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kliqIMB says:

This is such a fucking brilliant idea.

Firebird says:

It happens very rarely, but I do have them on occasion.

corocoro says:

Can you make the Seasons collapsible? Like a spoiler tag.
Otherwise there’ll be a lot of scrolling after a couple seasons. ;)

FichteFoll says:

Try anchorlinks instead.

FichteFoll says:

Nice idea, the only thing that is needed would be to load the shows directly inside of this page without loading a new one. Somewhat like a combobox.

random says:

wow impressive. this looks awesome DS

Dark_Sage says:

Don’t thank me. Firebird of Hiryuu Fansubs did it for us. Gotta love that guy.

anon says:

Sweet shit, bookmarked.

neon says:

dudes~ commie dropped r-15 anyone can recommend an alternative?

Jukey says:

my recommendation is that you stop watching such a shit show ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

random says:

does anyone have a recommendation for deadman wonderland? Cuz there are only 2 fansub reviews here but there are like 4-5 groups who did it.

Nyara♥ says:

Today? GotWoot, very slowpokes, but they are now in the episode 11 of 12.

random says:

ah thanks a bunch.

random says:

sorry but I had one more question, can you give me a recommendation for Naruto/Bleach/One Piece and Fairy tail? Would really really appreciate it.

animegio says:

Naruto -> Taka
Bleach -> SGKK
One Piece -> Yibis

skullking123 says:

oh u animegio.

Naruto -> Horriblesubs
Bleach -> Horriblesubs
One Piece -> Yi- Horriblesubs

animegio says:

Nah, I thought I’d name some ‘real’ fansubbers ;)

random says:

Yea that’s exactly what I wanted.

random says:

I just wasn’t sure which one of them are actually better than horriblesubs aka crunchyroll’s subs

erie88 says:

This is great. Now i know that my choices for fansubs group didn’t goes far from A to C.

random says:

Hey DS, I was wondering you could tell me know which would be a wise choice between
REVO
THORA
Coalgirls
for Karigurashi no Arrietty

Pilot says:

Those are encoding groups. They take the subs from fansub groups, re-style them, and then mux them onto their own dvd/bluray encode.

random says:

Even coalgirls?

Nyara♥ says:

Usually: Yes.

erie88 says:

How about WoodBridge for Ao no Exorcist..?

Aoi says:

That’s Sage’s group.

erie88 says:

Hi, aoi. Where can i find WoodBridge Ao no Ex release (not the torrent as no one seeding)?

Dark_Sage says:

Well, it’s actually Siao’s group. I’m just in it.

I can’t believe they don’t have a seedbox. Keep those torrents going erie, I’ll have siao move his files to my seedbox later tonight.

shaneoyo says:

>that feel when there’s finally a single URL i can point to whenever some derp asks “which subs?”

random says:

Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best fansubs for naruto shippuuden. I’m thinking:
1-92 dattebayo
rest taka
is that good?

random says:

also I was wondering, does anyone remember what resolution dattebayo released the first episode of naruto shippuuden?

Dark_Sage says:

Taka is always a good choice even if their members are quite literally man children.

random says:

lol. I see. That’s good then. btw was dattebayo releasing in 640×480 at the start of naruto shippuuden? I always had a feeling they releassed 720p. ah well it was a long time ago and i can’t remember :D
btw what about tsuki or DSFS? are they any good?

KZ says:

No they always released it in 480p as far as i remember. coz i still have those files of DB…

RDF2050 says:

OH shit. I loving this thing. Added to favorites :)

RandomHouse says:

hey DS, why don’t you make each fansub group a category? so like if we click on a fansub’s name we can see all their reviews. that way we can get a better understand of their level.

RandomHouse says:

well seems i kinda missed the tags at the bottom of the reviews. but yea i think it’d be good to have the name of the fansubs be a link to their list of reviews in this page

Dark_Sage says:

That makes sense. I’m gonna go ahead and see if I can’t do that/more reviews after work today.

RandomHouse says:

Hey Dark. I was wondering, can you at least put up a recommendation fansubs for all the series of this season? I don’t really need reviews cuz I trust your judgment. All I’m asking is to just make a list of best fansubs for each series. Would really appreciate it.

Dark_Sage says:

Uhh, just click on a show on this page and I have a little blurb about which group is recommended. No need to read the reviews if you don’t want to.

