Translation Party: [HorribleSubs vs. Commie vs. UTW vs. Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata (Episode 01)

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Okay, so there are at least 7 separate releases for this show coming out. 7 participants is too much to deal with, so I’m spreading the TL Party out across two posts. These are just the first four releases.

Not exactly sure how I’m gonna handle TL Party 2. We’ll see. But I just can’t throw 7 choices at you guys, cuz even I would just bail on the party.

Translation Party House Rules:

Spoiler:
1. Translation Parties are intended to help you make the best subtitle choice for a given anime. Choose which line(s) you liked best by selecting them with the checkbox.

2. I split the Party into two parts — Essential and Extended. Assuming you want to get this shit over with quickly, just go with the Essential choices. I picked these to be the most representative lines in the releases. But if you’re one of those people who want more comparisons to help you come to a decision, go with the Essential choices and the Extended ones.

3. If you didn’t like any of the lines, choose the “N/A” option. The results for “N/A” won’t be automatically tabulated, so you’ll have to do the math in your head. Have my gomens and nasais.

4. A “>” indicates that another character has begun speaking. If there are three characters in a line comparison, I will indicate the third with a “>>” and so on for more characters.

5. Group order is randomized for each screenshot, every time you refresh the page. However, the “N/A” option will always appear at the bottom of the screen.

6. Your results will be summed up when you click the “Get your results” button. Feel free to vote in the poll at the end/post in the comments to let others know how you did and to compare your results with them.

7. Party hard.

 

 

Kyoukai no Kanata – Episode 01

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

HorribleSubs

Commie

UTW

Mezashite

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

Essential 1.

Kyon monologues.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: This is where the progression in stories takes two strongly diverging paths.
Down one path, the protagonist actively participates
in the story and aids in its progression.
Down the other, the protagonist remains
passive and allows the story to carry itself.
I clearly belonged in the second category,
but for some odd reason, I chose to follow the first path!

Commie :: The story stands at the intersection of two vastly different paths.
One where the protagonist is an active participant, moving the story along.
And another where he stays passive, letting the story unfold at its own pace.
The latter one seemed familiar and inviting to me,
but in the end, I chose the first path.

UTW :: At this point, the story can proceed in one of two ways.
Either the protagonist plays an active role in the events that unfold,
or he takes a passive role as the story moves on without him.
By all accounts, I’d fall into the latter category,
but for some reason, I chose the former option at this time.

Mezashite :: From here, the story can develop in one of two ways:
The first is for the protagonist to dive in and take an active role in the story.
The other is for the protagonist to step back and let the story progress on its own.
Everything about me screams that I would choose the latter,
but for some reason, today, I decided to choose the former.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

Sane Tsuruya puts Kyon in his place.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Akihito, your senpai in the Literary Club
put their hearts and souls into those scraps of paper.
It’s rude to toy with them like that.
>I don’t sense a shred of respect in the expression you just used.

Commie :: Akihito, your Literary Club predecessors poured
their very beings into that pile of paper scraps.
Playing with it is highly inappropriate.
>Your wording doesn’t exactly exude respect, either.

UTW :: Akihito.
Your Literature Club predecessors poured their hearts and souls into those scraps of paper.
You should treat them with more respect.
>I don’t sense a single shred of respect from what {\i1}you{\i0} just said, though.

Mezashite :: Akihito.
It’s impolite to play with the scrap paper that our predecessors poured their hearts and souls into.
>Is it just me, or could I not detect a shred of respect in that sentence?

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 3.

Lollipop-chan suggests a story for the compilation to Kyon.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: It’s a fairy tale, but it was rather interesting.
>The title?
“I Took Off My Red Riding Hood.”
>Then I won’t know who she is!

Commie :: This one’s a fairy tale, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
>The title?
“Red Riding Hood: Under the Hood.”
>That’s just a normal girl!

UTW :: And this one’s a fairy tale, but a rather interesting one.
>What’s the title?
“I Took Off My Little Red Riding Hood”.
>That makes it impossible to tell who she is!

Mezashite :: This one was fairly interesting for a fairy tale.
>What’s its title?
“Little Red Riding Hood Takes It Off”.
>Then can you even still call her that?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

This was a good scene.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Huh? Kuriyama-san, whatever are you doing in a place like this?
>It’s quite the coincidence, isn’t it?
Seriously…
>There is no way coincidences like this occur!

Commie :: What’s this? However did you end up here, Kuriyama?
>Ah, what a bizarre coincidence!
Yeah, weird.
>And it keeps getting weirder each time!

UTW :: Huh? Kuriyama-san?
>Fancy meeting you here.
>What a coincidence, right?
Totally—
>Like hell I’ll believe this was a coincidence!

Mezashite :: Oh, Kuriyama-san. What are you doing in a place like this?
>Ah, what a coincidence.
Isn’t it?
>Do you really expect me to accept this as just a coincidence?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

Kyon explaining things.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: I’ve already told you!
I’m not possessed by a youmu.
I’m a half-youmu.
I’m a rare entity, born between a human and a youmu.

Commie :: I’ve already told you!
I haven’t been possessed by a phantasm.
I’m half-phantasm myself.
I’m a rare being, born from a human-phantasm relationship.

UTW :: How many times do I have to tell you?
I’m not a shadeling. I’m a half-shade.
An extremely rare entity—the child of a dreamshade and a human.
Then it doesn’t really matter, does it?

Mezashite :: Do you have corn for ears?
I’m {\i1}not{\i0} a demon, I’m a {\i1}cambion{\i0}.
I’m a rare being born from the combination of a human and a demon.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

Haruhi wants to grind.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: I’m not some small fry character in a videogame!
>At any rate, as long as I am a Spirit World Warrior and you’re youmu,
>there is nothing wrong with what I’m doing.

