This world needs more DeSu.
And by that, I mean Devil Survivor games. This show sucks.
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Release format: MKV (290 MB, 10-bit)
Japanesiness: Sometimes they use honorifics, sometimes they don’t.
English style: American English.
Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/gN0CgdKF
Speed: Quick (<48 hours)
Note: The timing has been raped harder than the average camel in Saudi Arabia.
Note 2: The chapters are wrong.
Note 3: Anime-Koi’s leader notes this episode wasn’t edited and is not reflective of general Anime-Koi quality. Probably should have asked me not to review this ep, then. ^_^
Group website: http://www.anime-koi.com/
IRC channel: #firstname.lastname@example.org
Fansub.co screenshot comparisons: http://fansub.co/devil-survivor-2-the-animation/
Subbusu screenshot comparisons: http://www.subbusu.com/view.php?id=1
Opening. I guess Anime-Koi tried to do this right, but they really bungled it up. Lines change color to match the characters being highlighted on the screen, but the characters often are switched up frequently, meaning the dominant colors need to change as well. But Anime-Koi doesn’t manage the changes correctly, leading to scenarios like the first screen, where the colors don’t fit.
The karaoke effect works well when you’re just watching the opening and not paying much attention to anything, but if you want to use it as karaoke, the effect doesn’t really help you with that. Basically, you need to be looking a syllable ahead, and that’s not really the best way to run it.
Ending/Insert. Well, it’s… existent. I guess.
Well, the typesetting’s not going to win any awards, but it…
It’s not going to win any awards.
While half the song is in Engrish, the entire translation is.
I have not thought about a living until yesterday
It’s just a scene with lie a one’s end or feel like I ‘m burned
Or I have a feels slightly changing
I feel like almost crying
Me inside on canon night
Boy you have to believe
I take in!
Close your eyes, emerge with you, must do that
Close my eyes, anytime that I pray for Joys
Just believe in far away,
To live for that…
We’re gonna do this all the way
Yeah, yeah, yeah…
Just believe in far away
To live for that…
Can you try to teach me peace
No, that’s not a good thing.
The OP also sucks, but to a lesser degree. Not gonna bother taking screenprints when I already have so many to show the issues with the main script.
Edit: HQDniuhk successfully argued it’s probably too much to expect high quality from the ED. I agree. So while my criticism stands, it will no longer affect A-Koi’s score.
Here, she says “Hibiki-kun”, so leaving it like this would be fine if they weren’t using honorifics in this release.
…but they do use honorifics in this release sometimes. The standard appears to be applied somewhat randomly.
“Without interference, the dead-face clips are guaranteed to be accurate.”
Done, fixed, let’s move on.
He didn’t repeat “soredemo” twice, so I don’t know why you guys introduced this repetition.
Prepare yourself. Anime-Koi fucked a whole kennel of pooches with this release.
Try “As for who I am?”
That’s not how you ellipsis.
few -> little
What the shit, Anime-Koi? More scrub mistakes? I honestly didn’t think you were a bad group until today. :/
That’s, not how you use, commas.
What in the fuck am I reading? This entire scene was gibberish.
Put periods at the end of your sentences. Also, put a gun to your head and pull the trigger.
She’s not a demonic summoner, she’s a demon summoner. “demonic” means “demon-like” and she’s the furthest thing from it.
The way this is phrased means it should be read as “Io-chan is all right.”
This needs to be phrased as “Io-chan is pretty, all right.” for it to be read as “Io-chan is pretty.”
This line is four syllables in Japanese and 12 in Anime-Koiglish. Not even close.
I’m sure thought never crossed your brain once.
Anime-Koi. What are you doing.
Watchability: Watchable if you hate yourself enough.
Visual grade: C
Script grade: D
Overall grade: D
The HorribleSubs script by itself is terrible, and Anime-Koi’s pathetic edit didn’t make it any better. Goddammit, I’m gonna have to throw Commie a re-review on the offchance their use of spell-check can make up for their contempt of audience. There are really no good options for this show.