Translation Party: [DameDesuYo vs. FFF vs. HorribleSubs vs. Sekinin] Noragami (Episode 01)

Translation Party: [DameDesuYo vs. FFF vs. HorribleSubs vs. Sekinin] Noragami (Episode 01)

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Productivity levels: maxed. Now I just need to keep this up for the next 3 months. I’m sure I will.

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.

 

 

Noragami – Episode 01

Comparisons: 9 or 16

Yes, the number of comparisons was cut down this go around. It’s hard to find meaningful differences when all the groups just release minor edits of the official script.

Participants:

DameDesuYo

FFF

HorribleSubs

Sekinin

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

 

 

Essential 1.

This isn’t much in the show, probably because they assumed you were going into this knowing that it was just a shitty ripoff of every supernatural anime ever, but that monster there grows off people’s negative energy.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 01

DameDesuYo :: Wait, doesn’t this Ayakashi seem especially large?
>It is exam season. Everyone’s on edge.
>With you, this’ll be a cinch.

FFF :: Hey, doesn’t this Phantom seem unusually large?
>Well, it {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. They’re all pretty stressed out.
>With you here, this will be a walk in the park.

HorribleSubs :: Wait, doesn’t this Phantom seem especially large?
>It {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. Everyone’s on edge.
>With you, this’ll be a cinch.

Sekinin :: Wait, doesn’t this Phantom seem abnormally large?
>Well, it {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. Everyone’s shitting their pants.
>But it’s fine, I’ve got this as long as you’re with me.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

This chick is like one of Yato’s servants… technically. She doesn’t much like the job.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 02

DameDesuYo :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being screams, “No!”

FFF :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being is screaming in protest!

HorribleSubs :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being screams, “No!”

Sekinin :: Living with some small-time god with no shrine like I’m some kind of hobo…
just makes me wanna shout “No!” from the top of my lungs!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 3.

So she quits, closing that door like a boss.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 03

DameDesuYo :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, tracksuit-wearing drifter who calls himself a god!

FFF :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, sweats-wearing bum who calls himself a god!

HorribleSubs :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, jersey-wearing drifter who calls himself a god!

Sekinin :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, god role-playing, tracksuit-wearing drifter!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

And since she quit, Yato now needs a new servant-weapon. (Yes, that ends it for the generic summary.)

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 04

DameDesuYo :: Wait, finding a new Divine Instrument comes first!
Even if I’m a god, I’m basically defenseless without a Divine Instrument !
Or even butt-naked!

FFF :: Wait, I have to find a new Sacred Treasure first!
Even if I am a god, I’m essentially unarmed without a Sacred Treasure!
Completely naked!

HorribleSubs :: Wait, finding a new Sacred Treasure comes first!
Even if I am a god, without a Sacred Treasure I’m basically unarmed!
Or even butt-naked!

Sekinin :: Wait, finding a new Divine Instrument comes first!
Even if I’m a god, I’m defenseless without a Sacred Treasure!
I might as well fight with a stick!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

No “waifu” here? Not even from Sekinin? Come on guys, and you were trying so hard too.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 05

DameDesuYo :: Actually, you named your dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami. That’s lame!
>What do you mean, lame!? Shiina’s totally my lover!
I’m all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like Visual Kei?

FFF :: Wait, didn’t you name your dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami?
That’s so lame!
>What do you mean, “lame”?!
>Shiina’s the love of my life!
{\i1}I’m{\i0} all about The Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like that flashy pop band?

HorribleSubs :: Actually, you named {\i1}your{\i0} dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami. That’s lame!
>What do you mean, lame?! Shiina’s totally my wife!
{\i1}I’m{\i0} all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like {\i1}visual kei{\i0}?

