Poll: Do you stream anime or torrent it?
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Stream
30.00%
9 30.00%
Torrent
70.00%
21 70.00%
Total 30 vote(s) 100%
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How do you watch/get a hold of your anime?

by Cat
  • Cat 06-30-2016, 07:42 PM
    Do you use streaming sites such as Crunchyroll, KissAnime, or AnimeHaven? Or perhaps you torrent your anime for your offline viewing pleasure through sites like Nyaa, BakaBT, AnimeBytes, HorribleSubs, or AnimeTorrents, etc? I'd love to know and this thread would also be great for people unknowing of really good, but obscure sites.

    Personally, I use AnimeBytes. They're hands down the best tracker around for anime. They also have just as big of a collection for Anime/Japanese music and Manga. I could go on and on about how great they are, but they are an invite only tracker. Meaning you have to apply and hope you're accepted. However, applications are closed as of right now due to the sheer volume of apps they get. So you can only join right now if you are invited by a user.

    P.S - I don't have any invites right now, but if you're not a member and you're interested just message me and I'll see what I can do.
  • Backlash 06-30-2016, 07:57 PM
    I mostly stream, but back before I learned about KissAnime I'd rely on torrents. Said torrents were usually the full .iso files of the NTSC release, so it was nice to have a dub and the DVD extras.
  • floattube 06-30-2016, 08:43 PM
    I, of course, buy all of my anime on Blu-ray and then subtitle everything myself.
    Nah, just kidding. I use bakaBT and Nyaa.
  • malmon 07-01-2016, 07:05 AM
    Mostly from Nyaa or BakaBT. If I can't find what I want there, I turn to XDCC. Would love to actually buy BDs, but jesus they're expensive.
  • Caffeine 07-02-2016, 08:14 PM
    I normally just stream my anime through sites like Crunchyroll, KissAnime and HorribleSubs since I'm too lazy to download any torrents I've considered looking into them though and I may download a few if it proves easy enough.
  • tn5421 07-03-2016, 04:12 AM
    You're typically not allowed to offer invites in a publicly-accessible location.

    AB Golden Rules, Rule #11 Wrote:If you offer invites in public, you might be penalized depending on the circumstances. If you don't know if it's OK to offer invites somewhere, ask a staff member.


    That being said, offering invites from a usergroup-based forum is considerably more likely to be allowed.

    (And for the record, I currently have 1 AnimeBytes invite)
  • All in One 07-03-2016, 02:47 PM
    I use HorribleSubs for very recently released stuff but KissAnime for virtually everything else.
  • PetersPark 07-03-2016, 08:07 PM
    Hmm I buy anime bds for like good anime, but I usually just torrent it from nyaa. It's soo much nicer to watch with mpv, than streaming. Can create high quality webm shitpost with just two keyboard presses. I do use bakabt from time to time to download nice dvd releases and old stuff and sometimes animebytes, but idk their ratio rules really seem to prevent seeders from the stuff I'm interested in, so I really couldn't care much, as I can usually get rare stuff per xdcc or ask someone to mega it me. On my phone I use my CR subscription. From time to time i do check streaming sites though: https://twist.moe looks really nice and it's cool how some streaming sites automatically mark watched episodes. I guess I should setup something up that updates my mal automatically.
  • Cat 07-04-2016, 03:03 AM
    (07-03-2016, 04:12 AM)tn5421 Wrote: You're typically not allowed to offer invites in a publicly-accessible location.

    AB Golden Rules, Rule #11 Wrote:If you offer invites in public, you might be penalized depending on the circumstances. If you don't know if it's OK to offer invites somewhere, ask a staff member.


    That being said, offering invites from a usergroup-based forum is considerably more likely to be allowed.

    (And for the record, I currently have 1 AnimeBytes invite)

    I wasn't offering any invites, I just included the p.s to inform anyone wanting one that I didn't have any even if I wanted to. >.>
  • Apophany 07-04-2016, 04:49 PM
    I don't watch much of anything, but as for anime, when I do, I download it from IRC bots.
  • Loko 07-04-2016, 05:30 PM
    I torrent through Taiga with whatever's available or has the highest seed.
  • Biggest_Mike 07-04-2016, 05:32 PM
    For me if it's an anime that I'll enjoy rewatching, I would ususally go to Animetorrents and seed for some time. Otherwise if's currently airing, I would then go to Kissanime. I like there bookmarking system they have. And if it's one that I'll enjoy I wait for a batch to be released on animetorrents or make on my self.
  • Victory 07-04-2016, 05:53 PM
    I do have a whitelist AnimeBytes account, but sadly I can't use it currently. Where I live, we ONLY have ISP's with data usage plans, so I can't afford to torrent all of that HD goodness. Hopefully when I move, I can get Comcast and a media server for my house. We'll see.
    Until then, KissAnime, Netflix, Hulu and MoeTube it is for me.
  • Steph 07-04-2016, 06:03 PM
    (07-04-2016, 05:53 PM)Victory Wrote: I do have a whitelist AnimeBytes account, but sadly I can't use it currently. Where I live, we ONLY have ISP's with data usage plans, so I can't afford to torrent all of that HD goodness. Hopefully when I move, I can get Comcast and a media server for my house. We'll see.
    Until then, KissAnime, Netflix, Hulu and MoeTube it is for me.


    If you can stream, you can torrent at lower quality. That's not an argument against streaming but i'm not quite sure why a data cap limits torrenting any more then streaming.
  • Victory 07-04-2016, 06:04 PM
    (07-04-2016, 06:03 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (07-04-2016, 05:53 PM)Victory Wrote: I do have a whitelist AnimeBytes account, but sadly I can't use it currently. Where I live, we ONLY have ISP's with data usage plans, so I can't afford to torrent all of that HD goodness. Hopefully when I move, I can get Comcast and a media server for my house. We'll see.
    Until then, KissAnime, Netflix, Hulu and MoeTube it is for me.


    If you can stream, you can torrent at lower quality. That's not an argument against streaming but i'm not quite sure why a data cap limits torrenting any more then streaming.


    I stream it on my phone. I've got unlimited mobile data, so it isn't an issue. I guess I could torrent it to my phone and send it to my PC, but at that point it's not worth it.
  • Steph 07-04-2016, 06:05 PM
    (07-04-2016, 06:04 PM)Victory Wrote:
    (07-04-2016, 06:03 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (07-04-2016, 05:53 PM)Victory Wrote: I do have a whitelist AnimeBytes account, but sadly I can't use it currently. Where I live, we ONLY have ISP's with data usage plans, so I can't afford to torrent all of that HD goodness. Hopefully when I move, I can get Comcast and a media server for my house. We'll see.
    Until then, KissAnime, Netflix, Hulu and MoeTube it is for me.


    If you can stream, you can torrent at lower quality. That's not an argument against streaming but i'm not quite sure why a data cap limits torrenting any more then streaming.


    I stream it on my phone. I've got unlimited mobile data, so it isn't an issue. I guess I could torrent it to my phone and send it to my PC, but at that point it's not worth it.


    Ah, I see now, sorry.
  • tn5421 07-05-2016, 12:12 AM
    (07-04-2016, 03:03 AM)Cat Wrote:
    (07-03-2016, 04:12 AM)tn5421 Wrote: You're typically not allowed to offer invites in a publicly-accessible location.

    AB Golden Rules, Rule #11 Wrote:If you offer invites in public, you might be penalized depending on the circumstances. If you don't know if it's OK to offer invites somewhere, ask a staff member.


    That being said, offering invites from a usergroup-based forum is considerably more likely to be allowed.

    (And for the record, I currently have 1 AnimeBytes invite)

    I wasn't offering any invites, I just included the p.s to inform anyone wanting one that I didn't have any even if I wanted to. >.>


    Oh, well that's perfectly fine, then.
  • Backlash 07-05-2016, 12:50 AM
    (07-03-2016, 04:12 AM)tn5421 Wrote: You're typically not allowed to offer invites in a publicly-accessible location.

    AB Golden Rules, Rule #11 Wrote:If you offer invites in public, you might be penalized depending on the circumstances. If you don't know if it's OK to offer invites somewhere, ask a staff member.


    That being said, offering invites from a usergroup-based forum is considerably more likely to be allowed.

    (And for the record, I currently have 1 AnimeBytes invite)


    Me, I'm actually partial to the Asian DVD Club. Mostly 'cuz I got a kickass ratio on there, but also 'cause I like to watch the extras bundled with the official NTSC releases.

    Yeah, I'm that guy. >>;
  • malmon 07-05-2016, 11:12 AM
    (07-04-2016, 05:53 PM)Victory Wrote: I can get Comcast


    I never thought I'd see the day where someone would say this in a positive way
  • Victory 07-05-2016, 01:17 PM
    (07-05-2016, 11:12 AM)malmon73 Wrote:
    (07-04-2016, 05:53 PM)Victory Wrote: I can get Comcast


    I never thought I'd see the day where someone would say this in a positive way

    God I miss Comcast. People don't know true suffering until they have to resort to Cox.
  • trash 07-06-2016, 11:15 AM
    I use nyaa over AB because Canada has a boner for capped bandwidth so I can't always seed at a decent ratio. As for torrenting over streaming, I like having access to it offline and if I decide to rewatch it I don't waste any bandwidth.
    tfw 175gb cap
    tfw $30 extra just to get unlimited
  • Steph 07-06-2016, 02:33 PM
    (07-06-2016, 11:15 AM)trash Wrote: I use nyaa over AB because Canada has a boner for capped bandwidth so I can't always seed at a decent ratio. As for torrenting over streaming, I like having access to it offline and if I decide to rewatch it I don't waste any bandwidth.
    tfw 175gb cap
    tfw $30 extra just to get unlimited


    Unlimited is worth it so badly: https://aww.moe/86fm95.png
  • tn5421 07-07-2016, 02:56 AM
    (07-06-2016, 11:15 AM)trash Wrote: I use nyaa over AB because Canada has a boner for capped bandwidth so I can't always seed at a decent ratio. As for torrenting over streaming, I like having access to it offline and if I decide to rewatch it I don't waste any bandwidth.
    tfw 175gb cap
    tfw $30 extra just to get unlimited


    Or you could rent a seedbox and just download what you need over a period of days/months, if needed.
  • KuroAku 07-19-2016, 03:44 PM
    I use both methods. Even combined.

    For non-airing series I use a streaming web and I download it by torrent if I like it.

    For airing series I use this tool called peerflix that works fine if the torrent has seed enough.
  • Paarthurnax 07-19-2016, 05:29 PM
    Right, I feel I will get reported for this advertisement, totally not going to be advertising a site that gives you free anime without ads. Yeah, without ads you slurpy angels.

    https://nyanpasu.tv is in pre-alpha. @lolihook

    Q - "How will the site survive, baka? Not that I care, baka! "

    A - Basically by investors and so on. I am one of the investors. rip cash flow.

    Shit, I can feel the breathing of your slurpy mouthes. @Lolihook might answer some stuff.

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