Summer 2011 Fansub Review Wrap-up [07-17-2011]

Fansub Review, Website — By on July 18, 2011 4:44 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Reviews for HorribleSubs/NicoNico/FuniSubs/etc.

These are groups/releases that rip subtitles from “professional” releases. If a group releases an edited version of these subs, I’m not going to bother reviewing them. Why? Because it’s a waste of time when one could reasonably assume that the edited release is going to be better. These subs will only tend to be reviewed when no one rips them for improvements or when the groups that rip them fuck up the scripts.

Assuming the quality of groups

I’m usually not going to assume the quality of fansub groups when making my recommendations. My recommendations here will be based entirely upon the reviews I make, unless there is reasonable information to suggest otherwise.

 

Wrap-Up

 

Baka to Test Season 2

Commie [Review Here]

Doki-SGKK [Review Incoming]

FFFpeeps [Review Here]

Hatsuyuki [Review Incoming]

My pick: FFFpeeps

 

Blade

Midnight-Sons [Review Here]

 

Blood-C

Doki [Review Here] [Re-Review Incoming]

Underwater [Review Here]

My pick: Underwater

 

Dantalian no Shoka

Commie [Review Here]

 

Double-J

Hiryuu [Review Here]

 

Ikoku Meiro no Croisee

Ahodomo [Review Here] (Dropped)

Ayako [Review Here]

IB [Review Here]

Nemui [Review Here]

My pick: IB

 

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi

AFFTW [Review Here]

Chiki-Subs [Will Not Review] (They took Derp’s script for this show. Not cool, bros.)

Derp [Review Here]

WhyNot? [Review Incoming]

 

Kamisama Dolls

Chihiro [Review Incoming]

CTSS [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

HorribleSubs [Review Here]

My pick: Doki

 

Kamisama no Memochou

Chihiro [Review Incoming]

EveTaku [Review Here] [Re-Review Incoming]

gg [Review Here] (Dropped)

UTW [Review Here]

My pick: UTW

While UTW’s version isn’t good, at least they didn’t need to v3 it like EveTaku’s doing for their 02 release.

 

Manyuu Hikenchou

SubDesu [Review Here]

 

Mawaru Penguindrum

gg [Review Here]

Nutbladder [Review Here]

My pick: Nutbladder

Pick your poison. gg has good translations, but bad English and Nutbladder has bad translations, but good English. (Comments on translation accuracy are provided by those in the comments section of each review.) Personally, I can’t tell how good the Japanese is or not, so I went with Nutbladder.

 

Mayo Chiki

Ayako [Review Here]

Chiki-Subs [Review Here]

Doki [Review Incoming]

IB [Review Here]

WhyNot? [Review Here]

My pick: WhyNot?

 

Morita-san wa Mukuchi

AFFTW [Review Here]

Hadena [Review Here]

HiNA [Review Here]

Ruri [Review Incoming]

SHiN-gx [Review Here]

My pick: HiNA or SHiN-gx

Just get the release of whichever one releases first. They’re both quite similar in terms of quality.

 

No. 6

Doki [Review Here]

gg [Review Here] (Dropped)

HorribleSubs [Review Incoming]

Ruri [Review Incoming]

 

Nekogami Yaoyorozu

FFFpeeps [Review Incoming]

 

Nurarihyon no Mago Season 2

Hatsuyuki [Review Here]

IA-Hikari-Youkai [Review Incoming]

WhyNot? [Review Here]

My pick: WhyNot?

 

Nyanpire

AonE [Review Here]

Nutbladder [Review Here]

NyanTaku [Review Incoming]

WhyNot? [Review Here]

My pick: WhyNot?

 

R-15

Chiki-Subs [Review Here]

Commie [Review Here] (Dropped)

HorribleSubs/NicoNico [Will Not Review]

NotSoHorrible [Review Incoming]

 

Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Aho-Taku [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

Hatsuyuki-Hadena [Review Incoming]

Hiryuu [Review Here]

Shikkaku [Review Here]

My pick: Hiryuu or AhoTaku

My nod goes to Hiryuu, but either one would be a great choice.

 

Sacred Seven

gg [Review Here]

HorribleSubs [Review Incoming]

Kagayaki-Hadena [Review Here]

My pick: gg

 

The [email protected]

Chibiki [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

Nuke [Review Incoming]

My pick: Chibiki

Doki did a good job, but Chibiki gets the nod.

 

Twin Angel

Chiki-Subs [Review Here] (Dropped)

HorribleSubs [Review Incoming]

 

Usagi Drop

Commie [Review Here]

Doki [Review Here]

Oyatsu [Review Here]

My pick: Doki

 

Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000%

HorribleSubs [Will Not Review]

NyanTaku [Review Here]

Vyrsalia [Will Not Review] (Dropped)

WhyNot? [Review Incoming]

 

YuruYuri

Anime-DS [Review Incoming]

Asuka-Subs [Review Incoming]

HorribleSubs [Review Here]

SHiN-gx [Review Here]

Tonde [Review Here]

My pick: SHiN-gx

They did a decent job. Go with them.



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15 Comments

Wanderer says:

Thanks for the reviews has always and Chiki picked Twin Angel back up but they’re using the subs from niconico now I don’t know if they edited it or not. ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

But if they did I bet it’s horrible since they fail on so many levels.

[Fail-15] says:

i want to see if one person can do better than the staff at Chiki for R-15 so review my release if you have time. hopefully your criticism will prove helpful for my future projects if i decide to continue fagsubbing.

[Fail-15] says:

you can delete my original comment (and this one too) if you want. i just wanted to let you know i would like a review of my fagsubs.

Dark_Sage says:

Nah, I read every comment. It’s in the works, but my schedule is kicking my ass as it stands.

[Fail-15] says:

take your time. reviewing fagsubs shouldn’t take priority over life.

Guess it says:

Hey Dark_Sage, are you going to review m.3.3w’s release of Dantalian no Shoka? Also, thanks for all the reviews.

tormaid says:

Yes, I’d also like to see that.

Dark_Sage says:

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Maybe as a special service, then…

Damrod says:

Hiryuu and Kira-Fansub are also subbing Manyuu Hikenchou, so could you review those two too?

animegio says:

It’s a joint.

Actar says:

Ah, so you don’t take the translation quality into account when judging releases? I always thought that was a huge criteria for judging a fansub release… aside from the quality of English that is.

animegio says:

Translation quality *is* an important part, of course. But it needs more than a basic or mediocre grasp of the Japanese language to be able to do that. I guess if he could do it, he would.

Shitty editing can kill good translations though, it’s so easy to change a few words and kill the flow or the whole meaning of a dialogue.

Eddy says:

Hey Dark_Sage,
could you please review Taka’s Usagi Drop? They decided to sub this show and it’s even softsubbed, just as you like it.
Thanks

Jericu says:

Thank you Dark_Sage! This process makes anime a treat to watch.
:)

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