Short Subtitle Comparison: [Funimation vs Mori] Ame-iro Cocoa (Episode 03)

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.


I know you’re thinking this post is just filler, and you’re entirely right.




Funi didn’t even bother, so the points here go to Mori.


Japanese Keywords/Encode

Dog Omelette

Like most scrolling text, what appears in Mori’s release is pretty irrelevant to the viewers, since it’s just an announcement for key words. …probably for some contest or someshit. Funi’s version doesn’t even have the text cuz it’s not a part of the show itself.

For the encode, you can see Funi’s version is significantly more vibrant. Mori’s looks like someone put it through the washer a few times.

A fine example of fansub encoding
Also, Funi doesn’t have this bullshit in their release.


6-second Intro

Like most (all?) Funi-licensed shows, they shoved a stupid fucking logo in at the beginning.

Ame-iro Cocoa - Funimation Logo

God it fucking sucks. Maybe they shouldn’t have rifled through Tokyopop’s corpse for a logo.



This show doesn’t have much going for it besides giving you an easy +1 for your anime list. As such, so long as the script is understandable and presented in an aesthetically acceptable manner, there’s not much to talk about here.


For styling, Funi’s sucks as usual, but neither release has a script that will kill up the show for you. After all, that which is dead can never die.




LQ Animutation
Cuz I needed an image for the post.

You’ll want your memento to be Mori if you’re watching this show for the full Japanese experience (karaoke/typesetting/translated scrolling text for some fucking reason).

Otherwise, due to the superior encode and consistent speed of release, you’re best going with Funimation/HorribleSubs for Ame-iro Cocoa.

(+1 for review completion. The review summary grows larger by the day~)


29 thoughts on “Short Subtitle Comparison: [Funimation vs Mori] Ame-iro Cocoa (Episode 03)”

    • CCCP default is my testing suite since that’s the most I can expect normal viewers to have. Sure, I could muck around with settings/plugins/codecs/whatever-the-fuck, but then I wouldn’t be reflecting the average user experience in my posts.

      • The color vibrancy difference is (if past experience is anything to go by) a screw-up on Funi’s part. Mori’s is probably closer to the truth.

        Funi’s Denpa Kyoushi this season has a similar issue (along with losing lots of detail all over the place, too).

  1. Those messed up frames are to do with the tv source (MX).
    I know this because it turns out I use the same source as Mori (except my releases are all delayed for various reasons)

    • They’re fixable if you fiddle around, though. It won’t look amazingly pretty afterward but you’d probably be able to get rid of most of that artifacting.

      • I currently using FreezeFrame to duplicate a clean frame that looks as similar as possible, which is preferable imo
        And because I’m new to this and it’s the easiest method for me

        • It is pretty much pointless. Overall Funi looks better than MX from what I saw. Drawing masking rectangles for the subs in Aegisub takes 2 mins at most… Well, I guess no one bothered to check Funi’s videos before Vivid’s Seraph

    • As for the screenshot D_S had there, it seems to me the encoder missed that the telecine pattern, so 70% of those could not be there.
      As for deinterlacing patterns(those colored shit floating around) on high movement scenes, they’re hard to deal with, but hard doesn’t mean impossible.

  2. A lot of the MX blocks in this show can be freezed out from what I tested it on. Anything with motion can be dealt with high-strength denoisers on a frame-by-frame basis.

  3. I have learned that the best plan of action with short shows is just patiently wait until they finish and watch them in a single run. After all, it is like just watching an actually decent/good full anime episode in that way, lol.


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