so on. Something tells me these changes were also a part of an experiment to see how the fans adapt. It turns out some of them were bad ideas and will probably be scrapped.

There were couple of instances of this happening in OG Aikatsu! like the friendship “will be put to the test” thing mentioned by Aoi, Orihime and Ran. What happened to it? Scrapped in favor of a more wholesome and drama-free approach. Dream Academy was supposed to be a rival school and in the end the school became buddy-buddies with Starlight. Maybe because they don’t want the fans avoiding buying the DreAca cards, or something.

We’re now at the 2nd half of the series and we get to see the new OP and ED themes. The changes are too early to tell, but judging by the OP and ED, Aikatsu Stars! is bringing back some elements from OG Aikatsu!.

That’s what I think at least. On to the review.

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