Translation Party: [Anime-Koi vs. Hadena vs. Doki vs. FFF] Date A Live (Episode 01)

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I’m sorry, I lied to you with my last article. Turns out, the best girl is Anemia-chan, not Kotori. Update your notes accordingly.

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Spoiler:
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Date A Live – Episode 01

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

Anime-Koi

Hadena

Doki

FFF

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

 

Essential 1.

Imoutopia~

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Date A Live 01

Anime-Koi :: Ugh!
>Ahahahaha, “Ugh!”
>Now I’ve taught you a lesson.

Hadena :: Oomph!
>Haha! Oomph!
>You’re so funny.

Doki :: GOUF!
>You said “GOUF”!
>That’s a mobile suit for terrestrial warfare!

FFF :: Gouf!
>You just said “Gouf!”
>That’s a mobile suit!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

Too RE for me.

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Date A Live 02

Anime-Koi :: If I don’t get another 10 minutes of sleep right now,
I’ll be infected by a virus which makes me tickle my little sister.
A virus known as the “T-Virus.”

Hadena :: If I don’t sleep for 10 more minutes, I’ll be infected by a virus that makes me tickle you.
In other words, I’m being infected by the Tic-Virus.

Doki :: I’ve caught the “I have to sleep for ten more minutes,
or else I will tickle my sister to death” virus.
Abbreviated as the “T-virus”.

FFF :: I’ve got the “If you don’t let me sleep for at least another 10 minutes,
I will tickle my little sister uncontrollably” virus.
Also known as the T-virus.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

Essential 3.

The fuck’s up with her hands? She must be a two-fisted eater.

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Date A Live 03

Anime-Koi :: Do you have any special requests for lunch?
>Deluxe Kid’s Plate!
Isn’t that from a family restaurant’s menu?
This shop isn’t going to have that.

Hadena :: Is there anything special you want for dinner?
>Deluxe-Kid’s-Plate!
Isn’t that from the menus of family restaurants?
We won’t be able to prepare it in our shop.

Doki :: Any requests for lunch?
>The Deluxe Kid’s Plate!
Isn’t that something out of a family restaurant?
I’m sorry, but this kitchen doesn’t have that on the menu.

FFF :: Is there anything in particular you’d like for lunch?
>The Deluxe Kids’ Lunch!
That’s something you’d find at a diner.
I’m sorry, but you won’t find that here.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

Bi-kun laying the smooth moves on MC-kun.

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Date A Live 04

Anime-Koi :: Itsuka?
Wanna go home together?
>Sorry, I already have plans with someone.
Oh? Is it a girl?
>Well, she {\i1}is{\i0} a girl,
>but it’s Kotori.
I knew it.
According to my research, you don’t have any female friends to eat lunch with.
>You talk too much.

Hadena :: Itsuka?
Wanna go home together?
>Sorry, I’m reserved.
Oh? A girl?
>Well, sorta.
>It’s Kotori after all.
I got it.
According to my research, there isn’t a single girl you know who’d eat lunch with you.
>You talk too much.

Doki :: Itsuka, let’s go home together.
>Sorry, I’ve got plans.
Oh, with a girl?
>I guess you could say that.
>It’s just Kotori though.
I know.
From what I know,
there’s no girl who likes you enough to have lunch with you.
>That’s going too far.

FFF :: Itsuka, let’s go home together.
>Sorry, I’ve already got plans.
Oh? With a girl?
>You could say that. Just Kotori, though.
I know.
From my investigations,
I’ve concluded that no girl would ever agree to have lunch with you.
>That’s going too far.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

If you can TL this, you’re better at anime than four fansub groups. In which case, come back to us, [afk]!

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Date A Live 05

Anime-Koi :: Control Error:
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
Princess!
She’s here…

Hadena :: Contorea.
Aurabu, Utorim mescar.
Most matching… Princess!
There she is.

Doki :: Control Error:
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
Host pattern matched: PRINCESS
So she’s come.

FFF :: Control error:
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
It’s here.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

Have you ever noticed that Japanese people tend to never get haircuts?

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Date A Live 06

Anime-Koi :: Calm down!
Don’t forget your sweets, line up in twos,
don’t push, don’t run, dress up!
>Teacher, please calm down.
Y-Yeah, you’re right…

Hadena :: Calm down!
Don’t push! Stay calm and collected.
>You are the one who needs to calm down.
Y-Yes…

Doki :: Everyone, stay calm!
Remember the three D’s and head to the shelter in two columns.
Don’t push, don’t cut in line.
Oh my god, we’re going to Die.
>I think {\i1}you’re{\i0} the one who needs to stay calm.
O-Of course.