Commie :: I’m not some generic mob for you to grind!
>I’m a Boundary Warden, though, and you’re a phantasm,
>so there is nothing wrong with what I’m doing.

UTW :: I’m not some low-level monster in a video game!
>Either way, so long as I’m a spirit hunter and you’re a dreamshade,
>I believe I’m perfectly justified in my actions.

Mezashite :: Listen here, I’m not a slime in some RPG.
>Anyway, considering that I’m an exorcist, and you’re a demon,
>I don’t see any issues in my conduct.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

Kyon sharing his man’s dream.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Is it love?!
How wonderful!
To be loved by a girl who looks great in any glasses!
>This is why I don’t touch perverts’ delusions of grandeur.

Commie :: Could it be love?
This is wonderful!
To be loved by a girl who looks great in any glasses!
>This is why it’s dangerous to feed perverts’ delusions.

UTW :: Love?!
Amazing!
I can’t believe a girl who’d look great in all kinds of glasses loves me!
>I guess there’s no cure for a pervert’s narcissism.

Mezashite :: Has God finally given me his graces?
A girl who looks good in any pair of glasses is in love with me!
>And {\i1}that{\i0} is exactly why you’ll always be a pervert in my mind.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

Weak Haruhi getting tricked.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK08-1.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK08-2.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Hey! You made me kill the bucket!
Really!
{…}
It-it’s dark! Senpai, what’d you do?!
>You’re wearing a bucket.

Commie :: Hey! That bucket did nothing to you!
Come on!
{…}
I-It’s pitch black! What did you do, Kanbara?!
>There’s a bucket on your head.

UTW :: Hey, we can’t go around destroying buckets!
Gosh!
{…}
I-I can’t see a thing!
What’d you do to me?!
>It’s just a bucket.

Mezashite :: You made me break the bucket!
Seriously!
{…}
I-I can’t see! What did you do?!
>It’s just a bucket.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 9.

Kyon grilling best girl like a jerk.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnK09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: What type of change of heart is this
for you to want to meet in the cafeteria?
>You make it sound as if I normally hide out in the clubroom.
Isn’t that the truth?
>Very well! I won’t deny it.
>I’m leading a pathetic school life where I eat
>in the bathroom by myself and the only person
>I can abuse is my childhood friend, Akihito.
Wait! Is it just me, or did it sound like
I’m the more pathetic of the two of us?

Commie :: It’s rare for you to want to meet here.
Did something happen?
>You make it sound as if I normally hide out in the clubroom.
Isn’t that the truth, though?
>So be it! I will deny nothing.
>I’m leading a pathetic school life where I eat in the bathroom by myself
>and the only person I can abuse is my childhood friend, Akihito.
Wait, is it just me, or did it sound like {\i1}I’m{\i0} the more pathetic of the two of us?

UTW :: Meeting up in the cafeteria? What brought {\i1}this{\i0} on?
>You make it sound like I stay cooped up in the clubroom all the time.
Well, you do.
>Very well.
>I won’t deny it.
>Indeed, I lead a pitiful school life where you, the guy famous for eating alone in the bathroom,
>are the only one I can bully.
Hang on.
Did you just make me out to be the most pitiful one here?

Mezashite :: To what do I owe the pleasure of meeting you in the cafeteria?
>You make it sound like I’m always locked up in the club room.
Are you not?
>Fine. I won’t deny it.
>I live such a sad high school life that the only person who deigns to make fun of me
>is someone who eats most of his lunches in a bathroom stall.
Hang on. The way you said that makes it sound like {\i1}I’m{\i0} the pathetic one here.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 10.

This comparison just affects the Twitter trolling. I would suggest clicking the image to see it in a larger size.

Audio: N/A

GroupComparisonsPicture

HorribleSubs :: Group 1

Commie :: Group 2

UTW :: Group 3

Mezashite :: Group 4

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

Decision Point:

  1. Holy fucking shit, Dark_Sage. Give me more comparisons. I fucking live for this! (Put the knife down and click the spoiler. We got ten more comparisons for ya.)
  2. Oh my god, when will this fucking novel end? (Don’t worry, this chapter’s enough. Find out your results.)

 

Spoiler:

Expanded 1.

Kyon monologuing.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Suicide…
According to the dictionary, it is defined as,
“The act of taking one’s own life.”
I suspect I’ll go through life without ever attempting to commit suicide.
Not because of any moral standard,
but as the result of a far more fundamental reason.
Let’s save this discussion for some other time.
At any rate, she means to die!

Commie :: Suicide.
The dictionary defines it as
“the act of killing yourself.”
It’s probably safe to say I’ll never attempt it.
It’s not a moral stand for me or anything,
just a fundamental aspect of my existence.
But that’s a story for another time.
Right now, this girl is trying to kill herself!

UTW :: Suicide.
Defined in dictionaries as “the act of taking one’s own life,”
it is something I will probably never even think about doing.
Not because I think it’s unethical,
but for a more fundamental reason.
However, let’s save that for later.
Right now, she’s about to die!

Mezashite :: Suicide.
Dictionaries define it as the act of taking one’s own life.
I don’t imagine there will ever come a time in my life when I’ll be inclined to try it.
It’s not quite that I’m morally opposed to the act;
rather, it’s that I’m fundamentally incompatible with it.
I’ll save the rest of my ramblings for later.
Right now, a girl is about to throw her life away.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

Kyon monologuing.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: I will omit what words I chose to say at that moment, but…
At any rate, someone who looks as good in glasses as you do…
simply should not die!
I laid my heart bear as I said something to that effect.
And then, I put all of my emotions into
what I screamed there at the end.
In short, I love glasses!

Commie :: {\i1}I’m not going to go into specifics on what I said, but…
To lose someone who looks as good in glasses as you…
would be absolutely inexcusable!
{\i1}I let my truest feelings spill out.
{\i1}And at the end, I poured the rest of my heart out.
What I’m trying to say is, I love glasses!

