I'm sure some of you have a story to tell about the hardships of getting Anime before the introduction of the Fansubbers, Online Retailers, Anime Forums, yada yada yada, etc. For example. Back in the early 90's the closest place I could rent Anime VHS' was San Francisco's Japan Video. We really didn't mind the forty minute drive each way. What mattered is that they had the newest releases of such classics as the Urusei Yatsura OVA's, Yamato Movies, Otaku No Video, Battle Angel: Alita, and Macross Plus. Mind you that not a LOT of these videos had subtitles, I guess this was during the time Manga Video and US Renditions were unknowns. Now that I look back at it BOY was that ridiculous having to drive all the way there. Rent whatever they had and drive back through the lovely Bay Area traffic. Get home just in time to hook up both VHS' so we could have a copy of our own. Only to drive back the next day to return it JUST in time. Man, we have is prettttttttttttttty easy these days. IBWHATISVHS.