Sanka’s finished! I really shoulda put in that poll earlier. It gave me quite a bit of motivation to get these things done.
Oh, and sasuga Eveyuu, they put out the best release.
Release format: MKV (244 MB, 10-bit), MKV (234 MB, 8-bit)
Japanesiness: Honorifics, ~mero.
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/6AexLG1V
8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/spring-2012-fansub-comparison-reviews#Sankarea
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: http://www.ji-hi.net/sp12/sankarea/
Table of Contents
Opening. The color choice here is good. They kept it limited to one English line per screen and only two parts for karaoke. This means the karaoke doesn’t get in the way of the credits like Hatsuyuki’s did. My main complaint here is that for the k-timing, the syllables popped out, which wasn’t a particularly good way to interest me in reading the romaji.
Ending. I love how the letters flow away after their syllable’s been hit. Seeing the final syllable float up into the air at the end of a line is great.
This only shows up for a few frames, so I don’t blame them for skipping it.
Childhood… Friend… you mean?
The OP/ED made the most sense out of any of the groups on the show. I’ll give ’em bonus points for having the songs make sense.
For example, “This story is no longer bound by its plot.” makes a whole lot more fucking sense than:
“The non-existent night vanished into the story.”
“and this becomes a story without a scenario.”
“The forgotten line was left out of the painting.”
He says “moe situation” in Japanese. Thank you, Eveyuu, for not going that route.
I would bet money that one of the other groups went full retard and did that.
This would make sense if the line were like “How come the missing dog turned in your room?!” but Sanka’s not a fucking common noun, so this doesn’t fucking work. Hint: take out “missing” and re-read that line.
“Since Sanka-san’s supposed to be missing, why is she in your room?!”
“out if it” -> “out of it”
“However, Rea’s metabolism has shut down, so maybe she doesn’t need to change.”
You could “Although” if you wanted to, but the comma’s kind of necessary here to keep the phrasing right.
Watchability: Most definitely watchable.
Visual grade: A-
Script grade: A
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): A
Yes, the EveTaku-Hiryuu joint is as good as expected. And their version is far better than what the rest of the groups are putting out for the show. I was going to point out standout lines, but I’d have to go back through the release and cherry-pick them. Considering I need to be up in three and a half hours for work, I’m not going to do that.
I guess the only thing this release taught me is that #evetaku has turned into #gaiaonline. Goddamn. It wasn’t always like this, was it?
* @BKMDOG21 uses doogie tail to spank Senna_Wong
<@BKMDOG21> lets see that the first time i had a kittie upercut i hand my balls burned ,stepped on with high heels, cut off,i was burned,stabbed,crushed,punched slapped,… aww to much to remember i was abused since 1998 and i loved it all since pain give me pleasure
<+yepperoni> M, huh?
<+yepperoni> .quote random
<+Quotes> [Quote] #613 added by Senna_Wong 6 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours, 3 minutes, 32 seconds ago.
<+Quotes> [Quote] <Imako> I’m an M! Kick me!
<+yepperoni> well that was oddly relevant
* @BKMDOG21 licks Senna_Wong dear kittie can i have more pain please?>
<@BKMDOG21> i’m gtting tired
* BKMDOG21 was kicked by Senna_Wong (…)
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* Baka sets mode: +o BKMDOG21