Apparently I’m Not Reviewing Fast Enough…

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…so choose the exact review order to light a fire under my feet. (Tamako 6/7 and Hyobu 6/7 need to be edited/released before I start on the reviews, though.)


My GJ-bu reviews for Anime-Koi and EveTaku are nearly done (I started them a while back). So they’re not in consideration for this poll, cuz I’m not delaying them any longer even if you want me to.

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Maoyuu groups up pending episode 7 script comparisons. If they fail the fansub litmus test again (will check tomorrow), I’ll remove them from the poll.



SomeDuder says:

Why a poll, when the only right answer is obviously Minami-ke?

Or is this some kind of bizarro trick question? WHY?

Dark_Sage says:

Hadena’s no longer Hadena-tier, just FYI.

Icec0ld says:

I hope so. I’d like to see the D_S verdict any way though

kayserlein says:

I don’t hope so. Those Hadena reviews are one of the most hilarious things on this site.

stgmefly says:

Da Capo reviews confirmed for never

Dark_Sage says:

I was heavily considering not doing them. The first minute of Da Capo III’s first episode was the worst thing ever. I doubt I could stand a full episode.

Kamica says:

I’ve heard from various places that it’s necessary watch most of the previous seasons before watching the newest Da Capo. Maybe you want to take that as an excuse to not do the reviews?

Do make sure to do the Chihayafuru review though. Simply because I love everything about that show and I want as many people to become fans as possible.

You’ve got all these reviews to do, combined with all those episode that you need to watch. It seems like an impossibly high mountain to climb.

Dark_Sage says:

Fantastic excuse.

Getchman says:

all that’s required from the previous Da Capo’s is some basic knowledge of the island and that magic tree

stgmefly says:

From what I’ve seen as long as you pay attention it really isn’t necessary though I have watched DCII

stgmefly says:

I don’t really blame you for not wanting to review it honestly I’m kind of wondering why I’m still watching it

Beckett says:

Honestly the only reason I’m still watching it at this point is because, dammit, I watched all of the previous seasons and I’ll be damned if I’m gonna quit in the 11th hour.

Kamica says:

Voted for [Hadena], [FFF] Love Live, and [Commie] Haganai

Adams64 says:

^ So you all know who to blame when the fated time comes

Anca says:

Why do you only ever do translation parties for series I don’t care about? Oh well.

returnity says:

What do you want a TL party for?

Dark_Sage says:

I do TL parties for every series with more than three options.

Anna-chan says:

i still waiting Chihiro for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai s2

Dark_Sage says:

They’ll probably do a Coalgirls BD release of it, but I don’t think you’re gonna get a TV release from them.

Yumi-chan says:

It’s stalled at someone waiting for something. I dunno when but it will be released eventually ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

Haidaraaaaa says:

Just a thought, but why not add a section for visuals at the end of a translation party?

Dark_Sage says:

I could, but I have no idea how to weight it, or how many visuals to include. Ideas?

Haidaraaaaa says:

Basically take the concept of the tl party and apply it to visuals. You could make it optional like how had the expanded section. Instead of more lines you just use visuals like the op and ed styling, typesetting and possibly even the encode.

If the visuals would be counted separately from the script section it could be used as a tiebreaker for those who got even results. So long as you set it up to have an odd number of visuals with raw not being an option.

That’s about as far as I thought. ┐(´~`;)┌

AIsT says:

This is pretty much what I was thinking, I think there should be a karaoke section in tl parties like there are in the reviews.

Dark_Sage says:

I can add that. Karaoke/typesetting shouldn’t be too hard to do. What are y’all expecting from it? One shot from the OP, one from the ED, and one sign?

2ColouredEyes says:

or two for each, at least?

Do Love Live! and consider your Winter2013 done. kthx.

lygerzero0zero says:

“[Doki] DokiDoki! Precure”

…that just amuses me far more than it should.

jakeman95 says:

I’m just curious on what he says about our subs xD Even when he bashes on the things I still get a kick out of it and can hopefully use it to make better subs.

Sheep says:

I was actually going to request Jojo cour 2 / Battle Tendency, it’s not /that/ different a show now, but some more groups are subbing it I think.

MMM I think has improved a bit and people are saying they are the go-to, I’m using them personally but I wanted to know what you thought / review it

But now I don’t have to and can just vote for it.
Cool shit.

I also wish to steal your image, would you allow me to do that?

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, “steal” whatever you want.

Sheep says:

Thanks bb~
and I meant the NO TIME FOR ANIME image to be specific @returnity

natsukashii-ne says:


Dark_Sage says:

“Thanks, baby.”
“And returnity, I was talking about the “No Time For Anime” image macro Dark_Sage included in the post, not his avatar.”

returnity says:

His avatar? I’ve always wonder, D_S, who is that?

Dark_Sage says:

Nobody knows. Here’s the full thing if you wanna figure it out.

