Translation Party: [Commie vs. FFF vs. gg] [email protected] (Episode 04)

Fansub Review, Translation Party — By on February 15, 2013 1:11 pm

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Translation Parties: now featuring audio. Also, I keep getting conflicting reports on how long you want these things. So I think I’ve come up with a compromise.


The Compromise:

I split the Party into two parts — Essential and Extended. Assuming you want to get this shit over with quickly, just go with the Essential choices. I picked these to be the most representative lines in the releases.

But if you’re one of those people who want more comparisons to help you come to a decision, go with the Essential choices and the Extended ones. You can assume the Extended choices will average around 10 comparisons as well, effectively doubling the duration of the TL Party for you.

Could you have easily done this on your own and just decided when you wanted to stop, regardless of me telling you when it’s cool to? Sure, but then it wouldn’t be “canon” and you’d feel all awkward about it. (I know you too well.) So this is my compromise. Let me know what you think.

 

Translation Party House Rules:

Spoiler:
1. Translation Parties are intended to help you make the best subtitle choice for a given anime. Choose which line(s) you liked best by selecting them with the checkbox.

2. If you didn’t like any of the lines, choose the “N/A” option. The results for “N/A” won’t be automatically tabulated, so you’ll have to do the math in your head. Have my gomens and nasais.

3. A “>” indicates that another character has begun speaking. If there are three characters in a line comparison, I will indicate the third with a “>>” and so on for more characters.

4. Group order is randomized for each screenshot, every time you refresh the page. However, the “N/A” option will always appear at the bottom of the screen.

5. Your results will be summed up when you click the “Get your results” button. Feel free to vote in the poll at the end/post in the comments to let others know how you did and to compare your results with them.

6. Party hard.

 

[email protected] – Episode 04

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

Commie

FFF

gg

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

 

Essential 1.

Sasami talking to herself

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp1.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_00.39_[2013.02.15_10.28.56]

Commie :: So, what kind of depraved porno was my brother watching?
I can’t believe he’s looking at other women!
I call infidelity!
Even if men his age can’t help their urges,
he has no excuse for straying from his sister!

FFF :: Let’s see what kind of porn DVDs he’s been watching.
I can’t believe he’s interested in other girls.
That’s like cheating on me!
He’s young, so I understand his libido can get out of control,
but he’s dead if this isn’t guys screwing their sisters!

gg :: Let’s see what porn he’s been watching!
How dare he even look at other girls? He’s being unfaithful!
Even if he’s around {\i1}that age{\i0} now,
I still won’t approve of anything else other than incest!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Essential 2.

Tsurugi -> Kamiomi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp2.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_02.59_[2013.02.15_10.27.51]

Commie :: You sure you’re capturing my beauty, Tsukuyomi?
>Indeed, we’re filming normally!

FFF :: Do I look good on video, Tsukuyomi?
>Yes, you look just fine.

gg :: I sure hope you make me look real pretty on film, Tsukuyomi!
>Yes, everything’s in order.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Essential 3.

All Tsurugi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp3.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.44_[2013.02.15_10.27.12]

Commie :: We’ve already given Sasami her first task.
My superior sisters are currently recording it.
Hey Camera 2, status report on your end!

FFF :: Sasami has already been assigned a challenging task,
and my capable little sisters are filming her.
Hey, Camera Two, give us an update.

gg :: Sasami’s already gotten her first mission, and my wonderful little sister is recording her.
Hey, cam 2! Give us a sitrep!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 4.

Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp4.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_05.55_[2013.02.15_10.25.59]

Commie :: Runnin’ on rooftops is for ninjas only!
>Teehee.
Don’t “teehee” me!
You’re so cute, marry me babe!

FFF :: Don’t dash on the rooftops! What are you, a ninja?!
>Tee-hee.
Don’t “Tee-hee” me!
You’re adorable!
Please marry me!

gg :: Why the hell are you running on the roof?! What are you, a ninja?!
>Tee-hee.
Don’t give me that crap!
Be like, “Aren’t I cute!” or “Marry me!”

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 5.

Kamiomi -> Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp5.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2013.02.15_10.20.56]

Commie :: Incidentally, what is this “Happy Family Planning Kit”?
>Huh? You don’t know?
>>The truth may be painful,
>>but today’s youth do not stigmatize that phrase.
>>Opportunities for sexual harassment may be rare, but this one is a dud.
>This can’t be!
>Just saying “Happy Family Planning Kit” out loud used to be enough to make everyone crack up!

FFF :: By the way, what’s a prophylactic?
>Huh? {\i1}You{\i0} don’t know what that is?
>>The sad truth is that young people these days don’t use that term.
>>I’d say your attempt to sexually harass her failed.
>No way!
>People used to laugh out loud when someone said “prophylactics”!

gg :: By the way, what are “jimmy hats”?
>Huh? You don’t know?
>>Sad but true, nowadays girls don’t call them jimmy hats.
>>I’m afraid that your elaborate form of sexual harassment will go unnoticed.
>No way! Back in the day we’d giggle ourselves breathless just from saying “jimmy hats”!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 6.

Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp6.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_10.14_[2013.02.15_10.20.12]

Commie :: I changed your diapers, gave you your binky, made up fun games for you, and showered you in love!
>I cannot understand your speech, you sickening pervert.
Say it louder, baby!

FFF :: As your big sister, changing your diapers and offering you a pacifier are things
I’d love to do as part of some ageplay, because I adore you so much!
>I don’t get what you’re talking about, you sexual deviant.
Say it again!

gg :: I changed your diapers and gave you your pacifier!
I loved you so much that I wanted to do all that for you!
>My circuits are unable to comprehend a word you’re saying, you pedo.
Aw yeah, keep talkin’ like that.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 7.

