Review_Queue

~Winter 2015 Edition~

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.
  • Re-encodes will not be reviewed.
  • Review Queue status pending “State of the Crymore” discussion.

  • Will update this weekend.

 

Reviews Left:

[Chihiro] Absolute Duo
[HorribleSubs] Absolute Duo

[HorribleSubs] 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

[CTSS] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata) (Episode 3+)
[Doki] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
[FFF] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
[S_X] 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

[HorribleSubs] Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir)

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

 

Review Order:

  1. [???] Koufuku Graffiti
  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)

[FFF] Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir) – Almost untouched Crunchyroll rip

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)

 

178 Comments

PP says:

Looks like there won’t be that many choices outside a couple shows this, and some shows might not have an option at all, anime is ded, what a great time to be unemployed, uh, D_S?

Kamica says:

I thought the same thing last season. The number of fansubs is gradually decreasing.

Hairy says:

>anime is ded
*the fansub scene is dead.

Solaristics says:

Deader than dead. Long live CR.

QQwerty says:

Just tell me when Funimation gets its shit together.

Anon says:

Don’t hold your breath.

Unless that’s your fetish or something, I won’t judge.

corocoro says:

It certainly is preferable to watching FUNimation’s subtitles.

Gary says:

Vivid + DRR.
DDY + Maria.
A-K + Kamisama.

To do. ^

QQwerty says:

Chihiro is doing Absolute Duo

Gary says:

Yeah, we are saved… for now.

Dark_Sage says:

I try to avoid adding in groups based on their “plans” to sub something. So once they’ve subbed their first episode, I’ll throw them in the queue.

Note that for shows with non-standard first starts (pre-airs, or Funimation being unable to get their shit together) I’ll look for the second episode before queueing them up.

atikabubu says:

Already two groups “doing” Ships, now this will be easy for D_S…

PP says:

Will Commie have Hitler jokes?

Gary says:

[Anime-Koi] Kamisama Hajimemashita 2
[HorribleSubs] Kamisama Hajimemashita 2

Poor edit… more like FUNi soft.

Dark_Sage says:

Blegh. I hate it when I have to compare releases where at least one of them’s hardsubbed, cuz I am not going through the hassle to OCR that shit. And with Funi owning the season… goddammit. A-Koi, why would you do this to me?

Gary says:

Btw, check out FUNi Tokyo Ghoul OP… lyrics = wtf?

http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=643254

Let’s just wait for DDY, huh.

Dark_Sage says:

“in a city of wombs”

…Don’t these guys have the official lyrics? What the fuck is this?

Solaristics says:

DL people who put .ASS files out.

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, yeah, and I could do spot checks too. It’s just… so much effort. Literal minutes here, Solar.

dannphou says:

This is from last season, but who’s best for Parasyte, Underwater or Watashi?

PP says:

HS, the true fansubbers.

Dark_Sage says:

Watashi. I never finished the review I started writing, but it was pretty clear to me they had the better offering.

Gary says:

Original TL ftw.

PP says:

Asuka Subs are back.
Subs for Kantai are a tough choice… wait, no, they aren’t.

Period says:

Here’s more D_S
>[FFFyuu] Shinmai Maou no Testament

>[Watashi]_Yurikuma_Arashi

>[HorribleSubs] Saekano
>[Saenai-Subs] Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

>[Asuka Subs] Kantai Collection
^ must be done

>[HorribleSubs] Military!
>[Kaitou]_Military!

Dark_Sage says:

I’ll update when I get some pants on.

sugu says:

only 1 group doing Saekano? I guess all the other groups are focused on the hype shows

Fyurie says:

You can add [GJM] to the Saekano list I guess. It’ll come some time during the weekend.

rarely_upset says:

Hey, his soul’s fixed!

Dark_Sage says:

Pants on.

Gary says:

Some-Stuffs & JoJo, maybe?
Good edit, apparently.

Dark_Sage says:

But I dropped JoJo around episode 10 of the first season. Jumping in right now seems… like effort.

Ash says:

You should give it another shot. Personally, I hated the first nine or so episodes of Jojo and nearly dropped it, but Part II is infinitely better than part 1.

Gary says:

Dark_Tsundere?

