Honestly, there’s not much to praise or critique here. The original CR script was pretty good from what I saw of episode 1, and this is just an edited version of that. I hate this show, so onto Eureka Seven.
Release format: MKV (289 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: Honorifics. Jun-nii-chan used. “Bon” instead of “Richie”.
English style: American English.
Group website: http://colormesubbed.com/
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/1A91ZGWE
8thsin’s translation critique: N/A
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: N/A
Table of Contents
Opening. The colors change depending on the scene. With the k-timing and the decent font here, it’s the best karaoke for the show (compared to WhyNot/Commie).
Ending. Simple, muted. It’s fine.
This is the only thing CMS had to typeset since pretty much everything else was already typeset in the Japanese version.
Pretty sure this should be “heart”.
blurred -> faded
“I wrote a letter in the corner of the textbook that will never reach its destination and remained as it was back then.”
This is so messed up, I don’t know where to begin.
“I wrote a message in the corner of a textbook that never reached its destination and is there to this day.”
Slang is heavily used in this release to good effect.
“Huh? He’s actually looking out for me?”
“Huh. He’s actually looking out for me.”
“Huh? He’s actually looking out for me…”
Pick your poison. I prefer the first one.
Why is “church” capitalized?
I’ve heard a lot of slang, and maybe it’s just because I’m an educated Northerner, but I’ve never heard “That’s” being used in place of “That was” and her characters not even a slangy one. Gonna call this out as a mistake.
“That was when we were in elementary school!”
As lyger pointed out, this should be “goodness’ sake” too.
Watchability: Quite watchable.
Visual grade: B+
Script grade: B+
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): B+
Sakamichi. Do you want honorifics and Japanese names or do you want a more localized script? CMS is your honorifics option. WhyNot and Commie can fight it out for the more localized pick (and I’ll review both of their releases later).