We wanted to make uniform encodes for this show, so here’s a new version in Hi10p. The main difference is the video, but there have been some tweaks to fix small errors we spotted here and there as well.
Geppo, our encoder for this release, has this to say about it:
This encode was done in the past, and was meant to be released before the 4:4:4 experiments. With this encode I was trying to understand why a normal person would download an upscaled 1080p. I wondered if they were aware of the loss of chroma details, or if they could tell there was a loss without knowing about the chroma issue. Perhaps they download it because the 1080p has a larger filesize, and therefore they consider it to be “better” with less artifacts; or maybe they watch their anime in fullscreen mode using a low quality video renderer, so that pre-upscaled videos look better on their screen?
Please don’t ask for a 1080p of this series because I’m pretty sure the original source was de-noised, nor for a 4:4:4 because no one in the group can stand to look at this series again. So if this release’s filesize is “too large” for your tastes, you may want to go with the original encodes instead. (Although these were done by multiple encoders and quality varies greatly between episodes.)