Fansub Review: [Commie] The Rolling Girls (Episode 02)

F-Tier, Fansub Review, Winter 2015 — By on January 24, 2015 5:26 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: 720p MKV (613 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics. “Ma-chan” as… “Masami”?

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Translation style: Funimation edit.


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]



Visual Review



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Webm link

Rating: Okay+. The font fits the multi-colored sections better than you’d think, but it doesn’t quite make sense outside of them.




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Rating: Pass.




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Rating: Okay+. Unlike Cthune’s awful… whatever the fuck they were going for, this keeps it simple and enjoyable.




Better typesetting than Cthune, at least.


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Commie’s encode is slightly better than Cthune’s (noticing a pattern here?), but compared to Funimation’s… it’s a fucking embarrassment.

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If I were the encoder, I would kill myself.

And it only gets worse as the show goes on.

[Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_10.27_[2015.01.23_23.53.23]

So this is what herkz means when he says “more blur”.

Here’s another screen comparison, since I’m sure you enjoyed the first one:

And I'll leave you with one last screenshot, cuz I know you're about that schadenfreude life.

And I’ll leave you with one last screenshot, cuz I know you’re about that schadenfreude life.

Let the excuses roll in.




Script Review


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The ED is complete nonsense. Has your regular song mule just stopped giving a fuck?



Main Script.

[Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_01.53_[2015.01.23_23.01.48]

It takes a special kind of someone to repeat the wrong words here.

[Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_03.08_[2015.01.23_23.05.41] [Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_03.10_[2015.01.23_23.05.47] [Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_04.48_[2015.01.23_23.20.46] [Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_06.05_[2015.01.23_23.22.35]

It always astounds me how Commie can ruin any script with poorly implemented, tryhard editing. If it was funny, I could look past it, but every line delivers more cringe than a Neogaf thread.

Achievement unlocked.

Look, I understand this appeals to the redditing, middle-school audience, but most of you guys are way past the age where you’d be allowed around them without an escort. Surely you have to realize how pathetic this is.

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Worse than adding in unfunny jokes, Commie went out of their way to make the jokes already present in the episode fall flat.

Don’t use “confirmed” here. Use “deduced” or whatever word you need to sufficiently dumb it down for your viewers.

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If you don’t know how spoken English works, you should not be editing.

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There are like 50 people in Commie. Isn’t there a single actual editor on staff?

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If up until now you doubted that this release was edited by an ESL, this should clue you in right quick.

[Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_17.28_[2015.01.24_00.12.42] [Commie] The Rolling Girls - 02 [B3D474B2].mkv_snapshot_17.35_[2015.01.24_00.12.22]

Vivid v3 Cthune:

>Shigyou, there’s still a chance for you!
>Are you nuts?! You can’t just flush a decade down the drain!

For the better translation.

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Dark_Sage suggests suicide.

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We shouldn’t have to read around your dialogue, Commie.

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The first acceptable line in this release. And according to the script notes, it wasn’t even written by the editor. Astounding.





Watchability: Unwatchable.

Visual grade: F

Script grade: Who cares? It’s memesubs for a lego’d release.

Overall grade: F. Again, watch the Funimation/HorribleSubs release.

Sorry, Commie. I know you’re gonna cry about this on Twitter (because you’ve always been afraid of saying shit to my internet face for some reason), but you are not entitled to my praise, and I am not obligated to be your mouthpiece.

This release fucking sucks, and you should have never wasted internet space on it. Kill your families and yourselves in turn. I would have included your friends in that list, but we all know why I didn’t. <3

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PP says:

“Ai Hibikeep it real”
This saves the release, almost, not really, ah, if only Commie wasn’t so bad at everything else maybe watching their releases would be worth it.

The Thiggler says:

Absolutely disgusting, my four year old cousin could have slapped some shit together better than this.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m detecting poorly concealed sarcasm and a dash of ESL. Corti, is that you?

jabashque says:

>Funimation/Crunchyroll release.
Too many seasons of CR simulcasting most of the shows have has (or have?) conditioned you to keep typing Crunchyroll whenever you talk about the simulcast.

