Interactii says, welcome my friends, my enemies, and those whom I do not yet know. Let’s sit and talk for a while, you and me. We haven’t talked in some time. Let’s explore the past a little, and chat about the present and future. Naruto has been around for a very long time now. When I started downloading fansubs in early 2003, Naruto was already past its 20th episode. I used to watch TW’s releases. At that time, TW’s releases got about 8,000 downloads per episode in a week, and TW released 5 weeks after airing in Japan. By May 2004, with TW languishing, AONE had primarily taken over Naruto. Naruto’s popularity had soared. AONE was releasing a week after airing in Japan, a schedule they would keep for a long time. They were averaging 60,000 downloads per episode after a week by episode 85. When Anime-Heaven (the precursor to Dattebayo) started 6 weeks later, it got 60,000 downloads on its first release, a low-quality speed sub. At that time, because AONE was releasing a week after airing, there was room for other people to try to do it faster. Read more.