UPDATE: After 3 months of silence…

Research_HeroHi guys, it’s been a while since my last post 3 months ago. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for my long absence since the end of last March. A lot of things happened and although I told you guys about the 3 month hiatus in the 3-month-old previous post, I think it is worth to explain to you guys about it.

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Hi10p Re-encoding Notice

Just to inform you, effective on tomorrow onwards (starting from iM@S Ep 13 release), all releases will be re-encoded with 10-bit encoding (Hi10p), so make sure you’ve installed the recent release of one of the codecs below which now able to play any 10-bit encoded videos:

I don’t want to re-encode with 10-bit together with currently default 8-bit method simultaneously since 10-bit took a long time to finish. With this method, size will be decreased, yet the quality still the same.

Yeah, most of fansub groups are now using this method too for their future releases starting this month. Don’t know what is 10-bit encoding, read further infos here.

If you feel like this is too much for you, please inform me.

Amagami SS 2nd Season Production Commenced

Amagami SS that was aired last year (July-December 2010) now will be going to get a 2nd season series.

Got it from Anime News Network… (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-13/amagami-ss-anime-gets-2nd-season) and official Amagami Twitter account. (https://twitter.com/#!/amagami_ouen/status/102295329231212545)

Gintama 213 miniHD (Ep 12 for Gintama’)

Here’s another one great shot in this episode. Hope you like it. The clash between the factions have been initiated.

Gintama Ep 213 – Iron Town (DDL | Minitheatre)

EDIT: You have to look at this PV of the upcoming anime this summer, Kami-sama no Memo-chō (神様のメモ帳?, lit. “God’s Memo Pad”). It looks promising. For those who have watched Hanasaku Iroha, you’re familiar with this character design, guess who? Same person, isn’t it? The anime adapted from the light novel by Hikaru Sugii is produced by J.C. Staff and it will be premiered on July 10, 2011. A must watch for this coming season!

The Story revolves around Narumi Fujishima an ordinary high school boy who remain isolated from his fellow classmates.One afternoon fellow classmate Ayaka Shinozaki invites Narumi to join the gardening club and introduces him a reclusive detective named Alice. Alice hires Narumi as an assistant and put him to work solving the strange mysteries of Angel fix and illegal drug. Little does he know it could put him and Ayaka in serious trouble.

Upcoming Re-encoding Anime Series This Summer

Looks like I’ll have a lot of stuff to do for this upcoming season. 3 more confirmed series that I need to re-encode. All of them will be provided in miniHD.

1. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Season 2 (Nurarihyon no Mago ~Sennen Makyō~) – Haha, another Shueisha’s Shounen Jump anime adaptation that I need to do other than Gintama. Sequel to the previous season of Nura. (Premiere date: 03/07/11)

© Hiroshi Shiibashi/Shueisha、Nurari Project

2. Ikoku Meiro no Croisée – I found out that this manga is created by Hinata Takeda, whom also illustrated the character for the Gosick light novel, by looking at the setting of the manga which is almost identical to the novel. The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. (Premiere date: 03/07/11)

© 2011 Hinata Takeda/Fujimi Shobo/Ikoku Meiro no Croisée Production Committee

3. Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop) – When thirty-year-old Daikichi returns home for his grandfather’s funeral he learns about the existence of Rin, his grandfather’s illegitimate six-year-old daughter by an unknown mother. The girl is an embarrassment to all his relatives and is treated as an outcast. Annoyed by their attitude, Daikichi decides to take care of Rin himself, even though he is single and has no experience raising a child. One of the Fuji TV’s noitaminA anime time block. (Premiere date: 07/07/11)

© Yumi Unita/Shodensha/Anime Usagi Drop Production Commitee

More Updates From E3 2011: New Console from Nintendo – Wii U

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Day 1 had already passed quickly. Last time I’ve told you about the new portable console from Sony, PSVita. This time, another upcoming console was announced by Nintendo, named Wii U. This console formerly known as the rumored Wii 2 … Continue reading