Translation Party: [Commie vs. HorribleSubs vs. Underwater] Kill la Kill (Episode 01)

Translation Party: [Commie vs. HorribleSubs vs. Underwater] Kill la Kill (Episode 01)

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Here’s my episodic review of Kill la Kill: watch it.

Translation Party House Rules:

Spoiler:
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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.

 

 

Kill la Kill – Episode 01

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

Commie

HorribleSubs

Underwater

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

You’ll notice there’s not much of a difference between the scripts. Welcome to modern fansubbing.

 

 

Essential 1.

Cap’n Angrybrows lays down the law.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Kill01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[Commie] Kill la Kill - 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_00.53_[2013.10.04_18.36.13]

Commie :: Students of Second Year Class A!
We have determined that there is
someone among you who intends to harm Honnouji Academy!
Any excuses will fall on deaf ears! This person will be punished immediately!

HorribleSubs :: Students of Second Year Class K!
We have determined that there
is someone who intends harm against Honnouji Academy among you!
Explanations will fall on deaf ears! This person will be punished immediately!

Underwater :: Students of Class 2-A!
It has come to light that one of you dares bare his fangs against Honnouji Academy.
There is no room for excuses!
He will be punished immediately!

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

 

 

Essential 2.

1984 meets Utena.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation!
Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of the world!
You will surrender to the truth, pigs in human clothing!

HorribleSubs :: Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation!
Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of this world!
Surrender to those truths, you pigs in human clothing!

Underwater :: Fear is freedom!
Control is liberty!
Contradiction is truth!
That is the reality of this world!
Listen well, you pigs in human clothing,
and submit to that reality!

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

 

 

Essential 3.

Best girl putting that lemon-stealing whore in his place.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: You’re pretty talented, stealing a lemon someone else had just started eating.
Are you that desperate for an indirect kiss?
>Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss already!
Then I guess you don’t have any regrets.

HorribleSubs :: You’re a precocious kid, stealing a lemon someone
else had just started eating.
You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?
>Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!
Then there truly is no such thing as regret in this world anymore.

Underwater :: Aren’t you a bit young to be stealin’ fruit that’s been in a pretty girl’s mouth, kid?
Are you that eager to learn what first love tastes like?
>Don’t get smart with me, bitch!
>I’ve already had my first kiss!
Then I guess you can die without any regrets.

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

 

 

Essential 4.

Spooky routine from Mato and friends.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: You’ve insulted the great Lightning Speed Mataro.
Honnou Town Blind Alley is my turf. This is my neighborhood!
It’s a feared hangout for drifters and a dead end for the living.
If you want to go home in one piece, drop your wallet and leave.
>Come on, what’s with the anachronistic street punk routine?

HorribleSubs :: You’ve insulted the great Lightning Speed Mataro.
This neighborhood is my turf! Honnou Town Blind Alley.
It’s a dead end for lives and a feared hangout for drifters.
If you want to get home in one piece, leave your wallet and go.
>Come on, what’s with the anachronistic street punk routine?

Underwater :: How dare you insult the great Lightning Quick Matarou.
This neighborhood is my turf: Honnou Town Blind Alley!
It’s a dead end for lives and a feared hangout for drifters.
If you wanna get outta here in one piece, leave your wallet and skedaddle.
>Come on, that street punk routine of yours is so last decade.

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

 

 

Essential 5.

I must reiterate: You should really watch this show. For reals. It’s fucking ace-tier.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: We’re really weak against strong people!
It’s our only strength.
>I just can’t bring myself to beat up somebody who’s bowing.
>I guess I’ll let it slide this time.

HorribleSubs :: We’re really weak against stronger people!
That’s our own strong suit.
>I guess I can’t beat up people who are bowing and scraping.
>I’ll let it slide just this once.

Underwater :: We’re really good at sucking up to stronger people!
That’s our specialty.
>I guess I can’t beat up people who’re bowing and scraping.
>I’ll let it slide just this once.

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

 

 

Essential 6.

Hyping up the (presumably) second-strongest boss of this arc.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Compared to the Starless peasant students like us,
he’s a super elite who’s three whole ranks above us!

HorribleSubs :: Compared to us No-Star commoner students,
he’s a super-elite who’s three whole ranks above us!