FFF :: Calm down, everyone! Don’t forget the three S’s! Single file, steady line, skeletons!
>Miss, {\i1}you{\i0} need to calm down.
Y-Y-You’re right.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

Imouto-chan being harsh.

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Date A Live 07

Anime-Koi :: I knew your memory sucked,
but I never thought it was {\i1}this{\i0} bad.
Maybe you should reserve a spot at the nursing home.

Hadena :: I knew you had a bad habit of forgetting things,
but I never knew it was this bad.
Maybe you should register for one of those old age homes.

Doki :: I knew you had a terrible memory, but you disappoint me.
Should I call and reserve you a spot in a retirement home?

FFF :: I knew you had an awful memory, but I never thought it was {\i1}that{\i0} bad.
Maybe I should already be looking for a retirement home for you.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

An explanation.

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Date A Live 08

Anime-Koi :: They are the “AST”.
They’re our Anti-Spirits Team.
Once a Spirit appears, they’ll fly to the spot and take care of her.
In other words, they’ll kill her!

Hadena :: These are AST.
They’re our Anti-Spirits Team.
When a “Spirit” appears, they fly to that spot and take care of them.
In other words, they’ll kill her!

Doki :: Secondly, this is AST.
They’re the Counter-Spirit division of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
When a Spirit appears, they fly over and deal with the Spirit.
To put it simply, they kill them.

FFF :: Secondly, these are the AST.
They’re the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Anti-spirit Team.
If a Spirit appears, these guys fly over and deal with the situation.
Basically, they slaughter them.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 9.

Murasame becoming a sensei.

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Date A Live 09

Anime-Koi :: It’s the second day of the new term,
but we have a new deputy in charge of this class.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I’m your physics teacher.

Hadena :: It’s the second day of new term.
We have a new co-form teacher.
>I’m Murasame Reine,
>I am the physics teacher.

Doki :: Um, this is just the second day of the new term,
but we have a new assistant homeroom teacher joining us.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I teach physics.

FFF :: Um, although it’s only been two days since the term started,
we’ll be having a new assistant homeroom teacher with us.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I teach Physics.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 10.

Best best best

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Date A Live 10

Anime-Koi :: Chief Analytic Officer Murasame!
>Just call me Reine, Shintarou.
No… My name is Shidou.
>Oh, that’s right.
>I’m sorry, Shin.
You’re not even {\i1}trying{\i0} to get it right!

Hadena :: The Murasame Analysis Chamber?
>Call me Reine, Shintarou.
I am Shido.
>I see.
>Sorry, Shin.
That was totally hollow!

Doki :: Mind explaining what you’re up to, Analytics Officer Murasame?
>Call me Reine, Shintarou.
Um, my name is Shido.
>I see.
>Sorry, Shin.
Are you even trying to get it right?

FFF :: What’s going on, analysis officer Murasame?
>Just call me Reine, Shintarou.
No, my name is Shido.
>I see. My bad, Shin.
Are you even {\i1}trying{\i0} to get it right?!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

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.

MC-kun, comforting his imouto.

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Date A Live E01

Anime-Koi :: Calm down. I’m my usual self now.
>O-Onii-chan!
Don’t be scared, don’t be scared.
Me. Kotori. Friend.

Hadena :: Calm down, I’m still your usual brother.
>Onii-chan!
Don’t worry, don’t worry,
I. Kotori. Friends.

Doki :: Calm down!
It’s your usual Onii-chan.
>O-Onii-chan?
Don’t be scared.
I’m Kotori’s… friend.

FFF :: Calm down. I’m all right now.
>O-Onii-chan?
There’s nothing to be afraid of.
I’m your friend!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

Spacequake sounds like a packaged desert. I’m hungry now.

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Date A Live E02

Anime-Koi :: Spacequakes.
Wide-area, oscillatory phenomenons of unknown origin.
As suggested in the name, they are caused by tremors through space itself,
and destroy everything around the region.
An atrocious disaster.

Hadena :: Spacequakes.
A destructive phenomenon of unknown origins.
Like the name says, it’s a void which destroys everything around and in it.
An unexplainable phenomenon.

Doki :: Spacequakes.
Wide area vibrational phenomena whose cause is unknown.
As the name suggests, the space itself shakes,
destroying everything in the affected area.
It’s an outrageous natural disaster.

