This review comes with a trigger warning: if almost-English translations give you headaches, this one will give you a migraine. It is ESL in all the worst ways.
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Release format: 720p MKV (308 MB, 8-bit)
Japanesiness: Honorifics. “Tor” instead of “Tooru”.
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/RyjHbQ83
Speed: Quick (<48 hours)
Translation style: Original TL, but not in a good way.
Group website: http://watakushi-fansub.blogspot.com/
IRC channel: #[email protected]
Rating: Bad. Do I even need to qualify this rating? I mean, shit, just look at it.
Rating: Okay+. I’m always one for sparkles and glitter, even when they have no thematic ties to the visuals or the song.
It exists, but it sucks.
I don’t see any reason to go line by line through Watakushi’s translations, but if you hate your free time, be my guest.
You mean “Pardon the interruption.”
This isn’t a sentence.
This is also not a sentence. …nor is it even English.
Square-Enix, the fuck are you doing in my fansub scene?
I only got a C in Calc 101, but I’m pretty sure there’s something off here.
More stupid fucking ESL bullshit. People don’t “get” misunderstandings; they “have” them.
I’m not one to advocate for rape, but considering what they did to English in this release, I think going eye-for-an-eye is rather applicable.
This translation is not up to par.
Watakushi, giving the advice they need to hear.
This is literally the opposite of what he’s saying.
That’s a problem. -> That won’t be a problem.
A conversation, apparently. I’m surprised too.
People who get to lines like this and think “yeah, this makes sense, I should totally watch more Watakushi subs” shouldn’t be allowed to make their own decisions.
A. The fuck is “read up this” supposed to mean?
B. The fuck does “lining up” their Blazes work?
C. For real, the fuck is wrong with Watakushi?
If my narcissism didn’t make me immune to depression, these subs would certainly put me over the edge.
apart -> part
Watchability: Understandable if you use the subs as a rough “guide”, but unwatchable if you have any standards.
Visual grade: D+
Script grade: F
Overall grade: F
You should avoid this at all costs. Nothing Watakushi has released has done the slightest to justify their existence as a group or as human beings. Go with HorribleSubs if you need this show ASAP.