UTW :: I won’t repeat everything I said, but…
“…at any rate, someone who looks as good in glasses as you
simply must not die!”
That was my heartfelt plea to her.
I finished by screaming out everything I felt at that moment.
“Basically, I love glasses!”

Mezashite :: I won’t bore you with the particulars of what I said to her.
In any case, a girl who looks as good in glasses as you
shouldn’t be allowed to die!
I told her my feelings from the bottom of my heart.
And finally, I screamed out the full weight of my emotions.
What I really mean is that I love glasses!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Kyon monologuing.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: That is how I met Mirai Kuriyama.
If that was the extent of our relationship,
it’d probably be impossible for stories to exist in this world of ours.

Commie :: That is how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If our time together had ended there,
this world would be a much, much duller place.

UTW :: And that’s how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If our story had ended after a meeting like that,
I don’t think any story in this world would be worth telling.

Mezashite :: And such was how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If it were possible for two people to go their separate ways after an event like that,
then every story in the world would end before it could even begin.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Kyon explaining what kind of murder stories he wants included in the compilation.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: A dismembered body, huh?
It’s not like you’ll draw the readers in if you
simply make all of the murders grotesque…
>Then what type of murder should I go for?
I think that the readers are most interested in
the character’s actions and logic behind them.
I hate things like,
“I thought it’d be cool to dismember him!” above all else.

Commie :: Maybe have the bodies dismembered, then?
Brutal murders alone aren’t enough to keep the reader’s interest.
>How would you want them killed, then?
I think they’re much more interested in
the motive and reasoning behind the murders.
“I just thought it would be fun!”
is the worst cop-out possible.

UTW :: A dismembered corpse, eh?
You can’t keep the readers interested by simply ramping up the brutality of the murders.
>How should one write a murder, then?
I believe readers place more importance on what the characters do and why.
Stuff like “I just felt like ripping him to shreds” is the kind of thing they hate most.

Mezashite :: Maybe I should cut him to pieces.
Do you really think you can hold the readers’ attention just by making the murders as grotesque as possible?
>Then how should I kill him?
What’s most important is the killer’s behavior and logic.
I hate the type of culprit who confesses with an “I just kinda wanted to try cutting them to pieces” line.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

I tried doing her arm wave IRL. It wasn’t as cute. :(

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HorribleSubs :: You won’t find a good excuse by wiping your glasses.
>I-I-I-I wasn’t trying to come up with an excuse!

Commie :: Your glasses aren’t home to an excuse-granting genie.
>Th-Th-Th-That’s not why I was rubbing them!

UTW :: Wiping your glasses isn’t going to help you come up with a good excuse.
>Th-Th-That’s not what I was thinking!

Mezashite :: Cleaning your glasses isn’t going to help you come up with excuses.
>I-I-I wasn’t trying to come up with one!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

Haruhi bein’ all kawaii.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: You suck at playing dumb!
Do you realize how many times you’ve stabbed
me in the past week, Kuriyama-san?
>One, two, six…
It takes two hands?!

Commie :: Don’t try to play dumb!
How many times do you think you’ve stabbed me in the past week, Kuriyama?
>One, two, six…
It takes two hands already?!

UTW :: You suck way too much at playing dumb!
Do you have any idea how many times you’ve stabbed me this past week?
>One, two, six—
One hand isn’t enough?!

Mezashite :: You’re terrible at lying!
How many times do you think you’ve stabbed me this week already?
>One, two, six—
Why do you even {\i1}need{\i0} both hands?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

Glasses Haruhi admitting her failure.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: You’ve never defeated a youmu?
>I wouldn’t go that far…
>But it’s close to zero.
Even though you’re a Spirit World Warrior?

Commie :: You’ve never defeated a phantasm?
>Well, I wouldn’t say never, exactly…
>But practically, yes.
Even though you’re a Boundary Warden?

UTW :: You’ve never taken out a dreamshade before?
>Not {\i1}never{\i0},
>but pretty much never.
Aren’t you a spirit hunter?

Mezashite :: You’ve never defeated a demon before?
>It’s not like I’ve {\i1}never{\i0} defeated one…
>…but pretty much.
Even though you’re an exorcist?

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 8.

Kyon laying down the law, Emo Haruhi evading it.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Hold it! Were you using me for practice?
>Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose!
I do, too!
That crap is doing maximum damage to my heart!

Commie :: Wait, you were using me for practice?
>Why not? It’s a win-win situation!
It’s a loss for me!
You were doing critical damage to my heart!

UTW :: Were you {\i1}practicing{\i0} on me?
>What’s the big deal? It’s not like you lose anything!
I do!
You keep chipping away at what’s left of my heart!

Mezashite :: Wait. Are you trying to say that you used me as a practice dummy?
>So?! It’s not like you’re losing anything from it!
Of course I am! My heart’s losing blood every single day!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 9.

Kyon being oppressed.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: If you think you can do whatever you want just because I’m an immortal,
I’m gonna cry discrimination!

Commie :: If you’re not going treat immortals humanely, I’ll report you for discrimination!

UTW :: Doing whatever you please to us immortals is just discrimination!

Mezashite :: Thinking you can do anything to me just because I’m immortal is discrimination!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 10.

Episode 2 preview. Kyon talking to Frail Haruhi.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KnKE10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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HorribleSubs :: Kuriyama-san, aren’t you going to enter a club?
>I don’t have time for it.
Are you interested in the Literary Club?
>I’ll pass.
Huh? Why?
>I don’t care to interact with others…

Commie :: Kuriyama, aren’t you going to join a club?
>I don’t have time for that.
Would you be interested in the Literary Club?
>No, thanks.
Huh? Why not?
>I don’t care to interact with others…

UTW :: Kuriyama-san, aren’t you going to join a club?
>I don’t have time for that.
How about joining the Literature Club?
>I refuse.
Huh? Why?
>I don’t want to associate with other people.

