Where do you get your anime?

@krebstar5 (1266)
United States
February 16, 2007 11:03am CST
Very few video stores have a good selection of anime to watch. When you want to watch something that might be a bit harder to find, where do you get it? I've not gone much farther than netflix myself, but I wanted to know if there are any other good places that have a better selection.
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@lighto (73)
• India
21 Feb 07
we get most of the anime from the net ... very rarely or should i say never have i seen anyone buying dvds ... :D ... torrents r a big help ...
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• United States
2 Mar 07
If there's a cheap boxed set available I will simply purchase it from Best Buy or something (it has to be dubbed, I hate reading subtitles, it's way too distracting!) Otherwise I'll rent from Netflix or a local comic shop. I know youtube has a lot of episodes you can watch for free.
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@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I know what you mean. There are a lot of purists who only believe is watching anime with subs, but if the dub is decent enough I will prefer to watch it that way. This way I can actually watch the animation and not just stare at the words at the bottom of the screen.
@moto47 (555)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 07
I download all my collection, no need to buy since I can get them free... ^_^ (that's why now I'm looking for websites which provides anime direct download)
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@lighto (73)
• India
21 Feb 07
see narutomania dude ... they give direct download links .... :)
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@eflynazwa (133)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
Most of the anime I watch is from cable tv. In really really rare occasions, I'd get a couple of good anime dvds on cheap sales. Other than that I just watch it on youtube or download from fansubs, while working because most of my time spent is in office. LOL.
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• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
I doubt if you could come here for the cheap sale though. I'm in Malaysia.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
Well, if you have no moral problems with downloading, I'd install azureus (a torrenting program). A good website then is boxtorrents.com. It's nice to just browse though the site to find new anime (even some that you've never heard of) and it tends to give you info on the audio and sub tracks available on the torrent. It is one of the best organized I've ever been to as well.
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@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
I've started to watch some anime on that website : www.alluc.com The thing with tyat website is that they cut the anime or movie in part of 10-15min. I've watched the movie FFVII like that, but it was great.
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@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 07
i get my anime and watch it for rental so i rent it and copy it or i buy it since i like collect anime but not all anime since my money didn't enough to cover for all that anime T__T very sad but if i download it takes time too long maybe one day only get 1 episode
@sioniann (29)
• Ireland
24 Feb 07
I download all of my anime. I don't watch much tv, and the shows I watch are usually downloaded as well since boxed dvd sets are sort of out of budget. In the case of anime, a lot of the "official" box sets have different subtitles from what I'm used to and sometimes the translations aren't as accurate or the romanization of names is weird. Most of my downloading is from livejournal hosts through megaupload, sendspace, private servers, etc.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I rent all my anime from Netflix and I haven't had any problem getting the ones I want to see.
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@suyalynx (55)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
suya download some animes at www.sendustojapan.com, it's all free ^_^
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
21 Feb 07
Yep downloading is the main source, the game shops around here does have a pretty good selection, but still they manage to have all crapanimes available and then maybe hellsing... no room for anything good, and to make it all worse, it's subbed in swedish! Hate swedish subbs, looks ridiculus.
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@fionixe (75)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Well, i usually get my anime from downloading them over the net, like Bitorrent or Utorrent. ^_^ I even get my mangas from there.
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• Brazil
17 Feb 07
I don't have cavle tv.. so I have to rent some anime dvds or dowload it from fansubbs on the internet and sometimes I buy some dvds. but I prefer this way... if I had cable tv I would watch dubbed animes... dubbed anime are terrible!! subbed is better
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@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I'll admit it. I download my anime. I get it through bittorent, and unless I really like something, I won't spend the money for the DVDs. I own a few series - Cowboy Bebop, Tactics, Wolf's Rain, FMA, Fruits Basket - but I'm loathe to spend the high DVD prices for them. And renting them... nowhere to rent in my area. So I stick with downloading, I can find anything I need with P2P programs.
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• United States
23 Oct 07
i used to buy all of my anime or watch it on tv, but now that i've gotten a better internet connection it's all about downloading or watching it on sites like youtube, crunchyroll or veoh.
@soujirou (27)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
bitturrent is a great option for downloads.but if you wanna watch it online u can try crunchyroll.com and veoh.com
@truelife (77)
• Thailand
20 Jun 07
What do you mean by "get"? Are you looking for a place to just rent dvd or buy dvd? I usually watch it online through youtube.com or crunchyroll.com. You can also download like what other people said. As for dvds, I often buy it from ebay, amazon and some local games stores that sell used dvds. Um...I hope this is helpful.
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
i have contacts where i order anime vcds/dvds. and then there's a local store in our place where they sell a lot of anime titles in dvd. there are also anime shops here where i can buy lots of anime stuffs aside from dvds.
@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
20 Jun 07
From nice sites such Anime Suki, Baka-updates and Seizu (in Portuguese).
@c4ntix14 (102)
• Indonesia
20 Mar 07
i get anime from internet sometimes i download or watch anime from youtube.com