Short Fansub Reviews: [Vivid * t4w] Pupa (Episode 03)

Fansub Review, Pass — By on February 5, 2014 1:11 am

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After a very unproductive 4-hour AMV binge, I remembered I had a site to run. So have a filler post.

t4w

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (94 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Onii-chan” used.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/fEBzH8EW

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

Translation style: Original TL.

 

External links.

Group website: http://t4w.me/

IRC channel: #[email protected]

 

Things.

[t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_00.05_[2014.02.04_23.10.10] [t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_00.20_[2014.02.04_23.10.39]

OP. “we look for bright sky”? Are these Native American parody subs?

[t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_00.44_[2014.02.04_23.11.08] [t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_02.43_[2014.02.04_23.13.12]

Typesetting. It exists.

[t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_03.42_[2014.02.04_23.14.17] [t4w] Pupa - 03 [C36F971E].mkv_snapshot_03.56_[2014.02.04_23.14.45]

And then ED time. Color shifts for the love.

 

Live or Die.

Live.

 

 

 

Vivid

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (92 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Onii-chan” used.

English style: American English.

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

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Translation style: Original TL.

 

External links.

Group website: http://commiesubs.com/

IRC channel: #[email protected]

 

Things.

[Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_00.06_[2014.02.04_23.15.04] [Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_00.21_[2014.02.04_23.15.37]

I did like the kara, but I wonder why it didn’t go through QC.

[Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_02.43_[2014.02.04_23.18.44] [Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_00.44_[2014.02.04_23.16.04]

Signs.

[Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_00.39_[2014.02.04_23.17.22]

In the first one, she says “Onii-chan” in Japanese. t4w handled it sensibly with “That’s too bad, ‘Onii-chan’.” (Onii-kun thought he could save his sister with the power of being a nii-san, but failed. And black witch is amused by how badly he failed.)

But I guess it was beyond Vivid to reflect sarcasm in their subs.

[Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_01.28_[2014.02.04_23.17.04]

No. You gotta understand there’s a difference between “Onii-chan” and “onii-chan”. It’s the same as the one between “Mom” and “mom”.

Here’s a pretty handy trick: If you can sub in their first name and make the line work, then go ahead and capitalize. But if you can’t, then don’t. Here, “You killed your Terry” would not work. “You killed your brother” would work, though. So roll this lowercased.

[Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_03.36_[2014.02.04_23.19.42] [Vivid] Pupa - 03 [C2A4713D].mkv_snapshot_03.51_[2014.02.04_23.20.12]

ED. Interesting way to swing it.

 

Live or Die.

Live.

 

 

So which is better?

Spoiler:
[HorribleSubs], because they’re faster. Duh.
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3 Comments

jabashque says:

Wow. Vivid’s OP looks so ugly with all that clutter.

t4w says:

>Translation Style: Crunchyrip
It’s an original TL.

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