[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat (VHS)

?-Tier, Fansub Review — By on July 24, 2013 2:11 pm

This post was written by Calyrica. She is not Dark_Sage.


I have no fucking idea why someone wanted me to review this.

So here we have an old VHS rip. At least, I think it’s a VHS rip. You see, everything kind of wobbles, including the subs, so I really think this is a VHS rip.

The point of this review was to judge the quality of ARR, but I don’t think they really had anything to do with the subs. I think they’re official subs that were on the source, so I have no fucking idea what the point of this was.

Also, I only reviewed the first 30 minutes because I wanted to go off and play PSP while the rest played.

Filesize: 466mb for 70 minutes.
English: American English, no honorifics, Western name order

Because this is an old VHS rip, there’s no point separating out into the normal categories. I’ll just put all the screenies in order.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.00.08_[2013.07.22_14.19.41]

Uh, okay. That font at the top totally doesn’t work at all. I’ll assume that’s the one thing ARR added to this release?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.00.15_[2013.07.22_14.20.05]

Wow, look at old VHS fansubs! I actually don’t think I’ve ever watched an old VHS fansub, so I’m in for a treat, right?

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.00.51_[2013.07.22_14.21.05]

Well, I don’t really care. Let’s get to the show, okay?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.01.03_[2013.07.22_14.21.19]

…okay?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.01.11_[2013.07.22_14.21.30]

Oh ffs, I’m gonna skip the rest of this shit. It goes on for 4 minutes, by the way.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.01.34_[2013.07.22_14.21.55]

This fucking font doesn’t work, I said!

 

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.01.39_[2013.07.22_14.22.05]

I give up.

 

 

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“peewee”? Really?

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.02.20_[2013.07.22_14.22.54]

If you insist, I believe the word is “teensie”. Except it’s not a word, anyway.

 

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.02.51_[2013.07.22_14.23.27]

Oh, god. First line of dialogue, and I get a three-liner?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.04.13_[2013.07.22_14.25.17]

And the second? Really? Is this whole thing gonna be three-liners?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.04.28_[2013.07.22_14.25.34]

This release stretches words a lot. Here’s one example.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.05.13_[2013.07.22_14.26.23]

This is where italics should be used, not capitals.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.05.18_[2013.07.22_14.26.31]

So they have this alt style business so that you can see what’s going on in the rest of the frame. I actually really like it, until…

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.06.36_[2013.07.22_14.27.56]

Don’t do this.

 

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Don’t use excessive punctuation, either. I get that it’s a question. A second question mark isn’t gonna make it any more of a question.

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Gee whiz! These subs are so bad!

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.13.57_[2013.07.22_14.36.16]

I wonder is not a question.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.14.56_[2013.07.22_14.37.37]

This is something these subs did often. This is not how you use an em dash. A comma would have worked fine here.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.17.25_[2013.07.22_14.40.09]

I don’t get why this had to be in all caps. Even italics wouldn’t be necessary.

 

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Why is it being a HORNED owl going to make any difference?

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.18.34_[2013.07.22_14.42.00]

Verb tense disagreement.

They’ll bring all sorts of diseases if you don’t watch out!

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This is its own sentence. Why are you starting it like this?

 

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.19.43_[2013.07.22_14.44.00]

“Who cares?” is a question.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.21.33_[2013.07.22_14.47.22]

Again with the em dash where you’re not supposed to use it?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.21.57_[2013.07.22_14.47.48]

Italics…

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.22.16_[2013.07.22_14.48.14]

I see this a lot in fansubs. Would someone really say this? I’d say, “He really doesn’t have a care in the world!” instead of using the “What a…” phrasing.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.22.39_[2013.07.22_14.48.46]

If you stretch out words like this, I hate you.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.23.16_[2013.07.22_14.49.27]

What? I know it’s supposed to be a play on “forget-me-not”, but it sounds stupid.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.23.59_[2013.07.22_14.50.12]

This is a song. It also doesn’t make any sense.

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.24.14_[2013.07.22_14.50.30]

Isn’t the show over yet?

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.25.07_[2013.07.22_14.51.26]

Stop doing this with sentences!

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.26.18_[2013.07.22_14.52.42]

I don’t think this is the right phrase…

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.26.21_[2013.07.22_14.52.48]

You especially don’t capitalize after an em dash!

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.26.31_[2013.07.22_14.53.01]

And when you stutter, you keep the capital letter.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_00.26.52_[2013.07.22_14.53.25]

The ‘so’ is completely unnecessary.

 

[ARR] Memolu in the Pointed Hat - Marielle's Jewel Case [AVC][4CBC3FE1].avi_snapshot_01.09.47_[2013.07.22_16.11.10]

Bonus screenshot of rape!

tl;dr: There was no point to this. Don’t watch it.

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15 Comments

Kamica says:

Can you imagine if all anime started with a 5 minute history lesson?

kokujin-kun says:

Oh my god, this is great. I wish people rip more of these old VHS cancersubs so I can sit back and laugh at them. I wonder if the Amiga machine even supports italics.

Calyrica says:

Amiga machine? Please, sensei, teach me more about VHS fansubbing!

kokujin-kun says:

I dunno, just talking out of my ass here.

dae-kun says:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Toaster

Yes, I had an Amiga 2000. Yes, I used Video Toaster. I mostly painted dicks and boobs on everything. That explains a lot, I suppose.

FalseDawn says:

Well, the font style for the opening was in italics so it certainly supports it – though, whether there was the ability to italicise one word in a line, I’m not sure. I remember a lot of oldsubs (I’m talking professional foreign films here) capping for emphasis, so it could have been an issue. Hm, you could ask Heibi over at Central-Anime – he’s been subbing since the early 90’s so I’m sure he’d remember the compatibility issues if anyone’s that interested in a history lesson~

corocoro says:

VHS fansuns were made by lasering the subtitles onto the tape – in theory, it should support all kinds of forms.

Zeta says:

> …in the Pointed Hat.
“Elminster this, Elminster that. Give me two thousand years and a pointy hat, and I’ll kick his arse!”

I’m sorry. What were we talking about?

FalseDawn says:

+100 for Baldur’s Gate ref.

Zeta says:

“Sir” for the win!
^^ BG2 reference, in case anyone’s wondering.

Dark_Sage says:

Heh, that’s so baka.

^baka is an anime reference to Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, just FYI

Zeta says:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Having never seen Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, I was banging my head against the table trying to figure out what “baka” meant.
…Your point is well taken; although I would argue that “sir” is a slightly more obscure reference than “baka”, what with it being a reference to a single line of optional dialogue in a massive game. But I guess the explanation was unnecessary for you non-simians.

fnord says:

I laughed hysterically when the book turned him into a woman.

DarAR92 says:

I was the one that requested this review, but I requested the TV series, not the OVA.
http://bakabt.me/170275-tongari-boushi-no-memoru-little-memole-wee-wendy-h264-528p-calchi-arr.html

The TV series aired before the ova, but it was released by ARR in the wrong order.

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