Progeusz says:

I think you misunderstood – he probably wants just a list of best fansubbs of all the shows, including (or, to be exact, specifically) ones that still aren’t reviewed.
IMO it would be a nice idea.

Dark_Sage says:

Like the best fansub groups overall?

Progeusz says:

Maybe something like:

Ben-to – EveTaku
Chibi Devi – Doki or Zenyaku
Fate/Zero – UTW
Guilty Crown – Hatsyuuki-Tsuki or Commie
and so on

List of shows and best subs for each one. Whole reviews later.
It wouldn’t take as much of your time as writing reviews and it would certainly help some impatient readers of your blog.
I prefer reviews of course but you could use it as last resort in situations like this season when life just won’t give you any free time.

Byakunya says:

Hi, can you guys take sub to anime Sengoku Paradise Kiwami? One episode = 3 min. This anime hasn’t any eng sub T_T

elior1 says:

hey dark can you do a review for episode 10 of mashiro iro becouse you will be shocking from who win there?

shadow_lord_joda says:

Hey, Dark,
When will you do the reviews for the three remaining groups / joints?
Love your work!

Dark_Sage says:

For what show?

shadow_lord_joda says:

Oh, I thought these comments were specific to this show. I’m talking about the Hunter x Hunter 2011.

RandomHouse says:

You know, it would have been nice if each page for series could have its own comments. so we could comment about each series in general instead of commenting here and making it all clustered

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah, I’m no coder so I’d have to ask webmaster_v2 about that.

damon says:

Comment section for each season is better rather than each series.. We have comment section in every review aint’we?

fms says:

You should add Oyatsu to list of groups to review for Mashiro Iro Symphony.

fms says:

Sorry about that, there were no links here so I didn’t notice:

http://www.crymore.net/review_summary/?show=mashiro-iro-symphony

Thanks for the link :)

Exkalamity says:

Honestly these reviews are a godsend to anime viewers, but their usefulness drops exponentially as you wait longer and longer to write reviews since the probability that someone (like me) decides on a fansub group without relying on your review due to impatience increases exponentially over time. How often can we expect a review from you?

Dark_Sage says:

When I get to it. I ditched my girlfriend, my step-brothers, and my best friend this weekend all so I could do nothing but review.

Trust me, I’m trying. Monday-Thursday I can’t do anything. My hands are literally tied. So I have a very small window in which to make a big impact.

I’ll work the hardest I can to make this site relevant to you and I apologize for the delays. I wouldn’t delay shit if I didn’t have to.

Exkalamity says:

If you are working earnestly at them, that’s all we really need to know. So long as we know that our patience will be rewarded, we can wait for an indefinite amount of time for these reviews. Thank you for your hard work.

Calyrica says:

So THAT’s the real reason… :-P

Dark_Sage says:

To be fair I was also sick and still somewhat am. Monday earned me four hours of sleep and four lying awake in bed coughing.

Calyrica says:

You know I’m kidding~

Progeusz says:

^what he said

It would be nice to see reviews of:
Lagrange (finish Commie and review Underwater), GetWet’s Symphogear (as Commie is already taken care of), Ano Natsu (CoalGuys vs Commie + Hayaku incoming), Pirates (WhyNot vs Commie), DxD (big competition there), KMB (there’s some new group, Muteki there)
(didn’t mean this list to be so long, sorry, it should be all at this moment)
first
as they may be hard to decide on for us. (e.g. Another is just Underwater vs HorribleSubs, no-brainer, no need for now)

Elyasray says:

Hey, I just wanna know when you will start reviewing the winter release. And which are the animes that you’ll be reviewing.

Dark_Sage says:

Today (well I’ve done some already). All.

Erin says:

Would you do a review of Enigma Collective’s Space Pirates please and thank you?

shadow_lord_joda says:

I asked this earlier but didn’t get any response… Will you finish writing reviews for the new Hunter x Hunter 2011 show? I’ve already decided on my group by now, but I’m still interested in reading your reviews of them!

Dark_Sage says:

Yes. Later, though. Winter comes first.

shadow_lord_joda says:

Oh, ok. Thank you for your hard work! It is really appreciated!

