Fansub Review: [rori] Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko (Episode 03)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on May 4, 2013 3:29 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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GotWoot is soul-crushing, Taka is incompetent, and rori’s A-tier streak has ended. What’s next, a shitty EveTaku OreImo release? (plzno)

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (240 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: Enough honorifics to forget this is supposed to be an English script.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/Q4SjYyVa

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

 

External links.

Group website: http://rorisubs.com/

IRC channel: #[email protected]

Fansub.co screenshot comparisons: http://fansub.co/hentai-ouji-to-warawanai-neko/

Subbusu screenshot comparisons: http://www.subbusu.com/view.php?id=15

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

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Opening. You have a little fucking bouncing cat face for some parts, the colors match perfectly, and it’s just fucking

cute_as_shit

Kawaii as shit

Rating: Good Great.

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Ending. I dunno if I really understood the color choices, but it was all right. I thought back to Commie’s while watching it, but if the point of both releases was to have an array of colors, Commie should have realized their English-only kara couldn’t quite hit that mark. Play to your strengths, bros.

Rating: Okay+.

 

 

Typesetting.

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It’s typesetting. It’s 3 AM. Whatever, good enough.

 

Script Review

Main Script.

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And the award for conversation that least likely resembles human speech goes to…

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The fuck is a “girl video”? Did you mean “chick flick”? And how is watching chick flicks perverted? I mean, yeah, it’s pretty easy to masturbate to Mean Girls, but… Oh.

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I dunno what it is, but there’s something eerily off about these subs.

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Sort of? The actual idiom is just the “or die trying” part, with the part at the beginning being used to refer to whatever action needs to be done. It looks like they mixed it up with the “Do or die” idiom. No, it wasn’t clever enough to work.

My advice to rori? Kill yourselves or die trying.

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This is the fucking takeaway of the scene, so ideally it should be, y’know, good.

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“She had stopped coming to school” is a permanent thing, so why would she go on a school trip? Something’s off here.

Commie’s gave the gist that she came to school infrequently, which is a lot different than never coming to school. And it makes more sense because it becomes believable that she’d participate in a class activity.

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That’s why you stopped going to — and eventually transferred out of — your old school.

The first part and the second part need to individually work with the third part.

“That’s why you stopped going to your old school.”

“{And that’s why you} eventually transferred out of your old school.”

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What the fuck are you trying to say here, rori? The amount of mental gymnastics I’m performing here would be enough to get me into the Olympics. And not the one your editor is eligible for.

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Smooth writing, really. You deserve a hand. …upside your head, that is. {ZINGER}

“You’re cute already, so there’s no need to try to be something you’re not.”

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“flightless bird”. I know I’m dealing with fansubbers, but I shouldn’t have to explain Writing 101 to you guys.

If you just repeat words in a sentence, the words you use will detract from the others words in the line, when you use those words.

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The word you want to use here is “final”, not “last”. No, they’re not interchangeable.

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This is such a tired fucking joke, I have no idea why rori can’t seem to write it properly.

The last line should be, “I haven’t said anything yet!” Yes, the distinction is important.

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: B+

Script grade: C

Overall grade: C+

Not sure what’s going on here, but I’m not a fan of it.
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38 Comments

kaka says:

Next up, gg & Eveyuu henneko?

Dark_Sage says:

Well, they’re the only two left, so yeah. Unless Hatsuyuki’s doing it too.

Jii-san says:

What happened to SnK? T^T

Dark_Sage says:

Oh. Yeah.

Jin-kun says:

Out of gg, Commie and Evetaku that releases Shingeki no Kyojin earliest, which one would you recommend?

I download the Lag-Taka versions for archiving and rewatching.

Dark_Sage says:

The answer is “Not Commie”. I haven’t checked out EveTaku or gg’s releases, so I can’t say much about them, though.

Jii-san says:

Objectively, I feel like Commie’s editing is pretty decent though (save for the whole Eoten thing). Maybe I lack D_S’ discerning eye though.

Kiraly says:

It’s certainly better than gg. …although they do have an excuse.

I download EveTaku because Commie’s edit of the title makes the OP lag on my computer.

Hairy says:

So many lines of typesetting for that title…

Jii-san says:

Mine only lagged on the first episode (90k lines of typesetting is ridiculous) but episodes 2 and onwards supposedly /only/ have ~15k lines, so my computer plays them fine.

Other than the title, I really like their OP typesetting. They did a good job matching it to the credits and everything.

denpa says:

The encoder for Lag-Taka does VFR when he should be doing IVTC. I wouldn’t recommend this for an archive as he has no clue what he’s doing. I watched Hatsu for 1 and EveTaku for the rest. Wasn’t too impressed with the 5 mistakes I found in episode 5.

FalseDawn says:

As a non-encoder, I feel compelled to ask this question: What’s wrong with VFR?

Vanth says:

“My advice to rori? Kill yourselves or die trying.”

Classic D_S. Its sooo good.

fnord says:

I don’t understand you. I don’t understand your grades.
You just reviewed two HenNeko releases with extremely disconcerting English and they got a C.
Then there’s http://www.crymore.net/2013/04/07/fansub-review-vivid-namiuchigiwa-no-muromi-san-episode-01/, and it got a C too.

Dark_Sage says:

Maybe I have different standards for 12-minute shows than I do for 24-minute ones.

sangofe says:

GotWoot is soul-crushing, Taka is incompetent, and rori’s A-tier streak has ended. What’s next, a shitty EveTaku OreImo release? (plzno)

-What do you base your comments on here?
The show you edited for GotWoot, and the thing you edited for Taka?

Dark_Sage says:

Bingo.

Hairy says:

I thought he was QCing for Taka.

Dark_Sage says:

In that group, apparently QC is third edit. But with QC reports still. Super fun.

FalseDawn says:

Doing it wrong(TM)

kokujin-kun says:

>What’s next, a shitty EveTaku OreImo
>release? (plzno)

You better not read Not Red Reviews then ( ¬‿¬)

kaka says:

Oreimo evetaku was “avoid”
and many were bitching about how evetaku Oreimo was full of mistranslations.
I think, lyger himself said something about letting the translator handle herself.

kokujin-kun says:

Personally, I didn’t think the Evetaku release was *that* bad. They only got that score because Vale upped his standards. In any case, I saw their last episode and it was fine, the only real mistake I saw was the “She ran faster because you came to LA.” (20:12) part.

The episode reviewed on Notred was the TL’s very first time subbing, and lyger didn’t really do a full TLC on it either. Episodes after that are probably significantly better because the TL understands the process better, and a more thorough TLC is probably being done as well.

kaka says:

It should still be better than Commie CR edit…. maybe, not sure… urgh… WHy on earth didn’t MAzui do this!!!

kaka says:

Who is that guy? NEver heard of the site

kokujin-kun says:

A lot more OCD nitpicky maunderings instead of actual useful TL corrections. Forgive me if I’m underwhelmed.

The guys makes a total of three suggestions that aren’t simply un-editing the line that’s there. I wouldn’t consider that review valid in any way.

Kamica says:

lol

Dark_Sage says:

Oh Heavenly~

I can’t believe it took me that long to notice the typo there.

Kirinofag says:

I watched twelve minutes and realized it was shaping up to say the same thing NRR did: not worth your time when HS is available. Forgive me if I was underwhelmed.

Hairy says:

You gonna review Chihiro’s release?

Dark_Sage says:

Probably.

Ryuk says:

Rori’s first C… Right after they disbanded and then regrouped…

cautr says:

facepalm

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