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If you remember this girl, you're probably an oldfag

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If you remember this girl, you're probably an oldfag
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I'm not a scum.
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I wish that site still existed and was still active.
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My first anime was Chuu2
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>>124048487
Teekyu grill
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>all those nights spent downloading hard sub real movie files
>never again
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>>124048745
Mine was nisekoi
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>>124048826
>>all those nights spent downloading hard sub real movie files

>missing real movie
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>>124048905
I miss the sensation of wonder when downloading an entire episode of something I've never seen before instead of having to rents, buy, or borrow from someone else.

Do you have any idea how fucking expensive getting anime on VHS is unless you knew someone that had them to make copies of? Or even a decent flee market stand for proper boot legs of shows stores don't carry?
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>>124048487
It was, with altavista, my first webpage in internet.
Year 96
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>>124048487
I was poor and living in a underdeveloped country, but I still remember downloading windows 95 themes and tons of wallpapers.
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>>124048745
mine was Kill La Kill
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>>124048952

2008 fags please go you aren't an old fag
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Back then, some people called the internet the "information superhighway". So I presume that is where the "turnpike" came into play for the site's name.
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Thanks to anipike I downloaded Escaflowne OST. It took me one week.
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>>124049216
I remember some printed tutorials describing Internet as a country with no rules and no police.
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>>124049330
I've been told it's a series of tubes.
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>Thazur will never post again
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>>124049006
>tfw remembering how shit real video was
>renting and copying VHS tapes was also a gigantic pain in the ass
>annoying college fags selling overpriced VHS fansubs online was sometimes the only way to get some series

Now I just press a button and watch shit on Crunchyroll. I don't even give a fuck anymore. I did my pain back in the 80's and 90's.

Also fuck fansubbers even more these days.
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>>124049006
>not renting and dubbing your own VHS copies
Hooking up two VCRs is not rocket science.
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>>124049157
>implying I didn't come in 05 from YTMND
>implying it means anything at all
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>>124049157
>2008 was 7 years ago
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I also remember my first hentai image. It was this edited sailor moon picture at the beach.
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>>124049510

>Led here from YTMND in '05

are you me
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Anime 25 years ago
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I started watching anime last april.
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>>124049421
No, that is how I did my DBZ to Pantara AMVs.
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>>124048487
I remember this grill and tons of gay DBZ porn gifs
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>>124049682
>Assemble Insert
>2 episodes
That show was an unsung hero.
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>>124049802
You mean DBZ specials, and transformation sprites.
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>>124049729
I started watching anime last week.
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I remember this because I used to read a lot of shitty manga that was being translated at the speed of snail. Dragon Ball, Ranma and Rayearth were basically my childhood and Fruits Basket my first subbed anime.

Which reminds me, should I actually watch the Rayearth anime? I remember the manga being derpy, but it wasn't that bad since it was only like 6 volumes. Fucking bishounen who just happens to be Legato's brother. Surprised I even remember the first half villain's name.
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>>124049682
Can I see a more recent one?
I just want to see style variants.
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>>124049924
15 years ago
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>>124049559

oh fuck same here

that feel when you're so young and naive that you believe everything is hentai
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>>124049967
Dotto Koni chan was very popular in Latin America
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How could I ever forget?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq4DWfrpu8
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>>124048487
Not if I go on Know Your Meme :^)
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I kinda miss webrings.

Anime fans are spoilt these days, getting hold of stuff in the 90's took far more effort.
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>>124049967
>Baby Felix
The fuuuuuuuck?!
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>>124049967

>Gravitation

I remember watching this dubbed. And enjoying it. I don't even like yaoi.
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>>124049967
The whole year was worth it just for Milk-chan.
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>>124050145
>getting hold of stuff in the 90's took far more effort.
24 bucks for 2-3 episodes
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>>124050163
the only thing i remember from that show was BELGIAN WAFFLESSS
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>>124049967
MEDA BOTS!~
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10 YEARS AGO.
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>>124049967

>Brigadoon
Best year, I often wonder what could have been if Locomotion had shown it instead of candidate for the goddess.
Maybe all latinofags would be lolicons in secret.
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>>124048745
mine was Sword Art Online
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>>124050145
Fuck I have no idea how you did it. I watched anime in the late 90s too but I have no idea what other options there were aside from watching it on tv. There were not even any DVDs out back then that I could have bought.
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>>124050273
fucking NOTHING to watch
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>>124049682
watched in local TV Samurai Pizza Cats and Moomin
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>The Laws of Anime
>Page last modified 2000.02.21
http://www.abcb.com/laws/

Do they still hold up today?
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>>124049907
>Fruits Basket my first subbed anime.
I still remember the episode about the past of the doctor.
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I've only been here for two years, so no.
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>>124050318
What about the next year?
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I remember trying to download anime music and only finding midis on angelfire fan sites.
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>>124050318
>Hell Girl
>IGPX
>Mushishi
>Akagi
>Honey and Clover
>Eyeshield
>GUNxSWORD
>Eureka Seven

>Nothing to watch
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>>124050364
>In space, loud sounds, like explosions, are even louder because there is no air to get in the way.
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>>124049802
I remember zangroku first doujin
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>>124049967
>Gate Keepers
I love this anime.
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>>124050415
>Gundoh Musashi
I wonder if we'll ever get a masterpiece like this again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EohpXyhe5o
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Yay Trixie!

And nobody else says her name?

Geez.
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>>124050123
Holy mother of god, I remember so much.
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>>124050273
Mushishi and Blood+
Everything else is shit
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>>124049682
God I was still in high school
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>The year Evangelion killed anime forever
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>>124050364
>Law of Transient Romantic Unreliability

>Minmei is a bimbo.
FIGHTING WORDS THEN.

FIGHTING WORDS NOW.
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>>124050445
Geocities plz
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Remember me?
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>>124050573
Kamichu is good, even if you don't like it.
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>>124050622
>The Diary of Anne Franke

W-what?
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>>124049682

>Hello Kitty was a real anime

Am I stupid for not knowing this until now?
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>>124050600
>1990
>Highschool

Your time has passed anon.
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>>124048487

Trixie Anipike, I'm so oldfag I had a fanfic site linked on Anipike. I'm still using this same name from back then. When I'm asked why I'm using such an edgemaster fedora wearing name I tell them that after 19 years its hard to just give it up.
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>>124050689
Hit counters?
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>>124050713
Impossibly stupid. You don't remember the God damn theme song?

