Archive for August, 2011

Angel Bank – Episode 5

Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Drazic

This episode was kind of annoying translate because of the demeanor of the job changer, as I think you’ll see. I don’t want to spoil too much of it, but I will say this, though. Japanese at the best of times is a vague language that relies on situational context for quite a lot of meaning. So even at times when people are trying their damnedest to be clear there’s always wiggle room for misunderstanding. So then if you have a character that is deliberately trying to be vague… I think you probably get the idea.

It’s still a good episode, though. Some of you that have worked at poorly-run companies before will find a lot of entertainment in Ms. Ino’s list of signs of bankruptcy. As someone who came out of such a situation recently I found myself messaging my translation of that list to people, and then having a hearty laugh.

As a more technical translation note, one of the things that made this episode difficult to translate was the explicit mention of the senpai(先輩)/kouhai(後輩) relationship in various scenes. I chose to eschew it completely because I believe the examples used within the show to demonstrate that relationship are fairly universal. The idea that such and such character is older or younger than another character is beside the point when the more universal concept of being indebted to one’s friends crosses that language boundary unscathed.

Torrent DDLSoftsubs

As always, thanks to Drazic for the timing, QC, packaging, friendship, and moral support. I definitely consider him my senpai.

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Carranger 8-9 v3

Thursday, August 4th, 2011 by Drazic

There were some problems with the timing of ep 9 so here’s a v3. There’s also a v3 for ep 8 to fix the line with the random apostrophe. I figured that since i’m doing a new torrent anyway I might as well do a v3 for that as well.

Ep 7 is still the same so if you want to use that for seeding purposes just change the v2 in the folder name to v3 before starting the torrent. You can also change the name of ep 8 v2 to “[HaroRangers]Gekisou_Sentai_Carranger_-_08_v3[DVD][EC4280E7].mkv” before starting the torrent and you’ll have 99% or so of the file already. You can do the same for ep 9 v2 with “[HaroRangers]Gekisou_Sentai_Carranger_-_09_v3[DVD][C79ECC06].mkv” though that’ll only be about 1/3.

I’d do a patch if I knew how to but i’m too lazy to figure it out atm. If someone who has both files can do a patch that’d be great.

Torrent | DDL: ep7ep8v3ep9v3