Tsukuyomi Head Priest

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp7a.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp7b.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_15.17_[2013.02.15_10.19.28]

Commie :: O Daughter,
relinquish your excess burden to your father!
The sun shall relinquish its throne to the moon!
And a new voice shall read mankind’s fortune!

FFF :: My dear daughter!
Leave the excess burden to your father!
Now the Sun will surrender its throne to the Moon,
and the human world will see a new reader!

gg :: My daughter! Let your father carry the burden too heavy for you!
The time has come for the Moon to take the Sun’s throne,
and mankind shall rise to a befitting position!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 8.

All Tsurugi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp8.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_20.55_[2013.02.15_10.18.42]

Commie :: You realize what a pain in the ass you are,
and try your best to catch yourself.
You don’t abuse the Supreme God’s power,
and you even try to reject it.
That’s why someone as devilish as me thinks it’s better in your hands.

FFF :: You, on the other hand, are well aware of the trouble you cause others
and do what you can to try and minimize it.
You never abused the power of the supreme god.
In fact, you’re rejecting it, saying you don’t want it.
So being the mischievous god I am, I’ll leave it with you.

gg :: You’re aware of the trouble you cause and try to keep it to the minimum.
Not only do you refrain from abusing Amaterasu’s power, but you despise and even reject it.
That’s precisely why, being the big bad that I am, give you this power with high hopes.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 9.

All Tama

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp9.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_22.00_[2013.02.15_10.17.02]

Commie :: There are still realms of science that mankind must never tread upon…

FFF :: There are some scientific fields humans aren’t ready to explore yet.

gg :: There are areas of science that mankind isn’t ready for yet.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Essential 10.

All Sarcoma-san

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Comp10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_23.25_[2013.02.15_10.17.15]

Commie :: I got Uboa’d in the novels, but I’m still in the game here!
I’ve never been happier!

FFF :: I was driven out of the main episode, but there’s still a place for me here!
I’ll be happy here!

gg :: I was already written out of the story, so at least I have a place here!
I’ll have my happiness, dammit!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

 

Decision Point:

  1. Holy fucking shit, Dark_Sage. Give me more comparisons. I fucking live for this! (Put the knife down and keep reading. We got ten more comparisons for ya.)
  2. Oh my god, put a bullet in my head. When is this shit gonna be over with already? (You’ve seen enough for one lifetime. Head down to the results.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expanded 1.

All best girl

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext1.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.20_[2013.02.15_10.47.03]

Commie :: To let her live as a normal girl
despite the power sleeping within her.
If we can make that life a reality,
I’d like to devote myself to helping in any way I can.
That’s the reason we exist.

FFF :: Despite the power of the supreme god inside her, she’s trying to live an ordinary life.
If that’s how she wants to live, I want to help her in every way I can.
That’s what we’re here for.

gg :: While the power of Amaterasu herself resides within her, she lives on as an average girl.
If that is the way she wishes to live, then I’ll stand behind her decision.
That’s my {\i1}raison d’etre.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 2.

Tsurugi -> Sasami

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext2.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.30_[2013.02.15_10.53.54]

Commie :: As such, I’d like to give Sasami a test to help her mature.
The Sasami Watch Project
aims to record the events, and laugh like hyenas as that retard falls flat on her face!
>I can’t believe I almost {\i1}felt{\i0} something…

FFF :: To that end, we’ll train Sasami how to deal with real life by giving her challenges to overcome.
The members of the Sasami Watch Project will
videotape this clueless girl and laugh at her when she struggles and screws up.
>I should’ve known they were up to no good.

gg :: I want to train her to make her grow.
The point of the Sasami Watch Project is to record her progress
and laugh our asses off every time she messes up.
>And here I was even touched for a moment.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 3.

All Ditz-chan

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext3.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_04.24_[2013.02.15_10.54.36]

Commie :: Hey, I joined the school’s broadcasting club!
But then,
I was super loud on a broadcast,
so the principal had a little heart—

FFF :: Oh, yeah. I became a presenter for our school’s TV broadcasts!
But guess what?
I spoke too loudly on air, so the headmaster, who has a weak heart—

gg :: Yep! As you can see, I’m on the school’s radio staff!
But, um, heh, I was so loud during the broadcast that the principal’s weak heart—

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Dumb bitch -> Tsurugi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext4.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2013.02.15_10.57.03]

Commie :: So like, the sky turned all super bright, and then I was here!
And right now, these big, grey, bug eyed people holding the camera are all,
“We wish to encounter the intelligent lifeforms of Earth,”
and they’re all talking like robotties!
>Don’t go running off with strangers!
>They’ll dissect you alive, or implant a chip in your brain!

FFF :: Well, there was a bright flash from the sky,
then I found myself here.
Then these little gray people with big eyes, who are filming me right now, said to me,
“Intelligent Earth lifeform, we have questions for you,”
in a really unnatural accent.
>Don’t trust strangers!
>They might perform operations on you while you’re still conscious or plant mysterious pieces of metal inside you!

gg :: Oh, well, one moment the sky just lit up, and the next moment I just found myself here!
Now there are these short, gray people with big eyes filming me now!
They keep saying they have questions for intelligent lifeforms of Earth.
But they have this weird, foreign voice!
>What did I tell you about strangers?!
>They might open you up while you’re still conscious and embed some mysterious probe inside of you!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 5.