Welp says:

>[Commie] Saekano
lmao

Dark_Sage says:

I’m only naming it that way cuz it’s the spiritual successor to Saikano.

PP says:

HS has Koufuku Graffiti now too.
Chibiki is also doing [email protected]
Hiryuu also doing Death Parade.
As well as Commie for Rolling Girls.
And FFF for Saikano.
Seems like this season is TL party or bust.

Gary says:

[DameDesuYo] Tokyo Ghoul Root A
[HorribleSubs] Tokyo Ghoul Root A

> v2 review of DDY?

http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=644293

^ This should be reviewed.
I noticed many good edits there.

QQwerty says:

Hey, our favourite Watakushi is doing Absolute Duo, and they released episode 2 before episode 1 for some reason.

Dark_Sage says:

…Well, I had planned on doing my Sakuracon write-up before any more fansub reviews, but this sorta changes my priorities.

Anonymous says:

>more anime cons
D_S, please.

anon says:

I bet you even pay to go these cons yourself.
Absolutely disgusting.

QQwerty says:

Caffeine is doing Koufuku Graffiti.

Cthune (Cthuko-Caffeine) is doing The Rolling Girls.

We are saved from Commie memesubs.

PP says:

>[Commie] Saikano S2 – Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Commie == Saenai-Subs?
Also I noticed that you updated this and FFF still isn’t there.

Dark_Sage says:

I will update in a bit. Caught up in some personal stuff that’s taking priority.

And yes. I couldn’t let cubey’s detectiving go to waste: http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=643396&showcomments=4b3a3ab7

Dark_Sage says:

Okay, updated.

Dark_Sage says:

…fuck, wasn’t this season supposed to be the one where fansubbing died?

QQwerty says:

Last season must have been a frightening glimpse at a future of fansubbing dominated by Commie and roused fansubbers into action.

jabashque says:

Fansubbing will never die as long as someone finds it fun. For example, I’m always going to find typesetting fun as long as it’s not Jojo.

Also, I was about to typeset a show, but things didn’t go as planned, so…

Solaristics says:

I always see you here, but what group are you in anyway?

jabashque says:

Started Commie bootcamp around May last year and was about to enter Commie this season, but real life takes priority, so that stopped there.

Now, I’m thinking about which group I really want to join before fall 2015 comes around.

PP says:

DDY doing Maria the Virgin Witch.

“Why won’t you die, fansubbing!?”
“Why do you try so hard to live!?”

Gary says:

Cuz FUNi.

Anonymous says:

Just saw these on nyaa

[FFF] Assassination Classroom
[FedSubs] Assassination Classroom *

* XD these people had to do three versions of the same episode

Gary says:

Still no Some-Stuffs… and they just received trusted status on Nyaa (with 25 JoJo ep).

PP says:

Hatsuyuki is back! Rejoice!
>[Hatsuyuki]_Shinmai_Maou_no_Testament_-_01_[10bit][1280×720][31E97400].mkv

Period says:

( ¬‿¬)

Hairy says:

Fansubbing status: saved.

Mehrwerfer says:

[Commie] Saekano (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata) xD

Mehrwerfer says:

Please add “Assassination Classroom” from Commie (Sploosh)

PP says:

Is Commie trying to prove themselves by changing names and being all like “you only hate Commie, not the subs!” Because this doesn’t even count as trying.

Solaristics says:

I’m confused. Why do people think it’s Commie?

PP says:

Call cubey, he’ll figure it out for us.

Anonymous says:

Probably coz Skiddiks and a few other Commie people released as Anonymous earlier and it seems like the kind of trolling thing they’d do.
>hur lets confuse leechers by uploading as Anonymous

aers says:

Boy are you going to be embarrassed.

Anonymous says:

pls enlighten us aers

Mehrwerfer says:

( ¬‿¬)

Dark_Sage says:

>Anonymous
>We don’t know if we are gonna keep doing this show. What do you guys think? Should we work on this?
>Downloads: 393

Looks like a dropped project in the making.

anon says:

But commie subs entire shows just to appease RHE autism, why would they drop this one?

Mehrwerfer says:

maybe they do episode 2?
let’s wait for it

Dark_Sage says:

Can confirm I’ll finish Yurikuma off tonight.

Dark_Sage says:

Let’s make it morning. Watashi’s is technically ready to post, but I’ll regret it if I don’t give it a fresh QC.

