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Posted 1/19/13
For sure over 100Gb already and its been like 3 months only
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29 / M / Philadelphia
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I used to have 2 200 CD binders filled with CDs and 1 200 CD about 1/4 filled. However, I stopped downloading anime years ago. 95% of what I watch is legit now.
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23 / M / This Dying World
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Posted 6/10/13
Should I answer this truthfully...

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42 / M / Canada
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13

hpulley wrote:...
But I also only buy discs for series that get licensed for me to watch legally. I won't consider buying Little Busters or Jojo's Bizarre Adventure until they offer it for legal streaming. I 'vote' with my orders and really want to see all anime offered here so I only buy discs for shows which stream on Crunchyroll. If they want me to buy it they can damn well let me stream it legally to preview it from the best site around rather than making me get extra subscriptions.

Funny, seeing this old dead thread being reanimated made me wonder about the timing of my post above. It was THE SAME DAY that Crunchyroll announced that they had acquired Little Busters! Very funny coincidence!
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-787907/new-winter-titles-akb0048-next-stage-and-little-busters?pg=0
And I did indeed end up watching, loving and importing Little Busters! because of this! Sadly some bad CGI dancing kept me from importing AKB0048 NEXT STAGE even though I loved the story, characters and music and most of the episodes.

Still 108% legit
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13
I rarely download content anymore since we have all these streaming sites now that stream in HD.
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17 / M / Coventry, UK
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Posted 6/10/13
Pretty much zero; I always try and get the DVDs whenever possible

Unfortunately for me, I'm in the UK. So my library's not particularly enormous, to say the least.
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It's not as though it costs money upfront to see the actual show on broadcast TV, so I don't see the difference in someone downloading the new episode once a week to see it as any other Japanese local might when they may have no other available alternative except to wait for it to come out on blu-ray and import it, not to mention these downloads are usually from dedicated subbers, where most mono-lingual people rely on them to even understand the anime. If anything it's good advertisement for the show in question across the world. Anime wouldn't be where it is (Crunchy Roll might not even exist in the first place) if downloading subtitled anime wasn't a thing leading up to Crunchy Roll's inception.

In an essence you owe the existence of this website to the popularity of uploaded subtitled anime. Think about it. Let's not mistake where your appreciation should lie. The self-righteous attitude ("I never download! I buy all media and merchandise I want! I use no illegal methods whatsoever and so should you!") isn't earning you any brownie points with the gods.

It may be a "vigilante" approach to the spread of anime's popularity across the world that legalities don't tend to agree with, but that's just how it is. If nobody ever downloaded anime in the history of anime...it'd probably be a form of media still exclusive to Japan that nobody would understand or have any insight on unless they decided to learn the language.
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24 / M / California. . . F...
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Posted 6/10/13
I have 2 1tb harddrives and 1 500gb, and 1 of those tb drives is completly filled with anime. So about 1tb, with my collection starting about 5 years ago, I'm looking at about 200+ series, with about 50 of those being in HD formats, about 20 of those being in 1080p 10bit. Plus, since I make amvs, almost all of that is converted into usable formats. . . I need to do some spring cleaning I think.
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Posted 6/10/13
350GB or so.
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13

zipzo wrote:

In an essence you owe the existence of this website to the popularity of uploaded subtitled anime. Think about it. Let's not mistake where your appreciation should lie. The self-righteous attitude ("I never download! I buy all media and merchandise I want! I use no illegal methods whatsoever and so should you!") isn't earning you any brownie points with the gods.


Oh, yeah, I don't have anything against downloading and fansubs; they're definitely a defining part of the industry in the West. But at the same time, I'm all for paying money for these good shows which I enjoy, especially towards a format which requires a lot of support from the industry and the fan community alike in the West, and especially as I'm in a country where pretty much all our anime comes courtesy of one licensor, Manga Entertainment UK, so any show they decide to put the time and money towards is a godsend.

And anyway, I much prefer having a physical DVD It looks a lot nicer on the shelf, and it gives a sense of authenticity which you can't quite get with funsubs on stacks of branded discs written on in blue marker pen
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Posted 6/10/13
None. I watch anime online. I'd prefer not to have download anime. I did a couple of times, but I think I prefer just watching them online.
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13

zipzo wrote:

It's not as though it costs money upfront to see the actual show on broadcast TV, so I don't see the difference in someone downloading the new episode once a week to see it as any other Japanese local might when they may have no other available alternative except to wait for it to come out on blu-ray and import it, not to mention these downloads are usually from dedicated subbers, where most mono-lingual people rely on them to even understand the anime. If anything it's good advertisement for the show in question across the world. Anime wouldn't be where it is (Crunchy Roll might not even exist in the first place) if downloading subtitled anime wasn't a thing leading up to Crunchy Roll's inception.

