Subtitle Comparisons: [Every Group] Every Spring 2018 Anime – Part 2 of 2 (Titles L – Z)

?-Tier, Fansub Review, Spring 2018, Subtitle Comparison — By on May 28, 2018 1:43 pm

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One week later, just like I promised.

Below you can find all Spring 2018 TV subtitle options through current date. Best (or only) option in bold, purple text. Reasonings behind each decision are in the main article. Titles match MyAnimeList, but I have faith you can find what you’re looking for. Both formatting suggestions and buttjobs are welcome.

 

Spring 2018: L – Z

Part 1 (# – K) here: http://www.crymore.net/2018/04/29/subtitle-comparisons-every-group-every-spring-2018-anime-part-1-of-2-titles-k/

  • Ladyspo

    • N/A. No subs, but it’s short and dumb enough that you can watch it raw.
  • Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Lost Song

    • [N/A – Anonymous] – Japanese -> Spanish -> English. Looks to be a one-time thing. Thank god.
    • [TipsySubs]
  • Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Lupin III: Part V

    • [Commie]
    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Mahou Shoujo Ore

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Mahou Shoujo Site

    • [HorribleSubs]
    • [PAS] – If PAS could be less than a week behind, I’d recommend their subs. As-is, they’re not worth a one-month wait.
  • Major 2nd (TV)

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Megalo Box

    • [Commie]
    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Nil Admirari no Tenbin

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Nobunaga no Shinobi: Anegawa Ishiyama-hen

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Oretacha Youkai Ningen G

    • N/A. I don’t think this is even anime.
  • Persona 5 the Animation

    • [Commie]
    • [Doki]
    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Piano no Mori (TV)

    • [Kooritsukai] – Dropped
    • [PAS]
  • Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Shiyan Pin Jiating (all these options are awful, just pretend the show never aired)

    • [N/A – Anonymous (option 1)] – Where anon learns how to become “an human”.
    • [N/A – Anonymous (option 2)] – Where anon creates a release with multiple (unique) files titled the exact same thing, fails to mention the show’s name in any of them, and hardsubs blurry pink font.
      • Edit: They have apparently rebranded to “FrozenFruitSubs” yet still don’t know how to name files.
    • [CCM] – Where some nobody group releases only episodes 2 and 3. (srsly, why?)
    • [Ohys-Anon] – Where anon learns how to put a google translate script onto a raw.
  • Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 3

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Souten no Ken Re:Genesis

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Steins;Gate 0

    • [Chotto]
    • [HorribleSubs]
    • [LostYears]
    • [NekomimiTeikoku]
  • Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Tachibanakan Triangle

    • [HorribleSubs]
    • [YuriClub] – Dropped?
  • Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

    • [HorribleSubs]
    • [Kaitou] – Dropped. Probably.
    • [Trash] – Dropped. Hopefully.
  • To Be Hero 2

    • [HiSubs] – Chinese dub version. lol.
    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù

    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (TV)

    • [GJM] – Dropped?
    • [HorribleSubs]
  • Usagi no Matthew

    • N/A. No subs.
  • Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!

    • [CabbageSubs] – A Hadena rebrand, but the show’s simple enough that you almost can’t tell.
  • Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

    • [Commie]
    • [DameDesuYo] – Dropped?
    • [HorribleSubs]
    • [Scamazon] – Accurate name, but I think this is dropped.

 

Things to know:

[HorribleSubs] is almost invariably going to be a straight rip of the official subtitle options. So: Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Sentai, Daisuki (lol oh wait), etc.

I am unlikely to recommend a “fansub” option unless it is notably better than the official version. Fixing an error or two and adding in or removing honorifics doesn’t cut it — the subs need to provide a clear advantage to justify switching over. And if you add in errors or any annoying masturbatory bullshit, good luck.

All in all, do not expect any low-effort subtitle edits to make the cut (unless they’re short series cuz then who cares).

 

 

The Subtitle Comparisons

Lupin III: Part V (Commie vs. HorribleSubs)

Verdict: HorribleSubs wins. What an upset.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

N/A.

 

Typesetting

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

Script

Nothing to see here. Let’s just move on.

 

Mahou Shoujo Site (HorribleSubs vs. PAS)

Verdict: HorribleSubs wins, unless PAS can catch up.

PAS is better, but they’re not worth waiting for.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

HorribleSubs:

N/A.

 

PAS:

 

Typesetting

HorribleSubs:

 

PAS:

 

Script

PAS > HorribleSubs:

HorribleSubs: “Are Asagari and that Yatsumura…?”

Translation is more than just word replacement, Amazon. May also want to look up this helpful construct known as grammar, too.

HorribleSubs: “this is a magical girl too.”

There’s a case to be made that Amazon’s translator was intentionally dehumanizing this girl, but for me to take that into account would require giving them the benefit of the doubt that they have not earned.

HorribleSubs: “I asked her to go around and collect magic sticks for me.”

I get that she’s literally saying “stick” in English, but I am not fucking about that shit.

