This category is for sites that distribute or trade Japanese-language anime with English subtitles added by fans, also known as fansubs. Distribution media include VHS, VCD, and computer files.
Distribution involves monetary payment for episodes. Trading refers to the exchange of episodes for other episodes, enriching the libraries of both parties. Another method of obtaining fansubs is by sending a blank tape with a self-addressed stamped envelope to someone, who then copies episodes to the tape and sends it back. In this case no money changes hands.
It is generally considered improper to distribute fansubs of commercially licensed anime. Another common rule is that fansubs should not be distributed for profit. Although some sites listed here may not abide by these principles, please consider what kind of behavior you wish to support when choosing a distributor.