Fansub Review Wrap-Up [4/24/11]

Fansub Review, Website — By on April 25, 2011 3:47 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Gonna try to do these every Sunday, if possible. Some of my recommendations have changed to reflect the failure of slowsubbing.

Current queue:

0. Hatsuyuki – Sket Dance (screenshots done, no commentary yet)

1. Kaiji s2 -Triad

2. Shows I haven’t watched yet

3. All Ano Hana groups

4. ???? <- this is where you bitch at me to review the groups you want reviewed (note: if I promised you a review, I already forgot that promise, just ask me again)

30-Sai no Hoken Taiiku

SubDesu [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

My Pick: Doki

SubDesu’s release did not even resemble English. Unwatchable.



Doki [Review Here]

Eve-Taku [Review Here]

HQ-Team [Might Review]

pwq [Review Here]

My Pick: pwq

To be honest, you’d be good with any of these groups, but I thought pwq’s was slightly better.


Ano Hana

Ayako-Delight [Review Incoming]

Doki [Review Incoming]

gg [Review Incoming]

m.3.3.w [Review Incoming]

Taka [Review Incoming]

UTW [Review Here]

Yeah, I need to get my ass on the Ano Hana reviews


Ao no Exorcist

Deadwood [Will Not Review] (I’m in their group)

gg [Review Here]

Chibisui-Subs [Will Not Review] (They seem to just rip other scripts and add nothing to them. Some guy on IRC was even talking about how they made their ripped scripts worse. Lol)

Hatsuyuki-Hadena [Review Here]

Kata-Subs [Review Here]

My pick: gg

gg sucks and they had a shit release. Deadwood had a far better release. But I’m not sure that Deadwood will stay alive long enough. I love their leader, but I’m just putting it out there.

You know when a group gets a D and is recommended as the best release, something’s wrong in the world of fansubbing.


Astarotte no Omocha

Asuka-Subs [Will Review Later]

ILMNW [Review Here]

pwq [Will Review Later]

Underwater-Commie [Review Here]

My pick: Underwater-Commie

Unlike ILMNW, U-C’s edits don’t suck. Great job.


Battle Girls – Time Paradox/Sengoku Otome

Akatsuki [Review Here] (Group dissolved)

HorribleSubs [Review Here]

Kyouki-Tsuki [Review Here]

My pick: HorribleSubs

Kyouki-Tsuki is waptarded and Akatsuki dissolved. HorribleSubs is the victor by default.


C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

gg [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

Hatsuyuki [Review Here]

Nutbladder [Review Here]

Whine-Subs [Will Not Review] (This is the group)

My Pick: Whine-Subs

Everyone else’s releases sucked dick.


Deadman Wonderland

GotWoot [Will Not Review] (I’m in this group)

HorribleSubs [Review Here] (But apparently people have had a few problems with episode 2. I know the GW TL didn’t like their translation either. :X)

SGKK-Ruri [Will Review Later]

Umee [Will Review Later]


Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Doki [Review Here]  [Second Look]

Mazui [Review Here] [Second Look]

Underwater-Commie [Review Here] [Second Look]

GotWoot [Will Not Review] [“Second Look”] (I’m in this group)

My pick: Doki

I’d pick GotWoot, but they’re worthless faggots that can’t release on time. No one needs a slowsub group these days.


Dog Days

Interrobang [Review Here]

Ayako [Review Here]

Chihiro [Might Review] (Hurry up with your releases first)

Hina-Hiryuu [Review Here]

Ruri [Might Review] (Hurry up with your releases first)

My pick: Hina-Hiryuu

H-H did a pretty good job, but their commas…


Dororon Enma-kun Meramera

gg [Review Here]


Hanasaku Iroha

Underwater-Commie [Review Here]

Hayatsuki-Tsuki [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

HorribleSubs [Review Here]

Splazm [Will Not Review] (Splazm appears to be a straight CR re-encode group)

My Pick: Underwater-Commie

I actually liked every release listed here. The differences are minute enough that you really can’t go wrong. But the best release, in my mind, is Underwater-Commie. Their English was the best.