King of Betas -> Fleshlight-chan

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext5.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_08.13_[2013.02.15_10.59.48]

Commie :: You carry that camera everywhere.
>I Transformed other humans’ cognizance, so they pay it no mind.

FFF :: I’m amazed they just let you in with that camera in your hand.
>I had their perception undergo a Transformation so that it wouldn’t bother them.

gg :: I’m surprised they let you in with that camera.
>I altered their conscious thoughts to make them not care about it.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 6.

Tsurgui to Betaomi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext6.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_09.26_[2013.02.15_11.11.39]

Commie :: What’s this doing here?
>It’s a sample of my prized “Sleeping Sasami” collection.
Don’t you have to tell her to smile ’cause she’s on Candid Camera?

FFF :: The hell is this footage?
>Part of my treasured Sasami-san’s Sleeping Face collection!
You’re supposed to say, “Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!”

gg :: Why did you even record that?
>It’s a piece from my precious collection of Sasami’s sleeping faces!
In that kind of situation, shouldn’t you just run at her with a red helmet and a placard?

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 7.

Tsurugi to Kamiomi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext7.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_10.55_[2013.02.15_11.13.15]

Commie :: They call this place Uzume no Ana.
They follow the subcultures behind all the latest anime, games, and comics,
and are the one-stop shop for all the merchandise you can think of!
>So, it’s a shop for nerds!

FFF :: This place is called Uzume no Ana.
With a focus on anime, game, and manga items,
it carries all sorts of goods relevant to modern subcultures.
Think of it as a kind of department store.
>So basically a shop for otaku.

gg :: It’s called Uzume-no-Ana.
It’s a department store that puts all kinds of merch on sale from various contemporary subcultures.
Including but not limited to anime, video games and manga.
>Oh, so it’s an otaku shop?

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 8.

All the (low-tier) fujoshi

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext8.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_11.19_[2013.02.15_11.14.29]

Commie :: “Ibuki from Record of Yamato War TakeTake-Roon?”
“Buy her limited edition figure with removable armor!”
“The standard edition can’t get naked.”

FFF :: Ibuki-chan from Yamato Chronicles Taketake-run?
“Buy the limited edition with detachable armor.”
“The armor can’t be taken off the standard model.”

gg :: “Ibuki from the Yamato Senki (Taketakerun)”?
“Buy the limited edition with removable armor!”
“The normal edition can’t be undressed”…

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 9.

All the adult

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext9.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_13.03_[2013.02.15_11.16.07]

Commie :: Cram it, retard!
I’m no grade schooler, got it?!
So shut up and sell me these!
I’m sorry miss, but I can only sell these comics to adults.
And I’m tellin’ ya I {\i1}am{\i0} an adult!

FFF :: Shut it, fuckwit!
I told you, I ain’t no grade-schooler!
Just sell it to me!
I’m sorry little girl, I can only sell manga like these to adults.
I told you already, I {\i1}am{\i0} an adult!

gg :: Shuddafuckup!
I’m no grade schooler, dammit!
Let me buy this already!
I’m sorry, young lady, but we can only sell these to adults.
I’m a goddamn adult, for fucks sake!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

Expanded 10.

All Preview-chan

Audio: [mp3t track="http://crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ext10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[FFF] Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_24.01_[2013.02.15_11.23.34]

Commie :: It’s time for Apathetic Advice.
Here’s a letter from Mr. A in Tokyo.
Lately, I haven’t been able to get motivated.
All it does is make every day dull.
I feel like I’ve turned into a lazy procrastinator because the world is evil.
You understand me, right, Sasami?
Get a job, bum.

FFF :: It’s time for Lazy Counseling.
We have a letter from Mr. A from Tokyo.
“Lately, I haven’t been motivated to do anything.”
“I feel like I’ve just been lazying around.”
“I could do a good job if I tried, but I can’t bring myself to.”
“I think the world is to blame.”
“You understand how I feel, don’t you, Sasami-san?”
Stop being a baby. Get to work.

gg :: This is Unmotivated Consulting.
We have received a letter from Mr. A who lives in Tokyo.
“I can’t find the motivation to do anything lately, so I’m living like a slug.”
“I could do so much better, but I just can’t because the world is holding me back.”
“I’m sure Sasami would understand me. Right?”
Shut up and work.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

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Spoiler:

Essential 1.

Sasami talking to herself

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_00.39_[2013.02.15_10.28.56]

Commie :: So, what kind of depraved porno was my brother watching?
I can’t believe he’s looking at other women!
I call infidelity!
Even if men his age can’t help their urges,
he has no excuse for straying from his sister!

FFF :: Let’s see what kind of porn DVDs he’s been watching.
I can’t believe he’s interested in other girls.
That’s like cheating on me!
He’s young, so I understand his libido can get out of control,
but he’s dead if this isn’t guys screwing their sisters!

gg :: Let’s see what porn he’s been watching!
How dare he even look at other girls? He’s being unfaithful!
Even if he’s around {\i1}that age{\i0} now,
I still won’t approve of anything else other than incest!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 2.

Tsurugi -> Kamiomi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_02.59_[2013.02.15_10.27.51]

Commie :: You sure you’re capturing my beauty, Tsukuyomi?
>Indeed, we’re filming normally!

FFF :: Do I look good on video, Tsukuyomi?
>Yes, you look just fine.

gg :: I sure hope you make me look real pretty on film, Tsukuyomi!
>Yes, everything’s in order.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 3.

