Author Topic: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?  (Read 5819 times)

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Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« on: March 01, 2011, 03:55:54 AM »
This is a web page i came across today  talking about  Which fansub Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
There are a lot of comparison and comments on it !!!

Hina’s editing has the best flow. They make some mistakes, but their subs are the best. Ayako’s editing is kinda sketchy still, and the flow is a bit off. But if Hina dies, Ayako is the best alternative. SS is the absolute worst option you could pick. They take what’s great about the anime and rip the soul out of it, replacing it with garbled English. Avoid at all costs.

tl;dr Hina > Ayako > SS

Note: Rumbel-Ryugan has not released IS05 yet. Thus, I was unable to add their group in for a comparison.

This is the link
http://www.whiners.pro/2011/02/whose-infinite-stratos-should-you-watch/

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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 10:05:42 AM »
I guess people are entitled to their opinions... I could make rebuttals, but since I don't have the time to go through 3 different group's translations for a comparison/contrast, and my understanding of Japanese is below rudimentary, I'll admit that it makes me less qualified.

For what I do know, that being English, I wonder where he gets the idea that English speaking teenagers always use correct grammar when conversing?
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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 11:28:44 AM »
Haha, Ayako. I stopped watching their b.u.l.l.s.h.i.t. 18 months ago. I won't believe they improved.

SS ftw.

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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 04:12:10 PM »
Heh, the person who wrote the review is just mean, "Stop complain!" is what I would tell him .. :rolleyes:

Static-subs is a pretty good fansub group if you ask me.:)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2011, 04:31:05 PM by farenk »
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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 01:10:38 PM »
hehe, I found that link in MAL between some comments. And some comments I found there were positive about his review of subs.
Eh.... Ayako as second best??? Is there something wrong with him? Well, if that's his opinion but talking about SS like that is the worst.

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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 04:12:01 AM »
I would say: despite the quality, anyone is my hero  - If they sub anime!^^
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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 07:16:00 AM »
You ain't seen much yet I guess.

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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 05:59:33 AM »
SS ftw~!

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Re: Whose Infinite Stratos Should You Watch?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 03:00:49 PM »
I've recently started watching SS through your group.  I read through that article.  What would have been nice is if each group was compared side-by-side for each trouble spot.  So you could compare how each group translated the same segment.

The only criticisms that had any weight with regard to SS's subs were #3 and #8.  The last one had the most awkward phrasing of the lot.  However when I watched it I assumed that this was just representing Houki being overly formal.  My Japanese is pretty lousy but I thought she said something like "Will you go out with me" - which IIRC is used in two senses in Japanese (similar to English).  1) Literally to go to a place and 2) To become a couple.   The joke is that Houki means 2) and Ichika means 1).

The rest of the criticisms are either regionalisms masquerading as grammar or just out-and-out stupid.   For example #4 is precisely how people talk - it's not how most people write but I hear people make that contraction all the time.  #6 is probably the worst as only an illiterate would think the speaker is implying the existence of more than one set of boy/girl room assignments.  Using plural subjects to espouse a general principle is so common it's not funny.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2011, 03:05:31 PM by sarkeizen »