We now have an official discord. The previous ones were all community-made.
To get things out of the way, our sponsor J-LIST is doing another giveaway. To celebrate their 20+ years of AX attendance, they’re giving out some cool prizes like Eva figurines, doujinshi by Yom, tapestries, and snack boxes they’re famous for. Do check them out: link!
You’ve probably noticed the site has been redesigned in the past week and have varying opinions. I get it – change is difficult. Here’s what’s improved:
- Site fully supports https and is more secure now.
- Site is much more mobile friendly.
- Comments are allowed in each show page to facilitate more anime-related discussion. The front page single disqus wasn’t very friendly for that.
- Site should hopefully be more stable now. The previous inline refresh button didn’t help stability during peak times.
Finally, yes, it takes an extra click to download something now. I’ll be honest. This is done mainly to improve revenue and SEO. Again, as you’ve probably noticed, release filesizes have 2x-3x’d in the past few weeks. Videos are much higher quality than before, but that also means our storage and bandwidth usage have also spiked. We want to continue delivering anime to you guys in a timely manner but also want HS to be self-sustaining. We don’t want to take donations unless we have to (the last time we did a donation drive was a long while ago). Hopefully you guys understand. (P.S. checking out the J-LIST giveaways do help the site!)
As you can probably tell, these giveaways are from our sponsors which help run the site :) This month’s theme seem to be giving out anime goods to decorate your room. I’d hope you guys don’t decorate your room with anime goods, but knowing that you guys watch anime in the first place, I’m probably very wrong. Well, whatever, check it out you degenerates: link.
This is obviously another sponsored post and how we keep your anime free. Click here to check out how to get free stuff from J-List. As usual, it’s pretty simple, you complete a few tasks and then enter a lottery to see if you win.
I wonder if there will be a nice figure for grabs in the near future… :thinking:
I swear new seasons come and go super quickly. I suppose that’s good since you get to forget about the shitty animes that compose of at least 80% of each and every season.
Beyond the usual sequels, here’s a few shows to look out for:
- Stein;Gate 0 (well, shit, this is a sequel)
- Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (well, shit, this is another sequel)
- Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
- Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
Similar to last time, our friends at JList is running a giveaway with some decent prizes. By doing some easy tasks, you get to place yourself into a lottery with a chance to win stuff. Check it out and enjoy this season!
Well, it’s February, but still… Happy New Years. A lot has happened this year already as HS has lost one of our most beloved friend. RIP, we’ll miss you :(
Seems like some people can’t figure out what’s worth watching yet. Shows you should watch this season are pretty simple:
- Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
- Violet Evergarden
- 3-gatsu no Lion (last season, but it’s really good)
- Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
- Darling in the FranXX
On a brighter note, our friends at JList is running a Valentine’s day giveaway. You complete some basic tasks and you get a chance of getting some free shit. You guys are probably going to be spending it with your right hand anyway, so check it out.
Enjoy this season!
As you might’ve noticed, the torrent links are working again for newer stuff. We’ll be using nyaa.si as our official replacement. You can find our page here. They seem to have recovered a lot of the torrents from nyaa.se, which is excellent if you want to find older stuff. It also seems like it’s being actively worked on. We’ll be reaching out to them to get our older torrents restored.
Why not the other ones? I have my concerns about the longevity, stability, and leadership of other alternatives like pantsu and anidex.
As a few of my peers have warned me, racism seems to also be a concern (though I have no idea how racism is linked to an anime tracker) and we’d like to distance ourselves away from such drama. We haven’t heard anything from NyaaTorrents, so I think we can say with 90% 100% certainty that it’s gone for good given that the domains are slated for deletion. Honestly speaking, I’m really sad. We started around the same time as NyaaTorrents and watched it grow up. The last time I talked to the owner a few months ago, he told us we would hit 1 billion+ downloads really soon. I guess we’ll never find out :(
However, some seemingly capable people have reached out to me and said they’re looking to build a full NT replacement. We will wait for that, which is hopefully soon. We don’t think there are any competent public anime-oriented trackers out there right now, so we will be holding off from using one. Meanwhile, you can grab our releases from this site and/or XDCC through using magnet links. We have also whipped up an RSS feed for you guys so you can subscribe to our releases. You can find it in the top navigation bar.
Fuck. I’m really sad.