All Tsurugi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.44_[2013.02.15_10.27.12]

Commie :: We’ve already given Sasami her first task.
My superior sisters are currently recording it.
Hey Camera 2, status report on your end!

FFF :: Sasami has already been assigned a challenging task,
and my capable little sisters are filming her.
Hey, Camera Two, give us an update.

gg :: Sasami’s already gotten her first mission, and my wonderful little sister is recording her.
Hey, cam 2! Give us a sitrep!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 4.

Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_05.55_[2013.02.15_10.25.59]

Commie :: Runnin’ on rooftops is for ninjas only!
>Teehee.
Don’t “teehee” me!
You’re so cute, marry me babe!

FFF :: Don’t dash on the rooftops! What are you, a ninja?!
>Tee-hee.
Don’t “Tee-hee” me!
You’re adorable!
Please marry me!

gg :: Why the hell are you running on the roof?! What are you, a ninja?!
>Tee-hee.
Don’t give me that crap!
Be like, “Aren’t I cute!” or “Marry me!”

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 5.

Kamiomi -> Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2013.02.15_10.20.56]

Commie :: Incidentally, what is this “Happy Family Planning Kit”?
>Huh? You don’t know?
>>The truth may be painful,
>>but today’s youth do not stigmatize that phrase.
>>Opportunities for sexual harassment may be rare, but this one is a dud.
>This can’t be!
>Just saying “Happy Family Planning Kit” out loud used to be enough to make everyone crack up!

FFF :: By the way, what’s a prophylactic?
>Huh? {\i1}You{\i0} don’t know what that is?
>>The sad truth is that young people these days don’t use that term.
>>I’d say your attempt to sexually harass her failed.
>No way!
>People used to laugh out loud when someone said “prophylactics”!

gg :: By the way, what are “jimmy hats”?
>Huh? You don’t know?
>>Sad but true, nowadays girls don’t call them jimmy hats.
>>I’m afraid that your elaborate form of sexual harassment will go unnoticed.
>No way! Back in the day we’d giggle ourselves breathless just from saying “jimmy hats”!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 6.

Tsurugi -> Kagami

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_10.14_[2013.02.15_10.20.12]

Commie :: I changed your diapers, gave you your binky, made up fun games for you, and showered you in love!
>I cannot understand your speech, you sickening pervert.
Say it louder, baby!

FFF :: As your big sister, changing your diapers and offering you a pacifier are things
I’d love to do as part of some ageplay, because I adore you so much!
>I don’t get what you’re talking about, you sexual deviant.
Say it again!

gg :: I changed your diapers and gave you your pacifier!
I loved you so much that I wanted to do all that for you!
>My circuits are unable to comprehend a word you’re saying, you pedo.
Aw yeah, keep talkin’ like that.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 7.

Tsukuyomi Head Priest

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_15.17_[2013.02.15_10.19.28]

Commie :: O Daughter,
relinquish your excess burden to your father!
The sun shall relinquish its throne to the moon!
And a new voice shall read mankind’s fortune!

FFF :: My dear daughter!
Leave the excess burden to your father!
Now the Sun will surrender its throne to the Moon,
and the human world will see a new reader!

gg :: My daughter! Let your father carry the burden too heavy for you!
The time has come for the Moon to take the Sun’s throne,
and mankind shall rise to a befitting position!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 8.

All Tsurugi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_20.55_[2013.02.15_10.18.42]

Commie :: You realize what a pain in the ass you are,
and try your best to catch yourself.
You don’t abuse the Supreme God’s power,
and you even try to reject it.
That’s why someone as devilish as me thinks it’s better in your hands.

FFF :: You, on the other hand, are well aware of the trouble you cause others
and do what you can to try and minimize it.
You never abused the power of the supreme god.
In fact, you’re rejecting it, saying you don’t want it.
So being the mischievous god I am, I’ll leave it with you.

gg :: You’re aware of the trouble you cause and try to keep it to the minimum.
Not only do you refrain from abusing Amaterasu’s power, but you despise and even reject it.
That’s precisely why, being the big bad that I am, give you this power with high hopes.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 9.

All Tama

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_22.00_[2013.02.15_10.17.02]

Commie :: There are still realms of science that mankind must never tread upon…

FFF :: There are some scientific fields humans aren’t ready to explore yet.

gg :: There are areas of science that mankind isn’t ready for yet.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Essential 10.

All Sarcoma-san

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_23.25_[2013.02.15_10.17.15]

Commie :: I got Uboa’d in the novels, but I’m still in the game here!
I’ve never been happier!

FFF :: I was driven out of the main episode, but there’s still a place for me here!
I’ll be happy here!

gg :: I was already written out of the story, so at least I have a place here!
I’ll have my happiness, dammit!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 1.

All best girl

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.20_[2013.02.15_10.47.03]

Commie :: To let her live as a normal girl
despite the power sleeping within her.
If we can make that life a reality,
I’d like to devote myself to helping in any way I can.
That’s the reason we exist.

FFF :: Despite the power of the supreme god inside her, she’s trying to live an ordinary life.
If that’s how she wants to live, I want to help her in every way I can.
That’s what we’re here for.

gg :: While the power of Amaterasu herself resides within her, she lives on as an average girl.
If that is the way she wishes to live, then I’ll stand behind her decision.
That’s my {\i1}raison d’etre.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 2.

