Fansub Review: [AnimeRG/Phr0stY] Dragon Ball Super (Episode 01)

Fansub Review: [AnimeRG/Phr0stY] Dragon Ball Super (Episode 01)

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Oh my god.

Forward: Let me pre-empt the Autism and point out that I realize AnimeRG/Phr0stY aren’t “actual” fansub groups — rather, they were just the first to stick this Spanish->English guesslation on a shareraw and throw it up on Nyaa.

That being said, I ain’t reviewing a fucking .ass, and this has more downloads than any other fansub release this season, so by all rights it qualifies for a review. Just don’t expect a favorable one.

 

The Review

I’ve been out of the review game for a bit longer than I planned, so the timing of this release couldn’t be better.

…or worse (and the timing is this broken throughout).

Note that AnimeRG et al. didn’t standardize the font size, so while the subs appear in two lines with my lazy webm encode, they display as three lines in Media Player Classic.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_01.56_[2015.07.16_00.57.50]

…with pure Phr0stY quality of course.

 

Any release that starts out crediting the translator in Arial, immediately followed by an untranslated opening, deserves some kind of award for sheer testicular fortitude.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_00.01_[2015.07.15_20.40.14][AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_00.12_[2015.07.15_20.40.35]

Luckily for humanity, said reward is the natural, sweet sterility of the fucknut who thought this’d be an acceptable translation. Yeah, I’m saying the TL probably has Down’s.

 

To get the low-hanging fruit outta the way first: tons of lines have random capitalization or are missing punctuation, and the line management is worse than a Daiz release.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_02.17_[2015.07.15_21.14.23]

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_03.17_[2015.07.15_21.25.58]

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_17.39_[2015.07.15_22.09.12]

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_13.33_[2015.07.15_21.48.11] [AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_14.18_[2015.07.15_21.49.04]

Well, you probably get the point. But if you don’t, please know that I hate you, elspark15.

 

The following are the more “unique” aspects of this digital mistake:

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_03.23_[2015.07.15_21.26.33] [AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_03.25_[2015.07.15_21.26.39]

No, TL-kun, Goku’s saying there’s no school on Sundays. Thanks for the watered-down dictionary definition of the day though, I guess. At least you learned something?

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_04.47_[2015.07.15_21.31.51]

Elspark needs to encase his trachea in cement.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_05.03_[2015.07.15_21.32.37]

The best part is that the word “six” appears nowhere in the actual Japanese sentence.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_05.07_[2015.07.15_21.36.07]

It’s funny cuz of the bad English and also because the strongest female character in DBZ only ever existed to fill Toriyama’s vore fantasies.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_06.20_[2015.07.15_21.37.37] [AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_10.27_[2015.07.15_21.44.03]

Whichever route you choose, there’s no escaping this maze of Engrish. elspark’s truly a modern-day Daedalus.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_06.28_[2015.07.15_21.38.14]

The TL’s gotta be taking the fucking piss and just bathing in it. I mean, come the fuck on.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_07.03_[2015.07.15_21.39.31]

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_07.37_[2015.07.15_21.40.12]

2much ;_;

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_08.01_[2015.07.15_21.40.41]

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_08.11_[2015.07.15_21.41.12]

Inspirationally incompetent.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_10.24_[2015.07.15_21.43.54]

I haven’t experienced dialogue this bad since DBZ Abridged. This is literary sadism at its worst.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_14.29_[2015.07.15_21.50.08]

Random lines are left untranslated — usually the easiest ones too. “Kirei, ja ne?” doesn’t exactly take a university education to hash out.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_21.16_[2015.07.15_22.15.45]

…Maybe?

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_23.05_[2015.07.15_22.41.00]

There are no brakes on the fail train.

[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_23.11_[2015.07.15_22.41.12]

I wish I had.

 

End

Rating: F-

Since I know you’re gonna be looking for alternate options: SeNsUi’s release is just an edit of this one, and DBSuper is a direct copy of SeNsUi’s edit.