Anon1337 says:

Fuck.
I’ve dling Tsuki since Tidal dropped. FML.
But from the review they don’t seem THAT bad (well, I don’t speak Japanese so……)

Oh well… I’ll dl UnMabushii Corp. subs if they ever want to catch up. If not, there’s HorribleSubs… Personally dislike what they do…

Rangi says:

GX_ST is also subbing Black Rock Shooter, and they seem to have done a good job at it (e.g. TL notes for the meanings of “Kotoriasobi” and “Takanashi”). Will you review theirs too?

uSalt2 says:

As quoted from Dark_Sage from the Review_Queue:
“Edit: They did release, but they’re irrelevant. They don’t have their show on TokyoTosho. :/”

Dark_Sage says:

I might get around to it since people seem interested in the review, though…

But lowest priority due to that simple fact.

HayChew says:

hi i tried to download Another episodes via the underwater website but they only seem to have script subtitles not typesetting as you described in this review. can you help??? where can you download typesetting subbed Another episodes??? Thanks!!! Also what is the difference between typesetting and script subtitles????

shadow_lord_joda says:

Typesetting is part of most scripts. Font, for example, is part of typesetting… Can’t really imagine any script without some degree of typesetting O.o.

What is it you’re talking about? Are you looking for a script with karaoke effects, because I’m watching Another from Underwater, and karaoke works perfectly for me. Or are you looking for sign translations? Just a tip to be more specific.

HayChew says:

Hi thanks for the reply. :) i ment like the text such as for example on signs and other areas of the video not just the spoken parts if you get what i mean. :)

Xythar says:

Maybe you should ask on Underwater’s website about this.

HayChew says:

I think I’ll do that too thanks!!

Eikichi says:

Thank you so much for the reviews. This site has saved me a lot of time. I wish I had known about this site sooner.

Thank you Dark_Sage for your hard work.

HayChew says:

Hi guys whats the best video player to watch the downloaded anime on?? i only have windows movie player. thanks!!!

kyonyUU says:

Download and install: http://www.cccp-project.net/
Get on IRC and ask around if you still have problems.

Gojira says:

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Dark_Sage says:

It works. :)

Gojira says:

Paragraphs do aswell! I hope you’re happy.

Xythar says:

Oh cool.

Now I don’t have to keep inserting   into my replies.

Allifreyr says:

I’m not sure where I should request this, so I’m doing it here. Dark_Sage thank you for everything you’ve done so far and I would greatly appreciate if you could review the following: Sankarea[Hatsuyuki], Sankarea[EveTaku], Zetman[Hatsuyuki], Fate/Zero 2[UTW] & Zero no Tsukaima F[Static-Subs].

Let me know your thoughts :D

Kamica says:

gg’s Hyouka status should prolly be changed to dropped:
http://www.ggkthx.org/2012/06/e7ao10-hyoka-7-new-webpage-and-hyoka-dropped/

damedame says:

Previous seasons summaries where?

Dark_Sage says:

I suppose I should get on that…

FalseDawn says:

Wow, posting’s really borked in this section, isn’t it?

Dark_Sage says:

The code for this entire site is borked.

msm595 says:

Need/want a coder?

Dark_Sage says:

You volunteering? Honestly, I’d just need a few code fixes – just related to the comments on posts and pages.

nadeshiko says:

Gonna test some html tags…

test
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test1
test2

test3
test4

nadeshiko says:

Well I failed.

Dark_Sage says:

BBCode should work.

Anonymous2.0 says:

HS has been doing a lot of subs for the Fall run. Is there a serious reason that they don’t often get included with the reviews? Moral or personal issue with them or something along those lines? I don’t mean to pry, just a bit of curiosity.

Anonymous2.0 says:

Because they rip from CR/Fun and don’t seem to do much QC?

Anonymous2.0 says:

If that is the case, then no need to answer. Any comments decrying CR would then be applicable to HS.

Dark_Sage says:

I review fansubs, not stream rips. I’ll be doing a couple HS reviews Winter season though.

Mosca says:

This is quite useful. Thanks for taking the time to review all of these.

Kamica says:

Going to bother doing a fanrip review for “Boku no Imouto wa Oosaka Okan” ?

anon says:

Did you forget to review Bakuman, or are you just not doing it?

Dark_Sage says:

Because of the former, the latter is the answer.

P32L says:

Kinda awkward having official subs and old subs where they are. Don’t think that movie in Winter 2013 was released in that season either.

Dark_Sage says:

Eh, I’ll consider it Winter 2013 since it was closer to that than Fall 2012. I’ll ask Fibi about positioning later.

Dark_Sage says:

The review summary is a little fucked up in more ways than one right now. I’ll ask fibi to help when he comes back over the weekend.

Dark_Sage says:

Fix’d. I finally asked fibi for help this weekend.