Underwater :: Compared to us No-Star plebeians,
he’s a super-elite who’s a whole three ranks above us!

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

 

 

Essential 7.

Bald-kun explains his outfit.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Your glove is made of iron?
>Don’t you even know your uniforms?
You’re not even wearing a uniform!
>The only uniform a boxer needs are gloves and trunks!
>As well as the athleticism-augmenting
>Two-Star Goku Uniform given to me by Lady Satsuki!

HorribleSubs :: That glove is made of iron?
>Don’t you even know your uniforms?
You’re not even wearing a uniform!
>To boxers, these gloves and trunks are our uniform!
>As well as the athleticism-augmenting
>Two-Star Goku Uniform given to me by Lady Satsuki!

Underwater :: Are those iron gloves?
>Hah! Never heard of an Ultima Uniform before?
Say what? I don’t see you wearing a uniform!
>A boxer’s uniform is his gloves, trunks, and so on!
>This is what Lady Satsuki gave me!
>An Athleticism-Augmenting Two-Star Ultima Uniform!

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

 

 

Essential 8.

Bald-kun gets distracted.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: What the hell are you wearing?!
>Quit gawking!
Y-You’re trying to distract me with your body!
>I don’t want to wear this thing, honest!

HorribleSubs :: What sort of outfit is that?!
>Quit gawking!
Y-You’re trying to distract me with its sexiness!
>I’m not wearing this because I want to!

Underwater :: What sort of outfit is that?!
>Quit gawking!
Are you trying to use your feminine wiles against me?
>I’m not wearing this because I {\i1}want{\i0} to!

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

 

 

Essential 9.

Ryuko’s exasperation, Bald-kun’s desperation.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Even a boxing amateur like me can see that something like that is illegal.
But still… You’re on.
>I dunno what you were hiding in the cloak,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna rip what little fabric remains to shreds and send you flying!

HorribleSubs :: Even someone like me who doesn’t know the rules
can see that that’s illegal.
But still… you’re on.
>I don’t know what you had hidden in
>that cloak you were wearing,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna rip what little fabric remains to shreds and send you flying!

Underwater :: Even I can tell that’s illegal, and I don’t even know the rules!
But I like it!
>I don’t know what you had hidden in that cloak you were wearing,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna tear up what little clothing you have left and send you flying!

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

 

 

Essential 10.

Next ep preview.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: The next assassin the Student Council sends out
is Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
Even with my powers, it will be difficult to save Ryuko from her predicament.

HorribleSubs :: The next assassin the Student Council sends out
is Tennis Club Captain, Omiko Hakodate.
Even with my powers it will be difficult to save
Ryuko from the pinch she’s in.

Underwater :: The next assassin the Honnouji Academy Student Council sends out
is the Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
A crisis befalls Ryuuko, who is unable to draw out my powers well enough.

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, put a bullet in my head. When is this shit gonna be over with already? (You’ve seen enough for one lifetime. Head down to the results.)

 

Spoiler:

Expanded 1.

Random guy explains how awesome these suits are.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: It’s as if power is flooding into both my body and spirit!
T-This light, it’s—
M-My body is moving incredibly fast!
>Of course! That’s the power of the Goku Uniform!

HorribleSubs :: It’s as if power is flooding into both my body and spirit!
T-This light, it’s–
M-My body is moving incredibly fast!
>Of course! That is the power of the Goku Uniform!

Underwater :: My body and soul are both overflowing with power!
Th-This is it!
M-My body’s moving with such incredible agility!
>Of course! That is the power of the Ultima Uniform!

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

 

 

Expanded 2.

Random guy is now dead.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: “Here hangs a naked pig who dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt,” eh?
The city’s dangerous, but the school is just as bad, I see.

HorribleSubs :: “This is a naked pig who dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt,” eh?
The city’s dangerous, but this school is just as bad, I see.

Underwater :: “Here hangs a naked pig that dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt”, eh?
The city may be dangerous, but this school’s just as bad, I see.

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

 

 

Expanded 3.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: The boy you said was killed by the student council, was that him out front?
>Right, right!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t worry about it!

HorribleSubs :: That boy you said was killed by the student council,
was that him out front?
>Right, right!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t worry about it!

