Run Hayao Run! Before Natsu takes your one and only virginity!
gg subs (which I now think should stand for “Gregariously Guffawing” subs) recently released a sub of Hidan no Aria Episode 7. It was a rather original troll sub job. While I find it a bit bizarre just how much some anime fans like the concept of being “trolled”, I have to nonetheless appreciate how gg is taking advantage of such a trolling opportunity to engage in sharply slick satire.
At least, that’s how I perceived their Hidan no Aria Episode 7 sub job.
For there is principally one factor, and one factor alone, that makes it a troll sub: The fact that it is an entirely word-for-word literal translation. It hence is, I think, gg’s attempt to implicitly comment on a literal translation approach to subbing anime vis a vis a more liberal translation approach.
Well, since gg has thrown down a gregariously guffawing gauntlet here, I think it is only apropos that we humor them with a response, and that’s what this blog entry will attempt to do.
After watching this episode, you’ll be calling God asking to get 20 minutes of your life back.
This Blue exorcist episode was more Iron chief than action packed Shonen anime series I was so tickled pink with. And quite frankly, I’m pretty pissed.
The nonsensical title is starting to make sense to me. That is if I stare at it and think about it really hard. But that’s what C does, it makes you think.
I would like to take the time to apologize for posting so late. However, hopefully this double post will make up for the lost time. Thank you for your patience!
Alright, after pouring over this for a while, I came to the conclusion that Blue Exorcist episode 4 is like a breezy walk though a garden, while the fifth episode is a bit more like an intense power walk.
Finally we’re getting somewhere!
Jintan’s not so special anymore. Everyone can see “Menma”. Well, you know what? I can see her too.
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