Spoilers: it’s also A-tier.

HFC says:

So…it looks like FedSubs dropped AssClass: http://fbifansubs.com/ansatsu-kyoushitsu-has-been-dropped/

RIP all FedSubs related drama unless if you review their release of Nanatsu No Taizai? :P

shaddrag says:

Taizai’s a fall leftover, though.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup, sounds like effort.

Anonymous says:

>I have a feeling that I still need to grow a bit more before competing with FFF
Why is everything always a competition for these fucking retards?

PP says:

At least they got the grow part right.

anon says:

hi fedsubs dev.

Anon says:

FFF seem to have switched to an original translation for Fafnir as mentioned on their website. Will you be doing a review? Would be interesting to see them stack up to the official subs that their editor deems too precious to edit.

Dark_Sage says:

Normally I wouldn’t, but that seems too fucking funny to pass up.

QQwerty says:

DameDesuYo, fucking please.

Hairy says:

Lol. The grammar for that line is fine in the original Funi script, too.

QQwerty says:

If the show wasn’t so fucking weird, I’d probably mind not having a decent choice of subs more.

Solaristics says:

Oh, now I see the error. Was like ‘Wut you talking about?’

begna112 says:

Made an error. Whoohoo!

Get over it. Didn’t ruin the script. I wasnt aware we were starting comment threads now when a group makes an error.

duplex says:

You seem upset.

begna112 says:

we’ve just seen this one error blasted everywhere. its kinda annoying that everyone feels the need to point it out. especially when we have a venue for people to give constructive feedback to our Public QC.

Anonymous says:

People do that with everything — Hell, people kept saying Vivid’s Amagi releases were just memesubs. There is literally no reason to get upset by it.

That said, it is a pretty inexcusable mistake, however minor.

begna112 says:

While anecdotal evidence, that’s how people say it where I’m from. It’s not formal by any means but it’s probably why my brain just skipped over it.

And certainly that mistake does not warrant
>If the show wasn’t so fucking weird, I’d probably mind not having a decent choice of subs more.

anon says:

Quit being so butthurt about everything before you end up losing more of your staff to better groups. Again.

Saeval says:

Apparently animu fans love to live in the past. Especially when it comes down to drama.

anon says:

top kek

begna112 says:

Sure. Let’s just get it all out there. There were a total of 11 mistakes in the first episode’s release. Mostly bad commas. What’s your point? I’m not afraid to say we make mistakes unlike some people who think that being in “better groups” automatically means no mistakes. There is a reason that pretty much every group batches at the end of a season.

anon says:

>There is a reason that pretty much every group batches at the end of a season.
Update lyrics and consistency fixes usually.

anon says:

If you’re going to be that butthurt by people pointing out your mistakes and ignore the fact that yes the so called “better groups” do a better job and so can you if you try, maybe you should just quit fansubbing again brah.
Go get more in touch your my real life and get your priorities straightened out.(I’m paraphrasing you here)

begna112 says:

Frustrated and annoyed are not the same as butthurt. And guess what, I did get my priorities straightened out and my real life is now stable with a full time job and controlled family issues. Which is why I’m fansubbing again. But, please, do feel free to continue making broad assumptions about my life and fansubbing, anon.

anon says:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/butthurt
Overly annoyed or bothered by a perceived insult; needlessly offended.
Sounds like you’re butthurt to me.

Who knew that wiktionary had an entry for butthurt.

begna112 says:

I wasn’t particularly offended nor did I simply perceive it as an insult. OP was intentionally insulting as you have been this entire thread in an attempt to steamroll me into… I don’t even know what your goal here is. Getting off on feeling superior?

anon says:

Someone pointed out a huge fucking mistake on your release, instead of just saying “it will be fixed in the batch/v2, sorry about that” you got all bent out of shape and posted this:
“Made an error. Whoohoo!

Get over it. Didn’t ruin the script. I wasnt aware we were starting comment threads now when a group makes an error.”
After that most of the people here are just fucking with you since you decided to paint a huge target on your forehead.

begna112 says:

As I said, we have a place where people can point out mistakes to us in a constructive manner. We always own up to our faults and say we’ll fix them in batch. And, as I said originally, the review queue on crymore isn’t the appropriate place to just randomly post an error unless trying to troll or bring on some kind of drama.

