We’re releasing this series on CMSSide instead of the main CMS site because of a couple of reasons, the main one being: gal slang. This is both difficult to translate (our translator has so far failed to go to japan and cross-dress to become a gal to learn it properly) and to edit. (What is the English equivalent to gal slang? There really isn’t one.) Another reason, which actually relates to the first one, is that releases of this series will be slower than normal, even by our admittedly normal (and slow) standards. So don’t expect episode 2 next week. 😉 We do have all nine episodes of the series and will release them all, just not with any set schedule.
We have a few notes for this episode as well, after the jump:
If you’re not familiar with hime gals, a short explanation is that hime gals are a gal subculture that likes to dress, and act, like princesses. Clothing styles are mostly inspired by Rococo France and European royalty, so lots of frills and lace, parasols, as well as long hair, often with big curls. (Basically the way Tochoitome dresses in the OVA.) For a more detailed explanation, there’s a great FAQ by Violet LeBeaux for your reading pleasure. I know I learned a lot from it. If you’re interested in the fashion behind hime gals, her site in general is a great resource with everything from hair and nail tips to how to make your own dresses. So check it out! (Why do we use “gal” where she uses “gyaru”? Both are correct, but MyAnimeList, AniDB and AnimeNewsNetwork all list this series as Hime Gal Paradise. I also personally prefer it to be just “gal” because it reads easier in English.)
Also, we made an editing decision in the early section of the OVA before and right after Tochiotome appears in the classroom. Full details in the spoiler: