As I'd mentioned/promised awhile ago, this post is a list and standing request for fansubbed anime that could be uploaded to BBT, but isn't. In addition to fansubs that aren't on BBT, I've pointed out a few old-fansub torrents that could be improved.
I know I've come off as an R1 supporter and fansub detractor in the past. But the truth is I do like fansubs, despite the flaws I complain about. Almost all of these requests will be for anime released before 2004, so let me answer a few questions ahead of time:
1) "Don't we already have subbed versions for some of these shows on BBT? What's the point of requesting these files?"
Ans: Those subbed versions are R1-rips. Since many are discontent with R1 subtitling, I want to bring more diversity and options to BBT in the form of fan-translated versions. I know KAA and other single-audio ripping groups edit the R1 subs in some releases, but there's still something to be said for having the original fansubs instead of a version of the R1 subs.
2) "These are all low-res DivX3 crap. Who would want them when they can get DVD/HDTV/Blu-Ray Rips?"
Ans: I don't doubt that many of them are LQ. However, I believe that the translation diversity they bring to the table, as well as the historical value they have for fansubbing culture, makes them worth having. Not to mention the boost to BBT's reputation as the
place for rare, hard-to-find files.
3) "Why don't you get the files yourself, you lazy bum?"
Ans: Believe me, I would if I could. But since I didn't start downloading anime until 2005, most of these files were out of circulation before I became interested in the historical side of fansubbing. So that's why I'm calling on help from the veterans who might have this stuff on HDD/DVDR/CDR, as well as the warriors of ed2k and others who know P2P better than I do. (I actually do have a few of these releases, but not very many.)
And as a secondary reason, I wanted to liven up the Requests Forum by requesting files that are known to exist and are not blacklisted. As opposed to the usual "Can anyone upload <popular Funimation series>?" or "Can anyone upload this 139-episode series from 1985 that's never been released in English?"
So without further ado:The Wish List:TV Series:
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Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.Older fansubs that are on BBT, but could use improvement:
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