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Irony Be My Shield
Jul 29, 2012

PRETTY SURE THAT ONE'S SARCASM, BOSS



I really enjoyed that. Having the main characters constantly overthinking everything was funny and helped you get to know them. The animation flourishes added to it and the OP is kindof great.

El Burbo posted:

I watched the initial broadcast. They adapted chapters 1, 12, and 5
Are the chapters always completely stand-alone or does it start having arcs and stuff later?

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Agronox
Feb 4, 2005


A fun first ep. I like the intro--has some nods to old James Bond movie credit sequences.

I know it's canon that Fujiwara is moe with a high-pitched voice but I just don't hear her like that mentally.

The VHS effect for their imaginations running wild is interesting.

El Burbo
Oct 10, 2012



Irony Be My Shield posted:

Are the chapters always completely stand-alone or does it start having arcs and stuff later?

There are arcs, but even the single chapters have tons of callbacks and references to previous chapters

Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

Irony Be My Shield posted:

I really enjoyed that. Having the main characters constantly overthinking everything was funny and helped you get to know them. The animation flourishes added to it and the OP is kindof great.
Are the chapters always completely stand-alone or does it start having arcs and stuff later?

Early chapters are pretty much stand-alone. Arcs and stuff start seeping in once Ishigami Yuu gets introduced.

Oxygen Deficiency
May 19, 2008





The lunch chapter was the one I was most looking forward to seeing and they nailed it. I was giggling like crazy.

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008



Not using "How Cute" is sacrilege of the highest order, murder all Crunchyroll employees

Other than that, this show is perfection and is the Shaft adaptation I always wanted despite it not actually being Shaft. Kaguya's VA is great, Shirogane's VA is great, Fujiwara is great, everything is great.

It's just great.

Mulderman
Mar 20, 2009

Did someone say axe magnet?

I wasn't sure how long the gimmick would last.
But before I realized it, the entire episode was over and I loved every moment of it.
This is good stuff!

Irony Be My Shield
Jul 29, 2012

PRETTY SURE THAT ONE'S SARCASM, BOSS



What's the issue with "adorable"? It seems appropriately patronizing.

El Burbo posted:

There are arcs, but even the single chapters have tons of callbacks and references to previous chapters
Cool, I'll look forward to that.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Nap Ghost

I can't wait to see how super genius manipulator Chika will torment her dumb friends next week

El Burbo
Oct 10, 2012



Irony Be My Shield posted:

What's the issue with "adorable"? It seems appropriately patronizing.

The catchphrase has been translated both by the fan TLs and the official Viz TL as "How Cute" so that's kinda what all manga readers wanted here too

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Irony Be My Shield posted:

What's the issue with "adorable"? It seems appropriately patronizing.
Cool, I'll look forward to that.
Crunchyroll translates bad, said 'how adorable' instead of Kaguya's famous 'how cute.' *Cue mass-constipation*

Zomborgon
Feb 19, 2014

I don't even want to see what happens if you gain CHIM outside of a pre-coded system.


Grouchio posted:

Crunchyroll translates bad, said 'how adorable' instead of Kaguya's famous 'how cute.' *Cue mass-constipation*

I've seen some claims that the translation was done by Aniplex but cannot confirm it.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012


Grouchio posted:

Crunchyroll translates bad, said 'how adorable' instead of Kaguya's famous 'how cute.' *Cue mass-constipation*

That was not the line. Crunchyroll translated it as "That's cute."

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Actually, Crunchyroll used "it's cute" for the first one and changed it slightly every time. It seems like the translator didn't consider it a catchphrase at all and just winged it based on the specific context.

Irony Be My Shield
Jul 29, 2012

PRETTY SURE THAT ONE'S SARCASM, BOSS



That does seem like a mistake, it might also be due to different translators being assigned to different parts of the episode. It didn't really register with me though, I recognized it as a catchphrase due to how the lines were framed/delivered.

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

They should both just go out with Chika.

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


Kaguya really wants Shirogane's weiner.

ChronoReverse
Oct 1, 2009


Paracelsus posted:

Kaguya really wants Shirogane's weiner.

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Context?

paragon1
Nov 22, 2010

FULL COMMUNISM NOW


Grimey Drawer

Watch the episode Grouchio.

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



paragon1 posted:

Watch the episode Grouchio.
Oh it's in episode one excuse me then.

Can Of Worms
Sep 4, 2011

That's not how the Triangle Attack works...


