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...Lolita and Made Fashion Day at Kinokuniya.
How about calling those shows about the first few episodes of an anime 'First Impressions'?
They buy the building, declare it a library and go in.
Why do they then release them in sites where normal anime fan like me can find it, why not make some fansubbers paradise where they can compare their subs, without hurting our eyes and minds.
Favourite quote: "Nobody gives a fudge what you think. You are a small insignificant person in the grand scheme of things. The minority. We do not sub for the leechers, we sub as a hobby. We do not care."
I read a bit more of the thread later on after I posted. Some of the pro-modern-fansubs people have a few good points, but not nearly enough to outweigh the general wave of "We missed the point entirely! Let's just mindlessly call all dissenters trolls!" that pervades that thread.
Let's face it, the purpose of fansubs is no longer to introduce people to the medium of anime
With that in mind the majority of his points are not really relevant, these are not "professional" translators therefore they most likely do not know most of the principles to which he references. As Rym and Scott have said before, the majority of any kind of genre, medium, what-have-you is crap. The same is true with fansub(ber)s. There are a few really high-quality fansub groups that put out great releases, but they are by and large not the norm.
I don't like liberal translations because I want to know what they are really saying
I don't like liberal translations because I want to know what they are really saying, I'm referencing the part where he mentions the "Where did the bastard go?" part.
So, fansubbers suck but we don't have any right to complain about it?
I don't like liberal translations because I want to know what they are really sayingUltimately, there's two ends of the scale. One is to make it completely understandable without any knowledge of Japan. The other is: GTFO and learn Japanese, fool.Now, I personally like to get that little bit of Japanese culture in there, and I like to get tidbits of the language sometimes, so I can pretend I'm actually learning something. However, I'm willing to admit that that is a lie.I wouldn't want such annoyances imposed upon others, and I'd be happy to sacrifice them. I also can see quite plainly that, at least in the short term, it makes the anime viewing experience worse rather than better.
:Translation notes- I like it the best when they're in PDF files that are in the torrent along with the episodes. The only anime I have that did that is Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Stories.