July 16, 2017

Yes Pretty Cure 5 20 – The Curtain Falls

Posted in Releases, Yes Pretty Cure 5 at 9:32 pm by zalis116


After so much overall time that I don’t even want to do the math, I finally bring you the “final” episode of Yes! Pretty Cure 5. It’s another Urara-centric episode, much like episode 19, but the rest of the gang gets their shot at show business as well. No matter what a certain slacker venue employee may have to say about it.


Fittingly enough, this was also one of the more complicated episodes to sub, with signs, TL notes, insert songs, alpha-timing effects, and original translations (TV preview was a CD advertisement) all coming into play. But just one overlapping line of dialogue, oddly enough. Anyway, if you’ve seen mistakes in this or any other episode so far, please let me know so that I can issue v2s. There are three in the queue so far, for episodes 8 (adding Aesir subs as 3rd track) and 15-16 (adding missing spoken lines in OP). That just leaves the movie, and then we’ll see what, if anything, else lies in store for Pretty Cure Splash Subs. Btw, I’m around 10 episodes from finishing Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo (strictly on an “ordinary viewer” basis), and while some things about it are lacking, it’s managed to do one thing I thought impossible: redeem Milk. Other random thoughts below another “pic for the road.”


At this point, I don’t think I’ll be needed to step in and finish off any more stalled Pretty Cure / Precure series, as with Splash Star and Yes5, since every show since Heartcatch has gotten timely subs from Doremi, Curecom, Doki, or other groups. Unlike the 2006-08 era when dozens of TV anime were competing for translators’ and fansub groups’ attention, PreCure series are among the only titles airing at a given moment that don’t get near-immediate and adequate official translations. So while the pool of translators has shrunk, the pool of TV anime (as opposed to OVAs/movies/specials) that actually need fansub translations has shrunk even further. But who knows, there are much older Magical Girl series out there that have raws available, and are unlikely to get translated by companies or other fansubbers any time soon. So you may see the [PCSS] tag again someday, in another time and another place.

1 Comment »

  1. gerjomarty said,

    Thanks for your effort in filling in the gaps. It is much appreciated. Best of luck in whatever you do next.

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