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So /a/ when did you first pirate your anime?

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So /a/ when did you first pirate your anime?
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>>152164927
>ANBU SUBS

Also I'm surprised they where at so fast at episode 18 of Naruto already in 2003

Naruto 18 came out in Japan February 6, 2003. They had it the next day!
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The first anime I got illegally was Akira, which I asked somebody else to download for me.
After that I began pirating personally with Trigun and Excel Saga.
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around 2006 but I used youtube most of the time
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I brought some pirated dvd with all the Lucky Star episodes. It even had the "This sub is done by fans for fans. Don't sell it."
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>>152165165
Youtube in 2006? Did it really have anime? Man that must have been shit quality.
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>>152165204
300p was the norm so I guess it was shit quality
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>>152164927
Don't remember when, but it was Code Geass. Before that I was watching Shane on YouTube.

And before that it was Doraemon and co on tv.
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>>152165177
Man I did the same thing in 2002

We had some shitty groups.google where they were guys trading anime but also selling.
So I got Flame of Recca and Green Green from some guy...
I remember being excited beyond belief.
I watched Flame of Recca in oen go all 42 episodes.
The DVD-Rom I had literally died on episode 39. So I couldn't watch the rest for a week.
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>>152165294
Shana*
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>>152165317
How the fuck did you get your hands on Lucky Star in 2002?
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>>152165341
oh shit he got his cover blown. Checkmate John Titor.
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>>152164927
Evangelion, around 2001, downloaded it from Kazaa and had problems figuring out that I needed to install DivX codex for some episodes.
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>>152165396
Man, kazaa was so shit.
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>>152165341
I think you have something confused.
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>>152165417
>>152165396
Should have used WinMX like real people.

http://www.angelfire.com/ne2/anime_nexus/download.htm
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>>152164927
VHS recordings of Astro Boy, the old one of course.
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Death Note, back in 2006, was the first anime I streamed rather than watching on TV. It was on fucking youtube too. I was super casual back then though, I had only watched stuff that was on TV or what was shown in my high school anime club. That club actually had really good taste in retrospect. Also they were the ones who introduced me to /a/ back in 2005, but I didn't really start browsing til 2006.
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Nobody used VHS except one guy who could be trolling.

Man... I'm so old and wise.
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I think I downloaded one episode around 2005, but this was before I watched anime, and only downloaded that one.
I think the first anime I downloaded after I got into anime was Neon Genesis Evangelion. Later, there were a few others. This was from downliad sites where episodes were downloaded indivually. I remember using 4chan's board for that to find Princess Tutu. At this point, I still didn't know how to torrent. I think the first time I torrented was in 2012, when I downloaded Utena and Bubblegum Crisis.
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>>152164927
After years of watching anime on shitty streaming sites like animecrazy.net (which is now shut down), I finally grew a pair and started torrenting.
The first anime I torrented was Rurouni Kenshin Tsuioku-hen, since my DVD collection is scratched, and since the Blu-ray is out of print.
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>>152165204
Man youtube used to have so much anime. It used to be the wild west with barely any competent copyright enforcement. I had one friend who managed to get a channel with almost 100k subscribers and all he did was upload subtitled episodes of anime like Haruhi or Ooran High School or Lucky Star. You wouldn't believe the dumb shit he got as comments either, the kind of morons who relied on Youtube for anime.
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>>152164927
Probably 2005ish. I had dialup. I was able to download one episode per night.
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>>152165890
>dialup in 2005
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>>152165939
Yeah. Switched to ADSL soon after, which I am still on to this very day.
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>>152165939
I had 128kb but flatrate cable modem at that time.
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>>152164927
Pirating? Probably 2008. Torrenting? Not until 2013.
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Cobra movie on VHS with glorious russian DUB
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Hardsubbed Love Hina from some FTP server in 2001/02. Took me a whole week thanks to slow connection and server quotas
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>>152164927
Rozen Maiden was my first, god knows how many years ago now
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Onepieceofbleach. After watching few episodes of Naruto on Jetix.
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>>152164927
man RePure was shit compared to the original SisPri.
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My earliest memories are probably of Naruto, around the Zabuza saga. I had friends online telling me about how good it was and that I should watch it even though I'd have to read subtitles.

