Short Officialsubs Review: [Crunchyroll] Fall 2016 Batch A (Episode 01)

Fall 2016, Fansub Review, Pass — By on October 6, 2016 11:19 pm

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I’d like to fill out the review summary this season, but I don’t wanna waste your time. Therefore…

 

Ao Oni The Animation (Aooni The Blue Monster)

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Also, ignore the retarded English titles.

Spoiler:

Karaoke.

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With Crunchyroll’s new monopoly on simulcasting (thanks, Funimation), the odds of them feeling any pressure to actually sub this shit are likely non-existent now.

Make up your own song translations for series going forward, I guess. Welcome to localization <Current_Year>.

 

Typesetting.

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It’s fine for official softsubs. At this point, they’re probably not gonna get that much better.

 

Script.

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Script is fine. Onward.

 

 

Rating.

Subs: Pass

Show (in context of being a short): 8/10

Who doesn’t like watching kids get brutally murdered?

 

 

Gakuen Handsome

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Spoiler:

Karaoke.

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I always heard Crunchyroll doesn’t do karaoke because of licensing restrictions. But I find it hard to believe whoever created this garbage didn’t immediately rescind their copyright over it and everything else they’ve ever done in their life.

 

Typesetting.

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Before ya blame the HorribleSubs rip process for this eyeblight, you should know their laziness actually fixed it. Here’s what the screens look like on Crunchyroll’s site:

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Sad stuff.

 

Script.

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In general, I can tolerate the translated script, though it was clearly slapped together without a second look past the first draft. (I can’t blame the TL for that — I’d haphazardly throw something together and GTFO myself.)

Truthfully, the biggest problem here is whoever wrote the Japanese version. GH sucks.

 

 

Rating.

Subs: Pass

Show (in context of being a short): 3/10

Gakuen Handsome wants to be a parody, but it’s too shit to even manage that. Just watch Senpai Club instead.

 

 

Bernard Jou Iwaku. (Miss Bernard Said.)

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Spoiler:

Karaoke.

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Do not be surprised.

 

Typesetting.

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Luckily nobody has any expectations of typesetting from officialsubs or I think we’d all be feeling a tad guilty about the effort someone would have to put into such a lazily compiled series.

 

Script.

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Assuming you were somehow conscious during middle school English, you probably remember your dipshit teacher forcing you to buy a goddamn style guide because “you need it”. What fucking bullshit. No goddamn writer of worth has ever pulled out a Chicago Manual of Style to ensure their sentences follow some limp-dicked bookmaggot’s opinions he only came up with cuz he needed to justify his tenure.

Lemme tell ya right now — when it comes to subtitles, the only style guide you need to follow is your eyes. For this series, Crunchyroll/Horriblesubs would have really benefited from having a different subtitle font at the ready. As-is, the words all blur together, making it very difficult to distinguish between titles, chapters, authors, and quotes — all of which are the type of content to feature prominently in a series about literature.

My primary problem with Crunchyroll’s script here is that viewers are going to need to pay significantly more attention to their lines than the show deserves. If ya somehow don’t find your eyes blurring during a run-on, I gotta commend your attention to detail, and also ask if you can sell me some of your coke.

 

 

Rating.

Subs: Pass

Show (in context of being a short): 7/10

Books suck.

 

 

 

Nobunaga no Shinobi (Ninja Girl & Samurai Master)

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Spoiler:

Karaoke.

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lol

 

Typesetting.

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C’s get degrees.

 

Script.

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Crunchy TL Note: “Nobunaga” means “Samurai Master”

 

 

Rating.

Subs: Pass

Show (in context of being a short): 7/10

Nobuwashing history, huh? I approve.

 

 

 

Kiitarou Shounen no Youkai Enikki (Kiitaro’s Yokai Picture Diary)

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Spoiler:

Karaoke.

N/A for this episode.

 

Typesetting.

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Whatever.

 

Script.

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Google Translate would be helpful for this “localization” if Google Translate actually worked. Instead, I see most people having to experience this show in one window while they look up what every fucking word is supposed to mean in another.

Shit’s good if you wanna up your weeb level, but this script is absolutely not as entry level as the show is. Maybe bring it down a notch, guys.

 

 

Rating.

Subs: Pass (though if you can’t stand “literal” scripts, this is gonna be a “Fail”)

Show (in context of being a short): 8/10

It’s cute and there’s youkai tits.

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3 Comments

Solaristics says:

Oh, so this is what you meant.

Dark_Sage says:

Clever, eh? God I love me. <3

bunny says:

+1 to this post, despite my earlier comment. Still nice to have a canary in the Crunchyroll coalmine. Thank you for doing what you do!

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