Fansub Review: [Commie] Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 04)

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.


Also Also Also Today on Crymore: Commie initiates their counterattack. But will it be enough to defeat the Syndicate and claim Sailor Moon for the Cartel?! Well, yes. But I imagine you’ve already gathered that.

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality



Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (441 MB, 10-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics. “monster” used instead of “youma”.

English style: American English.

Encoding details:

Speed: Quick (<48 hours)

Translation style: Nico-Nico edit.


External links.

Group website:

IRC channel: #[email protected]



Visual Review


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Opening. Since all Commie had to do was match the Japanese lines to blend in, their standard English-only approach proved rather successful.

Rating: Okay+.



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Ending. It’s the same as the OP. Children’s shows are where Commie truly shines.

Rating: Okay+.




Typesetting provided by herkz, fansubbing’s best typesetter.

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His typesetting is truly art.





Script Review


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The tears? What necessitates the direct article here, pray tell?



Main Script.

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They’re both saying the line at the same time. So while it makes sense for Ami to say “You did it!” (because Rei’s the one who beat the game), it doesn’t make sense for Rei to say the same thing. Either use a generic term of excitement (Hooray! Yes! etc.) or change this to “We did it!”

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As opposed to who else’s guardians?

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You mean class 2-1? 2-1 isn’t a grade.

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Uhh, no. She doesn’t reflect the moonlight onto the possessed Princess D, she reflects it onto the Youma monster floating above Princess D.

Close, though.

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A storm’s coming, you mean. Your line doesn’t work unless she’s referring to a specific storm, which she’s not. This is simple foreshadowing; get it right.





Dark_Sage Says

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: C

Script grade: B+

Overall grade: B

Commie somehow survived the Syndicate’s brutal attack and in the process claimed Sailor Moon in the name of Nyaa. Victory: Cartel.

Go with Commie for SMC, cuz the alternative is about the same as sticking your hand in a garbage disposal for 24 minutes and hoping it’s turned off.

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35 thoughts on “Fansub Review: [Commie] Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 04)”

  1. Don’t even bother reviewing the Baaro sub; we dropped the show after episode 4 because Crunchy started editing Nico-Nico’s translations and making them watchable, and because of this episode 4 is barely edited at all.

    • Yeah, had planned to put y’all in right after the Chihiro review as a surprise, but since there were so few edits, I just disq’d it straight up.

      Good to hear Crunchy decided to stop lazing around.


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