One Piece in 6 Minutes [Happy Birthday to DNubsPro] (by DNubsPro). This might not make much sense if you’ve not read any of the… wow, 640 chapters of manga, or watched any of the… holy crap, 517 episodes of the anime, but if you HAVE, it’s pretty good (via Reddit).
So… Tetsuo’s been renamed Travis, the film is set in America, with no actual Asians in it, all the characters now about eight years older, and live-action. Which ruins the entire underlying theme of the film. I’ll be honest, not a fan of Akira, but still… kind of shit stuff.
tl;dr: availability on YouTube seems to not effect rentals and to boost sales, and availability on Winny (Japanese P2P service) decreases rentals but increases sales.
One disclaimer from TorrentFreak:
One point of critique based on the main conclusions of the study, is that the observed relation only appears to be correlational. This may mean that the results could in part be influenced by significant third variables such as promotion and overall popularity. Since the report is only available in Japanese we were unable to confirm whether this was taken into account.
多田葵 - Brave Song. I mentioned a few times that I liked Angel Beats!, and I’ve said to a few people that the ED is wonderful. I’ve just realised that it’s sung by Aoi Taba, who voiced Ed in Cowboy Bebop, twelve years ago, at the age of 17. Something of a coincidence.
Eden of the East ED 1080p. Just finished this series (eleven episodes), and it was great. The OP is an Oasis song, so it’s highly unlikely that it’ll remain on YouTube long enough to post. For a version with subtitles, go here.