Officialsubs Review: [Funimation] The Rolling Girls (Episode 03)

Fansub Review, Pass, Winter 2015 — By on January 25, 2015 1:58 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Yeah, Funimation did it better than the others. Cry more, fansub scene.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: 1080p MKV (746 MB, 8-bit), 720p MKV (457 MB, 8-bit), 480p MKV (197 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/W6rRXLEm

Speed: Simulcast.

 

External links.

Websitehttp://www.funimation.com/videos/simulcasts

OCR’d subs: https://senketsusubs.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

Opening.

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Webm link

Rating: N/A.

 

 

Ending.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.46_[2015.01.24_20.29.38] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_23.58_[2015.01.24_20.29.57]

Webm link

Rating: N/A. Though I do want to warn you, while it looks really nice in these screens, in motion the karaoke does not impress at all.

 

 

Typesetting.

“Typesetting”

Spoiler:

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.39_[2015.01.24_18.13.41] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.47_[2015.01.24_18.14.44] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.51_[2015.01.24_18.14.56] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.27_[2015.01.24_18.43.08] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.19_[2015.01.24_19.40.38] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.30_[2015.01.24_19.44.16] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.06_[2015.01.24_19.47.13] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.36_[2015.01.24_19.47.54] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.58_[2015.01.24_19.48.27] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.43_[2015.01.24_19.53.50] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.01_[2015.01.24_20.14.15] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.32_[2015.01.24_20.14.50] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.05_[2015.01.24_20.15.39] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.18_[2015.01.24_22.02.22] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.30_[2015.01.24_20.19.14] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_24.50_[2015.01.24_20.30.53]

Oh, Funi.

 

 

Other.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.22_[2015.01.24_18.13.12]

Funi’s encode may not be great, but as you saw in my previous reviews, it’s better than the unwatchable alternatives.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.18_[2015.01.24_18.11.06]

Just wish they’d stop with forcing their shitty logo into the picture. The logo bullshit took up a full 20 seconds in the beginning of the episode.

 

 

 

Script Review

Main Script.

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The release trips over itself in a number of lines. Dropping “the” from “the public order” would tighten the line up significantly.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.12_[2015.01.24_23.19.23]

The terminology is non-descriptive, and not in a good way. If you’re going the “knight in” route, you need to have an adjective for “armor”. “the knight in demon armor” would work here, for instance. Otherwise, you’d wanna go with “the armored knight”… which isn’t very notable, since most knights are already thought of as “armored”.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.10_[2015.01.24_18.44.58]

Throughout the release, sentences can feel very stiff. The dialogue is rarely natural, and in cases like the above screen, the artificiality stands out like a boner in bloomers.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.30_[2015.01.25_00.39.51] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.32_[2015.01.25_00.39.56]

It can sometimes feel like the people aren’t actually talking to each other. Generally, that’s not how conversations are supposed to work.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.10_[2015.01.24_19.46.02] [HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.43_[2015.01.24_18.13.54]

Outdated standards and Funimation go hand in hand. I would be embarrassed if I was on their subtitle team.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.08_[2015.01.24_19.48.44]

“Maybe they won’t notice if we don’t say anything.”

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.14_[2015.01.25_00.26.28]

You’re thinking of sweat/perspiration, since water forms clouds. “heat” on its own has nothing to do with it.

Also, this phrasing sucks.

[HorribleSubs] The Rolling Girls - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.33_[2015.01.24_20.20.22]

How much get paid for this? Is too much whatever is.

 

 

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable.

Overall grade: Pass.

It’s not a very professional script, but it will suffice. …which is good, considering the Funimation/HorribleSubs release is your only option if you want your eyes to still work by the end of the season.

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5 Comments

Abunja says:

Can’t be helped. Fansubbers need a better video source.

Watchable? Yeah!!! \o/

FUNimation / Senketsu Subs wins!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA :-D

And Dark_Sage:

Thanks a lot for mentioning my “Senketsu Subs” here!

See ya! ;-)

Anon says:

tl;dr funi has better encoding but worse everything else

i’ll go with cthune then

nik says:

“How much get paid for this?”
More than whoever is editing these posts.
I agree that it’s still too much though.

Dark_Sage says:

If you want to call me out on mistakes I make in my reviews (which aren’t exactly uncommon), you might want to look for the ones where I’m not replicating the issue as a means of highlighting the problem without having to come right out and say it.

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