Because after two years of procrastination, I have finally achieved every possible ending in the Ar tonelico trilogy.
So yeah. Hi. How have all of you patient leechers been?
Hiroto Edit: wall of text after the jump.
First topic I want to discuss with all of you is Nisemonogatari. As you may have noticed, episode 9 is extremely late. “Why is episode 9 so late?” you may ask. My answer? “I don’t fucking know.” I finalized the script Wednesday night. Wednesday as in March 7th, by the way. I’ve been trying to contact Shini, as he’s the only person with permission to release on his server, but I’ve maybe heard all of two sentences from him since then. I’m sure he’s just busy, which isn’t entirely his fault, but it means that you guys have to wait longer for a release which has been ready for a week now. I’m really sorry.
That’s not all about Nisemonogatari. Our 10-bit encoder and sign translator are both gone for another week and a half. Shini can cover the encoding, but we’re thoroughly fucked without a sign translator. See, my sign translator has mentioned many times that a lot (read: all) of the signs are written using pre-WWII kanji, which is quite rare nowadays and much harder to recognize. As he has been successful in doing the signs for the past episodes, as project leader, I’d be much more comfortable with him continuing to work on the signs rather than to bring on someone else. (“But don’t you just use Crunchyroll’s scripts?” you might ask. That’s true; we do. However, they tend to miss quite a few signs. Oftentimes, the ones they do put in are during scenes where there are multiple signs on the screen and I need some help identifying where they go, as well. >_>)
I aim to finish this series and get the batch released before the next season starts. This is a hefty goal, especially with the setbacks listed above. However, I think we can manage this. Episode 9 is, like I said, ready to go. That leaves two episodes to do once our 10-bit encoder and sign translator get back. If we can manage it, it will be our first solo show that we’ve managed to complete during a season. (The only other show we’ve accomplished this on is Kamisama Dolls, which was a joint with Doki.)
Okay, I’ve ranted on Nisemonogatari. I feel a lot better now.
Next topic: Next season.
Once Nisemonogatari is finished, it’s all about the backlog. However, I doubt many of you actually care about the backlog anymore. So… We want to do another show! Many of us are in other groups, so this decision is rather difficult. We don’t want to compete with, well, ourselves, but we don’t know what the other groups are doing yet. So this is where you come in!
If you really want us to do a show, comment and tell us! If we find that another one of our groups is doing it, we’ll let you know. Otherwise, we’ll definitely take it into consideration.
Thanks to all of our leechers for your patience, and thanks for supporting us with Nisemonogatari!
Azure Edit: …That research paper didn’t type itself…