Fansub Review: [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata (Episode 02)

F-Tier, Fansub Review — By on October 15, 2013 9:20 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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There are but two certainties in this world: death and Asuka Subs making me wish for it.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (326 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: I think they want it to be Japanesey.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/pnAhBSw1

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Chapters: None, of course. Chapters are for the literate.

Translation style: “Eh, fuck it.”

 

External links.

Group website: http://asuka-subs.blogspot.com/

IRC channel: N/A. IRC’s too confusing for them. (Yes, I still have that how2IRC post coming in. Don’t worry.)

 

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

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Opening. I guess we’ll pass it.

Rating: Okay, but the English isn’t.

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Ending. So retarded it somehow works.

Rating: Okay, but the English isn’t.

 

 

Typesetting.

Spoiler:
[Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_02.30_[2013.10.14_21.56.04] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_07.16_[2013.10.14_22.01.42] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_07.44_[2013.10.14_22.02.15] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_08.35_[2013.10.14_22.03.40] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_10.55_[2013.10.14_22.06.47] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_11.03_[2013.10.14_22.07.04] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_14.12_[2013.10.14_22.15.03] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_16.24_[2013.10.14_22.17.31] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_16.46_[2013.10.14_22.18.02] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_20.52_[2013.10.14_22.25.20] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_23.33_[2013.10.14_22.28.36]

About the only thing you can say about the typesetting is that it’s there. Oh, and that it sucks.

 

 

 

 

Script Review

Main Script.

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Actually, it is not eye.

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Oh wow, a pun that is completely irrelevant (read: wrong). Nice try though.

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Then stop trainwrecking.

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Two too many.

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I often get the feeling that groups like Asuka Subs are a ploy by the governments of the world to trick aliens into thinking there’s no intelligent life on Earth.

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I thought a bottle of vodka would be enough to get through this release, but at this point I don’t think even Russia has enough to dull the pain.

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While I’m sure Asuka Subs will rejoice that variates is technically a word, I do believe they will have the wind knocked out of their sails when they realize it’s not exactly what they wanted.

Aww, who am I kidding? There’s a reason they call it “retard happy”.

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

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Step 1

Option 1

Step 2

Option 2

I suggest the latter.

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NTR! NTR!

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Youtube, help me understand this.

Thanks, Youtube.

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..

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If only.

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Brain pain-hurt.

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I don’t know what of itself is, but I do know if Asuka Subs is providing it, I probably don’t want it.

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Cyanide: try it.

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Asuka Subs’ translator strikes me as the kinda guy who’d drink a bottle of bleach and claim it was his favorite anime.

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You don’t say.

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Your thoughts are more than enough.

 

 

 

Yes, Sentences End With Punctuation

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If a genie offered me three wishes, I’d make all three of them this.

No, wait, I’d make my third wish for Taco Bell to bring its breakfast menu to Minnesota. But yeah, the first two wishes stand.

 

 

 

Let’s Word Mouth!

All right, I’m sure you’re getting bored of all the one-line mistakes. How about Asuka Subs’ interpretation of a conversation?

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What, you want to get back to the one-liners now? Too bad. You’re gonna get a whole scene of Asukaglish.

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Asuka Subs is like a modern-day Descartes. Well, a modern-day Descartes who shits himself and frolics in his own excrement while screaming about how banzai Japan is, but hey, not everyone can be perfect.

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Inspiring.

 

 

 

Worse Cat Puns Than Commie (Somehow)

I do not suggest clicking this spoiler.

Spoiler:

You were warned.

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[Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.10_[2013.10.14_22.21.01] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.11_[2013.10.14_22.21.33] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.21_[2013.10.14_22.21.25] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.23_[2013.10.14_22.22.02] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.24_[2013.10.14_22.22.10] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.38_[2013.10.14_22.22.28] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.40_[2013.10.14_22.22.33] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.43_[2013.10.14_22.22.40] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.48_[2013.10.14_22.22.49][Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.51_[2013.10.14_22.22.58] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_18.54_[2013.10.14_22.23.06] [Asuka Subs] Kyoukai no Kanata - 02 (1280x720 h264 AAC)[61B58386].mkv_snapshot_19.00_[2013.10.14_22.23.16]

Terrinyaable.

