Review_Queue

~Winter 2014 Edition~

 

Fansub Reviews Left:

[Anime-Koi] Buddy Complex
[Commie] Buddy Complex

Review Order (usually determined by the poll):

  1. [Commie] Buddy Complex
  2. [Anime-Koi] Buddy Complex

 

Translation Parties Left:

None

Review Order (usually determined by the poll):

  1. N/A

 

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

157 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

First.

Humanity says:

Second.
Can’t wait for a Space Dandy dub vs sub review…

Dark_Sage says:

My own body is hardly even ready. Cable TV subscription: redeemed.

Humanity says:

Not only is Space Dandy saving anime, but it’s saving CABLE! Is there nothing this show won’t be able to do?!

Solaristics says:

Won’t save Canada’s cable :[. Hoping it gets uploaded online, since I rather watch it dub.

Qrius says:

Don’t worry, it will. Possibly even faster than subs.

Qrius says:

Guess I’ll never lrn2bbcode… Care to fix that url, O’ Mighty D_S? Was supposed to be http://akihosenomiya.net/blog/2013/12/coming-soon-space-dandy-and-dubs/

Thanks in advance (?)

Dark_Sage says:

Fixed. I think I have the URL BBCode disabled. I’d enable it, but that sounds like effort.

Solaristics says:

What, I don’t even have that channel. I tried looking why, and people said it was U.S channel only.

Solaristics says:

Or did you mean it will get uploaded?

Qrius says:

Yeah, it’ll get uploaded – probably by a thousand different rippers/encoders… denpa’s just an example I stumbled upon (looking forward to it though!)

denpa says:

Woah I can’t believe someone actually noticed I made that post. Pray my PC doesn’t crash on Saturday!

Guy says:

Where are the Kyousougiga reviews? :P

Dark_Sage says:

I had ’em started, but my motivation has since left me. RIP Fall 2013.

Dark_Sage says:

Saikin TL Party tonight. Get prepped to play the “one of these things is not like the others” game.

Solaristics says:

Oh god the shit show.

Dark_Sage says:

You’re just jealous of how good it is.

Solaristics says:

Absolutely. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the best winter show. ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

shi0nmaku says:

After the review of Imocho, I can’t wait for the next one… Seriously XD

But still, I saw that my WCW isn’t here, which makes it a fail. Nevertheless, I’d still wait for other reviews if I want to improve myself for the better.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh, yeah, guess I forgot to put that in. Seems I’ve got another TL Party to get to then.

For the second piece… I’m glad you want to improve yourself, but I have to warn you that my commentary is more targeted than the basic, high-level English education that it seems you really need. I’m honestly not sure how much you’ll be able to get out of my reviews.

As of now, you are really not equipped to be translating anything on your own. What you really should be doing is reading a fuckton of English literature so you have a better idea of how to write. You wanna know how I got so good at English? Autism. Books. A lot of them. And if you’re really interested in improving, a heavy dose of literature is what you need.

That being said, I’m not here to tell you to get the fuck out of the scene. You deserve the same shot every other stupid group gets. But if you really, truly want to improve, you need to put some more effort into it than releasing gibberish subs and hoping I’ll magic you into the hallowed halls of Good English.

shi0nmaku says:

LOL XD That made me laugh. Well, anyways, thanks for the advice D_S. Well, at least there’s room for more improvements, I mean, life is this way, there are sides of people where they are good at and where they’re bad at. And the fact that I had once an amnesia, never really stopped me from learning English, it’s just, I really need to improve in that section as I see. Even my brother kept on yelling at me for having such bad english skills after that incident. Nevertheless, I still love you D_S, no HOMO :3

XiaYixuan says:

Did you read random books? Best-sellers, or?

Dark_Sage says:

I spent my elementary school life in a library. Kinda like a hot megane girl from a mid-tier VN route.

It doesn’t matter what you read. Just read.

Dark_Sage says:

shi0n: your Super Sonico release is broken. I cannot access the subtitles and the video is freezefucked.

