If I’m gonna disqualify a group anyway, I guess I could sometimes give you a post about it instead of putting a liner note in the review queue.
Non-standard review format since I’d rather not put more effort into this review than Commie did into the release.
tl;dr: Commie skipped an actual edit of the release in favor of adding troll karaoke and renaming the show “Gay Swimming”. What little editing they did do actually served to make the script worse.
For those of you who require evidence, let’s go into why it would be better to watch the HorribleSubs rip version instead.
This is what they renamed the show.
This is what the karaoke looks like.
Commie understates his speed with their edit.
The short form is actually “classic lit”.
Her dream was “music”? This edit makes it nonsensical.
Cherry blossom trees are not the same thing as cherry trees. By editing out what you see as “Japanese” (and conveniently ignoring that the story is actually set in Japan), you’re actually misclassifying the trees. Way to fucking go.
They also removed specificity from a number of lines, dulling the script.
In nearly every way, this release is worse than the Crunchyroll version. I can’t recommend you waste your time on it.
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Commie a shit, CrunchyRoll will soon take over.
Looks like you’re starting off the season pretty fast, eh. Did the 83k give you motivation?
No, but 3 million might. Donation Drive v2 time?
Welp. Downloaded Commie and now I’m deleting Commie’s and downloading CR.
Should’ve downloaded both just in case.
Nah. Only takes like 5 mins to download again. However, I did get banned from their IRC for making the comment above lul.
Commie troll-subbing ‘epic maymay lulz’ to make /a/ squeal would be an auto-disqualification in my book, and CR’s subs look stronger besides.
Good ol’ Herkz
Also fuck you stupid blue font.
Swimming is not gay! Thanks so much for the fast review. You saved me from watching an insulting release.
Your name will be B_S from now on
I enjoyed that more than I thought I would.
Biased_Sage you piece of cake
This post seems kind of joyless.
Thank you for warning me about this release before I actually watched it. HorribeSubs’ lack of typesetting matters less than a non-troll script.
Is Commie actually doing a joke script here or are they actually saying this is a serious face release?
>This is what they renamed the show.
Are you saying this isn’t a gay show about guys swimming? Because it is, and this must be the one right thing Commie has done in a long time.
For that to work, the title would have to be Gay Swimming Show. The current title could only indicate that either it’s about swimming in a gay fashion (whatever that might mean); or that there is someone swimming who is gay, is named Gay, or is otherwise identifiable by a characteristic that is fixed at “gay”.
Yeah, I noticed that problem with the current title Commie used. In the end, though, we reach the same outcome: the gay swimming show is gay.
Yeah, fansub groups should rename every show so that the title represents what’s the show about and also becomes LE EPIC FUNNEH XD
Funny post was funny.
Guess I should go with Whynot’s release then.
You can safely skip WhyNot’s too. It’s another unedited Crunchyrip with mediocre karaoke and typesetting slapped on. Absolutely no reason to wait.
What about the RAINBOWS?
Regardless, I will WhyNot for this for two more weeks then follow the golden 3 episode rule (Drop: Yes / No).
If you’re going to wait, you may as well wait for an actual fansub group to sub it. If you don’t want to wait, get the HorribleSubs version.
But there’s no karaoke and typesetting in their release. And it matters to me.
Unless there’ll be one (or more group) who will do as you’ve said.
Asenshi and Oni are subbing it as well, and I’d be willing to bet they have enough pride to put more than 5 minutes’ worth of work into it.
I mean, fuck, WhyNot’s encode is even worse than HorribleSubs’s, to say nothing of how they also made the script worse. http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/30741
Asenshi and Oni? Just knew. IDK now. Perhaps I’ll let the TL party (should there be one) decide for me.
It’s sad how much homophobic bs has been spewed in less than 24 hours.
Why is it sad? Isn’t it a good thing?
Mo’ like “Free! Ballin’!” Amirite!?
So, download Commie for the encode and just slap HS’ subs on it?
Or you could just dl Whynot’s release.
Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be giving Commie’s version a miss.
>If I’m gonna disqualify a group anyway, I guess I could sometimes give you a post about it instead of putting a liner note in the review queue.
Agreed. Cooler than putting a line in the middle of the group’s name and their release that you display at the Review Queue page.
I thought Vale TL’ed this for them.
Nope. Cr did.
Shame on my memory. Vale’s doing Symphogear and Monogatari 2nd instead of the topic.
Hahaha, Vale’s doing Monogatari? Oh, this’ll be good.
A very challenging animu vs. one of the bestest translator. T’is what you mean, right?
Plus, there are tons of editing and typesetting needed, so it does not end with TLing. Now I pray for Commie to disregard their rule for honorifics (I know, danm it). I can’t wait for CR’s one month delayed streaming service. I’ve yet to put my cash&trust on D a i s u k i.
No that’s Futsuu. Vale doing signs.
Paste the contents of commie’s sub file into a doc and ctrl+f “gay” and replace all. The word “gay” is used over 4400 times in the coding of the subs.
Wouldn’t this go down as “trolling” with Nyaa’s rules or is it fine because Commie and Nyaa are best buds
The rules apply only to groups that don’t have staff in Nyaa. Pointing that out is grounds for having your account deleted or demoted, though, so be careful to not think around any Nyaa mods.
I’m shaking in my boots
As well you should be
Pretty bad. But it should be noted that cherry blossoms are technically apart of the same subgenus as all cherry trees. So, while it may not be a tasteful change, it is an acceptable one as far I know.
That’s not exactly correct. It is true that the trees that are associated with cherry blossoms and the trees that are associated with edible cherries are both part of the same genus, Prunus. In addition, the fruit produced by any Prunus are all called cherries. However, the edible cherries that people are most familiar with are Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus, while the trees that are cultivated for their blossoms are usually Prunus serrulata, Prunus × yedoensis, and other hybrids involving Prunus that don’t bear fruit at all.
I said subgenus (Cerasus), not species. lol
My mistake. Still, the fact that they are of the same subgenus means little. Modern-day humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) and Neanderthals (Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) are both subspecies of Homo sapiens, but you would certainly be chastised for referring to one by the other’s name. While the conceptual gulf isn’t quite as wide for cherry tree and cherry blossom tree, they are sufficiently different that you shouldn’t be calling one the other.
I’m with Commie on this one, but for linguistic reasons. In Japan, flowering cherry trees are the primary referent ‘sakura’ and edible cherries are the dependent referent ‘sakuranbo’–basically, the thing that should be easy to say casually without extra words is the flowering tree, not the fruit tree. So ‘cherry tree’ makes sense.
ALSO, scientific taxonomies are pretty irrelevant to how people actually talk, and we’re thinking about the latter. Unless you’d go after anything translated with the taxonomically meaningless word reptile?
If it’s used that way in Japan, it’s obviously right. I mean, all watchers are so perfectly ingrained in the Japanese culture and the intricacies of the language that they don’t need subtitles anyway.
The “gay swimming” was funny as hell, and it /is/ what the fandom calls it, but inappropriate for people who wanted a serious copy… Please tell me that was at least soft-subbed.
That’s not even the correct lyric… Well, Hatsuyuuki couldn’t figure out the Engrish either…
If you find anything Commie does to be funny, your standards are probably low enough that you could find anything Commie does to be funny. (See what I did there? I’m sure you’re the only person who didn’t.)
That’s not even remotely funny.