“Sleeping” overnight at airports sucks. But this show does not, so it all evens out.
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Release format: MKV (191 MB, 10-bit)
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/VgACdRsx
Speed: Slow (>48 hours)
Fansub.co screenshot comparisons: http://fansub.co/yondemasu-yo-azazel-san-z/
Subbusu screenshot comparisons: http://www.subbusu.com/view.php?id=14
Opening. It’s white. And I’m white too, so we’ll give it a pass. (Oh, you thought I wouldn’t touch on the sensitive subject of race in this blog, did you? Well too bad, this Dark_Sage is a warrior of social justice!)
That phrasing is FaBuIous by ESL standards. (Yeah, it’s hard to fit FBI into a word. Just pretend it worked, please.)
Overall, it’s as mediocre as you’d expect.
“meanie” is about as natural here as Undine’s acting skills. Go with “jerk” instead.
“half-assed” isn’t exactly the best adjective to use here. Undine’s mad because she thinks Glasses-chan (this site’s icon is actually of her eye – enjoy the trivia) is going to a mixer. So it’d be more like “You uppity bitch!”
This is so meme.
When in doubt, vary your expletive use. Too much shit actually constipates the subs.
>be the one being
Again, FBI has issues with writing non-repetitive dialogue. Fortunately, though this is a common issue, the writing can be imaginative enough that it allows you to forget about the more minor issues. (But I’ll touch on that later, after the issues.)
I trust WhyNot’s “but I think I’m rather the cool type” a lot more here than FBI’s line (even if WhyNot’s phrasing leaves much to be desired).
“My name’s not ‘Mai’!” is what this should read as. Currently, the line gives off the impression there is a Mai (known to both parties of the conversation) that she’s being confused with, which is not the case at all.
“caught up with” != “caught up in”
Actually, they’re pretty much opposites.
You’re not exactly getting top-shelf editing here, no.
FBI’s Saving Grace
FBI’s colorful language use matches the choices Interrobang made with season 1. Alongside the lolrandom direction of the show, the inventive dialogue fits in perfectly.
This isn’t your typical “oh we fansubbers are so fucking hilarious, let’s put in super awesome sex jokes and laugh at the responses on 4chon”. These subs actually accentuate the show’s direction in a positive manner. It’s just unfortunate the attention paid to the lulz wasn’t paid to the quality of the more standard dialogue.
Visual grade: C+
Script grade: C
Overall grade: C
Though I had expected Interrobang’s joint with FFF to boost the script quality up by a significant margin from Interrobang’s season 1 release, it looks like I was hoping for a bit too much.
However, the clever dialogue is as good as it ever was. And when compared to WhyNot’s release, it’s pretty clear that FBI is the way to go if you can handle the wait.
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