Even Crunchyroll can typeset better than this.
Release format: MKV (247 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: No honorifics. Japanese name order.
Group website: http://whynot.doesntexist.com/
8thsin’s translation critique: N/A
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: http://www.ji-hi.net/wi11/pirates/
Opening. Goddammit. I hate you, WhyNot. I hate you so fucking much.
Ending. Only halfway subbed. And no, the English in the first screenshot wasn’t done by WhyNot. If we were to play the Incompetent Game, WhyNot would win.
I was really impressed by this, but WhyNot actually didn’t do the English — the show’s animators did.
Oh my. I almost wish they hadn’t bothered trying.
Here, WhyNot shows off their considerable typesetting skills.
When the typesetting’s okay in this show, you can bet the animation company did it. When it’s shit or non-existent, you can thank WhyNot.
Nice ending punctuation there, guys.
The fuck is the point of “Then” here?
How the fuck do you not know how to raise your subs above this shit? Fucking morons.
“space pirates” is not singular, so “What’s that?” is a shitty, shitty follow-up line. Try “What are those?”
Poor phrasing on the first line that doesn’t segue well to the next part. Easy to fix, though.
“Is this a history question?”
More unnatural lines. “Why?!” would never be the response to that question. Let me don my TL hat and fix this shit. “Are you implying something?!” Slightly longer, but far superior.
Overall grade: C
The subs are okayish, but the typesetting’s shit and the karaoke’s mostly unwatchable. Can’t say I could recommend this release.
0 thoughts on “Fansub Review: [WhyNot] Mouretsu Space Pirates (Episode 01)”
You can add a cropping fail on the encoding front for leaving in 2 pixels of garbage on the left side.
However, WhyNot’s encoding is miles better than one of the other groups that’s subbing Mouretsu *coughCOMMIEcough*.
Any other reviews going to be posted for this show?
Would appreciate if you could do RS :)