As for me getting all bent out of shape, sure. I was annoyed at having seen it for the 10th time. But I’ll reserve politeness for those who deserve it.

duplex says:

>There were a total of 11 mistakes in the first episode’s release.

And none of the three QCs caught them? That’s quite a feat.

anon says:

“the review queue on crymore isn’t the appropriate place to just randomly post an error unless trying to troll or bring on some kind of drama.”
But if you know that why would reply? Why not just read it and ignore it? Unless…
You were just pretending to be outraged by these comments. Well played begna.

begna112 says:

Unfortunately, most of the mistakes came from applying QC. We’ll be more careful, and rested, next time to avoid that.

shaddrag says:

There’s a difference to being butthurt and other people just being asses. The grammar mistake has been pointed out, and will be fixed for batch, people don’t need to make a big deal out of something that the vast majority of downloaders probably didn’t even notice.

FalseDawn says:

Welcome to fansubbing :D

If there’s a simple mistake in your subs, prepare to be ridiculed mercilessly for a long time. No point moaning about it because that just feeds the trolls (ie, other fansubbers) ;)

Hairy says:

That’s a pretty grim assessment of your average anime fan’s understanding of basic English grammar.

anonymous wimp says:

Haha. You tell him Anon.

You tell him how the staff responsible for the abomination called hanamonogatari went on to;
•-stall shows at Commie, where editing is simply removing honorifics from a crunchyroll script, and who whores out to 14 different groups at last count.
•-never work for a “better” fansub group because no one will hire someone who decided that deleting files from the ftp was the best goodbye message ever.
•-wanted to only encode BD’s but has never managed to finished a season of any show for any “better” group

That’ll show Begna.

QQwerty says:

…All right, Begna112, maybe I should make a few things clear, since you seem to be a lot more upset/angry than I had expected posting this would cause.

First of all, allow me to apologize for not using your Public QC. You see, I simply was not aware such a thing existed, and in any case, I rarely visit fansub sites to check releases. That said, even when I see a mistake in a release, I probably won’t alert the group in question unless it’s something I consider subtle (for lack of a better word). For example, “complementary” vs “complimentary” on Kaylith’s Zankyou. While mistakes like this are unpleasant, I really don’t want to go around acting like Mr Editor/QC for all the groups who lack a good editor or QC.

All that said, I consider “must of” as one of the gravest grammatical mistakes an editor can miss. I can easily forgive small typos, maybe missing a full stop occasionally. But this? Seeing “must of” should trigger a massive red flag in every editor/QC who sees it immediately. I’m astounded that it made it through to release. And yes, that wasn’t the only problem, just the most obvious one.

And finally, Begna112, your reaction to all of this is what amazes me most. I find it surprising that you would be so offended by my posting the image. I am not making fun of you or your group in a personal way; I am pointing out the fact that your release lacked proper editing and thus, I would not consider “decent”. Why am I even explaining this? This is Crymore; I would’ve thought everyone who came here would understand that here we all lay fansubs under the strictest scrutiny. And your accusation that me posting this here must be trolling or stirring up drama – I have no words.

Anyway, I hate writing such long and serious posts on this site; it’s so uncharacteristic. I hope you understand I wasn’t trying to make fun of you or your group.

anon says:

He was just pretending to be insulted though, it was all a ruse.
http://a.pomf.se/afnagv.png

Solaristics says:

Even with 3 QCs, all these errors got by… Kinda surprising.

PP says:

Now I kinda wanted to see the subs unQC’d.

QQwerty says:

You speak for all of us.

begna112 and Shaddrag’s assertion that these mistakes are minor is ignorant at best. These are errors that kill the experience.

duplex says:

Actually, I think the real issue here is that there are three different retards fucking with the script.

The editor is probably retarded too, though.

anon says:

I thought begna was the editor

begna112 says:

meh just see response below.

Period says:

It’s my fault for that. I believe I accidentally did that last minute, and it was a total error on my part. Sorry.

We only had 2 QCs for that episode because one of them was missing. The error was pointed out at least once by a QC, but somehow it stayed in the script through applying. It will of course be fixed for the batch.