EDIT: Dammit, you fixed the mistake while I was posting this.

Dark_Sage says:

Funi subbing everything this season may be a net positive in terms of competition, but goddamn is it doing a number on my head.

jabashque says:

Xythar’s opinion on the “That’s my fetish” line:

I don’t edit, so I don’t really have a stance on this at all.

PP says:

This is him basically saying “that’s fucking stupid… but I can’t talk shit about my friends so I’ll accept it and try to defend it”, or at least I hope, I’m a man of faith.

Anonymous says:

“that’s fucking stupid… but I can’t talk shit about my friends” is the whole reason behind Vivid anyway
I hate how arrogant he is but Xythar is one of the few good editors that are still subbing, except when he’s subbing for commie that is.

Dark_Sage says:

Not exactly seeing why his thoughts are relevant.

jabashque says:

Because… I don’t know. I guess he’d normally post his thoughts here if he’s not banned?

Though I find it interesting that some people here are interpreting his response as “it’s fucking stupid but I can’t talk shit about my friends.”

Dark_Sage says:

I unbanned him like a month ago, when I remembered I still had him on the list. Out of sight, out of mind and all that jazz.

But yes, people here tend to think the best of others. ‘s why I love y’all so much. <3

FalseDawn says:

It’s because that’s what “it’s not what I would have done” is code for :D

QQwerty says:

That was a lot of words, but as far as I could see, he wasn’t really saying anything.

Anonymous says:

He should be a politician!

Kamica says:

Funi’s Nourin kinda scared me off from any of their shows. Have they started to put out decent scripts?

(When can we expect the Funi review?)

Dark_Sage says:

Depends on the show.

Already started the review, so expect it 2 weeks from now.

aers says:

Have you never seen a Japanese tv broadcast or do you think its possible to magically fix blocking caused by inadequate bitrate mpeg2 broadcasts with 1337 encoding skills

aers says:

bs11 isn’t magic and it wont be in the case of a lot of the rg2 stuff, it dies on heavy motion and fx just as much as any other channel.

Dark_Sage says:

You’re right, what was I thinking? Hard to get a better encode than this:

BS11 is cancer, fansubs can do no wrong. Thanks for showing me the light, guy.

Dark_Sage says:

So basically, fansubs can’t compete with Funimation no matter what. Shit, sucks for you.

begna112 says:

there’s still BDs! hurry D_S! there’s still time to rebrand as a bluray review blog!

Dark_Sage says:

When we rebrand, it’s not gonna be to something fansub-related. My ego has no interest in a sinking ship.

PP says:

Everything is sinking these days, no hope for humanity, or blogs, but mostly humanity.

Dark_Sage says:

I think there are still growth options for anime blogs, and I’m… actually writing about that now.

You guys sure are good at getting into my head. <3

PP says:

If CR and FUNi ever did anything right it’d certainly be the fact that they managed to kill CryMore, good on them.

Dark_Sage says:

I hope I get invited to the party Funimation’s gonna throw.

PP says:

Can’t they just do some sneaky editing and paste some raw over the FUNi subs? Come on fansubbers, it’s your time to shine.

Period says:

put a black bar over the hardsubs

LotusGG says:

He meant putting TV raw over funimation’s text.
It may work, although not so well as you may think.

Anonymous says:

Those scenes are generally unfixable.
I’ve noticed that the source is MBS, which should be one of the better sources here in Japan. So nothing more an encoder can do, though one may claim that there are filters that can make the crappy blocks a little more smoothy. After all they cannot be fixed, they can only be filtered.

Anon says:

Lel, way to show you know shit about japanese broadcasting with the first reply, good job.

LotusGG says:

Use filters, maybe?
Also, you can always try a better channel.

TotallyNotAnon says:

Yeah blur fixes everything.

LotusGG says:

Deblocking is actually a kind of blurring.

DIum says:

D_S can’t handle all the MEMES.

Dark_Sage says:

I probably could if they weren’t so goshdarn dank.

Reading this review… well… I don’t want to bash other fansubs here but this is one of the reasons I created my “Senketsu Subs.