So whatever year the year after Naruto started airing.
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>>152165082
Yeah. Simulcast for free.
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I don't download mine, I watch em online, hard drive almost full
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2004.
Midori no Hibi, Bleach and Elfen Lied
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Does it count as piracy if you buy pirated media?
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>>152166573
No, it's called "being a retard".
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I had a bunch of pirated shit on VHS I used to buy from a flea market.

I don't remember what much of what I had, but I know I definitely had Plastic Little because I must've watched the boob comparing scene from it a hundred times.
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>>152164927
MiniMkvs from Minithreare and Comic-world forum around 2008
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>>152164927
The first anime I pirate was Kaleido Star back in 2003.
>tfw 12 hours for 300MB
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>>152164927
Some time in 2003. I watched FMA right after it had aired and it was downloadable with subs. Before that I remember pirating a few shows like DNAngel and Sailor Moon but I don't remember how long ago that was.
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1998 I guess.

Got an MPEG file of Evangelion.

Still haven't watched Evangelion.
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>>152164927
The first season that I began watching anime with /a/. I streamed a few of the shows that I saw people talk about, and then I switched to torrenting when spring began.
I have no idea what the first anime I downloaded was, I could probably find it if I looked through my half-dead hdd. If I had to guess what the first airing show that I downloaded was then it most likely was either Denpa Onna, The World Only God Knows or Oretachi Tsubasa since those were the ones that piqued my interest.
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>>152165204
Anime was often posted in three parts because of the 10 minute limit
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>>152164927
Today, but none of you niggers on here can answer the simplest of questions about it, so I'm considering not bothering with it.
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>>152167764
Why would anyone spoonfeed you when they had to learn about all this shit on their own?
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>>152167764

bakabt
haruhichan
nyaa.se

older versions of qbittorrent

now kindly fuck off newfag
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Been using nyaa since I started watching 7 years ago.
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>downloading your chinese cartoon in *.rm format
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>>152164927
2014 when I finally got my own PC. It's also when I really got into anime.
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>>152167764
You can come over to /wsr/ if you have questions, anon. I always try to refresh the first page every hour and help with stuff I know.
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Evangelion in VHS back in 1997
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>>152166138
We all gotta start somewhere Johan.
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>>152167917
Today I marvel at two things.

My ability to tolerate absolute utter garbage quality.

The unbelievable scaling on my CRT monitor that allowed me to watch 320×240 Anime with subs on fullscreen.
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>>152164927
I downloaded NGE in 2003 using eMule, but it took me 5 more years and watching Code Geass to really get into anime.
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>>152167917
>.rmvb anime
I can't believe I used to download this shit.
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Remnants of an bygone era...

I don't even own anything that can play these anymore in my house.

My laptop has no DVD drive, my PC has no DVD drive. My PS4 does but it can't read these or at least I think not that I'd want to watch them...

We had an anime club where we by our powers of 256Kbit ADSL and 64 Kbit Cable modems downloaded and shared anime.

At one point we had like an excel type sheet where we'd assign people do download stuff. And then we'd all buy DVDs are burn it. I remember not turning my PC off for 2 months, it was at this time that I for the first time ever in my life left my PC to run overnight. That was something to be impressed by back in the day.
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>>152164927
Probably something like Ginban Kaleidoscope or something like that around 2007 or so. Before that I only got to watch anime on TV.
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>>152168370
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWhqfACVDXo

This was .rm quality. Ignore the music and the AMV bullshit. This was literally the quality we watched it in.
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>>152168370
Such was life.
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2005-2006

I remember downloading anime and converting them so I could watch them on my DS while in bed. I didn't have a laptop at the time, didn't get one till like 2008.
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Okay heres a weird request.

