Translation Review: [UTW] Minami-ke Natsuyasumi

Translation Review: [UTW] Minami-ke Natsuyasumi

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Last but not least, UTW-san.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Translation

Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV ( MB, -bit)

Wap Level: Full Wap

English style: American English.

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

 

External links.

Group website: http://utw.me

IRC channel: #[email protected]

 

Translation

Karaoke.

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ED. No fuckups as far as I can see.

Main Script.

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So they translated 金剛 as “Vajra,” but what the hell is with this “Mark II”? What is it, a light tank? Why not just go with “Vajra II”?

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Lesser subbers would put something like “Which is…” for nan to.

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Only typesetting what’s *really* important, AKA lazymoding.

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This is what they put down for katachi kara hairou.  I would have went with “Just act the part.”

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This is them saying it’s a real dilly of a pickle.

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I’ll admit I’m not even sure what the name of this food joint is or if they even translated it right.

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The literal translation of this line is “Say you want change after you study at least one time,” but luckily UTW decided to go with this line.

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No, you need to specify that she was feeding that beetle watermelon rinds in order to distinguish it from the delicious melons Kana was supposedly depriving it of.

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So all three groups didn’t do this notebook page. Welp, just so you know, the first question at the top is supposed to be: “Which important figure from the Tosa han helped establish the Satsuma-Choshu Alliance and restore imperial rule?” Kana answered “A big shot from Tosa.”

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Nice :)

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I also like how they rendered dekiru ko right here.

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Itadakimasu.

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Since she is addressing Maki, yet talking about Atsuko, it should be “She can’t do that!”

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Wat? He clearly says “cola” but they put it down as “soda”? Is this some kind of Bizarro-World Texas where every soft drink is called a “coke”? Unless Japanese people are indeed calling every carbonated beverages “cola” regardless of the ingredients (like the way they do with the word “juice”) then this is just wrong.

 

Other Observations

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They need to vary up their fucking vocabulary. The first two screenshots actually came one after the other.

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Why the hell did they have their logo spinning?

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They need to watch the timing of some of the lines.

 

Final Grade: A-

Indeed, UTW didn’t disappoint, and it’s clearly leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. Despite a few questionable lines, I felt the script flowed smoothly which is of course complemented by its accuracy.

 

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