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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 09:29:28 pm »
I just went through a whole bunch of my old CD-Rs with shows I'd downloaded when I first got into anime.  It turns out I also watched BakaMX's Gravitation, as well as their Fruits Basket subs. 
At the point when I was watching that stuff though, I really had no idea what a fansub was.  I just knew that if I looked up a title on Kazaa Lite, I could download it. :P  Most of the shows I was downloading at that point turned out to be crappy quality DVD-rips, and I usually only downloaded one or two episodes to decide whether I wanted to buy the DVD.  (I laugh now when I see the file size is 50 MB and the show is an .asf file.)
As hard as I try, I can't really remember when I first really understood fansubbing.  I think it was about 2 years ago, when I somehow found Animesuki.  It might have been when I was in love with Gundam SEED, and SEED Destiny was airing in Japan.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2007, 05:57:23 am »
hm, old topic but no matter.  -^_^-
my first experience with fansubs happened, i believe, when i was just getting into manga.  Tokyo Mew Mew was the first manga series i ever really got into (i can't believe i spent money on that when i could've been buying something way cooler, haha) and when they started airing the crappily-dubbed Mew Mew Power (ha) on TV, i think i was inspired to go find the original show on the internet so that i could actually see the same story that i was reading!  anyway, one thing led to another, and i moved from stuff like TMM and Full Moon wo Sagashite (when it was still unlicensed) to older (and better, IMHO) shows like the early Matsumoto stuff (thanks to you wonderful people!)  and Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.  i love fansubs of older, classic shows... sure beats watching dubbed Naruto on CN.  ^_^
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2008, 01:02:00 am »
I'm a long time Sailor Moon fan, but I didn't really know fansubs existed until spotting Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon on Ebay. I figured out I could download it for free online, which led me to AnimeSuki. This led me to discovering the Sailor Moon musicals, which eventually led me to Live-eviL.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 05:09:15 am »
For me it was pretty simple.  In 1991 once you'd watched Bubblegum Crisis, you had watched all of the available commercial releases.  ;D

Okay, so that's a slight exaggeration, but it's basically true.  Saw BGC, watched the crappy Arctic Animation (you think speed subbers nowadays are bad?  at least they're fast) nth generation VHS sub of Orange Road, and wanted more.  "More" was at the university anime club, where they showed subtitled stuff as often as they could get it.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2008, 09:26:07 am »
Hmm.....about 7 years ago(I think), a friend introduced me to fansubs via bit torrent. At that time I wasn't really into the whole fansub stuff. However, I decided to give it a try, since I love anime. I ended up liking them, regardless of the translation quality(OK, well, maybe sometimes. But I can understand everything being said, so subtitles aren't necessary.), because it was a fast and easy way to get my anime fix, other than buying/renting anime. All this stuff is so nostalgic.....  :D
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2008, 07:58:16 am »
Well, it all started when I watched Spirited Away on a whim.  That film got me hooked on Hayao Miyazaki first of all.  Then I discovered fansubs/dvd rips and the rest is history. 

I do buy a heckuva lot of anime and manga though.  Too much even.  My wallet hates me and my Japanese pop culture obsession ...
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 11:52:57 am »
Well, it all started when I watched Spirited Away on a whim.  That film got be hooked on Hayao Miyazaki first of all.  Then I discovered fansubs/dvd rips and the rest is history. 

I do buy a heckuva lot of anime and manga though.  Too much even.  My wallet hates me and my Japanese pop culture obsession ...

I hear you on that. I buy a lot of anime DVDs, so I have to watch out for how much I spend. Trying not to go too crazy when I see really good deals and etc.  :D
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008, 11:53:00 pm »
Trying not to go too crazy when I see really good deals and etc.  :D

Oh, absolutely!  I have self-control issues when it comes to sales (curse you TRSI!), but I'm slowly getting better. :)
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2008, 12:28:54 am »
I watched Transformers in the 80s and loved it. Used to eat my cereal in front of the TV and watch it, but I wasn't really aware that it was anime.

About 7 years ago, when I got fired from a job and was watching alot of Cowboy Bebop and FLCL on Adult Swim. I started watching it more regularly, but never really got into anime until I moved out of my house and had 3 other roommates.

One of my roomates was really into it and had a few series on DVD, so I checked them out. I eventually started buying my own series and found good deals for DVDs on Rightstuf.com (25 DVDs for $100 deals) and deepdiscount.com. I was content with my DVD releases and didn't look too hard for anything that wasn't released in the US. Then ANN's rating system changed me.....

I was looking at the top rated series by votes and noticed that a few of them, Honey and Clover and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya were listed. I had never heard of these series and headed to a forum to find more info on them behold, I found that these series could be watched online. I searched them out and watched them both on some streaming site, then found out about bittorrents and IRC, and Animesuki, and the rest is history.

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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2008, 03:44:49 am »
I watched Transformers in the 80s and loved it. Used to eat my cereal in front of the TV and watch it, but I wasn't really aware that it was anime.

Heh, the original Transformers show rules. I was so addicted to it as a kid.  :D I really liked Bumble Bee a lot.
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Re: What got you started into watching fansubs?
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2012, 11:07:44 pm »
Each person had his personal story, that's nice to read all of it :D.

About me ..., I started watching anime on tv years ago ( since i was a kid ), anime/cartoons/different shows, till i started using internet before .. maybe 11 years, i used to download the lowest quality of animes, mostly in rmvb format, and then i knew some sites that upload dual audio animes in good quality, and then redownload what's good and that's it.

My irc exp. started in 2006-2007 at immortal-anime, and then i moved to rizon where i found day by day the groups that sub a lot of my types anime, so that's it.

My first anime was captain tsubasa on tv, but as a fansub .. it's detective conan ofc :D