Underwater :: That boy you said was “taken out” by the student council…
Was that him out front?
>Yeah!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t let it bother you!

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

 

 

Expanded 4.

Ryuko dodges a glomp.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Aw, why’d you dodge?!
>Isn’t it normal to dodge something that comes flying at you from out of nowhere?
I was just giving my new bestie a hug!

HorribleSubs :: Aw, why’d you dodge me?!
>It’s normal to dodge something that comes
>flying at you from out of nowhere, isn’t it?
I was just giving my bestie a hug!

Underwater :: Aw, why’d you dodge me?!
>Who {\i1}wouldn’t{\i0}dodge something that just came flyin’ at them out of nowhere?
I was just giving my bestie a hug!

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

 

 

Expanded 5.

This show… so good.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: This is half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m looking for the owner of the other half.
I noticed that you were shocked to see this just now, Ma’am.
You’ve seen it before, haven’t you?
You’ve seen my Scissor Blade!

HorribleSubs :: This is half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m looking for the owner of the other half.
Prez, I noticed that you were shocked to see this just now.
You’ve seen it before, haven’t you?
You’ve seen my Scissor Blade!

Underwater :: This is one half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m lookin’ for the bearer of the other half.
Prez…
You were surprised to see this just now, weren’t you?
Do you recognize it?
This Sword Scissor!

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

 

 

Expanded 6.

Glasses-kun explaining why they didn’t have any warning that Ryuko was going around to schools under their control and fighting a bunch of people.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Apparently, these fights were on an individual level,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence…
>Inform all branch high school principals to remain on guard.

HorribleSubs :: Apparently, these battles were on an individual level,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence…
>Inform all branch high school principals to remain on guard.

Underwater :: Apparently, these battles were kept purely personal,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence.
>Inform the heads of all our schools to remain on guard.

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

 

 

Expanded 7.

Token loli talks.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

[Commie] Kill la Kill - 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_13.24_[2013.10.04_19.04.19]

Commie :: Oh, dear. The toad, the monkey, and the dog have all screwed up.

HorribleSubs :: Oh, dear. The toad, the monkey, and the dog have all screwed up.

Underwater :: Froggy, Monkey, and Doggy. You three are a disgrace.

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

 

 

Expanded 8.

Bald-kun issues a citywide warning.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your best friend will be executed!
For your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy, she is guilty by association!
If you want to stop it, quit hiding and show yourself!

HorribleSubs :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your best friend’s execution will be carried out!
As shared responsibility for
your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy!
If you want to stop it, quit skulking and show yourself!

Underwater :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your friend here will be executed!
As shared responsibility for your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy!
If you want to prevent it, quit skulking around and show yourself!

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

 

 

Expanded 9.

Spaz-chan in a pinchi.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: I’m in serious trouble!
Everyone can see my panties, plain as day!
I’m not even wearing the sexy ones today!

HorribleSubs :: Mako’s in a big pinch!
Everyone can see my panties, plain as day!
I’m not even wearing my sexy panties today!

Underwater :: Oh no! I’m in big trouble!
If I don’t get out of this, I’ll be flashing my underwear to the whole crowd!
I’m not even wearing my sexy panties today!

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

 

 

Expanded 10.

Spaz-chan with the best wink.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

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Commie :: I didn’t know you were a boxer, Ryuko!
>Pretty sure she’s not.

HorribleSubs :: I didn’t know you also knew how to box, Ryuko-chan!
>I don’t think she does.

Underwater :: I didn’t know you knew how to box too, Ryuuko!
>I don’t think she does.

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

 

 

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Spoiler:

Essential 1.

Cap’n Angrybrows lays down the law.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk01.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

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Commie :: Students of Second Year Class A!
We have determined that there is
someone among you who intends to harm Honnouji Academy!
Any excuses will fall on deaf ears! This person will be punished immediately!

HorribleSubs :: Students of Second Year Class K!
We have determined that there
is someone who intends harm against Honnouji Academy among you!
Explanations will fall on deaf ears! This person will be punished immediately!

Underwater :: Students of Class 2-A!
It has come to light that one of you dares bare his fangs against Honnouji Academy.
There is no room for excuses!
He will be punished immediately!

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

Essential 2.

