How piracy opened the door to anime in the US

There was an interesting article in the Technology Review back in 2004 about how videotaping of Japanese anime and the sharing of the tapes among fans opened the US market to anime. With no legitimate distribution channels the only way to see anime was to get a copy through the network of fans.

A similar article in Reason Magazine at the end opf 2006 talks about the amateur past time of subtitling the movies and how the first legitimate distributors in the US were when “fans went pro”.

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