HELLOOOOOO KITTY

PLAY WITH US TODAY~
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>>124050734
psh, I'm immortal
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>>124048487
I am an oldfag. So?
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>>124050622
>Mimi wo Sumaseba
>Macross Plus
>Gits
>eva

God tier year
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>>124050795
Knowing Trixie is nostalgiafag, not oldfag.
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>>124048826
>waiting ages for Napster downloads to complete

I just felt every year of my age.
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>>124049682
>1990 was 35 years ago
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>>124050835
uhhh... anon? I think you're tired, 1990 was 25 years ago.
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>>124050835
Go back to school
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>>124049559
I was really weirded out at first by pictures of characters like Ami with unusual hair colors having pubes the same color as the hair on their heads. I guess I assumed they dyed it.
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>>124050944
1990 was 73 years ago
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>>124050944
>>124051015
it's the new meymey
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This season
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>>124050364
>Law of Phlogistatic Emission:
>Nearly all things emit light from fatal wounds.

wow, that's something we don't see anymore
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>>124050123
>IGN64
holy shit

guys theres this awesome site called segasages.com you get all your cheat codes there.
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>>124049682
>anime then
>>124051094
>anime now
What happened?
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>>124051157
OVA market crashed
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>>124050123
>guestbooks
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>>124050734
>G-tastes
Those were fucking cock teases. Holy shit was I disappointed.
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>>124051094
This is depressing.
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>>124049967
>Ordian
Truly the best OP ever made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ixt4d9rqQ
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>>124049907
>Legato
>Surprised I even remember the first half villain's name.
Close; it's Zagato.

The manga was one of my firsts, but I still haven't seen the anime. It's in my backlog.
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>>124050737
Close. Trixie Turnpike. Because alliteration.
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>>124051390
Zagato's powerlevel was ridiculous, I loved it.
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Forever gone are the days of angelfire/homestead/geocities anime shrines to their favorite proto-waifus and bishies
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>>124051574
I had one for Masaki from Tenchi Muyo!...

My first ever waifu when I was like 10
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>>124051574
It was the bronze age of internet culture, and then came the Renaissance of FLASH.
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>>124051574
Church of Shampoo reporting in.
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>>124051574
>proto-waifus
Anime goddesses?
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>>124051574
I had a Maya Ibuki shrine on geocities and I remember being part of a yahoo mailing list.
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These were dark times. Some of the shit I used to fall for was unbelievable
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>>124049901
I haven't started watching anime yet, I might get to it in a year or two.
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>>124051499

Oh wow, that's right.
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>>124051717
Oh hey I remember you from that thread yesterday
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>>124048487
I remember downloading video files for ants that were of short anime clips that you couldn't even play with a video player and there was some preview function in the properties file you had to use. I used to watch Sailor Moon henshin and attacks with it.

God, I do not miss the 90s at all.
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I wish there wasn't as much anime every season. Just give me five or six shows, not this fucking overload of shit. I'm not even complaining about "muh manime" or whatever the /v/ retards do, I just think there's too much.
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>>124049006
Buying 1980s Astro Boy on VHS was a fuckin' nightmare. $40 a tape. Used to take me forever to save up for it.
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>>124051855
I keep those files in a CD named Boku no Disk
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>>124051574
With an endlessly looping midi blasting in the background with no stop button.
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>>124051967
I remember something vague about adopting anime characters
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>>124049967
>Hamtaro

Kushi-kushi motherfuckers.

I still have a DVD of it somewhere. You put kids in front of that adorable shit and they're hypnotised by it.
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>>124048745
Mine was Prison School
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>>124049216
Turnpikes and webrings were groups of websites that crosslinked each other before search engines were ubiquitous.
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>>124052071
There were pages where you could "claim" characters by sending the admin an email. They sent back a custom-made tacky badge to stick on your own webpage (because everyone had one) to say so-and-so was yours, no touching! and they updated a directory list saying nobody else could have that one character.
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>>124049853
No.
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>>124049967
Kikaider gave me depression.
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>>124050145
Some things never change
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>>124052166
>there was a Deltora Quest anime
...huh.
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>>124052482
From what I remember of the one book I had, it was pretty good. No clue about the anime though.
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>>124052482
They show the dub on the kid's channel here in Australia all the time. Haven't bothered to watch it myself though.
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>>124052686
>1991
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>>124052686
that's incredible
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>>124049006

I paid $45 for a VHS with TWO episodes of Evangelion on it when I was 12.

That said, I never finished the series until the internet became more well established.

Thank god we don't pay voice actors anything anymore.
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>>124052686
>that thread on /m/ where Otaking tried to organize a trip back in time to attend AnimeCon '91, complete with in-depth tips on how to stay low-key and not alter the future.
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>>124048745
Mine was Shingeki no Kyojin
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>>124049510
>YTMND
Oh shit, it's been ages.

>go to check it out for nostalgia
>find ponies

Some things are best left in the past.
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>>124049153
troll or faggot? You decide!
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>>124052831
Troll or faggot? You decide!
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>>124048745
Mine was OPM
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>>124048745
This was actually my first subbed anime.

>mfw it has been 3 years since then
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>>124050163
YOU DUMBASS
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>>124048745

"Robotech" and Voltron. Beat that.
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>>124052889
I hated it, but it was the first I watched to completion. Before then I thought anime was entirely tentacle hentai
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>>124053088
That's sad.
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>>124052791

$120 for Akira on Laserdisk.

I wish I was kidding.
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>>124052831
>>124053100
>there are people like this on /a/
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>>124052202
Not much has changed. /a/ has waifu threads like that to this day.
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>>124049967
Sweet Jesus all of these were my fucking jam
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>>124053202
>new anime fans are born everyday
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>>124052202
>and they updated a directory list saying nobody else could have that one character.
I think this site doesn't limit waifus to one person, but...

http://www.myfconline.com/
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I got into anime when Netscape was the main web browser.
I had to send letters to a guy in america who would copy the anime I'd asked for on to NTSC tapes and mail them back to me.
My first fansubs were Macross 7, Fushiigi Yuugi and Dirty Pair Flash.
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>>124052686
Jesus, that is a sweet guest list. Did they really manage to get all those guys at once?
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>>124052835
Remember early Xration?
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>>124052791
I bought almost all of Bebop on VHS, up through Mushroom Samba. Then I finally got a DVD player with a combination of part-time job earnings and birthday money.
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My first anime was either Sailor Moon, Digimon, Yu Yu Hakusho, G Gundam, or Pokemon. The first Anime that I knew was an Anime that I watched was Princess Resurrection or Elfen Lied.
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>>124053275
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnimeCon
it actually have a wikipedia article
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>>124053322
This is me. Almost 2 decades, man.
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>>124053322
My first anime was either Heidi, Remi or Marco. The first Anime that I knew was an Anime that I watched was Dragon Ball.
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>>124052686
Do the people who attended that realize how lucky they are to experience such a thing? I want to die.
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>>124048745
Tekkaman Blade but it was the dub teknoman and Dangaioh was when I took the plunge when I was around 8 or 9
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>>124052107
Nah, there were plenty of search engines. They just all sucked. I had like six different ones bookmarked because no single one had comprehensive results. There was Webcrawler, Alta Vista, Yahoo, and more I can't even remember now.