I can tell you that we’re all being more careful so something like that doesn’t happen again. I have extra coffee this time too.

anon says:

Hey Begna
This is how you respond when someone points out there was an error.
btw I love you begna and damedesuyo pls don’t be mad

begna112 says:

ffs man gimme a break. I was frustrated and lashed out. Happy?

anon says:

And I was being sincere when I said that I love DDY. I’m pretty sure that the only show DDY worked on that I didn’t watch your subs was NGNL.

itsP says:

It’s actually my fault for incorrectly abbreviating “must have” when applying an indirectly related QC suggestion to that line. I know, because the error wasn’t there before I applied QC, and I have the scripts to prove it. But as Period said, it’ll be fixed in batch along with all the other flaws that are discovered between now and then.

As I’m here, I’ll briefly address the concerns of the others before I go back to lurking.

While it is no excuse, “must of”, according to a quick googling, is a surprisingly common mistake theorized to be due to how “must have” is pronounced in English. So while it is technically incorrect, you’ll likely find it appearing more often and becoming more accepted as the English language evolves. If it upsets you now, you’re likely in for a rough time when your old, retired, and only have fansub blogs left to entertain you.

There are no “retards” touching the dialogue script. Our editor (who in my opinion is fully competent), TLC, and the PL when applying QC are the only ones to touch it.
The fact that your argument has so quickly degraded into insults tells me that your’re just trolling and I needn’t even bother replying to you directly. Perhaps your choice of insult was a word you heard a lot while growing up.
Now, as much as I would like to meet someone who consistently pumps out perfect scripts, no one like that exists, and anyone claiming to be able to do so is a liar.

Having said all that, I really don’t see the point in you all trying to continually bait Begna after his initial reply. He’s been made aware of that line, repeatedly, so it’s only natural he’d be frustrated when someone tries to be snarky with a screenshot of it. I will point out that there are very few groups that embrace public feedback to the point of having a public QC submission form on their website. It’s just disappointing when people would rather post screenshots for their own ego inflation than actually help to improve the final product. It’s probably the same people who complain about the death of fansubbing.

duplex says:

you’re*

Hairy says:

>So while it is technically incorrect, you’ll likely find it appearing more often and becoming more accepted as the English language evolves

Oho, no you fucking won’t.

>There are no “retards” touching the dialogue script.

Your post proves this is false.

QQwerty says:

“must of” is common, in the same way that “over their is a tree” is common.

It’s common, but only amongst uneducated people. If you are a native English speaker and older than, say, 15 (which is pretty damned generous), you should not be making that mistake ever.

If you are claiming that you simply missed it, or it was a typo from changing around the script, or whatever, then I can accept that. Typos on the internet are also forgivable. But don’t try to say a mistake like that is justified because it’s “common”.

It’s common. It’s also incredibly wrong.

And by the gods, where are you all getting the idea that I posted this for ego? That’s honestly insulting. I know tone is really hard to tell on the internet, but “DameDesuYo, fucking please” I would think carries across a tone of disappointment, not “snarkiness”.

Look, I love fansubbing. I want fansubbers to put out great releases. That’s why when I see basic, BASIC mistakes like this I am disappointed. You shouldn’t have to rely on leechers like myself to to a final editing pass. Come on, get your act together.

Kristen says:

Honestly, I think the problem is the increasing toxicity between fansub groups. Errors are fine and common to point out, but it seems like with the increasing scrutiny fansubs are coming over and the harsher responses for every little thing, it’s a lot easier for people to get hurt.

I wonder why it’s just fansubs and not like manga translations or visual novels.

Period says:

Probably because scanlation and visual novel “groups” generally have much less contact with each other and are spread further out, rather than them all being one comments section or irc channel away.

HyakuPercent says:

Because we don’t went to be like them; as stupid as the subbing scene may be, the scanlation scene is worse. Can’t comment on the VN scene though.

Kristen says:

If you’re talking quality, yeah. But I’m not sure what’s the cause and what’s the effect. Do the fansubs have higher quality because there is more toxic competition, or do fansubs have more toxic competition because they are higher quality?

