[Update: Review is no longer canon due to v2 and :reasons:.] If fansubbing is a race to the bottom, WhyNot’s winning.
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Release format: MKV (356 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: I wish the subs were in Japanese so I could at least pretend they matched what was being said.
English style: Not applicable.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/gPtD5PxJ
Speed: Quick (<48 hours)
Group website: http://whynotsubs.com/
IRC channel: #firstname.lastname@example.org
Fansub.co screenshot comparisons: http://fansub.co/yahari-ore-no-seishun-love-come-wa-machigatteiru/
Subbusu screenshot comparisons: http://www.subbusu.com/series/orenoseishun.html
Opening. No, I’m afraid that white text with a black outline doesn’t qualify as anything other than “okay”.
Opening. See above.
I’m not really gonna spend much time on the typesetting, cuz the script is calling for me. But WhyNot’s typesetting is decent for the most part, although conspicuously missing in a few places where you’d expect it.
As is your Englishes.
Dear readers, you’re gonna want to buckle in for this one. It’s a bumpy road, paved in tears and failure.
Oh, poor WhyNot. Did you never learn how to conditional? It’s okay, Dark_Sage is here to help.
The proper tensing for this sentence is “If I were to be reborn I would definitely want to be a bear.”
Similarly, if I were a doctor, I would definitely want to euthanize your editor.
Well it’s pretty clear you’re not an English teacher.
“nowhere” is one word, you dip shits.
I’d be much grateful if you worked on your Englishing. Gibberish is one of my pet peeves.
They say what they really think. They don’t say what they really think together.
Oh come the fuck on, WhyNot.
There are starving kids in Africa that are dying of AIDS and malaria right now. And yet the only thing I wish for is that WhyNot’s editor was counted among their ranks.
Is there some sort of irony award for this?
A terrible trinity. :*
Oh WhyNot, never change.
Care to bet on that?
That second screen really hurts to read.
Why did you capitalize light novel? It’s a Common Noun, Guys.
This is not even close to meeting any of the standards for something to qualify as a sentence.
Yeah, WhyNot doesn’t really, understand, how to use commas, in this release.
Hardly any of these lines even need commentary — they’re terrible enough to stand on their own. So why even comment?
Because I fucking enjoy it.
You are in delusion, WhyNot.
I would’ve at least figured you’d get this one right.
I am indeed overwhelmed, WhyNot.
Visual grade: Who cares
Script grade: F
Overall grade: F
Note: WhyNot released a v2 a few hours ago after Solaristics yelled at them for their piss-poor performance. But I’d already written most of this review, so I was not about to scrap my post. Maybe I can get talked into a re-review once this group gets its shit together.
So what happened? According to WhyNot’s site, this wasn’t QC’d. But if a group is throwing a shitty script like this at a QC, something’s terribly, terribly wrong. QCs should not have to rewrite an entire script. I’d be very wary of watching their Yahari if this is really what they pass off to the one QC.
Since there are five other groups subbing this show, watching WhyNot’s seems like a risk not worth taking. But if your brand loyalty overrides your logic, feel free to roll those dice.