Aspects of Fansubbing – Editing can be pretty difficult

To make up for how long the last post ended up being, I’ve decided to make a slightly shorter post re-hashing an article I wrote on my Tumblr a while back. I’ve gained further knowledge about the topic since I’m actively involved within a fansub group, and I can now further apply that knowledge to the topic I’ll be writing about.

To start off, I’m not an editor for a fansub group, so I can’t say that I know everything about editing or even that I’m doing it right, but I do know how editing is theoretically supposed to work. For example, taking subtitles from an actual simulcasted release of CrunchyRoll (CR) or Funimation and making a few line changes does not make you a fansubber in my eyes (although that’s a great way to start into the editing portion of fansubbing). While this isn’t what the post will be about, it does factor into the problem that I will describe below with a single picture.

Also, spoilers of Golden Time ahead.

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Log Time Podcast #4 | The Future of Fansubbing — Irrelevantly Making Something Relevant

Log Time is the podcast of The Backloggers where we talk about anime, manga, light novels, and where after trying to get the intro right four different times generaltofu ended up having to do it for Mythos.

In this episode, the full Backloggers crew (Owningmatt, generaltofu, and Mythos) discuss if fansubbing anime is really necessary anymore and if so, why?

This is in response to a post by the blogger Dark_Sage who reviews fansubs and anime.

Thanks Krista (keytajoy) for making our Logo for this week’s Log Time!

Intro and Outro song: “Platform” by Or4nges

Edit: Sorry for the video actually saying Episode 3 instead of Episode 4. I forgot to change that over when we put the title onto the video. My bad! – Owningmatt93