~Winter 2015 Edition v2~

Per the State of the Crymore discussion, fansub review priority will decided based upon votes in this thread. Rather than a poll, for your vote to count you will need to post in this thread up to 3 shows that you want to see reviewed. We’ll see how it goes.

Of the following shows, I will only review 4 more of them for Winter 2015, unless time permits otherwise:

  1. Absolute Duo
  2. Isuca
  3. Kamisama Kiss 2 [1]
  4. Kantai Collection [3]
  5. Koufuku Graffiti [6]
  6. Saekano [12]
  7. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
  8. Shinmai Maou no Testament [3]
  9. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls [6]
  10. Tokyo Ghoul Root A [3]
  11. Unlimited Fafnir
  12. Yoru no Yatterman [9]

Current scores in brackets. Try to vote for something that you actually want to see reviews for.



In-Scope Releases:


[Chihiro] Absolute Duo
[HorribleSubs] Absolute Duo

[DameDesuYo] Isuca

[Asuka Subs] Kamisama Kiss 2 (Kami-sama Hajimemashita 2)
[Commie] Kamisama Kiss 2 (Kami-sama Hajimemashita 2) (pending)

[Asuka Subs] Kantai Collection
[Commie] Kantai Collection
[Kantai] Kantai Collection

[caffeine] Koufuku Graffiti
[Commie] Koufuku Graffiti
[HorribleSubs] Koufuku Graffiti

[Doki] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
[FFF] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
[Saenai-Subs] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)

[HorribleSubs] Seiken Tsukai no World Break

[Chihiro] Shinmai Maou no Testament
[Hatsuyuki] Shinmai Maou no Testament
[FFFyuu] Shinmai Maou no Testament

[Chibiki] The [email protected] Cinderella Girls (Episode 3+)
[Doki] The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
[HorribleSubs] The [email protected] Cinderella Girls

[DameDesuYo] Tokyo Ghoul Root A

[FFF] Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir)
[HorribleSubs] Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir)

[Commie] Yoru no Yatterman (pending)
[Cthuko] Yoru no Yatterman (pending)
[HorribleSubs] Yoru no Yatterman



Current Review Order:

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



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


Unedited simulcast rips:

[Syn] Absolute Duo – Almost untouched Funimation rip (and what they touched, they shouldn’t have)

Le trollsubs:

[S_X] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)

Simulcast rips that are being edited by a fansub group:

[HorribleSubs] Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

[HorribleSubs] Maria the Virgin (Junketsu no Maria)

[HorribleSubs] Kamisama Kiss 2 (Kami-sama Hajimemashita 2)

[HorribleSubs] Kantai Collection

[HorribleSubs] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)

[HorribleSubs] Shinmai Maou no Testament

[HorribleSubs] Tokyo Ghoul Root A

Dropped releases:

[FedSubs] Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)



Things to remember:

  • If a show has already been reviewed, you won’t find it in this queue. Try the Review Summary.
  • If there is a HorribleSubs edit for a show, I will only review the edited version and not the original rip.
    • If the release is edited to the point where it could pass as an original translation, I will also review the original rip.
  • Releases over a month late will not be reviewed.
  • Re-encodes will not be reviewed.


Dark_Sage says:

All right, let’s try this again.

PP says:

Is “(pending)” the same as “it’s useless to vote for these, I’ll get to them”?
And I thought you didn’t review stuff after TL parties?

Either way.
-Koufuku Graffiti
-The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
-Yoru no Yatterman
Since I don’t really care about anything else.

Dark_Sage says:

No, pending means I haven’t checked to see if they’re just Crunchyroll/Funimation copy-pastas.

Stuff will be reviewed after TL Parties, I’m just going to prioritize the parties going forward.

Abunja says:

>still no Saenai-Subs


Dark_Sage says:

I’m waiting for them to drop it.

Abunja says:

They’re quite slow, but I hope they won’t. Except that if the guy behind it is skiddiks, it is doomed to be stalled halfway through. Poor me. :<

Dark_Sage says:

Fine, fine. Added back in.

Abunja says:

Arigatou, Daiz_Senpai. S_X sux anyway.

LotusGG says:

Are you into video bitrate starved releases?

Abunja says:

IDK what do you mean by that, the filesize is perfect for my HDD.

LotusGG says:

I’m a quality freak, so I just can’t stand overly reduced bitrates for the sake of HD. You know, you can easily find 1tb hd for less than 50 bucks.

TotallyNotGovna says:

Aren’t you the one doing that HEVC stuff?

LotusGG says:

Yes, but I use a low CRF and some post-processing so the video looks way better than the source. It’s not bitrate starved at all- some may even think I use more bitrate than I should(for an x265 encode).