Mezashite :: Kuriyama-san, are you in any clubs?
>I don’t have the time for them.
Any interest in the Literary Club?
>I must decline.
Why?
>I don’t deserve to have friends…

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

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Essential 1.

Kyon monologues.

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HorribleSubs :: This is where the progression in stories takes two strongly diverging paths.
Down one path, the protagonist actively participates
in the story and aids in its progression.
Down the other, the protagonist remains
passive and allows the story to carry itself.
I clearly belonged in the second category,
but for some odd reason, I chose to follow the first path!

Commie :: The story stands at the intersection of two vastly different paths.
One where the protagonist is an active participant, moving the story along.
And another where he stays passive, letting the story unfold at its own pace.
The latter one seemed familiar and inviting to me,
but in the end, I chose the first path.

UTW :: At this point, the story can proceed in one of two ways.
Either the protagonist plays an active role in the events that unfold,
or he takes a passive role as the story moves on without him.
By all accounts, I’d fall into the latter category,
but for some reason, I chose the former option at this time.

Mezashite :: From here, the story can develop in one of two ways:
The first is for the protagonist to dive in and take an active role in the story.
The other is for the protagonist to step back and let the story progress on its own.
Everything about me screams that I would choose the latter,
but for some reason, today, I decided to choose the former.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

Sane Tsuruya puts Kyon in his place.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_04.37_[2013.10.03_21.16.31]

HorribleSubs :: Akihito, your senpai in the Literary Club
put their hearts and souls into those scraps of paper.
It’s rude to toy with them like that.
>I don’t sense a shred of respect in the expression you just used.

Commie :: Akihito, your Literary Club predecessors poured
their very beings into that pile of paper scraps.
Playing with it is highly inappropriate.
>Your wording doesn’t exactly exude respect, either.

UTW :: Akihito.
Your Literature Club predecessors poured their hearts and souls into those scraps of paper.
You should treat them with more respect.
>I don’t sense a single shred of respect from what {\i1}you{\i0} just said, though.

Mezashite :: Akihito.
It’s impolite to play with the scrap paper that our predecessors poured their hearts and souls into.
>Is it just me, or could I not detect a shred of respect in that sentence?

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

Lollipop-chan suggests a story for the compilation to Kyon.

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HorribleSubs :: It’s a fairy tale, but it was rather interesting.
>The title?
“I Took Off My Red Riding Hood.”
>Then I won’t know who she is!

Commie :: This one’s a fairy tale, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
>The title?
“Red Riding Hood: Under the Hood.”
>That’s just a normal girl!

UTW :: And this one’s a fairy tale, but a rather interesting one.
>What’s the title?
“I Took Off My Little Red Riding Hood”.
>That makes it impossible to tell who she is!

Mezashite :: This one was fairly interesting for a fairy tale.
>What’s its title?
“Little Red Riding Hood Takes It Off”.
>Then can you even still call her that?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

This was a good scene.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_05.53_[2013.10.03_21.17.07]

HorribleSubs :: Huh? Kuriyama-san, whatever are you doing in a place like this?
>It’s quite the coincidence, isn’t it?
Seriously…
>There is no way coincidences like this occur!

Commie :: What’s this? However did you end up here, Kuriyama?
>Ah, what a bizarre coincidence!
Yeah, weird.
>And it keeps getting weirder each time!

UTW :: Huh? Kuriyama-san?
>Fancy meeting you here.
>What a coincidence, right?
Totally—
>Like hell I’ll believe this was a coincidence!

Mezashite :: Oh, Kuriyama-san. What are you doing in a place like this?
>Ah, what a coincidence.
Isn’t it?
>Do you really expect me to accept this as just a coincidence?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

Kyon explaining things.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_07.02_[2013.10.03_21.18.56]

HorribleSubs :: I’ve already told you!
I’m not possessed by a youmu.
I’m a half-youmu.
I’m a rare entity, born between a human and a youmu.

Commie :: I’ve already told you!
I haven’t been possessed by a phantasm.
I’m half-phantasm myself.
I’m a rare being, born from a human-phantasm relationship.

UTW :: How many times do I have to tell you?
I’m not a shadeling. I’m a half-shade.
An extremely rare entity—the child of a dreamshade and a human.
Then it doesn’t really matter, does it?

Mezashite :: Do you have corn for ears?
I’m {\i1}not{\i0} a demon, I’m a {\i1}cambion{\i0}.
I’m a rare being born from the combination of a human and a demon.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

Haruhi wants to grind.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_07.20_[2013.10.03_21.19.13]

HorribleSubs :: I’m not some small fry character in a videogame!
>At any rate, as long as I am a Spirit World Warrior and you’re youmu,
>there is nothing wrong with what I’m doing.

Commie :: I’m not some generic mob for you to grind!
>I’m a Boundary Warden, though, and you’re a phantasm,
>so there is nothing wrong with what I’m doing.

UTW :: I’m not some low-level monster in a video game!
>Either way, so long as I’m a spirit hunter and you’re a dreamshade,
>I believe I’m perfectly justified in my actions.

Mezashite :: Listen here, I’m not a slime in some RPG.
>Anyway, considering that I’m an exorcist, and you’re a demon,
>I don’t see any issues in my conduct.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

Kyon sharing his man’s dream.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_08.51_[2013.10.03_21.19.35]

HorribleSubs :: Is it love?!
How wonderful!
To be loved by a girl who looks great in any glasses!
>This is why I don’t touch perverts’ delusions of grandeur.

Commie :: Could it be love?
This is wonderful!
To be loved by a girl who looks great in any glasses!
>This is why it’s dangerous to feed perverts’ delusions.

UTW :: Love?!
Amazing!
I can’t believe a girl who’d look great in all kinds of glasses loves me!
>I guess there’s no cure for a pervert’s narcissism.