Detail: I don’t consider my Senketsu Subs a real fansub, just a hardsub ripper, in fact I like to say I belong to another “class” in this fansubbing scene.

I was really tired of see these “fakesubberies” like these CR/Funi edits not counting bad translations and other annoyances.

Yeah, I know Funi has zero typesetting, no karaoke but I prefer “official” subs. It’s better. At least I know they were translated by hired professionals.

Note: I don’t know Japanese.

People only bash Funi’s subtitles because they are hardsubs. But this has no importance for me as I can rip them easily now. :-)

And by the way. I know who is who in this fansubbing scene, well, since 2011 I know fansubs names, people, etc. You only meet me last year.

Whatever… See ya! ;-)

LotusGG says:

u wot m8

QQwerty says:

We bash FUNi because often they’re complete garbage.


Thousands of subscribers in their site (like CR) not counting the amount of animes they license(d).

It made me laugh! HAHAHAHAHA :-D

QQwerty says:

Sure, if you don’t speak proper English, you, and those thousands of other people might be content with FUNi.

I mean, are you genuinely trying to convince me that FUNi’s subs are consistently of acceptable standard? Are you being serious?

And to be perfectly honest, knowing your typical anime fan/officialsubs subscriber, I’m not confident that thousands of them subscribing is any indication that the subs are good.

I would agree that CR is fairly decent now though.

“Are you being serious?” Yes!!! HAHAHAHAHA

QQwerty says:

Please… stop with the fucking… “HAHAHAHAHAHA” and excessive exclamation marks. It makes you look 10 years old.

Googol says:

He probably is.

Bro… I’m a “she”. Okay? ;-)

atikabubu says:

>implying there are girls on the internet


QQwerty says:

Kristen v2? Kristen v2.

Sorry Kristen.

Anonymous says:

No. Kristen is dumb, but this is a whole new level. Like ironic shitposting except he’s being dead serious.

Kristen? HAHAHAHHAHA No… I’m not like him/her (I know who is!). Rest assured! ;-)

Yeah… you think you know a lot of everything, so much, but so much that you failed this time. HAHAHAHAHA

Like me, for example. Well, this is the second/third time I’m commenting here. I had commented here once in the past. Well, simply you don’t know me, okay?

Even D_S recognized in the next post Funi has best subs for this anime. Yeah… you really know a lot! HAHAHAHAHA

Kisses! :-* :-* :-*

Anonymous says:

No, D_S recognized that all video sources excluding Funi are total fucking garbage (never thought I’d type that), so there’s no possible way for fansubs to have the same video quality unless they put an annoying black box over Funi’s subs (since the subs can’t be disabled on Funi), which is even more distracting than the shit that happens in high motion shots.

Also, what you do is take the hardsubs and turn them into softsubs to use them on “better” video sources, but all of them are worse than Funi, so there’s literally no reason to be doing that for this show.

Googol says:

@Lady Matoi Ryuko: keep ridiculing yourself.

Solaristics says:

Do you think that thousands of subscribers mean anything?

And this is just a translation review. I could point even more of these out. FUNi is trash. Their a mixed bag half the time.

QQwerty says:



ESL says:

I don’t quiet think your correct. You must of meant ‘there’.

Solaristics says:

Ayyyy. Typed that when I was half awake.

Anonymous says:

>Thousands of subscribers in their site
Wait, you think a lot of subscribers somehow make them good? Is this the type of fucking retard that actually watches Funi releases?

Watakushi gets 15k+ releases, so his shit must be a PARAGOn of quality.

Watakushi? Well… they are really trash! HAHAHAHHAA

opsafaggot says:

I don’t even know why people are wasting their time arguing with you, seriously, anybody who calls anime “animes” is not worth your time.

QQwerty says:

Just try reading this without cringing:

>Well… one of the reasons I watch japanese animes is because I love how they depict most of the girls and women at all, they are usually very strong and powerful. In fact I love GIRL-POWER, FEMME-FATALE’s and mainly FEMININE AUTHORITY!

…Whatever. Ain’t gonna judge. Ain’t gonna judge.

