Source: JPBD on U2 ([Comparison](https://slow.pics/c/sMtOTTxH))
Audio: jpn, AAC LC @208kbps (QAAC q109)
Subs: Saizen (re-timed to BD by me)
Seeing as there is currently no engsub BD release of this show available, I figured I could try my hand at doing it myself. I'm fairly new to encoding as a whole so any feedback is appreciated. This first episode is still a rather lazy encode: I applied some debanding, dialed down the CRF until the dither didn't vanish in the affected scenes and then [zoned problematic scenes](https://slow.pics/c/hGNsir3g). Going forward, I plan to push down the size a bit by zoning debanded scenes and increasing the overall CRF, as well as apply some anti-aliasing.
The source has some other problems which are pretty much impossible to deal with, mostly because of [jagged lines](https://i.slow.pics/k2gljNTb.png) around CG objects, likely introduced while downscaling the models to the native resolution. On that note, descaling introduced artifacts no matter what I did, likely because the source was sharpened after upscaling (874p -> 1080p). Should I figure out how to fix these problems, they will be adressed in the final batch release which will also contain some delocalization of the subs (like using names from the english game translation instead of the names used in the show itself). If anyone would be willing to help me out with editing the subs that would also be greatly appreciated.
All of that aside however, enjoy! (And this time with the proper filename)