FFF :: Spacequakes.
Widespread disturbances of space of unknown origin.
As the name suggests, it’s when a region of space shakes, destroying all within.
Nobody knows why they happen.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Imoultimatum.

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Date A Live E03

Anime-Koi :: You have to come even if the restaurant’s getting held up by terrorists!
>We can’t have our lunch if the restaurant’s getting held up, now can we?

Hadena :: Even if the shop is taken over by terrorists, you must come!
>We won’t be able to eat if the shop’s under attack.

Doki :: Even if terrorists come and take over the restaurant,
you still absolutely have to come.
>If they do, then we won’t be getting any food.

FFF :: Even if terrorists take over the restaurant, you’ll still have to come!
>If that happened, we wouldn’t be eating at all.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Yeah, it’s long, but you won’t get the point unless I include all three sections.

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Date A Live E04

Anime-Koi :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
They’re too friendly with each other.
>So it’s true that he has a sister complex.
>>He makes me sick.
<…>
Well, there’s also {\i1}these{\i0} kind of rumors.
>There’s a rumor that Tonomachi swings both ways…
>>He makes me sick.
What’s the matter?
>I thought I just saw that super genius…
>>She makes me sick.

Hadena :: Isn’t that Itsuko-kun?
That’s creepy.
>So it was true that he’s a sis-con.
>>I can’t stand him.
<…>
Well, there are {\i1}those{\i0} type of rumors as well.
>The rumors that Tonomachi swings that way.
>>I can’t stand him.
What’s up?
>I just saw that genius girl…
>>I can’t stand her.

Doki :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
Aren’t they a little too close?
>So he really does have a sister complex, like the rumours say.
>>Gross.
<…>
Well, there’s rumours about him too.
>People say Tonomachi-kun swings both ways…
>>Gross.
What’s wrong?
>I think I just spotted the super genius.
>>Gross.

FFF :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
Those two are way too touchy-feely.
>So he really does have a thing for his sister.
>>Gross.
<…>
Well, there’s a rumor about him, too.
>They say Tonomachi swings both ways.
>>Gross.
What’s wrong?
>I think I just saw the super genius.
>>Gross.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

Bi-kun telling it straight.

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Date A Live E05

Anime-Koi :: Isn’t that just a dating sim?!
>There’s no replacement for her.
>Don’t be prejudiced!

Hadena :: Isn’t that a girlfriend app?!
>There aren’t any replacements for her.
>Don’t support imitations!

Doki :: What!? That’s a dating simulator!
>She’s no different from a normal girlfriend.
>Don’t discriminate.

FFF :: That’s a dating sim!
>A girlfriend is a girlfriend. Stop being so close-minded!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

I think she can hear you guys.

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Date A Live E06

Anime-Koi :: Her grades are always top-notch,
she’s perfect at sports,
and on top of that, she’s a real beauty.
She’s never fallen out of the top three on my survey of girls that guys want to date.

Hadena :: She’s the valedictorian.
Her health is perfect.
On top of that, she’s a real beauty.
She’s so perfect that she’s never dropped out of the top three girls, in my list of top ten girlfriends.

Doki :: She always has the highest scores in the grade and is flawless at PE.
On top of that, she’s gorgeous.
She’s never fallen out of the top three in the {\i1}Girls who I want to be my lover{\i0} ranking, from what I know.

FFF :: She’s got the highest grades in our year, including PE.
And to top it off, she’s a real beauty.
She’s always been one of the top three girls I’d like to date.{except for that really poorly drawn ear}

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

A generic conversation.

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Date A Live E07

Anime-Koi :: You’ve also come to kill me, right?
In that case, let me finish you off quickly.
>W-Wait a minute!
>T-There’s no way I’m here for that!
What?
>T-To kill…
>In the first place, who are you?

Hadena :: You came to kill me too, didn’t you?
Then let me finish you off quickly.
>H-Hey wait!
>There’s no way I’d do that.
>Why would I kill you?
>Besides, who are you?

Doki :: You’re here to kill me, aren’t you?
Then, I’ll cut you down now.
>H-Hold it right there!
>There’s no way I’d do that.
What did you say?
>I wouldn’t kill you.
>To begin with, who are you?

FFF :: You’re here to kill me, aren’t you?
If that’s the case, I will finish you here and now.
>Hold it, hold it!
>There is no way I’d do that!
What?
>I’d never kill someone.
>Who are you, anyway?

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 8.

It’s like Sankarea all over again <3

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Date A Live E08

Anime-Koi :: I’m the Chief Analytic Officer here,
Murasame Reine.