Then Google came along and blew them all away by being just that damned good.
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>>124048826
I remember downloading gundam wing on dial-up it took days to complete and one phone call and I had to start over.

It was truly suffering, I didn't even get to upgrade from dial-up until 2005/6.

Man Australia sucks, at least i got fiber now
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http://ironmouse.za.org/dragon/
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>>124053481
I remember searching pokemon hentai on this
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My first anime was either DBZ or Ranma, but I think it was DBZ. I was probably 10 as it was being dubbed to America. Goku's SSJ3 transition was so hyped. I had like 10 niggas come to my house (we all lived near the middle school we attended) and we watched him get his longass thunder hair and destroy Super ultra Buu or whatever he was at that point.
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>>124053481
Oh yeah, search engines were total shit back then. That's why Anipike was so important because it was one of the few places you could go that was a somewhat comprehensive listing of relevant sites.
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>>124053531
Beautiful web design
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>>124053245
Yeah, tapes were expensive, and even finding copies of a series with decent fansubs could be hard.

This is why things like my college anime club were important, back then. A group that got together just to watch stuff mattered because that was often the only way you were going to see it. You couldn't just stream it yourself or pass a thumbdrive with copies. Having people show up with tapes from the collection was a way to see stuff you couldn't see otherwise. Heck, you might not have even heard of it before.
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I wish I was an oldfag.
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>>124053399
Bolt gave no fucks. Girl slaps him during a BAKA ECCHI scene? Slap her back.
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>>124053708
>http://ironmouse.za.org/dragon/

Holy shit, the nostalgia.
I searched for hentai using this exclusively about 20 years ago.
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>>124053655
Pretty much.
It's hard to imagine or remember now but a few years before that people were still using solaris and not believing that it could be possible to communicate with other co-workers thanks to a machine. At least I was.
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>>124053700
To what end? This is the golden age of weeaboos
You can walk in the streets and talk to any 30- year old about fucking chinese cartoons and you're likely to know about the same things
Not to mention the fact that the demand has gone so far up that nearly everything is free or near it
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>>124053655
>>124053788
Is it true they used to write on stone slabs grandpa?
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>>124053183
I bought approx 300 laserdiscs over the years and even traveled to Tokyo a few times on buying expeditions. Chances are many of you from way back then had copies whose pedigree came from my discs or discs that I bought for friends and acquaintances thru their buying lists. Subs were via SuperGen genlocks via Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000HD personal computers onto a AG1960 recorder thru a TBC. Yellow amiga text was the rule of the day.

If you buy 50 or more at a time like I did, that offsets most of the cost of traveling there. So, you might as well travel to Tokyo if you're going to buy a lot. Back then, unlike now, importing discs could double the price since the sender wanted their profit too.

Buying in person was also cheaper than the posted retail price and you also could redeem all the loyalty buying club points which was substantial. I boosted the discount by getting buying lists from people I knew.

The price for animation was roughly $1.25 to $3.25 per minute in those years' unadjusted dollars. The lower price came from buying used laserdiscs and those were generally in great condition.
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If you recognise these two, you're British and went to a lot of anime cons in the 90s.
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My first anime was dna^2.
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>>124053855
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>>124053245
Ah, the good old days. I don't miss them. Between sending money orders to VKLL in Canada and waiting weeks for the tapes and encodes done in .rm that took all night to download and were mostly unwatchable I'd say it was a lot of work being a fan of anime back then. Still it was better than watching raws with a script from a local BBS in hand, so I guess it wasn't too bad.
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>>124053855
I bet half the people who went to anime cons in the 90s stopped watching anime all together by now, or are dead
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>>124053838
>Yellow amiga text

I still change softsubs to yellow.
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>>124053838
So you are on of the founding fathers of anime piracy (or a bullshitter).

Do you still have all that stuff?
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I watched all the usual dubbed kids anime like pokemon and digimon in the mid to late 90's but at the same time I was watching ghost in the shell, akira, 3x3 eyes, and other movies/ovas on vhs at my friends house since her dad was into anime.
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Caught the tail end of the Eva broadcast on KTEH. Was lead to believe that all anime was DEEP.
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http://reocities.com/Tokyo/3068/
http://reocities.com/SunsetStrip/1914/
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>>124050835
>mfw born 1995
>still can't believe I'm 45
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>>124053575
Fucking AltaVista man. They had the best translation feature of all the websites when most wanted to charge you. It was called babel fish from what I remember. That site plus the neon green of hotbot will forever be burned into my brain.
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Hold onto your butts. It's nostalgia time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUYlqLlbix0&list=PL470F2CE33DCA766E#t=1m06s
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I remember rushing home to watch Robotech on channel 44 (was our channel 2...or 3?)

I still have some anime cells from Tenchi Muyo, and I watch anime today.

Never been to a con. Why do I have all these VHS tapes?
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>>124053812
>>124053700
>To what end?
If you enjoyed the INTENSITY of anime fandom, then those were the days. Obnoxious fans would be ignored and they would have tough times getting anything since almost everything required interactions with other people and copies via VHS videotape.

In my years, I've made thousands of copies since I had a nice job and the willpower to be that type of fan trying to help others enjoy the hobby. Actually, many others were like that too, but they just didn't have the money to do it a lot. I had better machines and was willing to use TBC. I also provided most of the anime for a number of 24H anime video channels at fan conventions. Those were vital in getting copies out to other fans. Many fans would go to SciFi or anime conventions back then just so they could hook their VHS machines to the hotel TV connection. If I was on the con staff for that con, my TBC output enabled recorder would be supplying the video. A TBC made the signal much better.

The only worry was one time, some rogueish convention attendees (two of them) tried to pretend they were con staff in order to get access to the hardware to steal it and the tapes being broadcast. The staffer at the room refused to be fast-talked though. Theft was always an issue due to the dollar volume at stake in gear and source material. Ben Dunn had his home burgled twice for the anime material. One can say anime material because they always took the anime items while a lot of other non-anime possessions remained unstolen. I was followed to my neighborhood by some anime fans and they fast talked their way into the secure gated neighborhood. However, it is policy for staff or guard to not to say the home address, so they could only drive around the neighborhood but too late, my car was inside the garage by then. Some "fans" are scary since they are willing to steal.
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>>124054237

Glad I was a fan out in the sticks then.