Mezashite :: Has God finally given me his graces?
A girl who looks good in any pair of glasses is in love with me!
>And {\i1}that{\i0} is exactly why you’ll always be a pervert in my mind.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

Weak Haruhi getting tricked.

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HorribleSubs :: Hey! You made me kill the bucket!
Really!
{…}
It-it’s dark! Senpai, what’d you do?!
>You’re wearing a bucket.

Commie :: Hey! That bucket did nothing to you!
Come on!
{…}
I-It’s pitch black! What did you do, Kanbara?!
>There’s a bucket on your head.

UTW :: Hey, we can’t go around destroying buckets!
Gosh!
{…}
I-I can’t see a thing!
What’d you do to me?!
>It’s just a bucket.

Mezashite :: You made me break the bucket!
Seriously!
{…}
I-I can’t see! What did you do?!
>It’s just a bucket.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 9.

Kyon grilling best girl like a jerk.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_16.40_[2013.10.03_21.20.40]

HorribleSubs :: What type of change of heart is this
for you to want to meet in the cafeteria?
>You make it sound as if I normally hide out in the clubroom.
Isn’t that the truth?
>Very well! I won’t deny it.
>I’m leading a pathetic school life where I eat
>in the bathroom by myself and the only person
>I can abuse is my childhood friend, Akihito.
Wait! Is it just me, or did it sound like
I’m the more pathetic of the two of us?

Commie :: It’s rare for you to want to meet here.
Did something happen?
>You make it sound as if I normally hide out in the clubroom.
Isn’t that the truth, though?
>So be it! I will deny nothing.
>I’m leading a pathetic school life where I eat in the bathroom by myself
>and the only person I can abuse is my childhood friend, Akihito.
Wait, is it just me, or did it sound like {\i1}I’m{\i0} the more pathetic of the two of us?

UTW :: Meeting up in the cafeteria? What brought {\i1}this{\i0} on?
>You make it sound like I stay cooped up in the clubroom all the time.
Well, you do.
>Very well.
>I won’t deny it.
>Indeed, I lead a pitiful school life where you, the guy famous for eating alone in the bathroom,
>are the only one I can bully.
Hang on.
Did you just make me out to be the most pitiful one here?

Mezashite :: To what do I owe the pleasure of meeting you in the cafeteria?
>You make it sound like I’m always locked up in the club room.
Are you not?
>Fine. I won’t deny it.
>I live such a sad high school life that the only person who deigns to make fun of me
>is someone who eats most of his lunches in a bathroom stall.
Hang on. The way you said that makes it sound like {\i1}I’m{\i0} the pathetic one here.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 10.

This comparison just affects the Twitter trolling. I would suggest clicking the image to see it in a larger size.

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GroupComparisonsPicture

HorribleSubs :: Group 1

Commie :: Group 2

UTW :: Group 3

Mezashite :: Group 4

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 1.

Kyon monologuing.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_00.05_[2013.10.03_22.05.36]

HorribleSubs :: Suicide…
According to the dictionary, it is defined as,
“The act of taking one’s own life.”
I suspect I’ll go through life without ever attempting to commit suicide.
Not because of any moral standard,
but as the result of a far more fundamental reason.
Let’s save this discussion for some other time.
At any rate, she means to die!

Commie :: Suicide.
The dictionary defines it as
“the act of killing yourself.”
It’s probably safe to say I’ll never attempt it.
It’s not a moral stand for me or anything,
just a fundamental aspect of my existence.
But that’s a story for another time.
Right now, this girl is trying to kill herself!

UTW :: Suicide.
Defined in dictionaries as “the act of taking one’s own life,”
it is something I will probably never even think about doing.
Not because I think it’s unethical,
but for a more fundamental reason.
However, let’s save that for later.
Right now, she’s about to die!

Mezashite :: Suicide.
Dictionaries define it as the act of taking one’s own life.
I don’t imagine there will ever come a time in my life when I’ll be inclined to try it.
It’s not quite that I’m morally opposed to the act;
rather, it’s that I’m fundamentally incompatible with it.
I’ll save the rest of my ramblings for later.
Right now, a girl is about to throw her life away.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

Kyon monologuing.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_01.08_[2013.10.03_22.06.39]

HorribleSubs :: I will omit what words I chose to say at that moment, but…
At any rate, someone who looks as good in glasses as you do…
simply should not die!
I laid my heart bear as I said something to that effect.
And then, I put all of my emotions into
what I screamed there at the end.
In short, I love glasses!

Commie :: {\i1}I’m not going to go into specifics on what I said, but…
To lose someone who looks as good in glasses as you…
would be absolutely inexcusable!
{\i1}I let my truest feelings spill out.
{\i1}And at the end, I poured the rest of my heart out.
What I’m trying to say is, I love glasses!

UTW :: I won’t repeat everything I said, but…
“…at any rate, someone who looks as good in glasses as you
simply must not die!”
That was my heartfelt plea to her.
I finished by screaming out everything I felt at that moment.
“Basically, I love glasses!”

Mezashite :: I won’t bore you with the particulars of what I said to her.
In any case, a girl who looks as good in glasses as you
shouldn’t be allowed to die!
I told her my feelings from the bottom of my heart.
And finally, I screamed out the full weight of my emotions.
What I really mean is that I love glasses!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Kyon monologuing.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_02.16_[2013.10.03_22.07.01]

HorribleSubs :: That is how I met Mirai Kuriyama.
If that was the extent of our relationship,
it’d probably be impossible for stories to exist in this world of ours.

Commie :: That is how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If our time together had ended there,
this world would be a much, much duller place.

UTW :: And that’s how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If our story had ended after a meeting like that,
I don’t think any story in this world would be worth telling.

Mezashite :: And such was how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If it were possible for two people to go their separate ways after an event like that,
then every story in the world would end before it could even begin.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

Kyon explaining what kind of murder stories he wants included in the compilation.

