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The Yuzuki Family's Four Sons Episode 1 Briefly Inaccessible on Crunchyroll After Subtitle Quality Complaints (Update 3)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Update: Crunchyroll has uploaded episode with updated subtitles

The first episode of The Yuzuki Family’s Four Sons, the television anime of Shizuki Fujisawa's Yuzuki-san Chi no Yon Kyōdai, became inaccessible on Crunchyroll on Thursday, following complaints over the episode's poor subtitles spread on social media and Crunchyroll's own website. Crunchyroll did not announce or explain the episode's takedown, and did not state if or when the episode will go back up.

Update: Crunchyroll has restored the episode with the same subtitles in the United States later on Thursday, but not in some of the other countries and territories. As of Thursday, the series is also not listed on Crunchyroll's "Fall 2023 Anime Season Lineup" page or its "Newly Added Anime" page in those other countries and territories.

Update 2: Crunchyroll told ANN on Friday that it "is working with the licensor of the series The Yuzuki Family’s Four Sons for updated subtitles, and we hope to have that version on our platform soon."

Update 3: Crunchyroll has uploaded the first episode with updated subtitles by Wednesday, October 11.

Ani-One Asia, an anime streaming company in Southeast Asia, also licensed this anime, and episode 1 is still available in its region with different English subtitles with fewer errors.

Anime News Network's reviewers criticized the translation quality of the first episode's subtitles earlier today in the fall anime preview guide. As of press time, Crunchyroll has not responded to ANN's request for comment.

The anime premiered on Thursday, with Crunchyroll streaming the series overseas as it airs in Japan.

Mitsuru Hongo (Gunma-chan, Ascendance of a Bookworm) is directing the anime at Shuka (Natsume's Book of Friends seasons 5-6), and Orie Tanaka (Natsume's Book of Friends animation director) is designing the characters and is serving as chief animation director. Yoshikazu Suo (Magical Project S, The Melody of Oblivion) is composing the music. Aoi Kubo performs the ending theme song "Sasakure" (Splinter).

The coming-of-age story follows four brothers — from oldest to youngest, the family's breadwinner and school teacher Hayato, the aloof Mikoto who dotes on Minato perhaps too much, the meek Minato, and the confident first-grader Gakuto.

The manga has been running in Shogakukan's shōjo manga magazine Betsucomi since 2018. The manga won the shōjo category in the 66th Shogakukan Manga Prizes in 2020.

Update: Grammatical error fixed. Thanks, AdamW.

Source: Crunchyroll service via @LossThief, Mike Toole

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