Translation Review: Real Girl 02 [Sentai]

C, C-Tier, Fansub Review, Spring 2018, Translation Review — By on April 11, 2018 8:18 pm

This post was written by kokujin-kun. He is not Dark_Sage.


This long-awaited post comes courtesy of a tip from Hobiron

Table of Contents

Release Information

Translation

Other Observations

Final Grade

Release Information

Episode details.

Translation: Streaming site

Wap Level: 20% – reverses name order, no honorifics, but keeps Japanese nicknames

English style: American English.

 

External links.

Website: https://www.hidive.com/stream/real-girl/

 

Translation

Main Script.

COMMENT

Yes, this is real, and I can’t believe I had to become a (*shudder*) paying subscriber to verify that screenshot.

ERROR

Tsutsui says asobi no tsukiai meaning they’re not a serious couple — he’s just a boytoy to her.

ERROR

自分が今違うと思ったらしたくない Not sure where the hell this translation came from. Maybe they would have gotten the line right if Tsutsui said “omotta kara” instead. Anywho, the line is supposed to be “I don’t want to do it because I think it’s wrong.”

ERROR

This is just wrong on a basic translation level (受付 means “reception”) and on the common-sense level. Why would anyone drop off prescriptions? Aren’t prescriptions always picked up?

Edit: Apparently there was some confusion, of which I mostly caused. When I say “prescriptions” I meant “prescription drugs.” Yes, you can “drop off” a written prescription from a doctor, but that’s not the fucking point of a pharmacy. You go there to get prescription drugs. Just translate the sign to “Prescription Window” puriizu.

NITPICK

Line should be “You’ll never be able to be with her.” (そんなんじゃ、彼女の側にいられない)

NITPICK

“Explode” (bakuhatsu shiro) is actually an old net lingo that basically means “DIAF.”

ERROR

He says aitsu ni asobareteiru, using the passive tense of the verb asobu and identifying the causative subject (aitsu, or “he”). The line is supposed to be the other way around: “He’s messing around with you!”

NITPICK

I’d use “worried” instead of “curious” for ki ni naru.

ERROR

That was clearly a late-night anime he watched, not a movie. The word eizou (footage) points to that.

POSSIBLE ERROR

I’m 90% sure that minaosu (translated here as “update”) simply means “reviewing” her medical records.

ERROR

Hikareru means “weirding people out” meaning the latter part of the line should be “I’m used to people being weirded out.”

MAJOR NITPICK

Effeminate otaku on the right was trying to say onnanoko no tanjoubi, meaning he was talking about girls’ birthday parties in general, of which he has obviously never taken part of. So the line should be “A girl’s (birthday party)? I would wonder what to do too.”

ERROR

The last major line of this episode ends with an error. Line is 俺にはこんな場所、きっと未来永劫縁がなっかたんだ and the translator fucked up on the 縁がない part. Hint, it’s the first definition, not the second.

 

Other Observations

Grammar nazis worth a shit will have a field day with this script.

That is exactly how I pronounce the first part of “manga” all the time—on purpose.

Final Grade: C+

Too many errors on top of a script that is already awkward and unpolished to begin with. I gave them a “plus” because seven demonstrable errors out of a 300-line script isn’t that bad, I guess? Anyways, Sentai is clearly not using their B team for this series.

To be honest, I have been lazy with the reviews because so many of the subscriber-based releases I’ve seen turned in competent scripts, so I figured what the use of grading them? Hopefully this piss-poor effort will get me motivated again.

 

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15 Comments

KoolKidsK says:

SubDESU revived for DxD. I want to know if they’ve improved and it’s an original tl. Could you check that out?

kokujin-kun says:

I’ll check them out, but I’m interested in the OVA they put out too.

Mewmaster300 says:

Prescriptions are dropped off. They’re the note your doctor gives you to take to the pharmacy. :)

Nina says:

I do believe in manges, I do, I do!

enchained says:

Damn. I had a feeling something was wrong from the episode 1, but don’t know Japanese, can only tell that it was a very unreadable English and I had to guess what they meant most of the time. Thanks for the review!
I hope someday some fansubbers will fix the script and I’ll finally understand what was going on (or I’ll go read the _mange_ hoping that it was translated better).

Are you going to do a WotaKoi review? It got a rare case of fansubs this season, although I suppose it’s pretty much identical to the Koi wa Ameagari no You ni situation.

kokujin-kun says:

Yeah, I’ll check out Wotakoi.

anon says:

I’m curious about episode 2 then. I compared Amazon to scans, and…

22:30: I bet she finally pooped.
Scans: Glad I could finally take that dump, feels good man.

No idea, but manga TL makes more sense imho.

enchained says:

Just noticed there are releases of Real Girl by [9volt], release says it’s edited and typesetted HIDIVE TL. Maybe you’ll be interested to compare?

Period says:

I wanted to watch this too, but now I’m hella turned off.

Solaristics says:

Just sub it yourself :^)

Period says:

blurays maybe

Nekomancer says:

You should try watching Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai. Every sign and title card is done similar first screenshot but somehow even worse. Is laziness evolving at crunchyroll since there’s nothing competing against them anymore?

enchained says:

Crunchyroll? Both shows are HIDIVE/Sentai exclusives, and a few others spring shows too, instantly recognizable by jaw-droppingly bad typesetting in the rips. Judging by that screen that looks like it was taken from the service itself http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/d418565e53.jpg it’s still bad but at least all letters are fully visible on screen.

I suppose the typesetting of the rips is SO bad cause it’s made by robots. Nobody bothers to waste their time to watch and fix it beforehand, cause it worked no problem with Crunchy almost all the time. Both Horrible and Erai have bad positioning, but different. I guess it’s harder to rip subtitles text styles from HIDIVE than from Crunchyroll. Maybe they use some proprietary formatting or something.

anon says:

Not quite. HIDIVE simply has weird typesetting. Actually, even their method of timing is kinda mindblowing. Been ages since I saw bs like this:

Dialogue: 0,0:06:10.50,0:06:13.16,Default,,0,0,0,,Stab wounds were found in\Nmultiple places on the victim’s body,
Dialogue: 0,0:06:13.16,0:06:13.62,Default,,0,0,0,,{\an5}Could be the work of a devil.\NStab wounds were found in\Nmultiple places on the victim’s body,
Dialogue: 0,0:06:13.62,0:06:15.33,Default,,0,0,0,,{\an5}Could be the work of a devil.\Nand it is believed that loss of blood\Nwas the direct cause of death.
Dialogue: 0,0:06:15.33,0:06:16.20,Default,,0,0,0,,and it is believed that loss of blood\Nwas the direct cause of death.
——
And don’t forget about their CRF22 encode. It’s probably the worst video quality I ever saw on legal streaming.

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