Site Updates

10/8/14

As promised I came back to updating this site in (almost) a year. And I came back with a bang! This is a HUGE update. Once again I re-ripped all the anime in this site from my DVDs. This time I’m not holding back on quality - I am giving you full DVD quality movies! I’m talking, 2 MB/s bit rate and 1-2 GB file sizes.

I decided to do this because some time ago I started using Crunchyroll and I’m finding that higher quality video makes a big difference. To have the space for bigger movies I decided to get rid of my fallbacks with ogg and webm video. You see, to have fully compatible web video that works on old browsers I had to convert every anime to mp4, ogg, and webm video. Doing that quickly consumed a lot of space on my server. I think it’s safe to assume that mp4 is a strong standard now for web video. Plus mp4 works natively on all mobile devices. So all my videos are strictly in mp4 and nothing else.

Anime communities have been adding a lot of blu-ray rips as of late. I keep track of them. For the following anime I’ve replaced my DVD rips with high quality conversions from blu-ray rips: Cyber City Oedo, Venus Wars, and Record of the Lodoss War.

As fabulous as this site update sounds, there's a drawback. Now that my movies are in 1-2 GB file sizes they don't stream well (when you view the movies in this site). High speed Internet is required now to view the high quality versions via streaming. The best option is to directly download my movies so that you don't need to fuss with streaming.

Lastly, I need to point out that the exclusive anime in this site is still as is in its average or low quality. That can’t be helped due to the nature of their origin. Hopefully one of these days someone will find a way to obtain higher quality versions of them.

10/8/14

As promised I came back to updating this site in (almost) a year. And I came back with a bang! This is a HUGE update. Once again I re-ripped all the anime in this site from my DVDs. This time I’m not holding back on quality - I am giving you full DVD quality movies! I’m talking, 2 MB/s bit rate and 1-2 GB file sizes.

I decided to do this because some time ago I started using Crunchyroll and I’m finding that higher quality video makes a big difference. To have the space for bigger movies I decided to get rid of my fallbacks with ogg and webm video. You see, to have fully compatible web video that works on old browsers I had to convert every anime to mp4, ogg, and webm video. Doing that quickly consumed a lot of space on my server. I think it’s safe to assume that mp4 is a strong standard now for web video. Plus mp4 works natively on all mobile devices. So all my videos are strictly in mp4 and nothing else.

Anime communities have been adding a lot of blu-ray rips as of late. I keep track of them. For the following anime I’ve replaced my DVD rips with high quality conversions from blu-ray rips: Casshan: Robot Hunter, Cyber City Oedo, Venus Wars, Record of the Lodoss War, and Vampire Hunter D.

As fabulous as this site update sounds, there's a drawback. Now that my movies are in 1-2 GB file sizes they don't stream well (when you view the movies in this site). High speed Internet is required now to view the high quality versions via streaming. The best option is to directly download my movies so that you don't need to fuss with streaming.

Lastly, I need to point out that the exclusive anime in this site is still as is in its average or low quality. That can’t be helped due to the nature of their origin. Hopefully one of these days someone will find a way to obtain higher quality versions of them.

12/2/13

It looks like my episode 2 of Cyber City Oedo 808 had director's commentry subtitles. I've corrected it. Please please please if you find any errors in this site let me know!

11/14/13

Another big update! I've added Project A-ko 2, Project A-ko 3, and Project A-ko 4 - which completes my collection of all 5 Project A-ko movies!! I've completed the initial trilogy of Gall Force movies by adding Gall Force 2: Destruction and Gall Force 3: Stardust War. Included with each Gall Force movie is a full download of every Gall Force soundtrack. I've also added 2 anime series: Cyber City Oedo 808 (with its soundtrack) and the Fire Emblem OVA. This is the last update for the Anime Video Archive for a long while. It'll probably be another year until I add new anime. How come? Well, I've uploaded nearly 200 GB worth of anime for this site! And there's a total of 636 movie clips here! There's so many because for every movie & episode on this site I had to convert it to 3 different formats for fully compatible HTML5 video.

7/8/13

Another big update! To begin with, I've been exploring anime communities and I found that several of the anime movies in this site are less quality than what anime communities offer. I wish I knew how that's possible because I'm ripping my anime directly from the DVDs! Anyway, so the following anime has been re-converted using the better quality versions: Demon City Shinjuku, Legend of Crystania, Project A-Ko, Vampire Hunter D (subtitled version only), and Wicked City. Besides those movies, you should know that the rest of my movies are better quality than what anime communities currently distribute :) Especially my rips of the Sailor Moon movies. Also, I noticed that anime communities like to rip fullscreen anime in 704x480 instead of 640x480. That's a fantastic idea! In 704x480 it stretches the screen wide enough so that it doesn't look awkward on wide screens and anime characters don't look like squished midgets. With this idea in mind, I took the time (and this took me forever) to re-rip ALL my other movies in 704x480. As for my anime series, I only re-ripped Casshan. I'll try to do the rest later.

5/30/13

Big fantasy series update!! I've added Tales of Phantasia (4 episodes), Record of the Lodoss War (13 episodes), RG Veda (2 long episodes), Ys Book & Ys II (11 episodes), Dragon Half (2 episodes), and Miyuki-chan in wonderland (2 episodes). As a site called 'FantasyAnime', I sure as heck now have a lot of fantasy anime! Again, please let me know if you find any mistakes or broken links in the site.

3/27/13

I tried different DVD ripping software and I was able to grab the subtitles from Tank Police! So the Tank Police section is updated with high quality & low quality subtitle vids. I added to the homepage this Updates feed and lists of the top anime! Interesting stuff, huh? Also, I found a big mistake. Ever since the launch of this site all the Legend of Crystania download links were linking to Gall Force. It's fixed now. Please please please if you find any mistakes let me know!!

3/23/13

Venus Wars (Subtitled) had incomplete subtitles. Sorry about that! I've corrected it and uploaded a fresh new version with correct subtitles.

2/4/13

I've added the following anime: Project A-ko: Uncivil Wars, Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose, Sailor Moon S: Hearts in Ice, Sailor Moon Super S: Black Dream Hole, Shamanic Princess (all 6 episodes) +soundtrack, Tank Police (all 4 episodes), Venus Wars +soundtrack, and Wrath of the Ninja. All this new anime includes both the dubbed and subtitled versions. All except for Tank Police; for some reason my DVD ripping software wasn't grabbing the English subtitles, so this update only includes the dubbed version of the series. As a new little feature, for each and every anime I have typed up a personal review to give my refreshing perspective. Lastly, I've added the soundtrack for Vampire Hunter D.

2/3/13

I've removed Ninja Scroll. Sorry! It was way too popular and killing my server :(

10/20/12

The Anime Video Archive is live!! At launch it has 14 movies (and no series yet).