Sekinin :: Hey, Ami, didn’t you name your dog after Zenny’s leader? How lame.
>Lame in what way? Shiina is {\i1}so{\i0} my type!
Well, {\i1}I’m{\i0} all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>I don’t get how you can stand those {\i1}noises{\i0} they make.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

Yato introduces himself in wrestling girl’s hotel room.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 06

DameDesuYo :: Wh-Who are you!?
>I’m a god.
Hello, police!?
There’s a weird guy in a tracksuit who says he’s a god—

FFF :: Wh-Who are you?
>I’m a god.
Hello, police?
There’s a weird guy in sweats here, and he’s saying he’s a god—

HorribleSubs :: Wh-Who are you?!
>I’m a god.
Hello, police?!
There’s a weird guy in a jersey who says he’s a god–

Sekinin :: Wh-Who are you?!
>I am a god.
Hello, police?!
There’s a weird guy in a tracksuit who says he’s a god—

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

More.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 07

DameDesuYo :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of a god by that name.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of an up-and-coming stray god right now.

FFF :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of you.
>Not once!
Well, right now I’m an up-and-coming stray god.

HorribleSubs :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of that god.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of an up-and-coming stray god right now…

Sekinin :: I’m Yato the god!
>Yato the god?
>I’ve never heard of a god by that name.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of a god in the making as of now…

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

Wrestling girl’s friends admonish her for jumping out into traffic. Tono’s a wrestler she idolizes.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 08

DameDesuYo :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she wouldn’t mind a shot from her dear, studly Tono-sama!
>>Oh, you!

FFF :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she’d actually love it if it was from her dear Touno!
>>Oh, come on!

HorribleSubs :: Jump into the street again and I’ll smack you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she wouldn’t mind a smack from her dear Tono!
>>Oh, you!

Sekinin :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I’m sure she wouldn’t mind taking a bullet for her Tono-sama!
>>Oh, you!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 9.

Ue-sama/Milord is the cat’s name. The joke is that it’s a ridiculous name for a cat, so the episode is filled with oh-so-hilarious “Wherefore art thou, Milord?!” dialogue.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Essential 09

DameDesuYo :: They’re cannon fodder, but there’s a ton of ’em!
Way too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you!?
Ue-sama! You’ve taken your merriment too far!

FFF :: These things are weak, but there’s too many of them!
Too many for me to handle!
You teased them and made them angry, didn’t you?
Milord, you need to learn some self-control!

HorribleSubs :: They’re small fries, but there’s too many of ’em!
Too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you?!
Milord! You’ve taken your merriment too far!

Sekinin :: They’re lesser beings, but there’s a ton of them!
Way too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you?!
Milord, you’ve had enough fun for one day!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

Decision Point:

  1. I can’t tell the difference between these subs. Maybe more comparisons will help. (They won’t, but feel free to click the spoiler and keep reading.)
  2. I don’t even know why I’m here. This show sucks. (Solid move. Head down to the results.)

 

Spoiler:

Expanded 1.

I’m going to assume the only reason Bones decided to do the show is for this shot.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 01

DameDesuYo :: You who would dare desecrate this land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste with the Hanki…
and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

FFF :: Thou who dares desecrate this land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste to thee with Hanki…
and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

HorribleSubs :: You who would descrate the land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste with the Hanki…
…and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

Sekinin :: Thou who desecrates this land of the rising sun…
I now lay waste with the Hanki and expel thy vast defilement!
Severed.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

Cruelty.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 02

DameDesuYo :: You and your nasty, sweaty hands!
>H-H-How… dare you…
>I’m your master!
We need to talk, Yato-san.
I’m quitting. I won’t be your Divine Instrument anymore.

FFF :: You and your disgusting, sweaty hands…
>H-How… dare you?!
>I’m your master!
We need to talk, Yato-san.
Huh?
I’m quitting. I will no longer be your Sacred Treasure.

HorribleSubs :: You and your nasty, sweaty hands!
>H-H-How… dare you…
>I’m your master–!
We need to talk, Mr. Yato.
Huh?
I’m quitting. I won’t be your Sacred Treasure anymore.

Sekinin :: Do you ever wash your vile hands?
>How dare you speak to me that way!
Yato-san, we need to talk.
From here on out, I resign as your Sacred Treasure.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Yato showing her what it is.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 03

DameDesuYo :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

FFF :: Damn it!
You’ll come crawling back to me once I make it big! Just you watch!
I’ll have 120 million worshipers and be a god amongst gods!
You dumb bitch!

