And Zetman’s done. 9 more reviews to go before I can mark this season as complete.
Release format: MKV (251 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: Japanese name order. Honorifics.
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/4ENHjk57
8thsin’s translation critique: http://8ths.in/spring-2012-fansub-comparison-reviews#ZETMAN
Ji-hi’s screenshot comparisons: http://www.ji-hi.net/sp12/zetman/
Note: The karaoke is hardsubbed.
Table of Contents
Opening. Tons of fucking effects with bouncing k-timing. Yes, it gets annoying when every fucking syllable spazzes out like it has Parkinson’s.
Ending. This was pretty good. The text floats away and the colors/font are a reasonable choice for the slow-paced song.
The font is way too fucking big. It’s really goddamn annoying.
The karaoke for the OP/ED was all right.
Goes by way too fast. Stick to “Just Tanaka will do.”
Two complete sentences can’t be forced together with just a comma; it won’t hold. This is the equivalent of tying up a hostage with silly string.
“All of you don’t” sounds so fucking bad.
“None of you understand how much…”
“the Alphas” doesn’t make sense cuz it’s only one dude and that’s his name. This is like saying “The symbol of the Nicholas!”
But “san” isn’t a term of address; it’s an honorific…
“Please… don’t bother with the ‘-san’.”
Get your tenses to fucking match.
“First you say don’t kill him, and then you say do kill him.”
That loser is dead, so get the tense to fucking match.
“Hah! That loser wasn’t my big brother!”
No need for a comma here.
Why is the “you know” part there? It adds nothing to the line.
Visual grade: B-
Script grade: B
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): B
It’s unfortunate that whoever chose the font was sniffing glue at the time, but them’s the breaks. If you want better visuals, go with Doki’s release. Otherwise, I’d say go with Hats-Tsuki’s release for Zetman. Not that the difference between Hats-Tsuki/Doki/WhyNot is all that big though.