1984 meets Utena.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk02.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

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Commie :: Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation!
Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of the world!
You will surrender to the truth, pigs in human clothing!

HorribleSubs :: Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation!
Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of this world!
Surrender to those truths, you pigs in human clothing!

Underwater :: Fear is freedom!
Control is liberty!
Contradiction is truth!
That is the reality of this world!
Listen well, you pigs in human clothing,
and submit to that reality!

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

Essential 3.

Best girl putting that lemon-stealing whore in his place.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk03.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

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Commie :: You’re pretty talented, stealing a lemon someone else had just started eating.
Are you that desperate for an indirect kiss?
>Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss already!
Then I guess you don’t have any regrets.

HorribleSubs :: You’re a precocious kid, stealing a lemon someone
else had just started eating.
You’re that eager to learn what first love tastes like?
>Bitch, don’t try to be all witty! I’ve had my first kiss!
Then there truly is no such thing as regret in this world anymore.

Underwater :: Aren’t you a bit young to be stealin’ fruit that’s been in a pretty girl’s mouth, kid?
Are you that eager to learn what first love tastes like?
>Don’t get smart with me, bitch!
>I’ve already had my first kiss!
Then I guess you can die without any regrets.

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

Essential 4.

Spooky routine from Mato and friends.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk04.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

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Commie :: You’ve insulted the great Lightning Speed Mataro.
Honnou Town Blind Alley is my turf. This is my neighborhood!
It’s a feared hangout for drifters and a dead end for the living.
If you want to go home in one piece, drop your wallet and leave.
>Come on, what’s with the anachronistic street punk routine?

HorribleSubs :: You’ve insulted the great Lightning Speed Mataro.
This neighborhood is my turf! Honnou Town Blind Alley.
It’s a dead end for lives and a feared hangout for drifters.
If you want to get home in one piece, leave your wallet and go.
>Come on, what’s with the anachronistic street punk routine?

Underwater :: How dare you insult the great Lightning Quick Matarou.
This neighborhood is my turf: Honnou Town Blind Alley!
It’s a dead end for lives and a feared hangout for drifters.
If you wanna get outta here in one piece, leave your wallet and skedaddle.
>Come on, that street punk routine of yours is so last decade.

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

Essential 5.

You should really watch this show. For reals. It’s fucking ace-tier.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk05.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_05.52_[2013.10.04_18.37.14]

Commie :: We’re really weak against strong people!
It’s our only strength.
>I just can’t bring myself to beat up somebody who’s bowing.
>I guess I’ll let it slide this time.

HorribleSubs :: We’re really weak against stronger people!
That’s our own strong suit.
>I guess I can’t beat up people who are bowing and scraping.
>I’ll let it slide just this once.

Underwater :: We’re really good at sucking up to stronger people!
That’s our specialty.
>I guess I can’t beat up people who’re bowing and scraping.
>I’ll let it slide just this once.

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

Essential 6.

Hyping up the (presumably) second-strongest boss of this arc.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk06.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_08.43_[2013.10.04_18.37.29]

Commie :: Compared to the Starless peasant students like us,
he’s a super elite who’s three whole ranks above us!

HorribleSubs :: Compared to us No-Star commoner students,
he’s a super-elite who’s three whole ranks above us!

Underwater :: Compared to us No-Star plebeians,
he’s a super-elite who’s a whole three ranks above us!

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

Essential 7.

Bald-kun explains his outfit.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klk07.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_10.35_[2013.10.04_18.37.56]

Commie :: Your glove is made of iron?
>Don’t you even know your uniforms?
You’re not even wearing a uniform!
>The only uniform a boxer needs are gloves and trunks!
>As well as the athleticism-augmenting
>Two-Star Goku Uniform given to me by Lady Satsuki!

HorribleSubs :: That glove is made of iron?
>Don’t you even know your uniforms?
You’re not even wearing a uniform!
>To boxers, these gloves and trunks are our uniform!
>As well as the athleticism-augmenting
>Two-Star Goku Uniform given to me by Lady Satsuki!

Underwater :: Are those iron gloves?
>Hah! Never heard of an Ultima Uniform before?
Say what? I don’t see you wearing a uniform!
>A boxer’s uniform is his gloves, trunks, and so on!
>This is what Lady Satsuki gave me!
>An Athleticism-Augmenting Two-Star Ultima Uniform!