Use some goddamn CRCs next time like everyone else does.

shi0nmaku says:

I didn’t see this one here last time I check. Alright, I’ll do it the next release.

XiaYixuan says:

Why was [HorribleSubs] Buddy Complex deleted from the list?

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t review HorribleSubs if groups release legitimately edited versions.

All the (pending) you see are releases where I need to check if the groups did actually edit enough from the original HorribleSubs script.

Fyre says:

I would like to know this too, since with A-Koi moving to original TLs starting ep 2, and it looks like Watakushi is making lots of changes in their edits.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh, Watakushi is an original TL.

Yes, if Anime-Koi actually switches to an original TL, I’ll add HorribleSubs back in. But Anime-Koi is a special case where it’s a bit harder to take their word at face value anymore. In other words, I’ll believe it when I see it.

Fyre says:

D_S is there any particular reason why you aren’t reviewing any of the sequels? At first I thought it would be because they’d be subbed by the same groups that did their first seasons, but after poking around I learned that’s not the case.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m still trying to work out which ones I’m gonna tackle.

Gin no Saji was shit, so I’m skipping that. Haven’t seen anything from Seitokai, so that’s a miss as well. Saki was cool, but I only watched 3 eps, so that ain’t happening. Maken-ki was terrible from what I remember.

That leaves only Chuu2 (which I’ll toss in right now)… am I missing anything?

Fyre says:

That’s everything I know of. Too bad about Seitokai. It’s probably the one that needs a review the most besides Chuunibyou, due to the omnipresence of sexpuns and jap in-jokes.

Kamica says:

seitokai has as much plot as something like Minami-Ke (in other words, none at all) so you really can jump right into S2.

Saki S1 bored me to tears so I dropped it after 6 episodes. But i’ve started watching S2 anyway. Doesn’t look like I missed anything. Although I can understand not wanting to do reviews for this because mahjong is impossible to understand.

Solaristics says:

Achiga is much better. I hated Saki.

Kamica says:

Achiga is indeed the only good show in the series. I liked it enough to give it a 6/10. But Saki: The Nationals has all the characters fucking around doing nothing of importance. Can’t stand to watch anymore of this. Goddamn how can they make a show with so many cute girls this boring. I’m impressed.

Solaristics says:

Only time it is interesting is when they’re playing the damn game. Until then, ;_; boring all ’round.

Etoce says:

Wtf are you guys talking about Saki is amazing

Solaristics says:

When they’re playing matches, yes, but when it’s not it’s boring.

Dark_Sage says:

They could still push the schedule up! Believe!

Solaristics says:

Commie doing Buddy Complex it seems too. Original TL as well.

Fyre says:

FFF is doing Mahou Sensou, and Chihiro + DameDesuYo is doing No-Rin.

hunta says:

Some no-name [BOBUS] group looks like it’s doing No-Rin as well.

hunta says:

Oh boy. They be stone-throwin.

“Hey look, a funi edit with some typesetting, and softsubs.

Because we can. And because we don’t trust DameDesuYo to know english, or Chihiro to not be waps.

[BOBUS] minimalist releases.”

Dark_Sage says:

Torrent’s gone.

begna112 says:

And it mysteriously got taken down. I kind of wonder why. Maybe they actually watched the release and then felt stupid.

hunta says:

On 4chan they said they muxed in the wrong file. Welp, I was looking forward to some comrades getting in on the crymore action.

fohfuu says:

Daiz occasionally butt-tickles /a/ and fucks off again for a while. That’ll have to tide you over.

Dark_Sage says:

Added. Saturdays/Sundays are slow to update cuz I’m usually hanging out with friends.

begna112 says:

>hanging out with friends.

Pls Dark_Sage.

Dark_Sage says:

Your jealousy sustains me.

TouToTheHouYo says:

~ Paru ~ Paru ~

Fyre says:

Why isn’t Wizard Barristers on the list?

Solaristics says:

Probably ’cause it just aired today… I think (?)

Dark_Sage says:

Because weekends are slow for updates on Crymore.

raest says:

Mezashite is doing Sakura Trick.

sandoe41 says:

Doki is also, IMO it’s better than Mezashite.

