Translation Party: [caffeine vs DocDoc vs Funimation] Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu (Episode 01)

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Up until Attack on Titan (which I still haven’t finished), The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was my favorite anime. So you could say I care about this spin-off getting touched by the right hands.

Well, at least I did care until I watched the show and forgot I ever liked the series in the first place. Even Drakengard treated its characters better than this.

 

Translation Party House Rules:

Spoiler:
1. Translation Parties are intended to help you make the best subtitle choice for a given anime. Choose which line(s) you liked best by selecting them with the checkbox.

2. I split the Party into two parts — Essential and Extended. Assuming you want to get this shit over with quickly, just go with the Essential choices. I picked these to be the most representative lines in the releases. But if you’re one of those people who want more comparisons to help you come to a decision, go with the Essential choices and the Extended ones.

3. If you didn’t like any of the lines, choose the “N/A” option. The results for “N/A” won’t be automatically tabulated, so you’ll have to do the math in your head. Have my gomens and nasais.

4. A “>” indicates that another character has begun speaking. If there are three characters in a line comparison, I will indicate the third with a “>>” and so on for more characters.

5. Group order is randomized for each screenshot, every time you refresh the page. However, the “N/A” option will always appear at the bottom of the screen.

6. Your results will be summed up when you click the “Get your results” button. Feel free to vote in the poll at the end/post in the comments to let others know how you did and to compare your results with them.

7. Party hard.

 

 

Yuki-chan – Episode 01

Comparisons: 8 or 15

Participants:

caffeine

DocDoc

Funimation

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

 

Essential 1.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both parodied and redefined genres (anachronistic storytelling FTW). This is just… slice-of-life moe played straight. I wouldn’t even hate this if they managed to keep Yuki-chan emotionless, but with her uguu-ing at every fucking thing? Christfuck.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 01

caffeine :: Oh? It looks like she’s sleeping.
Gosh, that girl…
I’ll wake her up in the most painful way possible.

DocDoc :: Oh? She’s sleeping
What a girl
I’ll wake her up the painfully

Funimation :: Hm? Looks like she’s napping.
Geez, I can’t believe it… I’ll go get her up… using a painful method.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

Yeah, I should be explaining the context behind the scenes, but this is Crymore, so I’m gonna spend the entire post bitching about how awful Nagato Yuki-chan is. Again, I could have coped if Yuki was an apathetic mute. And of course Kyon would have to be a combination of composed and freaked-out. This is just… Why? WHY?

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 02

caffeine :: How much did you see?
>Really?!
>Shouldn’t you take a moment to assess the situation
>and figure out the other person’s intentions, Nagato?
>Wait, I doubt Nagato is that perceptive anyway…

DocDoc :: How much did you see?
>Shit
>People don’t normally ask that except when checking the other’s intentions, Nagato!
>No, she isn’t the scheming type

Funimation :: How much did you see?
>Strike! In this kind of situation, shouldn’t you throw a couple of trial pitches
>to see the batter’s intention before you throw your winning pitch?!
>No, I guess she wouldn’t come up with such a scheme…

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 3.

This show is ecchi for asexuals. I am not intrigued.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 03

caffeine :: What did you think of my stomach?
>That question reeks of a trap!
>I think I’m screwed, no matter what!

DocDoc :: How was my belly?
>This is a landmine… One that will surely explode

Funimation :: What’d you think of my stomach?
>This question is a total land mine!
>No matter how I answer, I know I’m gonna die in an explosion!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

This… why would they use the Haruhi universe for this? It feels like I’m watching Non Non Biyori except without the dank music.

 

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 04

caffeine :: An honest girl like you deserves a reward.
>Thank you very much!
>>Like feeding pigeons…

DocDoc :: Good, you get this for being an honest girl
>Thank you!
>>She tamed her

Funimation :: Since you’re honest, I’ll give this to you.
>Thank you very much!
>>She was taken in by food.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

This is a callback to the previous comparison. Never mind that though. How you liking the animation so far?

