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The new Ultraman's YouTube stream now has English subtitles

One surprise that caught me off guard is the current Ultraman show, Ultraman R/B, not appearing on Crunchyroll. The reason why this is strange is that the service simulcasted 2015's Ultraman X, 2016's Ultraman Orb, and 2017's Ultraman Geed....


'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 Butler, speak ...


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 recollect wand...


What Anime's Been Up To: Fansubs are Funny, Part 2

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 hila...


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 premise. Whether ...


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 all, if they do...


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 burst years ago, s...


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 instead of a spirit b...


First Impression: Macademi Wasshoi

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 o...


Featured Fan Art: Fansubs are funny

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 just an excuse s...


Weekend Reading: Fansubs are serious business

[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 at AnimeAlmana...


The Rise and Fall of Fansubs: An Anime fansub documentary

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 necessary to spe...


Crunchy Roll vs. THE INDUSTRY

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. Essentially, t...


Japanator Review: Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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 to watch anime...


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

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 episodes from ...


Singaporean Otaku appear to be in trouble once again

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 in information...


When piracy becomes promotion

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 number of rural res...


Another letter from the industry: GDH's Arthur Smith

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 address. Please be...


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