Fyurie says:

>Doki better than anyone.

Wat.

Dark_Sage says:

Added.

raest says:

Apparently [Lazy Lily] (formerly [SHiN-gx] is doing Sakura Trick as well.

Solaristics says:

Commie doing Buddy Complex.

Dark_Sage says:

I keep forgetting that Commie’s Space Dandy has dual audio tracks.

Promise I’ll get a dub review out tonight.

Dark_Sage says:

Hah! Tricked! You thought you were getting Space Dandy but got Buddyfight instead. God I’m so fucking great.

Kamica says:

Are you going to add Seitokai Yakuindomo* onto the poll next time it’s due for a reset?

Dark_Sage says:

Nope. Haven’t seen the previous seasons, so I’m not gonna jump into this one.

Solaristics says:

A-K doing Inari it seems.

Anon says:

Vivid just pushed out a release as well.

LawsofLife says:

Since Oni, A-koi, HS, Vivid, Serenity is doing Inari, konkon. Is it time for TL party for the anime?

Solaristics says:

Don’t review ep3 of BC if possible. Left a bunch of typos after I QC’d it.

Dark_Sage says:

You got it.

myxpytls says:

I hope u review inari-konkon of serenity ^^

myxpytls says:

lol i like the part when she is playing a console and inari came.

temp_late says:

This is kinda late notice but if you’re reviewing EveTaku Nisekoi, could you not do episode 2? I’d rather have critique on something more representative.

We’re still figuring out staff workflow for the series; I just asked for (and people agreed to) timing happening at some point prior to QC, which didn’t happen for ep 2… but did for ep 1 because :reasons:

I know at least a couple errors (not to mention the weaker lines here and there) got through. And these may be less likely to occur with me looking at a timed script at least for one pass, especially since that’s what I’m used to doing as more of a QC / backup editor type.

Dark_Sage says:

Sure. Hadn’t even started it yet.

aVF says:

So what you’ll review next?

Dark_Sage says:

Kind of feeling in the mood for some Sakura Trick right now.

Ohboy says:

Looks like [OLDFOGEYS] are doing a crunchy edit of Zvezda. Warning: their release may burn your eyes kind of hard.

Dark_Sage says:

I’ll figure that out after I finish coming up with pics for the Pollday.

Dark_Sage says:

P-Tuesday Pollday. I have an hour and a half left before the day ends.

t4w says:

1) >[Sekinin] Noragami (Dropped?)
Not dropped, stalled (at me).

2) No Pupa fansub/translation reviews? I know the show is shit, but I don’t feel whole if I’m not given an F- by Dark_Sage.

Dark_Sage says:

Okay, cool.

Pupa would be pass/fail as are all shorts. My general expectation is that groups won’t fuck up 3 minutes of dialogue. Shorts will get reviewed (since they’re really easy for me to throw out as a post when I’m feeling like having a lazy day), but I don’t have them up in the queue.

d says:

A new group (kdfss) released Nourin. They’re trusted on nyaa.

Nevreen says:

Whoever could it be?

Dark_Sage says:

It’s just another Skiddiks release. I don’t think he realized the joke stopped being funny after the first name change though.

Nevreen says:

It’s not.

Nevreen says:

Hint: The person who uploaded it to Nyaa doesn’t bother with TT. That submitter hash is from some random TT uploader.

trichinas says:

There are people that bother with TT?

Nevreen says:

Mostly just people who’d cut off their nose to spite their face.

Dark_Sage says:

Are you retarded? You are, aren’t you?

Here’s a hint, low-tier: you can submit nyaa.se torrents to TokyoTosho in all of 10 seconds.

Nevreen says:

And I can just not submit to TT because I don’t care about the site or its users. As for your name-calling, I’ve gotta say my feelings are quite hurt. Aren’t you the one always complaining that fansubbers suck at coming up with proper insults?

Dark_Sage says:

We’ve long since established you’re shit at distro. I wish lyger wasn’t so fond of your mouth on his dick; maybe EveTaku would still be good then.