HyakuPercent says:

What you asked is a good question. I wasn’t talking about that though. I’m talking about how their community interacts. They have so many silly disputes about who gets to scan what, throw tantrums when someone reviews their scans and call them out on it etc. That’s what I’m talking about.

anon says:

I hope CR kills scanlations soon

sjoe says:

Maybe I’m just dumb, but I fail to see where this talk of ‘toxic competition’ is coming from. All I see here is a few people, some of whom aren’t fansubbers, rightly calling DDY out on a rather stupid mistake. For whatever little time I’ve been involved in fansubbing, I haven’t noticed any of this stupid competition. Could someone please enlighten me?

HyakuPercent says:

Don’t worry, sjoe. There really isn’t any competition between groups. Some people just want to believe it. There may be occasional competitions between individuals but that does not make it a competition between groups.

Kristen says:

sjoe, it might be between groups or individuals, I don’t know. But it’s amazing how every little thing anyone does is blown up everywhere. Honestly, I find the competition level in fansubbing to be toxic, and I really am starting to feel that it’s really not CR killing fansubbing – it is the attitudes of some of the fansubbers.

Jing says:

>But I’m not sure what’s the cause and what’s the effect. Do the fansubs have higher quality because there is more toxic competition, or do fansubs have more toxic competition because they are higher quality?

This is a very, very dumb question.

anon says:

Here is a fun drinking game for reading crymore comments
Take a sip every time Jing tries to start an argument with someone, bottoms up every time Jing kills a group.
Take a sip every time Kristen says something stupid, two sips for every comment of HIM trying to justify himself without making any sense.
Take a sip every time commie staff gets butthurt they didn’t get A+(here, not on nyaa otherwise that would be a really short drinking game), five sips if D_S gave them A-.
Take a sip every time the 90% of the dev comments are about some minor point in the review and ignore the actual flaws.

Anonymous says:

Jing pls kill commie

Jing says:

What, a brother can’t poke the bear? xD

Anonymous says:

Please, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E finish Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.

TotallyNotAnon says:

inb4 ‘I don’t really do anything at chihiro’.

Anonymous says:

Please no, I’ve been waiting so fucking long.

Anonymous says:

No, the show is too typeset heavy to watch CR’s garbage. Plus they don’t translate OP / EDs.

Watching CR or Funi is like watching a fucking camrip.

Kristen says:

Look Anon. When Chihiro was spiraling out of control in 2012 and not being able to sub anything, I did a huge overhall in April. The ideas of it were simple. Sub only one show from CR, because we obviously didn’t have the staff to do an original TL. Separate the active staff from the inactive staff so that the active staff didn’t leech off the inactivity. Set firm deadlines for things to be completed or dropped. And have a separate BD and TV encoder so nobody gets overwhelmed.

That worked for the first two seasons with Henneko and TWGOK S3. The group elected to work on Strike the Blood in the fall. While I wasn’t a big fan of it, I was still willing to work on it in the same capacity of the past 2 seasons – as a BD encoder when it came out. However, some staff members (many of whom were the inactives that were a cause of the 2012 in the first place), wanted to also do Golden Time. So it was picked up, and suddenly Chihiro was doing 2 shows.

When Chihiro decided to stop listening to my advice, I decided to stop leading it. What use is a leader that isn’t listened to? Since then, I’ve watched as some projects have spun out of control with delays, people get overwhelmed and stall, and blame gets thrown all around.

I can’t answer you about Nozaki-kun. I’m not involved in the project. I am simply the encoder for Locodol, which is currently being stalled eternally at typesetting. Nor can I really answer you about anything, since I don’t lead Chihiro anymore.

FalseDawn says:

Uh, not sure where you get that idea. The scanlation and drama scene have ALWAYS been more toxic than the fansubbing scene. Just try picking up something another group is already doing and find out what I mean ;)

And in the grand scheme of things, pointing out an honest (though unforgivable) mistake and giving that group five minutes of ridicule for it is *nothing* like the ‘toxic’ drama that used to circulate the scene. You should know that yourself, Kristen, with the amount of scorn poured onto Chihiro from the very beginning, as well as your huge dingdong with Jaka over the years. This is peanuts compared to insults that have flown between fansubbers in the past.

No, no editor/QC is perfect at all times, granted. We all make typos, sure, and it’s unfortunate when that happens. Trying to justify a basic error with “everyone says it” however is committing fansubbing seppuku – if you want to create your own form of English, it’s my advice that you do it somewhere where there *isn’t* a large group of people who specifically deal with the intricacies of the English language, because I guarantee you will be ridiculed for a long time after for it.

