Shinigami no Ballad [Eng Subs] (Ep 1-2) [DROPPED]

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Shinigami no Ballad [Eng Subs] (Ep 1-2) [DROPPED]

Postby auroragb » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:51 pm

I'll be subbing Shinigami no Ballad over the next few weeks. The subs will be named to work with the 1280x720 version and synced to that (tho it should be usable for the 704x396 version too).

The subs will be done C-E based on the YYcaF subs. As in I'll be translating from Chinese. I'll do my best to retain the original flavor of the dialog. But as with all translations something might be lost. What this also means is that I'll only sub episodes I can get from YYcaF (they are up to 8) and if they stop, I'll have to stop

btw, this is my kibipost :)

I've gone with Shinigami as suggested, thanks :)
Here's ep 1, enjoy
Episode 1
Episode 2
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Re: Shinigami no Ballad [Eng subs] (announcement)

Postby WroW » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:57 pm

auroragb wrote:I'll be subbing Shinigami no Ballad over the next few weeks. The subs will be named to work with the 1280x720 version and synced to that (tho it should be usable for the 704x396 version too).

The subs will be done C-E based on the YYcaF subs. As in I'll be translating from Chinese. I'll do my best to retain the original flavor of the dialog. But as with all translations something might be lost. What this also means is that I'll only sub episodes I can get from YYcaF (they are up to 8) and if they stop, I'll have to stop

I had originally intended to used Grim Reaper to translate Shinigami. But I was worried that people might not be familiar with the mythos Grim Reapers derive from. Also, Grim Reaper is not quite tone neutral so some places I would have to use Reaper, but that sucks for consistancy.

So, for now, I've decided to use Death God to be the literal translation for Shinigami. It's a bit on the literal side, and not quite an elegant representation of the mythos the Shinigami are based on, but it's tone neutral and makes for slightly shorter lines... I've thought about Deathgod but that tends to play havoc on the spell checkers...

Anyhow, I'm still not committed to the translation of the term Shinigami. But, it's a very important term to the series, so I want to get some opinions. So, if anyone has comments/ suggestions on this, please let me know. After the first ep is released I intend to stick with one or the other. Thanks :)


Thanks for subbing it. It doesnt really matter which translation you use but I personally always prefered Shinigami instead of Death God. Most people watching jdramas should be familiar with what Shinigami means...but either is fine :-)

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Postby auroragb » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:01 pm

That's a good point, it didn't occur to me to just shinigami. Might be a good choice, it's neutral and their identity is pretty clear from their dress. I might end up using that.

Any other suggestion/comments?
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Postby android_04 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:24 pm

Thanks for considering subbing this. I also would prefer that you use "shinigami".
Also, if you have doubts about some translation you can watch the anime of the
same name. :D

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Postby Wwaldo37 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:39 pm

Thank you for subtitling this show!
I also prefer the name Shinigami to Death God and definitely to Grim Reaper.

Note: while perusing the "Death Note" anime i observed that both the TW and C1
fansub groups used Shinigami while Live-Evil used "Death God" if that helps in your decision. I would have looked at the Shinigami no ballad anime but that is offline atm ;

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Postby auroragb » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:02 pm

Thanks for the tidbit wrt Death Note. It's useful to see what choices were made by others :)

Leaning further towards shinigami
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Postby hemilya » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:51 am

I think using the term 'shinigami' itself is quite ok. I don't think people will have troubles with understanding who shinigami is. And using it prevents any inaccuracy in translation of the term. But just in case you can make some kind of note on the page with subtitles for those who hear this word for the first time in their life.

Have you heard the phrase? "Translation is just like women: when it is right, it's not pretty; but when it's pretty, it's not right". *something like that* :-)

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Postby sakura_sake » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:07 pm

Thats great! Would love to watch it.

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Postby zeldAIS » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:03 pm

err - is it ok if we, Skewed Studios, will release hardsubs (as our releases will be 704x396)? we have also finished translating and timed ep1 already - just waiting for Translation check (as the TC'r is a big fan of the series and currently has a sidejob translating the drama cds of it) and was supposedly to release softsubs then - but it's ok with us if we only release typesetted hardsubs (as long as it's also ok with ZeeSeeS-sama it's also fine if we only release hardsubs and not softsubs)
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Postby android_04 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:11 pm

@zeldAIS I would prefer softsubs since i have the 1280x720 version of Shinigami no Ballad (Love HQ :D). Maybe auroragb can work together with Skewed Studios?

