The anime society at the university has been running since the late 80's. We have some members who've been around since the 90's and they have some weird stories about how they got their hands on fansubbed shows. There were actually groups that fansubbed shows and distributed them on VHS tapes. You'd trade them in the mail with other clubs around the country. It was all very hush hush and secretive, like some sort of drug operation, because it was still considered illegal, technically the tapes were bootleg. One member still has a stash of the old VHS tapes somewhere...
What is your favourite anime when you are a kid?
Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:52 PM
That was a fun story, Sushi Kitten. I don't know of any secret anime' societies like that, so you're pretty lucky.
Because you can't just go out and purchase them, I had the fansubs that I bought as master copies and then made watching copies that I could loan to friends and stuff so that I could preserve the VHS tapes as long as possible. I still have them... and a VCR to watch them on. Most of my anime' is on VHS because that was the format I could afford back when I could afford to spend all my paychecks on anime'. Now I stare at Amazon's "Fairy Tail" Blu-Ray collection and keep ALMOST buying it, though when I see anime' sets I like on sale for under $20, I'm much more prone to splurging.
Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:48 PM
I also used to record songs that characters sang in shows with a tape recorder held up to the T.V. speakers so I had the songs whenever I wanted. Notably songs from Animaniacs, Super Mario Bros. 3, Whose Line is it Anyway (UK Version)... and other odd and end funny songs that were in shows that I liked.
Ah, now that, I'm used to. I had a friend who literally knows every word to many, many films (complete LotR inclusive) from doing the same thing.
Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:07 AM
While I remember it vaguely, I remember watching Outlaw Star a lot when I was at my cousin's.
Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:43 PM
As a kid: Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tenchi series, and Outlaw Star.
I still like those (except Pokemon), but now my absolute favorites are The Big O and Paranoia Agent.
Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:54 PM
The best from childhood would have to have been Cardcaptors, I remeber watching that, also Ah My Godess and Ranma
Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:24 AM