Failsub Review: [shi0n] ImoCho – Recently, My Sister is Unusual (Episode 02)

F-Tier, Fansub Review — By on January 13, 2014 7:47 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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These subs are a disease that can only be cured by death.

Table of Contents

Release Information

QUALITY

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Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (259 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Engrish honorifics.

English style: There is no English in this release.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/jy2acmAr

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Translation style: Original guesslation.

 

External links.

Group website: http://shi0nfansubs.wordpress.com/

IRC channel: N/A.

 

 

Review

In case the different format hasn’t already tipped you off, this release was far too bad to contain with a normal fansub review.

Put simply, the subs are completely fucked. Any line with more than three words in it is guaranteed to be wrong. As such, I’m leaving out quite a bit of the standard commentary, since I imagine you’ll catch most of this shit yourself.

 

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_00.18_[2014.01.13_14.34.47] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_00.22_[2014.01.13_14.35.05]

Too bad this is the first time she’s ever had it.

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Plot twists! And people said this show was just about a girl with bladder control issues.

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I’m pretty sure that if a “time’s loophole” did exist, and wasn’t just a nonsensical guesslation, it wouldn’t have a self.

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shi0n: proving that even the lobotomized have a place in the fansub scene.

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The whole OP is gibberish.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_03.11_[2014.01.13_14.42.59] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_03.14_[2014.01.13_14.43.08]

That’s not how you {\clip}.

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While watching this release, the only way to stay sane is to throw out everything you know about how sentences work.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2014.01.13_14.49.34] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_04.48_[2014.01.13_14.49.40]

How many of it? It’s cruel to leave us hanging, shi0n.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.01.13_14.52.57]

Be careful where you sure at. It could be dangerous.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_07.10_[2014.01.13_14.53.22] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_07.55_[2014.01.13_14.54.25]

Tenses, amirite?

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_07.34_[2014.01.13_14.53.58]

Good thing this release was translated or I wouldn’t have a clue what’s going on.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2014.01.13_14.55.14]

You mean my lunch? Too late for that.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_08.59_[2014.01.13_14.56.36] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_11.16_[2014.01.13_15.01.57]

More clipping.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_11.33_[2014.01.13_15.15.21]

So many attention! What lucky is girl.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_12.21_[2014.01.13_15.16.32]

If you want to have some fun, read this line out loud as shi0n’s punctuation dictates.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_21.01_[2014.01.13_15.29.30]

Way more entertaining than it should be, huh?

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_12.28_[2014.01.13_15.16.51]

Somehow? But how? Shi0n, why are you hiding these secrets from us?!

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_13.19_[2014.01.13_15.18.32]

Better not step, then.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_13.31_[2014.01.13_15.18.54]

It’s too late for regrets, shi0n. For you… and for me. :(

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_13.57_[2014.01.13_15.19.32] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_13.58_[2014.01.13_15.19.37]

An advanced clip maneuver, eh, shi0n? Bold move.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_14.01_[2014.01.13_15.19.45]

You mean hold it in.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_17.04_[2014.01.13_15.24.21]

People don’t move in doors, shi0n.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_19.39_[2014.01.13_15.27.33]

I think I need something to drink. Things are getting spicy here.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_20.02_[2014.01.13_15.28.16] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_20.06_[2014.01.13_15.28.27]

Keep in mind that shi0n is also a VN translator. Hope you weren’t looking forward to a good Yosuga no Sora translation anytime soon.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_23.28_[2014.01.13_15.41.02]

If you were hoping for the ED to be any less gibberish than the OP, you’re too innocent for this world.

[shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_23.34_[2014.01.13_15.41.21] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_23.39_[2014.01.13_15.41.31] [shi0n] Saikin Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga. - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC)[A5716F69].mkv_snapshot_23.45_[2014.01.13_15.41.41]

I’m done.

 

 

 

Results

Watchability: Unwatchable.

Overall grade: F-

shi0n, I gotta be straight with you: your subs are so far gone that no editor human could make them decent. The only people that could possibly enjoy this release are those who don’t really understand English, and all you’re doing is making them as bad at the language as you are.

I suggest you seriously re-evaluate why you fansub, because I can’t imagine failure this consistent is what you were going for.

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69 Comments

geso says:

shi0n is arashi0.

Dark_Sage says:

I have no trouble believing that.

begna112 says:

Dark_Sage, how am I supposed to read your reviews now that I’ve gouged my eyes out?

Solaristics says:

To be reviewed for A+ material on Nyaa.

Nyangoro says:

I was going to make a snarky remark, but somehow I forgot.

FalseDawn says:

Interesting use of /clip there…

FalseDawn says:

Or \clip even…

puddi says:

or maybe even |clip

FalseDawn says:

All !clips are good :)

shi0nmaku says:

Tsss, Aegisub couldn’t attach the font that I’ve used, resulting to the failed clips.

