Fansub Review: [CMS] The World God Only Knows S3 (Episode 05)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on August 20, 2013 8:00 pm

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Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (323 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Nii-sama”, “Oujo-sama” used to steal downloads from Chihiro.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]



Visual Review


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Opening. Everything fits perfectly. And by everything, I mean the colors.

Rating: Good.

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Ending. I want to like it, but I don’t get what they were going for here with their karaoke decisions. The colors match in the OP, but here it’s just as random as Vivid’s was. Maybe I’m missing something that both of these groups got, but I sure doubt it.

Rating: Okay.




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That station typesetting… Wow.

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All in all, about the same as Vivid’s.




Script Review

Main Script.

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If consistency is king, then CMS is the French Revolution. Except with more corpse rape.

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What, is an comma and how, do I use it?

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Okay, cool.



Oh yeah, baby. One more. One more!

3. ...?

3. …?

No! No, you stupid shitbards! You ruined it!

Lists are one of the few true, natural pleasures left in this world, and you tricked me into thinking I was going to get one with your sentence structure. Not cool.

Switch the second line to “And she behaves more like a player than a character.” to signify the thought naturally ends there.

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Ugh. Such a painfully generic and poorly phrased line. Vivid, gimme the good stuff.

“Katsuragi, in the past… did something happen between us?”

Aww yeah, that hits the spot. Well, as well as Japan’s intelligence-bereft scripts ever could.

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This release has… weird issues with… pausing.

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Provoke? What, you’re gonna poke it with a stick until it awakens?

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Uhh, no. Goddess-chan is acting surprised that Yui is actually a girl. The way these lines are written implies she’s surprised that Yui is telling everyone that she’s a girl.

Bad mistake to make.

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Taken from Vivid’s review. Similar issues.

“When did Earth’s male and female clothing styles reverse?”//”I’ll need to look into this.”

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“So you are scared.”

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No. Vivid, help CMS out.

“We can appeal to both souls by creating a scenario that mimics one of Hell’s plots.”

That’s right, Vivid. Because as CMS fails to realize, you can’t fucking mimic “Hell” itself with a scenario.

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You could take “currently” out of this line and it would change a damn thing other than improving its flow. That’s because “not currently” when combined with “used to be” is redundant.





Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: B-

Script grade: C

Overall grade: C

By a full tier, Vivid put together a better release for TWGOK than CMS did. Pretty convenient it comes out so fast too. Hit up Vivid when your need your totally-not-a-harem-but-it-is-actually-a-harem hit.

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Enz says:

Is this show any good? Or is it your generic harem with added fantasy elements (judging by the name only)?

Solaristics says:

Uhm… It’s different from your generic harem. Hard to say, but you should try first three episodes of season first.

Enz says:

So watching the prequels is not required?

Xythar says:

Start from the first episode of season 1.

Show is awesome. One of my favourites ever.

It’s not really a harem until this season, then I guess it kind of is, but still awesome.

Enz says:

Then only one question is left: CMS or Chihiro for the first seasons?

Xythar says:

Dunno. I just watched them on Crunchyroll.

Solaristics says:

Then again, both of them were equally terrible.

Enz says:

Thanks, mate.
I guess Chihiro it is then.

erejnion says:

Go with REVO for s1.

Solaristics says:

Meant to say the first season.* It’s late and I’m tired Q.Q. Pretty much what Xythar said.

Kamica says:

Which chapters should I read before starting TWGOKS3 (after finishing S2 + the 3 OVAs)?

Xythar says:

42 to 114, I believe. That covers the material skipped over between season 2 and 3.

Kamica says:

Thanks for the reply.

The anime skipped 72 chapters? Damn.

Negima and Hayate no Gotoku suffered similar fates.

Someone says:

Dark_Sage sucking Xythar’s cock
Now that’s something you don’t get to see everyday.

Kristen says:

D_S, only Vivid abandoned their principles in order to take downloads from Chihiro. CMS has stuck to their principles since day 1, and I can respect them for that.

rwn says:

Is this nigga serious?

Xythar says:

I’ve asked this before, but what exactly are these principles of mine that I abandoned? You seem to know them better than I do.

archdeco says:

I believe it’s because you added second track to steal downloads from Chihiro.
Surely you didn’t do it to quiet down people that complained about lack of them…
We all know how wicked you are!

hi says:

Wrong they addded because they don’t want to be know as commie v2.

Xythar says:

Yep. I don’t remember what context that was originally said in, but I feel like having one restrictive policy when it comes to honorifics, localisation or whatever is bad for you in the long run because you end up having to make awkward decisions at times which annoy people, tanking your group’s reputation.

I decided from the start that I didn’t want to end up in that same trap with Vivid, which is why we specifically have no policy regarding honorifics or whatever else, instead using whatever makes the most sense on a show-by-show basis. And that’s why I chose to do the extra work in giving people what they wanted instead of simply saying “screw you, no honorifics” and ignoring them.

hi says:

You were ̶c̶r̶y̶i̶n̶g talking about how it was unfair that people on MAL were “downvoting” Vivid with comments like “Rebranded Commie” “Commie 2.0” and things like that.
But hey it’s nice to know at least Vivid is not backing it self into a corner with a stupid policy like no honorifics or “must localize everything doesn’t matter if it will kill the jokes or no”.

fanta says:

Well now that’s admirable. I liked not excluding honorifics however I see Vivid as Commie v2 and it’s specifically on those very localization policy that get’s me to pause the video and delete it off my hard drive. I’m basically watching Commie with honorifics.

