The Chibi Project

Show Notes

The Chibi Project episode 20:

Bootlegs / Jigsaw

Running Time: 17:19
Hosted by: PatrickD with Greg Ayres
Recorded: October 24, 2008
Posted: October 29, 2008

For several months, we've been taking anime bootlegs and fansubs off of people's hands with the promise of destroying them. That time has come.

At Bakuretsu Con 2008, PatrickD used a Black & Decker Varible Speed Jigsaw to cut his way through a handful of bootleg DVDs in front of a live audience. The remaining DVDs as well as the pieces of the destroyed DVDs and all the packaging will eventually be destroyed by fire so that nothing remains.

Destroyed bootleg DVDs include Cowboy Bebop, Chobits, InuYasha, and Candidate for Goddess.

Eventually, we will tackle VHS tapes as well.

Following the destruction, everyone present was invited to have some cake to celebrate our 20th episode.

Greg Ayres, a voice actor known for speaking out against bootlegs and fansubs, agreed to discuss the issue in the intro for this episode. When you buy a bootleg or download a fansub, no money is going back to support the creators. As a result of the massive number of people downloading fansubs and never buying the DVDs, the anime industry is hurting. Please, do your part and buy your anime legally through reputable retailers. Thank you.

Here are links mentioned in the podcast:

Music in this episode:
"axl k" and "best ever" by K.T.F. Terison -