Chaos-kun says:

>attach the font using aegisub. fabulous shi0n

Anonymous says:

A classic review.

hunta says:

Dark_Sage, I thought Duwang-style subs were supposed to be yellow. Why are you misleading me like this.

Anon says:

Well at least it’s not Hadena.

Oh wait…

sjoe says:

I feel sorry for shi0n, especially if he is genuinely trying. If I were in his place, i certainly would not be able take this review with equanimity. I know you get quite a few laughs for this style of writing. But I found the words you used to be too harsh for someone doing something he likes of his own free will. Don’t know if it’s only I who feel this way.

Anon says:

If you can call that ‘trying’, then your standards must be pretty low.

sjoe says:

Think of it as you will. Just that he is only one person, doing all the stuff. From what I see, he does not seem proficient in english. While one may debate why he is doing it in the first place, I do not think that he is not putting effort; however the quality of his subs. D_S is doing his duty by reviewing the subs for what they are but I just wanted to say that the same could be done without so much of, um, hype or sensationalism (like saying no editor could edit his shit, etc). Just my opinion, feel free to criticise it, of course.

Solaristics says:

“From what I see, he does not seem proficient in english.”

You don’t say. He even said on his site once that the “editors” he had recruited had even worse English than him, so they went poof. Kinda funny if you ask me.

dutchah says:

“He even said on his site once that the “editors” he had recruited had even worse English than him,”

I refuse to believe that’s true. That’s practically impossible, going by this release.

sjoe says:

Those editors’ loopholes showed shion their true self. He totally wasn’t sure at anything at all. So he didn’t to take any editors.

Dark_Sage says:

If shi0n really is Arashi, that’s not hype. I tried editing an Arashi script before and am not proud of how it turned out (leaving an editor to translate lines is a bad idea). An editor can only function when they understand what a line is supposed to mean. And they can only function effectively when they don’t have to completely rewrite every single line. Scripts like this one are so far gone that there is no editor out there that is capable of doing a good job on it.

As for my writing style, it’s intentionally and obviously over-the-top. When I tell people to kill themselves for forgetting ending punctuation in a sentence, for example, I am not really telling them to die. I had thought that was rather obvious.

sjoe says:

What! shi0n is Arashi :o
I take back everything I said then. Your words are justified :D

Billy says:

“I am not really telling them to die. I had thought that was rather obvious.”

It’s not. You’ve caused the death of many a fansubber.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh my god…

I’m a hero.

XiaYixuan says:

Golden Star.

sjoe says:

^Anagrams to ‘Old NTR Sage’

Dark_Sage says:

I will accept this if I’m not the one being cuckolded.

someboredperson says:

Dunno about others, but I wouldn’t read your reviews if they weren’t funny. Keep it up!

>Don’t know if it’s only I who feel this way.

shi0n, pls.

Dark_Sage says:

If you feel sorry for shi0n, what about the ESL viewer who watches it and thinks “What’s with all these attention?” is a good example of English? How much does shi0n’s pride weigh against that viewer’s understanding of English?

I don’t think there’s any shame in being honest about something, and I don’t believe constructive criticism needs to be syrupy-sweet. Not everybody deserves a gold star.

sjoe says:

I totally see what you mean D_S. It is your duty to review these subs and let people know how ‘good’ they are. The only thing I feel is that stuff like “These subs are a disease that can only be cured by death” and “No human can edit this…” does not come under constructive criticism.

P.S. To be honest, I did have some hearty laughs :) Later on, just felt a bit bad that I laughed on him.

XiaYixuan says:

Shi0n was apparently awaiting D_S’ review so he should’ve expected these things to come. I do think he should learn English from something that’s designed for his level of knowledge rather than waiting for D_S to teach him, though.

http://www.crymore.net/hey-d_s-whatcha-watchin/comment-page-1/#comment-138994

XiaYixuan says:

I actually forgot about that comment but it would’ve been better if I linked that.

shi0nmaku says:

LOL Don’t be, the fact that I’m doing this for fun while being fluent in Japanese, I don’t really intend to sharpen my English skills. I clearly can understand the Japanese, but when you’re in that mode, it’s just hard for me to switch to the English mode right away. That’s what I’ve been trying to practice. Since the VN Translation doesn’t seem to have more voice in them, I decided to fansub again. And, my Kanji reading skills are up to N2 now, I’d be taking my JLPT N1 next month, so there’s nothing wrong with most of the translations, except that, in translating anime, the scripts aren’t presented to you in a text way, you can’t analyze them right away, unlike in the VN, you can see the Kanji, you can see the sentence structure in Japanese, you can get the idea of the sentence right away.

shark0week0 says:

>Fluent
>think たわわな果実 translates to “heavy fruit scent”

Excuse me while I go chase after my sides.

shi0nmaku says:

Okay, so that maybe wrong, not everyone’s perfect, oh remember, N2, not yet N1. To think that, they don’t put slang words in the test, I still need to study them by myself. Thanks by the way for pointing that out, I appreciate it.

