Officialsubs Review: [Crunchyroll] Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- (Episode 02)

Fansub Review, Pass, Spring 2016, Summer 2016 — By on April 11, 2016 1:41 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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For how fucked-up Crunchyroll’s episode 1 (sorry, 01A & 01B) ended up, this release was confusingly good. Either they shitcanned the dipfuck TL or hired an editor. Either way, we all win this time around.

Except for the fansubs, I guess, which’ll now have a tougher time of justifying their efforts as worth your time. Can’t say I expected the scene to be in this state 10 years ago.

 

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

 

Release Information

ReZero_Maids

Spoiler:

Episode details.

Release format (HorribleSubs): 1080p MKV (561 MB, 8-bit), 720p MKV (334 MB, 8-bit), 480p MKV (152 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: Honorifics.

English style: American English.

Encoding details (HorribleSubs): http://pastebin.com/L326By0n

Speed: Simulcast.

 

 

Visual Review

ReZero_My_Yuno

Spoiler:

Karaoke.

Opening.

[HorribleSubs] Re Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.29_[2016.04.10_23.18.25]

Rating: N/A. ;_;

 

 

Ending.

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Rating: Also N/A. Great song, though. Reminds me of Ghost in the Shell.

 

 

Typesetting.

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Ain’t much to typeset in the show.

 

 

Script Review

ReZero_BloodRedWaifu

Spoiler:

Main Script.

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Well, technically? It’s more of a time loop, but considering he said “leap” in Engrish, I’ll give the script kiddies a break here.

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Not nearly chuuni enough. I wanna see something brutally stupid here, because right after this the anime cuts to your standard “birds chirping” moment, indicating this was supposed to be comedic.

“Death’s Recycling Bin” // “Reverse Funeral” // “Live, Die, Repeat”

I’m unfortunately not dumb enough for this shit, but I’m sure someone in the Crunchyroll crew is. Guys, crowdsource this shit next time. I want to pretend to laugh at anime like all the cool kids do.

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I’d say “indulge in his hero complex” but I’d be indulging in my self-satisfaction if I gave you that line with a straight face.

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I wanted to throw out a semi-famous quote about fate here, but all I could think of changing the line to was “Fate, uh, finds a way…” Fucking meme garbage has ruined me.

Make it generic or something, I don’t care at this point. “I guess there is such a thing as fate after all.”

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This line just straight up makes no sense. Subaru’s supposed to be calling for guards here.

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“But if you were to resort to extreme measures,”//”as a knight, I would have to respond accordingly.”

The line sounds much cooler with Reinhard offering thinly veiled threats rather than bluntly saying “I’mma smack you with my sword stick.” His whole schtick is edged humility anyway.

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Closer to “discouraging”/”dispiriting”, really. He’s sad that no one else gave a shit, not that no one did. Reinhard wouldn’t reject the only guy I’m looking for him to fuck in doujins.

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“Think along the lines of, ‘If you break it, you’ll buy it.'”//”And I mean that literally.”

If you see a pun in Japanese, you gotta at least try to go for it in English. That’s a scriptwriter’s pride.

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“terrifying”? Come on, now. At least low-effort it with something like “cruel”.

 

 

Most of the issues I had aren’t dealbreakers, cuz as I said earlier this script is leaps and bounds above the ones we were presented with in both parts of episode 1.

Still, while I will cede room on the correction front (it’s hard to pun on a full liver), the mistakes I pointed out are legitimate. My Engrish-hunting skills are only enhanced with liquid spite.

 

 

Results

ReZero_BatchJob

Watchability: Watchable.

Overall grade: Pass.

While the show’s starting to show why no one gives a shit about shounen anymore, I already spent $40 to get Subaru’s wig from some Chinese sweat shop, so we’re in this for the long haul.

…Oh, the subs? Yeah, pass, whatever. But can we talk about how annoying those fucking flashbacks are? Like, are they going for the anterograde amnesiac audience here? Sometimes subtlety is important.

 

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13 Comments

Kanunî Sultan Süleyman says:

“…as a knight, I will have to respond accordingly.”

First conditional: 1

Dark_Sage: 0

(Of course you could second-conditional it by changing “wish” to “wished” in the previous line, but either way, you’re wrong.)

Dark_Sage says:

Granted.

moron says:

“I already spent $40 to get Subaru’s wig from some Chinese sweat shop, so we’re in this for the long haul.”

coming from you, i can’t tell if this is a joke or not

Dark_Sage says:

I even bought the chips. This is happening.

AnonMKII says:

Really? You’re not going for Tanaka instead? Well I guess if you wanted to get totally meta you would just ware your normal cloths and call it done.
(Did you get the right cup ramen as well?)

Dark_Sage says:

I wasn’t planning to cosplay, but I was on ebay, had a sufficient amount of beverage, and saw I could get Subaru’s outfit for $45 + $30 priority shipping. Skip forward a few more drinks and so far I’ve got everything on order but the nose job and the ramen.

Can’t even tell what the ramen’s supposed to be. I’m thinking Myojo, but I might just have to mock something up and paste it over a normal ramen box. http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TheList.jpg

It’s just a throwaway costume for an insignificant con (Anime Detour) — I’ll get something better (& custom) when I hit up a con I’m actually interested in.

Dark_Sage says:

China never came through so the dream died rip

ayyynewnemis says:

I wish I didn’t have a life so I could keep up with anime.

Terrasux says:

CR video is terrible.

Nachtwandler says:

But they use honorifics in the European-style fantasy. It’s like one of the stupidest things translator can do.

Anon says:

DDY’s Re:Zero review when

Dark_Sage says:

Oh yeah, fuck I stalled out again, didn’t I?

Anon says:

No, it was all me, Dio.

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