After being informed of the DMCA notice by gotwoot staff, AnimeONE has decided to comply to the request. Hellsing Ultimate OVA and Nabari no Ou will be dropped and distribution for all related project titles shall be discontinued.
Alright, it’s time for a brand new feature here on the GotWoot? frontpage. This place has always had a slightly strange relationship with the fansubbing group known as AonE. We’re not them, and they’re not us, but somehow the two are often linked together. AonE has been bringing you free fansubs (of excellent quality, if I must throw in my two cents) for a long time now. A good portion of those coming to the frontpage come here for their releases.
So, you’d think it couldn’t hurt to get to know the people behind the free internet goodness, right?
Our first guest is the yeasty Bread-sama!
I have been a member of the forum community for a very long time – since July 14th, 2003 to be exact. Since my registration I have been banned and unbanned on numerous occasions, promoted to moderator status, demoted to a regular member, once again promoted to moderator, site-banned, IP-banned, Klined and Glined from the IRC channel and server, and even had my forum account deleted then brought back only to have it shit on after being resurrected over a year and a half later. But I am still here. Why?!?
The GW forums is an interesting place. It’s the second forum I’ve become an active member in, first being the Counter-Strike forums (lol). In fact, right now, I’m not registered anywhere else as a forum member besides two other places, but I don’t usually post on one of them and don’t post at all on the other. So what is keeping me here? Honestly, I don’t have a clue. Maybe it’s because GW’s forum community is special to me. Perhaps much like an old group of friends, I don’t think I can let it vanish from my life. But like with any group of friends, we went through some drama. It’s kind of like a love and hate relationship. I just can’t seemed to give it up…
We all enjoy anime to some degree or another, and some people are very open about it. They visit Anime Expos, cosplay, and proudly associate themselves with it without the fear of detest from others. Others, not so much. Where I live and go to school, anime is a foreign interest. Not too many people are familiar with it and frankly, it isn’t something that’s brought up as an everyday conversation piece. In fact, outside of my e-friends that I’ve gained since I first got on the internet, I only know two people out of a few decent size groups of friends that I’ve ever spoken to about anime. Even with those people, anime has never been brought up no more than a hand full of times. And If people do know what “anime” is, finding out that you’re into anime will make them get a bad impression of you because anime has a negative connotation. People think anime fans are socially awkward, nerdy, and someone they wouldn’t want to affiliate with. And as an Asian American male, I’m already associated with it by default! This may just be my own narrow experience, but I’m sure there are some people out there who can agree and relate. (more…)
It’s with both a smile and sadness in my heart i regret to deliver the message of my retirement from AnimeONE.
Its been Almost 4 years in AnimeONE for me now i have been thru alot of happy times with the crew members come and gone.
Four years ago when i was accepted on trial as a member in AonE i was welcomed by Both old and New friends.
Working with them was a joy something i was happy about doing with my spare time.
4 years have gone many have left and joined and we have had our upps and downs and fair share of rollercoaster rides together.
I have accomplished what i wanted to accomplish but the job is still far from done.
I’m Pursuing the same goals in real life in a swedish youth organisation instead.
Working for people to see diffrent cultures and aspects of the world thru everything from Anime to tabletop games and Live Interactive Theater.
My sincere thanks to everyone in AnimeONE and the fans who came to see that Anime was something nice due to my efforts. I can guarante that AnimeONE will continue on their road towards giving you fans the best of their hard work.
I will continue supporting the group when i find time in my real life schedule.
David StenstrÃ¶m Signing out.
This is something that has been in the works for a while now. A company in Las Vegas has officaly bought Gotwoot.net and Gotwoot.com. We are unsure if they will continue to offer the services we offer or if they will completely revamp the website and its contents. We thank everyone for being a part of the community for the past 5 years.