Go with Asenshi’s version for this show.
Release format: MKV (681 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: No honorifics.
English style: American English.
Group website: http://www.subs.animesenshi.com/
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/KZxmSnDG
8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/spring-2012-fansub-comparison-reviews#Jormungand
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: N/A
Table of Contents
Opening. Nothing wrong with this. Colors match and the font makes sense.
Ending. No subs.
OP was fine.
ED was not.
“Hand over all of data”? lol
“I, Scarecrow, will hunt you down and bleed you dry!”
The bit about “sucking her to the bone” is completely unnecessary and kind of counterproductive to the idea of making a meaningful threat. That is, it sounds stupid.
Actually, the phrase is “throw a fit”.
“Those rebel armies the media throws a fit over don’t even possess 0.1% of the guns.”
I don’t think she was talking about “being related to violence” here.
“Are there any people out there who are untouched by violence?”
“The target mafioso’s house was across a river.”
A member of the mafia is called a mafioso.
Visual grade: C
Script grade: B-
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): C+
What really sunk Asenshi’s grade was their lack of karaoke in the ED. Let’s pretend their karaoke was good and they didn’t have any errors. That would bring their overall grade up to a B+. Kind of a big difference.
If a group were to skip out on translating the OP and ED, that’s essentially the same as skipping one out of every ten lines in an episode. And, no, I don’t find that acceptable.
But for those of you looking at this grade and going “Oh, these subs aren’t that much better than gg’s, so I’m justified in continuing to watch gg’s release.”, I gotta say you’re retarded. I know brand-name worship is rampant even among the people who visit this site, but you’d have to be honto braindead to look at gg’s script and pretend it comes anywhere close to this one. This script is better than average for this season even without karaoke for the ED. gg, however, doesn’t have any editors and they don’t have any QCs. The final scripts they produce are almost always shit, so get that through your fucking heads already.
If you want to watch Jormungand, watch Asenshi’s release. End of story.