Hadena :: I’m the officer in-charge of analysis,
Murasame Reine.

Doki :: I’m the Analytics Officer, Murasame Reine.

FFF :: I am the analysis officer here, Murasame Reine.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 9.

Bear with me on this, but I think the lollipop is symbolism.

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Date A Live E09

Anime-Koi :: So, this is a monster we classify as a “Spirit”,
and we just lost track of her.
In other words, she disappeared.
And so we’ll—

Hadena :: So this is the monster we call the “Spirit”.
We just lost her.
In other words, she vanished.
So we—

Doki :: This is a monster we call a Spirit, which we just lost track of.
In other words, she disappeared.
And this is–

FFF :: These things are called Spirits, which we just lost.
In other words, they disappeared.
And this is…

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 10.

She’s so disappoint~ <3

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Date A Live E10

Anime-Koi :: What is it?
You have the commander here personally explaining things to you.
Shouldn’t you be a bit more appreciative of such an honor?
I’ll let you lick the soles of my feet.

Hadena :: What? The commander is personally explaining this to you, how about you have some respect.
I’ll only let you lick the sole of my feet right now, though.

Doki :: What is it?
The captain is going out of her way to give you an explanation.
You should shedding tears of joy at the honour.
For now, I’ll give you the special privilege of licking the soles of my feet.

FFF :: What now?
You’re already making the commander give you a personal explanation.
You should be shedding tears of joy for such an honor.
For now, I’ll give you the privilege of licking my feet.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

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Essential 1.

Imoutopia~

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Date A Live 01

Anime-Koi :: Ugh!
>Ahahahaha, “Ugh!”
>Now I’ve taught you a lesson.

Hadena :: Oomph!
>Haha! Oomph!
>You’re so funny.

Doki :: GOUF!
>You said “GOUF”!
>That’s a mobile suit for terrestrial warfare!

FFF :: Gouf!
>You just said “Gouf!”
>That’s a mobile suit!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

Too RE for me.

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Date A Live 02

Anime-Koi :: If I don’t get another 10 minutes of sleep right now,
I’ll be infected by a virus which makes me tickle my little sister.
A virus known as the “T-Virus.”

Hadena :: If I don’t sleep for 10 more minutes, I’ll be infected by a virus that makes me tickle you.
In other words, I’m being infected by the Tic-Virus.

Doki :: I’ve caught the “I have to sleep for ten more minutes,
or else I will tickle my sister to death” virus.
Abbreviated as the “T-virus”.

FFF :: I’ve got the “If you don’t let me sleep for at least another 10 minutes,
I will tickle my little sister uncontrollably” virus.
Also known as the T-virus.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

The fuck’s up with her hands? She must be a two-fisted eater.

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Date A Live 03

Anime-Koi :: Do you have any special requests for lunch?
>Deluxe Kid’s Plate!
Isn’t that from a family restaurant’s menu?
This shop isn’t going to have that.

Hadena :: Is there anything special you want for dinner?
>Deluxe-Kid’s-Plate!
Isn’t that from the menus of family restaurants?
We won’t be able to prepare it in our shop.

Doki :: Any requests for lunch?
>The Deluxe Kid’s Plate!
Isn’t that something out of a family restaurant?
I’m sorry, but this kitchen doesn’t have that on the menu.

FFF :: Is there anything in particular you’d like for lunch?
>The Deluxe Kids’ Lunch!
That’s something you’d find at a diner.
I’m sorry, but you won’t find that here.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

Bi-kun laying the smooth moves on MC-kun.

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Date A Live 04

Anime-Koi :: Itsuka?
Wanna go home together?
>Sorry, I already have plans with someone.
Oh? Is it a girl?
>Well, she {\i1}is{\i0} a girl,
>but it’s Kotori.
I knew it.
According to my research, you don’t have any female friends to eat lunch with.
>You talk too much.

Hadena :: Itsuka?
Wanna go home together?
>Sorry, I’m reserved.
Oh? A girl?
>Well, sorta.
>It’s Kotori after all.
I got it.
According to my research, there isn’t a single girl you know who’d eat lunch with you.
>You talk too much.

Doki :: Itsuka, let’s go home together.
>Sorry, I’ve got plans.
Oh, with a girl?
>I guess you could say that.
>It’s just Kotori though.
I know.
From what I know,
there’s no girl who likes you enough to have lunch with you.
>That’s going too far.