I've been watching anime since Reagan was in office.... fuckin' hell.
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>>124049216
>"a series of tubes"

FTFY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ooFqTSS4To
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>>124048487
Remember Bikko, anon?
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>>124053955
I got rid of the other 1010 laserdisc player because it stopped working. The Pioneer 3030 is still working despite its age. I am amazed its electrolytic caps have not died out yet. It is basically unrepairable now. So when it dies, the only player I know of is at a friend's home. He also has a lot of discs he hung onto.

When it dies, I will have no player for my laserdiscs. I didn't sell off my discs but thought about it back when ebay was starting up. Oh, that brings up another tale. Buying ebay stock was great back then. Made another 380K on that. There was no pressure to recoup the money spent on the discs. Some of the disc covers were autographed because I often carried various discs with me to various fan conventions. I paid attention to the GoH list as well as the attendee list and picked out covers those people worked on.

If you're wondering who I am, I am the one who had breakfast with Haruhiko Mikomoto and Mike Tatsugawa at the first AnimeCon. He autographed my disc cover and even drew more chars on the whitespace areas on the cover. Afterwards, I would joke to my friends "I showed this to some artist and he vandalized my disc cover!" My friends offered to buy a totally new one to trade for my vandalized cover. ha ha Those were the good old days.
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>>124049559
>looking for Sailor Moon episodes on Kazaa
>@@@sailorXXXmoonXXXdragonballzXXXadult-vaginal-anal.mpeg.rmbv.avi.bat
>15kB
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>>124053821
Oh, those weren't so bad. They had great font resolution, at least.

Who else here remembers downloading anime as 50meg Realvideo rips of tapes? It was a fucking terrible format, and at that size the quality was beyond shit, but hosting and bandwidth was so scarce that it was all there was.

I think the first straight up digital fansub I got was Hellsing in 2003.
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>>124054432
literally who
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>>124052686
I was born that year. Kill me.
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>>124054358
a bit late for that >>124049371
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>>124048891
>>124049153
>>124050282
>>124052831
>>124053004
>lurk fucking more
Wait a sec, Chuuni was 3 years ago? God, time flies

Lurk the fuck moar
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>>124054440
Why not, you know, track down another working Laserdisc player and buy it? Also have you ever considered making digital copies while your player still works? Storage is cheap now.
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>>124053700
Hang around long enough and someday you will be.
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>>124054607
But I don't want to get laughed by the true grampas.
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>>124054440
Man, you should bury that shit somewhere before you die and leave tips behind for whoever is interested in finding it after you hit the sack.
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>>124054480
>only oldfags remember Bikko

I was really hoping I wasn't an oldfag...
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>>124054419

Speaking of CZ's
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>>124053052
Got you beat. Most people didn't even realize this was an anime.
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>>124050415
This was a fucking great year and the year that convinced me that I should watch every new season.
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>>124054653
Our unhealthy lifestyles will have killed us by then.
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>all those MSN Groups pages lost in time
My favorite DBZ and Ranma fanfics will never be enjoyed by nobody else anymore
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>>124054448
GetRight running overnight to grab half of an episode with mostly unwatchable video and completely unreadable subtitles was how things were done in that era. Divx and Xvid were a huge improvement.
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>>124054697
I'm still real jealous of the anon who got his CZ signed by the man himself.
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>>124054440
You made 380 thousand dollery doos peddling and scalping chinese cartoons?
I used to think today was a time to be alive, but holy shit
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>>124048487
I do. I remember searching for Saber Marionette J fansites and was disappoint because no one had the full openings.
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>>124054741

I wonder if "b-chan" of DBZ fame is doing alright. Been YEARS since I heard from her
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>>124048487
Remember Azumanga Daioh?
Remember when that was the big thing?
Now no one cares. The same will happen to your favorite anime too one day.
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>>124054741
Imagine everything that we all know and love today being forgotten in time.

It happened to the grampas decades ago, and it will happen to us

;_;
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>>124054725
I thought Wizards are immortals?
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>>124054772

Nice! I have the GSC shotglass set in deep storage with some other shit.
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>>124054822
I'll always remember Azumanga Daioh, but for all the wrong reasons
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>>124054822
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>>124054822
As long as I live, as long as my hard drive lives, I'll never forget.
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>>124054822
For sometung newer, remember when Umineko was being translated and there were tons of speculation threads with every new episode?
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>>124054753
Certainly better than bloated MPEG3 or MPEG2 files.
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>>124054837
I'm sure the archives will keep on living, right?
I mean, even the Code Geass and Lucky Star shitposting is just a few clicks away from here. That's a trip back to an almost decade old past.
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>>124050622
>GitS
>Eva
>Slayers
>Memories
>Golden Boy

What a time to be alive.
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>>124054888
Someone gave Chiyo's father a gun? Wasn't he dangerous enough with the glowing and the shaking?
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>>124054961
According to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, ALL times continue to physically exist.

So, yeah.
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All I'm going to say is

>Mosaic
>Altavista
>FTP sharing with IRC buddies
>alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.anime
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>make Geocities website
>no content
>fill pages with Final Fantasy 6 GIFs and links to other pages filled with different GIFs
>add visitor counter
>done

Geocities was awful because of people like me.

Also
>see interesting link to Geocities site
>click link
>This page is under construction
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>>124055027
When will moot bring back /l/ and /guro/?
;_;
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>>124054837
I did and still do think that the internet is a special medium that will never be forgotten and that decades from now people will so severely regret not recording the numerous original thoughts, feelings, and works expressed here
In the same way that centuries ago ponderings are a work of art and literature today, I believe that whatever remains in the future will also be art and literature, however whatever remains will be a snapshot of our time, constrained by all the limitations of the medium and the wind of the ages as we lament and rejoice over various things that would be so easily overlooked in the not so distant future
But even then I'm sure not even 1% of the most beautiful sentiments contained here on the internet will ever be remembered and they, like the endless works of yore, will be lost to the crashing sands of time, their only witness, those who wrote them and those who felt them
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>>124055027
I still remember when /h/ was good
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>>124054591
It's not worth supporting laserdisc video. BOTH the total resolution and the technical video quality itself were inferior to DVD replacements most of the time. I bought quite a few DVD discs to replace the laserdiscs. In some cases, the DVD weren't all that great because they were actually sourced from laserdiscs themselves! I guess the company was unable to remaster the anime for DVD. However, getting DVD was important in order to get away from laser rot.

Most of the laserdiscs have laser rot where the aluminized vapor deposition surface has had some change occur to it. Thus, the video will have spots where that video data was destroyed.

