This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.
Hatsuyuki ga Lazy.
Explanation, for the uninitiated:
Re-encode reviews are different from my normal fansub reviews in that they cover low-effort re-releases of an official sub release or another group’s subs. I will cover all, or most, of the relevant changes made in these posts, and explain whether or not I think the re-encodes are worth waiting for. Usually they won’t be, but perhaps your time is worth less than mine.
Feel free to take whatever you want from my posts. I’m not gonna force you at gunpoint to follow my recommendations, though I would if I could.
Things to note:
All images are hyperlinked to their larger-sized equivalents. So if you want to see a larger version of an image, open it up in a new tab or something. All encode comparisons are done in PNG, while all other images are in JPG.
CR/Crunchyroll refers to Crunchyroll.com, a North American anime streaming service that licenses shows to stream.
Funi/Funimation refers to Funimation.com, a North American anime streaming service that licenses shows to stream, and translates them with garbage, gibberish English.
HS/HorribleSubs refers to HorribleSubs a Native American subtitle-releasing group that takes whatever official sub providers stream and releases that shit on torrents.
Time cost (episode #): x hours, x minutes. | This is how long it took the re-encoders to release their version, as compared to when the original version was released.
“You’re wrong, but I’m too afraid to comment on it, so I’m just gonna whine about you on /r/4chan/, that’ll show you!”
As always, if you have any complaints or questions about my reviews, post in the fucking comments section. I let every dumbass with an internet connection post, including fansubbers. Make a game of it if you want: you win if you make me admit I’m wrong on anything. Feel free to use any logical fallacies you can think of, I’ve seen them all on this site. But if you don’t entertain me, I’ll just ignore you, and then you lose.
Come, play for my attention.
Is it truly a re-encode?
Not sure what Hatsuyuki’s fetish for commas is all about, but it certainly ain’t natural.
Are people who can comma properly really that rare, these days?
… -> .
Hatsuyuki cut down quite a bit on the ellipses from the CR release. Not a bad call…
Hatsuyuki’s release ain’t all bad if you ignore the grammar. Most of the edits they made either made the Crunchyroll lines better or, at the least, didn’t make them worse.
That being said, Hatsuyuki made so few of these edits that unless you were looking closely for differences between the two scripts, you wouldn’t find any.
You lose definition with the Hatsuyuki version. Cue encoders trying to explain why that’s a good thing.
What the fuck makes any of you think this is gonna see widespread adoption among anime fans? Like hell anyone’s gonna follow a fucking setup guide to watch anime when CCCP works just fine. Until this hits the CCCP suite or becomes easy to install, don’t expect to see it in any of these reviews.
As a note, Hatsuyuki offers their release in 720p MKV and LQ AVI, whereas Crunchyroll/HorribleSubs offer 480p, 720p, and 1080p MKVs.
If your punctuation cuts into your subs, you might wanna look at a new font.
Pretty clear Hats takes the win here.
The ED kara was decent, excepting the unclear font and collisions. Better than nothing, I guess.
Time cost (episode 1): 4 days, 12 hours, 26 minutes
Worth waiting for?: lol
The improvements here are not nearly pronounced enough to justify a five day wait. Try the original or go with an edit that had effort put into it.