When fansubs/fandubs are approved by the Japanese companies
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Posted 2/27/12
While I know that it is very rare, but, in what circumstances would a Japanese company give the nod for a fansub group to fansub one of their anime? One circumstance that I could think of it getting an a company to license that title for that group's country. I am talking a group that fansubs to get more anime awareness and the fun but not for profit/have subscriptions to keep their sites going.

Also, if the same group in question was allowed to put that anime on their YouTube page and they had a link to one of those Certificates of Authenticity (a real one) and proof that the Japanese company gave the consent to put it on YouTube, is it still possible for the video to get one of those "This video has been removed by a copyright claim" notices?

Also, all these questions I'm asking also apply when it comes to fandubs. StormyNightRedubTeam is a YouTube channel that got permission from TMS to do a low quality fandub of Arashi no Yoru Ni.

While they are obviously very rare, it is cool that the Japanese sometimes will give the nod for groups to do things like this.
Posted 2/27/12
Or we can discuss those who make patches which change the language of VNs, such as mirrormoon, who work on TYPE-MOON games.
Posted 2/29/12
I'd rather have subtitles from a profession then reading bullshit anime fan boys and girls saying shit like "Omg he's so cute blah blah blah". sometimes the fan might not be grammatically correct either or use a word. for example a simpel translation of "You can't leave me" might be like this from a fan sub "You leave me No?"
Posted 2/29/12

Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

I'd rather have subtitles from a profession then reading bullshit anime fan boys and girls saying shit like "Omg he's so cute blah blah blah". sometimes the fan might not be grammatically correct either or use a word. for example a simpel translation of "You can't leave me" might be like this from a fan sub "You leave me No?"


ya iagree pro dubs only
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Posted 2/29/12
The fan-made translations of Narcissu and True Remembrance were fully authorized by the original people who made the original freeware visual novels. And unless I'm seriously mistaken, the fan translations of the original PC versions of the Umineko sound novels have been authorized by the original creator.

Both JAST and Mangagamer have worked with fan translators in order to release a number of their official products. For instance, the group Dakkodango released a full translation for the game Aselia the Eternal. JAST later licensed the game, and the company's staff has openly acknowledged that they worked with people from Dakkodango as they worked on the professional version.

Aside from that, a few professionals have acknowledged fan translations as they worked on professional translations. (One example - the professonal translators of Front Mission for the DS talked about the fan translation of the SNES version.) I can't think of many other examples.

One more thing. Fansubbers make mistakes all the time. Unfortunately, so do professionals. But that's not what this thread is about...
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Posted 3/1/12
I've never, ever heard of that happening.

If that happened... lol...
Posted 3/2/12
I had to lol about the "You leave me No?" translation...but...once in a while, fan subs do a better job than 'official' subs.

Case in point...Gintama. The show very consistently layers its humor and makes vastly more sense in the context of Japanese language, and Japanese culture. The official translation simply rewrites it in a 'good enough for now' form, often ignoring the Japanese multiple-entendres and cultural references and instead just plops down some relatively unimaginative Anglicized joke.

On the other hand...Rumble Subs rocked the translation. I still find that I don't enjoy Gintama >quite< as much in the past year or so (~ the time since Rumble Subs stopped doing what they do and I've only watched what I believe is an 'official' Gintama sub).

Yeah, this instance definitely stands out as being somewhat unusual, and in general I agree with the premises above regarding official subs, but it's worth pointing out.
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