While that is somewhat disappointing, I am not all that unhappy. I got a lot of mileage out of my discs. They've been loaned out to many people. They've generated copies as well as subs. I still have the laserdisc covers with their artwork. And because of them, I met many people. The vast majority of them good, and a few inevitable bad eggs. I still talk or meet with some of those people who have become my friends since. I even travel with some of them once in awhile. Participation in anime fandom gave me the confidence to branch out to volunteer at SciFi conventions and westercon and I even was a member of a WesterCon ConCom which was one of the best ever westercons. I've been on concoms of other major fan conventions. Those fannish days are long behind me, but I remember them fondly. So in that sense, they are still benefiting me with their warmth.
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>>124055027
If this is true why can't I access >>>/l/ ? He was a bright guy but the lack of loli could indicate that he was wrong.
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>>124054822
>Herro everynyan! How are youu? Fine sankyuu!
>OH MAH GAH
>I wish I were... a bird.

Every fucking time.
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>>124055066
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>>124055066
That was pretty poetic anon, I liked it. Also, is anyone getting hammered with food captchas today specifically?
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>>124054979

You forgot Macross Plus
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>>124054773
Sorry, i meant ebay stock. When ebay went public, that was a good time to buy its stock. It just kept climbing and climbing and I sold out. It still climbed after that, but I'm the type that sells earlier. After all, you don't make money until you sell it.
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>>124055077
There are few instances where LDs performed better than DVD, and that's when there's enough particles moving in all directions, such as stars in space or massive debris of cherry blossoms on screen.
DVD's MPEG was just not suited to handle those well, and LDs came out better on those scenes.

Of course nowadays it's a moot point.
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>>124055102
>If this is true why can't I access >>>/l/ ?
Blame entropy for preventing your present access to antiquated lolis.
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>>124055191
>antiquated lolis

That's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one.
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>>124052091
wellmemed.jpg
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>>124055102
Fuck /l/, I want /z/ back.
The power was there for the taking but it was not to be.
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>>124048826
Holy shit you threw me back to the MyTenchi days,
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>>124052557
Was good for a children's book series. Never got to read the epilogue though.
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>>124054441
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap48Yu59coA&t=5s
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>all these shows are released every year
>without even realizing, your backlog is expanding
>forever
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>>124055284
>I'll never run out of things to watch
Yay!
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>>124053052
Speed Racer.
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>>124055309
Because you'll never watch them.
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>>124048745
Mine was Dragonball GT, the Chinese version.
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>>124055318
Represent.
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>>124055284
>all these books are released every year, and you will never get to read them all
>all these movies are released every year, and you will never get to watch them all

Not exactly a unique dilemma, so chillax
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>>124051157
>cels
>CG
This happened.
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It's too bad some fans retired. I still hope after ten years of waiting for the next chapter. Those were the days when mailing lists were a distribution method for stories as well as pre-reading versions. Pre-readers get to read the fanfic before it is published on a website; they check for logic, typos, grammar, or even offer rewrite suggestions to improve the story.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/bcadwgan/anime/ragnarok.htm

The best Bubblegum Crisis fanfic I've ever found so far (and I looked hard). BGC was the anime that convinced me to really look at fanfics.

http://www.accessdenied-rms.net/dw2.shtml
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>>124054135
Watching this for the first time now.
Thanks anon, it's really interesting!
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>>124050766
Bruh, that takes me back.
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>>124055150
Just hit reload until you get a text one.

Fuck you, Google, I'm not training your AI for you.
>>
My oldest anime memory is anime week on the Sci-Fi channel. I'm still not sure what movies they were except that one had Lum in it.

I already knew what anime was by then, but I don't remember how.
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>>124054082
You are 17 dude. Chill out
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>>124056147
That's what I've been doing.

>>124056266
'95ers are turning 20 this year. Think Eva.
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>>124056266
>Chill out
>not using Chillax
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>>124056266
Or wait, you knew that, didn't look too hard at the post you were replying to, disregard >>124056287
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>strict religious parents
>no internet until somewhere around 2005, when XP was already released for years and everything was already organized
>missed out on all the old fun
>I will never get the experience of being one of the early internet users

Hold me /a/. I missed out on so much.
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>>124055061
Moot isn't here anymore
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>>124056454
Those were simple days indeed, but you are fortunate to have all the anime at your fingertips.
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>>124056290
your a master of the dude posting meme too?
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>>124056319
I meant to say 20 but I kept thinking about my girlfriend who is born in 1997. She is still 17.
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>>124055061
>/y/ existed before /u/
Sasuga moot.
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>>124056454
>strict religious parents
>no internet until somewhere around 2005

What

Dude my father is a pastor who graduated from a theological seminary school and I had internet in the mid 90s.
What are you, Amish?
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>>124056454
I am 19 right now so I know how you feel.
>>
>people born after Eva came out will be able to vote next year
>people born after Excel Saga came out can already drive
>people born after Pokemon came out can already vote
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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>>124056549
I was born after Eva came out and I can already vote. I am 19 dude.
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>>124056549
>people born after Eva came out will be able to legally buy alcohol next year
I don't know how I fucked that up.
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>>124056454
What does them not giving you internet access until 2005 have to do with religion?
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>>124056454
The actual experience kind of sucked. It's great in nostalgia, but at the time didn't feel good. Listening to the dial-up noise makes me happy now but years ago it was a symbol of inconvenience.
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>>124056595
>>124056549
>>124056578
NIGGERS
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>>124056595
How old are you anyway?
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>>124056628
Please go back to Arslan thread, thank you.
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>>124056654
29.
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>>124056660
I wasn't in that thread!
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>>124056628
Reminds me of that old dagobah flash that played that Eureka Seven track,, believe it was called "Know Your Ultimate Destiny."

Saw it on /f/ today again, I think.
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>>124056623
>mfw having to wait literally 8 minutes when using high speed internet to play a flash games on neopets/newgrounds.
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>>124056678
You are old dude. 9 years older then me.
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>>124056549
>People born after Azumanga Daioh aired are old enough to start having sex
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>>124055318
>>124055376
niggas

my niggas
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>>124056617
Because computers and every invention of the 21st century are literally Satan.

