Translation Review: [HorribleSubs] Fate Kaleid Liner PRISMA ILYA – 01

A-Tier, Fansub Review, Translation Review — By on August 21, 2013 7:15 pm

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

I guess Cyprene is working on this series too.

Table of Contents

Release Information


Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (322MB, 8-bit)

Wap Level: Full Wap

English style: American English.

Speed: Depends on whether you’re going from the nico stream (late) or TV broadcast (simul)


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]




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No OP/ED since lyrics and all derivative translations are copyrighted by separate corporate entities and individuals.

Main Script.

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Nope. shimeppoi here does not mean “moist” it means “dreary,” because Luvia later uses it to insult Rin, and how is calling someone “moist” an insult, unless you’re calling her some nympho who comes too much? I’m not feeling the word “mismatched” for zatta either.

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This is where Commie’s script gave itself away as a CR edit. Use “Some DVDs.”

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Once again, “sly” is, well, a good word, but not one I would settle on. The better translation for azatoi kurai no kawaisa is “pandering cuteness” as in “all that cuteness is pandering to sweaty, pedophilic otakus.” If you can read moon this link will explain more.

[HorribleSubs] Fate Kaleid Liner PRISMA ILYA - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.58_[2013.08.20_16.00.07]

They used “pigtailed” instead of “twintailed.” I laughed.



Other Observations

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Ah, so that’s why Commie got confused with where to place that “Art by: Ishida Akira” typeset, since their release didn’t contain that ending card.


Final Grade: A-

It’s a good script with a few minor bumps along the way. I can see why most other groups didn’t bother going with an entirely original translation when Fate/Zero aired. So we basically have a three-way tie between UTW, Horriblesubs and Commie (if you discount the fact that it’s a CR edit). Now it only comes down to whether you prefer honorfics or not, and if you like to see typesetting and karas in your sub.


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Someone says:

So did this one use “loli” for that one line?

temp_late says:

*checks animetosho* (though really, the answer should be apparent…)


kokujin-kun says:

Yeah, I meant to comment on it, but at this point I’d just be repeating myself.

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