Fansub Comparison: [Crunchyroll vs DameDesuYo vs FFF] DanMachi – Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru (Episode 02)Fansub Review, Spring 2015, Subtitle Comparison — By Dark_Sage on April 25, 2015 9:55 pm
Was I waiting for Cthuko’s release to write this, or was I just being lazy?
Cthuko may as well have dropped the show. They’re still 3 eps behind on both of their shows from last season, and now they’re 3 episodes behind on DanMachi. Even though I like the group (anyone who subs Yatterman can’t be a bad person), regardless of how excellent their subs could be, I can’t recommend you go with anything that keeps you from waiting 3+ weeks for the hype show of the season.
TS for DanMachi is mostly irrelevant. Other than show/episode titles, the only other targets for translation are the few Engrish signs that appear. But have comparisons anyway.
Yeah, I shoulda probably messed around with the names in these images, but eh… worked well enough for the rest of the post. Maybe I’ll fix it in the next comparison~
Winner: N/A. Both karas are soulless.
Winner: N/A. Again. The fuck is with those colors? This shit’s more disgusting than your average tumblrina’s bathroom.
This is in the midst of a fight scene between Loki and Hestia. Who is “her”? What the fuck is up with the “star chips” reference (I get it cuz of my username, but…)? How does consoling– Holy me this is completely fucked. Scrap it and start anew, like your parents wish they did.
FFF is so up their own ass with some of their dialogue, they’ve started reeking of their dog’s cock. QC exists for a reason, you dumbfucks.
Don’t worry; we have an entire post to go for these.
While DDY’s dialogue is meandering, FFF gets right to the point. Don’t be fooled by the “right now” and think the lines are equivalent.
Remember how your English teacher told you the passive voice sucks? Well she was a fucking idiot, but her advice was sound in this instance. DDY’s dialogue drags the show down comparatively. This is also why the Spanish language sucks.
It’s difficult to get conversations into an easily viewable format, so this’ll be the only example. As you can see, the flow is far superior in FFF’s when compared to the other options. This is a common theme throughout the episode.
Now, it’s not like every line that FFF has is superior to the competition — that’s… actually never the case with subtitles — but the sheer amount of match-ups they win on account of more clever, natural dialogue makes it difficult for me to recommend the other two releases.
Always a contentious issue, I’ll just leave the cat puns here.
You can decently infer how each of the releases will handle other puns in the series.
In no way could “sly move” make any sense in this scenario. Hestia’s all “oh Bell-kun-chan y u keeping all that sweet boy pussy to yourself? u being selfish” — he’s not making a “sly move” here, because that would imply he’s trying to fuck her. Which he’s clearly too beta to even contemplate.
Why the fuck would you think cutting out the “family” part is okay when it’s THE FUCKING POINT OF THE EPISODE GOOD JESUS. DDY’s decision to go with a generic “anyone else” here completely misses the significance of “family” and what it means for Hestia and Bell’s relationship. “You’re not just familia, you’re family.” This isn’t fucking college-level writing here.
Considering Bell’s referencing his grandfather in this scene, DDY’s decision is even more incomprehensibly stupid. And for a Crunchyroll edit? Jesus, DDY, the goodwill you earned from episode 1’s cutesy effects can only go so far.
I did like episode 1 though…
Again, DDY takes the opportunity to say something of meaning and edits everything of value away. What could fucking prompt this decision? If you hate the show so much, don’t work on it. And if you’re too stupid to understand how you fucked up here, maybe you shouldn’t be in the scene in the first place.
All in all
FFF’s dialogue is the most inventive and entertaining, and it stays true to the spirit of the show. I can say with confidence that the dialogue in FFF’s release enhances the DanMachi experience the breast.
FFF > DDY
DanMachi is definitely hype, so I recommend you watch with HorribleSubs/Crunchyroll and archive/rewatch with FFF. But if you’re not interested in livetweeting mundane, unoriginal opinions to an audience that never existed in the first place, you can just skip straight to FFF.