In an essence you owe the existence of this website to the popularity of uploaded subtitled anime. Think about it. Let's not mistake where your appreciation should lie. The self-righteous attitude ("I never download! I buy all media and merchandise I want! I use no illegal methods whatsoever and so should you!") isn't earning you any brownie points with the gods.

It may be a "vigilante" approach to the spread of anime's popularity across the world that legalities don't tend to agree with, but that's just how it is. If nobody ever downloaded anime in the history of anime...it'd probably be a form of media still exclusive to Japan that nobody would understand or have any insight on unless they decided to learn the language.


I just like paying for what I use and enjoy. I am not imposing my choice on anyone else. Just my choice. You have your choice. I have given up on trying to change anyone else's mind on anything like this. That's not what I'm doing.

I don't believe in god. I believe in paying the people whose products I use and enjoy, that's all. It makes me feel good knowing I helped the people whose work I enjoy to make their living. It is a way of saying thanks to them.

There was anime before there was downloading however. Don't forget that either! I still have my (purchased, all of it) VHS collection from way back. Still pull out '80s anime once in a while and watch it. I have always bought my manga and anime, again just because it's what I do.

You may be right that it is good free advertising. Garden of Words was sold at the theatres last month, ripped and uploaded the same day. I thought to myself that it would have terrible sales but so far the preorders have been excellent so it looks like that will not turn out to have hurt it at all. I still won't watch it until my Blu-ray arrives but, broken record, once again that is my choice.
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1,793,684,996,096 bytes or 1.63 TB, Crunchyroll however has almost stopped any downloading I need to do. I only need to get the rare series that is not on Crunchyroll, or an old series I hear about. I however refuse to buy another subscription or use other streaming sites, legal or not.
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Posted 6/10/13 , edited 6/10/13
I'm up to around 4TB at present, but that's also including some live action j-dramas/movies too.
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zipzo wrote:

It's not as though it costs money upfront to see the actual show on broadcast TV, so I don't see the difference in someone downloading the new episode once a week to see it as any other Japanese local might when they may have no other available alternative except to wait for it to come out on blu-ray and import it, not to mention these downloads are usually from dedicated subbers, where most mono-lingual people rely on them to even understand the anime. If anything it's good advertisement for the show in question across the world. Anime wouldn't be where it is (Crunchy Roll might not even exist in the first place) if downloading subtitled anime wasn't a thing leading up to Crunchy Roll's inception.

In an essence you owe the existence of this website to the popularity of uploaded subtitled anime. Think about it. Let's not mistake where your appreciation should lie. The self-righteous attitude ("I never download! I buy all media and merchandise I want! I use no illegal methods whatsoever and so should you!") isn't earning you any brownie points with the gods.

It may be a "vigilante" approach to the spread of anime's popularity across the world that legalities don't tend to agree with, but that's just how it is. If nobody ever downloaded anime in the history of anime...it'd probably be a form of media still exclusive to Japan that nobody would understand or have any insight on unless they decided to learn the language.


Watching that uncensored version? That comes from a paid source (satellite).

In an essence you owe the existence of this website to the popularity of uploaded subtitled anime.

Cool. Does that excuse subbers from doing the same shows that legal sources do?
Hint: It doesn't.

The self-righteous attitude ("I never download! I buy all media and merchandise I want! I use no illegal methods whatsoever and so should you!") isn't earning you any brownie points with the gods.

Define gods. Could you say that the one providing the works in question are the gods in this scenario? In that case, i'm pretty sure the authors/creators appreciate fans who actually provide monetary support for them to continue doing this line of work rather than those who claim they're fans when all they do is leech works for free.

It may be a "vigilante" approach to the spread of anime's popularity across the world that legalities don't tend to agree with, but that's just how it is.
And now legal alternatives are becoming available. It doesn't help that those people keep watching fansubs which results in less views for legit sources which = the impression that those territories don't watch anime.

If anything it's good advertisement for the show in question across the world

El O El indeed. The number of people who watch fansubs most likely do not contribute any revenue to the original source anyways. Which ^ to In that case, i'm pretty sure the authors/creators appreciate fans who actually provide monetary support for them to continue doing this line of work rather than those who claim they're fans when all they do is leech works for free.
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