Does anyone have love hina or any idea where I could get Love Hina in the original rm format I downloaded in 2002?

I want to see how unbelievably BAD it was and marvel at it. Naturally in the .rm format.
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>tfw I used to download crappy One Piece/Naruto/Bleach files from Megaupload or Rapidshare links that I found on some animedragonballzsomething.blogspot website

oh the shame
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Whenever Haruhi aired. Watched stuff on tv before.
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>>152167917
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>>152167917
Even though I dropped Naruto for the better part of a decade now I still remember the first arc took place in some foggy village because I watched it in .rmvbs and every time the fog effect kicked in you almost couldn't tell what was happening on screen.

Good times.
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>>152169082
Well it's not the subs and the jap audio you're looking for.

But for quality sake.

Get this.

http://minhateca.com.br/JuniorSoares1610/Galeria/Animes/01Dublados/Love+Hina/Love+Hina+003,288446948.rmvb(video)

And then get this.

https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=664955
https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=664957
https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=664960
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2003

>>152167917
I never got around to watching ranma 1/2 because at first I could only find rmvb encodes of it, then I just kinda lost interest
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>>152169464

>That inuyasha icon for music

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>>152169464
>.br

Haha, of course you can still find shitty .rmvb videos on some Brazilian website.
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>>152164927
I downloaded an episode of ranma 1/2 in real video format over a 28800 baud modem.
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>>152169082
Oh anon. Prepare for maximum DISAPOINT.

http://chomikuj.pl/ButyFroda/Anime/love+hina/lovehina01,962708373.rmvb(video)

IT WAS THIS BAD.
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>>152169623
OH GOD I NEED THIS.

Pobranie pliku o rozmiarze powyżej 1 MB (71,77 MB) wymaga opłacenia kosztów transferu z serwerów Chomikuj.pl.

But this site must be fucking prehistoric they want me to pay because the size is above 1 MB.

Any poles to the rescue? I want this for nostalgia.
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>>152168402

I still got my DVD drive and burned DVDs with XviD and early H264 encodes. Surprisingly they are still oksh quality and pretty much watchable. I've rewatched some old shows like Uta-kata and Divergente Eve this way.
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I've never pirated an anime. All bought or streamed when I couldn't buy a copy.
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>>152164927
Naruto in 2010.
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>>152164927
Naruto by ANBU around 2002-2003 I believe
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>Used to stream everything
>Often times things were uploaded to megavideo which the stream site would basically link to.
>You have watched 72 minutes of video today. Please wait 54 minutes or Click here to enjoy unlimited use of Megavideo

It was an effective way to avoid binge watching for me so I guess it had a silver lining, but goddamn was that annoying.
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>>152164927
2006
code geass
during the geassbowl
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>>152164927
Early 2000s. My brother had some off IRC or something maybe just before that but I had no clue how to work it. I knew about Turnpike and stuff and was on a mailing list/forum for discussion but I was young and too scared to type to other people so I just listened ;__;.
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>>152170335
I forgot how prevalent Megavideo was on stream sites.
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>>152169790
Here you go:
https://u.nya.is/jlklir.rmvb
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Friend of mine passed me some CDs with Berserk, KareKano, Ranma 1/2 and many anime OST way back in 2002 I think.
>downloaded here, downloaded there
Piracy wasn't primarily associated with downloading for all of the 90s and then some more aside from the US where internet connections were already faster.
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Rented VHS, bootleg korean dubs of Dragonball in the late 1980s. Watched a lot of Ranma 1/2 too.
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Fall, 2015. Decided that with copyright laws the way they are, I figured that pirate sites would start getting cracked down on more, so I decided to get a 5TB external hard drive and started to torrent as much as I could.
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>>152164927

2006, I downloaded Bleach (Lunar subs) using Limewire
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>>152164927
Funimation legal team pls go.

