Officialsubs Review: [Funimation] My Hero Academia (Episode 02)

Fansub Review, Pass, Spring 2016 — By on April 17, 2016 9:15 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Anyone wanna tell me how to be unpopular? My friends refuse to let me spend my weekends on low-effort anime.

 

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

 

 

Release Information

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Spoiler:

Episode details.

Release format (HorribleSubs): 1080p MKV (739 MB, 8-bit), 720p MKV (449 MB, 8-bit), 480p MKV (194 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: The show’s pretty sunk on America’s cock (as it should be), so there ain’t many options to qualify this script as either culturally appropriative or an awkward application for US citizenship.

English style: American English.

Encoding details (HorribleSubs 720p): http://pastebin.com/YhJF1dKy

Speed: Simulcast.

 

 

Visual Review

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Spoiler:

Karaoke.

Opening.

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Rating: Sure is something when the only one you can count on to even halfway translate anime is Japan.

 

Ending.

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Rating: Funi, I can’t read this shit. At least give us a clean version so your incompetency doesn’t sting as much.

 

 

Typesetting.

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Sure, you’d have gotten the point in just two screenshots, but then it’d invalidate the insignificant amount of time I spent on getting all these.

 

 

Script Review

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Spoiler:

Main Script.

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might be*

getting bullied*

Let’s not mince words. This kid’s had his shit kicked in so much he’s basically a metaphor for redditors.

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What? No they aren’t. Katsuki spent his entire childhood beating the shit out of that 8-dimpled recessive. Take a second to read your fucking source material.

“Hey, Katsuki, don’t you and Midoriya go way back?” <- Even this is pushing it, but at least it isn’t factually incorrect.

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I could see “trying to get in my way” because then it’s just growly eyes’s opinion. But nothing about Midoriya’s stated desire to get into the same school as Katsuki would qualify the statement (as written) as accurate.

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While not being an error, this line has enough commas to give any literate pause, so I’d suggest dropping one for readability.

“You’ll come too, right, Katsuki?”

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“invisible cloak”? If a term doesn’t really translate into English, then you’d better have a good reason for keeping it gibberish. This does not have one.

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“Y-Y-You deflated…!”

Much like my hopes for the rest of the episode.

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If “fearless smile” was said in Japanese, then why the fuck wasn’t it said in English, Funi?

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Literally what the fuck is this supposed to mean?

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Also your editor needs to learn how to write.

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What (in this context) = Unknown, or presumed unknown

Which (in this context) = Known, or presumed known

Kid knows most of the heroes in town due to his creepy understandable latex fetish, so this needs a rewrite.

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With this:

  • Quirk, I can get revenge on that bastard{guy}!
  • power, I can get revenge on that bastard{guy}!

Redundancy is bad because redundancy is bad.

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Whoa*

We’re not animals here.

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You can’t really “hold back” damage. But you can “contain” it. Sorta like how I wish the editor was contained in that fire.

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As if you needed any more evidence that this translation was outsourced.

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“You were averting your eyes from the truth.”

Much like I had to if I wanted to get through this episode without laying train tracks on my arms.

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More like “hang in there”. The whole point is the kid can only struggle in vain, trying to hold out for someone else to come and save him. Outside of a narrow interpretation, the current line doesn’t serve that point.

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Two sentences is pushing it harder than I want to push the editor off a building.

 

 

Results

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Watchability: Watchable.

Overall grade: Pass.

While sometimes inaccurate and often poorly written, the script is not going to inhibit your understanding of the show, which is about the best you can hope for from Funimation’s professional translation team™ these days. So yeah, it gets a pass.

As far as Academia goes, it’s awful. But the boorus have informed me it’s got a yandere, so I’m in it until the reality hits.

 

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9 Comments

ZenMorian says:

“If “fearless smile” was said in Japanese, then why the fuck wasn’t it said in English, Funi?”

What did you mean by this?

Dark_Sage says:

“A fearless smile, huh?” < - All Might's "quoting" Midoriya here. That means the line had to be said by Midoriya earlier in order for the quote to make sense.

However, if you go back to the line Midoriya actually said, he never talked about a “fearless smile”, just how All Might is “fearless” and “saves everyone with a smile”.

ZenMorian says:

Ah, gotcha.

LotusGG says:

What about the show, did it pass?

Dark_Sage says:

Absolutely not. To call Academia generic would be an insult to the word.

The pacing is shit, and the characters are detestable. There’s not one new idea in the entire soulless endeavor, and the reaction faces aren’t even good. Fail, on all fronts.

TXX says:

I think I found the worst sub in 2016:
http://tokyotosho.info/details.php?id=981521
(Done by 4chan faggots)

The ´fixed´ version is still classified as low tier fail sub.
http://tokyotosho.info/details.php?id=981521
(Done by another 4chan faggot)

HUNTA says:

>Tatooin.

Fuckers ain’t even watched star wars, the og anime.

Shinny says:

Shitty subs to match a shitty show.

Bones says:

I’m gonna watch it when frog girl shows up

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