QUOTE (Skorpious @ Aug 4 2009, 10:59 AM)
I'm new to this forum (obviously
) so I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask a question regarding this weeks episode, or in my case lack of. The site I normally use to watch fma:b is (PM me if anyone would like the link)
And recently they have been delayed in posting a subbed version of new fma episodes. Can anyone PM me and help me out and post a link leading to this weeks episode? Or better yet, recommend an anime site that regularly updates on time?
Thanks in advance.
- Welcome to the forum part of our board!
You noticed that I edited your post and took out the link to the site to watch fan-subbed episodes of FMA:B. You can share the info on those site personally by PM, but in the forum, we try not to post links to the sites to watch Fan-subbed episodes because this series is already licensed for English sub by Funimation. Sorry...
Now, going back to your question. If you have the access to the official subs, we recommend to watch the official subs on officially designated venues. You can check out the availability of the official venues based on where you live, on the first page
of this thread.
If you don't live in any of the listed regions and you have to rely entirely on fansub, then what you can
do is keeping eyes on the episode discussion thread, and if you see posts saying they watched fan-subbed version of that episode, then you can PM them and ask the information about that fansub. (What you can't
do is making a post and ask anyone to POST fansub links. Sorry...)
But, TWO things I'd like to add (although you're probably aware of these already.. ^^)
1. For fansubs, speed isn't everything. If you know some fansub site that has a fairly good reputation about the accuracy of the translation, try to wait for a little longer and get the fansub episode from the group with better reputation. I noticed while watching fansubs that came our early with quite a bit of mistranslations... ..and, that brings to my next point...
2. I know many FMA fans who seem to blindly trust everything they read/watch on fan-sub episodes of FMA:B. My advice to them is... DON'T. I've noticed that EVEN so-called the "reputable" fan-sub group (for FMA anime episodes) seem to keep making slip-ups with bad translations in their fan-subs for FMA:B episodes so far. If you have to rely on fan-subs, try to watch at least a few different versions for each episode, or if you really care about what's being said in the OFFICIAL English version for some particular scenes or lines, ask those who have the access to the official English version. For example, anyone who live in U.S. and Canada can watch the official English subbed version on Funimation.com by Thursday following the airing of that episode in Japan on Sunday of that week.
We also have a thread with the transcripts of official English version for each episode
, but currently no volunteers to post the transcript after episode 4. If there is a demand/request for reviving the thread, then post and let us know on Official English sub transcriptions
, and we will try to step up our efforts to find volunteers who can keep this project going.
*If anyone has the access to official English subbed version of FMA:B episodes, and would kindly volunteer his/her time to post the transcripts, please drop a note (post) on Official English sub transcriptions
thread and let us know.