FFF :: Itsuka, let’s go home together.
>Sorry, I’ve already got plans.
Oh? With a girl?
>You could say that. Just Kotori, though.
I know.
From my investigations,
I’ve concluded that no girl would ever agree to have lunch with you.
>That’s going too far.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

If you can TL this, you’re better at anime than four fansub groups. In which case, come back to us, [afk]!

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Date A Live 05

Anime-Koi :: Control Error:
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
Princess!
She’s here…

Hadena :: Contorea.
Aurabu, Utorim mescar.
Most matching… Princess!
There she is.

Doki :: Control Error:
{Untranslated}
{Untranslated}
Host pattern matched: PRINCESS
So she’s come.

FFF :: Control error:
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
TL Note: This is probably gibberish.
It’s here.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

Have you ever noticed that Japanese people tend to never get haircuts?

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Date A Live 06

Anime-Koi :: Calm down!
Don’t forget your sweets, line up in twos,
don’t push, don’t run, dress up!
>Teacher, please calm down.
Y-Yeah, you’re right…

Hadena :: Calm down!
Don’t push! Stay calm and collected.
>You are the one who needs to calm down.
Y-Yes…

Doki :: Everyone, stay calm!
Remember the three D’s and head to the shelter in two columns.
Don’t push, don’t cut in line.
Oh my god, we’re going to Die.
>I think {\i1}you’re{\i0} the one who needs to stay calm.
O-Of course.

FFF :: Calm down, everyone! Don’t forget the three S’s! Single file, steady line, skeletons!
>Miss, {\i1}you{\i0} need to calm down.
Y-Y-You’re right.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

Imouto-chan being harsh.

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Date A Live 07

Anime-Koi :: I knew your memory sucked,
but I never thought it was {\i1}this{\i0} bad.
Maybe you should reserve a spot at the nursing home.

Hadena :: I knew you had a bad habit of forgetting things,
but I never knew it was this bad.
Maybe you should register for one of those old age homes.

Doki :: I knew you had a terrible memory, but you disappoint me.
Should I call and reserve you a spot in a retirement home?

FFF :: I knew you had an awful memory, but I never thought it was {\i1}that{\i0} bad.
Maybe I should already be looking for a retirement home for you.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

An explanation.

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Date A Live 08

Anime-Koi :: They are the “AST”.
They’re our Anti-Spirits Team.
Once a Spirit appears, they’ll fly to the spot and take care of her.
In other words, they’ll kill her!

Hadena :: These are AST.
They’re our Anti-Spirits Team.
When a “Spirit” appears, they fly to that spot and take care of them.
In other words, they’ll kill her!

Doki :: Secondly, this is AST.
They’re the Counter-Spirit division of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
When a Spirit appears, they fly over and deal with the Spirit.
To put it simply, they kill them.

FFF :: Secondly, these are the AST.
They’re the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Anti-spirit Team.
If a Spirit appears, these guys fly over and deal with the situation.
Basically, they slaughter them.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 9.

Murasame becoming a sensei.

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Date A Live 09

Anime-Koi :: It’s the second day of the new term,
but we have a new deputy in charge of this class.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I’m your physics teacher.

Hadena :: It’s the second day of new term.
We have a new co-form teacher.
>I’m Murasame Reine,
>I am the physics teacher.

Doki :: Um, this is just the second day of the new term,
but we have a new assistant homeroom teacher joining us.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I teach physics.

FFF :: Um, although it’s only been two days since the term started,
we’ll be having a new assistant homeroom teacher with us.
>I’m Murasame Reine.
>I teach Physics.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 10.

Best best best

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Date A Live 10

Anime-Koi :: Chief Analytic Officer Murasame!
>Just call me Reine, Shintarou.
No… My name is Shidou.
>Oh, that’s right.
>I’m sorry, Shin.
You’re not even {\i1}trying{\i0} to get it right!

Hadena :: The Murasame Analysis Chamber?
>Call me Reine, Shintarou.
I am Shido.
>I see.
>Sorry, Shin.
That was totally hollow!

Doki :: Mind explaining what you’re up to, Analytics Officer Murasame?
>Call me Reine, Shintarou.
Um, my name is Shido.
>I see.
>Sorry, Shin.
Are you even trying to get it right?

FFF :: What’s going on, analysis officer Murasame?
>Just call me Reine, Shintarou.
No, my name is Shido.
>I see. My bad, Shin.
Are you even {\i1}trying{\i0} to get it right?!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Decision Point:

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.)
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.

MC-kun, comforting his imouto.

