Minami-ke Okaeri, episode 1

I waited a few days to write about Okaeri, because I wanted to see who’d end up subbing it. Unfortunately, Minami-ke never has seem to got a lot of fansub love. But there’s a couple groups subbing this season, the speed sub group Chihiro, and Ayako. I’ve liked Ayako’s work in the past (most recently on Kannagi). They’re pretty quick and accurate. I’ve only seen Chihiro’s subs once on To Love-Ru. They’ve got a rep for being fast, but at the cost of trading accuracy. But having watched both subs, it seems like they’ve got a pretty good team on it. There were a couple parts where I thought Ayako’s translation made it easier to understand (for example, the Cup Yakisoba Genshou joke), but Chihiro’s translation wasn’t bad by any means. So, it depends on your preference. If you want to check out the show as fast as possible, at the cost of some translation accuracy/fluidity, then go with Chihiro. If you’re willing to wait an extra day or two, I’d say Ayako would be a better choice. This write-up, and my future write ups will be based on the Ayako translation. Continue reading “Minami-ke Okaeri, episode 1”