Category: News and Updates

[News] In light of the shenanigans at Dynasty Scans

According to recent statistics coming out of my ass that is scientifically approved and FDA approved, 99% of our doujin and manga followers read our stuff by downloading them directly from this website. So chances of them caring what’s going on with Lazy Lily and Dynasty Scans is close to nil, but to the rest who do read our stuff from online readers like Dynasty Scans, there is some unfortunately bad news. Due to a recent confrontation with the moderation team of Dynasty Scans, Lazy Lily Fansubs is pulling her translations out in protest.

As of this writing, our Aikatsu-related translations and Sakura Trick translations are still in Dynasty Scans, but the Dynasty team is committed on removing them as soon as humanly possible.

So what happened?



10 Years of Lazy Lily Fansubs

Art by mykoa

Wew, 10 years! 10 years of fansubbing. 10 years of… basically sitting in front of my computer doing weeb stuff instead of going outside engaging in social rituals like talking to other human beings and “hanging out” with said human beings. …Worth it!

Yes, that’s right, your favorite (also despised) faceless anonymous internet idiot and shitposter SHiN is 10 years in the fansubbing biz. Yay!

Actually, there’s really nothing much else to say, unless you want another long posts like this one. We may not be the most popular or influential fansub group, but we’re proud we were able to provide translations of shows, manga and doujin translations to a lot of anime fans. I’m happy we’re still around translating the stuff we love despite so many hardships. Yeah, there were a lot of ups and downs, I disappointed a lot of people, and staff members leaving me because of my leadership, but we will still press onward and deal with any new problems along the way.

But, if anything, I’d want to open up a bit to other groups for the next 10 years. Who knows, more connections means more people helping me and Lazy Lily Fansubs in the future.

To everyone who supported Lazy Lily: I thank you for all of the things you’ve contributed to the group. And I apologize to everyone who were disappointed in me. Here’s hoping you guys will continue to support me, and Lazy Lily Fansubs in the next 10 years.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



We got this, Fam

Pulled a few strings, threatened a lot of people at gunpoint, sipped some tea and confessed to Aoi again. Give us 1-2 days tops to prepare everything.

— SHiN



[News] What’s in the box?

A box of goodies arrived and let’s see what’s inside and woe at the fact these will never be scanned and translated.

Unless of course you’re going to help us in the translation department *wink* *wink*



>tfw fully ripped volume 6

Just ripped and scanned the last chapter of Sakura Trick volume 6. After a couple of weeks of fixing the scans, volume 6, chapter 10 will be ready for typesetting. So…

Any bored translators around? We’re still looking for some for Sakura Trick (and Aikatsu!).

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



[News] Discord Activities!

Just in case you missed that link on the sticky (and I’m not making this post as an excuse to show off this picture), Lazy Lily Fansubs has a Discord server. If you wanna join use and talk about our projects (especially this collection), anime, video games and Aikatsu!, please feel free to drop by.

So yeah, see ya there!

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs

P.S.

You need to verify your email address before you jump in. It’s for spam protection.



CDs or no CDs? That is the question.

Aoi is mai wai—favorite idol!

We‘re reaching/reached our donation goal and I’m happy folks are donating for the upcoming event this July. Once we get the 60 bucks, we’ll start buying them books as soon as they’re available and while I’m at it, I may get this and this. Now what are these? If you haven’t played the mobile game Aikatsu! Photo on Stage!! (Photokatsu), these books, titled the Aikatsu! Photo on Stage!! Illustration Collection, contain all of the current cards featured in the game. If you don’t want to play the game, then you can just get these instead. And yeah, we’ll scan them once we have them.

With all that said though… I’m in a bind here.

As you may have already know, we’re currently the main providers of Aikatsu! music rips. We didn’t provide every CD but this is one of the things that we’re proud of. I could provide every rip of OG Aikatsu! if I’m given the chance, and that chance is coming in the form of Aikatsu! Complete CD-Box. This collection contains all of the songs, soundtrack(?) of OG Aikatsu!, and from what I’ve read, it also contains alternate versions of songs like Eien no Tomoshibi Akari version, or maybe prism spiral with more pronounced clapping sounds. A part of me wants to get this collection, rip them to FLAC and share them, but the problem is the collection costs around 300+ USD. Yeouch!

