Fansub Review: [gg] Death Billiards

D-Tier, Fansub Review — By on November 28, 2014 3:41 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Thanksgiving’s wrapping up over here in America, but that doesn’t mean we should stop being thankful. After all, shitty FOB groups like gg have been dropping like flies this year, and that’s fabulous.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: 1080p MKV (1.4 GB, 10-bit), 720p MKV (610 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: N/A.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Translation style: Original TL.


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: [email protected]



Visual Review






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The font’s cool, even if it’s not really the same as the Japanese text. I’ll give it a pass.





During the closing sequence, subtitles frequently collide with the credits.



Script Review

Main Script.


Quite a few syllables for a line that was just “dozo” in Japanese. But oh well, dialogue was never one of gg’s strong points.

Not that it matters to their fans.

Not that it matters to their fans.


He’s asking if they remember how they ended up in the bar (meaning, what they remember from before they died), not what transportation method took them there.


The line would work far better if “well” was replaced with “right”, “correctly”, or even nothing at all.

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It doesn’t take a fucking genius to figure out how to write a list. Hell, your word processor knows within three keystrokes what you’re doing. So why is it so hard for gg?

Here’s the dialogue (the guy and the girl alternate lines):

Please allow me to explain the situation that you two have been placed in.
>First of all…
I cannot tell you where this place is.
We will soon have the two of you play a game.
The game you play will be decided by a roulette.
You will risk your lives in this game.
Now, you won’t be allowed to leave until the game is over.
You have one hour to decide whether or not to play.

The only consistency here is the same halfwit editor was in charge of ruining each line.

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The movie is titled “Death Billiards”, the katakana all reads “billiards”, the characters fucking call it “billiards” –in English–, and yet gg goes with “pool”. Fantastic.

I’d be on board with the change if this was a dub, but since the viewers aren’t blind or deaf, you’re introducing some pretty clear dissonance into the script for… well, no reason of value.


“You will play a game of eight-ball.”


This ain’t Tekken, kids.

“We recently got into a fight.”

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One of the biggest issues with letting ESLs anywhere near scripts is that they have no idea how to write conversations.

“Eh” is not a response to “have you done this before?” That doesn’t mean that every question needs to be followed-up by a direct response… but it does mean every direct response needs to make sense.



This release is torture porn for the literate. Minus the porn part.



The fuck do you say about this line, other than “scrap your lives and start over, gg”?


gg has a bigger hard-on for ellipses in this release than I do for myself… which shouldn’t be possible.

Dot Dot Dot

If I had a hamburger for every ellipsis in this 300-line release, I’d have 50 hamburgers. And that’s too many hamburgers for any one Dark_Sage.



Oh god. Bartender, another drink, please.

…Wait, I’m the bartender? Then let’s make it a double. I’m gonna need some more if I wanna get through the rest of tonight’s anime movie marathon (next up: King of Thorn, cuz I don’t know why).


Why did people ever like this group again?

"Hey everyone, I'm a girl. Please donate money so I can buy nerdy things, cuz I'm just like you, tee-hee!"

“Hey everyone, I’m a girl. Please donate money so I can buy nerdy things, cuz I’m just like you, tee-hee!”

Now I remember. Creepy virgins will jump on any attention whore who vaguely implies they’d put out in exchange for support.

Well, two can play at that game, bitches. Now introducing the Dark_Sage Guarantee™. Here’s how it works: If you’re a 10/10, and if you come to visit me, I will fuck you on a bed of 1,000 manga. For free.

You know I have the bed -- and the manga -- so let's do this.

You know I have the bed, and the manga. So let’s do this.

No donations required, no guesswork, no strings attached (unless you’re into that). And that’s a promise I’ll keep.

F Emblem






Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: N/A. Insufficient data to determine a score.

Script grade: D+

Overall grade: D+

Not like you have a choice for subs if you wanna watch Death Billiards, so just deal with these. There’s enough action to distract you from ever really noticing the dialogue, anyway.

The movie itself? Highly overrated. Watch Harmonie for film done right. (Just go in blind; it’s only 25 minutes long. And I do expect thanks after you finish it.)

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Yanaro says:

Thanks for the timely releasereview.

Anon says:

Sain a shit.

just passing by says:

Dark_Sage, please review more shows from this season and stop doing reviews of shows that less people will be interested and aren’t from this season.

Dark_Sage says:


Solaristics says:

Hey now, I was actually planning to watch this. Next time we get a review, it’ll be Winter Season.

Sheep says:

Whenever fansubbers stream video games with a donation page in the sidebar

rarely_upset says:

Did you just post a comment on a blog that reviews amateur subtitles of Japanese cartoons to call other people nerds?

Sheep says:

It’s a nerd PSA man, I’m a real nerd, I don’t wear a nerd costume for Halloween, I actually go into cardiac arrest if I ever try talking to anyone, I don’t have any privilege to check.

But nah, I saw RHExcelion stream Xenosaga(I wish my PS2 read blue disks.) once for some reason they said they don’t fansub anymore but that doesn’t change all of their donation shit(for TERA of all things, even) being linked on Commie’s blog.

I should probably provide context for pointless and forcibly intoxicated comments that I decide to make in the future.

wilhm says:

You know what, you were right, the Harmonie rec does deserve thanks. Good stuff right there

Nexxkinn says:

review Grumpy Jiisan’s review, please.

xikarra says:

Having completed (again) Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn this month, I’m pleasantly surprised to see Oscar here.

segfault says:

Oscar? I see Sain, unless I’m mistaken. Been awhile since I played FE though.

xikarra says:

Oh. Indeed, you’re right. Jumped to conclusions when I saw this green outfit.

El Huesudo II says:

Is this a prep for Death Parade?

begna112 says:

Be honest D_S, you’d accept anything over a 5 out of 10.

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