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HorribleSubs :: A dismembered body, huh?
It’s not like you’ll draw the readers in if you
simply make all of the murders grotesque…
>Then what type of murder should I go for?
I think that the readers are most interested in
the character’s actions and logic behind them.
I hate things like,
“I thought it’d be cool to dismember him!” above all else.

Commie :: Maybe have the bodies dismembered, then?
Brutal murders alone aren’t enough to keep the reader’s interest.
>How would you want them killed, then?
I think they’re much more interested in
the motive and reasoning behind the murders.
“I just thought it would be fun!”
is the worst cop-out possible.

UTW :: A dismembered corpse, eh?
You can’t keep the readers interested by simply ramping up the brutality of the murders.
>How should one write a murder, then?
I believe readers place more importance on what the characters do and why.
Stuff like “I just felt like ripping him to shreds” is the kind of thing they hate most.

Mezashite :: Maybe I should cut him to pieces.
Do you really think you can hold the readers’ attention just by making the murders as grotesque as possible?
>Then how should I kill him?
What’s most important is the killer’s behavior and logic.
I hate the type of culprit who confesses with an “I just kinda wanted to try cutting them to pieces” line.

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

I tried doing her arm wave IRL. It wasn’t as cute. :(

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HorribleSubs :: You won’t find a good excuse by wiping your glasses.
>I-I-I-I wasn’t trying to come up with an excuse!

Commie :: Your glasses aren’t home to an excuse-granting genie.
>Th-Th-Th-That’s not why I was rubbing them!

UTW :: Wiping your glasses isn’t going to help you come up with a good excuse.
>Th-Th-That’s not what I was thinking!

Mezashite :: Cleaning your glasses isn’t going to help you come up with excuses.
>I-I-I wasn’t trying to come up with one!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

Haruhi bein’ all kawaii.

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HorribleSubs :: You suck at playing dumb!
Do you realize how many times you’ve stabbed
me in the past week, Kuriyama-san?
>One, two, six…
It takes two hands?!

Commie :: Don’t try to play dumb!
How many times do you think you’ve stabbed me in the past week, Kuriyama?
>One, two, six…
It takes two hands already?!

UTW :: You suck way too much at playing dumb!
Do you have any idea how many times you’ve stabbed me this past week?
>One, two, six—
One hand isn’t enough?!

Mezashite :: You’re terrible at lying!
How many times do you think you’ve stabbed me this week already?
>One, two, six—
Why do you even {\i1}need{\i0} both hands?!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

Glasses Haruhi admitting her failure.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_13.38_[2013.10.03_22.08.20]

HorribleSubs :: You’ve never defeated a youmu?
>I wouldn’t go that far…
>But it’s close to zero.
Even though you’re a Spirit World Warrior?

Commie :: You’ve never defeated a phantasm?
>Well, I wouldn’t say never, exactly…
>But practically, yes.
Even though you’re a Boundary Warden?

UTW :: You’ve never taken out a dreamshade before?
>Not {\i1}never{\i0},
>but pretty much never.
Aren’t you a spirit hunter?

Mezashite :: You’ve never defeated a demon before?
>It’s not like I’ve {\i1}never{\i0} defeated one…
>…but pretty much.
Even though you’re an exorcist?

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 8.

Kyon laying down the law, Emo Haruhi evading it.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_14.23_[2013.10.03_22.08.36]

HorribleSubs :: Hold it! Were you using me for practice?
>Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose!
I do, too!
That crap is doing maximum damage to my heart!

Commie :: Wait, you were using me for practice?
>Why not? It’s a win-win situation!
It’s a loss for me!
You were doing critical damage to my heart!

UTW :: Were you {\i1}practicing{\i0} on me?
>What’s the big deal? It’s not like you lose anything!
I do!
You keep chipping away at what’s left of my heart!

Mezashite :: Wait. Are you trying to say that you used me as a practice dummy?
>So?! It’s not like you’re losing anything from it!
Of course I am! My heart’s losing blood every single day!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 9.

Kyon being oppressed.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_14.37_[2013.10.03_22.08.44]

HorribleSubs :: If you think you can do whatever you want just because I’m an immortal,
I’m gonna cry discrimination!

Commie :: If you’re not going treat immortals humanely, I’ll report you for discrimination!

UTW :: Doing whatever you please to us immortals is just discrimination!

Mezashite :: Thinking you can do anything to me just because I’m immortal is discrimination!

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 10.

Episode 2 preview. Kyon talking to Frail Haruhi.

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[Mezashite] Kyoukai no Kanata – 01 [C5710894].mkv_snapshot_23.36_[2013.10.03_22.09.10]

HorribleSubs :: Kuriyama-san, aren’t you going to enter a club?
>I don’t have time for it.
Are you interested in the Literary Club?
>I’ll pass.
Huh? Why?
>I don’t care to interact with others…

Commie :: Kuriyama, aren’t you going to join a club?
>I don’t have time for that.
Would you be interested in the Literary Club?
>No, thanks.
Huh? Why not?
>I don’t care to interact with others…

UTW :: Kuriyama-san, aren’t you going to join a club?
>I don’t have time for that.
How about joining the Literature Club?
>I refuse.
Huh? Why?
>I don’t want to associate with other people.

Mezashite :: Kuriyama-san, are you in any clubs?
>I don’t have the time for them.
Any interest in the Literary Club?
>I must decline.
Why?
>I don’t deserve to have friends…

N/A :: N/A. They all suck.

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61 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 3 times
Commie: 8 times
UTW: 4 times
Mezashite: 6 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Interesting, considering there were quite a few TL mistakes that didn’t get fixed with the Commie version. (The bathroom bit for example made no sense compared to Meza’s/UTW’s.)