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Date A Live E01

Anime-Koi :: Calm down. I’m my usual self now.
>O-Onii-chan!
Don’t be scared, don’t be scared.
Me. Kotori. Friend.

Hadena :: Calm down, I’m still your usual brother.
>Onii-chan!
Don’t worry, don’t worry,
I. Kotori. Friends.

Doki :: Calm down!
It’s your usual Onii-chan.
>O-Onii-chan?
Don’t be scared.
I’m Kotori’s… friend.

FFF :: Calm down. I’m all right now.
>O-Onii-chan?
There’s nothing to be afraid of.
I’m your friend!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

Spacequake sounds like a packaged desert. I’m hungry now.

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Date A Live E02

Anime-Koi :: Spacequakes.
Wide-area, oscillatory phenomenons of unknown origin.
As suggested in the name, they are caused by tremors through space itself,
and destroy everything around the region.
An atrocious disaster.

Hadena :: Spacequakes.
A destructive phenomenon of unknown origins.
Like the name says, it’s a void which destroys everything around and in it.
An unexplainable phenomenon.

Doki :: Spacequakes.
Wide area vibrational phenomena whose cause is unknown.
As the name suggests, the space itself shakes,
destroying everything in the affected area.
It’s an outrageous natural disaster.

FFF :: Spacequakes.
Widespread disturbances of space of unknown origin.
As the name suggests, it’s when a region of space shakes, destroying all within.
Nobody knows why they happen.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Imoultimatum.

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Date A Live E03

Anime-Koi :: You have to come even if the restaurant’s getting held up by terrorists!
>We can’t have our lunch if the restaurant’s getting held up, now can we?

Hadena :: Even if the shop is taken over by terrorists, you must come!
>We won’t be able to eat if the shop’s under attack.

Doki :: Even if terrorists come and take over the restaurant,
you still absolutely have to come.
>If they do, then we won’t be getting any food.

FFF :: Even if terrorists take over the restaurant, you’ll still have to come!
>If that happened, we wouldn’t be eating at all.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

Yeah, it’s long, but you won’t get the point unless I include all three sections.

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Date A Live E04

Anime-Koi :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
They’re too friendly with each other.
>So it’s true that he has a sister complex.
>>He makes me sick.
<…>
Well, there’s also {\i1}these{\i0} kind of rumors.
>There’s a rumor that Tonomachi swings both ways…
>>He makes me sick.
What’s the matter?
>I thought I just saw that super genius…
>>She makes me sick.

Hadena :: Isn’t that Itsuko-kun?
That’s creepy.
>So it was true that he’s a sis-con.
>>I can’t stand him.
<…>
Well, there are {\i1}those{\i0} type of rumors as well.
>The rumors that Tonomachi swings that way.
>>I can’t stand him.
What’s up?
>I just saw that genius girl…
>>I can’t stand her.

Doki :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
Aren’t they a little too close?
>So he really does have a sister complex, like the rumours say.
>>Gross.
<…>
Well, there’s rumours about him too.
>People say Tonomachi-kun swings both ways…
>>Gross.
What’s wrong?
>I think I just spotted the super genius.
>>Gross.

FFF :: Isn’t that Itsuka-kun?
Those two are way too touchy-feely.
>So he really does have a thing for his sister.
>>Gross.
<…>
Well, there’s a rumor about him, too.
>They say Tonomachi swings both ways.
>>Gross.
What’s wrong?
>I think I just saw the super genius.
>>Gross.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

Bi-kun telling it straight.

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Date A Live E05

Anime-Koi :: Isn’t that just a dating sim?!
>There’s no replacement for her.
>Don’t be prejudiced!

Hadena :: Isn’t that a girlfriend app?!
>There aren’t any replacements for her.
>Don’t support imitations!

Doki :: What!? That’s a dating simulator!
>She’s no different from a normal girlfriend.
>Don’t discriminate.

FFF :: That’s a dating sim!
>A girlfriend is a girlfriend. Stop being so close-minded!

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

I think she can hear you guys.

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Date A Live E06

Anime-Koi :: Her grades are always top-notch,
she’s perfect at sports,
and on top of that, she’s a real beauty.
She’s never fallen out of the top three on my survey of girls that guys want to date.

Hadena :: She’s the valedictorian.
Her health is perfect.
On top of that, she’s a real beauty.
She’s so perfect that she’s never dropped out of the top three girls, in my list of top ten girlfriends.

Doki :: She always has the highest scores in the grade and is flawless at PE.
On top of that, she’s gorgeous.
She’s never fallen out of the top three in the {\i1}Girls who I want to be my lover{\i0} ranking, from what I know.

