Short Fansub Review: [HorribleSubs] Diabolik Lovers (Episode 02)

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First School Days, now this… Japan, have you ever actually been in a relationship before? Cuz this kinda shit is Twilight-tier levels of fucked up.

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Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: 720p MKV (202 MB, 8-bit), 1080p MKV (338 MB, 8-bit), 480p MKV (92 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Note: This show is only 15 minutes long.




Visual Review






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Whatever. I’ll take it.

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the home economics… Amazing. This whole sign translation is, really. They couldn’t even put the fucking tilde in the right place.




Script Review

Main Script.

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What? I thought she was the one who wanted to go home here. I don’t trust this line because the logic is fucked.

This girl got sent to a new “home” by her dad. But now she wants to leave. She obviously doesn’t consider it her home, and she doesn’t know that her dad used to live there before, so the “come” (in the sense of “return” here) makes absolutely no sense. Also, she wouldn’t be happy there even if her dad lived there with her — she’s surrounded by rapist vampires. Not exactly the best situation.

“I want to go home!” is much more likely to be what she’s trying to say.

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Per kokujin-kun, “bitch” in Japanese does not translate to “bitch” in English. It’s closer in meaning to “slut”. (Yes, Diabolik really is a fantastic show.)

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I enjoyed the characterization Crunchyroll put into the release here. Yours Truly is used in place of the Japanese self-pronoun “ore”, which is a haughty way to refer to oneself. By translating that into “Yours Truly”, it gets the meaning across quite well.

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I can’t offer a recommendation for improvement because this line makes no sense. I have no idea what’s trying to be conveyed here.

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The two-dot ellipsis is not a thing. It literally does not exist in even an informal sense. If you want to stutter, use a d-dash.

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While this is technically acceptable, it’s still a bastardization of the more common “Don’t sweat the small stuff”.







Good enough. Can’t say I recommend the show, though. It’s uncomfortably rapey.

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20 thoughts on “Short Fansub Review: [HorribleSubs] Diabolik Lovers (Episode 02)”

  1. The question is:
    How is this show compared to Amnesia?
    Both well written pillars of romantic fiction, obviously. But which is worse?

  2. Allow Switches to explain! o/

    This game was released for the PSP… and there was also DLC for all the lovable NEET female otakus out there.

    Getting a normal or good ending requires little effort according to my source! o/

    Normal ending requires you to have a fair amount of love points!
    Good ending requires you to have both Sadist points and Maso points to be 45 or higher!
    Bad ending (mostly death endings) requires you to have less than 45 S or M points.
    All the brothers had a bad history of being abused… and shitty parenting caused them to be either S or M.
    There is violence, blood, but no gore!
    You can only choose one route and there is no harem route!
    As expected, the game was only released in Japan!
    That’s about it… really. :/

      • Good day to you, Miss Faggot! Thank you for leaving a reply!

        It’s not that hard to find basic information since there’s a wiki. I was curious as to why the brothers’ personalities were so absurd. Who doesn’t want to know what the whole show is about after watching 3 episodes of it?

  3. I thought amnesia actually could have gone somewhere but it ended up being stupid. Diabolik is just creepy and has no plot. :(


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