 

 

tl;dr

Why not let Asuka Subs explain the issues here in their own words?

Spoiler:

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I’d hate to see what their worst guess entails.

 

 

 

Results

Watchability: Unwatchable.

Visual grade: C

Script grade: F

Overall grade: F

Don’t even make eye contact with these subs lest you want the cancer to infect your eyes. It’s too late for me, but you can still save yourself. Avoid.

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28 Comments

Docoda says:

Why F??? I see no wrong? Is good English, what u talk about?

Best catspeak ever, no?

DS, sadly the screenshots gave us eye contact already with these subs. I hope you are ready to pay the bills for my cancer threatment…

Justinnnnnn says:

Yeah, I think DS doesn’t understand greatness when he sees it. Asukasubs’ waste is DS’s sunshine!

2ColouredEyes says:

> Why not let Asuka Subs explain the issues here in their own words?

I don’t have any brilliant words to say.

Anon says:

But the question is, are they worse than Hadena?

Anon says:

Oh man, that article had me literally on the floor in tears.

More shitsub reviews when?

Dark_Sage says:

I had a special one planned, but then life hit me like a sack of fansubbers. Maybe this weekend, no yubikiris.

Solaristics says:

Good laugh. A+ Material.

Pelfmiester says:

I’m going to take a wild guess and say they had a Japanese TLC, who sucked at English, and absolutely no editor or QC. If this crap was edited/QCed somebody needs to quit fansubbing. No, wait… Somebody needs to quit regardless.

Ambulator says:

I’d guess Chinese.

Pelfmiester says:

Chinese translator and no editing… That could explain so much.

Erik says:

No editing is the ONLY thing that can explain this mess.

Nyangoro says:

And I hear they’ve been doing wonderful things with medical technology lately.

Ash says:

Asukasubs: Whoa, these show are is subbeddd by Curnchyrowl! I bearly understanding Japanaise or Anglosh!! I shuld transleat end edot show mysefl! Now how I turn on terebee!?!

RaccoonGoon says:

I clicked the cat puns spoiler and now I can’t unsee it…

Vanth says:

Ah, this review was such a pleasant surprise.

TouToTheHouYo says:

So, what you’re saying is…

I need to watch through Nichijou again? I can dig that.

fohfuu says:

Oh mang, this release
And over 500 people leeched this shit? Wow.

At least one or two of the cat “puns” worked, but then we have shit like “headnyaaed”, like they saw where the nyaa was in Japanese and just shoved it in there.

AnimeNOW says:

how how do do they they let so much of that get past…?

returnity says:

I cannyaat take much more of this. For fucks sake, they can’t even spell ‘nyaa’ consistently in their catsubs (I refuse to dignify that with the term ‘puns’)– ‘nyasome’? I thought things couldn’t possibly get worse, then they hit me with ‘eatnyaaing’ and ‘headnyaaed’, and I blacked out.

Mahjong says:

I found this on their chat.
> Like I care what he says. The whole point of his “fansub review” sitre is to cry about every little detail. Every group makes mistaks. we try to avoid them, but as a speed sub group it happens. I just ignore it. If i let it get to me I would have quit long ago.

It speaks for itself in a lot of ways.

Dark_Sage says:

Ah Asuka Subs…

I’d actually say that guy handled it better than most fansubbers, since the majority of them immediately jump into whining about me specifically rather than even deigning to consider they might have possibly ever made a mistake.

puddi says:

DEAR MISTER D_S,

VERY OFFENDED BY YOUR REVIEW OF SHOW ***, EPISODE ***, BY GROUP ***. PLEASE WRITE FORMAL APOLOGY AND POST.

rwn says:

Oh look it’s Hadena all over again.

Erik says:

“Every group makes mistaks. we try to avoid them,”

Man, I’d hate to see Asuka subs RUSHING a release then.

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