There is in all things a pattern that is part of our universe. It has symmetry, elegance, and grace - those qualities you find always in that which the true artist captures. You can find it in the turning of the seasons, in the way sand trails along a ridge, in the branch clusters of the creosote bush or the pattern of its leaves. We try to copy these patterns in our lives and our society, seeking the rhythms, the dances, the forms that comfort. Yet, it is possible to see peril in the finding of ultimate perfection. It is clear that the ultimate pattern contains it own fixity. In such perfection, all things move toward
/ai/ - Idle Activities.
A not altogether unexpected conclusion to the Winter Grand Prix. Seeing the effort team do their Prikatsu was heartwarming, especially in comparison to the nonsense that was Hibiki's training regimen.
Being witches was a silly idea, but I at least would have liked to see them with a proper performance. And then the Genius team was just all over the place, even with the theme of classical movies it felt like five different songs put together. It actually reminds me of Falulu stealing everyone's Making Dramas and winning everyone over in season 1. Let's see what Hibiki will do now that she's stolen the Meganiis.
Also this was just extra confirmation that Mirei was the real leader of her team and the one standing opposite Hibiki's ideals. In an attack seemingly directed against her, Pripara is now Cele[b]para, literally removing the "pri" from the world. I wouldn't be surprised if gobi were banned from Celepara from now on.
I claim this thread in the name of Hinaki and her glorious forehead. Please refrain from stinking up the thread with stinky dead abominations.
I want to fuck Lala.
Happy Birthday best girl. I want to give her my love juice.
I can't argue with that.
I want to defend Sumire against all these accusations, but I can't find any evidence. You could replace her with the lowest of all sidles and there would be no noticeable change in the show.
does anyone else play a game where if you figure out that it's an aikatsu thread before you finish reading the nonsense in the op you win but if you get to the spoiler you lose? seriously though why can't you autists make threads like normal people?
Blue is a catchphrase factory whose only gimmick is being the self insert for the gross Otaku.
Violet is beautiful, but that's about all she's got going for her.
Careful what you say, she might bite you.
Blog Incoming. After finishing some stuff I was watching, I started Aikatsu!, thanks to those who convinced me on /wsr/.
I'm going to post a few pics.
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>/ai/ - Idle Activities [insert show joke/meme]
>Idle Activities - [number]
>Idle Activities in the front page
>eternal /ai/ thread: [meme] edition
no, we are not boring
>Captain America being anyone but Kaede
>Thor being anyone but Ichigo and her axe
Behead he who does not like menes.
I just started this show and it took me literally 2 seconds to find this thread.
>The CG starts off pretty bad but fairly quickly becomes alright.
It's like they hired Tim Burton and made him help with MMD,
the song isn't bad tho.
The CG gets almost indistinguishable from the animation in some performances starting in S3.
Welcome to the spiral.
Reactions are amazing on this show
That was only for the first cour or so.
Sumire is too subtle for you
I'm only partially joking. I like how even now, she very strongly keeps true to her silent but involved character. Interestingly, she's really serious about running places. Two episodes ago she sprinted to her DanDiva performance, and the preview for next episode shows her doing the same thing again. She's so passionate.
Will 2016 be a year of shopping witch hats on little girls?
I really like Aoi thus far, good wits and a lovely face.
No arguing that
She could use a bit more exposure and more episodes that don't involve her being a passive player in events happening around her
(I'm talking about the bullying episode).
Try not to love her too much, she tends to drive people to do wild and embarrassing things.
You can do it Ichigo!
Man this pair is great, finished ep2 and looks pretty solid.
don't want to samefag too much, be back in a few hours, thanks for all /ai/
Aoi was kind of a dick in the earlier episodes.
Back then the show gave off this kind of vibe that she and Ichigo would become bitter rivals in the future. She seemed ready to betray her at the first opportunity.
Scum senpai is gonna have a heart attack.
She wasn't wrong
There's three Magical Change clip show episodes plus one JP/Fairilu special episode coming, after that it's completely dead.
Did you just change the font?
What the hell, Ruby's voice soothes my soul after a along day of hardship, that everything will be fine.