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

Essential 8.

Bald-kun gets distracted.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_18.58_[2013.10.04_18.38.42]

Commie :: What the hell are you wearing?!
>Quit gawking!
Y-You’re trying to distract me with your body!
>I don’t want to wear this thing, honest!

HorribleSubs :: What sort of outfit is that?!
>Quit gawking!
Y-You’re trying to distract me with its sexiness!
>I’m not wearing this because I want to!

Underwater :: What sort of outfit is that?!
>Quit gawking!
Are you trying to use your feminine wiles against me?
>I’m not wearing this because I {\i1}want{\i0} to!

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

Essential 9.

Ryuko’s exasperation, Bald-kun’s desperation.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_19.48_[2013.10.04_18.38.54]

Commie :: Even a boxing amateur like me can see that something like that is illegal.
But still… You’re on.
>I dunno what you were hiding in the cloak,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna rip what little fabric remains to shreds and send you flying!

HorribleSubs :: Even someone like me who doesn’t know the rules
can see that that’s illegal.
But still… you’re on.
>I don’t know what you had hidden in
>that cloak you were wearing,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna rip what little fabric remains to shreds and send you flying!

Underwater :: Even I can tell that’s illegal, and I don’t even know the rules!
But I like it!
>I don’t know what you had hidden in that cloak you were wearing,
>but now that you’re half-naked,
>I’m gonna tear up what little clothing you have left and send you flying!

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

Essential 10.

Next ep preview.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_24.13_[2013.10.04_18.39.11]

Commie :: The next assassin the Student Council sends out
is Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
Even with my powers, it will be difficult to save Ryuko from her predicament.

HorribleSubs :: The next assassin the Student Council sends out
is Tennis Club Captain, Omiko Hakodate.
Even with my powers it will be difficult to save
Ryuko from the pinch she’s in.

Underwater :: The next assassin the Honnouji Academy Student Council sends out
is the Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
A crisis befalls Ryuuko, who is unable to draw out my powers well enough.

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

Decision Point:

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.)
Oh my god, put a bullet in my head. When is this shit gonna be over with already? (You’ve seen enough for one lifetime. Head down to the results.)

Expanded 1.

Random guy explains how awesome these suits are.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_01.47_[2013.10.04_19.02.26]

Commie :: It’s as if power is flooding into both my body and spirit!
T-This light, it’s—
M-My body is moving incredibly fast!
>Of course! That’s the power of the Goku Uniform!

HorribleSubs :: It’s as if power is flooding into both my body and spirit!
T-This light, it’s–
M-My body is moving incredibly fast!
>Of course! That is the power of the Goku Uniform!

Underwater :: My body and soul are both overflowing with power!
Th-This is it!
M-My body’s moving with such incredible agility!
>Of course! That is the power of the Ultima Uniform!

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

Expanded 2.

Random guy is now dead.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE02.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_06.54_[2013.10.04_19.02.55]

Commie :: “Here hangs a naked pig who dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt,” eh?
The city’s dangerous, but the school is just as bad, I see.

HorribleSubs :: “This is a naked pig who dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt,” eh?
The city’s dangerous, but this school is just as bad, I see.

Underwater :: “Here hangs a naked pig that dared to defy Honnouji Academy.”
“As such, justice was dealt”, eh?
The city may be dangerous, but this school’s just as bad, I see.

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

Expanded 3.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_07.36_[2013.10.04_19.03.09]

Commie :: The boy you said was killed by the student council, was that him out front?
>Right, right!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t worry about it!

HorribleSubs :: That boy you said was killed by the student council,
was that him out front?
>Right, right!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t worry about it!

Underwater :: That boy you said was “taken out” by the student council…
Was that him out front?
>Yeah!
>That kinda thing happens all the time, so don’t let it bother you!

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

Expanded 4.

Ryuko dodges a glomp.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_07.57_[2013.10.04_19.03.22]

Commie :: Aw, why’d you dodge?!
>Isn’t it normal to dodge something that comes flying at you from out of nowhere?
I was just giving my new bestie a hug!

