Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa the Animation (Episode 03)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on July 20, 2013 4:44 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Figured I’d get this out of the way before Sagemonogatari.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (626 MB, 8-bit), LQ MKV (282 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/dQxgy5xM

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Note: This release is hardsubbed because Funimation sucks.

 

External links.

N/A.

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

N/A. Official subs don’t translate songs because they can’t afford it and fansubbers can.

 

 

Typesetting.

Funimation put in the effort you’d expect from a company of their renown.

Spoiler:

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.06_[2013.07.20_11.59.28] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.08_[2013.07.20_11.59.45] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.50_[2013.07.20_12.01.34] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.05_[2013.07.20_12.04.27] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.05_[2013.07.20_12.05.06] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.13_[2013.07.20_12.05.19] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.56_[2013.07.20_13.01.33] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.56_[2013.07.20_13.01.57] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.40_[2013.07.20_14.05.26] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.11_[2013.07.20_14.07.00] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.38_[2013.07.20_14.10.33] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.42_[2013.07.20_14.10.48] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.53_[2013.07.20_14.11.04] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.54_[2013.07.20_14.11.09] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.55_[2013.07.20_14.11.15] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.47_[2013.07.20_14.14.30] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.49_[2013.07.20_14.14.51] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.51_[2013.07.20_14.14.59] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.53_[2013.07.20_14.16.32] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.58_[2013.07.20_14.16.44]

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.59_[2013.07.20_14.29.27] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.38_[2013.07.20_14.30.28] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.41_[2013.07.20_14.30.39] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.43_[2013.07.20_14.30.46] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.44_[2013.07.20_14.38.33][HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.43_[2013.07.20_14.44.32] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.50_[2013.07.20_14.44.52] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.05_[2013.07.20_14.45.14] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.13_[2013.07.20_14.45.27] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.33_[2013.07.20_14.47.12] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.23_[2013.07.20_14.50.49] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.40_[2013.07.20_14.51.20] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.48_[2013.07.20_14.51.33] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_24.30_[2013.07.20_15.03.27]

They went out of their way to make the show nigh-unwatchable, with their visuals creating a confused jumble of crap. All about dat user experience, huh Funi? There’s a reason I haven’t bought a damn release of yours this year. (NISA’s making bank off me, though.)

 

Other.

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Funi seems to think their viewers require visual AIDS.

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[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.39_[2013.07.20_14.12.14]

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.23_[2013.07.20_14.15.43]

This was acceptable in the 90s, but it’s not the 90s anymore.

Em-dashes and en-dashes are accepted characters, and it’s ridiculously simple to have multiple colored lines on the same screen. I don’t understand why Funimation is so fucking behind.

 

 

 

Script Review

Main Script.

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[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.32_[2013.07.20_12.07.17] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.34_[2013.07.20_12.07.24] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.37_[2013.07.20_12.07.34] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.38_[2013.07.20_12.07.41]

Conversations can be stilted in the script.

Anyone with eyes can see that! -> Anyone with eyes could see that! {Tense was wrong in the original.}

No, this is very important. -> This is actually very important. {These imply different things. Funi had it wrong.}

Yeah? -> How so? {Come on. “Yeah”? Really?}

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.41_[2013.07.20_16.27.03]

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.48_[2013.07.20_12.07.57]

There are so many lines at your fingertips that could actually be said by people, and you choose this artificial piece? Come on.

“That don’t change a thing. Naegi’s still obviously the killer.”

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It would be “What is the point of that question?” since the questioner is asking Kirigiri about Kirigiri’s line.

Protip, Funimation: Having staff who speak English natively helps.

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.38_[2013.07.20_13.34.28]

Wanna tell me how the fuck a finish is going to prevent lock picking? What, was finish poured into the locks’ key slots?

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.09_[2013.07.20_13.35.51]

Naegi is quoting himself here. If only there were punctuation marks one could use to indicate this…

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.22_[2013.07.20_14.07.28]

Oh my god, they actually went with the “super high school level” translation.

Background: there are two accepted translations for the high school students’ titles: “Super Duper High School ___” and “Super High School Level ___”. The fan translation of the game and UTW’s release went with the former, and Funimation/a SomethingAwful Let’s Play translator went with the latter.

One of the translations is English and thematically sound, and the other is what Funimation went with.

[HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.57_[2013.07.20_14.39.03] [HorribleSubs] Danganronpa - The Animation - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.43_[2013.07.20_14.39.59]

Take a protractor to your wrists; that’s not how you handle degrees. The phrasing would be “180 degrees”. Why the fuck would you hyphenate it?

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: F

Script grade: B

Overall grade: I dunno. Wanna just average it to a C-?

The script is acceptable, but the visuals aren’t. For people who are experiencing the series for the first time, I highly recommend going with the UTW version. For those who’ve already played the game and are just easy-modeing it through the anime, you can probably just go with whatever release comes out first.

Unless you care about the quality of what you’re watching, that is.

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9 Comments

kaz says:

Why do companies think this is acceptable?

Can they not find a half-decent typesetter?

mianghuei says:

I have never seen an American company like Funimation do typesetting before…. I guess they’ve never seen Aegisub and beautiful fonts before huh??

fanta says:

Really? This is normal typeset for a company.

Anon says:

Because most fonts have to be licensed for commercial use (which costs $$$). Fansubbers can get away with pirating fonts.

fanta says:

There’s that too.

Daiz says:

That’s honestly no excuse. There’s tons of great free-for-commercial-usage fonts out there, and while they couldn’t get exact font matches that way (since any fonts used in the show itself are likely totally commercial) it sure would get them close enough in most cases.

But either way, the sad truth is that typesetting is pretty much something that only exists in illegal releases. FUNi et at al don’t see enough value in it to pay someone to do it properly, and as a result you get this kind of shit instead (which is even more sad in case of hardsubbed stuff like this where they could literally do anything).

corocoro says:

CrunchyRoll figured out how to use colors and positions in their softsubs, so I guess Funi just sucks.

Calyrica says:

Some of that onomatopoeia isn’t even necessary. Plus, it looks like a mess when you put it all at the top of the screen, and then you don’t even know what goes where. Do they really think that’s going to help attract viewers?

NISA would be making a lot of money off of me, too, but they no longer have the rights to Gust games, as you mentioned to me before. Their limited editions were the best!

ThatOtherAnon says:

Some people thought Maizono was going to end up a Yandere, I laughed.

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