Fansub Review: [Hadena] Zetman (Episode 06)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on June 24, 2012 12:00 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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I thought I was done, but then Kamica was all, “Hey, you still have to review Hadena’s Zetman.” :(

Release format: MKV (224 MB, 10-bit), MKV (312 MB, 8-bit), LQ MKV (175 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics.

English style: American English.

Group website: http://hadena-subs.com/

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/USyQSzZ6

8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/spring-2012-fansub-comparison-reviews#ZETMAN

Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: http://www.ji-hi.net/sp12/zetman/

 

Table of Contents

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Timing

Results

Visual Quality

Karaoke.

Opening. s’okay.

Bubbles? In my Zetman? Why would you do this, you sick bastards?

 

Typesetting.

 

Other.

Whoa, no credits after the OP? Is this Hadena, or am I dreaming?

Oh, they just switched to credits after the ED. Great.

Script Quality

Karaoke.

The karaoke is fine, which is weird considering the script itself isn’t.

 

Main Script.

Sentences usually have ending punctuation.

This is why they teach adjectives in school. This isn’t “a life situation or a death situation” this is “a life-or-death situation”.

“There are no noticeable changes in the ZET factors.”

You r sub s ar e shi t

And now for a change of pace, we have a good line. The ordinary “Oh, yada yada” line in Japanese becomes “Oh, for crying out loud!” in these subs. Nice.

Actually, her name is Konoha, but nice try.

lol

I’ve been holding off on British English vs. American English discussions this season, but if you’re using American English in your subs, this should really be judgment.

Pick a tense and stick with it.

“It was those kids who like beating up homeless people, wasn’t it?”

’em is supposed to be short for “them”, so use an apostrophe to indicate there are missing letters.

I don’t get it. I mean, sure, you can use “sympathetically” in place of “favorably” and the idea here is that the two are linked together, but you don’t need an adjective in front of “linked” to get that across because linked means… linked.

This is all supposed to be one sentence linked with an ellipsis, so why is the second line capitalized?

“I’ll hunt you down by myself!” just sounds 100x better.

 

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: C-

Script grade: C

Overall grade (timing results not factored in): C

Hatsuyuki-Tsuki managed a better release, so go with them for this show.

Okay, now I’m fucking done with Spring 2012. If there’s another group that needs their subs reviewed, too fucking bad; they missed the cut-off. We’re done here. WE’RE DONE.

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12 Comments

Nevreen says:

> The karaoke is fine, which is weird considering the script itself isn’t.
> You’re the only one who will become yourself

Dark_Sage says:

It’s awkward but made sense in the context that he’s the only one who can become ZET even though he… is ZET.

Daniel says:

Are you going to do the Kokoro Connect review by rori, like what you did with Commie’s Rinne?

Dark_Sage says:

A pre-air? Hmm, sure. It won’t “count”, but I’ll review it.

Mahjong says:

I’d wait, the pre-air only consists of half the episode.

Daniel says:

Shit, if someone can remove my comment I’d be glad, I keep in revealing my email

Dark_Sage says:

Fixed.

sangofe says:

Um, I think Whynot’s best for Zetman.

Dark_Sage says:

Good for you.

njd09 says:

Agreed, but honestly, I caved and went with Hadena’s for the final ep and it was very good. I ended up DLing about half Hadena and half WhyNot, Hadena almost always releases first and I’m not a fan of waiting.

nadeshiko says:

Overall Grade: C
Grade: C-

So, which one?

Dark_Sage says:

C. When in doubt, go with what it says in the text part of the review. What happened was I originally had it as a C-, but forgot to change the grade section (I have to manually fill in this stuff so it auto-populates the Review Summary page, which means I sometimes forget to update the info).

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