HorribleSubs: “…the picture-perfect happy family that everyone wanted to be.”

Yeah.

 

HorribleSubs > PAS:

HorribleSubs: “I still want to kill her!”

Don’t get ahead of yourselves, PAS.

HorribleSubs: “I’ll come to play again.”

This is strictly less creepy than the official translation. Don’t forget what show you’re working on.

 

Anyway, yeah, PAS is better, but not incredibly so. Balance as needed.

 

Megalo Box (Commie vs. HorribleSubs)

Verdict: Commie wins.

Not bad, Commie. Ya did good, kid.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

N/A.

 

Typesetting

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

Script

Commie > HorribleSubs:

There’s little point to going into depth here. Pretty obvious what the best script experience is going to be.

HorribleSubs: “Making sure his boxer leaves the ring alive is part of a trainer’s job.”

HorribleSubs: “You wanna forfeit?!”

HorribleSubs: “If we don’t stop now, you might get hurt too bad to fight again.”

HorribleSubs: “If you want to get in my way, leave on your own.”

HorribleSubs: “He chooses {\i1}now{\i0} to start doing exactly as I said?”

HorribleSubs: “Don’t spend any unnecessary time on this.”

HorribleSubs: “That’s the form you need to practice until it’s natural.”

I could keep going, but this is only the first six minutes of one episode. I will definitely be archiving this release (until someone puts out the BDs, ofc).

 

Persona 5 the Animation (Commie vs. Doki vs. HorribleSubs)

Verdict: Commie wins.

Single-handedly redeeming the female gender.

I’ve said it before, but you’d be far better off playing the game instead of bothering with this shit. But if you have to watch it (being poor must suck), I guess Commie’s your best bet.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

Commie:

 

Doki:

 

HorribleSubs:

N/A.

 

Typesetting

Commie:

 

Doki:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

Script

Doki:

All Doki added was honorifics, British spellings, and random spacing mistakes.

What a shit group.

 

Commie > HorribleSubs:

HorribleSubs: “The great high school detective!”

There’s a difference.

HorribleSubs: “This lunch buffet is famous, even among part-timers.”

Part-timers? Fucking what?

HorribleSubs: “We’ll head back to party headquarters until the MLIT meeting.”

I’m glad at least one script recognizes that I didn’t major in Japanese politics.

HorribleSubs: “Damn gerontocracy with their noninvolvement, resting on their laurels while being the ruling party.”

The gerontocracy? This is Persona, not War & Peace.

HorribleSubs: “Even if you’re just fledglings, this means we’re an actual organization now.”

I’m recovering from a hangover right now and HorribleSubs is not helping.

There are many more evil adults outside of Kamoshida.

English is honestly not as hard as Crunchyroll’s official translation* is making it seem.

*There are apparently three official translations for this show. Not sure which one Commie is using as base, but I’m 90% certain it isn’t this one.

HorribleSubs: “Do you have some strange part-time job?”

Just fucking say what she’s saying, fuck.

HorribleSubs: “When you think about it, a detective is an ambiguous, uncertain thing.”

I’d wager Crunchyroll’s translator doesn’t think about much.

 

Commie < HorribleSubs:

HorribleSubs: “Seems the customer base has changed since I was here last.”

No, Commie, you don’t attend a buffet.

HorribleSubs: “Good to be working with you, Ryuji.”

No, Commie, that’s not what yoroshiku means.

HorribleSubs: “So just ‘Phantom Thieves’ without the ‘thieves’ part?”

No, Commie, that’s not what redundant means.

HorribleSubs: “You’re really risking it, taking part in these clinical trials…”

No, Commie, that’s not how people talk.

 

It does hurt to recommend this garbage, but this is what we’re stuck with in current_year. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Steins;Gate 0 (Chotto vs. HorribleSubs vs. LostYears vs. NekomimiTeikoku)

Verdict: HorribleSubs.

Come on, now.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

Chotto:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

LostYears:

 

NekomimiTeikoku:

 

Typesetting

Chotto:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

LostYears:

 

NekomimiTeikoku:

 

Script

Chotto:

Yikes.

 

LostYears vs. HorribleSubs:

 

NekomimiTeikoku vs. HorribleSubs:

 

Yeah, so… HorribleSubs it is.

 

 

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Commie vs. HorribleSubs)

Verdict: HorribleSubs. Never trust a Commie comedy.

DameDesuYo is DameDesuDisqualified on account of being 5 episodes behind. Shame, cuz maybe they’d have made this interesting.

Spoiler:

Karaoke

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

Typesetting

Commie:

 

HorribleSubs:

 

Script

Commie vs. HorribleSubs:

What a waste of decent typesetting. I cry every time.

 

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Thanks, fansub scene. If you hadn’t dropped the ball so fucking hard I never woulda been able to get through the entire season like this.

