Translation Review (Crunchyrip): [Asuka Subs] It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular – 01

Fail, Fansub Review, Translation Review — By on July 10, 2013 6:00 pm

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


Here’s the first of the crunchyrip TL reviews. Since all you have to do is to just copy and paste the crunchy script without modifying it in order to get the same score as them, if you DO modify it but fuck up some lines, you get an automatic fail. Preserving or improving the script will get you a pass.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Translation

Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (328MB, 8-bit)

Wap Level: 3/4th wap, same as Crunchy.

English style: American English.

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

 

External links.

Group website: http://asuka-subs.blogspot.com

IRC channel: None that I can see.

Fansub.co screenshot comparisons:

Subbusu screenshot comparisons:

 

Translation

Karaoke.

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_03.48_[2013.07.10_17.35.29]

OP. It works, plus they went with non-literal TL of the title.

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_22.14_[2013.07.10_17.38.33]

ED.

*Sigh* I guess it’s passable.

Main Script.

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_05.13_[2013.07.10_17.36.22]

She says beta, which means “cliched”. Horrible subs had it right with “Go ahead and live out your clichéd adolescence with your fellow scum.”

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_09.43_[2013.07.10_17.37.29]

shimei hairu reberu

Crunchyroll got this line wrong, but Asuka took it up a notch and actually made the line even wronger.  The line above means she should be officially recognized as a hottie in some way.

EDIT: Apparently I got this line wrong too. I heard from a VERY good source (this backs it up) that what she’s actually saying is that she is hot enough to be in a brochure for a cabaret club or other sex or quasi-sex establishment. Well, I guess the “good” news is that everybody else got the line wrong, so I’m in good company ( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \

 

Other Observations

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_11.56_[2013.07.10_17.38.16]

Dat font. Dat positioning. And this line alone should give these subs a fail.

[Asuka Subs] It's Not My Fault I'm Not Popular - 01 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[79CD8650].mkv_snapshot_00.28_[2013.07.10_17.33.16]

Asuka Subs has the dubious distinction of actually having *worse* typesetting than Horriblesubs.

Final Grade: FAIL

These people are real fansubbers, because they must be doing this shit purely for fun, not to actually, you know, put out a viable alternative to the competition.

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23 Comments

csb says:

Hey, at least it’s free! Also, dat kawaii font.

kokujin-kun says:

Well, they also say shit sandwiches free, doesn’t mean I have to eat them, lol.

FalseDawn says:

Really? Is that why no one’s been buying by gourmet shit sandwiches? Well, shit.

Daiz says:

Asuka Subs has been total garbage since its inception. I think the entire group is just a single delusional guy who thinks the shit he puts out somehow qualifies for “worth releasing” in his own little bizarro world.

2CE says:

Oh! If it isn’t Daiz whom we gladly want to release our animu that are stalled on Daiz’s work list hence can’t be watched. /no.seriously.joke-intended

kabal says:

Underwater is pure garbage composed of LAZY fucks. Please, be cancer somewhere.

kaz says:

Finish RnL.

kokujin-kun says:

I got a soft spot for them since they remind me of what I was like when I first started out. Plus I downloaded a bunch of their shit
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mahay says:

They said they will TL future episodes instead of waiting for CR. Should be interesting to see if it’ll be better or worse. But as you said, it wouldn’t matter with that cancer-inducing font.

Anon says:

They can turn a good translation/script into shit, so imagine what they’ll do to a shit translation/script!

Dark_Sage says:

>Since all you have to do is to just copy and paste the crunchy script without modifying it in order to get the same score as them, if you DO modify it but fuck up some lines, you get an automatic fail.

And thus did 90% of all fansubs receive a Fail for their translation reviews.

kokujin-kun says:

See? We can cut our workload drastically right there.

FalseDawn says:

That’s some pretty fail typesetting right there. Why did they even bother releasing this? :S

kokujin-kun says:

E-peen’s a helluva drug.

Ashes says:

If you were given a Hatsuyuki Subs and a Horrible Subs which would you take?

I haven’t followed Hatsuyuki ever since the VK, but seriously they just released Makai Ouji Devils and Realist so….

kokujin-kun says:

I don’t remember the last time I watched their subs either… I guess I’d take Hatsuyuki’s subs just for the novelty of it.

Pelfmiester says:

Supposedly they’re supposed to have their own translator for ep 2+. You’ll probably have to review them again.

kokujin-kun says:

Yeah, I suppose I can do it for shits and giggles.

temp_late says:

I checked dat .ass on animetosho, and it looks like the three numbered list entries in the “Definition of Unpopular Girl” typeset are a certain “Definition List” style… which is not defined in the file. Hm.

Then again, the fact that the two lines above those three are properly defined (Arial and all) may be more concerning.

kokujin-kun says:

I actually went ahead and checked all their styles, and most of them do, in fact, use Arial. So I’m guessing that the the typesetting was no accident.

Rayuni says:

I’m giving them a shot to help them out a bit. I’ve fixed their typesetting to the best I could without having to open up mocha. I didn’t really check their editing, couldn’t be bothered. Also the owner seems to be living in the past. No chapter files and other random stuff that would improve their stuff a bit. I think he messed up typesetting hard last week.

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