Abunja says:

B-but I started the series with them, so I need to finish it with them for the sake of consistency. But I guess I have to go with FFF’s batch release (if there will be any) for archiving purposes. And I don’t need to wait for the BDs since the TV release is decent enough for me, at least.

Kamica says:

Oh the voting thing is happening here? Had assumed it was going to be a separate post.

Well in any event, i’d like to vote for:
1. Yatterman (especially since Cthuko is almost caught up)
2. Saekano
3. Shinmai Maou no Testament

Dark_Sage says:

Well, if it was in a post, it’d get a lot of activity for a couple days, and then little after that. By having the voting in a page, activity should stretch out across the season.

Eelz says:

1. Koufuku Graffiti

2. Yoru no Yatterman
3. [email protected] Cinderella Girls

Anon says:

1. Yoru no Yatterman
2. Kamisama Hajimemashita 2

pacman006 says:

Keen for
1. Saekano
2. Shinmai Maou no Testament

Hairy says:

1. Saekano
2. Shinmai Maou no Testament
3. Koufuku Graffiti

Welp says:

1. Yoru no Yatterman
2. The [email protected]

Period says:

1. Koufuku Graffiti
2. Kantai Collection
3. Saekano

LotusGG says:

2-Yoru no Yatterman
3-Tokyo Ghoul rootA

These chinese cartoons nowadays are all about boobs and gay stuff, so I’m voting for cross-dimensional romance dilemma, nostalgia and bloodlust.

Solaristics says:

1. Saekano
2. Kantai (Especially this one)
3. Tokyo Ghoul (Preferably episode 3+ onward since apparently the editor at the start isn’t working on it any longer)

Gabriel says:

1. Yoru no Yatterman
2. Saekano
3. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
And if I’m allowed to pick another one
4. Tokyo Ghoul Root A

James says:

idk…Koufuku Graffiti?

Have I missed something? Why isn’t Aldnoah on the list? I’d heard that was popular.

I don’t usually watch shows as they air, but I’m enjoying your backlog of sub reviews. It’s making watching older shows nicer. Shame the best group for Penguindrum dropped it I discovered…or just vanished altogether, idk, can’t find there release.

Dark_Sage says:

I think I went over Aldnoah S1 in the review summary, and S2 didn’t seem like it’d be much different.

tl;dr: HorribleSubs/Crunchyroll will be fine (and what most people opt for), but if you want to wait for the -best release-, go with Vivid-Watashi.

James says:

Alright, I remembered you had an opinion on season one, wasn’t sure if anything had changed in who was best for season 2.

anon says:

1. Saekano
2. Kantai
3. Koufuku Graffiti

Rikk says:

You should put a priority in reviewing original tls and forget about the other crap.

Dark_Sage says:

But then I’d have to review something like Fafnir, which is… blegh.

Rikk says:

Welp, seems that temp results will give you the worst shows anyways. You should have just decided rather than let people vote (bad shows).

Ryuu says:

1. Saekano
2. YnY
These are the only two that matter, but…
3. …let’s go with [email protected] At some point I will eventually watch that series.

(I would’ve voted for Koufuku Grafitti, but I need my erotic eating moe asap, so I’ll just watch the official release)

Anonymous says:

But Commie is faster lol…

Xen says:

1. Saekano
2. Kantai
3. Shinmai Maou no Testament

Left Absolute Duo out because there’s only really Chihiro doing it and it’s clearly better than CR/HS subs. Koufuku was up there, as well.

Out of interest, in what regard are S_X trollsubs? Like Commie can be at times or worse?

Hairy says:

Go read their lines in the Saekano TL party.

Anonymous says:

Yatterman, koufuku graffiti, andc [email protected]

Aravan says:

1. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
2. Tokyo Ghoul Root A

Sky says:

1. Saekano

That’s the remaining show that I want you to review, D_S.

RDF says:

1. The [email protected] Cinderella Girls
2. Saekano

Anon says:

1. Saekano
2. Kantai Collection
3. Koufuku Graffiti

SanZ says:

1. Koufuku graffiti
2. Yoru no yatterman
3. Shinmai Maou no Testament

TiigerLily says:

1. Yoru no Yatterman
2. Koufuku Graffiti
3. Saekano

anony says:

There’s some prime fansub drama in progress over the moe pirates movie.

Doremi released, whynot had to rush theirs out, denials and damage control.

D_S, get in on this please. My sides haven’t left orbit yet.

Anon says:

This oughta be fun:
which is a ‘corrected’ version of
done by someone that speaks neither Jap nor Eng.
arashi0 reincarnated?

Welp says:

Don’t forget this.

Anon says:


>Native resolution

Ok, let me just dig out my old QXGA CRT and make it portrait mode for that ‘native’ 1536 horizontal resolution…

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