No seriously, it was not until they the teacher from my school were pressuring my parents that we got internet access. I was not allowed to use a computer until I was 15.
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>>124056723
To be fair, people born after Angel Beats are old enough to start having sex.
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>>124056693
http://dagobah.net/flash/know_your_destiny.swf
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>>124054822
It's already happening to Lucky Star
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>>124056732
I didn't use one until I was 12. Big deal. The retarded kids we have this generation use them at 6, if that's what you're trying to compare yourself with.
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>>124056764
Brazil please.
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>>124056732
>Because computers and every invention of the 21st century are literally Satan.
Remember when barcodes were the Mark of the Beast?
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>>124056723
Nobody is ever to young to start having sex
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>>124053838

In the end, I ended up giving my Laserdisk player along with 80 or so anime laserdisks (KOR box set from AnimEigo, Green Legend Ran, Tenchi, etc) to a friend before moving away. They were simply too heavy and I was too poor to ship it. I did burn a dvd copy of everything before hand. Doesn't keep me from regretting, but it's something.

Just curious if anyone else got burned on ADV laserdisks. For those that don't know, they did bad pressings and everyone I got from them laser rot. NGE, Goldenboy (oh yes, they had the first one on LD). All garbage in a few months. I was so pissed I still pirate NGE for that reason only.
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>>124056765
There you go.
>>
>tfw I got my first computer 19 years ago at the age of 10
>tfw playing Doom on Win 95
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>>124056149
>anime week on the Sci-Fi
Saturday Anime. That shit was awesome. Sci-Fi channel tought me what anime was. Back then I knew there was a difference between serious cartoons and those shitty bugs bunny reruns, I just didn't know what it was called until the Sci-Fi channel aired them.

I don't remember seeing lum back then but, I do remember some stuff like Mars(I think that's the name), Tenchi ova's, some cop girl show I can't remember, some other vampire shit I can't remember, Guyver, some other show I can't remember about, I think a bounter hunter girl, trying to kill some powerful alien with like a small white face in the middle of its head. I remember that thing scaired the shit out of me. I wish I could remember what its called.
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>>124056768
God, Lucky Star feels retro to me now. I don't want to have to go through this.
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>>124054822
Who gives a fuck what other people think. It isn't going to stop you from watching/reading said anime/manga.
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>>124056845
>playing computer games before the Y2K scare
Feels nostalgic, friend
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>>124056849
Fuck, the backgrounds are so plain.
I don't mean that they're bad, but it's got that distinct mid 2000s style.
Edgy middle schoolers might not even watch Death Note these days ;-;
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>>124056846
>bugs bunny
>shitty
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>>124056768

i still have that one backlogged goddamnit
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>>124056846
Armitage III, Project A-Ko, and Galaxy Express 999 on Sci-Fi are what turned me into the megaweeb I am today.

I wonder what my life would be like today if my dad hadn't been a fan of Star Trek when I was a kid.
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>>124056917
>that tan line
My body can't take this right now.
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>>124056918
>my dad hadn't been a fan of Star Trek when I was a kid.
Nigga are you me?
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>>124056917
I feel it holds up well.
Depends on how you feel about referential humor.
The characters are still cute.
Konata is still my waifu, even after all these years.
Epic.
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>>124055376
>>124055318
>>124056724
All agree the movie was awesome?
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>>124056967
>Konata is still my waifu, even after all these years.

That shit wasn't long ago at all.
My waifu is still Noa from Patlabor ffs.
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>>124056985
From what I remember, it wasn't too bad at all.

Really rare for live action to do that. Then again, I'd probably have to see it again to reaffirm my position.
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>>124056955
Maybe. Do you get paid by the State of Texas to yell at niggers?
>>
I remember when anime was spelled with an accent on the e and when people thought of "anime" they thought of spiky hair, huge eyes, and something with bunnygirls and lots of chicks with giant breasts. I remember when renting hentai VHSs was a thing you wished you could do if you were 18. I remember the first big surge where anime was on the edge of mainstream. I remember much.
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>>124056999
>Noa
>Draw boy
>Call it a grill
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>>124057020
>and when people thought of "anime" they thought of spiky hair, huge eyes, and something with bunnygirls and lots of chicks with giant breasts.
Pretty sure that's still what most people think of.
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>>124056999
It was eight years.
Time is relative anon.
I love Patlabor too though.
I bought a model kit of the Ingram today.
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>>124056985
Wasn't it a flop? That's objective proof it sucks.
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>>124057013
Watched again recently to reaffirm to myself, that yes. Good anime live adaptations can exist. Even if just that one.
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>>124056535

back in the day there was no need for /u/ because yuri could be freely posted on /a/ and /h/ without insane lesbians ruining everything
>>
>>124056819
Why wouldn't you pirate NGE? A friend gave me some of the old ADV DVDs and they suck dick.
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>>124057068
>Time is relative anon.
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>>124055027
Even the sight layout was much better back then. I miss /l/. Hell, I even miss old /b/.

>>124055051
>Geocities was awful because of people like me.
Yeah, but it was fun.
>>
There was a time where gaia-tier shit like this flooded anime forums everywhere, and /a/ was the one safe refuge where people would yell at weaboos to go back to gaia.
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNWr_Jlx6p0
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>>124057075
Niche groups don't sell in the west.
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>>124057212
I kind of miss it.
It had a certain innocence to it.
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>this used to be my homepage: http://web.archive.org/web/20000511012232/http://www.pokemonvillage.com/

Seems that the website has folded since then.
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>>124057212
Those people still exist. They're just spamming ponies instead of Tibetan picture scrolls now.
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>>124057241
>I won't get to signup to win a GBC or 64

Damn. Reminds me of my EoE poster that has a quote from Wizard Magazine on it. It died sometime back but I remember it fondly.
>>
>>124056985
I wasn't that crazy about it. Watching as a kid, Speed Racer seemed fairly serious and realistic (apart from the characters' names), and I would have preferred a movie with a similar tone.
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>>124057085

Because I paid good money for the LDs and they all rotted. I even contacted ADV and they refused to refund.

Normally, series I cared about I re-bought with each new technology (ex Akira I had on VHS, LD, DVD, and Blu-ray). As for NGE, I just bought on VHS and LD.

NGE may seem like they suck now, but I'm old enough to remember anime was in a stagnant period. Nothing really that different. I still remember the faces of my friends when Shinji finds out he just crushed his best friend. That scream even as the credits roll...
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>>124051574
>http://ranma1269.tripod.com/shrines.html
Those were great and had a very personal, almost welcoming feel to them.

We can never have those simple, feel-good times again ;_;
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>>124053531
I'm surprised Fate's on there. And Gurren Lagann. Must've been kept updated longer than I thought.
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>>124057027
Yes, and?.jpg
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>>124057375
Remember what the internet was like before Wikipedia and social media?