Dark_Sage says:

Just for explanation’s sake, I consider my review breakdowns as such:

A-tier and B+: Excellent subs. This range is what a group that has a consistent focus on quality will reach. I reserve A-tier for those subs with a certain cachet that mark them above the rest, but a B+ release falls under this general designation.
B- to B: This is where I expect most groups to be hitting. It’d be nice if everyone released A+ shit, but that’s unrealistic. These scores, while not glamorous, are completely understandable.
C- to C+: Needs some work. Generally these subs will not have been significantly edited or QC’d. Sometimes visual failings can sink a group to this level (though that happened far less this season than any other).
D- to D+: There needs to be a significant staff change for a show if your group hits this level of stupid. You can leave things as they are, but your more discerning viewers probably won’t be pleased.
F: What are you doing

I was going to make a post about this but then decided that would be retarded.

P32L says:

You might want to put the score breakdown somewhere a little more prominent than here, though… It’s a pretty handy addendum for those unfamiliar with the system.

Kamica says:

Such as the “About” section

Dark_Sage says:

That’s just crazy enough to work.

Edit: Fuck, guess this means I need a real About page.

TouToTheHouYo says:

It’s about time.

Anon says:

uh, dunno where to ask but could u tell which group to choose for fairy tail??

Dark_Sage says:

What are the group options?

Anon says:

I believe apart from horriblesubs’ horibly fast release there are kyuubi and tsuki

Kamica says:

Tsuki usually does fine releases. They’re probably a safe bet.

As for kyuubi:
http://www.kyuubisubs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/FT166.png

The edit is clearly inferior to what to what HorribleSubs had:

“If you call yourself a guild, take care of your comrades”

But since Natsu is referencing a group of people, i’d edit the line slightly more to make it:

“”If you call yourselves a guild, take care of your comrades”

Now the line is perfect. HorribleSubs came close though.

One example of poor editing (by kyuubi) is not what I would call a large sample size but eh, take it as you will.

Dark_Sage says:

Tsuki doesn’t seem all that impressive, actually.

http://crymore.net/tag/tsuki/

Haven’t watched anything from Kyuubi yet, so I can’t speak to their quality.

Qrius says:

Shhh…! Don’t compare Kyuubi to HS or that annoying leader of theirs is gonna come and start whining about how their English (and translation) is far superior…

Dark_Sage says:

Oh, they TL it on their own? ww

Go with HorribleSubs then, Anon.

Santouryuu says:

hey,can you confirm about using HR?as i’m hesitant about using their version.
i’m really confused about which group to use.bakabt has tsuki release for 720p.

Dark_Sage says:

If you want karaoke, better fonts, typesetting, and (presumably) better timing and a better encode, go with Tsuki.

If you want a (presumably) better script and a faster release, go with HorribleSubs.

I haven’t done a full review of these releases so I can’t say that definitively, but that’s as educated a guess as I can give ya.

As for BakaBT, they wouldn’t know quality if it raped and killed their family and scrawled its name on the wall with BakaBT’s mother’s blood.

Santouryuu says:

thanks for replying.hope you will do a full review of their releases.

stushi says:

What happened to the Review_Queue?

Dark_Sage says:

Oh, right, right. Gimme a few.

bon says:

Umm…there isn’t fansub’s review for Shingeki no Kyojin..??
I think it’s gonna be strict competition since commie, evetaku, gg, & Hatsuyuki placed each of their work for the bid.

John Doe says:

Yup, you should review Shingeki no Kyojin.

Jii-san says:

Just a note, your GJ bu link goes nowhere.

Dark_Sage says:

It can’t be helped.

Kamica says:

So which JoJo group should I go with? Commie because it got a B right?

Dark_Sage says:

Sure.

Sheep says:

I personally recommend MMM, despite them getting worse reviews on crymore(and I trust D_S’s reviews but yeah)

They did seem to improve quite a bit and seemed to have a better script(but don’t quote me on that) and as fans of the series with a decent TL, I’d /bet/ they are among the most accurate.

Or Commie as Dark_Sage said.

RDF2050 says:

I will prefer commie all the way. The amount of time all the staff is putting in this anime is impressive. Be aware the TSer is a TS perfectionist with a goal of destroying all toasters around. :3

Also, commie is going to do the BD version. ;)

sangofe says:

I really, really didn’t like their timing, though.

madden2k13 says:

ur shit lol

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