Translation Review: [Mazui] Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai – 07 [BD, 720p]

B-Tier, Fansub Review, Translation Review — By on July 2, 2013 1:10 am

This post was written by kokujin-kun. He is not Dark_Sage.


Mazui said they unfucked the scripts for their recent Oreimo BD batch, let’s see how they did:

Table of Contents

Release Information

Translation

Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV ( 409MB, 10-bit)

Wap Level: Full Wap (Eastern name order, honorifics, “Onii-chan/Onii-san”)

English style: American English.

Speed: BD re-release

 

External links.

Group website: http://mazuisubs.com/

IRC channel: #[email protected]

Fansub.co screenshot comparisons:

Subbusu screenshot comparisons:

 

Translation

Karaoke.

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OP. ‘Tis perfect.

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ED. I would have went with “I’ve waited for days, all alone, for an invitation to the ball,” for this line, but I’m just nitpicking what’s really another perfect kara.

Main Script.

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Mazui, translating All The Important Signs™ even when they don’t have a deadline. If you’re wondering what she’s writing here, the first pic has, “So I went on a trip trololololol/on my spaceship Lovely Sister,” second pic says, “La-di-da-di-da/U-hah!/My true angel!/Yaaaaay!/Uhyooo!” and third pic says, “Not like I’m tooting my own horn, but I’m totally cute (blush), totally smart…”

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Good thing Mazui’s target audience knows what “kuso” means, amirite?

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“…while retaining her memories.”

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One, it’s 200-plus pages. Two, replace “read this doujinshi” with “understand half this doujinshi,” and change the following line to, “which is filled with all kinds of technical terms that don’t even show up in the anime!”

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Try orikyara (オリキャラ) or “original character”.

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You can hear Meruru say “Finishing Move (gag): Meteor Impact!” here.

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Guys, help me out. Does “line up well together” means the same thing as “headed for the bargain bin” (wagon yuki)?

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What the fuck is a “meteo”? I’m asking you, do you even speak fucking English?

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are wa banku dakara datte 

Hmm, she seems to be saying something about a “bank”. What exactly is a “bank”?  Why lookie here:

So when Kuroneko was pointing out that Meruru seemed to enjoy vaporizing her friend Alpha-chan, Kirino actually made this ingenious comeback: “That was just stock footage!”

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I would have went with, “I really felt good about this one after finishing it!”

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They’re talking about the editor who wanted to publish Kirino’s manuscript, and I thought the editor was Fate, a woman.

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One of those “good but could be better” lines. Kyousuke actually says “Go sign” in engrish in this scene, and since they’re speaking against the backdrop of a traffic light, the line really should be, “I’m surprised Raigeki Bunko would give something like that the green light.”

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Kirino said in the previous line how the heroine of her novel is only going to save the imoutos in Akiba, Otome Road, Harajuku, and Nakano Broadway — the four otaku meccas in Tokyo.  Kyousuke responded with katayorisugi daro meaning literally, “That is too polarized!” But since writing the line that way would be head-trauma retarded, it should really be something like, “Those are all otaku spots!”

 

 

Other Observations

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Does anyone else think “alright” is all right?

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Worst name for “Jimikko” evar. Hell, even using “the plain girl” would be miles better.

Final Grade: B+

A couple of stupid mistakes and some more lines that need improving kept it from being a full A, which is too bad because I felt the rest of the script flowed pretty well and used natural language for the most part.

 

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8 Comments

rarely_upset says:

Meteo Impact sounds like an attack in a children’s fighting game because meteo sounds cooler than meteor because of child logic.

I’m nocturnal now.

Numero_6 says:

“Meteo Impact” is the official name of Meruru’s OP in the anime. Thank Japan for the Engrish.

kokujin-kun says:

Well, the thing is “meteo” is literally how the Japanese usually spell “meteor” in katakana, so the translators should have used their discretion and translated it back into English. And like I said before, even if a name showed up in the anime in Roman letters, I’d mark that as obvious engrish and change it accordingly.

KishiFishy says:

What about EveTaku?

Aru says:

Offical translations would be interesting too.

kokujin-kun says:

Well, I’m doing Coalgirl’s recent release right now, that should cover the Evetaku part. I’m *really* not looking forward to seeing Aniplex’s take on the series, though.

KishiFishy says:

Please, let’s just… stay away from Aniplex subs…

2ColouredEyes says:

Meteor Impact: Laharl’s special skill. Received after 50 levels are gained.

Kusoneko, the best word in this release.

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