Formerly known as Whiners.Pro, Crymore.net is an anime blog focused on fansub reviews and anime fandom-related articles.

If you’re here for the fansub reviews, I feel obligated to inform you that the review summary is very awesome and that you should check it out if you’re new to the site.



I’m confused and don’t know how to get anime, please help!

By nature, this site is intended for more advanced audiences of anime fans, but we all had to start somewhere. I wrote a guide that will hopefully help you out: A Somewhat Short Briefer on How to Acquire Anime (10/3/2013)

I’m not sure if that will answer your questions, but if you need help with anything, write a comment. Crymore is one of the most active anime blogs on the internet — we will get you a response.



Not enough info? Then let me overload you:


Things Explained – From Dark_Sage’s Perspective


Key Players:

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Main Authors:

Dark_Sage – Things, like writing this About page

kokujin-kun – Translation Reviews

Calyrica – General Fansub Reviews that Dark_Sage doesn’t wanna do. Usually BD/DVD releases.


Secret Admins:

FireBird – Review Summary, unfucking Dark_Sage’s mistakes.

Puddi – Translation Parties, unfucking Dark_Sage’s mistakes.

TheThing|Encoding – Site efficiency, comments section, unfucking Dark_Sage’s mistakes.



More About Calyrica

Intro Post


More About kokujin-kun

Intro Post


More About Me (Dark_Sage)

Dark Sage of whine-sub is here

I’ve been fansubbing since 2008, and fansub reviewing since 2010, and as of the time of writing this post, it’s 2018. So I’m pretty much a fansubbing grandmaster. With over 900 in-depth fansub script analyses under my belt, I’m fairly confident in saying I know more about the craft of making quality English fansub scripts than anyone else.

I’ve done work for and with a lot of the groups you know about, and many of the ones you don’t. The groups themselves don’t matter, but what I will tell you is I have no skin in the fansubbing game for the reviews I write. This ensures the only thing you’re getting are my pure and honest thoughts.

I’ve lost “friends” over these posts, and I’m willing to lose them all to get you the truth. Don’t say I don’t love you.


Contact – So Many Fucking Options

  • Post here or anywhere on the site. I read everything even if I don’t reply to everything.
    • My memory sucks, though. So if you need a reply and it’s been a while, post a follow-up requesting a response.
  • Email me


Site Elements:

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The Reviews

Fansub Reviews are, as the name implies, reviews of anime fansub releases. This site has found a niche by reviewing these releases in an attempt to offer you accurate information as to the quality you may expect in a given fansub release.

Even if you don’t give a shit about fansubs or anime, there’s value in the English and translation tips. Worst case, you may just be entertained.


Review Details

How much time do you have on your hands?

Fansub Reviews In-Depth (9/14/2013)

Dark_Sage is Biased: Confirmed (7/13/2013)

Translation Parties – A Dansai Walkthrough + RDG Stats (4/5/2013)

What My Grades Mean: A Quick Guide (3/26/2013)

A Whiners.Pro Primer (6/18/2012)

These will cover most of what you’ll need to know (though I assume you’d be able to figure most of it out by yourself). If not, gimme a heads up. I’m always open to questions.


The Comments

Things to know (there are a lot, but save yourself some trouble and read them)

  • I abhor censorship, so feel free to post whatever you want.
    • That being said, don’t be a fuckstick about it. Use common sense.
  • This isn’t social media 2.0. You can’t hide behind upvotes and downvotes. If you have an opinion you want to share with others, have the balls/ovaries to put it out there.
  • [BBCode] is enabled — the standard suite, including spoiler tags. Let’s not abuse this.
  • If people are acting stupid, assume it’s part of a joke. If people are acting really stupid, assume they are the joke.
  • You don’t need to make an account to comment. We do support Gravatar though, so if you want a cute pic next to your comments, I highly suggest going that route.
  • < and > won’t usually show up unless you use &lt; and &gt; respectively.
  • There’s an Off Topic section. Here are the rules.


Words on a Screen – Selected Reading:

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Chosen Posts


A List of Active Anime Blogs (9/24/2013)

A List of Active Fansub Review Sites (5/7/2013)

What is the Best Predictor of an Upcoming Anime’s Quality? (12/17/2012)

Why Most Episodic Blogs Suck – A RandomCuriosity Case Study (7/1/2012)



Even more so

Drama in Nyaaland (4/10/2013)

Chuu2’s Ending Sucked and You Need to Accept That (12/20/2012)

Is Adventure Time an Anime? (10/14/2012)

Gyarados as a Principal Protagonist of the Pokemon Red Supra-Bildungsroman (5/10/2012)

Why Panels at Conventions Suck (5/9/2012)

Rhyhorns in Anime – An Analysis (2/21/2012)

Astarotte Ygvar – A Character Analysis (4/13/2011)




General Tips

Fansubbing – A Blog Post (A Look at Group Affiliations) (4/24/2013)

The Top Ten Best Fansub Groups (3/30/2013)

Dark_Sage’s Perfect Math Class – Fansub Review Score Comparisons (5/30/2012)

So what does ANN think of fansubbers? (1/27/2011)




Special Article Types

Convention Coverage – Legitimate journalism.

Aniblog – From Aniblog 2012 to Aniblog 2014, the only good aniblog is Crymore.

Community Polls – These are special, typically time-limited polls/events that typically last for a week or so. So if you don’t visit every week for them, then you’ve missed out. Forever! Also, they’re not time-limited.

Anime Opinions – It’s widely accepted on Crymore that Dark_Sage has the best taste in anime. Why not experience his wisdom?

Video Games – Vidya. You know how it is.

18 thoughts on “About-2”

  1. I don’t understand this blog at all, all I can see here is Dark Sage (?) insulting everyone and everything, what is the appeal of that?

  2. Ok here we go.
    I just found this shit yesterday(ye go ahead sue me fuker) and spend the the entire day reading all the shit on here.
    This is literally the best blog and anime related site I have ever read and I guess I’m your bitch now.
    If you ever come to Europe I will totally fellate you(not really)and buy you the some of these alcoholic beverages you seem to enjoy so much(really).
    I guess my point is: I love you dark sage, please spoon me! That’s all. Thank you for your attention.


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