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 05

caffeine :: What a brilliant ploy!
The carrot and stick?
Someone’s cleverly using their persuasiveness.

DocDoc :: Ho-ho, that’s a nice trick
The carrot and stick?
You’ve handled her well

Funimation :: Wow… what a splendid trick!
A carrot-and-stick approach, huh? She won her over quite well.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

This one also needs context. Tsuruya just offered to share some of the turkey her family bought for a Christmas party with Yuki. Yuki’s hype because the entire point of this episode (series?) is about getting turkey to eat for a Literature Club Christmas party. And Asakura’s trying to prevent Yuki from getting fooled by Tsuruya. What a fantastic plotline!

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 06

caffeine :: What’re you thinking, gladly accepting handouts from their dumpster?
The world isn’t as pure as you think!
It’s dirty!
I said something cool!

DocDoc :: Such a naive girl… Why accept something that’s too good to be true?
The world isn’t that good… That’s true
I said a good one!

Funimation :: You’re such a gullible child!
Although she’s acting nice to you, she’s our enemy! Don’t be happy about it!
Life isn’t candy and rainbows– it’s salty, like turkey!
Wow, that sounded clever!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

The only good line is the guesslation’s, and they don’t know what a sentence is, so all of these fail. I’m not even giving you a choice here; this vote’s pre-loaded.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 07

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See? There’s always fine print in an appetizing proposition.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See? There’s always a catch

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See?! There’s always a catch behind every good deal.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

Yuki’s trying to plan out the Christmas party, but she’s such a blonde lol that her suggestions are -record scratch- silly and infeasible! Thanks, Japan. This is what I get for being an anime fan? You know, I could have been normal. It would’ve been so fucking easy. Please, stop making me regret that choice more and more with every fucking season, cuz it’s too fucking late for me to go back.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Essential 08

caffeine :: What’s this about a four-layered cake?
>We’re cutting that down to two.
And snow in the club room?!
>We’ll have to make do with just Yuki.
>We can’t have both snow {\i1}and{\i0} Yuki!
You’re making a pun like that now?

DocDoc :: Why a four-layer cake?
>I changed that to two-layers
And the snow in the club room?
>It’s a no go
What?!
>It’s a… no snow?
You should’ve said “I let it go”

Funimation :: Yeah? Then, what’s this about a four-tiered cake?
>We’re gonna change it to two-tiered.
What about snow in the clubroom?!
>Her name is Yuki, right?
Huh?!
>So “Snow” is the name of the game?
>You have to make a bad joke like that now?
That was terrible.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

Decision Point:

  1. I know I said I’d support Haruhi forever, but this… Not like this. It’s a joke, right? Haha, Japan, you got me this time! (Click the spoiler. Sometimes people have to see the corpse to accept the death.)
  2. I wish I died before this aired. (Truly we exist in the darkest timeline. Head down to the results and try to forget this ever happened.)

 

Spoiler:

Expanded 1.

I can’t imagine the upcoming festival episode will feature anything other than the Yuki Band of Friendship and Love singing “Lost My Way”. Yeah, I shouldn’t care about this shit to the point where I’m making painful puns, but I do. I TOTALLY DO.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 01

caffeine :: That really hurt…
It’ll be all your fault if I stop growing.
>I wouldn’t have a problem with that!
>The smaller you are, the cuter you are, after all.

DocDoc :: That hurt, if my growth stops it will be your fault
>Then I hope it does
>You’re cuter short

Funimation :: Ouch…
If I stop growing in height, it’ll be your fault.
>That sounds good to me.
>You’re cuter short.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

This is the only scene in the anime that was true to the series. …and they fucking drew Kyon’s face like this was budget Toradora. I can’t even cry more. The tears are gone forever.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 02

caffeine :: Looks like yet another lackadaisical day.
I guess that’s what I should expect from a literature club though…

DocDoc :: Today again, I didn’t do anything
Well I guess that’s how a literature club is

Funimation :: I didn’t do anything today, either.
I guess Literature Club activities are like that, huh?

