Last Friends – Episode Eleven


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Another final episode, another Maki release post.

I originally came back to Jinsei to help Caly clear this show off the backlog, I’d heard good things about if from her but I didn’t approach the show with any sort of expectation. Now we’ve come to the end of its run, I can confidently say I was pleasantly surprised. I can see why it garnered the accolades it did in Japan. There are a LOT of sensitive issues dealt with in the show, and for the most part, it was well executed.

I’m not without my reservations. There were certain aspects that annoyed me, Caly and I had more than one conversation regarding Sousuke and how he was portrayed. I also felt some of the characters were a little weak, and some of the resolutions angered me a little. But if it’s gotten to the point where I can get worked up over how things have turned out, then surely that indicates that I’ve been drawn in, at least part of me is invested in the story. This is a good thing, and testament to the writers/producers of the show.

So, obligatory thanks and shout outs:

Calyrica – For letting me back on the good ship Jinsei and letting me complain about her edits 😉

lastfriends.blog71 – I believe the original scripts were partially sourced here.

suketeru – For completing the original scripts and making them available for us to use.

ANONYMOUS – Thanks whoever uploaded the original .avi raws for me to work with, sadly there’s no way to find out and credit who this was.

and finally…

You guys –  Thanks for continuing to download our releases.

We have the special ep in the works, it’s mostly recap but there are several minutes of unaired footage and we’re sure you’d want it for completist’s sake anyway. I’m probably going to go into subbing retirement again, but Caly has a project in the works so you should continue to check your RSS feeds for news from Jinsei. She has a heap of work to do right now so it might be a while before she starts, but it’ll be worth waiting for.

If she stalls it too much I’ll just come back and motivate her to finish again 😉

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Last Friends – Episode Seven


Some people don’t deserve children.

Some pretty harrowing scenes this week. If the situation with Sousuke and the boy strikes a chord with you, you should check out a film called Dare Mo Shiranai (Nobody Knows) which was based on a real-life case of child abandonment from the 80s. The film is a little bit too long (in my opinion), but very moving and evocative.

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No LF This Week


BEST GIRL

Caly’s out for Summer, which means she’s back on third world internet at home again. Long story short, she can’t upload the ep for release, so the next ep (which is finished, incidentally) will be released some time next week, when she’s able to abuse her ‘work’ bandwidth. We’ll try and have another double release ready for you or whatever.

Have a picture of Amy instead :3

NANA – Episode Forty-Seven (END)

What a ride.

So, it’s done. That brings an end to our first project at Jinsei, and man, what a project. From the initial enthusiasm and daily releases to sometimes struggling to get a release out within four days, it’s been a long journey for us. We’ve had disagreements (though very few) and we’ve had fun (lots of it). For me, it was a great opportunity to revisit a series I’ve always loved, and one that’s rightfully acclaimed. This last episode packs as much of a punch as you’d expect, I knew what was going to happen beforehand and I still had a lump in my throat. Amazing stuff.

We’ve touched on the author of Nana in previous posts, one Yazawa Ai. You may notice that the anime feels a little unfinished, and you have questions regarding what happens next, which characters did what and why. Well, join the masses. The mangaka got ill and the story remains sadly unfinished. If you enjoyed her work this time round, some of her other works have been adapted into anime, look for Gokinjo Monogatari and Paradise Kiss. As for Nana itself, there are two live action movies in circulation. The Nobu actor really annoys the hell out of me but eh, you might enjoy it!

As for Caly and myself… I’m taking another hiatus from subbing due to time constraints. You can find Caly working for a handful of active subbing groups, she’s doing AKB0048 and Sword Art Online for Evetaku, Yuru Yuri 2 for SHiN-gx and Arcana Famiglia for Whine Subs. You can also find her lurking on the european servers of Forsaken World, doing her healing thing.

Last, and most certainly not least, it’s left for me to throw out some thanks to the people who made this project possible:
Utsukushii Raws, without whom there would never have been a project.

Ureshii (and more specifically Collectr) for allowing us use of their scripts. Thanks also to IY-F & Oki for subbing the episodes Ureshii didn’t.

Dark Sage for letting us use his seedbox for the first few episodes.

Sutai for letting us use HIS distro for a few episodes after that.

The legend that is Squiggy for offering us a complete distro solution and asking nothing in return. He’s one of the good, good people.

And a thanks to the guys who left us comments and let us know when we’d derped regarding the CRCs, an error with Caly’s PC that remains a mystery to this very day.

Thanks for watching our releases.

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NANA – Episode Thirty-Nine


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Looked at the lineup for the Summer 2012 anime season, thoroughly underwhelmed. A few sequels I want to watch but nothing that stands out as much as, say, Sakamichi no Apollon or Uchuu Kyoudai do this season. Meh.

Things are heating up for Nana, BLAST are about to be launched into the spotlight. How will they cope?

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NANA – Episode Thirty-Six Point Five


Actually quite useful

It’s a recap.

In other news, congrats to the real life Mayuyu who finished second in this year’s AKB Senbatsu Elections. She was never going to beat Yuko, but it was pretty close with her and Yukirin. I don’t think Aki P has decided which of them will be the future face of AKB if I’m honest.

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