Tsurugi -> Sasami

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_03.30_[2013.02.15_10.53.54]

Commie :: As such, I’d like to give Sasami a test to help her mature.
The Sasami Watch Project
aims to record the events, and laugh like hyenas as that retard falls flat on her face!
>I can’t believe I almost {\i1}felt{\i0} something…

FFF :: To that end, we’ll train Sasami how to deal with real life by giving her challenges to overcome.
The members of the Sasami Watch Project will
videotape this clueless girl and laugh at her when she struggles and screws up.
>I should’ve known they were up to no good.

gg :: I want to train her to make her grow.
The point of the Sasami Watch Project is to record her progress
and laugh our asses off every time she messes up.
>And here I was even touched for a moment.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 3.

All Ditz-chan

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_04.24_[2013.02.15_10.54.36]

Commie :: Hey, I joined the school’s broadcasting club!
But then,
I was super loud on a broadcast,
so the principal had a little heart—

FFF :: Oh, yeah. I became a presenter for our school’s TV broadcasts!
But guess what?
I spoke too loudly on air, so the headmaster, who has a weak heart—

gg :: Yep! As you can see, I’m on the school’s radio staff!
But, um, heh, I was so loud during the broadcast that the principal’s weak heart—

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 4.

Dumb bitch -> Tsurugi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2013.02.15_10.57.03]

Commie :: So like, the sky turned all super bright, and then I was here!
And right now, these big, grey, bug eyed people holding the camera are all,
“We wish to encounter the intelligent lifeforms of Earth,”
and they’re all talking like robotties!
>Don’t go running off with strangers!
>They’ll dissect you alive, or implant a chip in your brain!

FFF :: Well, there was a bright flash from the sky,
then I found myself here.
Then these little gray people with big eyes, who are filming me right now, said to me,
“Intelligent Earth lifeform, we have questions for you,”
in a really unnatural accent.
>Don’t trust strangers!
>They might perform operations on you while you’re still conscious or plant mysterious pieces of metal inside you!

gg :: Oh, well, one moment the sky just lit up, and the next moment I just found myself here!
Now there are these short, gray people with big eyes filming me now!
They keep saying they have questions for intelligent lifeforms of Earth.
But they have this weird, foreign voice!
>What did I tell you about strangers?!
>They might open you up while you’re still conscious and embed some mysterious probe inside of you!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 5.

King of Betas -> Fleshlight-chan

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_08.13_[2013.02.15_10.59.48]

Commie :: You carry that camera everywhere.
>I Transformed other humans’ cognizance, so they pay it no mind.

FFF :: I’m amazed they just let you in with that camera in your hand.
>I had their perception undergo a Transformation so that it wouldn’t bother them.

gg :: I’m surprised they let you in with that camera.
>I altered their conscious thoughts to make them not care about it.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 6.

Tsurgui to Betaomi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_09.26_[2013.02.15_11.11.39]

Commie :: What’s this doing here?
>It’s a sample of my prized “Sleeping Sasami” collection.
Don’t you have to tell her to smile ’cause she’s on Candid Camera?

FFF :: The hell is this footage?
>Part of my treasured Sasami-san’s Sleeping Face collection!
You’re supposed to say, “Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!”

gg :: Why did you even record that?
>It’s a piece from my precious collection of Sasami’s sleeping faces!
In that kind of situation, shouldn’t you just run at her with a red helmet and a placard?

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 7.

Tsurugi to Kamiomi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_10.55_[2013.02.15_11.13.15]

Commie :: They call this place Uzume no Ana.
They follow the subcultures behind all the latest anime, games, and comics,
and are the one-stop shop for all the merchandise you can think of!
>So, it’s a shop for nerds!

FFF :: This place is called Uzume no Ana.
With a focus on anime, game, and manga items,
it carries all sorts of goods relevant to modern subcultures.
Think of it as a kind of department store.
>So basically a shop for otaku.

gg :: It’s called Uzume-no-Ana.
It’s a department store that puts all kinds of merch on sale from various contemporary subcultures.
Including but not limited to anime, video games and manga.
>Oh, so it’s an otaku shop?

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 8.

All the (low-tier) fujoshi

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_11.19_[2013.02.15_11.14.29]

Commie :: “Ibuki from Record of Yamato War TakeTake-Roon?”
“Buy her limited edition figure with removable armor!”
“The standard edition can’t get naked.”

FFF :: Ibuki-chan from Yamato Chronicles Taketake-run?
“Buy the limited edition with detachable armor.”
“The armor can’t be taken off the standard model.”

gg :: “Ibuki from the Yamato Senki (Taketakerun)”?
“Buy the limited edition with removable armor!”
“The normal edition can’t be undressed”…

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 9.

All the adult

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_13.03_[2013.02.15_11.16.07]

Commie :: Cram it, retard!
I’m no grade schooler, got it?!
So shut up and sell me these!
I’m sorry miss, but I can only sell these comics to adults.
And I’m tellin’ ya I {\i1}am{\i0} an adult!

FFF :: Shut it, fuckwit!
I told you, I ain’t no grade-schooler!
Just sell it to me!
I’m sorry little girl, I can only sell manga like these to adults.
I told you already, I {\i1}am{\i0} an adult!

gg :: Shuddafuckup!
I’m no grade schooler, dammit!
Let me buy this already!
I’m sorry, young lady, but we can only sell these to adults.
I’m a goddamn adult, for fucks sake!

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

Expanded 10.

All Preview-chan

Audio:

[FFF] [email protected] – 04 [4A2AF45E].mkv_snapshot_24.01_[2013.02.15_11.23.34]

Commie :: It’s time for Apathetic Advice.
Here’s a letter from Mr. A in Tokyo.
Lately, I haven’t been able to get motivated.
All it does is make every day dull.
I feel like I’ve turned into a lazy procrastinator because the world is evil.
You understand me, right, Sasami?
Get a job, bum.