And if your feelings were hurt, then I do say my name-calling worked. If you killed yourself I’d feel a lot better about it, but I suppose I’ll just have to take what I can get.

Nevreen says:

For what it’s worth, I have nothing to do with any of EveTaku’s projects this season other than encoding, not that I agree with your assessment of the ability of the people who are working on them.

And that’s gotta be the most childish rhetoric I’ve seen in quite some time. Bravo.

Dark_Sage says:

Thank god. The group isn’t dead yet then. Mind keeping it that way?

Nevreen says:

Considering the only scripts I’ve edited that you’ve ever reviewed got a B and an A (you might have caught more if you actually reviewed more than three shows per season), I figured you thought rather highly of my skills.

Dark_Sage says:

The only person I think highly of is myself. Everyone else I rate based on their value as a human being (read: not as a fansubber), and you currently have none in my estimates.

If I’m wrong, please provide evidence to the contrary.

Nevreen says:

By your own admittance, you don’t think highly of anyone else, so what possible proof could anyone present to demonstrate their value to you? This is getting rather absurd, even by your standards.

Dark_Sage says:

You could still have a positive net worth. I’m willing to accept any evidence you’re willing to present. Doesn’t get more fair than that.

Come, entertain me.

puddi says:

here we go again

Nevreen says:

Please, I’d think less of myself if I abased myself to the level where I’m seeking your approval. After all, the only thing you’ve done here is put on a patronizing and antagonizing front coated in what I can only assume you think is wit. And I’ll gladly recognize the hypocrisy of that last sentence while pointing out that I’ve done nothing but respond to your completely baseless claims and insults.

Dark_Sage says:

I take it by your lack of submitted evidence that you agree with my analysis of your value, then.

Thanks for being so amenable, Nevreen-kun. I knew we could come to an agreement eventually. <3

Nevreen says:

I must admit that your grasp of the ad hominem is much too strong for me ever to stand a chance against you. I submit to your mastery of argumentative fallacies.

Dark_Sage says:

You don’t need to sound so bitter in defeat. Cheer up, guy. :)

Nevreen says:

I definitely didn’t intend to sound bitter; I’m sorry if I came off that way. I knew what kind of argument I was getting into when I started this, and it was a rather entertaining way to pass the time, so I don’t begrudge you for it. I truly am done now, though, so you can have the last word if you want it.

Dark_Sage says:

Cool.

wtftw says:

Dark_Sage’s last two responses sounded like something an elementary schooler would’ve said… I’m disappointed.

FalseDawn says:

Is insulting his site users Dark_Sage’s new way of drumming up support for the site? :X

Dark_Sage says:

Nevreen’s never been what I would consider a valued reader.

FalseDawn says:

Ouch, little harsh. From what I’ve seen of his comments on the site, I’m not sure what he’s done to draw your wrath, but I guess I don’t pay as much attention to fansub rivalries these days.

Dark_Sage says:

That’s an interesting chain of logic there. Do you consider my distaste of dog vomit to be part of a fansub rivalry too, then?

FalseDawn says:

Of course not, but nothing in this conversation (or any other on this site) between the two of you has indicated any distaste for each other, so I can only assume there’s some drama that’s happened offstage somewhere. Not all that much of a leap :D

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t talk to fansubbers outside of Crymore and #whine-subs. Since he posts here and doesn’t visit my channel, you can consider my opinion to have been informed solely by the former.

Hairy says:

I think it’s Dark_Sage’s ultimate goal in life to argue with and piss off every fansubber in existence.

I have to wonder who’s next.

Anonymous says:

You know, I’ve always thought Nevreen and Xythar were similar existences.

Mitsukai says:

Wouldn’t surprise me.

FalseDawn says:

Well, each to their own, but I didn’t really feel his comment (I haven’t checked the veracity of it) required such an explosive reaction. But hey, it’s your site, so if you want to alienate someone for no discernible reason that anyone else can fathom, then that’s your prerogative :D

Nevreen says:

I’ve never held a grudge against D_S. I think he’s often wrong, but he’s also relatively knowledgeable when it comes to fansub editing, and nobody else who could do a better job has stepped up to the plate. I’ve always thought (and still do) that Crymore’s a useful site if you remain critical of the content and don’t just take everything at D_S’s word. Plus, he can be fairly entertaining, especially in posts like the Funi Nourin review.