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Asakura is a fucking data organism with access to an infinite amount of resources and the ability to cross dimensions. Fuck, her character type is popular girl. She has no need or reason to be bargain hunting.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 03

caffeine :: Asakura, how’d your fight go?
>It was really tough!

DocDoc :: Asakura, got your spoils?
>I went a little overboard

Funimation :: Hey, Asakura, how’d you do in the bargain sale?
>I went a little overboard.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

Does someone want my stained Haruhi pillow cases? I have a feeling I won’t be needing them anymore. :/

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 04

caffeine :: Nagato-san, you have to be this assertive whenever you see an opening.
>W-Wow! She’s such a pro!

DocDoc :: Nagato, if you want to date him, you have to be at least this forward
>S-such high skills!

Funimation :: Miss Nagato!
When you see an opening, you should be aggressive and touch him like this!
>A-Amazing! That’s a high-level technique!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

WHERE IS LOLFANG-TAN’S FUCKING FANG?!

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 05

caffeine :: You’re a disgrace as a member of the Mikuru Fan Club!
>When did she enlist me as a member?
>And when did she make that card?!

DocDoc :: And you call yourself a member of the Mikuru fan club!
>When was I added? There’s even a card!?

Funimation :: You can’t call yourself a Mikuru Fan Club member like this!
>Huh?!
>They put me in the club without my knowledge!
>And there’s a membership card, too!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

It may not be hard to disappoint me, but I’m still disappointed.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 06

caffeine :: I’m always telling you it’s rude to speak with food in your mouth!

DocDoc :: I always tell you not to talk with food in your mouth!

Funimation :: How many times have I told you not to talk with your mouth full?!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

I-I can’t.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu - Extended 07

caffeine :: Listen carefully, Nagato-san.
Right now, you’re the childhood friend of the hero in a shoujo manga
and you’re about to have your man stolen by some country bumpkin.
But really, Nagato-san, you’re not even his childhood friend!
>I-I see!

DocDoc :: Listen Nagato
Right now you are like the childhood friend that…
loses her love interest to the main girl in a shoujo manga
And Nagato, you’re not even a childhood friend!
>I-I see

Funimation :: Listen up. In {\i1}shoujo{\i0} manga terms, you’re the main character’s childhood friend,
and a heroine fresh from the country has just snatched him away from you!
And Miss Nagato! In reality, you aren’t even his childhood friend!
>I-I see!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Which group had which line (unformatted, lazy-mode Sage):

Spoiler:

Essential 1.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both parodied and redefined genres (anachronistic storytelling FTW). This is just… slice-of-life moe played straight. I wouldn’t even hate this if they managed to keep Yuki-chan emotionless, but with her uguu-ing at every fucking thing? Christfuck.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 01

caffeine :: Oh? It looks like she’s sleeping.
Gosh, that girl…
I’ll wake her up in the most painful way possible.

DocDoc :: Oh? She’s sleeping
What a girl
I’ll wake her up the painfully

Funimation :: Hm? Looks like she’s napping.
Geez, I can’t believe it… I’ll go get her up… using a painful method.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

Yeah, I should be explaining the context behind the scenes, but this is Crymore, so I’m gonna spend the entire post bitching about how awful Nagato Yuki-chan is. Again, I could have coped if Yuki was an apathetic mute. And of course Kyon would have to be a combination of composed and freaked-out. This is just… Why? WHY?

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 02

caffeine :: How much did you see?
>Really?!
>Shouldn’t you take a moment to assess the situation
>and figure out the other person’s intentions, Nagato?
>Wait, I doubt Nagato is that perceptive anyway…

DocDoc :: How much did you see?
>Shit
>People don’t normally ask that except when checking the other’s intentions, Nagato!
>No, she isn’t the scheming type

Funimation :: How much did you see?
>Strike! In this kind of situation, shouldn’t you throw a couple of trial pitches
>to see the batter’s intention before you throw your winning pitch?!
>No, I guess she wouldn’t come up with such a scheme…

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

This show is ecchi for asexuals. I am not intrigued.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 03

caffeine :: What did you think of my stomach?
>That question reeks of a trap!
>I think I’m screwed, no matter what!

