Fansub War: The best Sakura Trick subs

 

Yuzu-shockedA lot of discussions going around talking about which fansub group made the best translation for Sakura Trick, and yes, there are some comparison sites out there, but they usually nitpick everything. What I’m going to do is to make a very simple comparison between Lazy Lily Fansubs and the other groups to see which subs are the best. I will say right now that I will not be biased towards my group and everything here will be fair. Read on…!

The winner is determined by the accuracy of one particular scene in episode 02. What made this scene interesting three out of four groups got the translation wrong. If they got this line wrong, then that means they got everything wrong. Yes, this particular line is all-important.

Let’s begin by showing you the manga version of the scene in episode 02.

[spoiler intro=”Spoiler” title=”Sakura Trick volume 1, chapter 3, page 3″]ST_manga_pg03_spoiler[/spoiler]

Y-Yes. This line is very important. Now let’s see what the other groups did (in alphabetical order).

[spoiler intro=”Spoiler” title=”Doki’s Interpretation”]Doki_ST[/spoiler]

[spoiler intro=”Spoiler” title=”Kaylith’s Interpretation”]Kaylith_ST[/spoiler]

[spoiler intro=”Spoiler” title=”Lazy Lily’s Interpretation”]Lazy Lily_ST[/spoiler]

[spoiler intro=”Spoiler” title=”Mezashite’s Interpretation”]Mezashite_ST[/spoiler]

Just by looking at these translations, it is obvious which group did the Sakura Trick subs. Lazy Lily got it right with little alterations to the original source and Mezashite comes second because, well, Ichigo is the second best Aikatsu! idol.

The best subs for Sakura Trick is Lazy Lily.

There you have it, folks. Case closed!

—SHiN
Fair reviewer. Aikatsu! Fan.