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Posted 11/10/17 , edited 11/10/17
Hey there,

In the UK in the 90's you could only get hold of shows on VHS, normally only through someone else who found them as amazing as you and you had to wait aaaaaages before something else came along.

Fast forward to today and there's an app for that, which is awesome!

So I'm in my thirties, loved anime since my early teens and have watched so many different series I couldn't even begin to list them here, as I'm keeping this short and to the point.

Hi, signing in to say hello! Glad to be on board.
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Posted 11/10/17 , edited 11/10/17
I go to my local flea market from time to time and able to still buy anime on VHS and I have those lovely hand me downs, so yeah I started out with VHS, to the point where I'd record on them and rewatch. the horrors I ran through those things so well, but still worth it. I don't have a device that could record as a kid, so that trusty hand me down was well worth the choice, better than nothing at all there's still disc if you want to buy but VHS has become a thing of the past, however I still have mine, they still work same with my player. sadly, playing them on the new TVs and not the old tubes tends to have issues, but otherwise still watchable.
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niotabunny wrote: I don't have a device that could record as a kid, so that trusty hand me down was well worth the choice, better than nothing at all


Same. There was late night showings on a cable tv channel (I can't remember the name) and I would record those onto VHS as well. Sadly I don't have any of those gems, but things like the lensman, dominion tank police, wicked city, monster city and other fantastic shows were mindblowing to me as a kid.

I need to go to some car boot sales and see if I can pick some up
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/11/17
Yes, and I dumped it during the "Great Coming of DVD," and also got rid of my tapes. My heart was already broken by VHS, so I didn't mind. My damned VHS player "ate" some of my favorite movies, so I wreaked vengeance.
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Cardamom_Ginger wrote:My damned VHS player "ate" some of my favourite movies, so I wreaked vengeance.


Unless you've watched Bebop (in which case you have only seen) I don't think you can ever understand the heartwrenching emotions that came with the sound of a tape being eaten by your player...


Similar emotions include:

The final episode of a series you love and have binge watched
Realising you're out of snacks
You're game crashing mid boss fight (and you're unable to restart EVER)




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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/12/17
Hell, next year I will be 50 and I am watching anime since I was a kid.
Of course I watched anime for children like Heidi of the Alps, Candy Candy and later on Gatchaman. When I was in my twenties the UK started to broadcast Robotech and I saw every episode. I even bought all 3 seasons on DVD.
And yes, I also started to buy videotapes. The problem is that anime is not such a big deal here. so the choice was limited.
Right now I am using CR and Netflix to watch it and if an anime is really good I always consider to buy it on BR,
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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/12/17
Yes I remember the good old days of vhs. I use to go OUTSIDE and ride my bike miles across town to the anime and gaming store when I was a kid to see what I could get on video. Those were the days. I didn't start watching anime on dvd or online until the late 90's/2000. I also remember making myself available to watch new episodes on Saturday mornings or late at night. Times have really changed. xD
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I vaguely remember discovery of fire back in the day. Was blissfully happy sending smoke signals to others of like mind but it had its shortcomings: excessively windy days, rain, monsoon season, below zero times, impractical as indoor communication device as not everything used in house construction is fireproof, girlfriend turnover...constantly complained of smoke inhalation before succumbing to emphysema or skin irritation, exceedingly hot at times...tough just wearing underwear during long-distance chats when company is present.

Pantomime: adopted / adapted so I could keep girl friends longer while sharing but unless watcher was close by or had binoculars even this calisthenic activity generated more misunderstandings among my gf than helped. Voyeurs, who knew? Can't tell 'em apart 1/4 mile away.

So yeah, electricity in a box that could transmit to a screen. Wow! A real boon to we stay at homes. VHS? Yeah, even remember the bulbous 8-track tapes with a car player that out-sized portable Hibachi cookers....1960's.

Even recall card readers. Had to punch code on individual cards then take correctly arranged files to 1 of these machines that assembled your program. Ugh. Don't drop the cards....
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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/12/17
Of course, I also grew up with VHS and I was 7 years when DVD technology was released, but I was devoted to VHS till the mid-2000s.
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:So yeah, electricity in a box that could transmit to a screen. Wow! A real boon to we stay at homes. VHS? Yeah, even remember the bulbous 8-track tapes with a car player that out-sized portable Hibachi cookers....1960's


8 track tapes have some great sound on them. There's a richness there that's lost in the digital age. I'm not an audiophile or anything but they are pretty cool.

Also nice to talk to people my own age about this stuff! Thanks for joining in
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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/13/17
I don't know how many people remember this but in the UK in the late 90s/ early 2000s you used to be able to watch cartoon network on analog tv and it would show dragon ball z, cardcaptor sakura and gundam, still not sure which one, and I used to record them on VHS tapes and give them to my friends in primary school.
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Posted 11/12/17 , edited 11/13/17
I started out with 8-track tapes!
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Posted 11/13/17 , edited 11/13/17
Yup. I used to go round to my best mates and watch Anime VHS tapes that he rented at the local video shop.
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Posted 11/13/17 , edited 11/13/17
I started out on VHS tapes for the tv and computer.

Grew up to see Laserdiscs come into the light and disappear just as quick.

I saw the Atari Jaguar appear, desired it, forgot it, and desire it again.
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Posted 11/13/17 , edited 11/13/17
I started out with VHS tapes in a time when DVD's and online streaming didn’t exist.

I purchased the DBZ Frieza Saga, some episodes of Slayers, Wrath of the Ninja, Ninja Scroll, Tenchi Muyo, MD Geist, Area 88, Robotech by Harmony Gold USA and Macross 2.

I stopped buying VHS tapes shortly after DVD players became popular and were affordable.
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