FFF :: It’s time for Lazy Counseling.
We have a letter from Mr. A from Tokyo.
“Lately, I haven’t been motivated to do anything.”
“I feel like I’ve just been lazying around.”
“I could do a good job if I tried, but I can’t bring myself to.”
“I think the world is to blame.”
“You understand how I feel, don’t you, Sasami-san?”
Stop being a baby. Get to work.

gg :: This is Unmotivated Consulting.
We have received a letter from Mr. A who lives in Tokyo.
“I can’t find the motivation to do anything lately, so I’m living like a slug.”
“I could do so much better, but I just can’t because the world is holding me back.”
“I’m sure Sasami would understand me. Right?”
Shut up and work.

to wait for Sentai’s release because these are all gibberish guesslations :: N/A. They all sucked.

 

 

You’re not going to get a quality experience with any of the releases for this show, but hopefully this TL Party pointed you toward one group that you could possibly stand watching.

(gg took it away for me, especially where the differences really mattered. I’ll be going with their releases from now on.)

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78 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Commie: 5
FFF: 5
gg: 10

Based on episode 1, I was not expecting these results.

archdeco says:

Different translators = different experience?

Dark_Sage says:

That would explain it, but I don’t recall seeing anything on the groups’ sites about switching out TLs.

Dark_Sage says:

Ah, all right. I don’t really go there, so thanks for the heads up.

Glad someone else noted this; I was just coming in here to complain about the choice of episode. I think if this was done on episode 3, Commie would score better & gg worse.

Sage, now that you know Vale TL’d ep 4, are you revising your preference of gg for this show? BTW, I quite like the new format for TL parties.

Dark_Sage says:

Uhh… well I guess if I know Vale’s TLing an ep, I’ll grab gg’s. Otherwise, I’ll grab FFF’s. Commie has okayish editing, but it’s run off a guesslation, so I’m gonna have to avoid that going forward. I guess on average I’ll have to settle for FFF’s unedited, low-quality English.

Could you elaborate on ‘run off a guesslation’? I’m not sure what you mean there; did I miss something that makes Commie’s TL shittier than FFF?

Dark_Sage says:

Sure. “My superior sisters” is a complete inaccuracy. If you remember from earlier, Tsurugi is Amaterasu and her sisters are formed from her. They are not superior to her in any sense.

“There are still realms of science that mankind must never tread upon…” is also wrong. You could get that just from the context. How Commie has it is that humans must never be allowed to travel through space. But FFF and gg say that humanity isn’t ready for it yet. That’s not a difference you should fuck up.

“Uboa’d” doesn’t appear to be a thing in the context they use it. From what I’ve read, if you’re using it as a verb, it would be the equivalent of “scaring oneself” which is completely inaccurate.

Commie thinks “the world is evil”, which is so laughably wrong it depresses me to think I recommended them in my normal reviews.

You can’t Transform a “cognizance” either. That just sounds like they threw something down to fill out space.

FFF’s English was pretty bad, but at least I can trust them to know what they’re talking about.

returnity says:

Ah, ok. I recognized those issues already from the watching subs, and they’re all epic fails, undeniably. There’s really no defense for most of those lines.

That said, you CAN Transform a cognizance… But since cognizance is synonymous with ‘awareness’ & ‘consciousness’ it’s fucktarded an obscure word’s secondary meaning when so many better choices exist. I mean, fuck, even if you have the vocab of an average fagsubber, Aegisub spoonfeeds you both ‘perception’ & ‘awareness’ from its thesaurus.

I would love to hear whoever wrote the Uboa line explain themselves, because I recognized that reference and knowing just confused me even more… Xythar? Maybe airco can tell me what happens in the novels to inspire such apparent nonsense.

2ColouredEyes says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 2 times
gg: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

It’s not like my homepage is http://www.ggkthx.org/ and I keep on tapping F5 every friday!

Anonymous says:

Commie: 2 times
FFF: 0 times
gg: 5 times

Matryoshka says:

Commie: 1 time
FFF: 10 Times
gg: 8 times.

Even though fff got me, I think I gave them more on technicality and at 50/50 chances. I guess I’m going to have to composite both of them together for my own pleasure.

skiddiks says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 4 times
FFF: 2 times
gg: 4 times

Well, I guess I’ll do the extended edition to make it more conclusive.

Overall scores…
Commie: 8 times
FFF: 4 times
gg: 8 times

Goddammit

Dark_Sage says:

Based on Essential 3, Essential 9, and Essential 10, I’m gonna recommend the “not Commie” option.

See, I’d say go with Commie over gg… I know Essential 3, 9, & 10 are epic fail for Commie, but remember gg’s TL was done by Vale — their usual TL is not this good. I actually watched gg alongside Commie for episode 4, just to see how Vale handled the show, and I preferred gg — for this episode ONLY.

At least with Commie, you’ll have consistency. Also, Xythar does the best job with the puns; Episode 3’s sanpai/zanpai –> prey/pray lines at the shrine were particularly inspired. The biggest problem is that Commie is almost a week behind right now… lazy airco =P

2ColouredEyes says:

go with FFF. problem solved. I always keep their’s especially the BDs

skiddiks says:

I liked FFF the least, so why would I go with them?

Humanity says:

Commie: 4 times
FFF: 3 times
gg: 12 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

As expected.

Communard says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 8 times
gg: 9 times

I feel like there’s an almost acceptable script somewhere in this TL party. Shame it doesn’t belong to a single release.

