DM Episodes 98, 99, 100, 101, & 102 (HK DVD hardsubs)

April 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, HK DVD, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Screenshot from episode 102

Hardsubbed versions of YGO Duel Monsters episodes 98 through 102 have been added to my YGO DM subbed episodes page. Many, many thanks go to Ouji- for encoding and uploading these episodes!

Previously, the only versions of these episodes available were raws with external subtitles. Despite the benefits of having external subs or softsubs, in the end, the subtitles were still only from bootleg HK DVDs. They were not true fansubs.

The main reason I didn’t like those external subs, however, was that some of their lines had previously been edited by a non-Japanese speaking person (probably the original uploader of the subs). You’re probably thinking, “Wow, so they fixed the crappy HK DVD English?” No, not really. While attempting to fix the subs may initially seem like a good thing, the editor actually inserted additional mistakes during the editing, an unintentional result likely due to their lack of knowledge of the Japanese language.

I’m aware that HK DVD subs aren’t that good, but the fact that an “edited” version of the subtitles would have mistakes not present in the original HK DVD version is irritating. In a future post, I’ll talk at much greater length about the detriments of attempting to edit HK DVD subs, as well as give multiple examples of such attempts.

In the mean time, enjoy these episodes!

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