EDIT: Price went up to almost 400 USD. Amazon.co.jp link here.

Sure, apart from the alternate versions of songs, you can get the rest of the songs by downloading any of those batch torrents, but I want to go a step further by providing high resolution scans of the covers and other stuff like booklets and a lyrics book, if ever. But ultimately the reason I want to have this collection because I want to be the number 1 when it comes to Aikatsu! music sharing. It’ll be a major accomplishment for me as a provider.

If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Use the current donations to buy the art books and doujins, so you’ll see more translations? Or use the current donations to buy this massive music collection, rip them and share them to the fans?

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



My noggin is no longer joggin’

Contrary to popular belief, I, SHiN, is not, well, popular amongst the fan translation community. Now why is that? There are many reasons like I don’t hang out in IRC anymore, I don’t browse /a/ anymore, I don’t post in forums anymore, and since I don’t do fansubs anymore, my peers doesn’t know I exist. The fix is actually easy: Interact with the community again. Unfortunately I barely have free time to check a ton of places at once, and sometimes my brain fries because of information overload. Without community activity (with a dab of notoriety), it’s hard to reach out for help. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made a lot of friends in the past 10 years and helped me a lot with my projects. Sadly, everything’s not forever and my friends either moved on to do something with their time or they retired.

My question is, how do I find more people to help me out with Sakura Trick and Aikatsu! yuri doujinshi translations? And what do you think of the idea we pay a translator a fee for translating our stuff?

What I’m doing currently is to put help wanted ads in every releases we produce to catch the interests of a passing translator. The problem of this is we currently don’t have a translator to make new translations and slip in our help wanted ads. Basically no translation to share = less likely for people to know we’re out there looking for help.

Pay for translations? I’m okay with that, but… Call me a Negative Nelly, but it’s hard to find someone who is willing to work for a fee and at the same time has genuine interests in translating anime. A few years ago I hired a translator to TLC an anime episode and he asked 30 bucks for the fee. He certainly did his job, but the translations were lifeless and I ended up redoing the episode with a more lively script.

I really don’t know what to do at the moment, so I’m asking you guys for some advice, or point me in the right direction.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



New batch of Aikatsu! doujinshi has arrived!

Third doujin here.

Pardon the over-saturated colors. These were hastily scanned.

Right! We got ourselves another batch of doujinshi with MadoRin having the most books with some Aikatsu Stars! in the mix. Why are there only a few Stars doujins? Aikatsu Stars! is still fairly new and a lot of people still love the OG cast. However, things are changing and we’ll be expecting more and more Aikatsu Stars!-related doujinshi in the upcoming Aikatsu!-only Event 13 this July. We have almost reached our target budget and I thank you to all the folks who donated so far.

The books you see here aren’t exactly with me and I will eventually get them once I’ve taken care of some late fees.

Want to see what’s inside the books we own? Get a translator to join our ranks. No, seriously. ;_;

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



[News] Site Update (05-23-17)

News, news, news! And sadly they’re all bad news. Let’s start with the obvious $10 news and then to the biggest headline.

DONATIONS

Yes, so far I only received 10 bucks and the 13th Aikatsu!-only Event is very fast approaching. This event is going to be big because we’ll see more Aikatsu Stars!-centric books coming and there are hints of the third book of that certain RanAo trilogy will show up. And maybe we’ll finally buy some lewd RanYuri books. FYI: I don’t think we have a lewd RanYuri book in our collection.

Basically please help us out by donating an amount! ;_;7

WE NEED A TRANSLATOR

I can technically translate, but I let the TLC’er fix my mistakes. This is why we still manage to release Aikatsu! doujins despite having no real translator. Now that the TLC’er is moving on, I now have no one to check my work and in turn we can’t get anything done. We may, for the first time ever, put our doujinshi translation on hold.

…and this is something I’m not going to eventually accept. More or less we were consistent in delivering doujins at least one book per month for the past 2.5 years (yes, it’s been that long) and breaking that chain is very painful and damaging to my goals to become the number one source of Aikatsu! doujinshi translations. I want to continue, but after all the efforts that we have made, the real world just spat on my face laughing saying things will rarely go your way. This is also the reason why I failed to get the new PR Aoi card after 6 rolls. ;_;

If you’re interested in helping me with the TLC or do the translations yourself and translate Sakura Trick on the side, please, please send me an email.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs