COMIC You guys remember how hard it was to get Anime back in the days?

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  1. baboymo

    baboymo Have you been circumcised?

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    I'm sure some of you have a story to tell about the hardships of getting Anime before the introduction of the Fansubbers, Online Retailers, Anime Forums, yada yada yada, etc.

    For example. Back in the early 90's the closest place I could rent Anime VHS' was San Francisco's Japan Video. We really didn't mind the forty minute drive each way. What mattered is that they had the newest releases of such classics as the Urusei Yatsura OVA's, Yamato Movies, Otaku No Video, Battle Angel: Alita, and Macross Plus. Mind you that not a LOT of these videos had subtitles, I guess this was during the time Manga Video and US Renditions were unknowns.

    Now that I look back at it BOY was that ridiculous having to drive all the way there. Rent whatever they had and drive back through the lovely Bay Area traffic. Get home just in time to hook up both VHS' so we could have a copy of our own. Only to drive back the next day to return it JUST in time. Man, we have is prettttttttttttttty easy these days. :rofl: :hsd:

    IBWHATISVHS.
     
  2. Jaron95

    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    tun Active Member

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    No, and I'm glad I didn't have to suffer through it. :o
     
  4. wufei

    wufei New Member

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    im 17 now, back in elementary school my aunt owned a little anime shop. it was the only place where i could watch anime on video. so i guess i was pretty lucky.

    being a 9 year old watching 0083 stardust memory on vhs for 3-4 hours straight was the :bowdown:
     
  5. Soren

    Soren OT Supporter

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    I started watching back in 2002. It was somewhat tough back then because I didn't have BT and fansubs weren't of high quality. Nowadays I can usually get the best fansubs for whatever anime and have it downloaded within 48 hrs.
     
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    guyver, robotech- though not really anime, slam dunk, :hsugh: dbz, tenchi muyo.
     
  7. Sekuhara

    Sekuhara FIGHT THE POWER

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    :werd: internet ftw
     
  8. Rodthrower18

    Rodthrower18 New Member

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    I never had it THAT hard with driving and such but I can remember TRYING to download episodes of DBZ and the like at 8hrs a pop, with a 2gb hard drive :rofl: I also had my uncle who was in San Diego at the time sending me stuff from the anime shop nearby his place, and actually getting vids, and gundam models straight from Japan when he was in Okinawa. Those were the good ol days. I still have the button up shirt of Kenshin that he sent me 4yrs b4 it aired on CN hahaha.
     
  9. baboymo

    baboymo Have you been circumcised?

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    Damn you guys are lucky bastards.

    ....and now I feel a LOT older. :rofl:
     
  10. Sekuhara

    Sekuhara FIGHT THE POWER

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    we aren't OG like you :mamoru:
     
  11. Sito

    Sito Each To Their Own

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    I feel ya baboymo. Tekkaman, Macross/robotech, tenchi muyo were some of the few tapes I had to scour heaven and hell to get. :hsd: made you appreciate the anime all the more though when you finally did get it and were able to watch it imho. There's so much anime out nowadays that I don't have time, nor the hdd space to watch/store it all.
     
  12. BoostAddict

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    i was cleaning up my old pc today os when friends come over they can use that to surf (my old pc baaaack in teh days)

    i found a TON of DBZ. some of them i never even watched. i dont know if you remember those sites where you had to click ads 1, ads 2, ads 3 then you were finally able to click "download"
     
  13. 触手強姦姫 ap13

    触手強姦姫 ap13 ………Anime Crew For Life!……… ……………………O Wait………………… …

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    i have been watching anime for awhile now and i didnt start buying DVDs until 2003, and than when i got on OT back in 04 i learned about downloading stuff, and from there i have downloaded way to much
     
  14. Persona

    Persona Eternal Punishment OT Supporter

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    not really since there was a store 15 minutes away for everything anime :o
     
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    Persona Eternal Punishment OT Supporter

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    I remember that :rofl:

    and for hentai there was this site called klozz or something; they had a huge selection of hentai games/movies/clips. Being on 56k, my selections were limited :wtc:
     
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    WinMX.....those days were bad
     
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    i remember i started out watching anime downloading from kazaa.that was hard.
     
  18. Rodthrower18

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    I remember the ads :rofl: I would get so frustrated 56gay ftl :(, I was just lucky my uncle lived near a place that had em, too bad all of my allowance went into it tho :( I can still remember the first time a Suncoast popped up, it was the only place that I could find anime(overpriced tho it was) shit I can look across the room and look at the imported Tenchi Forever: The Movie VHS :rofl: makes me wish I still had a vcr so I could capture it.
     
  19. baboymo

    baboymo Have you been circumcised?

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    Have you heard of Frank and Sons? :x:
     
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    RANMA 1/2 VHS for the WIN! :noes:
     
  21. LivingLegend

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    i remember getting subbed episdoes of gundam wing..they were like 50mb each....56k still took forever
     
  22. Persona

    Persona Eternal Punishment OT Supporter

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    nah, the place I went to was called bonzai
     
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  23. Draven2575

    Draven2575 Taking one responsibility at a time

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    late 80's
    taking two buses (about an hour and 1/2) to get to the anime store
    shelling out close to $40+ for anime (or $3 to rent for a day)
    now
    $43 for a month of cable modem and dl'ing gigs of anime FTMOFOWIN!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. GhostRidah

    GhostRidah Call Kenny Loggins because you're in the danger zo

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    Yup I remember. Back then All my video shop would have was these bootleg video tapes of Dragonball and Sailormoon. It was a miracle if they got anything else besides those.

    What also got me into anime was years ago on the sci-fi channel and some other channel I cant remember they would show anime movies at rare times of night, like Vampire hunter D and stuff. Those were the good days.
     
  25. Rodthrower18

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    I've actually heard of that place :rofl::rofl:
     

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