Fansub Review: [Hatsuyuki] Noragami (Episode 03)

C-Tier, Fansub Review — By on January 29, 2014 11:44 pm

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Ohayocon Thursday-Friday write-up next tonight. If I don’t fall asleep during it, that is.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (308 MB, 10-bit), LQ AVI (192 MB)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. The script is also rather in line with what you’d expect from Hatsuyuki. Translations err on the side of familiarity and the phrasing is notably conservative.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

Translation style: Original TL.

Note: Karaoke is hardsubbed, as Hatsuyuki karaoke tends to be.


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]



Visual Review


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Opening. Hatsuyuki went an interesting route here. While the bottom text is static and matches the karaoke, the top line shifts color similar to opening/ending/middle sequences of the OP. But interesting doesn’t mean good, and I found the color changes distracting and unnecessary.

While we’re on the karaoke part, the English in both screens here is wrong. The comma shouldn’t be in the first one, and the second should just be “dimly lit”, since adverbs that end in -ly don’t require hyphenation to be compound adjectives (don’t ask why; it’s a stupid rule). The -ly thing comes up in the release proper too.

Rating: Okay.


Insert transformation rap not subbed. Not that I expected it to be.

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Ending. Lines come in with a heavy downpour of snow and then fade away with snow particles. Cute stuff.

While I think the amount of snow covering the text was a bit much, everything else was tasteful and fit the theme of the ED.

Rating: Good.





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Hatsuyuki threw a lot into these typesets. Fades were appropriately handled and the colors/fonts were solid matches.

The fuck is up with “Cafe Restaurant Most”, though? That’s the kind of name that you’d expect to come from a kid with Down’s.




A bunch of different-colored Ayakashi are talking here, so Hatsuyuki switched up the colors in the lines. You may need to look into this screen a bit to see what I’m talking about, but it’s definitely noticeable in the release.



Script Review

Main Script.


The hip and rad slang these days is “lame”, not “uncool”.


That logic doesn’t follow. Since he’s dissing Nora-kun, might as well make him more teen edgy.

“How about I make you tea when you get us off the streets?”

The below line looks much nicer when combined with that.


While I don’t actually have a problem with the terminology you used here, I do think you meant “demand” instead of “command”.




“This is extortion.”


Awkward phrasing is a hallmark of this release. Hell, I can hardly even handle reading this line. It’s more disgusting than sleeping on used maxi pads and far less sexy.


everyday -> every day

“everyday” is an adjective, so unless you’re trying to describe that comma, it’s wrong.

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Am I supposed to understand what this is saying? Because I don’t.


You asking for his Facebook status or something? What is this?


that -> he

Please. You even have “who” in that line.


“You’ve reached Delivery God Yato! Fast, cheap, safe, and at your service!”

He’s trying to sell himself harder than an old prostitute here. Put a little oomph into it.


So many swings, so many misses.

“So what do you want?!”



Capitalizing words after commas… Funimation, is that you?



Fucking hell, are you really that new to English? Be more specific.

cut off/cut down.

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Starting a sentence in lowercase is not generally the best way to succeed at English.

And he’s going to “crush all evil and purify all manner of evil”? Try learning how to write, shitbags.


Yuck. No.

If you’ve got the time to bitch about how this line sucks in your script comments (you’re damn right I read that shit), you’ve got enough time to fix the issue. There are two unknowns here: these guys and them. The only one that’s explicitly answered (“these guys”) takes one minute to be fully explained, leaving the viewer to have to fill in the blanks for the other unknown way after they’ve read the line.

Don’t do that. Fuck.


Hey editor-kun, you know what they call a “quiz question” in English? This is a tricky one, so I challenge you to stretch your mind before coming up with the answer.


It’s a riddle, you worthless fucktard. How did you screw that up? Christ.

Know what? I hope you get a urinary infection and the doctors screw up when they put the catheter in and end up injecting it into your blood stream so the infected, pussy urine goes through your veins and causes you to have a heart attack. And as you’re spazzing out on the bed, you start coughing up blood. Only it’s not just blood; it’s also that yellow piss puss that had been building up inside your urethra. And there’s so fucking much of it you start choking and end up suffocating on it right before your heart gives out. Soon after, your mom comes in to check on you. And as she sees you covered in bloody piss puss, she falls over to the ground. Dead.

Only she didn’t die of a heart attack. She died of sex. That I gave her. Because you fucking ruined my catgirl anime with your subpar English and giving your mom the time of her life is an adequate method of revenge.

Yeah, you just got zinged. Deal with it.





Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: A-

Script grade: C-

Overall grade: C

FFF is still the group to beat for Noragami. No reason to wait for Hatsu.

One review left with Sekinin, but t4w is being t4w, so it might be a while till I get to it.

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Kamica says:

That’s the kind of name that you’d expect to come from a kid with Down’s.

Japan has the best naming sense, didn’t you know?

Enamelthyst says:

It’s a reference to Cafe Restaurant Gusto (see ), which is like Japanese TGI Friday’s. It’s acceptable in the same way “Moonbucks” or “Gaggle” is, I guess.

Dark_Sage says:

That actually clears some things up. Damn, Japan is weird.

-./\.- says:

He’s trying to sell himself harder than an old prostitute here. Put a little oomph into it. – Maybe they are used to call old prostitutes and gradually they learned it from them.

And he’s going to “crush all evil and purify all manner of evil”? Try learning how to write, shitbags.

and annihilate all which is evil from this world?
doesn’t it sound better?

btw: Not native, so spare me if I’m wrong ;)

FalseDawn says:

I think his issue was that you can’t purify all evil if you’re going to crush it. They’re mutually exclusive actions.

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t particularly care what verbiage they want to use for that line. It’s just that doubling up on the “evil” is a really bad idea. I don’t see why they let the line go as-is.

begna112 says:

>One review left with Sekinin, but t4w is being t4w, so it might be a while till I get to it.

Sekinin actually hasn’t released a Noragami (or anything for that matter) since episode 1.

Dark_Sage says:

Right. They’re stalled. But t4w said they hadn’t dropped it, so I’m gonna take his word for it.

Anonymous says:

LMAO at that last spoiler. Man, that was just crazy!

shcboomer says:

Someone got zinged, ouch.

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