Really? HAHAHAHHAH Yeah… I love strong women than everything else.

At least I’m not a faggot like you! Well, most typical male otakus are FAGGOTS! And looks like a strong girl like me scares you all! HAAHAHHAHAHAAAHAHAHA

Anonymous says:

This guy has to be trolling.

Mr. Matoi says:

This guy is funny.

Solaristics says:

Oh god. I feel sorry for any individual who downloads your releases (Aka your OCR crap). I’d get autism just by downloading it.

Dark_Sage says:

She doesn’t have releases in a traditional sense; she OCRs hardsubs and provide the scripts.

Dark_Sage says:

I need to go back to sleep.

Ash says:

No, people bash Funi because their encodes frequently suck, their font is hideous, their typesetting sucks and the quality of the English used in their subtitles can vary wildly.

Googol says:


Anon says:

“People only bash Funi’s subtitles because they are hardsubs.”


Ha ha ha.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

That’s a joke, right? This is supposed to be funny? You should be a comedian. People don’t bash Funi because it’s hardsubbed, people bash Funi because their subs are utter shit. They have their own encode horror stories too, like the time their UMD release was banded to hell:

Just some little explanations here if you still care about this. :-P

I really hate hardsubs but like I told above, I prefer non-edited “official” subs not counting the Funi video sucks as it is usually darker, you know.

And I really dislike slow fansubs as I like to watch the animes in the same day they are released. Well… I can rip and time them to RAW’s in few hours (usually about 4 hours) after the anime was released. ;-)

Anonymous says:

But their subs are still terrible. This is an objective fact and you literally cannot refute it.

jabashque says:

Just wondering, did you get the same ESL feeling when you were reviewing Commie’s Ixion Saga DT and Hataraku Maou-sama? They were also edited by corti.

Kristen says:

D_S, you can’t really blame them for any of this stuff. The TV source is really to blame for the video.
And the editing, how can you expect them to have the time to make a good edit when they have to spend so many hours browsing every website on the internet to find comments to post on their twitter?

Anonymous says:

Yeah, and how can anyone expect anything Kristen does to be good when he spends so much time posting passive-aggressive messages on every website on the Internet?

Dark_Sage says:

They released something that’s unwatchable, so I took them to task for it. What exactly do you expect me to do instead, sit here cheering and handing out gold stars?

PP says:

This is Kristen but I sense sarcasm there.

Bottom line is that it doesn’t matter if it is their fault or not, they can’t be as good as FUNi (never thought I would say that), so FUNi wins.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup, that’s about it.

Kristen says:

Make it blue stars instead. Maybe you could cheer them up giving them one instead of them having to give it to themselves all the time.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s a play on words.

QQwerty says:

“I keep it real” + her name is Ai Hibiki, thus “I Hibikeep it real”.

Zordon says:

I’m still waiting for Tsukimonogatari by your “Translators Who Actually Know Japanese”, when can I watch it?

Dark_Sage says:

Here’s your only option. Haven’t watched it yet, but I assume it’s better than what any fansub TL could put out.

atikabubu says:

>implying fnord and Vale aren’t working their asses off

Dude, Daisuki went full retard, and they translated ‘oni-chan’ as ‘Big Demo-ther’… I got cancer after watching it…

Dark_Sage says:

It’s been a month. If they were actually trying, it would have been out a week after Aniplex’s release.

atikabubu says:

Either herkz has a drama period or

Jing says:

Nah, I don’t even watch it.

Anonymous says:

I thought it was TL’d and just stalled at typesetting.

PP says:

Can’t imagine anyone wanting to TS Tsuki, there’s like a 25% chance of death upon finishing it.

atikabubu says:

Or a 75% chance of contracting Fuckthisshititis during the process.

Kristen says:

The release quite possibly could be done already and they’re just waiting for BDs.

anon says:

So only Commie is allowed to have fun TLing and Editing?

Welp says:

So, I muxed Cthune’s script with Commie’s video.

atikabubu says:

>Oh yeah, Rolling Girls will be delayed a day since we’re switching channels to BS11

Well then, at least they’re trying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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