HorribleSubs :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

Sekinin :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Girl talk~

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 04

DameDesuYo :: Still, Hiyori. Are there any guys you do like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s closer and more attainable!

FFF :: Anyway, Hiyori, are there any guys you like besides Touno?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s within your reach!

HorribleSubs :: Still, Hiyori. Are there any guys you {\i1}do{\i0} like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s closer and more attainable!

Sekinin :: Still, Hiyori, are there any guys you like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s easier to reach!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

Comedy.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 05

DameDesuYo :: Yuck! Let go of me! Pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a god!

FFF :: Gross! Let go of me, you sicko!
>I’m not a sicko! I’m a god!

HorribleSubs :: Yuck! Let go of me! Pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a god!

Sekinin :: Yuck! Lemme go, you pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a {\i1}god{\i0}!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

It’s a boring Kyoukai no Kanata, yes.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 06

DameDesuYo :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
You basically wound up in the divide between them.

FFF :: There’s the Near Shore, where the living reside, and then there’s the Far Shore.
Basically, you’re existing in between the two right now.

HorribleSubs :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
And you’ve basically wound up in the divide between them.

Sekinin :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
You basically wound up in the border between then.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

Drama.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/NoragamiE07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Noragami Extended 07

DameDesuYo :: You charge money!?
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free lunch!

FFF :: You charge money?!
>Well, duh! There’s no way I’d work for free!

HorribleSubs :: You charge money?!
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free wish!

Sekinin :: You charge money?!
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free wish.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

 

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Spoiler:

Essential 1.

This isn’t much in the show, probably because they assumed you were going into this knowing that it was just a shitty ripoff of every supernatural anime ever, but that monster there grows off people’s negative energy.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami01.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 01

DameDesuYo :: Wait, doesn’t this Ayakashi seem especially large?
>It is exam season. Everyone’s on edge.
>With you, this’ll be a cinch.

FFF :: Hey, doesn’t this Phantom seem unusually large?
>Well, it {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. They’re all pretty stressed out.
>With you here, this will be a walk in the park.

HorribleSubs :: Wait, doesn’t this Phantom seem especially large?
>It {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. Everyone’s on edge.
>With you, this’ll be a cinch.

Sekinin :: Wait, doesn’t this Phantom seem abnormally large?
>Well, it {\i1}is{\i0} exam season. Everyone’s shitting their pants.
>But it’s fine, I’ve got this as long as you’re with me.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

This chick is like one of Yato’s servants… technically. She doesn’t much like the job.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami02.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 02

DameDesuYo :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being screams, “No!”

FFF :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being is screaming in protest!

HorribleSubs :: Living like a vagrant with a minor god who doesn’t even have a shrine…
Every fiber of my being screams, “No!”

Sekinin :: Living with some small-time god with no shrine like I’m some kind of hobo…
just makes me wanna shout “No!” from the top of my lungs!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

So she quits, closing that door like a boss.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami03.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 03

DameDesuYo :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, tracksuit-wearing drifter who calls himself a god!

FFF :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, sweats-wearing bum who calls himself a god!

HorribleSubs :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, jersey-wearing drifter who calls himself a god!

Sekinin :: Thanks for nothing,
you jobless, god role-playing, tracksuit-wearing drifter!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

And since she quit, Yato now needs a new servant-weapon. (Yes, that ends it for the generic summary.)

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami04.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 04

DameDesuYo :: Wait, finding a new Divine Instrument comes first!
Even if I’m a god, I’m basically defenseless without a Divine Instrument !
Or even butt-naked!

FFF :: Wait, I have to find a new Sacred Treasure first!
Even if I am a god, I’m essentially unarmed without a Sacred Treasure!
Completely naked!

HorribleSubs :: Wait, finding a new Sacred Treasure comes first!
Even if I am a god, without a Sacred Treasure I’m basically unarmed!
Or even butt-naked!

