Fansub Review: [Commie] Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 04)

B-Tier, Fansub Review — By on September 13, 2014 11:30 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Also Also Also Today on Crymore: Commie initiates their counterattack. But will it be enough to defeat the Syndicate and claim Sailor Moon for the Cartel?! Well, yes. But I imagine you’ve already gathered that.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (441 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics. “monster” used instead of “youma”.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Translation style: Nico-Nico edit.


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]



Visual Review


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Opening. Since all Commie had to do was match the Japanese lines to blend in, their standard English-only approach proved rather successful.

Rating: Okay+.



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Ending. It’s the same as the OP. Children’s shows are where Commie truly shines.

Rating: Okay+.




Typesetting provided by herkz, fansubbing’s best typesetter.


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His typesetting is truly art.





Script Review


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The tears? What necessitates the direct article here, pray tell?



Main Script.

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They’re both saying the line at the same time. So while it makes sense for Ami to say “You did it!” (because Rei’s the one who beat the game), it doesn’t make sense for Rei to say the same thing. Either use a generic term of excitement (Hooray! Yes! etc.) or change this to “We did it!”

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As opposed to who else’s guardians?

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You mean class 2-1? 2-1 isn’t a grade.

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Uhh, no. She doesn’t reflect the moonlight onto the possessed Princess D, she reflects it onto the Youma monster floating above Princess D.

Close, though.

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A storm’s coming, you mean. Your line doesn’t work unless she’s referring to a specific storm, which she’s not. This is simple foreshadowing; get it right.





Dark_Sage Says

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: C

Script grade: B+

Overall grade: B

Commie somehow survived the Syndicate’s brutal attack and in the process claimed Sailor Moon in the name of Nyaa. Victory: Cartel.

Go with Commie for SMC, cuz the alternative is about the same as sticking your hand in a garbage disposal for 24 minutes and hoping it’s turned off.

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Solaristics says:

Saving SMC from shitty subs… Not that I watch it.

Wow, that’s a really impressive amount of typesetting!

Welp says:

>His typesetting is truly art.
I came from his masterpiece.

asdaman says:

I was wondering if that line was sarcastic. Now i Know.

NakkiNyan says:

If Commie is my best choice I will just do what I usually do, not watch the show.

Dark_Sage says:

I’d offer you an alternative option but there’s honestly nothing even close to their release, even with someone like herkz on typesetting duties.

cheshyre says:

Is there a legitimate reason for this? Or just >muh honorifiks?

NakkiNyan says:

Too many years of troll subs, simple as that. I even replaced old shows I had subbed by them.

Solaristics says:

Except not every show they do has troll subs. I doubt Xythar would put up with trolling in a show he edited.

Anonymous says:

Commie tries to localize things, but they absolutely suck at it. That’s my biggest gripe with them.

Again, it depends on who from commie is editing. Xythar’s scripts are usually pretty good, as we can see here, but they definitely have some editors who aren’t nearly as capable.

Anonymous says:

When Xythar actually gives two shits about a show he does it as Vivid not Commie.

Funny, since he seemed to care enough about this show to give the official scripts a pretty good unfucking.

fnord says:

We may not be the hero you think you deserve, but we’re the only hero you will ever have.

Anonymous says:

Commie is shit, though. You’re not a hero; you’re a slightly less evil villain. You shouldn’t let being better than Doki go to your head too much, Commie song TL.

Googol says:

Gr8 b8 m8 8/8

Hairy says:

Come now, they have defeated all of Hatsuyuki, Doki, and Chihiro – the greatest powers of the mighty fansub syndicate. That is something to be proud of.

fnord says:

♪♪ IN MY LIFE ♪♪
♪♪ 今日こそ僕らの人生 ♪♪
♪♪ 楽しんでこう ♪♪

LotusGG says:

i’m lovin’ it.

Anonymous says:

It’s pretty great.

elenrod says:

I wish D_S did the ‘review every 30 minutes’ thing more often. He’d finish reviewing a season of anime before the third week.

Dark_Sage says:

This kills the D_S.

Anonymous says:

D_S Charger. Problem solved.

k says:

Wh-Where do you plug it in?

Anonymous says:

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

zanon says:

You call that a D_S Charger? Anon please.

LotusGG says:

This produces con posts.

rarely_upset says:

Speaking of con posts, AN2014 weekend posts are the new hyobu.

Puto says:

Don’t even bother reviewing the Baaro sub; we dropped the show after episode 4 because Crunchy started editing Nico-Nico’s translations and making them watchable, and because of this episode 4 is barely edited at all.

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, had planned to put y’all in right after the Chihiro review as a surprise, but since there were so few edits, I just disq’d it straight up.

Good to hear Crunchy decided to stop lazing around.

Thing says:

Guess you’re not reviewing Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun or Barakamon.

HUNTA says:

Nozaki-kun literally murdered two fansubbing groups.

ItsHim says:

Both for the same reason- Editors.

imouto says:

Was it really that bad of a show?

Dark_Sage says:

I guess that makes Nozaki-kun the only show that managed to amuse me only after I dropped it.

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