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What got you started into watching fansubs?
« on: November 16, 2006, 05:47:38 am »
Hi guys,

Many of us might have started watching anime because of fansubs while for others, animes date back from long time ago. I just wanted to know how each of us forum members came in acquaintance with fansubs in general.  So tell us your story.  :)

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 05:58:32 am »
Good question!

So good that i actually don't know the answer.

I know my first experience with anime was probably pokemon on TV or something, but that don't count.
I don't know how, but I found myself in a anime dedicated hub on DC++ three years ago. There I downloaded Tonari no Totoro. And this was my first real anime experience. I wathced it 8 times over the next week and I was completely taken away.

It's funny how I actually can't remember what got me to download this movie... If I find out I'll let you all know  :D


PS: Tsubasa! You just want us to tear our souls open while you just sit there and watch?! Let's hear it!
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 06:04:49 am »
What got me started? Oh wow.. that brings back memories.
It was back in high school that I discovered vhs fansubs through some friends (Spring of 1996)
Soo... my first fansub was Sailor Moon R Movie.
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 06:09:42 am »
Well a part of your wish got granted Hostghost, see I am the queen now! :D

Anyways, I started watching fansubs when I wanted to watch Tsubasa Chronicle and that was the only way to watch it. I had a faster internet connection back then, a lot lot lot faster and I decided to watch some other stuff too. Then eventually fansubs became a part of my life and here I am fansubbing myself.  :) Whoever heard of a girl from my part of the world fansubbing? It's insane but as you can see, that's what I got myself into.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006, 07:52:53 am »
Back in the day, back when I was in high school, I met a boy named Jeremy. Jeremy was the person who first introduced me to anime, and was also the only person I knew at the time who had any kind of broadband. Until he burned Ranma for me (back in the days when like 20 episodes could fit on one cd cuz the quality was that terrible ^^;; ) I had no idea that one could get anime in any form but that offered on Cartoon Network. Sad, isn't it?

The first time I realized that "normal people" could be fansubbers, too, and that fansubbers weren't some kind of superhuman existence was when I found out that a friend of mine was actually a translator for AOne. Ever since then, and ever since seeing BakaMX's release of Gravitation (which really was an awesome release, btw...first fansub I saw of decent video quality with a really good tl and good tl notes), I'd wanted to be a fansubber. It's kind of funny to think back now, but one of the reasons why I wanted to learn Japanese was so that I could be a translator for a fansubbing group.

And thus begins the story of how Beloculus lost her soul to Live-eviL....

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006, 10:37:12 am »
i got started into anime by either lodoss war or vampire princess miyu cant remember the first what got me into fansubs was my liking of anime and broadband :D
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2006, 11:28:51 am »
* Tsubasa knows what Bastard did and does the same to him.


Anyways, hey Bel thanks for replying. I am happy you were able to accomplish your dream. Funny, eh?  :P We are like the only two communicative translators of L-E and pretty much ended the up being translators the opposite way.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2006, 09:02:09 pm »
ive been watching anime movies for 20 years
but death note is the first series ive ever watched & live evil just happened to be the one i downloaded first & i very happy with the quality of your subs THANKS

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2006, 09:25:52 pm »
A friend introduced me to Naruto and Bleach last year and I've been hooked on series after series of intense,free, thrilling,breathtaking, world ever since.
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2006, 11:15:25 pm »
eeto...*scratches head*

dont remember O.o i think it was cause i had nothing better to do, and i kept missing episodes on tv. So i'd download the RAWs on the net. But since RAWs are getting harder to obtain, i can only d/l fansubs XD

they are interesting too, the way fansub groups add the karaoke and stuff. wish they could do that on tv. Only show i remember that had that with abit of furigana on top was Bakuten Shoot Beyblade G-Revolution XD
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 11:28:31 pm »
I started watching VHS fansubs when I was around 5-6. My aunt use to go to comic/anime cons and buy them. While digging around for something to watch in her giant box of videos I came across a bunch of tapes with giant robots on the cover. After that my fate was sealed.
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2006, 12:07:23 am »
Oh, you KNOW I had to post to this one! :D

I have been an anime fan since the late 70s, and I never even knew it! (StarBlazers, Voltron, G-Force - remember those?) Those US distributors did a very good job of hiding the fact that these shows were created in Japan by severely editing them. I came from a crowd that despised anything subtitled.

I didn't learn about fansubs until I wandered into a panel at Dragon-con called YAOI/YURI. The description stated gays/lesbians in anime. There was anime like this??? :o My curousity was peaked and I soaked it in. I left with a list of titles to search for. The only way I knew how to find files on the Internet in those days was WinMX and KaZaA. Subtitles, be damned. I was gonna watch these! :D

The first fansub I ever watched was Baka-MX's GRAVITATION. They were followed by D.N.Angel, Yami no Matsuei and every YAOI title you can name. I've been totally hooked ever since.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2006, 08:02:47 am »
The first fansub I ever watched was Baka-MX's GRAVITATION. They were followed by D.N.Angel, Yami no Matsuei and every YAOI title you can name. I've been totally hooked ever since.

OMG, wasn't BakaMX's Gravitation wondrous?? Turned me into a total fansub hero-worshipper. When I discovered that I'd encountered some of the staff in the L-E channel, I nearly fell over. I'm afraid I scared poor Teppei once with my obsessive fangirl-ish-ness.

....and yes, "fangirl-ish-ness" is a word. :P

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2006, 08:26:05 am »
Well.

fresh out of high school here I discovered that there was a large Anime club at the university.

The first thing I ever saw was a sub of Tonari no Totoro.

And I started going every week.

This club had a huge tape library of which you could borrow and copy tapes.

that's what got me into it :P
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2006, 10:42:44 am »
lmao

there was this girl called Yuri in this ooold anime i watched called Dirty Pair.

i remember when they were in the elevator that kept adding on gravity and it was like:

Kei : aaah i hate this stupid thing, my breasts are getting squished

Yuri: What you talking about? I should be the one worrying, all you have is muscle

Kei: Why you...


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