Fansub Review: [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror (Episode 05)

D-Tier, Fansub Review — By on August 30, 2014 4:22 am

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Since I’m stuck in an airport for 12 hours because Delta is Latin for “incompetent fuckwits”, I thought I’d bring you reviews of subs done by… incompetent fuckwits.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_05.58_[2014.08.24_21.55.09] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_06.00_[2014.08.24_21.55.33]

Figured we’d start the review off right.

 

 

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (456 MB, 10-bit), LQ MKV (210 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

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

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

Translation style: Funi edit.

 

External links.

Group website: http://nfp.is/

IRC channel: #[email protected]

 

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

I’ve been doing webms with my recent reviews, but unfortunately I have the setup for softsubs on my other computer. As such, I’m gonna have to skip them for this review and just do screens. Gomenz.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_00.47_[2014.08.30_04.07.16] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_01.24_[2014.08.30_04.08.03]

Opening.

Rating: Okay.

 

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_21.39_[2014.08.30_04.11.56] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_21.49_[2014.08.30_04.12.11]

Ending. I’m just gonna use the ED to bitch about both the OP and ED.

While I liked the concept behind each, both ran into similar problems where the text was so ill-defined that it became hard to read. Protip: borders weren’t just invented to keep Mexican restaurants from usurping Taco Bell in the US.

Rating: Okay.

 

 

Typesetting.

If there’s one good thing about this release, it’s the typesetting. And there really is only one good thing about this release.

Spoiler:

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_05.08_[2014.08.24_21.53.09]  [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.08.24_22.08.25] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_09.10_[2014.08.24_22.09.35] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_09.12_[2014.08.24_22.09.50] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_09.33_[2014.08.24_22.10.53] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_10.45_[2014.08.24_22.13.55] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_11.10_[2014.08.24_22.14.58] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_11.14_[2014.08.24_22.15.10] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_11.17_[2014.08.24_22.15.35] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_11.26_[2014.08.24_22.15.49] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_11.54_[2014.08.24_22.19.42] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_12.43_[2014.08.24_22.20.58] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_12.49_[2014.08.24_22.21.12] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_12.58_[2014.08.24_22.21.28] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_13.14_[2014.08.24_22.21.52] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_13.19_[2014.08.24_22.22.09] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_13.23_[2014.08.24_22.22.17] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_15.12_[2014.08.24_22.26.28] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_20.56_[2014.08.24_22.34.42]

 

 

Other.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_03.58_[2014.08.24_21.44.19] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_04.34_[2014.08.24_21.50.01]

NFP-IS, falling on the bar that Funi set at ground level.

 

 

 

Script Review

Main Script.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_02.16_[2014.08.30_01.39.27]

So close to being incoherent enough for a New York Times recommended reading list. Sadly just missed the cut due to having punctuation.

Also, she didn’t puke, she fainted. Slight difference there. In the future, you might want to try watching the show before releasing it.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_02.43_[2014.08.30_01.39.52]

I sorta want to jump a rail for sweet release, myself.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.42_[2014.08.30_02.29.21] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.47_[2014.08.30_02.29.32] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.51_[2014.08.30_02.29.42]

You mean case numbers?

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_09.01_[2014.08.24_22.09.19]

This hurts worse than involuntary abortion. If you don’t speak English natively, don’t edit for English fansubs. (This means everyone who isn’t American.)

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_10.44_[2014.08.30_02.36.35] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_10.47_[2014.08.30_02.36.43]

Are you serious? Even if you were too stupid to remember that there have been more than two bomb locations in the show so far, they literally go over all of them in the next scene. I don’t think idiocy has a limit, but if it does, I bet NFP-IS will find it.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_14.28_[2014.08.24_22.25.20]

Ah, so close. “Remove” was the right answer. This one’s tricky because you need to know English to get it right.

 

 

 

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_06.03_[2014.08.24_21.56.01] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_10.15_[2014.08.24_22.13.05]

As the script goes on, it gets more and more clear that this wasn’t touched by anyone with anything close to a native understanding of the English language. As seen in the above examples, basic capitalization standards are applied at random, and in the below example, you can see just how sentences are formulated.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2014.08.24_22.06.52] [NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.26_[2014.08.24_22.06.59]

If that isn’t bad enough, they think commas qualify as ending punctuation:

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_08.55_[2014.08.30_02.31.09]

I’d wager the only points in which grammar was correctly applied are the ones straight OCR’d and untouched from the Funi script.

[NFP-IS] Zankyou no Terror - 05 (1280x720 Hi10P AAC) [3BEBB9BE].mkv_snapshot_10.54_[2014.08.24_22.14.29]

…but even straight OCR ain’t worth a damn when the release isn’t QC’d.

 

I know NFP-IS put some work into this show, from my conversations with TheThing around the first couple episodes. But I have to wonder if they just completely gave up by episode 5. A few errors are forgivable, but this whole script is littered with enough of them that you can’t just chalk it up to someone missing a Kobe or two.

 

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable, but far less so than Kaylith’s.

Visual grade: B

Script grade: D

Overall grade: D+

Go with Kaylith for ZnT.

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9 Comments

Solaristics says:

>Go with Kaylith for ZnT.
No way… Was there any other choice? Definitely gotta go with the D+ Release now. (¬‿¬)… Hf at that airport.

qwerty says:

>This means everyone who isn’t American.

Hahahahahahahaha. You sure know how to make your audience laugh, D_S.

FalseDawn says:

Surely to speak English natively, you have to be English, right? The clue’s in the word ;)

Googol says:

Nah, not exactly. You can speak English natively even if you were brought up, for instance, in England, without necessarily being English by nationality.

FalseDawn says:

Take that up with D_S. He’s the one who made this about nationality~

Googol says:

Yeah, I noticed that. Ironic I guess? I only consider proper English the one I speak. After all, English is the language of England, right? lol

FalseDawn says:

Yeah, stands to reason. You have to be a native of England to speak English natively :D

Anonymous says:

Standard English spoken with a RP accent, using native words only with no loan words or trendy neologisms.

Anything else is an intolerable derogation of that fairest of all tongues, the language of Her Britannic Majesty’s Kingdom of England.

ItsHim says:

I speak English natively and I’m of Mexican nationality.

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