New poll up.
Release format: MKV (324 MB, 10-bit), AVI (196 MB)
Japanesiness: Dual subtitle tracks. No honorifics OR honorifics. The no-honorifics track was reviewed.
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/pPdN1Y96
8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/spring-2012-fansub-comparison-reviews#Tasogare
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: N/A
Table of Contents
Opening. The colors fit in fairly well, though they obviously didn’t mesh too well with the Japanese credits. Still, I liked it well enough.
Ending. It fits. Next season I’m going to raise holy hell over every time a group plans out their karaoke regardless of the credits. Expect some rightfully docked visual grades then. But for now, I’m keeping with how I’ve reviewed for this season, so I’m just gonna say the karaoke here is decent enough.
Lots of typesetting.
Line differentiation should be a standard across all groups, so why people continue to fuck it up in fucking 2012 just confuses the hell outta me.
OP/ED scripts were fine.
I think they tried for a pun here… and then failed.
And this didn’t really work well as a follow-up to the joke either.
Commie’s line (“We’ve switched roles, huh?”) made more sense here with Kirie’s surprised, slightly embarrassed reaction to what Okonogi said. U-U’s version didn’t give her a reason to have that reaction.
But UTW-Underwater also had lines that were better than Commie’s. Here, Commie put “Still, you wouldn’t say that you’re in love with a ghost, right?” which doesn’t fit well in the context of the entire scenario where glasses-fag admits he wants Yuuko’s girl-dick.
“but love has nothing to do with one person being a ghost or not.”
The line still sucks, but fuck it, I’m going to sleep.
Watchability: Definitely watchable.
Visual grade: A-
Script grade: A
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): A
I’m gonna call this version as the one to get. The karaoke’s the tie-breaker here because the scripts are functionally equivalent. But that’s not to say the scripts are the same. Rather, both groups had lines and exchanges they handled better than the other group. However, there wasn’t a significant difference in the amount of times this happened for each group to base my decision on that.
Whether you choose Commie or UTW-Underwater, you’ll be getting a decent Tasogare experience. Just avoid Hadena’s and WhyNot’s versions if possible.