HorribleSubs :: Aw, why’d you dodge me?!
>It’s normal to dodge something that comes
>flying at you from out of nowhere, isn’t it?
I was just giving my bestie a hug!

Underwater :: Aw, why’d you dodge me?!
>Who {\i1}wouldn’t{\i0}dodge something that just came flyin’ at them out of nowhere?
I was just giving my bestie a hug!

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

Expanded 5.

This show… so good.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_09.51_[2013.10.04_19.03.42]

Commie :: This is half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m looking for the owner of the other half.
I noticed that you were shocked to see this just now, Ma’am.
You’ve seen it before, haven’t you?
You’ve seen my Scissor Blade!

HorribleSubs :: This is half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m looking for the owner of the other half.
Prez, I noticed that you were shocked to see this just now.
You’ve seen it before, haven’t you?
You’ve seen my Scissor Blade!

Underwater :: This is one half of a giant pair of scissors.
I’m lookin’ for the bearer of the other half.
Prez…
You were surprised to see this just now, weren’t you?
Do you recognize it?
This Sword Scissor!

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

Expanded 6.

Glasses-kun explaining why they didn’t have any warning that Ryuko was going around to schools under their control and fighting a bunch of people.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/klkE06.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_13.13_[2013.10.04_19.04.03]

Commie :: Apparently, these fights were on an individual level,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence…
>Inform all branch high school principals to remain on guard.

HorribleSubs :: Apparently, these battles were on an individual level,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence…
>Inform all branch high school principals to remain on guard.

Underwater :: Apparently, these battles were kept purely personal,
so they never sent word.
>Such negligence.
>Inform the heads of all our schools to remain on guard.

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

Expanded 7.

Token loli talks.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_13.24_[2013.10.04_19.04.19]

Commie :: Oh, dear. The toad, the monkey, and the dog have all screwed up.

HorribleSubs :: Oh, dear. The toad, the monkey, and the dog have all screwed up.

Underwater :: Froggy, Monkey, and Doggy. You three are a disgrace.

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

Expanded 8.

Bald-kun issues a citywide warning.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_16.10_[2013.10.04_19.04.39]

Commie :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your best friend will be executed!
For your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy, she is guilty by association!
If you want to stop it, quit hiding and show yourself!

HorribleSubs :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your best friend’s execution will be carried out!
As shared responsibility for
your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy!
If you want to stop it, quit skulking and show yourself!

Underwater :: Transfer student, can you hear me?
One hour from now, your friend here will be executed!
As shared responsibility for your crime of treason against Honnouji Academy!
If you want to prevent it, quit skulking around and show yourself!

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

Expanded 9.

Spaz-chan in a pinchi.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_17.03_[2013.10.04_18.38.26]

Commie :: I’m in serious trouble!
Everyone can see my panties, plain as day!
I’m not even wearing the sexy ones today!

HorribleSubs :: Mako’s in a big pinch!
Everyone can see my panties, plain as day!
I’m not even wearing my sexy panties today!

Underwater :: Oh no! I’m in big trouble!
If I don’t get out of this, I’ll be flashing my underwear to the whole crowd!
I’m not even wearing my sexy panties today!

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

Expanded 10.

Spaz-chan with the best wink.

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[Commie] Kill la Kill – 01 [07B80133].mkv_snapshot_20.41_[2013.10.04_19.04.53]

Commie :: I didn’t know you were a boxer, Ryuko!
>Pretty sure she’s not.

HorribleSubs :: I didn’t know you also knew how to box, Ryuko-chan!
>I don’t think she does.

Underwater :: I didn’t know you knew how to box too, Ryuuko!
>I don’t think she does.

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

57 thoughts on “Translation Party: [Commie vs. HorribleSubs vs. Underwater] Kill la Kill (Episode 01)”

  1. Overall scores…
    Commie: 9 times
    HorribleSubs: 3 times
    Underwater: 5 times
    Looks like your best bet is Commie

    I ended up with Commie. But due to nostalgia’s sake I’ll always be watching this first with Crunchyroll or a Himado stream regardless of TL party or review status. Gotta get my KlK fix as soon as possible. Subsequent viewings are a different story though.

    • To follow-up, since I got this question on IRC, I just wanna let y’all know that I don’t consider my TL Party scores a substitute for my reviews (as you can tell, I generally avoid analysis in these parties).

