Top conclusions brought to you by Sunday boredom and an unlicensed copy of Excel.
Fansubbing is dead.
I initially started this post to prove
/disprove this statement but found myself with a paltry pool of 18 fansub releases to analyze, only three of which broke an average of greater than 10,000 downloads per episode. Don’t even need ink to draw a conclusion there. Also, I’ve been harping on this since like 2013, so…
Nobody goes to Nyaa, no matter how wristy this makes Daiz.
For all the fuss fansubbers made about circling their wagons on Nyaa to the expense of literally everything else, it turns out putting all your eggs in one basket doesn’t help much when said basket is a fucking trash compactor.
There is not one series this season where people would prefer downloading even the big bad HorribleSubs — fansubbing’s greatest nemesis since the invention of hygiene standards — to the lazy convenience of one shitty streaming site. Worse for the future of fansubbing’s last bastion, it seems the streaming scene exists across more than just one web address.
Thing is the fansub kiddies coulda seen their irrelevance written on the wall if even one of them was literate. Shit’s a case study in inbred ignorance.
Most people have worse taste than hero-samas named Dark_Sage.
I take it the people who like Kabaneri have just been rewatching episode 1 and pretending nothing else came after?
The Correct Top 5:
- Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
- Kuma Miko – Girl Meets Bear
- Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
- Anne Happy
Joker GameNothing deserves to be #5
Literally everything would be better for the scene if fansubbers had crowned me king back in 1979 instead of stubbornly accepting their fate as members of a hobbyist group only ever intended to be a stop-gap till legal distribution methods could provide a feasible, cost-fair, and industry-supporting product.
Come on, a fansub review site without fansubs to review? Do you realize what a tough spot this puts me in? I’m like gonna have to work up the effort to replace the Review Summary or something.
Speaking of summaries, here’s where I’m at with the season (yeah, I’m actually watching shit for once):