[SOUL] VHS collections? [ANIME] [ANIME ON VHS] (23)

1 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-08 20:45 ID:TqzG3mn9

Does anybody like to buy anime on VHS, or own any collections from back in the day?

Not going to try and make any hipster argument about VHS being superior to DVD or anything like that. Just think it's neat. It's a good format for enjoying official releases of 90s anime on. The thickness of the boxes also adds to the shelf art charm when you have a complete set. The early history of the anime home video industry is also pretty interesting to me.

I only have Magic Knight Rayearth (complete), some Sailor Moon and some Dragon Ball, I'd like to find some series from the 90s that had small enough runs to get a complete set relatively easy.

2 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 11:06 ID:Heaven

I'd rather digitalize it, and make several backups of it.

3 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 14:46 ID:Heaven

But you can't flip a digital collection for more than you paid when you bought it.

4 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-05-09 22:45 ID:EFUTlQWp

Yes, I have several anime tapes. I have a bunch of DBZ tapes, Pokemon tapes, a few The Slayers tapes and Yu-Gi-Oh tapes, and some movies. I don't look for tapes, but if they appear in second hand stores I will buy them

5 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-17 20:58 ID:KSoLJEny

Speaking of old anime-related stuff, what exactly was this: https://archives.4-ch.net/politics/kareha.pl/1111851720/2 ? Anyone remember http://raspberryheaven.net:53284/ ?

From https://archives.4-ch.net/politics/kareha.pl/1111851720/ :

>Heavy Metal music used to torture (4)
>1 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-03-26 15:42 ID:yTVz4Nk9
>American soldiers tortured Iraqi prisoners at a military base in Mosul but nobody was court martialed over the abuse, U.S. army documents say.
>Deafening heavy metal music was played, and guards threw cold water onto hooded prisoners and sounded bullhorns beside their heads.
>Ouch, Heavy Metal. That's mean.
>2 Name: Citizen 2005-03-26 15:56 ID:Heaven
>3 Name: Citizen 2005-03-26 19:04 ID:dXsPvnfV
>4 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-03-26 22:23 ID:yTVz4Nk9
>>>2 Oh man - that's horrible "music" and "singing", it hurts.

From https://www.awopodcast.com/2006/09/anime-world-order-show-33-listener.html :

>alexander strange
>SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 AT 12:48 PM
>The Musashi parody subs are yet another fake name Studio ADTRW project; you can get them here.
>I can get raw versions of an episode or two and the actually seriously translated one if you really want, but isn’t that kind of boring?

From https://archives.4-ch.net/anime/kareha.pl/1120838150/ :

>20 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-07-26 12:00 ID:dewe7Huo
>Episode 3 kitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

From https://archives.4-ch.net/dqn/kareha.pl/1106805509/ :

>449 Name: Not in Employment, Education or Training 1993-09-4369 09:43[no]








raspberryheaven.net = reference to Azumanga Daioh

Info hash = sha1 torrent info hash, so the magnet link would be:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:b18a6013c5c60ef3568585492d71995952177e75 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_URI_scheme
(probably dead)

I still wonder what the http://raspberryheaven.net:53284/* web pages looked like (*=zero or more characters).

6 Name: Anonymous Archivist : 2021-06-23 15:53 ID:Tp7wdjVn

Looks like an announce URL for a tracker.

It probably hosted a filesharing-via-torrent community.
/stats.html?info_hash=??? is the path to a torrent

/index was the index of torrents and could be searched, as shown by

seeing as the fansub group "Studio ADTRW" were based there it makes sense to guess that it was mainly used for distribution of subtitled anime, much like many fansub groups still do today. There's also some discussion on the forums (which apparently are dedicated to the fansub group) pertaining to the use of the tracker.

Nothing super special but a nice blast from the past. I also found some cool shit on the internet archive's scrapes of the site:
- azuparty2.gif,
- a guide to scanalating manga,
- a screenshot of someone playing touhou 8,
- records of some sort of legendary pie fight
- and a small essay on dickgirls.
I also noticed that Shii(?) apparently ran a translation group in ~2004

7 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-27 00:52 ID:VlHe8NCL

Raspberry Heaven was the name of the ending theme for Azumanga Daioh

8 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-06-28 05:10 ID:TqzG3mn9

I just finished getting a complete set of Sorcerer Hunters. I enjoyed the series a lot, watched it for the first time this way.

9 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-07-05 18:50 ID:1nsVRfvO

I have a huge collection of anime on laserdisc. Huge import LD boxes are the peak of physical media, 12 inch art is great. Have stuff like the Maison Ikkoku 24 disc set, the Studio Ghibli box, which cost an incredible amount back in the day (but are cheap now).

10 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-07-06 18:53 ID:p0WYOd6f

My physical collection is 90% bootleg. I have a more official music collection than I do anime/movies. I definitely don't buy expensive anime box sets these days, because I want anime sales to plummet in America and a good majority of the western world. The less money anime makes outside Japan, the less interest Japan has in appealing to the American market, with CGI and western values.

11 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-07-07 18:20 ID:TqzG3mn9

Older media is pretty affordable. $2-5 a tape generally unless it's highly collectible, but even then they're generally more affordable than DVDs. I'm surprised to see the prices have stayed so low, as I would assume that the market would react similarly to the retro game market - old technology, scarce quantities, will never be made again, and so on - but shit's still the same price you would find at an early 00's flea market or garage sale.

12 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-07-08 21:01 ID:p0WYOd6f

VHS tapes in general are affordable, but subtitled Japanese anime on VHS/Laserdisc is pretty rare to find unless it's popular stuff like the OP mentioned (sailor moon, eva and dbz). Unless you're talking about RAW anime, which in that case is pretty reasonable no matter where you buy it from. eBay's the #1 home for scammers on the internet and even there I managed to buy a shitton of anime laserdiscs, and even a few animation cels from the original minky momo anime from the same seller.

13 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-09-30 18:45 ID:xfFEKrr7

i agree subs on tape would be hard to find i myself have dubs of which include pokemon and digimon also teenage mutant ninja turtles. vhs is pretty cool although i am not a collector they truly do have charm in the way they are packaged and contained

14 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-03 17:45 ID:GsSebZWV

Mass-produced VHS collecting is retarded since all that shit is online anyway. Collecting those just come off as tryhard "retro collector". I used to have a bunch of TV recordings on VHS, but my uncle's house got fucked up by a tornado so all of those tapes went bye-bye.

15 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-23 05:12 ID:Ydlzwr82

Eh, why collect anything if everything's online? It's fun, cheaper than DVDs, and I don't have a bluray player.

16 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-23 06:07 ID:Heaven

Things that are "online" are very easy to go offline forever and without a warning. But I'd rather invest in a digital tape storage if I had an opportunity, it's pretty expensive.

17 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-24 03:33 ID:el2ygJ7o

VHS tapes are likely to go extinct. It would be a pretty damn cool collection to have in 50 years as everyone thinks that it just takes space and you can find it anywhere so they destroy it.

18 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-26 01:08 ID:/bImknza


Not everything is online and there are very rare VHS tapes out there that you can find which makes collecting them fun and interesting.

19 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-26 07:05 ID:Heaven

>Collecting something that slowly degrades in qualiity

how retarded can you get?

20 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-26 10:25 ID:Heaven

You're supposed to keep a digital backup anyways. I think it would be pretty cool to visit a jii-san and see a full collection of VHS anime. I would definitely be impressed regardless of playability on some of the tapes. The cover has value too.

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23 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2021-11-28 16:30 ID:DgYCnpdj

The only one I have left is my old fansub of End of Eva before we ever had a domestic relief here in burgerland

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