Yohane the Parhelion -The Story of the Sound of Heart- (1080p)

Another great weekend of lives has wrapped!

Aqours returns to the stage to become their alternate universe selves that they played in Yohane The Parhelion: Sunshine in the Mirror. Through each night, we were taken through a recollection of the major story points during the season, culminating in the (spoiler alert) defeating of the calamity that had been plaguing Numazu throughout the entirety of the season.

No major surprises this weekend, with songs from the show, Blu-Ray songs (some of which were unreleased), and a special surprise on the third day that may or may not have brought Aikyan to tears. Overall, it was a very enjoyable live that put a bow on what has been this series.

Playback has been tested on the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/18/23.

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Ijigen Fes iDOLM@STER x Love Live! Uta Gassen [720p h.265]

100 songs.

Two historic franchises.

What. A. Weekend.

I’ve been a Love Live fan since the winding-down days of the original School Idol Project, but during that time, I picked up the iDOLM@STER series starting with 765Pro and later Cinderella Girls. So to say this weekend had me excited is a pretty severe understatement. Albeit I know far more of the Love Live! side than the iM@S side, but getting to hear both in one weekend, and collabs across the two franchises, was nothing short of amazing.

What isn’t amazing, though, is the audio quality Stagecrowd gave to us. After going through so many hoops to get these (a DRM-protected platform for international fans, guys? Really?), I managed to back up copies of both days. Importing them to Handbrake to encode them in the usual H.265 MKV container I use, I discovered that the two channels of audio were given a measly 63 Kbps worth of bandwidth. That results in smaller source files than I’m used to, but also significantly worse audio quality than I would prefer.

At least the 720p version is 6 GB smaller than the 1080p version, right?

Audio quality aside, these two nights are a must see for fans of either franchise. And I wouldn’t skip a night unless you’re really a solo oshi of one of the iM@S idols, as there were different iM@S cast members present for each night. And minus a few songs, the setlists were completely different between the two, meaning different solos, different group songs, and different collabs (and some legendary ones at that).

Playback for these files has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/15/23.

As always, please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

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Ijigen Fes iDOLM@STER x Love Live! Uta Gassen [1080p h.265]

100 songs.

Two historic franchises.

What. A. Weekend.

I’ve been a Love Live fan since the winding-down days of the original School Idol Project, but during that time, I picked up the iDOLM@STER series starting with 765Pro and later Cinderella Girls. So to say this weekend had me excited is a pretty severe understatement. Albeit I know far more of the Love Live! side than the iM@S side, but getting to hear both in one weekend, and collabs across the two franchises, was nothing short of amazing.

What isn’t amazing, though, is the audio quality Stagecrowd gave to us. After going through so many hoops to get these (a DRM-protected platform for international fans, guys? Really?), I managed to back up copies of both days. Importing them to Handbrake to encode them in the usual H.265 MKV container I use, I discovered that the two channels of audio were given a measly 63 Kbps worth of bandwidth. That results in smaller source files than I’m used to, but also significantly worse audio quality than I would prefer.

Audio quality aside, these two nights are a must see for fans of either franchise. And I wouldn’t skip a night unless you’re really a solo oshi of one of the iM@S idols, as there were different iM@S cast members present for each night. And minus a few songs, the setlists were completely different between the two, meaning different solos, different group songs, and different collabs (and some legendary ones at that).

Playback for these files has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 12/13/23.

As always, please seed! Hit and runs only hurt others those who come after you.

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Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ 5yncri5e! ver. (720p)

And the final leg of Liella’s 4L tour comes to a close with announcements! 5L in Jan/Feb 2024 (so soon!) and Season 3 confirmed for 2024!!!

Aside from the announcements, we enjoyed much of the same sets with just a few tweaks here and there during the solo sections. 5yncri5e! also had their chance to shine, and boy did they ever! Aweosme choreography, impressive vocal power and stability (looking at you Emorin), and an interesting(?) WaWD arrangement that’s been growing on me. Beyond that, it’s great seeing everyone break out of their shells more and more. So many power-ups this tour.

Because of the larger source files from e+, I will be providing both 1080p and 720p versions of my uploads whenever e+ is the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 9/11/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Please be patient about the initial seed. It can take multiple days for this seed to reach a level of saturation where everyone’s download will speed up.

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Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ 5yncri5e! ver. (1080p)

And the final leg of Liella’s 4L tour comes to a close with announcements! 5L in Jan/Feb 2024 (so soon!) and Season 3 confirmed for 2024!!!

