Translation Review: [uyA] Rozen Maiden – 01

B-Tier, Fansub Review, Translation Review — By on July 6, 2013 12:31 am

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

‘Sup gg?

[Edit] The people at gg Enterprises LLC would like to make clear that they are in no way officially involved with this release in  any form.

Table of Contents

Release Information


Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (370MB, 10-bit)

Wap Level: None, Celsius was even converted to Fahrenheit

English style: American English.

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)


External links.

Group website: (none)

IRC channel: (none) screenshot comparisons:

Subbusu screenshot comparisons:




[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_02.25_[2013.07.05_22.57.34]

OP. They fucked up the last line horribly. How do I know?

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_02.45_[2013.07.05_22.58.43]

Because that last line was fucking written out for them (below the words “New Single”) in the first goddamn commercial [uyA] added to the fansub. In romanji, it’s watashi no bara wo saa kaminasai, and I’d translate it to, “Now come and taste my rose” or something to that effect since apparently you fully seal the contract by kissing those rose rings.

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_23.43_[2013.07.05_23.37.59]

ED. Too much ::effort:: apparently.


Main Script.

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_05.39_[2013.07.05_23.06.34]

More like, “Is that how they program it to talk?” but I guess the general idea came across.

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_09.17_[2013.07.05_23.14.45]

Left out half the shit in the wiki article.

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_10.46_[2013.07.05_23.17.45]

Could have found a way to insert “Souseiseki” in this line.


Other Observations

[uyA] Rozen Maiden - 01.mkv_snapshot_09.43_[2013.07.06_00.16.43]

They obviously didn’t check their timing, so whenever there’s no keyframe, you’ll get bleeds like this one.


Final Grade: B-

This actually would have been an A script if they hadn’t punted on the ED. There were no real mistakes anywhere that I can see, and the script flowed really well for a speedsub. So if you don’t mind not having both your OP and ED translated, there’s no reason not to get this release if this “mysterious” group sticks with it.

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Solaristics says:

Idk who uyA is but it seems it wouldn’t be bad if I downloaded their release. Also, how did CR do? Unless you haven’t watched any of it or compared.

kokujin-kun says:

Well, I only watched this group so far, but I’ll finish the rest tomorrow.

Qrius says:

>Wap Level: None, Celsius was even converted to Fahrenheit

I’d say that’s a negative wap factor – and that’s something I really don’t like…

qwb says:

I wouldn’t even call it a Wap factor at that point – more “not American factor”. And, mostly due to being a non-American, I find it really distracting and aggravating (in more severe cases) when that shit happens.

kokujin-kun says:

Yeah, there should be a dividing line between when when subs are just weeb and when the subs are being Americanized to shit, but I’m not quite sure where that line is ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

Justaway says:

Do you review Crunchy’s as well?

kokujin-kun says:

Yeah, I’ll do Crunchy too.

gg a shits says:

>Not using Kelvin

kokujin-kun says:

inorite? What were they thinking ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

Zeta says:

If they wanted to use a Fahrenheit-y scale, they could at least have gone for Rankine.

Actually, come to think of it, they should have used Delisle. Then they would have been backwards in a figurative and a literal sense.

Dark_Sage says:

If uyA is gg in disguise, then where the hell is my desu? ;_;

FalseDawn says:

More to the point, why are gg disguising themselves? This looks like exactly their kinda show.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s probably like me turning from Dark_Sage into Daiz by putting on a top hat and mustache: there is no rationale. It’s just something that must be done.

kokujin-kun says:

Guess they actually like this show just enough not to troll it.

Or maybe this whole thing is a meta-troll.

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