Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works (Episode 06)

Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works (Episode 06)

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Tempura domination.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (321 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Onee-chan” used. “Imouto” as “sister”/”little sister”.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/hUTi5ZdE

Speed: Delaycast (>48 hours)

Translation style: Straight Crunchyrip.

 

 

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

N/A.

 

Typesetting.

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While it’s not very good, this is likely the best we’re gonna get from official subs in the near future.

I’m just glad they’re trying. Same can’t be said for many fansub groups.

 

 

 

Script Review

Main Script.

[HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.43_[2014.02.16_18.36.09]

Depression is a lot closer to how she was acting than “apathy”.

[HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.30_[2014.02.16_15.25.25]

“Science Experiment Lab 1” would be a more sensible way to write this. I don’t think I’ve ever seen school rooms labeled with “First”/”Second”/etc. as a means to differentiate between them.

[HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.44_[2014.02.16_15.47.33]

Homophone confusion is a serious issue in schools these days. Please neuter or spay your local low-tiers to protect the English language.

 

Medusa is so fucking great.

Overall, there’s not really much for me to rant about in this release. I could go off on all the lines that are technically right (or right enough), detailing why various changes would give the script a more quality heft… or I could talk about Medusa.

[HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.44_[2014.02.16_20.15.41] [HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.48_[2014.02.16_20.16.02]

God I love Medusa.

…Yeah, that’s all I’ve got. Onto the end of the review!

 

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watch this.

Overall grade: A-

Assuming you can deal with the delay, Crunchyroll’s subs are the way to go for this show. I highly recommend watching this release over the FFF and Watakushi-Nameless versions.

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11 thoughts on “Fanrip Review: [HorribleSubs] Witch Craft Works (Episode 06)”

  1. My personal guess about why CR script is better is that they read the english TL of the manga, since the show is almost scene-for-scene straight from it.

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