Heck, in one of my edits, I accidentally allowed the word ‘fret’ to appear three times in three lines – the QC on it was still teasing me about it three years later! xD

Kristen says:

Hm, perhaps.

I’m really questioning a lot of stuff now. Things happened today that don’t make sense.

anon says:

Did you forget your medication?

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t bother with interjecting myself into *every* aspect of fansub drama, but from my perspective there’s been far less “toxic” competition between groups than there has been in the past. Additionally, I’m not really seeing the burnout rates we used to have. So if your idea of fansubbing paradise is a bunch of circlejerking kumbaya bullshit, we’ve never been as close to utopia as we are now.

I, however, would argue the hugboxing of the scene is doing it far more harm than good.

Anonymous says:

Don’t take it so personally, mang.

Dark_Sage says:

Meta/heads up/most of you can ignore this:

So, I’m just getting to all this drama over… whatever. Still not 100% sure what. But I accidentally cleared the Spam queue. So if you had a post you were waiting to get approved, and if it went into the spam queue, just post again and I’ll approve it.

name says:

What about the [Macy’s] Death Parade release? It’s a funi edit.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s a joke release, and I don’t see it continuing for the entire season.

QQwerty says:

D_S, I formally request, using my Crymore Raffle Prize, that you review Commie’s The Rolling Girls.

I went with Cthune and I want to know what I’m “missing out on”, but I don’t want to download a Commie release if I have a choice.

Originally I was going to ask you to do Fedsubs’ Assassination Classroom for obvious reasons, but then they went and dropped it.

Anyways, much appreciated!

Anonymous says:

>they dropped it
He could still review the one episode they did!

>I want to know what I’m “missing out on”
Apparently “that’s my fetish” is a suitable translation of “I don’t dislike it”.

You made the right choice going with Cthune.

Dark_Sage says:

Working on it right now. Well, doing Cthune’s first, but Commie’s will be shortly behind it.

Dark_Sage says:

Wanted to review episode 2 of Assassination Classroom, but FFF wasn’t quite keen on the idea.


Surprising, I know.

Anonymous says:

How is it that the opening kfx didn’t work on other people’s computers but my toaster of a laptop handled it fine?

Also, do you actually ask for permission to review things? Or is it just more of a heads up?

Dark_Sage says:

Your laptop might have the correct font installed.

Also, I have a longstanding policy that if groups don’t want a certain episode reviewed, they can ask me to skip it. I don’t like to leave any room for excuses.

begna112 says:

I thought she only had one leg for a second. I was almost interested.

Dark_Sage says:

The show’s quite a bit better than the manga, if that sways your decision. But you’re right, that would be several layers of excellent.

dannphou says:

You should start reviewing things like the Death Parade review, I feel like it saves more time

Dark_Sage says:

It definitely does. The only thing I worry about with that format is not giving enough information for people to come to a decent conclusion when the show is written above fifth-grade level.

Also, it’s not as fun to write. :<

Dark_Sage says:

Sengoku Musou and Binan-whatever, dropped. Both were in the bottom-3 on the poll, [HorribleSubs] was the only release available, and I didn’t like either, so no big loss.

sugu says:

what about saekano? I could have sworn that was on the upcoming reviews at some point and there are 5?! groups doing it

Dark_Sage says:

I had a TL Party planned, but then we got to a point in the season where I could start with the normal reviews, so I went that route instead.

Dark_Sage says:

Junketsu no Maria placed on the priority list due to :secret reasons:

Dropping it and Rolling Girls from the poll.

Anonymous says:

But the anime is not very good. :<

Anonymous says:

>[FFF] Unlimited Fafnir (Juuou Mujin no Fafnir) – Almost untouched Crunchyroll rip
I thought they were doing an original TL since episode 2?

Pelfmiester says:

DameDesuYo doing Isuca. FFF doing Seiken Tsukai. Though you’re probabaly aware and just haven’t updated the list since both are in scope groups.

Anonymous says:

Can you review Kuroko No Basket S3 Daisuki (HS) and CR (herkz is uploading) releases?

Actually, just compare them.

Solaristics says:

Why not just compare yourself? He’s not even editing it. Also, CR is far better.

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