That said, I’ve never felt shy to call him out when I think his opinion is bullshit, and my taunt that started all this was just a continuation of the “Nyaa vs TT” argument we’ve been having on and off for a while now. It was a cheap zinger, but that’s kind of par for the course for the tone of the site.

Anyway, I think I’m done posting here. I’ll likely still check the site now and then (I’m still looking forward to the post about the Funi panel), but there’s little point in arguing with D_S when he holds the people he’s reviewing in such contempt.

Oh, and while Xythar and I get along rather well, we live on opposite sides of the planet and are indeed separate people.

Kamica says:

Poll reset soon?

Do you still do reviews for the 3 minute anime?

Dark_Sage says:

If I do a reset, it’ll be done tomorrow.

And yes.

Dark_Sage says:

Sekinin’s Noragami temporarily removed. It’s been a month since the last release.

Other updates: Baka-Chi dropped Chuu2, Watakushi dropped Buddy Complex.

Dark_Sage says:

For similar reasons to the Sekinin review drop, m.3.3.w’s Nourin, Sekai, and Nisekoi releases have been pulled from the queue.

They’ll be added back if that group gets its shit together.

Anonymous says:

You should review this Precure release: http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=519924

Its torrent description on Nyaa is… interesting.

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, lemme get to the Precure stuff when it gets to episode 2+.

Dark_Sage says:

I’ve seen both WCW releases and gathered initial screens already, so I’ll have reviews up tomorrow. (>_O)b

Dark_Sage says:

Disregard that; I got drunk tonight.

pelfmiester says:

Watashi and CTSS have already released Nobunagun up to episode 4 under the joint tag CTWS. Finally an option besides Horrible Subs.

Anon says:

There’s already orz, unless you mean that they’re doing an original TL.

Ryuk says:

CTWS is doing an original TL.

helo says:

Underwater just released Wizard Barristers 01-04

Dark_Sage says:

Why the hell would they want to get in on that shitty show? Fucking fansubbers…

Anon says:

kdfss Nourin is an original TL.

Dark_Sage says:

You caught me in the midst of updating the queue. The “pending” was more for “I’m not sure if they’re just gonna drop this after a few eps because Rekyu must have erectile dysfunction with the rate he finishes shows” than “I wouldn’t put it past these kids to just copy the Crunchyroll script and call it a day”, but it looks like they plan to keep with it.

begna112 says:

On that note, TL party any time soon? And why isnt m33w listed?

begna112 says:

Ah missed the above comment about m33w

ryukplsxxx says:

Oni dropped their Inari project. Or so I heard. Ryukpls.

Solaristics says:

Pretty sure they did w/ everything.

Ryuk says:

Yeah, we dropped all our Winter season projects.
Ryukpls

Dark_Sage says:

Woohoo, less work for me!

CoolCo says:

[Serenity] dropped Inari as per today.

-CoolCo

Dark_Sage says:

Noted. Thanks for the heads up.

Solaristics says:

Dark_Sage, you need to get more reviews done! Only 30 Days until the new season D;.

Dark_Sage says:

:x

Solaristics says:

Incoming “All reviews dropped for this season” post.

Kamica says:

At this point he might as well drop Winter and focus the rest of the month on the aniblog tourney. The less projects there are, the more likely it is that Dark_Sage won’t drop the ball on Spring.

That is unless he intends to abandon the aniblog tourney.

Kamica says:

It’s also been 3 weeks since the last standard-length review.

aVF says:

C’mon Dark_Sage, reviews where?

Yumi-chan says:

Dark_Sage, you might want to review Twinkle Heart [If you don’t download this I will cry] [913A2358] (V2).
(Interesting tag) (✿◠‿◠)

Dark_Sage says:

Eww, 80s anime. Nothx

Dark_Sage says:

I’m so sorry.

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