DocDoc :: How was my belly?
>This is a landmine… One that will surely explode

Funimation :: What’d you think of my stomach?
>This question is a total land mine!
>No matter how I answer, I know I’m gonna die in an explosion!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

This… why would they use the Haruhi universe for this? It feels like I’m watching Non Non Biyori except without the dank music.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 04

caffeine :: An honest girl like you deserves a reward.
>Thank you very much!
>>Like feeding pigeons…

DocDoc :: Good, you get this for being an honest girl
>Thank you!
>>She tamed her

Funimation :: Since you’re honest, I’ll give this to you.
>Thank you very much!
>>She was taken in by food.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

This is a callback to the previous comparison. Never mind that though. How you liking the animation so far?

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 05

caffeine :: What a brilliant ploy!
The carrot and stick?
Someone’s cleverly using their persuasiveness.

DocDoc :: Ho-ho, that’s a nice trick
The carrot and stick?
You’ve handled her well

Funimation :: Wow… what a splendid trick!
A carrot-and-stick approach, huh? She won her over quite well.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

This one also needs context. Tsuruya just offered to share some of the turkey her family bought for a Christmas party with Yuki. Yuki’s hype because the entire point of this episode (series?) is about getting turkey to eat for a Literature Club Christmas party. And Asakura’s trying to prevent Yuki from getting fooled by Tsuruya. What a fantastic plotline!

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 06

caffeine :: What’re you thinking, gladly accepting handouts from their dumpster?
The world isn’t as pure as you think!
It’s dirty!
I said something cool!

DocDoc :: Such a naive girl… Why accept something that’s too good to be true?
The world isn’t that good… That’s true
I said a good one!

Funimation :: You’re such a gullible child!
Although she’s acting nice to you, she’s our enemy! Don’t be happy about it!
Life isn’t candy and rainbows– it’s salty, like turkey!
Wow, that sounded clever!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

The only good line is the guesslation’s, and they don’t know what a sentence is, so all of these fail. I’m not even giving you a choice here; this vote’s pre-loaded.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 07

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See? There’s always fine print in an appetizing proposition.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See? There’s always a catch

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: See?! There’s always a catch behind every good deal.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

Yuki’s trying to plan out the Christmas party, but she’s such a blonde lol that her suggestions are -record scratch- silly and infeasible! Thanks, Japan. This is what I get for being an anime fan? You know, I could have been normal. It would’ve been so fucking easy. Please, stop making me regret that choice more and more with every fucking season, cuz it’s too fucking late for me to go back.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Essential 08

caffeine :: What’s this about a four-layered cake?
We’re cutting that down to two.
And snow in the club room?!
We’ll have to make do with just Yuki.
We can’t have both snow {\i1}and{\i0} Yuki!
You’re making a pun like that now?

DocDoc :: Why a four-layer cake?
I changed that to two-layers
And the snow in the club room?
It’s a no go
What?!
It’s a… no snow?
You should’ve said “I let it go”

Funimation :: Yeah? Then, what’s this about a four-tiered cake?
We’re gonna change it to two-tiered.
What about snow in the clubroom?!
Her name is Yuki, right?
Huh?!
So “Snow” is the name of the game?
You have to make a bad joke like that now?
That was terrible.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Decision Point:

I know I said I’d support Haruhi forever, but this… Not like this. It’s a joke, right? Haha, Japan, you got me this time! (Click the spoiler. Sometimes people have to see the corpse to accept the death.)
I wish I died before this aired. (Truly we exist in the darkest timeline. Head down to the results and try to forget this ever happened.)

Expanded 1.

I can’t imagine the upcoming festival episode will feature anything other than the Yuki Band of Friendship and Love singing “Lost My Way”. Yeah, I shouldn’t care about this shit to the point where I’m making painful puns, but I do. I TOTALLY DO.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 01

caffeine :: That really hurt…
It’ll be all your fault if I stop growing.
I wouldn’t have a problem with that!
The smaller you are, the cuter you are, after all.

