Fansub Review: [Doki] Date A Live (Episode 08)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on June 30, 2013 12:47 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Summer 2013 preview tomorrow. I think I’ll get to work on that before worrying about getting Hyakka revs out.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (309 MB, 10-bit), LQ MKV (205 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Nii-sama” etc. used.

English style: British English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/gD9vFKdE

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

 

External links.

Group website: http://doki.co/

IRC channel: #doki@irc.rizon.net

Fansub.co screenshot comparisons: N/A

Subbusu screenshot comparisons: N/A

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

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Opening. Though Doki’s color choice works competently across the OP, the consistent blue doesn’t particularly reflect the mood of some of the scenes shown. Subtitle placement is also awkward since the subs are raised just high enough to cover up some of the credits.

Rating: Okay.

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Ending. Cutting off the scrolling credits with the black boxes for the karaoke was a good idea — prevents the subtitles from running into the credits. I thought the font was pretty cute for a bland ED as well.

Rating: Good.

 

 

Typesetting.

[Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_03.19_[2013.06.29_18.23.14] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_06.35_[2013.06.29_18.27.24] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_07.35_[2013.06.29_18.28.45] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_10.22_[2013.06.29_18.32.06] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_10.24_[2013.06.29_18.32.14] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_10.53_[2013.06.29_18.33.03] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_11.42_[2013.06.29_18.33.57] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.41_[2013.06.29_18.35.03][Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_23.48_[2013.06.30_00.17.14]

I wasn’t expecting much.

I can confirm these subs met expectations.

 

Other.

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Tokyo MX is the best.

 

 

Script Review

Karaoke.

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Similar to the main script, Doki uses commas arbitrarily in the karaoke.

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How dare you profane Best Girl’s sequence with this Engrish? Disappointed.

 

 

Main Script.

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“Tengu Station” is the name of a place. It needs to be capitalized.

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Oh, so you did know what I was talking about. Excellent.

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Never mind.

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[Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_00.59_[2013.06.29_18.18.06]

Only the best writing.

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In case you can’t read that amazing typesetting:

Techniques for Tohka-chan to make Shido fall for you in an instant!
1. Female leopard posed
2. Tickets in between your breasts
3. If the above two don’t work, push him down

Where to even start?

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Hey, you miracle pervert who managed to schedule a date with three different girls on the same day!
>You’re the one who stopped me from turning them down afterwards!
If you rejected the date after accepting,
Tohka’s affection for you would have fallen.
Tobiichi Origami would get even more needlessly suspicious.

This can’t be right. The conversation clearly starts out with three girls. If he turned them down, all three would understandably be affected. But then the conversation turns to Tohka being affected negatively (okay) and… how Origami would become suspicious of MC-kun since Tohka would be depressed? I don’t what.

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“washroom” is one word, not two.

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“meantime” is one word. Having it split up doesn’t work.

[Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_15.26_[2013.06.30_00.02.37]

Okay, what the fuck is wrong with you people? This is the third time on a different word that you incorrectly split it up. The word is “yellowtail”.

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“In the dark, the two of them will find their hands intertwined.”

I dunno. Something like that. The original line is fucked-up in terms of English and I’m not even sure if that’s what he’s actually saying.

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Throughout this release, commas use is consistently fucked.

Yes it’s, very fucking annoying.

 

 

Best Girl Bonus Pics

Spoiler:
[Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.27_[2013.06.29_23.15.35] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.29_[2013.06.29_23.15.40] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.30_[2013.06.29_23.15.45] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.32_[2013.06.29_23.15.52] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_12.53_[2013.06.29_23.16.06] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_13.06_[2013.06.29_23.16.11] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_16.33_[2013.06.29_23.16.32] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_17.26_[2013.06.29_23.16.40] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_17.50_[2013.06.29_23.16.47] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_18.03_[2013.06.29_23.16.52] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_20.19_[2013.06.29_23.17.13] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_20.21_[2013.06.29_23.17.19] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_21.12_[2013.06.29_23.17.44][Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_21.02_[2013.06.29_18.45.20] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_21.30_[2013.06.29_18.46.06] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_21.36_[2013.06.29_18.46.15] [Doki] Date a Live - 08 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [040545C5].mkv_snapshot_21.40_[2013.06.29_18.46.26]

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: B-

Script grade: C+

Overall grade: C+

The sheer number of grammatical mishaps and spelling mistakes make me leery to recommend this subtitle release. I suggest going with FFF for this show.

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10 Comments

kokujin-kun says:

>Female leopard posed

Holy God…

As for the Tengu Station, it appears they think that if they add a definite article in front of the term, it turns “Tengu” into a proper adjective which automatically makes the common noun following it into a lower-case word. Yes, I’ve seen people do it with airports and stuff, but sadly it still looks goofy here.

Dark_Sage says:

I’ll be the judge of that.

TouToTheHouYo says:

If I haven’t seen it it’s new to me.

Justinnnnnn says:

Even if some of the new content is now written by others, you *have* been posting a lot more regularly. Maybe it’s because you feel the pressure to keep up and not leave kokujin and Calyrica to write a lot more and overshadow you cause you’d then feel bad?

Either way, no complaints here.

Iron says:

I must be honest, I just read this because I knew there were gonna be Kurumi pics.

Dark_Sage says:

You know me all too well~

Arran says:

One major mistake with this review is implying Kurumi is the best girl when we all know that is Kotori.

Dark_Sage says:

Girls, from best to worst:
1. Kurumi Tokisaki
2. Reine Murasame
3. Origami Tobiichi
4. Tohka Yatogami
5. Mana Takamiya
6. Kotori Itsuka
7. Yoshino
8. Shido Itsuka

Arran says:

1. Kotori Itsuka
2. Kurumi Tokisaki
3. Yoshino
4. Origami Tobiichi
5. Reine Murasame
6. Tohka Yatogami
7. Mana Takamiya

2 and 3 are very close i would give both of them second if i could, i found Yoshino very cute in novel 2. Tohka would be higher if it was novel Tohka and not “i got hit with a stupid stick” anime Tohka. I left out you fantasy girl version of Shidou.

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