There were some delays (it was slow as hell to upload 16 GB worth of data to the cleaner with a 85 KB/s upload speed), but I, Santa SHiN, will deliver my gift to everyone, no matter what! And… I did! Hence why I made this post!
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STARS by Chika of Orange Pop is focused on the characters in OG Aikatsu! Season 1, so there are no Dream Academy girls here. I had this book for quite a while and I held off scanning this because my old scanner wasn’t too good at scanning photos, and I thought no one really wanted art books more than doujinshi translations. Why now? Well, because, if 2018 is what I’m expecting, we’ll be focusing on art books than doujinshi translations. Gotta start somewhere.
I guess that’s it. Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you enjoy my little present for you, fellow Aikatsu! fans and supporters of Lazy Lily Fansubs!
We took extra care preparing these art book scans, and dare I say this is the most polished art book project Lazy Lily Fansubs did. And in fact, this is one of the first art book scans that used processes that may very well be the future of scanlations. Think of it as the 8-bit to 10-bit depth video encoding jump in fansubbing. We don’t want to bore you with the technicalities, and quite frankly the average anime fan will not notice, but basically the art book was scanned in 1200dpi, 48-bit RGB, then processed in Photoshop using a blended anisotropic diffusion method. What this mean in the layman is the resulting scans look very closely like their digital counterparts.
The drawback? HUGE file sizes. But don’t worry, Santa SHiN has provided a compact version of the art book. Oh and if the 10-bit version looked washed out in Windows Photo Viewer, we suggest you use a more robust photo viewer like the IrfanView.
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