Fansub Review: [BURNING COSMO] Saint Seiya Omega (Episode 02v2)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on May 4, 2012 1:25 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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I was going to review some Hyouka subs but then I remembered I hate that shitty show. Have Saint Seiya instead.

Release format: MKV (343 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

Group website: http://nevernether.wordpress.com/

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/NU7RdhPv

8thsin’s translation critique: N/A

Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: N/A

Note: No chapters in this release. Why? Because this group sucks.

 

Table of Contents

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Timing

Results

Visual Quality

Karaoke.

Opening. No ending in this episode.

Beautiful, isn’t it?

 

Typesetting.

Not even gonna attempt to translate this? I’ll give you a hint: It’s the title of the fucking show.

Truly a great group.

Colored attack names. 2002 strikes back!

SHIT SUBS

Fucking morons.

I hate these kids so, so much.

 

Other.

Great text placement.

A number of lines in this release are extended like this. It probably has something to do with their staff being incompetent.

BECAUSE CAPITAL LETTERS MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER

Oh great. Advertisements. Thanks, guys.

 

Script Quality

Karaoke.

It was fine, but I’m going to assume that their pledge to “never be wounded” is actually something like a pledge to “never lose”.

Main Script.

No need for the comma at the end of the first line.

“Till later.” isn’t really the kind of a response a native speaker would have here. It’s more like “Till then.”

This group does not know how to fucking use commas. Drop the comma here.

constellation. I have no fucking clue what a “costellation” is.

The plural of “small fry” is “small fry”. So this is right. Just sayin’.

“I am a member of Lord Mars’ Martian Spy Corps:”

“the great Mantis Ortygia.”

What a shitty fucking line.

…I’d like to say you forgot how to English here, but I’m going to assume you never knew how.

“…is what I’d like to say, but”

“It is name”? Try again.

“Its name,”

 

Timing Review

Incoming. When “Timing Critique” is added as a category, you’ll know this part is done.

Results.

Watchability: Watchable.

Timing Grade: 

Visual grade: F

Script grade: C+

Overall grade (timing results not factored in): C-

Barring the stupidity, the script is readable. I mean, it’s a fucking shounen. Kinda hard to fuck this up. But the visuals are fucking terrible. I’m not sure if Tsuki’s release is this bad or not, but I guess I’ll find out soon…

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21 Comments

Xythar says:

Hyouka: forever_not_reviewed.jpg

Dark_Sage says:

Nah, I’ll get it done Friday. Reason why is because I want to watch all three releases before beginning my reviews. That’ll take a while, so I’d like to do it when I have a lot of time available. Friday morning/afternoon is perfect for me.

herkz says:

Nah bro, keep torturing Xythar by not reviewing Hyouka.

Xythar says:

Quiet, you.

Dark_Sage says:

1:15 in and gg already made 17 errors. Oh, gg~

thecowgoesmoo says:

Fun fact: “small fry” literally refers to tiny fish that have hatched relatively recently. Fish is also both singular and plural.

FalseDawn says:

Sponsors and credits? Wow, welcome to seven years ago. Though, looking at their site, they’re a Saint Seiya-only group who picked up where a 2003 group left off – meaning they probably saw that “This is a free fansub” line and thought it was still relevant. Ha, who knew groups like this still existed? :D

yo says:

Why did they leave the time in the upper left? Isn’t that supposed to be a part of bygone times?

FalseDawn says:

To be honest, I don’t remember that *ever* being a standard in fansubbing. Maybe in the old VHS days? Who knows? I’m guessing all these guys must be mid-30s, 40s and not watched a fansub pre-2004 – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in itself, but when you’re subbing a current season show… get with the times, guys!

corocoro says:

Some (early morning) shows have the clock in. It’s a .ts issue and not the subgroups fault. You see this a lot with kids shows like Yugioh, Digimon, and so on.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup. My problem was the text at the top touching the clock.

Jukey says:

>Not even gonna attempt to translate this? I’ll give you a hint: It’s the title of the fucking show.

Hint: it’s in the filename.

Xythar says:

[10bit].mkv is my favourite anime

Keyboard says:

Mine is Skrillex.

zeniththeone says:

Thanks for all the criticism, even though most of it seems just to be an angry rant, instead of providing constructive feedback. What’s relevant in your “review” will be taken into consideration to improve upon the future releases. I think you would get a lot more readers if you dropped the “I’m so angry at funsubbing groups” shtick and pointed out mistakes while elaborating on matters in detail. Yet again, thanks for the input.

yo says:

The website name really should have given away what to expect. If not that, then every post on the main page.

As for the ‘shtick’ – that’s probably half the reason people enjoy the website. The other half being the feedback you apparently realized up.

yo says:

Yay for terrible grammar. Time to see if I get ripped into pieces!

kyonyUU says:

There is a serious problem if you are actually unable to find the mistakes in the screenshots D_S took.

herkz says:

You could probably do a better job by using CR’s translation and not even editing it. Actually, the CR release is probably better in every way.

tits says:

The Tsuki subs are apparently CR edits.

Keyboard says:

Get your civilized butthurt out of here; this is a site for fucking Whiners.

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