I want to ride this Monogatari fever with an oldsub review! Also, am I the only person who thinks this show is totally overrated?
Before jumping into the review, let me say that I believe the source subtitles are from the official English release. I say this simply because there’s way too much stupidness happening in here for it to be any other way.
English: American, no honorifics
Kinda lame styling here when you think about how artsy-looking the animation is…
I want to say this nice framing on the bottom was an accident, because there’s no way these subs could do something so advanced.
And this could be fixed easily by aligning everything to the left. And maybe fancy-ing up the font.
So I think my eyes are seeing things.
Is this supposed to be typesetting?
Because I’m just really lost right now.
I mean, if this is typesetting, then what have I been doing?
This is poorly phrased.
> But if I keep making mistakes all the time, I must not be very useful.
This is a nitpick, but:
> Oh, didn’t it also say, “Don’t drop things on the floor”?
> Oh, didn’t it also say to not drop things on the floor?
Either is better than this.
I can’t remember why I took this screenshot. I think I actually meant to capture the next line, which was “Uhm” to show weird-ass spelling. But anyway, most fansubs nowadays would use the romanization “Kouta”. The “oh” thing seems to have faded away with the years.
“shoot her dead”. Really? I mean, I know what he’s saying and why he’s saying it that way, but it just sucks so bad.
First of all, if you did wish to say this, it’d be “clean-up”.
Second of all, this sucks.
> I cleaned the house a bit for you.
Because people actually talk like this, big brother. I get that they want to translate the honorific, but fucking hell.
Also, she’s calling him that, so it’d actually be Big Brother.
take –> bring
Lovely alt stlying, isn’t it?
There are two things wrong with this line.
First, you can replace the second usage of Kanae with “her” to make this line not sound so stiff.
Also, Kanae’s dead. She can’t do anything now or in the future. Therefore, using “will” is wrong. Use “would”. In fact, this is standard with “if”. If ____, then __ would ____. (the ‘then’ is optional depending on formality of the speaker.)
tl;dr: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH GOD MY SIDES. Okay, so it’s not a complete failure, but you’re not going to enjoy the series this way.