Sekinin :: Wait, finding a new Divine Instrument comes first!
Even if I’m a god, I’m defenseless without a Sacred Treasure!
I might as well fight with a stick!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

No “waifu” here? Not even from Sekinin? Come on guys, and you were trying so hard too.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami05.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 05

DameDesuYo :: Actually, you named your dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami. That’s lame!
>What do you mean, lame!? Shiina’s totally my lover!
I’m all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like Visual Kei?

FFF :: Wait, didn’t you name your dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami?
That’s so lame!
>What do you mean, “lame”?!
>Shiina’s the love of my life!
{\i1}I’m{\i0} all about The Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like that flashy pop band?

HorribleSubs :: Actually, you named {\i1}your{\i0} dog after Zenny’s leader, Ami. That’s lame!
>What do you mean, lame?! Shiina’s totally my wife!
{\i1}I’m{\i0} all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>How can you like {\i1}visual kei{\i0}?

Sekinin :: Hey, Ami, didn’t you name your dog after Zenny’s leader? How lame.
>Lame in what way? Shiina is {\i1}so{\i0} my type!
Well, {\i1}I’m{\i0} all about the Hundred Archfiends!
>I don’t get how you can stand those {\i1}noises{\i0} they make.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

Yato introduces himself in wrestling girl’s hotel room.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami06.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 06

DameDesuYo :: Wh-Who are you!?
>I’m a god.
Hello, police!?
There’s a weird guy in a tracksuit who says he’s a god—

FFF :: Wh-Who are you?
>I’m a god.
Hello, police?
There’s a weird guy in sweats here, and he’s saying he’s a god—

HorribleSubs :: Wh-Who are you?!
>I’m a god.
Hello, police?!
There’s a weird guy in a jersey who says he’s a god–

Sekinin :: Wh-Who are you?!
>I am a god.
Hello, police?!
There’s a weird guy in a tracksuit who says he’s a god—

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

More.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami07.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 07

DameDesuYo :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of a god by that name.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of an up-and-coming stray god right now.

FFF :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of you.
>Not once!
Well, right now I’m an up-and-coming stray god.

HorribleSubs :: I’m the Yato god!
>Yato god?
>I’ve never heard of that god.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of an up-and-coming stray god right now…

Sekinin :: I’m Yato the god!
>Yato the god?
>I’ve never heard of a god by that name.
>Not once!
Well, I’m sort of a god in the making as of now…

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

Wrestling girl’s friends admonish her for jumping out into traffic. Tono’s a wrestler she idolizes.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Noragami08.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Noragami Essential 08

DameDesuYo :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she wouldn’t mind a shot from her dear, studly Tono-sama!
>>Oh, you!

FFF :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she’d actually love it if it was from her dear Touno!
>>Oh, come on!

HorribleSubs :: Jump into the street again and I’ll smack you with a Jungle Savate!
>I bet she wouldn’t mind a smack from her dear Tono!
>>Oh, you!

Sekinin :: Jump into the street again and I’ll hit you with a Jungle Savate!
>I’m sure she wouldn’t mind taking a bullet for her Tono-sama!
>>Oh, you!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 9.

Ue-sama/Milord is the cat’s name. The joke is that it’s a ridiculous name for a cat, so the episode is filled with oh-so-hilarious “Wherefore art thou, Milord?!” dialogue.

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Noragami Essential 09

DameDesuYo :: They’re cannon fodder, but there’s a ton of ’em!
Way too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you!?
Ue-sama! You’ve taken your merriment too far!

FFF :: These things are weak, but there’s too many of them!
Too many for me to handle!
You teased them and made them angry, didn’t you?
Milord, you need to learn some self-control!

HorribleSubs :: They’re small fries, but there’s too many of ’em!
Too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you?!
Milord! You’ve taken your merriment too far!

Sekinin :: They’re lesser beings, but there’s a ton of them!
Way too many to deal with!
You teased them, didn’t you?!
Milord, you’ve had enough fun for one day!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Decision Point:

I can’t tell the difference between these subs. Maybe more comparisons will help. (They won’t, but feel free to click the spoiler and keep reading.)
I don’t even know why I’m here. This show sucks. (Solid move. Head down to the results.)

