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Legal English-Subbed Anime Downloads

by Crystal
Dec 7, 2007 5:27 PM | 30 Comments
Vuze, Inc., the entertainment provider formerly known as Azureus, Inc., is premiering the anime series Neko Rahmen worldwide with free, English-subtitled video downloads with no digital restrictions. Vuze tells ANN that its Neko Rahmen videos are "full-resolution" files with short advertisements attached. The Vuze video service uses a modified version of Azureus, one of the more popular client programs for the BitTorrent file-sharing network.


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Okay, I figured no one would be interested in the actual anime released here but I just thought it was interesting how a company is releasing legal full episodes to be downloaded with on the surface level anyway no strings attached next to advertising. Is this a good idea to battle the whole debate on unauthorized and illegal downloads of anime?

Or as some people may have considered, paying small amounts for legal anime downloads may also be a viable solution. Least there's people out there trying out alternative solutions (rather then just other companies whinging in court, the papers and press releases on how terrible we all are). It would be good if attempts like this went well.

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I managed to figure it out.

I wish they'd translate all those dialogue bubbles in the end credits... although they are really fast... the whole thing's really fast. dang.

Dec 11, 2007 1:26 PM by Juliab

death1001 said:
with a jnlp player :p but where u get 1 of those i have no idea


that's the point again where you have to pay to buy it legally again. 8D

Dec 11, 2007 9:50 AM by zq

Ammy said:
this might be the first Legal thing i`ve ever done involving online anime....
*laugh*

hahaa, exactly.

its nice that there are free subs online.. but i dont really care considering i have an easy time finding 90% of the anime i want subbed, even if it's licensed...

Dec 10, 2007 2:59 PM by katsup

with a jnlp player :p but where u get 1 of those i have no idea

Dec 10, 2007 2:22 PM by death1001

Umm, how do I watch a ".jnlp" file?

Dec 10, 2007 12:36 PM by Juliab

we should all dl the show 2 show our support of the idea even if u delete it as soon as its dled that way we can say we will work with u if u work with us

Dec 9, 2007 1:37 PM by death1001

this might be the first Legal thing i`ve ever done involving online anime....
*laugh*

Dec 9, 2007 1:28 PM by Ammy

Viz Media are doing the same thing with naruto now. however they are charging

Dec 9, 2007 1:25 PM by thsv

The anime it self seems pretty bad but love the idea <3

weee

Dec 9, 2007 5:56 AM by Pathy

Crystal said:
Or as some people may have considered, paying small amounts for legal anime downloads may also be a viable solution. Least there's people out there trying out alternative solutions (rather then just other companies whinging in court, the papers and press releases on how terrible we all are). It would be good if attempts like this went well.
nicolasnzl said:
"Everyday we take another step in the right direction"

I also think that this could definitely be a good thing. Nor, would I mind paying a small fee or downloading subbed anime was advertisements attached. I'd watch the licensed dubbed anime if they didn't slaughter the shows.

They have anime channels... they should have subbed anime channels! (or do they already in the states?)

Dec 8, 2007 5:05 PM by Kineta

jr0904 said:
This is definately good news.I really dislike fansubs that's on sites like youtube,veoh and crunchy roll.cause the're NOT the official translations.Probably the reason why i only watch dubbs.Hopefully this may make eveyone happy.


You do realize that more often than not, "official translations" take heavy creative license with the actual dialogue? -_-

Dec 8, 2007 11:40 AM by Zarggg

Crystal-chan goumen! .,,,.(_ _).,,,.

Dec 8, 2007 11:35 AM by Ryushi

Thanks muchly, Crystal-tan! ^o^<3~

Dec 8, 2007 8:16 AM by Malyrush

I think this is a good way to promote less known anime, so people will buy the originals... So, I guess this is a nice move.

Dec 8, 2007 8:07 AM by DragonsWhip

Can't say I'm interested in the series but...

nicolasnzl said:
"Everyday we take another step in the right direction"

Dec 8, 2007 7:25 AM by LunarEchoes

This is definately good news.I really dislike fansubs that's on sites like youtube,veoh and crunchy roll.cause the're NOT the official translations.Probably the reason why i only watch dubbs.Hopefully this may make eveyone happy.

Dec 8, 2007 5:17 AM by jr240483

Hmm. That's an interesting concept, kinda like a digital version of television viewing.

Dec 8, 2007 4:40 AM by Yuunagi

It's a start and can't be overlooked so soon.

Dec 8, 2007 2:43 AM by chibuki

This is great, subbed anime available online for free. . . the future is slowly coming.

Dec 8, 2007 2:41 AM by ender650

Well, it's not like they could sell this series anyway.

Dec 8, 2007 12:34 AM by Neverender