I kind of miss that.
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Hello hot stuff
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The only site I went to when I was a kid that's still up is pojo.com
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>>124057447
Social media existed before you were born, in the form of dial up boards. Outside of military and academic use, the "internet" was used primarily as a series of text based community boards.
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>>124057461
>people using their real names on the web
I miss those days
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>>124056918
>>124056955
I'm the dude with pastor father, and he would watch Fist of the North Star together and play Bubble Bobble with me all night until we beat all 99 or 100 levels.
I think I was lucky to have such a cool dad.

I haven't spoken to him much since I denounced Jesus Christ and left the house 15 years ago though.
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>>124057461
>reading through the Escaflowne manga (8 volume version)
>ad for Love Hina at the back.

Was pretty neat.
>>
>>124057480

don't be obtuse
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>being nostalgic for "joe jackoff's shitty personal H collection webring" in the face of pixiv/boorus/exh
fuck no, no thank you. kids these days have no idea how bad we had it.
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>>124057480
BBS and forums aren't the same as Facebook, Myspace, Livejournal, or even Reddit and the various *chans.
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq4DWfrpu8
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>>124056765
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>>124057520
It did seem a lot more close-knit and underground back then. Also seemed to carry more of an aura of mystique.
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>>124057476
Visited a site I spent a handful of years on only to find it gone. Going through the wayback machine to find what happened but their crawler didn't pick up much. Felt like a kick in the gut.

>>124057516
Stop showing your page.
>>124057537
They are fundamentally the same thing.
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>>124054703
Grimm's fairy tales classics
That was the first anime I ever watched
i remember Nickelodeon would play it
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>>124057556
It also carried almost exclusively terrible art.
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>>124057583
I meant in general, not necessarily hentai webrings.
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>>124057520
And yet, we still take the insane amounts of anime we now have at our fingertips for granted.
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>>124057486
Anon, everyone uses their real name on the web these days. In fact, most Internet superpowers have done everything in their power to prevent you from not using your real name.
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>>124057556
It was close nit and I didn't have the guts to say this back then but I hated all of you. All of you.
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>>124057341
I love NGE dude. I don't think it's overrated at all. I hope they have a blu-ray release of it in the west one day.
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>>124057556
It also directly gave birth to 4chan.

Moot created this shit so people would post a ton of porn to his website without him having to search for it himself.

I ended up here the second or third week it was online because someone posted a link to it on the shoujo-ai.com forums where I'd been hanging out to get loli yuri.
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>>124053481
>There was Webcrawler, Alta Vista, Yahoo, and more I can't even remember now.

Metasearch was like protogoogle, it searched multiple search engines. I used it to find hentai webrings. Until my Dad noticed and I had to have a very awkward conversation with him.
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>>124056549
Pokemon predated Eva? That doesn't sound right.

According to Wikipedia, Eva came out in '95, whereas the first Pokemon games came out in '96, and the anime in '97.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_(video_game_series)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_(anime)
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>>124057562
Your mom, grandparents, and little sister never posted on a BBS though. That's the primary difference.
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>>124057486
People were also a lot less quick to randomly start ranting on about how they would kill a person for having a difference of opinion, though. This whole "nice person on the internet turns into a complete cunt" is a trend which wasn't remotely as prominent as in earlier internet communication.
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>>124057639
Dogpile.com was the big one in my neighborhood.

An older neighbor showed it to me in around 1997 when he used it to download a GBC emulator and Pokemon Blue, introducing me to emulators for the first time.
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>>124057651
>That's the primary difference.
Not really much of a difference aside from the community. They are still fundamentally the same products.
>>
Anyone else remember when the only ways to get help with video games were Nintendo Power and the Nintendo Tip Line?

I still remember my mom calling the Nintendo Tip Line to help me with Zelda: Link's Awakening in the early 90s.
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>>124057728
And now Nintendo sucks!
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>No online manga readers for babbys
>Had to download that shit from IRC
>took a good couple of hours just to download a single chapter

Kids have it so good these days. Also RIP SnoopyCool.
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My first waifu crush.
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>>124057429
>>124053746
Some one correct me if I'm wrong but the most recent thing on that site is is katanagatari an anime from 2010.
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>>124056985
One of my all time favorite movies. I still get motherfucking HYPE watching it. A perfect film.

>>124057337
>Watching as a kid, Speed Racer seemed fairly serious and realistic
lmao. You missed the very first episode when Speed is leaping from motorcycle to motorcycle and and putting the drivers in headlocks while they play hot potato with a briefcase? Nigga the film was 100% true to the source.
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>>124057759
2cute

Here's mine.
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>>124048487
I remember when the original run of Sailormoon hadn't even ended yet.
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Also remembers downloading tons of opening/ending videos from bestanime.com and be curious about all these animes I've never heard of before.
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I remember when you read your manga as a phonebook
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>>124057520
Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the early japanophile internet has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.
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>>124057782
I was six or seven. I thought it was realistic. What i meant is, I wanted a Speed Racer movie that felt the way the show did when I was little. Nostalgia is a powerful force.
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>>124057789
JUST WILD BEAT
COMMUNICATION
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>>124058072
JUST LOVE
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>>124058072
Aww yee nigga. I was just thinking about Gundam Wing and how everyone hates it cause they suck and I'm the only cool dude left.

And just because I know you're out there, lying in wait for your opportunity to leap out and dish out some sick burns: Fuck you.
>>
>>124058091
>>124058072
I love Two-Mix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1qtxUKaj4
>>
Webrings.
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>>124050622
>Sailor Moon SuperS
>Tenchi Universe
>Magic Knight Rayearth 2
>Slayers
>Fushigi Yuugi
>Gokinjo Monogatari
>Macross Plus (movie version)
>Slayers the Movie
>Macross 7 The Galaxy's Calling Me
>Ghost in the Shell
>Sailor Moon SuperS Movie
>Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy
>Ruin Explorers

Are you even trying 2015?
>>
an oldfag thread? Not bad every once in a while to see how many of us are still alive.

Fuck yeah, 45 minutes to an hour for a single mp3 over dial up and whole OST albums were freely available right on homepages. And it was a fast and reliable US Robotics 56k, not a cheapie winmodem.
>>
>>124058239
>alive
I am very much dead.
>>
Watching up in the form of a .gif with a low-quality rip of the audio embedded on the page, bit by bit. The audio and the .gif never syched up, of course.
>>
I started watching Betterman because of all the hentai I found as a teenager. The recent watch threads this past February really made me think about how far down the slippery slope I've fallen.
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>>124058282
Please go back to your grave.
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>Anime Expo 1996
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzWzTMmNNh8&list=PL32AC170B8DD77426&index=52
I like these old convention clips, since it reminds me of how underground anime still was in the 90s.
>>
>>124058380
>Watching up
*Watching anime
How did I fuck that up?
>>
Trying to donwload from kaaza or limewire was hell. I always ended up with tons of cp.
Good thing I was around 10 at the time.
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>>124057892
I can do one better
>hanging out on IRC with Mixx's editor-in-chief
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>>124053088

H-how do you even grow up through the 90's and early 2000's without seeing any anime at all?