Nyangoro says:

I’ve taken N2.

Good a test as it is, passing it or the N1 is not a sign of fluency.

dutchah says:

“I don’t really intend to sharpen my English skills”

You sure? Might not be a bad idea if you’re subbing.

shi0nmaku says:

Yep, I just finished chatting with one of my RL friends who’s good in English, and knows a little bit of Japanese. We have the same nationality, he said that my release just lack more “Understandable-English” as he quote, though he’ll try to make some time and edit for me. As for now, I’m gonna look for more editors, there are tons of them out there. I can learn more grammar skills in my University next semester. I’d make sure to get an A+ there, maybe after that, I’ll be able to release by myself.

Godcore says:

>lack more “Understandable-English”

Top lel. I’m not sure if you’re deluded or just plain ignorant.

dutchah says:

“he said that my release just lack more “Understandable-English” as he quote”

When your subs look like you ran them through Google translate, I think we’re past ‘a lack of understandable English’.

Anonymous says:

Go shi0n!

You’ll be the one who save the fan-subbing scene!

lol. jk

Calintz says:

It’s common sense to improve your English, otherwise the whole point of fan-subbing is meaningless.

XiaYixuan says:

My English teacher told us to only learn from authentic materials. But then my roommate thought that English subs are good enough so…

Chaos-kun says:

that dialog font. hahahaha

Kenshin_sama says:

>http://i.imgur.com/f38C88w.jpg
There went my hopes for reading this in English. Son of a bitch… I’ve been following the progress on this for a while, too. Didn’t think the translation would be this bad.

shi0nmaku says:

Lol, do you want me to give you the english scripts and explain them to you why they’re like that? Drop by my website.

Lazy-kun says:

Uh, you need to explain why that line is in Engrish?

shi0nmaku says:

Or maybe, just give him both scripts? Oh sorry, I was so tired and typed only “english scripts” it should have been English and Japanese scripts. I keep it literal as possible in translating the scripts in the VN. Most likely, if D_S would make a review of that, it should be the 100% finished product or patch. If you’re going to judge from one line, you can ask me for the script in my site, since I don’t intend to post it here.

Godcore says:

>literal as possible

Hahaha. Oh, wow.

shcboomer says:

Oh boy…

Ash says:

And I thought that Wakakushi-Nameless’ Witch Craft Works subs would be the worst of the season. Why would someone try to subtitle a show in a language they don’t understand?

shi0nmaku says:

I was sure that I’ve attached every font… I guess, it’s time to change the font since it always fails me. Also, I’m not arashi, go to hadena’s website, you’ll my comments there and his. I can also agree that, the ED is not well translated. Plus, I specialize more in Visual Novels, that’s why it always sucks. Anyways, thanks for the review D_S, I really appreciate your time and effort. Next time, I’ll do much better.

Fyurie says:

As a word of advice regarding fonts, don’t attach them to the script, instead attach them through MKVmerge, it generally works out better.

shi0nmaku says:

Oh thanks, maybe then, they would understand the whole episode. I’ll try that later, but still, I’ll change my font. If I remember correctly, it was Eddifice Classic, and the file extension isn’t .ttf. Well, anyway, thanks.

Fyurie says:

Are you on IRC? I can explain the whole thing with muxing fonts on MKVMerge and how to deal with the different extensions if you’re free.

shi0nmaku says:

Hmmm, maybe I’ll drop by later on #news, but, I’m still tired. Reading this review, makes me want to release my SoniAni tomorrow morning for a better quality.

Fyurie says:

drop into uh, #kaylith, I don’t sit in news at all.

shi0nmaku says:

Sure thing dude. Later then!

Name goes here says:

>Next time

Oh boy, I can’t wait to see that.

Kurt says:

>I can’t sum it up anymore!
I laughed way harder than I should have.

Fuwaa says:

shi0nmaku, I sincerely recommend you translate to your native language if you don’t care about improving your English skills. The words you are using don’t mean what you think they mean, and it will cause both you and anyone who reads your subs to be worse at both Japanese and English if you keep this up.

shi0nmaku says:

I’ll keep that in mind. Oh yeah, I was planning that already, I just didn’t had more time.

Aru says:

Still A-tier compared to DameDame!… (assuming those aren’t trollsubs)

shi0nmaku says:

And I’ve been assuming that they were trolling… Oh god… It’s like one of the editors that edited my script… Fuck…

Much “…”
Wow

hunta says:

Umm…
>yellow subs
>random chinese
>arg

Yep, DameDame sure ain’t trolling.

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