I’ve updated the OP since some links are dead. On the “recommend anime” I changed the links from Wikipedia to MAL since it seemed better. Not a fan of MAL (ratings and community wise), but it seems better than linking Wikipedia. @PussyStuffer you can copy and paste this in the OP if you want.
Credit to @Aria
Version 5 of this thread is right here
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Alternative: Some discord shit
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Hey, where do you guys download your anime?
Tokyotosho is a good place to start with. It has a really simple search engine and covers almost all of the torrent releases when it comes to both anime and manga, be it subtitled or without. Other sites that are reliable are nyaa.si or nyaa.pantsu.cat
You may want to get a Bittorrent client such as qbittorrent to download any of the files there.
I got no time to download! I wanna watch my anime NOW!
No problem, sir. You’ve got streaming sites such as Goodanime.net or Anilinkz.com that could help you out on that.
How about manga?
You’ve got separate sites for this too. You can try any of the following:
to satisfy your urge for reading manga.
You’ve told me where to get the anime and manga, but what shows should I watch or read?!
This all depends on the genre you’re interested in. Obviously, a lot of shows tend to combine a number of them, but in general, these shows are usually enjoyed by the anime populace, so do give them a try.
This list will probably not cover everything, but mostly the major (and some minor ones). If there’s anything major missing, do tell.
Many of these shows and manga are already licensed outside of Japan, so if you want to support them, buy their DVDs or books from you local or online retailer whenever you have the chance!
Some series may have a few other genres it can be defined into; and for these, you’ll find 'em in brackets close to the title.
Blade of the Immortal (manga)
Blood: The Last Vampire (movie)
Full Metal Alchemist
Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star
Hunter x Hunter
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Kara no Kyoukai (movies)
Negima! Master Negi Magi (comedy, fantasy adventure) (manga)
Ninja Scroll (movie)
One Punch Man
Rurouni Kenshin (chanbara)
Samurai Champloo (chanbara)
Sword of the Stranger (movie) (chanbara)
Vagabond (chanbara) (manga)
Xam’d: Lost Memories (sci-fi)
The Twelve Kingdoms
Kiki’s Delivery Service (movie)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky (movie)
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Naucissa of the Valley of the Wind
Record of Lodoss War
Princess Mononoke (movie)
Seirei no Moribito
Slayers (series) (comedy)
Spirited Away (movie)
Summer Wars (movie)
Tegami Bachi/Letter Bee
Vision of Escaflowne
Comedy - Romance
Kimagure Orange Road
Midori no Hibi
Ouran High School Host Club
The World God Only Knows