I thought I was done, but then Kamica was all, “Hey, you still have to review Hadena’s Zetman.” :(
Release format: MKV (224 MB, 10-bit), MKV (312 MB, 8-bit), LQ MKV (175 MB, 8-bit)
English style: American English.
Group website: http://hadena-subs.com/
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/USyQSzZ6
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/
Table of Contents
Bubbles? In my Zetman? Why would you do this, you sick bastards?
Whoa, no credits after the OP? Is this Hadena, or am I dreaming?
Oh, they just switched to credits after the ED. Great.
The karaoke is fine, which is weird considering the script itself isn’t.
Sentences usually have ending punctuation.
This is why they teach adjectives in school. This isn’t “a life situation or a death situation” this is “a life-or-death situation”.
“There are no noticeable changes in the ZET factors.”
You r sub s ar e shi t
And now for a change of pace, we have a good line. The ordinary “Oh, yada yada” line in Japanese becomes “Oh, for crying out loud!” in these subs. Nice.
Actually, her name is Konoha, but nice try.
I’ve been holding off on British English vs. American English discussions this season, but if you’re using American English in your subs, this should really be judgment.
Pick a tense and stick with it.
“It was those kids who like beating up homeless people, wasn’t it?”
’em is supposed to be short for “them”, so use an apostrophe to indicate there are missing letters.
I don’t get it. I mean, sure, you can use “sympathetically” in place of “favorably” and the idea here is that the two are linked together, but you don’t need an adjective in front of “linked” to get that across because linked means… linked.
This is all supposed to be one sentence linked with an ellipsis, so why is the second line capitalized?
“I’ll hunt you down by myself!” just sounds 100x better.
Visual grade: C-
Script grade: C
Overall grade (timing results not factored in): C
Hatsuyuki-Tsuki managed a better release, so go with them for this show.
Okay, now I’m fucking done with Spring 2012. If there’s another group that needs their subs reviewed, too fucking bad; they missed the cut-off. We’re done here. WE’RE DONE.