[SeNsUi]_Dragon_Ball_Super_-_001_(1280x720 x264)_[10Bit].mkv_snapshot_00.00_[2015.07.16_00.38.05]
Danger, Will Robinson.
DragonTeam and Unison are the only other choices, and based off a few spot checks I did on Unison’s…

[Unison].Dragon.Ball.Super.-.001.[720p.HDTV].mkv_snapshot_07.15_[2015.07.16_00.41.36]

…DragonTeam is gonna be your best only option for the show. Their 01 was at least watchable.

 

31 thoughts on “Fansub Review: [AnimeRG/Phr0stY] Dragon Ball Super (Episode 01)”

  1. This script is trash and I’m sure you enjoyed trashing it but

    > No, TL-kun, Goku’s saying there’s no school on Sundays. Thanks for the watered-down dictionary definition of the day though, I guess. At least you learned something?

    No, he’s actually saying what the subtitle says. (Or more colloquially translated, “Oh, so you have the day off.”)

    > Random lines are left untranslated — usually the easiest ones too. “Kirei, ja ne?” doesn’t exactly take a university education to hash out.

    Except that’s not actually what he says…

  2. >I haven’t experienced dialogue this bad since DBZ Abridged.

    Are you implying that DBZ abridged isn’t infinitely superior to the original English dub?

    • I regularly take shits that are infinitely superior to the original English dub, so that’s hardly an accomplishment.

    • The very best aspect of any abridged series still ranks lower than the worst aspect of any professionally managed release, and that includes 4Kids’s One Piece and Funi’s No-Rin.

      • Yeah but the Abridged series also is rewriting the script entirely. I would understand criticizing the first season, it slowly picked up steam but started pretty poorly, but as of season 3 they’re doing spectacularly well for amateurs. Considering that their entire endeavour consists in stuffing jokes by cutting, pasting and re-dubbing material that didn’t contain them to begin with, using a dramatically understaffed voice actor team, so it’s make-do.

        As for the quality of the script… it’s funny, it’s not a translation so it can’t be wrong, and while it may not be 100% perfect English it doesn’t exactly need to be – it’s supposed to be colloquial and not always serious. I think asking for more would be reaching a bit too high. There are many abysmal Abridged series out there but TFS’s really isn’t one of them.

        • Point me to your favorite episode and I’ll tell you why you should kill yourself for liking it. I don’t have three seasons’ worth of time to piss away like you apparently did.

            • They spent the first however many seconds choking on Funi’s dick cuz they think Funi own Dragon Ball? Like their shitty facebook-tier “no it’s cool copyright infringement is fair use if I just say it is” description would save them from any legal onslaught? Fucking hell.

              I say “however many” cuz I turned the video off almost immediately. You’d have to be touched harder than an altar boy to stand more than a couple seconds of that middle school bullshit.

              Fuck them for making that video, and more importantly, fuck you for encouraging them. The real cancer was you all along.

  3. Omg, this makes me beg for CabbageSubs (or whatever the fuck Hadena is now) to come and save this anime. Also, who the fuck watches anything from AnimeRG anyway?

    AnimeRG, please stop trying to be DeadFish. It’s not working.

  4. Gotta cut the TL a little slack, Chichi says “ちゃんと仕事して金稼ぐだ!” it could be heard as “半年仕事して金稼ぐだ!” with her accent. You’d still be missing a し from either the 年 or 仕事, and it still doesn’t quite make sense… so who am I kidding, they suck.

  5. I don’t really think this release sucked. I mean, yes the points you made were good to some extent. If I am right this was released really quick. And all the other TLs came like 6-7 hours after this release.
    For a faster release, it was good. And as long as you get the meaning it’s fine.

    and why is the review here? They are not a fansub group. Just bunch of uploaders, meh….

    • no just no goddamnit shut the hell up, stop posting and cut your connection to the internet. there’s no reason this needs to exist, and the world doesn’t need chromosome-lacking special people like you that approve of this shitfest

      tl;dr – it’s bad and you should feel bad

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