Hen Zemi

HiNA-Wasurenai [Review Here] [Re-Review]

Interrobang [Review Here]

WhyNot? [Will Review Later]

My Pick: Interrobang

Interrobang’s release had many English errors, but it made sense. HiNA-Wasu’s release had fewer errors, but it didn’t make sense at all. This wasn’t just me who thought so, I asked around and got the same response from other subbers (including those on the HiNA-Wasu joint).


Hidan no Aria

Chihiro [Review Here]

Doki [Will Review Later]

gg [Will Not Review] (I watched their release. It was terrible. But gg also said they’re doing it as a troll, so I didn’t review it. Avoid~)

UTW [Review Here]

My pick: UTW

They did a nice job. But I heard their episode 1 release was shit.


Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei

Interrobang [Will Not Review] (It’s a five-minute flash animation.)

My pick: Interrobang

by default.


Hoshizora e Kakeru Hoshi

Afroman [Review Here]

Doki-Chihiro [Review Here]

CTSS-TZM [Review Incoming]

Hatsuyuki [Review Incoming]

My pick: Afroman

D-C kinda sucked it.


Hyouge Mono

Huzzah [Will Review Later]


Kaiji Season 2

Nutbladder [Review Here]

Triad [Review Incoming] (about to review this as I write this post)



Maria+Holic Alive

Commie [Review Here]

HorribleSubs [Review Incoming]


Morita-san wa Mukuchi

Kata-Subs [Review Here]


Nana to Kaoru

ANE [Will Not Review] (Re-encode of other subs, and I’m not qualified to bitch about encode quality)

Bitch-Subs [Review Here]

GotWoot [No Review Incoming] (I was a QC on this, hence, biased)

Kata-Subs [Will Not Review] (cuz fuck this anime)

SubDesu [Will Not Review] (lol, SubDesu)

My pick: GotWoot

Obviously I picked GotWoot cuz I’m in that group. But GotWoot’s leader kept praising BitchSubs, so go with theirs if you want. They did a pretty good job.



Coalgirls [Review Incoming]

Doki [Review Here]

HorribleSubs [Will Not Review] (Reason: U-C)

Underwater-Commie [Review Here]

My Pick: Underwater-Commie

I made a screenshot comparison post here. It appears most people thought Doki had a worse translation.


Ore-Tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai

HorribleSubs [Will Review Later]

Shikkaku [Will Review Later]

lilgh0st/MSPN [Will Not Review] (Dropped)


Pretty Rhythm – Aurora Dream

FFFPeeps [Will Review Later]


Seikon no Qwaser II

CTSS [Will Not Review] (Haven’t watched first season, won’t watch second. Sorry~)

Doki [Will Not Review] (Haven’t watched first season, won’t watch second. Sorry~)

Sub-Desu [Will Not Review] (Haven’t watched first season, won’t watch second. Sorry~)


Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi

Akatsuki [Will Not Review] (Sorry, not really interested in this kinda series. )

HorribleSubs [Will Not Review] (Same reason)

Sekai [Maybe Will Review] (Christ, people keep telling me to watch it. Maybe I will…)


Sket Dance

HorribleSubs [Review Here]

Hatsuyki [No Review Yet] (I’ve actually finished watching it and grabbed screencaps. Just haven’t bothered to release it.)

My pick: HorribleSubs

If Hatsuyuki is just HS rips + karaoke, then go with them. But if they actually translated it by themselves, I’d go with HorribleSubs. I’m not sure because I reviewed episode 1 for HS and episode 2 for Hats.


Showa Monogatari

Hatsuyuki-Hadena [Will Review] (You know, they asked me not to review this releases because it’s so shit. They even promised me a v2, but days later, I see no v2. Look forward to this review.)



