On Sunday, June 10th, the Anime Addicts discussed several different facets of fansubbing, including a brief history, process of fansubbing, our opinions and more! We also reviewed Blue Flames and Copican.
That was an interesting episode, I never really thought about how much work fansubbing is. Now I know a bit more about the process, thanks!
There are these other forums like ANN where watching fansubs is considered a crime, but I stopped feeling guilty about it long ago. If it weren't for fansubs, I wouldn't have become an anime fan in the first place. And I DO spend money on it, considering I have almost two bookcases full of manga, anime DVDs and merchandise. I used to buy everything that sparked my interest, but now I only buy something when I've seen the show with fansubs first. For example I was a bit disappointed in Darker Than Black, something I bought because it looked promising. If only I had listened to your review of it first! So to me, fansubs are very important. I torrent everything, also because most US streaming sites are region locked. But next week I'm planning on buying a few things, Redline is very high on my wish list. Thanks to fansubs.
Mitsugi, you were wondering if anyone enjoyed Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. Then my question is: have you seen it? It's really not that bad as Roukou said it was. Granted, it's not a quality show but quite funny nonetheless. I do agree however that the second season shouldn't have been made, that had no plot whatsoever. It's a show that I enjoyed watching, but I'm not planning on importing it on blu-ray.