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Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 fan-translation to be released this August

Or so they say
Mar 08
For many of us, the effort to translate Final Fantasy Type-0 seemed like a project that would never near completion. The game released in Japan back in 2011, and while so many had been waiting on pins and needles for Square ... read

'Hey kids, stop all the downloading' Hen Zemi author says

Aug 20
TAGRO, the person behind manga like Hen Zemi and artist behind Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt wants you to know that he is not pleased with your illegal downloading activity.After hearing Yana Toboso, the creator of Black... read

What Manga's Been Up To: Fansubs are Funny, Part 4

Feb 26
Some days, I am really happy I can't speak or read Japanese as well as I'd like. Why? Well because then, I'd be robbed of the pleasure of fansubs. And they are delightful. Especially when they're flubbed or just dead wrong. I... read

We know you guys love funny fansubs -- our original article on them is still one of our most popular. The beautiful thing about fansubbing is, it keeps happening, and along with it, our favorite funny moments keep happening (... read feature


First Impressions: Kampfer

Oct 29
Summary: German gender-swapping magic leads to fanservice galore. Oh, and sometimes they fight too.I'm a big fan of gender-swapping anime, to the point that I will watch any show that includes genderbending as part of it's pr... read

Japanese companies try a new way to combat Internet piracy

Oct 27
It seems that asking people nicely to stop downloading illegal anime isn't enough. Since approximately 40,000 anime are illegally distributed online on a monthly basis, this is a serious concern for companies involved. After ... read

Japan passes new copyright laws, aimed towards stopping downloads and fansubs

Jun 15
Just the other day, the Japanese Diet passed some amendments to their copyright law aimed towards illegal downloads and Internet caches. The first bit, dealing with illegal downloading, now makes it punishable if you download... read

Where was Bubble Man when the anime industry's bubble burst?

May 05
A recent article in Asahi Shimbun has stated something interesting, something incredibly obvious, but interesting. Yasuo Yamaguchi, the head of the Association of Japanese Animations, states that the anime industry bubble bur... read

Rant: Stop with the 'F' bombs already!

Dec 30
You know what grinds my gears? When fansubbers constantly use swears in fansubs, or simply drops one every now and then. Nothing takes me out of the moment more than when someone like Goku drops an ‘F’ bomb instea... read

I’m going to share a success story here for all of you, and hopefully you can have the same experience as me. Macademi Wasshoi was recommended to me by the human cyborg otaku, Cyber34 on one particular day in the dead o... read feature


Those who watch fansubs in America are now 'effed' in the 'A', thanks to a new law

Oct 14
There is this little thing called the United States Bill of Rights, and in this bill there is an even smaller thing called the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive f... read

Three more fansubs off the internet forever; time to get the Dragonballs

Aug 12
FUNimation’s heavy boot kicks more fansubs off the internet today; however the world misses nothing. Monochrome Factor, Nabari no Ou, and Katekyo Hitman Reborn! were forcefully removed by FUNimation’s power-of-att... read

Featured Fan Art: Fansubs are funny

Jul 30
First, let me just say that fansubs are art; in fact I predict in a thousand years people will look back to this time and remember us for our fantastic and utterly wonderful artists known as fansubbers. Or maybe this is all j... read

And the award for the most downloaded series in the world goes to

Jul 12
One Piece! According to NewTeeVee, One Piece is the number one downloaded show in the entire internets for the last week of June. We live in a great time now, one could even call it the great age of the pirates because bit to... read

Weekend Reading: Fansubs are serious business

Jul 05
[For all of you who don't regularly read Destructoid, I run a column over there called Weekend Reading. It's a longform discussion about a specific topic meant to kill some hours on the weekend -- basically, what you see over... read

The Rise and Fall of Fansubs: An Anime fansub documentary

May 29
In case you are wondering, the world of fansubs—much like the Roman empire—has fallen; well according to the Otaking it has. It has fallen so far, and hit every branch along the way that Otaking believed it was n... read

Crunchy Roll vs. THE INDUSTRY

Mar 13
CrunchyRoll, that Youtube-like video streaming Web site that loves the anime has hit the big time. They have received a capital investment of 4.05 million dollars, probably for having over 4 million unique visitors per month.... read

Have you ever wondered how different the anime industry would be if personal computers were invented ten years earlier? If the internet became popular around 1988, which gave the tools to allow non-Japanese otaku to be able... read feature


Uploading 1,000 plus episodes in Japan will get you arrested

Feb 22
Thursday, two men were charged in Japan for uploading over 1,000 episodes of anime since 2003 on the peer-to-peer file-sharing program called Winny. Shoji Sakai, a 39-year-old salary man from Sakai City upladed around 5,700... read

Singaporean Otaku appear to be in trouble once again

Jan 30
As wise men usually state, appearances are deceiving, such is true with the recent news coming out of Singapore. The High Court made a decision that the internet service provider Pacific Internet or PacNet will have to hand... read

European anime companies continue to crumble, Germany falls next

Jan 24
After ADV UK's "streamlining" of productions, ADV Germany and Tokyopop Germany are getting out of the game of anime distribution, according to AnimeonDVD. Tokyopop said that they're leaving due to the high number of... read

When piracy becomes promotion

Jan 23
Everyone's favorite nerd culture guru Henry Jenkins has posted an interesting look into the bootleg scene in China. Apparently Prison Break is the hot new show over there. Due to the advent of digital fan subs, a growing numb... read

Another letter from the industry: GDH's Arthur Smith

Dec 13
ANN has just posted another step in the whole fansubbing debate that's been going on, and so I wanted to take a moment to reply with my own views. There are a few key points from Arthur Smith's letter that I would like to add... read

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