But yeah, I liked the wording.

returnity says:

They had some good lines, but this one is criminal:
“That is how I met Kuriyama Mirai.
If our time together had ended there,
this world would be a much, much duller place.”

onanianon says:

Yeah, that bathroom bit, how did HS (or CR, whatever) and Commie manage to fuck that up? Clearly, before Akihito sits down, a classmate of his says “Eating in the cafeteria today, huh?” or something like that.

antisense says:

UTW was the only group that didn’t mess up that bathroom line. Mezashite’s was close, but the one being bullied is him, not her.

For Essential 5, where he’s telling her what he is, only HS and Commie clearly got the meaning across (that she was referring to him as possessed). UTW’s ‘shadeling’ wasn’t bad, but kind of sounds like a baby shade rather than a possessed person.

Commie’s ‘excuse-granting genie’ line made me lol.

‘Phantasm’ and especially ‘dreamshade’ are nice translations of ‘youmu’.

HorribleSubs: 3 times
Commie: 7 times
UTW: 9 times
Mezashite: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

fohfuu says:

Commie have a good editor for this. It was a tie between them and Mezashite for me, so I went with superior typesetting.

diablosfiji says:

No entirely. I still prefer UTW over Commie.

njd09 says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 4 times
UTW: 12 times
Mezashite: 8 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

I actually expected Commie. Guess I’ll go with UTW instead.

…But that corn for ears line, oh man.

Solaristics says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 1 time
UTW: 7 times
Mezashite: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is UTW

I personally liked UTW wording for the shade/dreamshade, so that was pretty much a given points for them.

Solaristics says:

2nd Part

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 5 times
Mezashite: 3 times

El Huesudo II says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 0 times
UTW: 0 times
Mezashite: 0 times
It’s a tie between HorribleSubs, Commie, UTW, and Mezashite

…wait a second. Something’s wrong here.

No, you know what? Maybe THE SOURCE LINES are the problem. And here I thought this show would be good.

El Huesudo II says:

Second run confirms it: the dialogue in this show is the problem.

Dropped!

Dark_Sage says:

Whoa, what?

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is my favorite anime, and this is practically Haruhi + Chuu2 (which wasn’t too bad itself). It can’t not be good.

El Huesudo II says:

Well I don’t know. The character design looks pretty interesting, and the fights look really cool, and maybe the plot might go places, but THIS DIALOGUE

PLEASE NO

jimmy says:

The dialogue in this show is pretty awful. The comedy and moe antics are pretty shit, too. I hated Chuu2, but I had to admit the humour was well written, even if it didn’t make ME laugh.

This show just sucks. I’m still gonna watch it.

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 8 times
Commie: 7 times
UTW: 6 times
Mezashite: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs

I don’t even know. I think hating most of the lines muddied the waters a bit.

returnity says:

I haven’t watched this yet, but ohmysurprise when:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 3 times
UTW: 5 times
Mezashite: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW (bikkurishita!)

Chaos-kun says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 7 times
Commie: 3 times
UTW: 0 times
Mezashite: 0 times
Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs

Yeah, HS the best

onanianon says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 3 times
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 6 times
Mezashite: 7 times
Looks like your best bet is Mezashite

Mezashite and UTW seem like good choices either way.

Vanth says:

Overall scores…

HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 4 times
Mezashite: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW.

I only watched the HS release. Not sure if I can wait for UTW to release roughly eight hours later but I know which release I’m archiving.

Seriously, wtf’s a cambion?

Dark_Sage says:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambion

Yeah, it’s actually a thing. Though until I looked it up I just thought they were failing at Spanish.

Akatsukin says:

Yes, I made sure that it was actually a thing. I wanted to look for some already-established method of defining monsters that had a word for half-monster. I like what UTW used, though.

Kiraly says:

Cambion is a fantastic choice. I’ll download Mezashite for that alone.

stgmefly says:

Going over the different subs without a TL party I myself liked commie but I’ll do this shortly anyway

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, Commie had a solid edit of the HS script. Enough was changed that I thought they had just gone and done an original TL.

stgmefly says:

I was surprised by how sugoii they managed to make it

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 7 times
Mezashite: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

And N/A: 7 times, but I’ll give it to UTW, since I was being pretty harsh in general.

Guy says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 4 times
Commie: 4 times
UTW: 1 time
Mezashite: 1 time
It’s a tie between HorribleSubs and Commie

Weird.

Anyway, FFF just released their version.

stgmefly says:

Just the essentials:
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 6 times
UTW: 3 times
Mezashite: 1 time

We’re all in this together:
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 11 times
UTW: 5 times
Mezashite: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

I also just checked out FFF’s and Asuka’s FFF seemed worth looking at maybe but as for Asuka that’s just a waste of time and happiness

Qrius says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 1 time
UTW: 2 times
Mezashite: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is UTW

Not very conclusive, huh?
I didn’t like any of the lines with phantoms/shades/cam-whatevers in it :(
Prolly gonna go with UTW out of habit.

SomeLoser says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 5 times
UTW: 3 times
Mezashite: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Oosran says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 4 times
Commie: 3 times
UTW: 8 times
Mezashite: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

Well, that wasn’t really surprising.
But I’ll just go for FFF anyway. ( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \ \ /\ / \ ノヽノヽノヽノ八八ハハア)`ν°)
Biased choice is biased.

Pelfmiester says:

You seperated UTW and FFF into different parties. How am I supposed to decide between them now?

Dark_Sage says:

I’ll figure something out.

stgmefly says:

Have the top 3 dook it out??

stgmefly says:

Wait never mind I dun goof’d

LuneSave says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 6 times
UTW: 2 times
Mezashite: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Huh… I should probably go and watch this…

vivant says:

Essential:
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 6 times
Mezashite: 6 times
It’s a tie between UTW and Mezashite

Essential and Expanded:
HorribleSubs: 4 times
Commie: 6 times
UTW: 12 times
Mezashite: 10 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

It’s decided then~

Akatsukin says:

So D_S, I’m not sure how hard it is, but I think it would be interesting to see exactly which results for each choice came out on top. Instead of just an overall take on the episode, it’d allow people to see which type of phrasing or word choice is popular among viewers (and I think it’d help me out personally to see what we did well or not).

