Did you hear, Funmation is kicking some serious ass by putting up anime on youtube & hulu.
I was browsing through and started freaking out when I saw Ouran High School Host Club on youtube! How freaking awesome is that?!
I had to immediaetly find my favorite episode from the series.
I just burst into laughter when I watch this episode. This anime isn't for everyone, but lord,
there are a lot of selections on youtube and hulu.
Personally, I feel this is the most appropriate step an anime distribution company can take, put it up on a streaming site and add commercials. This way you really are doing a fantastic job beating out some of the piracy. Personally, I much rather stream the episode than download it. It eats up my HD space. And whats the point of download some of these anime episodes when you are never going to watch more than 80% of them ever again?
If quality is the problem, it shouldn't be, Hulu and youtube both have really high quality streaming. Specifically HULU for streaming a full SDTV signal. it's rare to find HD anime streams though. I personally have a computer that chokes up when I run HD on it so I don't care if the show is in SD or HD quality.
Aside from that, this is kick ass.