Even the kids that made fun of others for watching anime at least saw a couple just to have a frame of reference for what they were bashing on.

That's just baffling man.
>>
>>124053088
Come on, this is trolling. Pokemon and DBZ were fucking huge by the time he was in middle school.
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>>124058399
Sadly, this is my grave.
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>>124054441
>All those viruses
>I was using an iMac
Good times.
Not those gay white/aluminium ones, the original badass brightly coloured ones.
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>>124048487
all those geocities shrines, its like an ancient civilization that suddenly went extinct
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>>124058595
Truly a more contemporary Pompeii.
>>
http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/
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>>124056454

I didn't have my own internet and laptop until I was 17 in 2007

One of the very first things I found on my internet was 4chan. If there's a such thing as a fateful encounter in life, I guess that was it.
>>
Kids today don't know how good they have it with hentai. We used to have to wait forever just to load some shitty pixelated image. There used to be a site called Plasticman's Hentai Den or something like that, but I can't find any trace of it, although it might be because I'm getting the name wrong.

PBS in my area used to show anime too, like Evangelion subbed before it was on Toonami, and stuff like Please Save My Earth, Key the Metal Idol, Urusei Yatsura, Bubblegum Crisis, Sakura Wars, Lain, Ranma OVAs, etc.

Back in the late 90s and early 00s Cowboy Bebop was already popular and considered great, so it's kind of annoying now to see kids on /a/ now act like people only enjoyed it and praise it because of nostalgia when that isn't the case at all.

So many fansites for various shows from the 90s are gone now (Eva in particular comes to mind), and there's no cached versions to visit just for fun.
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>>124058176
I've seen everything on that list, and own only half.
>>
>>124058683
>finding 4chan right off the bat.

Jesus. At least I went through aol chat, irc, ezboards, angelfire/geocities, and gaia before 4chan. You were just yanked away swiftly by a rip-tide.
>>
>>124058683
I used a computer in my mom's basement with Windows 98 until 2007, I was still waiting for five minutes for a page this size to load when Facebook existed.
>>
>>124050415
Pumpkin Scissors had an anime? Am I retarded?
>>
>>124058758

Even before I had my own personal connection I stayed afterschool to lurk on the libraries internet and played Runescape. Some noob in shitty bronze armor pulled me into a world of excitement I never could have imagined from there.
>>
What music did you listen to while browsing in the days of yore? I listened to OK Computer by radiohead and Queen's greatest hits because my dad listened to them.
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>>124058816
Random anime midis
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>>124058516
Well played. Which reminds me, why the hell am I here now?
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>>124058758
>He didn't find 4chan after the Fox News shitstorm in 2007

This is the only thing in my life I owe to the shit that is Faux News. They made me find 4chan with their hackers on steroids report.
>>
>>124058871
nah, I was in the original dirty bomb thread, and took part in every habbo raid. I've seen some shit.

You're welcome.
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>>124055077

Shit, you're probably long gone to bed but I enjoyed reading your posts a great deal. Thanks for typing them, anon. A little before my time, but not by too much. Sounds like you had an interesting and meaningful ride on the wave of early anime fandom. It was nice to read about.
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>>124058684
Good call, I forgot about PBS occasionally airing subbed anime.

Among the earlier websites I remember hitting up were dedicated to Eva, Kimagure, Tenchi and El Hazard. I found Key the Metal Idol through a Geocities homepage, a few good sites were on Angelfire.

I faintly remember an old Eva message board called Rei Ayanami's Room that might've been hosted in Japan but had an english forum set up.

One of the best wallpapers sites that showed up was ABC. Not the earliest one but it was among the most comprehensive. Some of their wallpapers might still be floating on the web today, although woefully low res by our standards now.
>>
>>124058902
>Not first hearing of 4chan as the home of Project Chanology where those cool internet guys in masks protest Scientology
>>
>>124058902
> thread
>>
>>124058816
Sailor Moon songs and the Beatles.
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>>124048487
Trixie turnpike. Ah yes.

I remember browsing the Escaflowne fan sites through that page when I was in the ninth grade.
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>>124048487
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>>124058816
Guns n' Roses, TM Network, The Blue Hearts.
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>>124053052
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo3NPT8QIvk
I watched that but you are still small fry.
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>>124049967
>Gatekeepers
>Vandread
>Love Hina
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>>124058871
I found 4chan looking for princess peach rule 34. It was a sad moment when that thread 404'd, but then the whole world opened up to me.
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>>124054441
>Kazaa

don't forget
>Limewire
>Emule

Its no wonder porn does absolutely nothing for me anymore.
>>
This might be of interest to anyone else who grew up watching this "anime" as well as any fans of the actual anime it was frankensteined from.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/robotech-movie-sony-tv-series-anime-1201460191/
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>>124048487
>omg
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>>124058871
I found this place in 2006, through a Runescape IRC channel.

I've only been coming here frequently since 2011, though, so I guess that makes me a newfag.
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anyone else here went to tmffa?

Used to love reading the numerous fanfics....mainly read the ranma 1/2 / crossovers. they were always good. evangelion crossovers were too.
>>
What I miss most about the old internet is the rough, amatureish, thrown-together style and DIY aesthetic of everything. Now everything is pretty and planned, centralized and conveniently cataloged for anyone who will simply follow them on facebook and twitter. The internet has gone from a sort of wild-west to a corporate, planned people's metropolis for all the good consumers to read their innocent whacky cat images and brand new doge memes on, as posted in your comments section by your aunt. She's pretty internet-savvy after all, she knows what a lolcat is. Everything has become a commodified, sanitized snapshot of some strange backwards community in the past for all the good, productive citizens to get a sensible laugh out of between buzzfeed articles. It's like some sort of weird digital Brave New World.
>>
>>124049510
>>124052835
>>124049633
http://imonaplanetonirvana.ytmnd.com/
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>>124059586
>tmffa
https://youtu.be/DQWg1idXFhQ
>>
When was the last time you typed out an url on the address bar?
God, I miss the old internet.
>>
Remember when people used to write MSK3000s of other people's fanfic? When exactly did that stop?
>>
>>124059591
I prefer it when it was the wild west. You felt a greater sense of true freedom and the average kid was more savvy than the adults trying to regulate everything.

We have now come full circle where todays kids only know how to work their smartphones and create Minecraft mods.
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