Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Lantis745, Feb 12, 2010.
the good old days watching fan subbed anime on VHS.
I can't say I was part of this crue...
I was in the 'purchase dirt cheap chinese bootleg and pray it doesnt have engrish subtitles' crew
get with the times, fag
i had a fan sub of some gundam series on VHS that i got from a friend in the early 00's...shit was bawss
Nostalgia goggles? paying 50 dollars for a badly dubbed vhs tape or playing fansub roulette? Later than that I remember buying a CD off of ebay full of real media files. real media. And I was happy about it. madness.
We are in a golden age of piracy. As broken as it is, I even love the scantlation scene.
edit : and now i can buy and watch anime without rubbing elbows with neckbeards or creepy azn fetishists. NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
So do I.
although i will admit that i never had any codec problems with my vcr
I started after those days. I started watching anime with either buying a VHS with 2 episodes on it or renting the same random mid-90's stuff like Bubblegum Crisis / Gunsmith Cats / Angel Cop / Burn Up W / Vampire Hunter D over and over again from Hollywood Video.
When I finally got a DVD player and found a nice anime DVD selection at Suncoast, I was in heaven. Gladly throwing down like 30 bucks a dvd with around 3 episodes on a dvd for series like Eva, Trigun or Cowboy Bebop.
Now days, anime is just all over the place. Gotta say I like this better.
I didn't start until I had been on the internet a while.
I first saw Nausicaa of the valley of the wind on VHS.
Hai, wanna trade animes? We can meet at my house and ratez the cuteness of the characters. I'll provide the pocky.
The only anime I watched back then was Dragon Ball Z on early Saturday morning TV. Shit was frustrating when the whole episode was just a couple of "fight" scenes which consisted of them standing and powering up.
For one, I never spent that much, especially not for fansubs.
What makes it nostalgic was the thrill of the hunt. Before the internet boom, you had to network with the weirdo at the comic shop, or better yet, the owner of the comic book shop that had his "connections down in L.A." Then in the early days of the internet, on Prodigy, CompuServe, AoL, you had to find others, make connections with anime clubs in other towns trying to either expand your collection through buying subbed copies (subbed on Amiga computers, lulz) or trading.
It was a sense of accomplishment. Now you just search and download. The process of acquiring is nothing special.
i miss the good ol' days of watching DBZ episodes with Real Player
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But, I did rent a shitload of anime on vhs at my local blockbuster. That's as old school as I get.