Expanded 1.

I’m going to assume the only reason Bones decided to do the show is for this shot.

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Noragami Extended 01

DameDesuYo :: You who would dare desecrate this land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste with the Hanki…
and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

FFF :: Thou who dares desecrate this land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste to thee with Hanki…
and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

HorribleSubs :: You who would descrate the land of the rising sun!
I now lay waste with the Hanki…
…and expel thy vast defilement!
Rend!

Sekinin :: Thou who desecrates this land of the rising sun…
I now lay waste with the Hanki and expel thy vast defilement!
Severed.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

Cruelty.

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Noragami Extended 02

DameDesuYo :: You and your nasty, sweaty hands!
>H-H-How… dare you…
>I’m your master!
We need to talk, Yato-san.
I’m quitting. I won’t be your Divine Instrument anymore.

FFF :: You and your disgusting, sweaty hands…
>H-How… dare you?!
>I’m your master!
We need to talk, Yato-san.
Huh?
I’m quitting. I will no longer be your Sacred Treasure.

HorribleSubs :: You and your nasty, sweaty hands!
>H-H-How… dare you…
>I’m your master–!
We need to talk, Mr. Yato.
Huh?
I’m quitting. I won’t be your Sacred Treasure anymore.

Sekinin :: Do you ever wash your vile hands?
>How dare you speak to me that way!
Yato-san, we need to talk.
From here on out, I resign as your Sacred Treasure.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Yato showing her what it is.

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Noragami Extended 03

DameDesuYo :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

FFF :: Damn it!
You’ll come crawling back to me once I make it big! Just you watch!
I’ll have 120 million worshipers and be a god amongst gods!
You dumb bitch!

HorribleSubs :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

Sekinin :: Dammit! You’ll come crawling back to me once I hit it big!
Just you watch!
Soon I’ll have 120 million worshippers and stand above all other gods!
You dumbass!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

Girl talk~

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Noragami Extended 04

DameDesuYo :: Still, Hiyori. Are there any guys you do like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s closer and more attainable!

FFF :: Anyway, Hiyori, are there any guys you like besides Touno?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s within your reach!

HorribleSubs :: Still, Hiyori. Are there any guys you {\i1}do{\i0} like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s closer and more attainable!

Sekinin :: Still, Hiyori, are there any guys you like besides Tono?
>Yeah! Like someone who’s easier to reach!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

Comedy.

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Noragami Extended 05

DameDesuYo :: Yuck! Let go of me! Pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a god!

FFF :: Gross! Let go of me, you sicko!
>I’m not a sicko! I’m a god!

HorribleSubs :: Yuck! Let go of me! Pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a god!

Sekinin :: Yuck! Lemme go, you pervert!
>I’m no pervert! I’m a {\i1}god{\i0}!

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

It’s a boring Kyoukai no Kanata, yes.

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Noragami Extended 06

DameDesuYo :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
You basically wound up in the divide between them.

FFF :: There’s the Near Shore, where the living reside, and then there’s the Far Shore.
Basically, you’re existing in between the two right now.

HorribleSubs :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
And you’ve basically wound up in the divide between them.

Sekinin :: There’s the “Near Shore” where the living reside, and then there’s the “Far Shore.”
You basically wound up in the border between then.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

Drama.

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Noragami Extended 07

DameDesuYo :: You charge money!?
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free lunch!

FFF :: You charge money?!
>Well, duh! There’s no way I’d work for free!

HorribleSubs :: You charge money?!
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free wish!

Sekinin :: You charge money?!
>Duh! There’s no such thing as a free wish.

to go in raw dog like a poorly conceived white trash porno :: N/A. They all suck.

39 thoughts on “Translation Party: [DameDesuYo vs. FFF vs. HorribleSubs vs. Sekinin] Noragami (Episode 01)”

  1. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 1 time
    FFF: 6 times
    HorribleSubs: 4 times
    Sekinin: 5 times
    Looks like your best bet is FFF

    Yeah, no clear-cut answer for this one, at least on my end.