Wait, it's seriously totally confirmed dead? I thought for sure you guys were just memeing and there'd be something eventually. Oh no.
>When Lala is literally a genius with Prism Voice
The frame width doesn't seem to affect the webm file size that much. Here's one in 720p, though the 540 one does kind of look better. That's probably because it's smaller and harder to notice the minor details.
I don't see much of a point for 720p webms if they're so long that you can't give them reasonable bitrate. Giving 4.2mbps to Aikatsu CG with vp9 is not enough to make 720p look decent, so you might as well go down to 576/540p or even 480p.
I did the 540p and 720p both at 4200k. 540p was just slightly smaller. That being said, I don't know much about this stuff and if I'm really optimizing anything at all.
2-pass isn't perfect on short clips so there's going to be differences in size (if you're even using 2-pass).
If you're using ffmpeg you should always 2-pass and -deadline best and aim for either 3MiB or just set a bitrate of 8M or something high like that if it'll end up lower than 3MiB.
¡Viva la revolución!
I think I 2-passed this at 8M and it came out at 4.4M, so it's not very accurate, but it works fine.
They were so cute in that scene, but
what Hibiki was trying to say something like "Even without giving our best we can surpass you when you're giving your best" and Hibiki was just giving everyone inspiration to do whatever they wanted.
Indeed the attack was literally aimed at Mirei, and now I can truly see that they're against each other, but I think Lala's gonna take the situation in her hands in the future because Mirei didn't have a good look in her face after being defeated.
I guess I don't really write these down somewhere so I just wrote something from memory:
ffmpeg -i input.avs -c:v libvpx -b:v 8M -deadline best -pass 1 -y out.webm
ffmpeg -i input.avs -c:v libvpx -b:v 8M -deadline best -pass 2 -y out.webm
I do all video processing in avisynth though, so that's not really beginner stuff.
Anyway if you're already using ffmpeg you should just be able to add "-deadline best" to the command line and run the same command twice only changing "-pass 1" to "-pass 2".
Why does Nonocchi have such fat cheeks?
What is potato aikatsu power?
We'll see soon enough.
Don't forget that she is a murderer. It won't be that easy.
PP is weird, some cours are pretty fun, others are almost complete shit, while others are just there, right now we're talking about it because the cour's character is doing plot stuff, like, finally plot.
Only 5 episodes left.
>started watching Aikatsu a few days ago
>still can't get out the Aidoru Katsudou song
I think I liked Seira's version from episode 51 more.
I want to be Ran!
I want to be Shion so I can stick my hands up Otome and Sakura.
I want to hug her loli self.
I want to be Raichi so I can fuck Aoi-nee-san.
I think you're great just the way you are.
I had this image and a couple others saved from /ai/ a long time ago...Did this get released? Can anyone provide sauce?
Ah, well. I've been looking forward to it.
I had no clue what this was when I posted it, I simply couldn't be arsed to preview and zoom in on my pc and was curious about it.
I don't know, it feels like ass.
So what happens when the original 3 ascend into Valhalla?
What happens once they graduate in the middle of season 5? I don't even want to think about it.
>inb4 the usual shot depicting the entirety of Starlight Academy is pulled back just enough to reveal a new building behind the school that's revealed to be Starlight University
>Everyone except /ai/ is getting leaks
>Still no idea when we will get another coloring book
Ichigo kind of remind me of Akarin, actually even her VA sounds similar, she's such a good girl
>actually even her VA sounds similar
Fun fact: Ichigo's VA is an actual little girl. I think she was the same age as Ichigo was when the series started.
Aoi's way of express herself is great, she's such a bro tier.
Here's your homework for Aikatsu: Catch every time Aoi says "odayaka ja nai". She said it once in the first episode, but won't say it again until sometime between episodes 18-20. Season 1 does not have a stock translation for this, so you'll have to train your ears.
My sides! yeah, I love her
I'll screen cap it your post so I won't forget, I don't rush through series that I like so the answer may take a day or two, will this be her catchphrase or something?
For the first 20 episodes she doesn't have it, and since you're all the way back there you might have this image of Aoi about her being perfect/very good at things. The characters in Aikatsu develop very quickly at the beginning, but then all of a sudden the writers wanted to give her a catchphrase and retroactively made it that.
