I know I'm a little late to the party. I picked this up the moment the first episode was out and immediately decided to drop it until the whole thing was done. Didn't want to deal with Commie and HorribleSubs being, well, horrible.
Are there any good subs for this now? What do you guys recommend?
Commie wasn't that bad this time.
You don't deserve good subs if you judge them based on group name and not on staff list.
That's not what I did, man. I watched the first episode, and I wasn't very happy with the subs from either group. If either of them ended up doing a good job with the rest of the show I'd be happy to give them another chance, but I was very unimpressed with what they initially put out.
They definitely seemed to do a better job than HorribleSubs with the first episode, but some of their... intentional mistranslations (anglicizations?) of the dialogue left a bad taste in my mouth. I guess I'd prefer if the sub group didn't take too many liberties with the original script, but would you still say they're worth watching despite that?
Do you speak japanese?
Not really fantastic, but at least they translated the ops, all the flashing screens, etc. and I don't recall any 'epic memes' from them this time. They weren't fantastic, but compared to Horriblesubs' "Ms. Hanekawa", they were serviceable.
Not really, no, but I don't think that lessens my ability to judge the quality of their subtitles. My complaint is with the way they rendered the dialogue in English, and how poor it sounded at some points.
Fair enough, I suppose I could give them another chance. I guess I was hoping that some of the better groups that tackled Bakemonogatari would be on top of this, but I can settle for good subs if there aren't any great ones.
HS dropped the Ms Hanekawa shit after episode 1
Anyway, thanks for the help, /a/. I leave you with a picture of the best girl to show my appreciation.