Zemeio says:

Wow, i got almost the same O.o

mine was FFF 8 and gg 9

corocoro says:

Halftime:
Commie: 5 times
FFF: 4 times
gg: 1 time

Guess I have to continue:
Commie: 9 times
FFF: 6 times
gg: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Oh, and audio 01-08 is broken in the extended edition.

Dark_Sage says:

Not sure what happened there, but fix’d.

Katten says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 6 times
FFF: 7 times
gg: 7 times
It’s a tie between FFF and gg

Okay, this did not help much… -_- I’m keeping gg’s version. If I had only gone for the Essential parts, FFF would have “won”. But they don’t seem to be much better… I’m not watching Commie, that’s for sure.

kani says:

Translation parties are hard to do without bias when you can tell who one of the groups are from previously watching the ep from them and who another group is when they try to do too much (or at least do more than the other groups) with characterization. Oh well.

kani says:

i carnt subject-verb agreement

Dark_Sage says:

That’s a fair point.

I’m open to suggestions on how to mitigate that issue. I’d rather these not be Confirmation Bias Fiestas.

Humanity says:

The only way I could see it being done is if you start on the first episode as soon as you can the day a show comes out.

Jake says:

How about using a single dialogue and subtitle instead of multiple dialogues.

Dark_Sage says:

What do you mean?

Jake says:

It means that when use multiple dialogues and subs it usually gives away what group it is from but if use a single dialogue and subs makes it hard to know from which group it is.

Ex: In the expanded 9 All the adult

When I saw the lines “Shuddafuckup!” “I’m a goddamn adult, for fucks sake!”
I evidently knew it was from gg but if you had single sub options like

I’m sorry, young lady, but we can only sell these to adults.

I’m sorry miss, but I can only sell these comics to adults.

I’m sorry little girl, I can only sell manga like these to adults.

no matter how recognizable the editing styles of the groups are it’s hard to tell them apart.

On a side note since translation parties now feature audio could you also throw in video clips (something down-scaled to 240p would suffice) too sometime in the future

Communard says:

What you suggest would seriously lessen the usefulness of TL parties. How sentences flow and play off each other is a pretty major factor when determining the quality of a script. You shouldn’t need to cater to retards who can’t account for their own biases.

returnity says:

Um, you realize that you may succeed in making them “hard to tell apart” by reducing options to a single sentence… But in trade, all context for the phrasing is lost, nuance & jokes are largely eliminated, and by homogenizing the choices, you simply make it even harder to pick the best out of several lines. So the whole TL party is null & void.

kani says:

I didn’t really have a suggestion in mind since I just like bitching a lot. It’s an inherent issue with these sorts of comparisons when groups have recognizable editing styles, and I guess people will go for the style they like best. If you take away the characterization there isn’t really a point in doing a comparison in the first place.

DmonHiro says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 3 times
FFF: 2 times
gg: 15 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

Yeah… I knew that. If the God HAS A NAME, FUCKING USE IT, YOU MORONS! It’s not just some random name they made up, it’s Ama-FUCKING-terasu. Can’t wait for the actual god, Tsukuyomi to show up, let’s see FFF and Commie fuck that up. And since they call Amaterasu the “Supreme God”, what will they call Susanoo, since he’s showing up soon?

Communard says:

Those are some pretty heathen sounding names. Can’t have that in a Christian fansub.

Someone says:

Maybe it’s just me but I didn’t hear them actually say “Amaterasu”, (the name of the god, if that really is the god’s name), in that line.

fnord says:

How amusing that someone who claims to be a translator complains a word was not used which nobody ever said to begin with.

nINJAkECIL says:

I know, right?
Oh, maybe he has Amaterasu-like hearing that he heard a word that ain’t spoken.

DmonHiro says:

You’re all kidding me, right? You HAVE to be all kidding me, right? Or… was there some OTHER god to whom Izanagi and Izanami gave authority over Japan? Here’s a clue: watch episode 3, when you hear the words “Amaterasu no okami” aroun d 15:30, stop, and slap yourself in the face.

DmonHiro says:

Oh, I’m sorry. I got confused and was arguing with you guys for the completely wrong reason. You’re right, I’m wrong. I didn’t mean to say that they said the Gods name in that line, because she did say “Ultimate/Supreme God”. My bad.

max2k says:

And there you got my fear up that localised translations started to go “full-retarded-modo” and localise personal names. So I can start to breath again and don’t have to fear getting Tourma translated to Bill and Misaka to Samantha, next season.

Vanth says:

Essentials only-

Commie: 1 time
FFF: 3 times
gg: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is FFF

I chose N/A for 1,2,5,6 & 7.

Doesn’t matter anyway ’cause I don’t watch this crap.

Hime says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 12 times
gg: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Well damn

Dark_Sage says:

I’d say that’s pretty conclusive.

Vanth says:

When it comes to comedy anime GG is usally the best choice with their liberal translations.

DmonHiro says:

And when gg has the LEAST localized script, you know you’re in trouble.

Jake says:

Commie: 4 times
FFF: 11 times
gg: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

lygerzero0zero says:

Essentials only. If there was a line where I didn’t know which was more accurate, I put N/A.

