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

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

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

Results

 

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: http://pastebin.com/TTgX65F8

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

 

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

N/A.

 

 

Typesetting.

Typeset

Spoiler:
[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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Spoiler:
[HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.58_[2013.09.26_22.14.13] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.21_[2013.09.26_22.25.38] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.22_[2013.09.26_22.27.38] [HorribleSubs] Love Lab - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.06_[2013.09.26_22.33.44]

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.

 

 

Other.

[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]

Commie:

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

FFF:

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]

Commie:

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

FFF:

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]

Commie:

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

FFF:

Eroshima!
Eroshima!
>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.

 

 

 

Results

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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18 thoughts on “Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Love Lab (Episode 10)”

  1. 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…?

  2. 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.

  3. “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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