FFF :: She’s got the highest grades in our year, including PE.
And to top it off, she’s a real beauty.
She’s always been one of the top three girls I’d like to date.{except for that really poorly drawn ear}

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

A generic conversation.

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Date A Live E07

Anime-Koi :: You’ve also come to kill me, right?
In that case, let me finish you off quickly.
>W-Wait a minute!
>T-There’s no way I’m here for that!
What?
>T-To kill…
>In the first place, who are you?

Hadena :: You came to kill me too, didn’t you?
Then let me finish you off quickly.
>H-Hey wait!
>There’s no way I’d do that.
>Why would I kill you?
>Besides, who are you?

Doki :: You’re here to kill me, aren’t you?
Then, I’ll cut you down now.
>H-Hold it right there!
>There’s no way I’d do that.
What did you say?
>I wouldn’t kill you.
>To begin with, who are you?

FFF :: You’re here to kill me, aren’t you?
If that’s the case, I will finish you here and now.
>Hold it, hold it!
>There is no way I’d do that!
What?
>I’d never kill someone.
>Who are you, anyway?

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 8.

It’s like Sankarea all over again <3

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Date A Live E08

Anime-Koi :: I’m the Chief Analytic Officer here,
Murasame Reine.

Hadena :: I’m the officer in-charge of analysis,
Murasame Reine.

Doki :: I’m the Analytics Officer, Murasame Reine.

FFF :: I am the analysis officer here, Murasame Reine.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 9.

Bear with me on this, but I think the lollipop is symbolism.

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Date A Live E09

Anime-Koi :: So, this is a monster we classify as a “Spirit”,
and we just lost track of her.
In other words, she disappeared.
And so we’ll—

Hadena :: So this is the monster we call the “Spirit”.
We just lost her.
In other words, she vanished.
So we—

Doki :: This is a monster we call a Spirit, which we just lost track of.
In other words, she disappeared.
And this is–

FFF :: These things are called Spirits, which we just lost.
In other words, they disappeared.
And this is…

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 10.

She’s so disappoint~ <3

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Date A Live E10

Anime-Koi :: What is it?
You have the commander here personally explaining things to you.
Shouldn’t you be a bit more appreciative of such an honor?
I’ll let you lick the soles of my feet.

Hadena :: What? The commander is personally explaining this to you, how about you have some respect.
I’ll only let you lick the sole of my feet right now, though.

Doki :: What is it?
The captain is going out of her way to give you an explanation.
You should shedding tears of joy at the honour.
For now, I’ll give you the special privilege of licking the soles of my feet.

FFF :: What now?
You’re already making the commander give you a personal explanation.
You should be shedding tears of joy for such an honor.
For now, I’ll give you the privilege of licking my feet.

Zero-Raws it is :: N/A. They all suck.

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39 Comments

Jii-san says:

Not sure if it’s just me, but the N/A choices don’t seem to be working: http://i.imgur.com/YFfeEa0.png

Dark_Sage says:

Fixed.

Jii-san says:

Wait, what the fuck happened to FFF?

http://i.imgur.com/Qmfu5ba.png

Dark_Sage says:

Did you refresh after I said “Fixed”?

Jii-san says:

(シ_ _)シ

Overall scores…
Anime-Koi: 4 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 6 times
FFF: 9 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

danuchiha99 says:

Anime-Koi: 1
Other choices: 0

Looks like Anime-Koi’s the winner… lol

Dark_Sage says:

Overall scores…
Anime-Koi: 3 times
Hadena: 3 times
Doki: 6 times
FFF: 8 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

temp_late says:

Nobody: 4 times
Anime-Koi: 3 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 5 times
FFF: 8 times

F-F-Fiesta. Also, dat ear.

Vanth says:

Anime-Koi: 4 times
Hadena: 2 times
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 5 times

Looks like your best bet is Doki.

Didn’t expect that. It appears that Doki sustained proper flow between dialogues and managed to get the intent across more accurately(at least from my perception).

D_S please tell us what FFF’s got that the others didn’t.

Dark_Sage says:

I’d say it’s a race between Doki and FFF. If you check them line-by-line, you’ll see they have the same ideas.

Essential 1’s Gundam joke.
Not calling their house a “shop” in Essential 3.
Essential 6’s “Three __” punnery.
Noting that the ASF’s are part of the SDF in Essential 8.
Calling Murasame an assistant teacher in Essential 9.