By the way, this is the image you meant to post, right?
It feels like when your favorite pet is killed by another animal and then the killer escapes before you can take your revenge so you live all your life hating the species of the killer even though you know it's illogical and a bad thing to do.
It's like a murder is about to happen
so this is a story about "effort > talent", sasuga elevens
>LIKE A BLOODY STONE HATSUKUI LIKE A BLOODY STORM
While you're doing that, watch for scenes where a full set of teeth is shown. I've noticed in some episodes, Ichigo and Ichigo alone has shots where top/bottom teeth are showing, but no other character does. Everyone else just shows one or the other.
will do, actually I can barely bring myself to watch this without pausing to take a screencap, I'm being repetitive but reactions are way too good
I'm glad there's a couple others watching with me, here. This show is so god danged good
I will probably make a vector of this one, based Aoi-chan
Oh I suspected of that, thanks
after talking with you anons I realized this show needs way more attention than most seinen out there
There's just something about the purity of kids shows that just makes them simultaneously entertaining and comforting. I started with Aikatsu and I'm well gone off the deep end into them.
I'm just a manslut who loves anime as a whole, I give shit whatever the public it is aimed to as long as it's good. Maybe not even good in some cases, just entertaining is enough. /ai/ is really good so far
Indeed, after watching /ai/ shows the other shows that are cute girls doing cute things don't cut it for me anymore, they're pretty meh now.
In a while you'll change Good for Fun, trust me on this.
She's just pure swetness
Ill be completely honest, I don't watch any idle shows I just like the cute fanart, idles and comfy atmosphere with minimal lewd or shitposting.
I can appreciate some of that
I will watch 4/5 episodes a day, I'm not on a hurry
I laughed more than I should have
umm, does this count?
I forgot about Johnny. Most of his shots show him with a full set I think. So It's just Johnny and Ichigo as far as I've noticed.
I think not even NASA have all that equipment
>they are going to graduate
This shit always makes me sad. ;_;
Did the 3DCG just got slightly better?
SPOILER THAT SHIT FAGGOT!
>there are probably people that fapped to this scene
It's going to have a presentation (with the announced seiyuu on their site that I've already forgotten) and a booth? at AnimeJapan.
It's Toei so I'm not sure whether it's /pc/ or /ai/, but it's definitely meant for children.
Don't be worried, it's not really that much of a spoiler. Aikatsu is just on a continuous timeline, it's not like Detective Conan where 500 episodes pass and it's only been two months.
You know, I don't know if I just got used to it quickly on, but I thought the CG was fine by the episode after Ran debuted. I didn't really notice a jump in between the earlier episodes and episode 9 like the guide said.
I look at this thread 3 times in an hour, that isn't enough time, why are you being so confrontational? Yes I can force myself to watch it if i wanted to, I could go to sleep 30 minutes later but I would rather not.
it's just 20 minutes of your life, you go to bed 20 minutes later, but you generate an hour worth of endorphins
I don't want to rush it but Aoi is turning to be one of my favourites characters, she's cool, funny, say things in a weird way and really bro tier with Ichigo, the perfect girl.
Is this OTP?
dumping some reactions before I leave
did they forgot to color that girl on the right?
So that's where that slightly weird looking Yuu came from.
I have no idea if he does, but the original character designer is Kuroboshi Kouhaku, while the title at the moment (and likely final) is "file(N): project PQ".
It's a movie project. The girls are apparently going to save the world too.
But Ichigo and Suzukawa talked alone once and it was strictly about his band, I never got the impression they wanted to go anywhere with that. It's different from, say, Akari and Sena.
Will subs for the newer Pripara episodes ever come out?
They're not for me, I can understand Japanese just fine. My younger sister has recently gotten into it and she doesn't know any moonspeak whatsoever
I wish Juri would wear much less than that
Because she's the one who the animation budget all goes into.
How long is her pubic hair?
Should have seen this coming.
So great. That NTR shit must be some kind of brainwashing plot, it's inconceivable otherwise.
Happening when already?
If seeing them back is supposed to be good, why do I feel nothing but sadness?