Looking through this all though, it seems we were a bit more wordy than other groups. I’ll try to keep that in mind next week.

Dark_Sage says:

It would be interesting, but it might lead to the false perception that popularity = quality. I’ll talk to puddi about it later.

Internette says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 0 times
UTW: 7 times
Mezashite: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

Feels about right.

tormaid says:

HorribleSubs: 3 times
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 5 times
Mezashite: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

I actually watched all of CR’s release before taking this and I have to say I really liked their translation overall. Since they’re going to be faster and the video’s going to look better than UTW’s as long as they continue to use MX, I think I’ll stick with that. The scene where lollipop-chan was being all haughty in the cafeteria was a little confusing, though, so props to UTW for making sense out of that.

Kono-yaro says:

It might be said earlier, however I’ll suggest you make a third article in which the top 2 of each translation party will compete.

Hope this helps you DS, and the fans to choose wich translation they’ll go with for this show.

Dark_Sage says:

Nobody suggested it, but I had been planning something along those lines. Thanks for the suggestion; sometimes I write myself into a corner and having people like you back me up out of it is a bigger relief than you can imagine. <3

stgmefly says:

I think having just a 2nd TL party with UTW/commie/FFF/Asuka would work better

Dark_Sage says:

Well, Oni’s also doing this show is the thing. I could probably justify smashing 6 groups into one post, but 7 would be too much (which is why this was split up). I’m thinking something along the lines of 4 or 5 of the “winners” in the third and final TL Party.

Anon says:

Commie staff.

stgmefly says:

Well I knew that much

Vagoo says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 3 times
UTW: 3 times
Mezashite: 3 times
It’s a tie between Commie, UTW, and Mezashite

Guess I’ll go with UTW so I don’t have to deal with slow releases once the season is halfway through.

Anony says:

>commie getting better than utw

What the c**p? What’s next, Hadena doing tier-a releases?

Dark_Sage says:

This is Crymore. You’re allowed to swear.

Ana says:

Except for a few TL mistakes, HorribleSubs delivered a surprisingly good script this time, not horrible at all.
As expected of Commie, they took the streaming script and made it worse most of the time. No surprise there.

UTW is somewhat better than Mezashite. I found Mezashite picking “demon” and “exorcist” a poor choice, too overly generic, and they have an awful main dialogue font (just like Commie).

If you want a quick release, there’s nothing wrong going with HS. If you can wait some more, go with UTW.

takky says:

HorribleSubs: 0 times
Commie: 5 times
UTW: 8 times
Mezashite: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

This was like the first time I couldn’t stand a CR script. It was so clunky and the terminology was brutal…Spirit World Warrior?? Seriously? That’s literal I guess but 3-words and 7-syllables vs. the original 3-syllable “ikaishi”. I would have just left it if they were going to be that lazy.

sortitus says:

Essential:

HorribleSubs: 1
Commie: 3
UTW: 5
Mezashite: 4
N/A: 4

Extended:

HorribleSubs: 2
Commie: 4
UTW: 2
Mezashite: 4
N/A: 2

I was going for fluid and believable English dialogue over literal accuracy, but going with the more literal if it was very close. I tried to at least give some group a simultaneous vote with an N/A to make sure I didn’t get told to watch a raw, but just couldn’t with the cafeteria scene. All of them severely fscked that up.

I had far more collisions of N/A with Mezashite than UTW. 2 from UTW were on an N/A, 4 from Mezashite, 4 from Commie, and 1 from HorribleSubs. Subtracting those and giving half scores for split votes from the overall scores gives a clear winner:

HorribleSubs: 1.5
Commie: 2.5
UTW: 4.5
Mezashite: 3.0

Looks like I’m sticking to UTW for this one.

Someone says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 8 times
Commie: 0 times
UTW: 2 times
Mezashite: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs.

Have been watching HorribleSubs a lot lately…

Nevreen says:

HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 2 times
UTW: 7 times
Mezashite: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is UTW

The scores don’t particularly reflect how well each group did, though. All the groups did a decent job, though I thought Commie’s lines especially were pretty good, and seeing that they’ve got a new editor working on this is particularly impressive. I ended up picking UTW because despite some nice individual lines from Commie, I felt like UTW’s dialog flowed more smoothly and their characterization was better almost every time.

steramisa says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 2 times
Commie: 4 times
UTW: 9 times
Mezashite: 6 times
Looks like your best bet is UTW

Hm, looks like I’m going with UTW’s release. But Mezashite had some good lines, too. Not that it really matters that much with this show I guess.
But I really got confused by how each group decided on a different translation for “youmu”. I’m not sure which one is the most accurate one, but I think “spirit world warrior” would make the most sense. Although that is a mouthful.

Someone says:

Well, CR kept “youmu” as “youmu”. And “Spirit World Warrior” is CR’s term for something else, not for “youmu”.

steramisa says:

Ah, I mixed that up >.<
I meant "Spirit World Warrior" seams like a good translation of "ikaishi".
For "youmu"…I don't know. I think Mezashite's "demon" is a boring choice.

Kiraly says:

I think the kanji meant something like ghost + dream, so probably UTW’s ‘dreamshade’.

Although I’m partial to Mezashite, since they used the awesome word ‘cambion’.

CMV says:

Overall scores…
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Commie: 1 time
UTW: 3 times
Mezashite: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is Mezashite

I didn’t expect this, but I really liked the cambion line, and it looks like they’re good at getting the point across in their subs. I’ll pick Mezashite up instead of UTW if I like their ep2 subs as well.

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