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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – 11

Why do I feel so empty?

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There was a time when I had a bad case of eighth-grade syndrome. I spent my days absorbed in the Key of Solomon, the works of Aleister Crowley, Satanism, and a plethora of other things, but primarily with Norse mythology. I believed in magic and the occult. I was that kid.
No one understood me. I was different. I was special.
I stopped believing that long ago. I’m part of working society now. My soul has been broken, ground, and tamed so completely. I’m one of the people I once spoke of with scorn. Unfortunate, yes, but alas, this is the course for us all.
Why do I feel so empty?
Joint with rori Subs.

Sword Art Online – 23

Dem virtual eyes

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Joint with GotWoot Fansubs.
Here you go. Not much I can say without spoiling the episode, considering where the series left off last week. Picking a release pic was tough too, but at least you can’t really speculate too much off of this one.

Little Bibliophiles! – 10

This would have been a deeply significant seagull shot if Moshi wrote the post.

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And now, we enter into the deeply philosophical section of our delightful anime. Deeply significant seagull shots may abound, but so long as I write the posts, the release images will be of young girls. I have a preference for my own species.

Thought wanders forth afar,
Yet cannot pass the viewless bar,
And of that place can nothing guess,
But something like an awful sleep,
A something deep,
And shadowlike, yet shadowless.
Like Day, ‘neath some still fountain seen,
With a white moon and cloudy sheen,
Unreal, yet like all we see,
In shadowlike immensity.
Yet, doubtless, ye more real are than we,
Partaking nought of shadow or of gloom;
To be with Christ, and be at home,
While here as in a dream we roam.

From the New World – 11

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The plot thickens every week. Great stuff.
The encoder’s not feeling too well this week, hence the slight delay. We know that a few signs at 15:50-16:10 in the video are missing, but the typesetter had already gone to bed during QC and it’s obvious what the sign says. They’ll be typesetted for the batch and the Bluray releases, of course.
Please enjoy this week’s Shinsekai Yori!
EDIT: Somehow managed to mux the wrong script, sorry about that. Please redownload the v2 release or use the patch linked above to fix the v1.

From The New World BD – Vol. 1 (01)

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Ok so this volume only contained the first episode, the following 8 volumes will have 3 episodes each. Also we are doing BDs for this show because we actually like it and don’t mind working on it again unlike most shows.
First thing’s first though, to answer a few questions.
A: Simple answer really, Blu-rays recommended bitrate for video (around 40-42mbps) allows for quite decent encoding quality and also gives the authorer some overhead to play with to produce a nicer quality home video release. This means that things like banding, blocking, etc can be managed much better than in the DVD days. With the advent of like 4 times the bitrate of DVD video and a much more efficent codec (H.264 vs MPEG2 in all its badness), we are seeing a lot more being done to produce nicer looking retail releases. Basically for Anime this typically means the use of Digital Grain in various forms, along with fancy dithering algorithms, etc. A lot of the time, a more static approach to grain is taken which compresses a lot better, and some times looks better without it there anyway. What has been be done for this series was a more similar approach that’s done for live action films and media, basically really soft non-obtrusive highly dynamic Digital Grain. Being so dynamic and unpredictable it requires heavy bitrate overhead because it can’t be referenced a lot of the time and requires coding of many more blocks than otherwise would be used. Now you could remove it, but removing it looks even worse because then there is lolbanding and the backgrounds don’t take well to much debanding, and you basically get the TV broadcasts that have so much background detail missing or wiped out.
A: This volume only has 1 episode, and the next one till the end will have 3 each.
If you don’t care about grain or background details, please just keep your tv encodes and don’t complain about the size. If 1080p is a little too big, get the 720p version, for which just the processing of resizing has naturally removed grain that was no longer needed at that reduction of pixels.
If you want to complain about size just because you are a faggot and think you can change the world with your naivety please do it elsewhere, lest we tell you how stupid you sound doing so.
The tl;dr is I tried taking a few different approaches and the one where keeping the more useful areas of the dynamic grain pretty close as I could turned out the nicest looking results. Static grain just made everything look cloudy, and debanding/removing the grain just made stuff look much closer to the TV broadcasts. Just remember that nobody is holding a gun to your head telling you to download something. Download it if it meets your needs otherwise just don’t.
I won’t keep filling this post up, but let me just say that other than some bit starvation related blocking that is a result of the dynamic grain effect that chewed up more bitrate at times than they could sustain even with 40mbps, these blu-rays seem to be a quite nice example of how HD content should be handled. They aren’t perfect, but overall this episode was fairly consistent and they handled most things pretty well.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – 10

Svipdag am I.

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“Svipdag am I, and Solbjart’s son;
Thence came I by wind-cold ways;
With the words of Urth shall no man war,
Though unearned her gifts be given.”
Joined are we in Bilskirnir by fair maidens.

Little Jellies! – 09

My dinner.

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My dinner today will probably be jelly. But not strictly due to a craving. I’m sick.
While working this episode:
Fever: 39 C
Vomits: 7 times
That brings my statistics for today to:
Fever (peak): 39 C
Vomits (total): 11 times
If you don’t mind, I think I’ll go to the hospital now.

Sword Art Online – 22

Somebody’s pissed.

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Joint with GotWoot Fansubs.
This episode had lots of action (and therefore relatively fewer lines), so I minded it less enjoyed subbing it. Hopefully you guys enjoy watching it too.
In all seriousness, though, it’s not a bad episode at all.

From the New World – 10

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Lightning fast release this week! You can thank the crazy efficient team on the show… and the alcohol and nicotine in my body for depriving me of my good night’s rest.
It was totally worth it though. I’m still breathless from the sheer impact of this episode.
And here’s a few words from fnord.
This was my favorite episode so far. About one minute into it, I realized I’d seen this art style and direction before. Characters looking quizzically, strange angles, weird backgrounds.
It reminded me of Casshern Sins far more than could be attributed to chance, and aye, the episode was directed by Casshern’s director. I adore this surreal beauty; Casshern may just be my
favorite show just as this is my favorite episode in this show. If you like this episode, I recommend you watch Casshern Sins.

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – 09

Fling back the gates! make the gateway wide!

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“Fling back the gates! make the gateway wide!
Here mayst thou Svipdag see!
Hence get thee to find if gladness soon
Mengloth to me will give.”
Joined are we in Bilskirnir by fair maidens.