DocDoc :: That hurt, if my growth stops it will be your fault
Then I hope it does
You’re cuter short

Funimation :: Ouch…
If I stop growing in height, it’ll be your fault.
That sounds good to me.
You’re cuter short.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

This is the only scene in the anime that was true to the series. …and they fucking drew Kyon’s face like this was budget Toradora. I can’t even cry more. The tears are gone forever.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 02

caffeine :: Looks like yet another lackadaisical day.
I guess that’s what I should expect from a literature club though…

DocDoc :: Today again, I didn’t do anything
Well I guess that’s how a literature club is

Funimation :: I didn’t do anything today, either.
I guess Literature Club activities are like that, huh?

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Asakura is a fucking data organism with access to an infinite amount of resources and the ability to cross dimensions. Fuck, her character type is popular girl. She has no need or reason to be bargain hunting.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 03

caffeine :: Asakura, how’d your fight go?
It was really tough!

DocDoc :: Asakura, got your spoils?
I went a little overboard

Funimation :: Hey, Asakura, how’d you do in the bargain sale?
I went a little overboard.

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

Does someone want my stained Haruhi pillow cases? I have a feeling I won’t be needing them anymore. :/

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 04

caffeine :: Nagato-san, you have to be this assertive whenever you see an opening.
>W-Wow! She’s such a pro!

DocDoc :: Nagato, if you want to date him, you have to be at least this forward
>S-such high skills!

Funimation :: Miss Nagato!
When you see an opening, you should be aggressive and touch him like this!
>A-Amazing! That’s a high-level technique!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

WHERE IS LOLFANG-TAN’S FUCKING FANG?!

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 05

caffeine :: You’re a disgrace as a member of the Mikuru Fan Club!
When did she enlist me as a member?
And when did she make that card?!

DocDoc :: And you call yourself a member of the Mikuru fan club!
When was I added? There’s even a card!?

Funimation :: You can’t call yourself a Mikuru Fan Club member like this!
Huh?!
They put me in the club without my knowledge!
And there’s a membership card, too!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

It may not be hard to disappoint me, but I’m still disappointed.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 06

caffeine :: I’m always telling you it’s rude to speak with food in your mouth!

DocDoc :: I always tell you not to talk with food in your mouth!

Funimation :: How many times have I told you not to talk with your mouth full?!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

I-I can’t.

Audio:

Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu – Extended 07

caffeine :: Listen carefully, Nagato-san.
Right now, you’re the childhood friend of the hero in a shoujo manga
and you’re about to have your man stolen by some country bumpkin.
But really, Nagato-san, you’re not even his childhood friend!
>I-I see!

DocDoc :: Listen Nagato
Right now you are like the childhood friend that…
loses her love interest to the main girl in a shoujo manga
And Nagato, you’re not even a childhood friend!
>I-I see

Funimation :: Listen up. In {\i1}shoujo{\i0} manga terms, you’re the main character’s childhood friend,
and a heroine fresh from the country has just snatched him away from you!
And Miss Nagato! In reality, you aren’t even his childhood friend!
>I-I see!

to drop this and just rewatch S1 like you should have done in the first place :: N/A. They all suck.

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24 Comments

Hairy says:

Why did they make this and not a season 3?

Dark_Sage says:

Before season 3, I would like a season 2.

NakkiNyan says:

There was a season 2, it was just 2ep long…

caffeine: 4 times
DocDoc: 1 time
Funimation: 1 time
Fuck this shit: 2 times

Adjusted for the rigged line. None are exceptional by any means, but I’d say caffeine’s is at least entertaining enough to be the obvious answer here.

And after expanded:

caffeine: 7 times
DocDoc: 2 times
Funimation: 2 times
Rewatch S1: 4 times

Sticking with my original assessment. Only caffeine has any flavour at all, even if at times it tasted kind of funny.

Dark_Sage says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 5 times
DocDoc: 2 times
Funimation: 5 times
N/A: 3 times
It’s a tie between caffeine and Funimation

I watched it with Funi’s subs originally, so that’s always a tilt in that release’s favor. I still voted N/A though, cuz… Why not?