      These kinds of posts are where you get a feeling for the flow of the groups and see what kind of flavor you most enjoy. So don’t look at my scores as an indication of where yours should be at. Just clarifying things.

  2. Commie: 2 times
    HorribleSubs: 4 times
    Underwater: 4 times
    It’s a tie between HorribleSubs and Underwater

    I guess I’ll keep watching from Crunchyroll, although their lack of decent typesetting is annoying.

    What’s up with the Class K/A difference between Crunchyroll and the rest?

  3. Overall scores…
    Commie: 2 times
    HorribleSubs: 2 times
    Underwater: 9 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    I already watched Underwater’s, so I’m not surprised by this. Still, I expected Commie to do a little better than a tie with HorribleSubs.

    • A lot of these lines were pretty much the same. The one that stood out was “feminine wiles,” being perfect in #8, so I’ll probably end up with Underwater for archiving, and just whichever is first for watching.

  4. First time I really do this, but KlK deserves it.

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

    First time I’ll be watching something from Underwater, I thought they were ‘subpar’ subs. Or maybe my tastes are subpar?

    • If I believed in rating groups off their names and not the individual staff attached to each project, Crymore would just be a Top 10 list and I’d call it good enough.

      To answer your musings, let me just copy out my dossier on Underwater:

      ~Underwater~
      Public’s thoughts: Underwater’s generally considered average to above average. Their reputation is greater among communities where their leader likes to visit, so they’ll track positive perception among 4chan and Nyaa members, but due to the group’s underwhelming lack of presence, they aren’t “top thought” when it comes to fansub groups.
      Key staff: Underwater’s star attraction is their leader, Daiz, who’s known for his encoding skills. Other staff are prominent in other groups, but relatively unessential to Underwater’s continued success.
      Known affiliations: The Cartel
      Known enemies: Doki
      Average group member’s age: Too old to still be virgins. Please at least hire prostitutes, you’re making me embarrassed for you.

        • If he was hated, he would’ve left by now. Instead, he’s in every single thread I’m linked to or that trackbacks to Crymore. I assume he’s in every thread, period.

          • It’s a coinflip if it’s a pro or anti-Daiz thread.

            But what really baffles me is that people dislike Crymore for no reason (hurr durr >Dark_Sage is not a reason).

            • >But what really baffles me is that people dislike Crymore for no reason

              lol
              It’s hard not to hate this place if you fansub and you see the blogger throw you Sage-level names and insults.

          • >If he was hated, he would’ve left by now.
            Haha, I wish it worked like that. I’m not really talking about Daiz here.

      • Sorry for posting the results of each question.

        Well, as cool as you make it sound like an RPG info/stats thing (if they’re called Underwater, are they weak to grass-type magicks?), I’m already downloading it to rewatch the episode for the 5th time (the little details in animation and BGs are amazing).

        And yeah, Nyaa really loves Daiz, most of the comments worshipped him~

        • woooooooooooooooooowowowowowo

          I feel like jumping on the Daiz bandwagon too! I watched all 3 releases and this was definitely the best. DAT. TYPESETTING!!! The way the “NEXT DAY” was covered by the university’s walls, the way they chose to replace the whole motorcycle apologize note with perspective’d text. It all feels a lot less cluttered now. I’m not a big fan of some names, but that is fag-level nitpicking.

          THIS IS IT. YES. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

        • I think he already did, and actually copy pasted it.

          >To answer your musings, let me just copy out my dossier on Underwater:

          • Just was asking for more of what I did here.

            But there are too many fansub groups to actually do something like this on a larger scale.

            • I see, it doesn’t even need to be all of them but just the most popular/active ones are enough, but do whatever you want It’s not like I will be able to force you.

              • Well, hold on. What exactly would you want to see in such things? I did Underwater’s on the spot, but it’s not like I couldn’t do more if I really wanted to.

                Gimme deets on what kinda info you want on fansubs.

      • It would be nice to have all these “dossier” out there, easily acessible, so I could like, search in that dossier how you rank Vivid, for exemple, and not have to wait until you actually review their sub of an anime.

        I’m also interested on info on which group actually translate stuff, and which one only rip crunchy.

