Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Love Lab (Episode 10)

B-Tier, Fansub Review — By on September 28, 2013 2:12 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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The fuck? CR put their A-team on *this* show? (By A-team I mean B+-team, but you get the drift.)

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: 720p MKV (334 MB, 8-bit), 1080p MKV (561 MB, 8-bit), 480p MKV (152 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. Nii/Nee used.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)



Visual Review







[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.58_[2013.09.26_21.29.54] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.37_[2013.09.26_21.57.36] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2013.09.26_22.12.48] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.23_[2013.09.26_22.13.00] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.27_[2013.09.26_22.13.09] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.39_[2013.09.26_22.13.25] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.55_[2013.09.26_22.13.45] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.46_[2013.09.26_22.15.07] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.19_[2013.09.26_22.20.43] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.32_[2013.09.26_22.26.38] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.57_[2013.09.26_22.28.38] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2013.09.26_22.29.08] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.41_[2013.09.26_22.29.37] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.58_[2013.09.26_22.32.06] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.10_[2013.09.26_22.33.53] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.05_[2013.09.26_22.38.24] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.57_[2013.09.26_22.39.44] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.58_[2013.09.26_22.40.40] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_24.21_[2013.09.26_22.41.08] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_24.28_[2013.09.26_22.41.20]

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CR took care of nearly every sign that mattered. I felt they could have done more, but they did get the vast majority of what was required, so they deserve a thumbs up for that. Way to actually compete with fansubs, CR.




[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.32_[2013.09.28_01.36.33]

Crunchyroll, come on. Use multiple colors or something.



Script Review

Main Script.

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.41_[2013.09.28_00.54.29]

Why the fuck would you ever co-opt an idiom like this? It’s just die, not cry.

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.45_[2013.09.28_01.00.23]

Yeah, she said “chibi”, but that doesn’t mean you’re forced to 1:1 it. You take people out of the experience when characters say things that no one ever would in situations like these.

Since “midget” is a shit insult for anyone who actually doesn’t have a complex about their height, you need to come up with a different insult that utterly deflates them as shown in the video. You have a full list of pejoratives to choose from, so have at it, you midgets.

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.33_[2013.09.28_01.20.35]

Floor-scrubbing. Let’s get our adjectivery right.

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.40_[2013.09.28_01.27.57] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.43_[2013.09.28_01.28.04] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.36_[2013.09.28_01.27.34][HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.31_[2013.09.28_01.32.06] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.35_[2013.09.28_01.32.14]

Crunchyroll needs to learn how to use a thesaurus.

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.56_[2013.09.26_22.30.22] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.04_[2013.09.26_22.30.13]

Match amounts, please.

It’s -> They’re

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.43_[2013.09.26_22.35.21]

“Headed to your next class?”

“Moving” is weird word choice. How far out of school are these TLs?



The good.

CR knocked it out of the park with phrasing and characterization. This was the first release I saw where everything fit together like a human being of value wrote the script.

And no, it wasn’t just the show being funny. Compare these lines to Commie’s and FFF’s:

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.54_[2013.09.26_22.06.30]

Commie: The glasses were the real you?!

FFF: This was the mainframe?!

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.10_[2013.09.28_02.05.13] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.13_[2013.09.28_02.05.20]


I can’t believe it! She’s acting like a newborn fawn!
>A discrepancy that makes her more charming?!


Mizushima’s acting like a newborn fawn!
>Using this contrast to make hearts skip a beat?!

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.33_[2013.09.26_21.57.46] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.36_[2013.09.28_01.52.08]


When she takes off her pants, a boy’s heart will race immediately!
Loose guys’ clothes have that ability!


By taking off her pants, she can set a guy’s heart aflutter in an instant!
Using the charm of a guy’s baggy clothes!

[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.49_[2013.09.26_22.10.56] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.49_[2013.09.26_22.11.10] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.50_[2013.09.26_22.11.15]


Eroshima! Eroshima!
>I’m not taking my pants off!
Stop being shy and just show him your bare legs.


>Who the hell takes their pants off?!
They’re just your bare legs. If you’ve got ’em, flaunt ’em.


I can’t even go on. This is so fucking pathetic. Groups like these are why the only relevant subber left is some self-important, sexy jackass with a super-niche blog and a huge penis. You’re lucky I didn’t leave you fuckers behind for dat Youtube gravy train.





Watchability: Quite watchable.

Visual grade: N/A

Script grade: B+

Overall grade: B+

Unless DameDesuYo surprises me with their 07 release, I can’t imagine any fansub beating Crunchyroll’s subs for this show. This was a damn good release.

I feel sorry for any of you who watched this show with fansubs, because I can guarantee you would have enjoyed it more with a competent script.

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Anon says:

So what you’re saying is that fansubs are martyrs for English?

Dark_Sage says:

That’s the right takeaway. I just wish they’d kill themselves a bit quicker.

stgmefly says:

By A team you mean not commie right??

Dark_Sage says:

That is correcto, señor.

Anon says:

>implying Commie staff care about having an A team

No says:

>I feel sorry for any of you who watched this show

Nigra says:

Floor-scrubbing master race.

Sheep says:

So like how is this show because I see Dark_Sage disliking and I see a twitter circlejerk (on my shitty twitter) loving it?

I’d probably go with you here, Sage.

Is it at least decent…?

Daiz says:

It’s one of the best shows of the season and if you like comedy you’ll likely enjoy it as well. Dark_Sage is just demonstrating his shit taste once again.

Sheep says:

Good to know.

Enz says:

You should use that abundant free-time of yours to work on the Chu2byou OVA.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s an enjoyable show when they go skit-mode, but during the episodes where the plot is being progressed, you may find yourself wishing you had the comfort of a cyanide pill.

All in all it’s another lolrandom middle school girl comedy. If you think Japan’s humor is funny and liked other shit like Acchi Kocchi or Nichijou, you’ll like the show.

fohfuu says:

Nichijou is hardly your generic “high school girls tease each other” comedy. What are you trying to say?

Dark_Sage says:

Oh right, it’s also lolrandom.

fohfuu says:

That’s kind of like saying Monty Python is lolrandom.
Surreal =/= lolrandom.

Dark_Sage says:

“lol a deer lol the principal just did wrestling on it lol the deer fought back lol principal lost lol principal is bald lol lolol oololl”

Momoko says:

Watched the first few episodes… but even though I’m quite accepting towards moe blobbery, I found it quite wanting.
It does have a few good scenes, so I’d say it’s better than watching paint dry.

XiaYixuan says:

“you need to come up with a different insult that utterly deflates them as show in the video.”
it is like that bad FOB’s Engrish, eh? I’ll want it to be like that “shown in the video.”

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