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Postby zeldAIS » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:15 pm

that's also an idea - if that's ok with auroragb-sama and ZeeSeeS-sama and our staffmembers (magicalcrap-sama, SacredCultivator-dono and yours truly).

(btw - sorry i read this announcement just this day...)
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Postby ZeeSeeS » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:21 pm

android_04 wrote:@zeldAIS I would prefer softsubs since i have the 1280x720 version of Shinigami no Ballad (Love HQ :D). Maybe auroragb can work together with Skewed Studios?


If you like HQ version I guess the hardsubbed would be better.It would be easier to read and we have also translated and edited the opening theme of this series. But I dont mind if its softsubs w/e you guys want. I'm almost done with ep2 so maybe auroragb can work with Skewed Studios from ep3 and after if he wants. Or maybe he wants to work alone and release the subs from ep1.

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Postby auroragb » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:36 pm

Sorry, I didn't see any announcements. I looked and looked and didn't seem to see an effort in progress, so I started one up.

In general I just do subs of series I enjoyed but no one has subbed for long while. My main reason for subbing this is that I want to watch the series in HQ with softsubs. :) If you guys are doing a hardsub effort, it doesn't really conflict
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Postby nexus667 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:25 pm

Glad to hear the series is getting sub. Good Luck and Thanks.

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Postby auroragb » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:18 am

Here's episode one. I notice that the main difference between the two version is there is a shift of about 1 second in timing between the two versions, so if you rename the file to match the 704x396 version, it should work fine. Even without doing that, it's not THAT bad...
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Episode 1 for 720 version
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Postby WroW » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:42 pm

Thanks that was fast. How is the drama is it more episodic (like the anime) or not?

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Postby auroragb » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:53 pm

It's episodic

So far, only eps 7 and 8 were continuous.

Here's ep 2.
Iirc, I think it's only 500ms different from the 396 version
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Postby unimaginative » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:04 am

wow thank you very much for the subs I just got ep.1 and ep 2 is already out. thanks

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Postby guess1 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:33 am

the shows so cute!
thanks so much for subbing.

i noticed that they're going to be hardsubbed... will you still continue to softsub?

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Postby auroragb » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:28 pm

Still going, got to do taxes. Will resume next week
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Postby wallflower » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:34 pm

thanks so much! the anime was awesome and i was obsessed with it and still am. Thanks for the subs. ^.^
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Postby songofgrace » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:42 pm

woot! thanks! love this series and cant understand japanese so yeah.....THANKS AGAIN!!!!awesome subs<3

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Postby IntegraTypeR » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:13 pm

Gambatte ne~~!! :cheers:
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Postby infinitylight » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:19 pm

Really enjoy the first two episodes ^^

Thanks for subbing the drama ^^

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Postby colzaidikari » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:52 pm

WOOT! Keep em comming

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Postby delfe » Thu May 03, 2007 2:56 pm

Thanks for subbing it!
Looks like fun...

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Postby thehibiscus » Tue May 08, 2007 3:28 am

Thank you. It seems awesome.

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Postby Shindou-Kun » Thu May 10, 2007 8:09 pm

Awsome! I really like this show. Never saw the anime series. Keep 'em coming :-D
Thanks for your hard work.

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Postby Edenia88 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:55 am

Thx so much for subbing it...... (^_^)

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Great!

Postby skynetsys » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:34 pm

Thank you so much for the subs!

Please, please, don't drop this project.
Onegai shimasu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Postby Stovila » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:50 am

Looks like nobody pick this project >.>

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Postby skynetsys » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:40 pm

Has this project been dropped?
WhY??

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Postby auroragb » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:59 pm

It hasn't been dropped, but I've been negligent...
Really sorry...
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Postby skynetsys » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:35 pm

It's ok man, we understand, you got a life too. 8)
As long, that every now and then u remember 'bout us, here waiting, and throw us a few subs, we're pleased!
What i've seen of the series so far I liked, and I will wait 'till u sub the next episodes.
No worries man, thanx so much for subbing tis project.
Please, keep'em comming!! mrgreen:

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Postby Yekiel » Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:57 pm

Whoohoo, it's still up and going! Thank you so much for sticking with it!! Gambatte :)
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Postby Alexz80 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:51 am

Any fansub will be continue subbing this dorama?


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