Vanth says:

Wat, I thought you said she was Konori Mii from To aru Kagaku no Railgun.

Dark_Sage says:

One of my previous avatars was.

Humanity says:

Seems to be from here:
User “kotaka” from Pixiv. From the sidebar you can see there are other pictures of this character.

Humanity says:

Upon further investigation: It seems to be a character named “Noel” from what appears to be a card based mobile game called “Sword x Sword”.

Sure am glad we’ve sorted that out.

Dark_Sage says:

Apparently she’s not popular enough to even have fake goods on TaoBao. Disappoint. :(

Thanks for the investigation <3

returnity says:

Took me forever to figure out that my avatar was a stylized Haman Karn in traditional Japanese yukata…
I originally had chosen it because I stumbled across it on a Gundam fansite, and I loved the art style & my current girlfriend had purple hair. Despite my Gundam obsession, I didn’t realize til far later that I had also picked one of the best characters from UC Gundam inadvertantly.

It’s the little mysteries that haunt us.

AzureHakua says:

It’s okay man. Reviewing shit takes a lot of time and effort. I’m surprised you can even review as much as you do.

Dark_Sage says:

All right, just compared scripts on Maoyuu for 07.

Commie and Anime-Koi are disqualified again. FFF and Hatsuyuki are apparently the only groups who are actually fansubbing the show.

The hilarious thing is Commie’s and Anime-Koi’s “editing” makes the scripts worse.

natsukashii-ne says:

What percent of the script would you estimate AnimeKoi & Hatsuyuki are altering?

Dark_Sage says:

Those were a… random two to pick. I’d guesstimate 20% for Anime-Koi and 50% for Hatsuyuki. Honestly, Notepad++ doesn’t give me numbers and I’m not going to sit here counting lines to get an accurate count.

njd09 says:

Out of curiosity, what’s your arbitrary editing threshold? Considering the fact that we (Anime-Koi) TLCed every line and edited a fair amount of the script, I figured we’d at least be worth a review. We do spend a lot of time on the show – I certainly spend enough time editing it, that’s for sure.

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t have any numbers I work off — I just look at the scripts side by side and if it seems like you spent 30 minutes or more on the script, it qualifies.

How long did you deliberate on whether or not to turn “amazing” into “awesome”?

njd09 says:

That? Maybe a minute or two. I really don’t see what’s so bad about changing “sugoi” to “awesome”, but hey, I’m biased.

As for the whole script, a few hours. I did edit more than what’s in that screenshot, and we fixed some not-quite-accurate lines as well, as we do in every ep. A lot of our edited lines are big improvements, but sometimes lines don’t need to be changed. I’m not going to reword every line in the script just because I can.

Lastly, I don’t know how ours measures up to the other groups’ releases, but it’s certainly better than CR’s. The translation errors we correct are enough of a reason to recommend us over CR, at least in my opinion.

Dark_Sage says:

I didn’t have a problem with amazing -> awesome, I was just commenting it didn’t require a lot of work to do. If you think you put enough effort into editing the script, fine. I’ll throw you back up on the queue.

Grumbledore says:

DS, you once posted a link to a blog that reviewed translation accuracy in one of your comments. Any chance you could post the link again? It was a blog with a black background.

Dark_Sage says:

Ah, you mean Vale’s self-reviews?

Grumbledore says:

Wait, self reviews?

And dammit I just saw the about us… So that was a Commie blog, huh? Not sure how I missed it, especially with the name. Thanks for the link, though.

PS – for the first time you had good taste in anime. I usually send your favorite shows to the bottom of my backlog, but Kotoura is actually pretty damn good. D-don’t get the wrong idea, you baka.

Dark_Sage says:

I say “self-reviews” because he reviews releases not only from groups he’s in, but from releases he’s been personally involved in, as a translator/TLC. I linked to the site quite a bit before, but they’ve made it quite clear what kind of site they really are, so I’m not going to anymore.

Oh, you liked Kotoura? Then don’t read my revised opinion of it:
(I may be a hopeless case.)

Grumbledore says:

Yeah, it is fishy, but I dont know any other site that does this. Might be time to bite the bullet and put that 30gb torrent of moonrune tutorials to good use.

Also, goddammit, can’t we agree on anything?

Dark_Sage says:

We’ve started. Yell at Rekyu to put more articles out there?

Grumbledore says:

Oh, good – I will keep that in mind. Are you planning on incorporating it into your usual reviews as well if it takes off (maybe not integrating the score, but as a side comment sort of thing?).

Dark_Sage says:

Rekyu’s scores will not affect mine, nor will mine affect his. I don’t mind linking to his reviews in mine, but I can’t promise I’ll go back and update my reviews to display when he comes out with his. Your best bet for that kinda linkage would be the review summary. You can see how it works right now with Mondaiji:

puddi says:

He told us we’d light a fire under his feet.

He didn’t tell us that he’s wearing heat-proof shoes.

Dark_Sage says:


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