Softenni/Soft Tennis

Ayako-Nishishi [Review Here] (Note: Not reviewed by Dark_Sage, so as to ensure impartiality)

FFFPeeps [Review Here]

Hiryuu [Review Incoming]

My Pick: Ayako-Nishishi

I edited for Nishishi, so I’m biased. I did like the FFFPeeps version, though, even if I ripped their editor apart. Sorry about that, it was for the lulz.



Commie [Review Here] (Note: I was drinking rageahol when I reviewed this)

UTW-Mazui [Review Here] (They dropped the series)

Steins;Subs [No Review Incoming] (I took a quick look at their CR-ripped script and compared it to Commie’s. It was worse.)

HorribleSubs [No Review Incoming] (Commie edits off their release, making this inferior by default.)

Splazm [No Review Incoming] (I believe they also rip from CR without any major edits.)

HorribleSubs-Remux-NFR [No Review Incoming] (CR Re-encode)

My Pick: Commie

Uhh, your only choice is pretty much Commie. They did a pretty shit job of editing, though.


Tiger & Bunny

Commie [Review Here]

YouSmell [Will Not Review] (Hardcoded fonts as small as possible. It’s not their fault, since they just ripped the stream release, but I’d wait on Commie)


The World God Only Knows II

Chihiro [Will Not Review] (I haven’t seen the first season, so I won’t be watching subs for the second.)

HorribleSubs [Will Not Review]



A-Destiny_SGKK [Review Here] [Re-Review Here]

AE-Kaen [Review Here]

My pick: AE-Kaen

A_S did a lot better this time around, but I still think AE-K did a better job in the end. Kudos to A_S for making a great improvement, though.



Commie [Review Here]

Weapon+ [Review Here]


Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san

FFFPeeps [Will Review Later]

Interrobang [Review Here]

WhyNot? [Review Here]

My Pick: Interrobang

Thoughts: WhyNot?’s English was a lot better, but Interrobang’s translation made more sense when compared to WhyNot?’s. For example, WhyNot?’s introduction features an irate woman saying she’s going to kill a man. Akutabe says he’ll get a devil to take care of it. The woman responds that she’d like to take care of it herself.

IB’s version explains that she’s angry at her son-in-law. Akutabe says he’ll present a case that would allow her to get divorced from her husband and receive a consolation payment. The woman responds that won’t make her any happier. When you get that specific, either you’re bluffing your way through, or you actually know your shit and don’t have to guess.



Shounen Heart [Review Here]

Oni-B [Will Not Review] (same translation base as Shounen Heart, but not as shit)

My pick: Oni-B

They both sucked, but Shounen Heart’s was worse by far.

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Johnyboi says:

Deadman Wonderland
My pick: HorribleSubs
They did a good job. Why would anyone bother to compete with them?

They did a completely awful job on episode two, btw.

Dark_Sage says:

Wait, seriously? Is it worth a re-review, then?

I really like their episode 1 even if our TL at GotWoot found problems with it.

Johnyboi says:

I’d definitely say so.

Anonymous says:

There were two lines of dialogue that were slightly muffled due to other sounds, and the translator didn’t even try to translate the dialogue. They put “?” as the translation.

It produced many lulz.

Dark_Sage says:


ghost says:

will u review gintama’?

Nitemare says:

Just letting you know, it looks like you forgot to update Astarotte no Omocha. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous says:

How about reviewing Ao no Exorcist by HorribleSubs?

K says:

>Hidan no Aria
>gg…I didn’t review it.
Liar, liar, pants on fire. =D

Dark_Sage says:

<_< Well, I did, but the review was only up for 5 minutes before I got "lol, u took gg seriously" so I took the review down. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? I AM SHAMED

Damrod says:

Would you review the sleepsub group too?

Krow says:

Because Dark_Sage is totally fluent in Dutch, right?

Damrod says:

He does a bit japanese while not knowing it, so why not?

Dark_Sage says:

Expertly performed.

Damrod says:

So is that a yes?

Dark_Sage says:


Revy-chan says:

So is that an English derp?

Anonymous says:

Can you review the new Pokemon series? There’s 4 different groups subbing for some reason, could be… fun.


Who is Deadwood?

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