Also amazingly enough live-evil is still around occasionally releasing old shit no one cares about.
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Not counting VHS recordings from TV, I had a collection of Initial D VCDs bought in Asia around 2000 or so. I've also got some DBZ movies (in glorious RealMedia™ format) dating back to 2004.
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>>152165989
Same. I was fucking stupid. Using Realplayer to download from Animecrazy.
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>>152164927
I think I first started on like kazaa and limewire back in 2001 until around 2004 when i discovered torrents.
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>>152165113
mine was akira too but it was a bootleg vhs tape
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Some bootleg VHS tapes of DBZ movies.
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It kind of depends on how you define "pirated." I watched a lot of downloaded fansubs in the late-90s/early-00s, but I wouldn't consider those "pirated" since the series weren't licensed at the time. Technically, I didn't really pirate anything until simulcast licensing deals started happening within the last few years.
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>>152168402
>my pc has no DVD drive
How and why
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>>152170335
You could easily bingewatch if you paid attention.
Step 1: load your 72 minutes worth of anime (3 episodes).
Step 2: Make sure it's actually at least 72 minutes. If need be, open a 4th video.
Step 3: Watch anime.
Step 4: Load more anime. The 54 minutes of waiting time are already over.
Step 5: Stop being a faggot and torrent like a normal person.
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>>152164927
When I entered college there's this shop near the outside walls that's a hangout of anime fans. Apparently they sell CDs(VCD at the time) of complete/ongoing series. I used to buy some then.

Around 2006-07 I learned how to download FLV files from streams via Orbit and stored those since I use dial-up at the time for my internet.

When we upgraded to DSL around 2008-09 I learned about torrenting, XDCC and direct download. However each file keeps getting bigger so I usually delete series, even those I like, after finishing them.
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>>152165523
used to use the hell out of winMX

i think nips still use it
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>>152165113
>excel saga
>tfw can't find any English manga scans other than the ones that are being posted slowly
True suffering.
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>>152164927
1999/2000.

I remembered when XDCC was the only reliable way you could get anime, and my connection speed barely met the minimum to not be auto-disconnected.

The other way was to beg for accounts for FTP anime server, which was illegally hosted in some company's server. It was a time when few understood the net.

And yet another way was to buy some shitty vcds (not dvds) from shops owned by some shady Chinese, that also sold warez. If you're lucky it was not dubbed in some ching-chong.
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>>152181453
Maybe his PC only had CD drive, but not DVD drive. There was a time when CD/DVD combos were rare, at least in the poorer countries.
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>>152164927

I still have the first full anime episode I downloaded sitting around

The date on the file is December 24, 2002, but that was when I backed it up to CD-R, so likely from a year or two earlier.
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>>152164927
When I was 15.
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>>152164927
in the 90's on vcd, sneakernet baby
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>>152168467
Brate kupis kasete na buvljaku, sta ce ti koji kurac torent.
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>>152182784
How are you even accessing the drive? You just have it plugged into your pc or are you using the same pc?
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>>152183186
>that was when I backed it up to CD-R
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>>152181453
Most don't bother installing cd-drives anymore on their pcs, there's no need to.
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2002 Azumanga Daioh in WinMX
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>>152183326
Oh for some reason I imagined it was in the attic like my discs.
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>>152183186

The drive still works but there's no reason to have all 6 gigs of it running. I just copied most of the files from the giant tower of CDRs i accumulated during those days (like most devoted fans had, since cds were massively cheaper storage than hard disks) for posterity.
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>>152183701
>I just copied most of the files from the giant tower of CDRs i accumulated during those days (like most devoted fans had, since cds were massively cheaper storage than hard disks) for posterity.
It reminds me I have the first volumes of Comic LO saved that way somewhere. This is probably incriminating.
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>>152164927
a friend used to rent fansubs from the local japan/anime/weeaboo store in the 90s, which i'm sure wasn't exactly legal. we got utena fansubs from there. also got gundam wing fansubs from another friend.

