Review_Queue

~Summer 2014 Edition~

Things to remember:

  • Review order is determined by the poll… usually. I make no promises, as I’m not good at keeping them.
  • If a show has already been reviewed, you won’t find it in this queue. Try the Review Summary.
  • I do not review first episodes. There are translation parties for that.
  • Translation parties are only considered when there are more than 3 distinct releases for a show.

 

 

Fansub Reviews Left:

[HorribleSubs] Argevollen

[FFF] Jinsei

[Chyuu] Kuroshitsuji -Book of Circus-

[HorribleSubs] Love Stage!!

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo
[DameDesuYo] Majimoji Rurumo
[HorribleSubs] Majimoji Rurumo

[FFF] Momo Kyun Sword

[orz] Persona 4 the Golden Animation

[FFF] Rail Wars!
[HorribleSubs] Rail Wars!
[Watakushi] Rail Wars!

[Anime-Koi] Re Hamtaro

[DameDesuYo] Rokujouma no Shinryakusha
[FFF] Rokujouma no Shinryakusha

[Anime-Koi] Sabagebu!
[HorribleSubs] Sabagebu!

 

Fansub Review Order:

  1. [???] ???
  2. [???] ???
  3. [???] ???

 

Translation Parties Left:

Saa~

 

Translation Party Review Order:

No one knows.

 

Out-of-Scope (releases that I will not review for whatever reason):

  • All Shounen Hollywood releases. I dropped the show cuz it sucks ass.
  • All Ao Haru Ride releases. Same reason.
  • Sengoku Basara/Nobunaga Concerto/Space Dandy. Cuz guess why.
  • [CTSS] Argevollen, disqualified for re-encode fakesubbery. [IMG]
  • [Commie] SAO II, disqualified for re-encode fakesubbery. [IMG]
  • [WhyNot] Free S2, disqualified for re-encode fakesubbery. [IMG]
  • [SMC] Sailor Moon Crystal, disqualified for re-encode fakesubbery. [IMG]
  • [Baaro] Sailor Moon Crystal, disqualified for re-encode fakesubber. [IMG]

89 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

New TL Party policy: I’m only going to include the first four releases for a series in each party. Reason being:
A. Five-group releases are lengthy to the point I couldn’t reasonably expect y’all to complete multiples of them.
B. It gives me a definitive date for when I can post the party. This means I don’t have to wait for releases that may or may not ever come.

Course, if you think that’s a bad policy, I’m all ears to your suggestions. But the IRCs seem to be fine with it, so we’re going with this for now.

Kamica says:

Are funi subs D-tier territory again this season (for all their shows)?

Dark_Sage says:

I would hope they’ve learned, but I haven’t really looked at their shit yet, so I can’t say for certain.

Dark_Sage says:

Outta date by a day or two. Let me get to fixing it up in the morning. Need some rest before work though.

Dark_Sage says:

To cut down on the backlog, another TL Party update (two, actually):

1. Any releases outside of a one-week turnaround won’t be considered for TL Party inclusion.

2. For shows with three options, if one is an official release and two are just official release edits, then I won’t do a Party for that series. For shows with four options, even if there are three edits and an official release, they’ll still qualify for a Party.

As always, Parties are of lower priority to me than my normal reviews. So don’t be surprised if I don’t get to too many of them.

Solaristics says:

Wasn’t Akame gonna be reviewed first? Anyway, since TG first, don’t review Chyuu TG 2nd episode until V2 is out.

Dark_Sage says:

For what? TL Parties? No, Akame won’t be getting a TL Party anymore since I dq’d Hatsuyuki.

Solaristics says:

Didn’t the Review order have Akame first?

Dark_Sage says:

For the TL Party, sure, but then I dropped Hatsuyuki, so the series no longer qualified. For the main review order, I never changed it from SAO first.

Solaristics says:

Nvm. You have them under each other. Derp.

Dark_Sage says:

Okay, let me be a bit more clear with the queue, since there’s obviously some confusion here. Updated with more specific phrasing.

Kristen says:

Hey DS, Chihiro released Sailor Moon a few days ago and I saw it not on the list – probably since it was a pretty low key release. Don’t know if this was because it took a few days or what. And since you’re my only hope for an unbiased review, thought I’d mention it.

Dark_Sage says:

Was just a miss. Added.

FalseDawn says:

>Dark_Sage
>unbiased

>.>

Dark_Sage says:

A handy guide to Dark_Sage’s bias:

“Was my release A-tier?” -> D_S unbiased
“Was my release anything but A-tier?” -> D_S so biased

FalseDawn says:

You give out A’s? O.O

Dark_Sage says:

Hypothetically, sure.

Kristen says:

Oh right, I misspoke. DS is very very biased. He’s biased against every group and professional.

No, as much as I’ve complained about some of the ratings as being too harsh, they are at least fair. Chihiro has gotten an A and/or a recommendation above more popular groups in instances like To Aru Railgun and Kamisama no Memo-chou, and has been utterly trashed in stuff like Ketsuekigata-kun! and Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.
On the other end of the spectrum, the cartel side, you have stuff like FFF getting an A from Noragami, and D-tier on Kyoukai no Kanata.

Compared to a site like bakabt that automatically approves stuff made by its members with no association with fansubbing, or nyaa that A+’s cartel releases while pretending to do a review, this site is much more reliable in terms of bias.

