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22 April 2007 @ 22:50
Hm, My computer shut down on me earlier and now Internet Explorer doesn't seem to work anymore. I'm writing this on Firefox.

Bokura no #2 [Subs, Triad]

Very mixed feelings. Koemushi appeared in this episode. At first, I hated him because his voice seemed wrong and the series seemed to have no place for a mascot. But then, I realised how creepy he is and that mouth...! Somehow, he fits. Ishida Akira-san really needs to sounds creepier, though. I know he can do it!

I had issues with the rest of the episode because it was such an info dump. One of the characters (Waku?) is telling his life story to Ushiro and the other boy is just nodding because he knows all that stuff. So he didn't need to repeat it. There's also a scene that seems to go on forever with everyone just talking.

One of the most incredible bits was at the end. Waku gets nudged a bit and just falls off the giant robot. In one careless action, one of them is already dead. Two episodes in and you've already started to smash my heart to pieces "Bokura no". Congratulations! :)

Triad do a very good job of subbing. I really like the fact that they don't superimpose their own logo over the anime's logo with a litle "presented by..." tag. It really bugs me when groups do that. Overall, their translation is spot on, too. The only problem I have is a slight case of translating too much. Like casual Japanese is translated into American slang and also one of the character's names (Koemushi became "Dung Beetle"). But they never get anything wrong.

Still tentatively reccing this.
我が愛しき修羅: I divided by zero o shi-bemysty on 22nd April 2007 14:18 (UTC)
Man, I have to keep myself back so much to not spoil you >_> I'll just say that #3 will clear some things up.

As for the Koemushi issue... I have the feeling they're going with the scanlation on this, because that one translates it, too.
William: Bokura no: I can has chairgenkischuldich on 22nd April 2007 14:36 (UTC)
Oh, I know the feeling. Although I'm wondering if Waku is really dead. Or if it wasn't just a coincidence that he dies after being 'chosen' as the pilot.

Lots not to tell me, I'm sure. :)

Ah, fair enough. Really, if you understand enough Japanese to complain about such issues, it's not really worth it. :)

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