after that I think the first digital fansubs I came across were some love hina fansubs? either that or some FLCL fansubs that were of horrible quality. I distinctly remember somebody did a fansub with a test encode of the first few episodes at 480p (or maybe even 480i, deinterlaced?) quality which was nearly unheard of at the time. i think using (I wanna say) an early version of the divx codec.

i wish i still had all those subs, i deleted them a while ago. they would have been historically interesting, i think, assuming they didn't become corrupted after all those years.

digital fansubs were so fucking hard to find and took forever to download before bit torrent, you guys have no fucking idea how easy you had it even in the mid 2000s. i never used irc because irc scared me and still does but i did use direct connect and whatever ftp servers i could find. and what i did in turn was easier than what people had to do for fansubs before then, where you basically had to go to a nearby largish college anime club to get fansubs. thankfully there was a pretty big one near where i grew up so shit got around.
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>>152165082
>Naruto 18 came out in Japan February 6, 2003. They had it the next day!

Even if that's the case people still got unreasonably angry and impatient, usually because there would be people talking about the episode before then. I remember there being a lot of drama and whining when it would take more than two days.
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1998 or 1999, I downloaded 3 episodes of Battle Athletess (mercifully forgotten shit show) as a 80 mb or something .rm (RealVideo). The quality was so bad I resorted to bootleg and fansub VHS until I got better Internet in the early 00s.
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>>152164927

Back when 33.6 kbps modems were top of the line. I remember going to the school computer class after hours, hiding under the desk and firing up the modem while hoping nobody would hear the initial scream the damn thing always made before connecting.
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>>152165204
This is it.
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I used to watch anime on my psp,
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>>152164927
awwwwwww shiiieeeeeet

I remember this website. It was my main thing back in the day.
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>>152182223

I was like 12 and didn't know what the fuck I was doing, although I'm pretty sure that "open more tabs" trick wouldn't work. There were ways to get around the limit, I just didn't know them. I never implied that I still stream.
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>>152164927
>friend decide to buy pirated yosuga no sora DVD for cheap
>few guys on class decide to shove into his room and watch it together
I miss the simpler times.
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>>152164927
Dragonball GT in 2002 was probably the first, after that probably naruto and bleach during 2003. I'm 100% sure that in 2005 I downloaded Gundam Wing.

Then I downloaded NGE and after that it just became more and more.
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>>152190314
>"open more tabs" trick wouldn't work.
It did.
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>>152165165
Right in the nostalgia, my man. My family had dial-up so I wold open 9 youtube tabs before school every morning so I could watch 3 episodes in the evening. God forbid one didn't load or else I'd just miss 10 minutes. Not worth waiting another 8 hours to load.

I also bought Chinese bootlegs from cons and went to the community college's weekly anime viewings. They just showed fansubs, so pirating by proxy.
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I used to watch tons on TV until the the mid 00s, after that TV started replacing anime schedules with TV series/informercials, then it took up to 2009 before I started torrenting some anime.
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I brought a pirated DVD of Trigun back in 2006. Pic very related, probably the oldest file I have on my PC.
Started torrenting only in 2013 because like this anon >>152177138 I was retarded.
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12 years ago. Holy shit I'm old.
I miss those times tho, I even had firends to come over and discuss stuff while burning cds with couple of episodes at glorious 4-8x speed.
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>>152195781
>not burning at 2x speed so the CDs wouldn't get fucked by a shitty CD burner or whatever that problem was.
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>implying I had the bandwith back then to pirate anime
Youtube and I had some really weird streaming program that gave me chinese tv which also had some japanese channels and then I kinda watched it there.
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>>152169623
>~60mb
Still better than chobits rips I downloaded back then, they were 20-30mb
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