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11:30 PM on 03.08.2014

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

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 ...

Tim Sheehy

3:00 PM on 08.20.2010

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

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...

Lauren Rae Orsini

10:00 AM on 02.26.2010

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

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...

Colette Bennett

What Anime's Been Up To: Fansubs are Funny, Part 2 photo
What Anime's Been Up To: Fansubs are Funny, Part 2
by Colette Bennett

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 (along with hilarious new ones). We decided to tweak our awesome new feature What Manga's Been Up To this week and turn it into an anime version as an excuse to bust out some new fansubs for you!

I wanted to screencap my bootleg DVD of Ponyo for this post (and yes, I watched it because I was both desperate and stupid), but the fansubs on it were so bad they ventured beyond funny and into completely retarded territory. I had to accept that what I was reading was what the inside of someone's thoughts looked like, and that was a terrifying realization to come to. It gives me the shivers just to think about it. Just hit the gallery and enjoy some hilarious fansub moments -- it'll distract me from my terrible Ponyo bootleg memories!

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12:00 PM on 10.29.2009

First Impressions: Kampfer

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...

Jon Snyder

10:00 PM on 10.27.2009

Japanese companies try a new way to combat Internet piracy

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 ...

Danica Davidson

1:00 PM on 06.15.2009

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

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...

Brad Rice

1:07 PM on 05.05.2009

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

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...

God Len

1:27 AM on 12.30.2008

Rant: Stop with the 'F' bombs already!

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...

God Len

First Impression: Macademi Wasshoi photo
First Impression: Macademi Wasshoi
by God Len

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 of winter. The only thing he told me was that “God Len would appreciate him”, and by him Cyber was speaking about was a moe-loving character from this anime. I did appreciate him, who doesn’t love the hot-blooded voice work of Gai’s and Viral’s seiyuu Hiyama Nobuyuki. However, it wasn’t just him that got me hooked onto this series, it was so much more.

This is the basic concept of Macademi Wasshoi, to take all those inside jokes otaku love, and throw them all into one series. Yes, this does sound familiar. Lucky Star did it, so did Hayate and Genshiken; this happens to be more of the same, yet different. Macademi Wasshoi is a little bit more tongue-and-cheek in regards to its peers; though it is similar to Hayate, but without all the anime censor beeps. If this is making you all hot and bothered, then check out the rest of my first impression after the jump.


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1:08 AM on 10.14.2008

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

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...

God Len

12:26 AM on 08.12.2008

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

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...

God Len