What is the Anime Archive?
The 8TH Man Anime Archive is a video conversion service specializing in hard-to-find vintage anime and Asian
live-action. The master-sources we possess range from the highest quality 16mm films to video dubs (when
nothing else is available). We maintain a huge English-dub anime film library that may very well be the largest
specialized archive of its kind. All charges incurred are for our conversion service.
How would you describe the video quality of your titles?
All DVD-R titles listed on this site are gathered from various rare sources (i.e., 16mm films, off-air TV
broadcasts, foreign imports, etc.) that have not been released to the American public, or they are out of print.
Be aware that Anime Archive is the only true source for many of these titles when the film prints used came
from our film vault - some other outlets have copied our materials & some of what we offer came from other
collectors. Those who say they have the "best" or are the ONLY source are stretching the truth - sellers at online
auctions use this tactic quite often, so don't be fooled.
If you desire to know the details on ANY title or episode we offer just email us - if we have the best transfer of it
or if it's otherwise we will be honest about it. NOTE: for extremely hard to obtain materials the quality may be
below broadcast quality. So if you have specific questions about any title we suggest you email us.
Is Anime Archive breaking copyright laws?
Certainly not. All titles are believed to be in the public domain or to have originated from international sources,
making them public domain in the U.S. under "The Berne Act." Our mission is to make these exotic & rare
videos available to the serious collector. Should one of our titles happen to become available through a
licensed domestic release we immediately stop offering it on the site.
Anime Archive does not offer materials that are domestic "official" releases that can be currently obtained under
license, some foreign titles are from OOP sources whose licenses have expired. Every master in our archive
originates from sources outside of the USA and, as such, are not subject to the jurisdiction of American
What does the NTSC region "0" code mean?
This means that there is no regional code (any country can play these region free discs) and that the disc is in
the NTSC format. NTSC is a color TV standard developed in the U.S. in 1953 by National
Television System Committee. NTSC is used in United States, Canada, Japan and in most of the American
continent countries and in various Asian countries. The rest of the world uses either some variety of PAL or
Almost all DVD players sold in PAL countries (ie, much of Europe) can play both kinds of discs (NTSC & PAL).
NOTE: We are not responsible for player compatibility issues, so please read all product details before
What is the difference between DVD and DVD-R?
DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc & DVD-R is DVD Recordable. A recordable DVD-R stores up to 2 hours of
very good quality DVD-Video and can be played by nearly every standalone DVD Player made after 1999 and
most computer DVD-ROM drives. You can check this list to see if your player is compatible.
NOTE: We are not responsible for player compatibility issues, so please check the compatibility of your DVD
player before purchasing.
What forms of payment do you accept?
You can complete a transaction online via Paypal using credit card, bank account or Paypal balance.
See https://paypal.com to register with them. Paypal uses the latest SSL encryption technology on a secure
server to ensure that your transaction is private and secure. We also accept money orders, personal checks
and cash in U.S. funds, although you send cash currency at your own risk.
If you are ordering by postal mail, you can pay with cash or a money order in US currency (a money order must
be drawn from a US bank). Checks are subject to a 10 day hold. No C.O.D orders. See more info: here