  5. Overall scores…
    Commie: 3 times
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Underwater: 7 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Pretty conclusive, although I did not expect HS to get 0.

  6. Overall scores…
    Commie: 3 times
    HorribleSubs: 1 time
    Underwater: 12 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Did both translation parts, but I watched Underwater version before doing this so yeah.

  7. Overall scores…
    Commie: 3 times
    HorribleSubs: 1 time
    Underwater: 4 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    I don’t feel like there was a clear winner, honestly.

  8. Looks like this town could use some lemon tree insurance. It’d be a shame if those lemon-stealing whores were to steal the people’s most valuable possessions.

  9. Overall scores…
    Commie: 2 times
    HorribleSubs: 2 times
    Underwater: 7 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Tiebreak on Commie and HS..? hmm..

  10. Commie: 1 time
    HorribleSubs: 1 times
    Underwater: 8 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater.

    Really liked Underwater’s script. That “Ultima” uniform was a good idea imo, as well as other things like “feminine wiles”.

  11. Overall scores…
    Commie: 4 times
    HorribleSubs: 4 times
    Underwater: 4 times
    It’s a tie between Commie, HorribleSubs, and Underwater

    Huh.

    Also, I think essential 10 has Commie’s and Underwater’s subs flipped…

    • Just checked, I believe the groups are accurate.

      Underwater:
      Dialogue: 9,0:24:12.88,0:24:15.89,Default,,0,0,0,,The next assassin the Honnouji Academy Student Council sends out
      Dialogue: 9,0:24:15.89,0:24:17.81,Default,,0,0,0,,is the Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
      Dialogue: 9,0:24:17.81,0:24:21.98,Default,,0,0,0,,A crisis befalls Ryuuko, who is unable to draw out my powers well enough.

      Commie:
      Dialogue: 7,0:24:12.47,0:24:15.47,Default,NTP,0,0,0,,{\i1}The next assassin the Student Council sends out
      Dialogue: 7,0:24:15.47,0:24:17.85,Default,,0,0,0,,{\i1}is Tennis Club Captain, Hakodate Omiko.
      Dialogue: 7,0:24:17.85,0:24:21.60,Default,NTP,0,0,0,italics fail,{\i1}Even with my powers, it will be difficult to save Ryuko from her predicament.

  12. Overall scores…
    Commie: 1 time
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Underwater: 9 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    One of the most lopsided TL Parties I’ve ever had. I think Underwater did a solid job this time, with inventive dialog that did a better job of fitting actual students and what I heard being said. I agree with above that “Ultima Uniform” was a creative way of translating 極制服 (“Goku Seifuku”, “extreme/highest rank school uniform”) given the name and the clear effects. It’s both catchy and gets the point across (drawing on decades of JRPGs and other games as a cultural reference point works here IMO). I think a show like this can use a more liberal script if pulled off well.

    At any rate though great start, agree with FUCKING WATCH IT YOU DEGENERATES. Looking like this will be a hell of a fun ride. Feels like it ramped up a lot faster then GL for example, so will look forward to seeing where they go from here.

  13. >1984 meets Utena.

    heh.

    Overall scores…
    Commie: 6 times
    HorribleSubs: 6 times
    Underwater: 13 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Either way, it seems I’m going to watch HS first and later Underwater when Daiz release it, this show totally deserves it.

  14. Overall scores…
    Commie: 4 times
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Underwater: 5 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Well, it was quite close.

  15. Overall scores…
    Commie: 1 time
    HorribleSubs: 6 times
    Underwater: 3 times
    Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs

    Genuinely surprised by the result. Though I must throw away since I hate their typeset (already tried HS on KlK first eps. Really can’t stand the typeset.)

    So, as Commie become less and less matched with my taste lately, I guess I will take Underwater…

  16. Overall scores…
    Commie: 0 times
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Underwater: 18 times
    Looks like your best bet is Underwater

    Extended 7 and 8 are both objectively shit in their entirety. I like how Commie *tried* to fix Extended 8’s grammatical error but ended up making it sound worse. Good job, guys.

  17. Overall scores…
    Commie: 8 times
    HorribleSubs: 9 times
    Underwater: 5 times
    Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs

    Looks like Underwater is just slightly worse so I guess it’s DDoS time.

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