I’ll stick to Chihiro or/and CMS for this show and any other show Vivid works on. I won’t be tricked again Commie v2.

Xythar says:

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I have no “localization policy”, whatever that is, and I edit for Vivid the same way I’d edit for any other group, be it Commie, gg, Underwater, UTW, or FFF.

It’s an especially silly statement to make for this show since all groups are the same lightly edited CR script. I’ve seen a few comments like yours on MAL, but they baffle me.

Solaristics says:

They add honorifics for C3… Why wouldn’t they add it here? Especially since the fans asked them too.

Kristen says:

Oh look at that, anime-koi had nearly the same amount of downloads as Commie. Let’s make Commie lite split anime-koi’s downloads.

Solaristics says:

Who gives a fuck about downloands? All you do is mention “downloads.” If anything you’re the one that cares about downloads. Rofl.

Solaristics says:

Mhmm them typos, anyways, like I said. Stop acting like a moron everywhere you go. Kthx.

Xythar says:

Now explain Muromi-san.

Kristen says:

Muromi-san was a show chihiro had been talking about doing in February and March in our staff channel before I went ballistic and redid the staff. It is a known fact that there are spies in the Chihiro staff channel, so it makes sense that you would do so.

But the fact that you aren’t mentioning these other shows until now just further proves that you targetted Chihiro in TWGOK. If it was you believe to do honorifics based on demand, you would’ve offered these up as examples immediately instead of arguing with whatever crap you were in the Chihiro thread.

wwwwwww says:

>It is a known fact that there are spies in the Chihiro staff channel

it’s all a massive conspiracy to steal your p̶r̶e̶c̶i̶o̶u̶s̶ ̶b̶o̶d̶i̶l̶y̶ ̶f̶l̶u̶i̶d̶s downloads

Xythar says:

I don’t know or care what shows you’re planning on doing. You seriously think I have spies in your channel telling me what you’re up to so I can plan everything I do around stealing your tiny download counts? Don’t flatter yourself. You cannot be this delusional.

Except Muromi and c3bu did not have honorifics added to them based on demand because we used them from the start.

Seriously, get the fuck out of here. You are pathetic.

Kristen says:

Yes, I do believe it. There have been cartel spies in Chihiro for ages, as anything controversial I or anyone else says in there has always quickly become posted elsewhere. We’ve been working for years to root out the spies, but the leaks keep coming.

What’s pathetic is this web of deception you’re attempting to weave. All for the sake of getting downloads to your group.

Xythar says:

Seek professional help. You need it.

Kristen says:

Seek a professional career. You need it.

Solaristics says:

You need help kid.

Xythar says:

Phoneposting from my full-time job right now :)

Seriously though, seek help.

stushi says:

Xythar please don’t ever leave again
everything has been so much more fun since you came back~

Yuyu says:

I don’t think any comment on crymore ever got me laughing and crying this hard at the same time

FalseDawn says:

Have you maybe considered that these “controversial” comments that get posted everywhere aren’t the work of spies but of all your other group members going “wow, what kind of loony do I work for?” hm?

Though having had a long conversation with your team recently, I’m not convinced they’re any more sane than you are.

 says:

What the fuck am I reading? Do you actually believe the shit you write?

Except, you know, for the fact that Anime-koi is basically a “Cartel” group too, what with their C3-bu main script team being the same as that of gg’s Attack on Titan. So why would Vivid be targeting a fellow “Cartel” group? And honestly, the fact that they didn’t include honorifics as an option until after it was requested is a point toward them *not* targeting Chihiro. It was obvious Chihiro was going to do the show, since they did everything else of the series so far, so if they were really trying to target you, don’t you think they would’ve done it from the beginning?

Daiz says:

So let me get this straight.

Vivid picked up Muromi-san because they wanted to sub the show, and they don’t have any specific stance on honorifics vs no honorifics, and went with honorifics for Muromi-san because it’d be a tricky show to edit with no honorifics when there’s characters like Hii-chan who are never referred to as anything else.

But according to you, that’s not what happened. No, what REALLY happened was that Vivid is a bunch of evil conspirators and “targeters” whose goal is to steal downloads from honest and good groups like Chihiro. Because of this, they sent out spies to infiltrate Chihiro staff and found out that there were plans to do Muromi-san, which Vivid then promptly picked up and did with honorifics for the sole purpose of harming Chihiro and their plans.

You know, one of these scenarios is much more realistic than the other one. I’ll give you a hint: Pretty much nobody actually cares about what Chihiro does. You should be able to solve this.

Xythar says:

Oh, and we made the decision to include honorifics in C3-bu when we released the PV, which was before any other group’s release of anything related to the show.

But please, keep grasping.

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