Better script than Underwater, but the karaoke is far worse. I hope my bias against Commie doesn’t rear its ugly head.
Release format: MKV (364 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: No honorifics.
Group website: http://commiesubs.com/
8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/winter-2011-anime-subtitle-comparison/#Rinne
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: http://www.ji-hi.net/wi11/lagrange/
Opening. Straight from the Middle School Guidebook to Shitty Karaoke, it’s Commie’s entry in the rainbow category. They’ve used this before, but never used it well and this time is no exception.
Insert. They deserve credit for putting it in italics, right?
Ending. Because who needs to think about karaoke when you can just toss a rainbow on a random font? Give yourself a hand, Commie Karaoke Guy. Now take that hand and choke yourself to death. You deserve it.
Of course, the truth is that I’m only saying this because I hate Commie. I hate them so much that I designed the stroma of the human iris to specifically hate on karaoke like this.
I’m sorry, Commie. That was mean of me to do and I apologize. In the future, I will make sure to not factor in quality when rendering my judgment. Hopefully this will allow you to bask in those glorious Dark_Sage recommendations (which I must note you totally don’t care about all because that would lend validity to any negative feedback I may give), without any of the bias attached.
You guys only had to typeset one sign apart from the episode titles. Is that really so hard to do? But perhaps asking that is also biased against your group. I apologize. Once again, I have forced your hand. I intentionally created articles on my site for your typesetter to read instead of doing his/her fucking job. Because of this, they didn’t have enough time before the release to typeset that scene. My cruelty knows no bounds, Commie. Once again, I must humbly apologize.
As part of my conspiracy against Commie’s editors, I decided to invent a rule against shitty, punctuation-lacking sentences. Under my newly imposed law, they have to add a comma to the first line so it properly links to the second. Because I’m a terrible, biased man, I didn’t let Commie know about this change to the English language until after they released this episode.
Continuing with my disgusting bias, I had “self-select” stricken from the Holy Tomes of English. In Bizarro Biased World, “self-select” is no longer a valid word and should instead be replaced with something like “manual”. “manual” indicates that the pilot put the Vox into its launch mode (against the orders of the AI), which is biased against its warrior mode. For that, I am terribly sorry.
Oh god, is my bias showing? I hope not, because that would be embarrassing. Okay, I admit it! You caught me! My bias against sentences which have capital letters after commas can’t be hidden anymore. What I would have liked to see would be:
“When the voice that moves your heart reaches you,
put on your sweats and get ready!”
However, that would be biased against Commie’s fantastic editing style of “Fuck it, a comma is pretty much a period anyway.”
I hope that if I say something like “‘joint form’ should be ‘joint-form'” that Commie won’t realize I’m clearly just biased against them and that line is totally fine as-is.
Oh fuck, I knew it. Here, I’m biased against Commie’s timers. How dare I? How fucking dare I? I’m disgusted with myself for expecting this to be readable in the time allotted and maybe rephrased as “No other enemy units detected.”
Even daring to hope for these lines to have any semblance of flow would be indicative of my deep, unnatural bias against Commie.
Bias levels: High
Overall grade: B-
I did not give Commie this grade because they deserve it, but because I’m jealous of them. In fact, they deserve an A+ here for their perfect work, but I’m withholding it because, again, I’m biased.
I’m going to recommend Commie for Lagrange over Underwater’s release for slightly better scripts (while noting that the karaoke is far worse) because I’m biased against Commie, but this is a trick to make it seem like I’m not (all part of my dastardly scheme to ruin the reputation of their staff and group). I will also mention one last time the QUALITY of the karaoke, because I’m biased against people who don’t care about karaoke at all, such as Commie’s staff.