Category: News and Updates

>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

 

 



[News] Site update and Doujinshi solicitation (04-14-17)

DOUJINSHI LINKS RESTORED

Ugh, I’m very sorry for the months of not updating the dead links in the Library. The download links of our doujinshi translations should be okay now. As for the fansubs, we updated Sakura Trick TV. We’ll eventually update them including some of the music rips and add more links to releases I didn’t put in the Library.

Now to the meat of the post…

DOUJINSHI SOLICITATION (AGAIN) FOR ACQUIRING OG DOUJINS FOR PRESERVATION(?)

We got a good amount of donations since January, but it’s still not enough as you can see on the books I want to get. Another part of my intention is to get the best books, the best art books in the OG Aikatsu! era and preserve them through scanlation. Aikatsu Stars! doujinshi is making progress and will eventually replace OG Aikatsu!, so we’ll be seeing less and less OG content. Before that happens, yeah, I want to get this books and then move on.

HOW MUCH ARE WE ASKING?

$350 is the ideal amount to cover for the billing, proxy fee and shipping.

If you want to directly talk or negotiate with me about funding my never-ending hunt for Aikatsu doujins as a patron of sort, I can be reached over at our Discord server.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



[News] Back to your regularly scheduled programming

You know, I’m really not good at planning because things always, well, not end up going as planned. Or I’m just way too unlucky?

We, uh, planned to finish Sakura Trick volume 6, but the TL for the series has unofficially left the group. We have volume 6, chapter 5 almost ready, but without the TL’s approval and addressing a couple of issues, it will take a while for us to share it and any future translations. Basically we’re back to our usual pace and it sucks. We were supposed to move forward, dammit! ;_;

So what’s next? We’re going to find another TL if ever our current TL Lust Demon actually flown the coop, and that’s going to be difficult.

Currently we’re in doujin hoarding mode, but, yeah, as always, I’m too poor to buy these books and any donation is greatly appreciated.

RELATED LINKS

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— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs



News: Aikatsu!-only Event 13 this July 2017

Official event website

Yes, it’s that time again and I hope they’ll put out more Aikatsu Stars! doujins… along with more RanAo ones as well. RANAO-ONLY EVENT WHEN?!

Right! July is still far away, but so does the time it takes for us to get a good amount of donations. We need to make use of the time to advertise our solicitation request. Didn’t I mention this is another e-begging post?

So yeah, if you want to eventually read Aikatsu Stars! doujins, then we need your help because we’re LITERALLY the only group dedicated in translating doujins of this underrated idol anime. I mean, good luck finding raws in sadpanda that is not yuri.

tl;dr please donate any amount to help us buy more books.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs

P.S.

You can also follow me on Twitter @Lazy_Lily_SHiN for retweets of potential books to buy.



>mfw 32 Aikatsu! doujins translated so far

Out of the 82 translated doujins for Aikatsu! (some of which are just random shorts), we account around 32 doujins or 39-ish translations if we include random shorts we did and the official Secret Story series. Sooner or later we’ll reach over half and we may perhaps end up being the number one translation group for Aikatsu doujinshi translations.

And this was possible, as corny as it may sound, because of the many supporters who donated money to buy doujins. Seriously, you will never find the majority of these doujins in sadpanda. That I fucking guarantee. Keep on supporting, everyone!

I literally made this post because I just got my internet back and I wanted to post an Aoi pic so very badly.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs