The script is too simple to warrant full reviews, so have a lazy comparison instead.
- [FFF] Death Parade – 02 [3CA1BEAD]
- [Hiryuu] Death Parade – 02 [720p H264 AAC][1D23B79C]
- [HorribleSubs] Death Parade – 02 [720p] (not really, but having only two bullet points would feel weird)
FFF’s release is a Funimation/HorribleSubs edit. Hiryuu’s release is an original TL.
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FFF’s was far more visually appealing. Hiryuu’s felt as slapped together as a battered wife’s lips.
FFF OP: <Link>
FFF ED: <Link>
Hiryuu OP: <Link>
Hiryuu ED: <Link>
This ain’t exactly a TS-heavy show, so this isn’t gonna have much relevance for my recommendation. I suppose FFF gets the nod on this just for having the OP typeset.
Hiryuu likely noticed how boring the show would be on its own and thought to “spice up” the dialogue. While I want to give them credit for what they did here, their script wasn’t compelling enough for me to ignore all the issues it had.
On the other hand, FFF kept the tone of the script relatively stable, but didn’t exactly adapt all of it to people tastes.
Take it or leave it
Hiryuu fluffed up Purple’s dialogue quite a bit compared to FFF’s script.
Don’t quite know how to feel about it, so we’ll say it’s a wash.
FFF didn’t seem to get the memo that humans would be watching their release. So in a number of the expository lines, they broke out their thesaurus and broke the flow.
And some conversations fell a bit flat compared to Hiryuu.
In an effort to be “hip and with it, y’all”, Hiryuu introduced more cringe into their release than the Smash Bros. community.
As you would expect with a release that the group lead tries to distance themselves from…
…some of the changes made include missing the point.
She’s confused, not retarded, Hiryuu.
And true to fansub fashion, both can fail at the same time
“He’s as emotionless as the mannequins he makes.” would make too much sense.
Funimation: This release is the fastest and will suffice if you want the earliest possible watchable release. There were a few lines I took issue with when I watched their version, and the visuals aren’t very high quality, but I wouldn’t warn anyone away from it.
FFF: My favorite of the three. Probably worth waiting for in most cases, but not necessary.
Hiryuu: They tried, but the show’s still boring. Shoulda taken notes from Watashi if they wanted to make a “funsub” that doesn’t suck.