Aside from the announcements, we enjoyed much of the same sets with just a few tweaks here and there during the solo sections. 5yncri5e! also had their chance to shine, and boy did they ever! Aweosme choreography, impressive vocal power and stability (looking at you Emorin), and an interesting(?) WaWD arrangement that’s been growing on me. Beyond that, it’s great seeing everyone break out of their shells more and more. So many power-ups this tour.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 9/11/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Please be patient about the initial seed. It can take multiple days for this seed to reach a level of saturation where everyone’s download will speed up.

Get it here!

Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ CatChu! ver. (720p)

The second leg of Liella’s 4th Live Tour is in the books, and what a weekend it wound up being!

Throughout this weekend, we got Nonchan getting revenge on Beginners Rock, a teddy bear that didn’t want to cooperate with Liyuu, and oh my god CatChu!

Honestly, the album doesn’t do their sound justice. Take a listen to their songs on the release, then take a listen to just how raw the performance is (especially on day 2) live. It’s a completely different level of intensity and passion you just can’t convey through a recorded medium. Some of the best performances so far from Paychan, Sayurin, and especially Yabuchan who has clearly leveled up her game.

Because of the larger source files from e+, I will be providing both 1080p and 720p versions of my uploads whenever e+ is the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/29/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Please be patient about the initial seed. It can take multiple days for this seed to reach a level of saturation where everyone’s download will speed up.

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Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ CatChu! ver. (1080p)

The second leg of Liella’s 4th Live Tour is in the books, and what a weekend it wound up being!

Throughout this weekend, we got Nonchan getting revenge on Beginners Rock, a teddy bear that didn’t want to cooperate with Liyuu, and oh my god CatChu!

Honestly, the album doesn’t do their sound justice. Take a listen to their songs on the release, then take a listen to just how raw the performance is (especially on day 2) live. It’s a completely different level of intensity and passion you just can’t convey through a recorded medium. Some of the best performances so far from Paychan, Sayurin, and especially Yabuchan who has clearly leveled up her game.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/28/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Please be patient about the initial seed. It can take multiple days for this seed to reach a level of saturation where everyone’s download will speed up.

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Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ KALEIDOSCORE ver. (720p)

And Liella’s fourth live series is officially underway!

This live saw a number of firsts, most notably Yuina and Saku-chan performing on stage with the other nine members! Lots of emotions this weekend, especially for Saku-chan, who was riding a wave of firsts.

This weekend also saw a few new 11-member versions of songs, KALEOIDOSCORE’s first few performances (with hand mics!!!), and Kumachan’s hair doing whatever it damn well pleased on Day 1.

I elected to swap to e+ from PIA for this live, as I wanted to compare quality. The source from e+ definitely seems better when compared to PIA source, but obtaining a usable copy of the file that actually grabbed all chunks of the file proved to be more difficult than it should have been. I’ve reviewed the files, though, and I don’t see anything glaring about them. Considering these are H.265 re-encodes of the originals, you shouldn’t encounter any playback issues or artifacting beyond what was present in the source.

Because of the larger source files from e+, I will be providing both 1080p and 720p versions of my uploads whenever e+ is the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/23/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

Get it here!

Liella! 4th LoveLive! Tour ~brand new Sparkle~ KALEIDOSCORE ver. (1080p)

And Liella’s fourth live series is officially underway!

This live saw a number of firsts, most notably Yuina and Saku-chan performing on stage with the other nine members! Lots of emotions this weekend, especially for Saku-chan, who was riding a wave of firsts.

This weekend also saw a few new 11-member versions of songs, KALEOIDOSCORE’s first few performances (with hand mics!!!), and Kumachan’s hair doing whatever it damn well pleased on Day 1.

I elected to swap to e+ from PIA for this live, as I wanted to compare quality. The source from e+ definitely seems better when compared to PIA source, but obtaining a usable copy of the file that actually grabbed all chunks of the file proved to be more difficult than it should have been. I’ve reviewed the files, though, and I don’t see anything glaring about them. Considering these are H.265 re-encodes of the originals, you shouldn’t encounter any playback issues or artifacting beyond what was present in the source.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 8/22/23.

Please seed if you can! Hit and runs only hurt those who come after you!

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Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club UNIT LIVE! ~QU4RTZ Fluffy Magic~

I am healed. I am also sad this was the last live for a while for any Love Live! franchise.

With a combination of great vocals, pleasing harmonies, a surprise mini acoustic set, and Christmas in March, we got to see some of our favorites (in come cases for the first time in a long time) now that all four of them have powered up. It was very fun, and I’m happy QU4RTZ received the support they did from the crowd.

Apologies ahead of time for any quality issues. This was ripped from PIA, so we get to deal with the quality they provided us for the VOD.

This has been tested with the latest versions of VLC Media Player and MPV as of 3/19/23.

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