Joined: 18 Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
|Posted: Wed May 07, 2003 10:16 am Post subject: Hand Maid Mai 01: anbu vs. r-b
|Maybe save someone some time...
Can't remember what I compared the anbu version of Hand Maid Mai ova 01 to before (A-Faith, XenonF or A-G), but I thought I'd look at its subs relative to the just posted r-b version.
I just used the first few minutes to reach the conclusion that the anbu version was still the better: besides grammer, the accuracy of the r-b version leaves a bit to be desired.
A representative example:
0:26 -- seeing a video camera shot after an inquiry on the quality of the recording....
r-b: "Your hand movement is terrible, Mai."
anbu: "It was shaking too much, Mai."
I don't speak Japanese, but it seemed r-b missed the point.
Video quality difference is about what you'd expect considering the anbu is sized for 3/disc, the r-b for 4/disc; that is, a few more artifacts in motion shots in the r-b.
I will say that r-b's uses a little larger, blockier font that may be more legible when pumping the avi to a TV (I usually watch on a pretty large monitor so I frequently forget that consideration)