NakkiNyan says:

caffeine: 1 time
DocDoc: 4 times
Funimation: 1 time
Looks like your best bet is DocDoc

>> N/A. Good thing this show sucks or I might’ve had to suffer one of these shitty releases. (34%, 14 VOTES)

I want to cry/scream over what they did to Yuki. She should have been quiet and timid. She was not like this in the movie’s alternate world like that said it would be.

thecowgoesmoo says:

>She was not like this in the movie’s alternate world like that said it would be.

I haven’t watched it just yet, but what does the movie have to do with anything? This is based on the spin-off manga by Puyo, and it seems faithful enough to that.

PP says:

The manga is meant to be based on the timeline of the movie.

thecowgoesmoo says:

True, but there’s a key difference: in the movie, Kyon joins the literary club on the 18th and (vague to avoid spoiling the last three people on earth who haven’t seen the movie yet) leaves just a couple of days after.

In the manga (and presumably the TV show), the story begins a week after Kyon joins the club. It’s only natural that Kyon interacting with alt-Nagato more frequently over a longer period of time (and with an entirely different set of motivations) would result in this version differing from the movie version.

thecowgoesmoo says:

There’s also the bit about how Kyon meets alt-Nagato in the movie (on the day he joins the club) and manga (half a year before he joins the club). I would hope/think that several months of interaction with someone they liked (in either sense) would be enough to cause someone to be at least a little less withdrawn.

NakkiNyan says:

A little less is one thing complete opposite is another. The way she is animated is pretty bad too.

PP says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 4 times
DocDoc: 2 times
Funimation: 8 times
Looks like your best bet is Funimation

It’s weird, you’d expect FUNi to be the one to overlocalize and the fansubs to weeb it up (it’s too bad fansubs nowadays have dropped being weebs for being memers) but that’s kinda the opposite here, caffeine should have left some lines alone, “lackadaisical”?
I had to watch 45 seconds of this fucking video to even learn how to say that, I still can’t say it, fuck everyone involved.
<D_S edit: shitty youtube link removed>
I did watch FUNi’s release so maybe that’s playing a role here but I do prefer them overall, I guess, I’ll still go with caffeine though, because I can, and stuff,,,

Xavier says:

What’s wrong with using the word lackadaisical? Don’t be like /a/ and blame your lack of vocabulary on the ‘memesubbers’.

Abunja says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 3 times
DocDoc: 0 times
Funimation: 3 times
It’s a tie between caffeine and Funimation

No need for expanded since I don’t watch the show at all. But hell, looks like Funi’s doing just fine here. Or is it me having such a bad taste?

Dark_Sage says:

That’s about what I got. The real takeaway here is that caffeine should have swept but their incompetence caused them to actually have to compete with Funimation on the script of all places. That’s not the position a fansub groups wants to be in in this environment.

Abunja says:

I think it’s more on Funi’s stepping up their game, ‘coz this is not the Funi that we used to know. BTW, caffeine is doing an Original™ TL, right?

Tetrus says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 4 times
DocDoc: 0 times
Funimation: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is caffeine

I’ll just go back to my LNs I think. This show’s dialogue is hurting my brain…

Solaristics says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 7 times
DocDoc: 0 times
Funimation: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is caffeine

A lot of skips as well… FUNi was okay, but caffeine was still better despite some bland lines.

Petoyusa says:

caffeine: 8 times
DocDoc: 4 times
Funimation: 8 times
It’s a tie between caffeine and Funimation

Hunta says:

Overall scores…
caffeine: 3 times
DocDoc: 0 times
Funimation: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Funimation

Still not watching this.

CXTKRS1 says:

caffeine: 5 times
DocDoc: 0 times
Funimation: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is caffeine

Whew, I thought Funi was going to start making subs that I would like for a second.

whateveryo says:

http://puu.sh/hgLSP.png as you can see the results give one question more, i.e, question 1 is question 2, 2 is 3, and so on…
but the choices were right if you use that previous logic.

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