Guilty Crown finished off (probably). Guess I’ll get AGE out of the way next.
Release format: MKV (421 MB, 8-bit), AVI (174 MB)
Typesetting: N/A. Nothing to TS.
Opening. Good gods. Who thought this was acceptable?
Yes, those are two lines… merged together.
The “social cues”? The fuck is this shit? Whoever thought this line was accetable should read my lips and slit their wrists. You could have anything here, but if you gotta read, use the proper fucking idiom.
“Read the room, man.”
Mope-kun’s here sitting all depressed and says “Inori-san desu ka” which would literally translate into “That you, Inori-san?” but fuck that shit. Literal translations are just an excuse to not use good English. Mr. Depression here gets off on dragging other people into his own fucking troubles. Let’s jazz the line up right.
“Oh, it’s just you.” <- Alt: “Oh, it’s just you, Inori-san.”
The “just” here functions as a backhand, signifying she is not of great importance. For this whiny sack of shit, this is exactly how the line should be written.
A diversion can’t really come off well. It can go off well, though. And hell, let’s just toss an idiom in there while we’re at it. Keep the language flowing like alcohol.
“Gai, the diversion’s going off without a hitch. Are you in yet?”
Watchability: Quite watchable. Just ignore the OP karaoke.
Overall grade: B+
Who to choose? Tsuki-Hatsuyuki, Commie, and Doki all have releases of a similar quality. It’s to be expected that edited CR scripts wouldn’t be that bad, but I wasn’t expecting them to be this close. I’d like to face them off in a TL Party to get a better idea of whose scripts are best, but that’ll have to come later. Right now, I don’t have a recommendation. Go with any of those three. You’ll be fine.
Personally, I’ll be going with Commie. Their opening karaoke really sticks with me. But I don’t see much of a difference between the groups at this stage in the reviews.