  2. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 0 times
    FFF: 4 times
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Sekinin: 4 times
    It’s a tie between FFF and Sekinin

    My god… I never get a clear answer. On another note, I’ve never heard of this Sekinin group before.

  3. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 4 times
    FFF: 3 times
    HorribleSubs: 3 times
    Sekinin: 6 times

    But its all moot anyway, because none of them translated his pre-battle speech (there’s probably a word for that sort of thing, but I forget what it is) in a cool way.

    So instant fail.

      • I didn’t actually watch it — but three different groups all ignored some dialogue because it wasn’t already translated? wtf

      • Well, I guess I should have used the word localized, since I was really just referring to the final product.

        But yes, I’m aware that they all used FUNimation as a base. I’m still gonna attribute the suck to all of them though.

  4. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 0 times
    FFF: 4 times
    HorribleSubs: 0 times
    Sekinin: 2 times
    Looks like your best bet is FFF

    But I’m watching this with an original TL to russian instead. Hooray for Jap-Russian translators.

  5. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 1 time
    FFF: 3 times
    HorribleSubs: 1 time
    Sekinin: 4 times
    Looks like your best bet is Sekinin

    Well, Sekinin’s lines weren’t that bad. At least their script isn’t a complete CR rip-off.

  6. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 5 times
    FFF: 0 times
    HorribleSubs: 5 times
    Sekinin: 1 time
    It’s a tie between DameDesuYo and HorribleSubs
    DameDesuYo I guess for more Japaneseness…

  7. DameDesuYo: 5 times
    FFF: 2 times
    HorribleSubs: 3 times
    Sekinin: 2 times
    Looks like your best bet is DameDesuYo

    I guess I’ll give them a try.

    • Adding Hatsuyuki’s version wouldn’t be hard, but their subs wouldn’t be properly represented in the poll. Additionally, I tend to avoid adding groups to TL Parties because it’s not really fair to the groups who are already represented when the post goes up. This is because groups can just look at which lines are being compared and make sure those specific lines in their subs look better than the other groups’ lines. Then they can point to the post as “objective” proof of how better they are.

      I saw this happen with ji-hi’s comparisons. Groups (Hadena, for example) used to wait till the comparisons came out and then made sure their subs looked better in the comparison than their “competitors'”. I’m not about to let that bullshit happen here. So as a general rule, I avoid adding anything to the TL Parties after they’re posted.

      Hatsuyuki will get a fair shake come the regular fansub reviews.

  8. Sekinin: -1
    Other groups: 0

    (every time i don’t see significant difference i don’t vote, and if i vote for 3 of 4 it means i didn’t like one of the translations, therefore -1 is possible :> )

    well, i think i’ll stick with first available for this show

    • Actually, that is DDY’s line:
      >DameDesuYo :: They’re cannon fodder, but there’s a ton of ‘em!
      […]>Ue-sama! You’ve taken your merriment too far!

      Sekinin actually made Essential 8 funny
      […]>Milord, you’ve had enough fun for one day!

      but otherwise all 3 killed at least one HS joke.

      Overall scores…
      DameDesuYo: 4 times
      FFF: 2 times
      HorribleSubs: 6 times
      Sekinin: 7 times
      Looks like your best bet is Sekinin

      Sekinen has potential, but some of their edits were a big improvement, while others sounded terrible. Also, they need to choose (see Essential 8) one TL for Jinki (神器?): either “Divine Instrument” or “Sacred Treasure.” I prefer the former for its being more descriptive of the role.

      P.S. I just realized you may have known it was DDY, but still liked the line. While “cannon fodder” is a cool idiom, it doesn’t fit the scene.

  9. Overall scores…
    DameDesuYo: 3 times
    FFF: 4 times
    HorribleSubs: 2 times
    Sekinin: 0 times
    Looks like your best bet is FFF

    Well, I’m using DameDesuYo’s translations for translating Noragami from English to Turkish and it seems my best bet is FFF… Well, this is a contradiction :D

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