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28 Comments

Noname_max says:

Will Chinese dubs ever be mainstream? :(

Dark_Sage says:

Hopefully not.

doop says:

Scamazon is just an additional Amazon rip from when their quality in certain regions took a bit of a nosedive for about a week. The subs are the exact same as what you get from HorribleSubs.

KoolKidsK says:

Regarding PAS Magical Girl Site: Our editor/tlc went on vacation for like a week then had unexpected surgery that they’re still recovering from. On top of that, they’re sick. Fuck. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch up before it’s over.

Dark_Sage says:

Just let that bastard know someone out there had a drink for him tonight.

Shurshurr says:

What kind of name is “Matthew” for a bunny anyway? That’s not a rabbit name. That’s a people name. If the show were “Usagi no PyonPyon FuwaFuwa DokiDoki☆Haato Raifu” we’d be fucking drowning in subs.

I demand that Ladyspo be axed from this article on the basis that it contains no animation. Cover it when you do your picture drama reviews. Where the hell ARE the picture drama reviews you promised, anyway?

Dark_Sage says:

Crymore only has one picture drama review, and I’m keeping it that way.

http://www.crymore.net/2017/01/21/code-geass-a-nunnally-in-wonderland/

bozzzzzz says:

Yes, a week later.
You should drink less, that was one long blackout :D

bozzzzzz says:

No DDY for Wotaku? I guess they are too slow?

Dark_Sage says:

That is what I said, yes.

welladaz says:

Did you change your opinion regarding ddy’s FMP IV?

welladaz says:

Actually nvm, they are already running a week late. I’ll just stick with HS

akdkadk says:

Did you know Chotto unlike others is using superior Aniplus subs (and that it got proper styling and typesetting in later eps)?

Dark_Sage says:

The base script can be as superior as you want (I fast forward past Steins;Gate dialogue anyway) but if they’re adding in spelling mistakes to every third line there is no way in hell I am going to recommend that release.

ChaoXide says:

Aniplex being superior is a joke. It’s not better.

ChaoXide says:

Also changing things for the sake of changing things is stupid. If it doesn’t need changing then don’t. In this regard, [LostYears] is the clear winner. Best subtitles, best video quality, and the only one doing decent typesetting.

Welp says:

>Best subtitles
>Editing: CaptainJet / CTR
>https://www.diffchecker.com/mRT6fUEO

Editing is so hard tbh.

Dark_Sage says:

A+

ChaoXide says:

Again since you’re an idiot: Changing things that don’t need changing just for the sake of saying you changed something is stupid. The script has been great as-is for most episodes so very little has needed to be changed.

ChaoXide says:

And you get the added benefit of good TS, KFX, and a better encode (dehardsubbed Wakanim). As well as an all-in-one package for dub and sub fans.

Dark_Sage says:

In those first ten lines, the grammar is atrocious and the editing is shit (“You like Mozart’s music?” // “I dabble in it sometimes.”).

They didn’t even misquote Einstein correctly — it’s, “Death means that one can no longer listen to Mozart.” according to a ten-second google search.

Why, exactly, would I give kudos to a group that is so deeply inept at the English language they see perfection in sub-mediocrity?

ChaoXide says:

That’s a cool story, but it’s a well known fact that you sucked at editing before quitting “fansubbing” so you could shit on those better than yourself to feed your cancerous blogs viewership numbers.

Welp says:

You’re complete moron, Koby.
No wonder Kametsu/LostYears is famous for being garbage muxing group.

Both Chotto and LostYears added OP/ED, TS, and used dehardsubbed Wakanim.
And your shitty group like three episodes behind waiting for useless dub that no one cares about.
I would rather trust D_S than you and your people’s “editing”, to be honest.

For the note, both groups did horrible job in timing and typesetting.

ChaoXide says:

Nice lies. At least attempt to make it believable next time though? kthx.

Welp says:

Someone really need to open their eyes, honestly.

Welp says:

Christ, did you ask your people to remove those Death March torrents on Nyaa?
I loved the comment section, though.

Note:
-D_S, we can’t edit our comment anymore?
-Chotto actually slow as shit, too.

adkadjajda says:

1) It’s Aniplus, not Aniplex.
2) It is superior translation wise, but worse English wise.

About Chotto, it used to be a bad OCR, but later it became a proper fansub. You checked initial eps, so it was lacking. Try checking eps 8-10, properly edited, typesetted, encoded.

Funi is doing some dumb TL mistakes that nobody using bothered to change.
For example in episode 11, Okabe is asking:
– Funi, LostYears, NekomimiTeikoku: “So, is it analyzed?”
– Aniplus: “Anyway, have you cracked it?”
– What they actually say: “Have you decrypted it?”
Context: hacking into Kurisu laptop. There is a clear difference between them, you can’t analyze encryted files!

Chotto haven’t yet released but because they use both script as a base, there’s a change they’d get it right.
Aniplus was clearly superior in this line, since cracking is the right word for that.

Pizza says:

Ty for zhis. M-maybe you’ll do one for summer, but fansubs seem to be so dead that you’d only have to review HorribleSubs…

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