Taken from reddit:

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008



Can Of Worms posted:

Taken from reddit:


See Sakurai, this is what happens when you put too many Fire Emblem characters in Smash.

Agronox
Feb 4, 2005


Clarste posted:

Actually, Crunchyroll used "it's cute" for the first one and changed it slightly every time. It seems like the translator didn't consider it a catchphrase at all and just winged it based on the specific context.

The other problem is that the CR translation has Kaguya calling them Shirogane and Chika when the overly polite and proper heir to a giant corporation actually calls them President and Fujiwara. This blows up two plot beats later on.

The official manga translation makes the same mistake so Iím surprised it was carried over here.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Agronox posted:

The other problem is that the CR translation has Kaguya calling them Shirogane and Chika when the overly polite and proper heir to a giant corporation actually calls them President and Fujiwara. This blows up two plot beats later on.

The official manga translation makes the same mistake so Iím surprised it was carried over here.

That's not a mistake, it's a choice. And actually she even calls him Miyuki in another scene.

But in a general sense I agree that it can feel awkward to have the names they say out loud not match what's in the subtitles.

wolfs
Jul 17, 2001

posted by squid gang



paragon1 posted:

They should both just go out with Chika.

Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

Can Of Worms posted:

Taken from reddit:


This is the best image!

Super Jay Mann posted:

See Sakurai, this is what happens when you put too many Fire Emblem characters in Smash.

Sooooo... have him keep on putting them in? Because that's what I'd recommend if this is gonna happen.

Dabir
Nov 10, 2012


Clarste posted:

That's not a mistake, it's a choice. And actually she even calls him Miyuki in another scene.

But in a general sense I agree that it can feel awkward to have the names they say out loud not match what's in the subtitles.

No, it's a mistake. She isn't on first name terms with her best friend who she's known from childhood, that's important!

E: And like people said it ruins some stuff later on. Really annoying thing for them to gently caress up.

cathead
Jan 21, 2004



I don't even know why they change them in the first place. What purpose does it serve having the subs be different from the name the character is literally using?

Irony Be My Shield
Jul 29, 2012

PRETTY SURE THAT ONE'S SARCASM, BOSS



Because the way people address each other in Japanese is different to how people address each other in English. Using someone's family name is a lot more common in Japanese, for instance. If you always keep it exactly the same it can come across as stilted and unnatural.

Although in this case if it is supposed to come across as strange they should be doing something to replicate that.

Dabir
Nov 10, 2012


Just using the correct names would be fine in this context, even in English, trust us.

Droyer
Oct 9, 2012



Really good first ep, some really neat shots I wasn't expecting that really elevated it. lol at stuff like this though:

Revalis Enai
Apr 21, 2003
<img src="https://fi.somethingawful.com/customtitles/title-revalis_enai.gif"><br>Wait, what's my phone number again?


Fun Shoe

Oh my god the narrator needs to STFU. There's more narration in this episode than a whole drat season of Kaiji.
Beyond that, the show is okay so far.

wolfs
Jul 17, 2001

posted by squid gang



Revalis Enai posted:

Oh my god the narrator needs to STFU. There's more narration in this episode than a whole drat season of Kaiji.
Beyond that, the show is okay so far.

The narrator is charming! I like him and I hope he keeps announcing winners and context for character motivations as needed.

ChronoReverse
Oct 1, 2009


The narrator is the second best part behind Kaguya's hilarious hypocrisy

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


I don't mind the narrator in principle, as like a sports announcer who adds farcical drama to proceedings, but I do hope they tone it down a little now that they've aready made the joke about this not REALLY being all about power games and rationality.

LOVE LOVE SKELETON
Nov 11, 2007



Lipstick Apathy

the narrator is the heart of the manga and he needs his place in the anime.

Super Jay Mann
Nov 6, 2008



Revalis Enai posted:

Oh my god the narrator needs to STFU. There's more narration in this episode than a whole drat season of Kaiji.
Beyond that, the show is okay so far.

Can't handle an anime with a greek chorus and insist that it be removed for your own convenience?

Folt The Bolt
Feb 21, 2012

Nothing exciting to see here. Move along.

Narrator is great. Reminds me of Hayate no Gotoku narrator!

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Oxygen Deficiency
May 19, 2008





Revalis Enai posted:

Oh my god the narrator needs to STFU. There's more narration in this episode than a whole drat season of Kaiji.

BUT THAT WAS A LIE

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