FalseDawn says:

Hey D_S, I think you have a fan :D

sekuhara says:

Hi D_S. orz is taking a crack at a CR edit/re-encode of Persona 4 The Golden Animation. Just thought I’d mention it in case you find time to take a look at it, cheers

Dark_Sage says:

Did you guys actually edit it? The way you phrased it on Nyaa made me think the only changes you made were to the naming order.

sekuhara says:

Yeah, it’s edited. The CR script was pretty good but I think I was able to find room for improvement. I probably could’ve been a little clearer about that but already felt like I was blogging too much.

Dark_Sage says:

Sounds good. Added to the queue.

qwerty says:

Kaylith is also doing Tokyo ESP.

Dark_Sage says:

Added.

xikarra says:

[Chihiro] Blade Dance out, D_S

Darkseid says:

does anyone know which to watch(Chihiro vs FFF) been saving it till all sub groups out :P

archdeco says:

Just avoid the show altogether.

Darkseid says:

I would…but I read the light novel…so i feel obligated to see how bad an adaption it is :(.

Fuwaa says:

There doesn’t seem to be a noticeable difference between the two versions.

fjdoooo says:

chihiro

Ask says:

Avoid the anime adaptation. Really.
Even worse than Infinite Stratos and Date A Live.

Dark_Sage says:

Most animes are worse than Infinite Stratos and Date A Live, though.

Solaristics says:

I knew we could count on your impeccable taste, D_S.

Darkseid says:

But i also liked DaL and IS :'(

Yumi-chan says:

It doesn’t deserve good scripts. Just go with HS.

xikarra says:

Didn’t bother to do a proper comparison between both but I’d say both are fine. I chose Chihiro’s because I liked their styling and KFX more.

anon says:

just FYI dont bother about horrible tokyo ghoul. They screwed up encoding which made the colour bloat/saturate (not sure about the right term) a lot.

Dark_Sage says:

Tonight I’ll be doing disqualifications. First up, Commie’s SAO II.

Wonder how many more releases I’ll be able to take off my list. Anyone care to place bets?

Darkseid says:

2? :P(if were just talking SAO)

Dark_Sage says:

I… really? There’s one group left in the queue for SAO and it’s Hiryuu… who are translating the show from scratch. ._.

Darkseid says:

There always hatsu(or are they auto disqualified every season lol), Also i could have sworn that their was a group or 2 that spawned on episode 1…oh well Im sure you’ll find something to disqualify :P

Hairy says:

He already reviewed Hatsu’s SAO.

Darkseid says:

And he disqualified commie but not that O_o

Hairy says:

He disqualifies based on number of changes made to the simulcast script. Even if the release wasn’t very good, Hatsu made enough changes to the script to qualify. Commie didn’t.

Darkseid says:

Makes sense i guess , so to avoid disqualification …make your script really bad :P

qwerty says:

Yeah, but it’s not really like he insults shitty scripts less than DQ’d releases, so what’s the point.

Darkseid says:

It forces D_S to review them?

CorrectMorning says:

Producing some release doesn’t seem that compelling to DS, judging from the amount of reviews he actually does in comparison to what is released and would qualify under his criteria.

Solaristics says:

From all releases? 5 or so.

NexXKinn says:

if you filter most of commie’s sub…

Fugiman says:

Damn, I was really wondering what you thought of the OP karaoke…

HyakuPercent says:

That’s where the fakesub reviews com in, am I right?

LotusGG says:

Progress on Hiryuu’s SAO?

random says:

Doki is doing Sailor Moon.

fjdoooo says:

Will you be reviewing Senketsu Subs? (tokyo in terror, tokyo ghoul & tokyo esp)

Fyurie says:

Aren’t they just re-types of the hardsubbed Funi scripts?

fjdoooo says:

true, i didnt read the whole release setence before i posted that. my bad

Dannphou says:

Review Kaylith’s Zankyou next!!

Anonymous says:

No Hanamonogatari? DDY is doing it as well as Commie, so there’s actually competition for it this season.

LotusGG says:

D_S, can you review any Rokujouma no Shinryakusha next?

Anonymous says:

Agreed. I want to see what D_S thinks of DDY’s kfx. Thought it was really good, personally. Also want to see if FFF’s A+ was justified.

Dark_Sage says:

That question will be answered in my next post.

Dark_Sage says:

ETA on said post, however…

Anonymous says:

Ganbatte!

LotusGG says:

Don’t die, D_S!

Anonymous says:

It’s too late, he’s already dead. ;____;

LotusGG says:

plottwist

Solaristics says:

Fansub Review Order:

1. Fall™
2. Fall™
3. Fall™

Zelot says:

Jinsei just did a shiratori part, curious on your thoughts of how FFF and other fansubs/CR handled it.

Aru says:

There are no other subs besides FFF…

Zelot says:

Hmm.. I thought CR was doing it, but I guess not since I can’t find any HS stuff on it.
Still curious on your thoughts on how they handled the shitatori and if they did it better compared to NGNL

Dark_Sage says:

Commie’s Zankyou removed from the queue as they are apparently the only group lazier than I am.

LotusGG says:

So… what’s next?
I mean, TG sucks anyway.

Dark_Sage says:

I downloaded a bunch of stuff. Something like Tokyo ESP probably. Depends on if I scrap my Hatsuyuki review or not. It’s already somewhat done, but my motivation drops with every day I don’t finish something.

LotusGG says:

Man, Tokyo ESP is maybe the worst adaptation of the year.
If it’s the last of the season, why not Rokujouma? Such a refreshing show.

Dark_Sage says:

Cuz poll. :<

Anonymous says:

But Rokujouma. :<

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