Yes, and I used to have to save shitty hentai .jpgs on floppy disks to jack off to using a 36.6k modem. A $1000 desktop used to only have 2GBs of HDD space. You fuckers don't know how lucky you have it nowadays. I wonder who that is on /a/ was old enough to watch Evangelion when it aired on PBS back in 2000 in the San Francisco area, which was much earlier than when Cartoon Network picked it up. They also aired stuff like Bubblegum Crisis, Ranma, Lain, Key the Metal Idol, and a lot more. Fuck, I just did a search and found a 2002 posting regarding that stuff: http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/anime-on-pbs.3033561/
The change has been interesting in just the last few years in terms of access, however. We went from actually having subgroups to pretty much nothing with nearly everything being simulcast. It wasn't too long ago we were waiting for late night Mazui releases for Hyouka or Railgun, Eclipsed for Nodame Cantabile, or gg for Bakemonogtari.
Nah, I threw them away at the time after I got them digitally. So I replaced the vhs with a cd collection (it was cheaper and faster to buy pirated fansubs instead of downloading them). I guess it would have been neat to keep them for nostalgia but VHS tapes are huge and it's not like they keep a good quality, in fact they degrade over time if you watch them a lot. >tfw all the ecchi scenes had that noticeable loss of quality thanks to rewinding/pausing that scene too much
Damn, now I'm remembering all those Evangelion sites I used to go to to read up on theories and see pictures. There aren't really dedicated fansites like that anymore, and everything is a wikia page. It would be amazing to see cached pages for all the anime and hentai sites I used to go to from the late 90s and early 00s.
>>137316076 hey, there are two types of VCR: VHS and Betamax for consumers. VTR is a more general term that includes professional formats such as two-inch reel to reel, as well as the early home reel-to-reel formats in 1 inch and half inch
The Sailor Moon S and R movies, Lili Cat, that AU DB movie, all japanese audio with english subs. I had a lot more but they were lost in time English is not my first language so as a llittle kid I didn't know what the fuck was going on
>>137310884 I still have Slayers although I think at least one of them is shitted up now. You know when the tape snags and gets cinks/wrinkles trying to stuff it back in even using a screwdriver to properly wind it up? Yeah.
Not to mention I believe for basically anything recorded on VHS that that consumer tape degrades faster than the professional grade stuff. All of that stuff is degrading though; I also have had bit rot fuck up a few of my oldest PC games (sometimes they still work but are weirdly glitchy).
>>137319780 You can probably find one on Craigslist or eBay or something for like $20. Or not; no idea if working ones are becoming collectible or not. Mine still works so I haven't given a shit to look.
OP here, I was part of a sort of group of people that gathered every weekend on a park to talk, trade, share anime and manga, met some of them at a convention in 1998, because I was doing a cosplay of Trunks, and met other cosplayers there, one of them was a Pan. They invited me to go with them on the weekend and I went with my mom, lol, I was 12. After that first time, I started going alone, and met all sort of people. There were actually a lot of people there, probably over 50 or 70. There were all sort of people there, fans of sci-fi, fans of shoujo, some people would bring their drawing portfolios, others would bring their trading card collections, I remember this one girl who had hundreds of Sailor Moon ones on a folder.
I made a lot of friends there, everyone was friendly because everyone was excited to meet other people with similar tastes. I borrowed a lot of manga and videos, in fact I saw Death and Rebirth and EoE for the first time thanks to that group, otherwise it would have been hard to come by those movies back in '98.
>>137323796 My town has a permanent fleamarket of sorts, there's a corner that is dedicated to video games and anime, so you could buy copies (of copies). No renting but we did trade a lot in there. Also there was a dude that had a store dedicated to trading cards, and there was an anime club that used that as gathering place or to recruit people, which was basically only a trading group. I got some betamax fansubs from both places and I had to ask a neighbour for a betamax player because we only had a vhs one. When CDs/computers were more common we had a dude in our local group that had a burner (remember how burners/writers weren't norm) and he made copies for us for a buck or so (we just gave him blank cds). This is how I got my first evangelion rip, which I still have backed up.
First torrented I don't remember, but I do remember what was the first anime I actually downloaded when I first got broadband in 2001, Street Fighter Alpha movie from Kazaa, and Initial D episodes, which I remember I found for direct download on some website. I couldn't believe I was able to download whole episodes in an hour or so. With 56k I had to wait hours for 5 or 10 minute videos.
>>137328545 Kazaa was how I discovered anime. I was convinced that the TV studios were maliciously withholding episodes from everyone because they would only show one a week. And I thought "The internet has EVERYTHING! Surely some ally of justice has uploaded all the un-aired episodes to the internet already!" Then to my excitement, I actually found stuff on Kazaa, but alas, the video would not play, it was a black screen but I could hear the audio! That was how I discovered video encoding. And of course you can imagine my confusion after realizing that the entire show was in Japanese and not just the opening song. But hey, since I'd be able to watch, I didn't mind having to read the subtitles. And that was how I became a fucking weeaboo. After a year or two of being exposed to it, I was already at the point where I wouldn't be caught dead watching a dub.
>>137316981 FUCK NO ANON STOP MAKING ME REMEMBER MY ULTRA-WEEB PRETEEN YEARS! >Would browse fansites for full versions of Inuyasha EDs. >Would then crudely sing the kanji in my house around my older brother and mom. >Geocities pages with fanfiction, remember one specific site that I lost a long time ago that would do weekly questions that you'd E-mail in for Inuyasha characters.
I've got a tape with Cyber City Oedo on it around here somewhere. Knew 'that kid' in high school who would rent or buy tapes and had the equipment to make copies. Think I payed him $15 for this one. Great OVA, was not disappointed.
I have a dragon ball movie on VHS that I bought long ago at my local Chinatown. I think it was a Babidi/early Buu arc movie. I remember being so disappointed coming home and realizing it was subbed in Chinese. I'm guessing it's not an official translation too, so I suppose that counts.
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