Overall scores…
Commie: 0 times
FFF: 5 times
gg: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Might have to go to extended, but it looks like I’m probably going to trust convex when I get around to catching up with this show.

lygerzero0zero says:

Extended:

Commie: 1 time
FFF: 3 times
gg: 5 times

I guess that evens the score between FFF and gg a bit. As a point of interest, 19 was the only one where I thought all three choices were fine, so I checked them all. Pointless perhaps, but I didn’t want to put N/A.

njd09 says:

Commie: 4 times
FFF: 15 times
gg: 7 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Normally, I like cursing in fansubs, but gg took it way too far, imo. But for me, this was totally a Confirmation Bias Fiesta. I’ve been watching FFF’s releases the whole time and didn’t see any reason to consider switching. For the record, I thought Commie’s was terrible.

Neko-Chan says:

Dayum, dat audio feature changes everything.

Commie: 2 times
FFF: 0 times
gg: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

(Didn’t do the extended/essential shit)

Jeffrey-sama says:

Commie: 2 times
FFF: 5 times
gg: 0 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

No surprises here.

Moonlit says:

Commie: 1 time
FFF: 7 times
gg: 3 times

I have been following Commie all this time T_T

Rangi says:

Commie: 10 times
FFF: 4 times
gg: 4 times

I picked the worst lines for each, so now to choose gg or FFF. Will probably stick with gg since they release first.

3173 says:

The audio really helps.

Commie: 8 times
FFF: 8 times
gg: 3 times
It’s a tie between Commie and FFF

Commie seemed to use the more literal translations than liberal of the three while FFF was a mix between literal and liberal.

If you couldn’t tell by my results, I clearly prefer literal subs. gg is far too unnecessarily liberal for me.

3173 says:

Commie seemed to use more literal translations*

Commie: Literal, failed attempts at liberal and has some awkward lines.
FFF: A good mix between literal and liberal. I think they shined where it mattered.
gg: Do you like liberal subs and don’t mind their risks/disadvantages (loss of details that may or may not matter later on, completely changing a characters character and meaning of a sentence, etc.)? then gg is for you!

This is all just my personal opinion ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭

returnity says:

Commie — last bastion of literalsubs.

Kenji says:

Chose Commie for Essential 5 simply because I love literal subs. But Commie crash hard just about most of the lines. Unless Dark Sage’s just being biased, I’m gonna stick with FF for this (`・ω・´)”

Yanaro says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 3 times
FFF: 5 times
gg: 12 times
Looks like your best bet is gg
Seems like it’s time to change to gg although i have been watching FFF’s til now.

Internette says:

Commie: 0 times
FFF: 3 times
gg: 7 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

But then, I already knew that. In fact, every translation party so far has had the victor I thought it would. But I’d assumed any dalliances would’ve been in Commie’s favor, not FFF’s. This is slightly challenging my preconceptions

Dark_Sage says:

I thought about including the lines where gg had “moe” and the other groups translated it to other stuff, but the differences weren’t pronounced enough to warrant inclusion in the party. There were some other weird differences too. For example, FFF had a lot more swearing than I was expecting.

Communard says:

My weebdar totally missed FFF translating “moe” when I watched this episode. I wasted a golden opportunity to make angry posts about the evils of localized anime. I’m a little bit upset about this.

zanon says:

Not sure if there’s any particular way for you to deal with the confirmation bias issue. TL parties take a certain amount of effort, so I don’t see how you could possibly be expected to get one out within hours of a new episode, particularly when some of the groups might vary wildly in release time. If anything the opposite strategy might be the way to go: do a TL party for an older episode, hope people will have forgotten the exact lines in general.

Also, FWIW I agree with 3173: the audio is definitely a major improvement to the format. It’s doubly helpful in fact, in that it both provides immediate context (allowing the translation itself to be judged a bit more clearly), and does that without necessitating opening up whatever group was chosen for that ep and in turn perhaps being reminded what their line was.

The “essential/extended” split is also sugoi deshou. The only entity in this review that gets a 10/10 is D_S.

Chisel says:

What ever happened to releasing The Unlimited today? noticed that you deleted the article saying you’d release it today.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s still coming. I just decided to piss away my time on Catherine.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh fantastic, this episode has another new ED.

Lovely boy says:

Commie: 6 times
FFF: 9 times
gg: 6 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Juular says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 10 times
gg: 5 times

I was expecting Commie to win for me, actually.

Also, might I suggest moving the audio to either directly above or below the choices next time?

NM says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 11 times
gg: 7 times

GG and FFF ftw, but as for subs and stuff I usually pick GG. Never heard of FFF, but looks legit.

Lolmimmie fails.

Teshuju says:

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 7 times
gg: 4 times

Well, I didn´t expect that :3

kokujin-kun says:

Commie: 5 times
FFF: 8 times
gg: 6 times

Sasuga convex, but based Vale is fine too.

Anca says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 4 times
FFF: 1 time
gg: 6 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

Just as expected.
I like gg’s translations because they align perfectly with the audio when it comes to flow and intonation – this is common for pretty much all their recent releases. I understand Japanese and a too liberal translation (the sort of ‘adapting to English’ WhineSubs does for the regular non-funny Unlimited sub track) throws me right out of the show.

Vance says:

Once again, I don’t watch this show.

Commie: 3 times
FFF: 10 times
gg: 4 times
Gibberish guesslations: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

If I actually watched the show, I might have more appreciation for gg’s release, but I doubt the extent to which I’d change my opinion because it seems that I clearly prefer FFF’s editing choices. I tried to avoid choosing “they all sucked” whenever possible.

Vance says:

Fuck. I’m drunk and could have presented myself better here.

AzureHakua says:

Commie: 1 time
FFF: 5 times
gg: 8 times
Looks like your best bet is gg

Vale is a pretty cool guy, I guess.

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