Original message: It seems like every year, around this date, AOT finds itself in an economical slump. This year seems to be no exception. AnimeOut never truly recovered after the DMCA incident and we’ve been living off on a monthly basis without knowing if we would make it to the next season.AOT doesn’t make any profit at all, in fact, it’s quite the opposite as site the owner/founder has already invested thousands of dollars to keep the site alive. He’s now retired as an encoder and admin but still helps out when in need. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, this won’t be the case anymore.It’s always been important for us to keep the quality standards and our encoders always look for the best subbing groups, BD releases and even keep up the rapid releases. Nothing but passion for anime thrives us doing these things because as you know we’re getting nothing (physical) in return.There are 20935 episodes and movies in our “complete anime” server. That plus the on-goings for this season make up about 2.2TB of data.DDL was now enabled for all on-going anime and our encoders still work on past animes and requests.
How can we let all this just go to waste? Once again we’ll have to ask you for your help.
As of right now we’re 48 USD short. We know that many of you would like to help out but can’t because Paypal is the only way we can accept donations but trust me, we would work out another way if there was any.
Donations from above 5$ will provide DDL access and a prioritized request to encode a certain anime.
TL;DR: AOT will shut down at the end of the month. Please donate via PayPal to keep our site alive.
Write us an inbox msg or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We’d very much like to thank everyone that has helped us so far and everyone in the community for choosing our encodes! Please share this message to anyone you know that might gives us a hand, the show must go on! (or we’ll end up like…)