WHERE TO DOWNLOAD ANIME CLIPS?
Please keep in mind that the following article will discuss topics which may not be legally advised.
If you are someone who prefer to stay on the safe side on things, we do not recommend that you follow the method described.
Downloading any anime online without any permission or license is considered “illegal” as you do not hold the rights to the content which the animators and studios claims.
If you are wondering where we get our clips or what is the best way to download raw anime clips, this article will guide you.
What we mean by RAW is usually the source of the anime footage which will come in a .mkv format.
The best platform to download such anime raw footage is called Nyaa.si
It is easily the best way for you to find an anime source as it is used by millions of users everyday who uploads anime footage on a daily basis.
WHAT IS NYAA.SI?
You may be wondering, how are you supposed to download these video files or how to use them in your video editing software?
If want to download the anime footage from Nyaa.si, you need to first understand how “torrenting” works.
Torrenting is the process of downloading a file from a peer to peer platform where one person has the source file and after someone else downloaded it on their computer, they can then help others by “seeding” it. You are essentially downloading the file from the source and then providing it to others. Your files will be seeding as long that you keep them on your torrent software or until you stop it from seeding.
If you are currently using “Utorrent” to download torrented files, we highly recommend that you uninstall it and start using qBitorrent instead which is a better alternative. In order to torrent files, you will need a software which is able to read “torrented” files.
Once you have installed qBitorrent, the process is pretty straight forward. You can either download the torrent file from Nyaa.si then have it opened in qBitorrent so that it installs on your computer or you can click on the “magnet” icon and it will open qBitorrent so that you can start downloading the files.
The only downside of torrenting anime footage is that if you’re looking for older sources, they may not be available with any active seeders. For popular anime, you will most of the time always find people seeding the files.
HOW TO GET STARTED?
As such, when you download your anime footage from Nyaa.si in .mkv format, we recommend that you use the following method in order to convert them in .mp4 without losing any quality.
What we’re looking for inside that pack is a tool called “AMVTool” which you can also download as a standalone.
This tool will allow you to convert most .mkv footage into .mp4 so that they can be used by your video editing software.
The UI is pretty simple and straight forward. You simply have to drag your .mkv footage and then click on the “Configure” button then click on “Reconfigure”.
It will then automatically convert the video file from .mkv into .mp4.
Please keep in mind that these files will usually be big in size so make sure to have space before downloading the anime footage.
We recommend looking for “HEVC” sources if you are trying to save space on your hard drive.
In conclusion, this is the best way to download anime raw footage at their best quality.
Keep in mind that most editing software do not support the .mkv format with the exception of After Effects 2019 which is able to read such files.
We however recommend that you make AMVs with .mp4 files if your computer is not so good.
If what we just explained to you sounded a bit complicated, there are other alternatives method where you can download raw anime in .mp4 which can also be found on the Nyaa.si website. Simply add “.mp4” at the end of the anime you’re looking for to filter it.
Please keep in mind that .mp4 will usually lose some quality if you’re going for the best raw quality. However, they should still be usable and you can use any video script or AI to upscale your AMV to fix any issues with the quality.