These are all important enough to say the choice is between those two. As for which of the two to pick, I dunno. I didn’t analyze them that far. FFF had some lines I liked better than Doki’s and vice versa. If you liked Doki’s better based on your analysis, go with Doki’s. I think they did a decent job.

Vanth says:

Hmm Doki it is then, though I might change my mind after I read your ep02 review.

Ryuk/Kamina-kun says:

I got Doki -_-

Dark_Sage says:

As you can see from my response to Vanth, I wouldn’t say that’s a bad thing.

Ryuk/Kamina-kun says:

Doki’s pretty good. I only did half of the whole thing. But I like Doki, not a bad sub. Their karaoke is always the same though.

Communard says:

Anime-Koi: 3 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 6 times

One of these days I’ll get a conclusive result I feel satisfied with.

Anime-Koi: 6 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 10 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

FFF’s was the one I watched, so I’ll say confirmation bias was present here.

Melchizedek says:

Anime-Koi: 4 times
Hadena: 6 times
Doki: 2 times
FFF: 6 times
It’s a tie between Hadena and FFF

I ain’t even mad

kokujin-kun says:

Anime-Koi: 1 time
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 3 times
FFF: 3 times
It’s a tie between Doki and FFF

Doki?

Dark_Sage says:

Doki.

temp_late says:

PreCure.

Dark_Sage says:

oh u

Hime says:

Anime-Koi: 4 times
Hadena: 2 times
Doki: 4 times
FFF: 6 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Godcore says:

Anime-Koi: 0 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 1 time
FFF: 5 times

One from Hadena. Weird.

stgmefly says:

Well Doki raped the others for me but in the end they all seem slightly questionable

Solaristics says:

Overall scores…
Anime-Koi: 2 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 2 times
FFF: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

sandoe41 says:

14 votes for FFF, but I will call it confirmation bias since I watched their release.

sandoe41 says:

Side note: for those who are thinking of re-editing the subs to suit their own tastes, Doki is usually the easiest to work with.

Murasaki no Tora says:

I decided to give this show a try, but I’m having difficulty taking it seriously now. Less than five minutes in and I’ve already chuckled a couple times. Damnit, D_S.. why’d you have to go make that spacequake dessert comment? (。 >艸<)

returnity says:

Anime-Koi: 6 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 9 times
FFF: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is Doki.
Sasuga Hadena, 0/20! XD

Suprise win by Doki, I would have gone to FFF without this TL Party. Just goes to show these things have more value than people ascribe. Looking back, despite FFF only having 5 vs. Anime-Koi’s 6, FFF had the second best line in a lot of the cases where I didn’t pick them, whereas Anime-Koi was almost always 3rd choice when I checked back.

I actually planned not to give this show a watch, but somehow the Gouf joke just made me download Doki’s first episode. Despite having to use their weird tracker to find it.

Nepgear says:

Anime-Koi: 2 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 5 times
FFF: 12 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

I’m already watching FFF, but whateverrr.

Chrouya says:

Overall scores…
Anime-Koi: 7 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 4 times
FFF: 7 times
It’s a tie between Anime-Koi and FFF.

The only reason I voted for Hadena one time is because “I. Kotori. Friends.” reminds me of a scene in Tarzan, where he phrases in a similar way. Doki lost due to a few mistranslations here and there.

Sowen says:

Anime-Koi: 1 time
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 4 times
FFF: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is FFF

Didn’t bother with the Expanded section

njd09 says:

Anime-Koi: 4 times
Hadena: 1 time
Doki: 1 time
FFF: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is Anime-Koi

QC bias confirmed.

Vance says:

Anime-Koi: 2 times
Hadena: 2 times
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 5 times
None: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Doki

Anyway, Anime-Koi and Hadena are clearly the weakest links. If I were to watch this show, I’d go with Doki.

I was very lenient this time and avoided choosing N/A whenever possible.

Ryogo says:

Overall scores…
Anime-Koi: 5 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Doki

Jeffrey-sama says:

Ended up deciding to watch this and…

Anime-Koi: 1 time
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 1 time
FFF: 1 time
It’s a tie between Anime-Koi, Doki, and FFF

…let’s just say the groups subbing it can’t into English. ):

Anonymous says:

Anime-Koi: 5 times
Hadena: 0 times
Doki: 7 times
FFF: 9 times
Zero-Raws it is: 5 times

Hadena, not even once.
And to be fair, there was only one time I chose Anime-Koi on its own, whereas Doki and FFF were independent 4 times each.

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