The owner of the Nyaa.eu site (little known fact: this person also goes by the screen name Nyaa) was spooked by a recent EU court decision, and decided to shut the site down permanently. That’s a personal decision that I’m not going to criticize. Much thanks to Nyaa for years of thankless service to fandom.
Things are currently in flux and I haven’t made a decision yet on how I’m going to handle this. Anidex is one possibility, or maybe I could just start posting stuff to one of the larger public trackers that doesn’t specialize in Japanese media.
Some of the former staff members of Nyaa have created a new version of the site, at nyaa.si. My torrents have been migrated and can be found here. None of them are currently seeded, but I can seed any of them on request. Or if there’s something I’ve subtitled that you want to download and can’t find a Mega link for, feel free to ask for it in the comments section and I will add it when I get time. I might start posting new stuff at nyaa.si as well, but as mentioned above I haven’t come to a firm decision yet.
This is an inconvenience, but these type of things have happened before, and they will again. As a kid, I used to get bummed when my favorite TV shows would disappear from the schedule, which is why I started putting an audio cassette recorder next to the television to make poor quality audio recordings of a few episodes. Fortunately that isn’t the world we live in today, where a myriad of ever-changing options has replaced the tyranny of a single digit number of television channels and the $27 blank videocassette. I have fond memories of the past, but I really enjoy living in the future.
Slow and steady progress continues on my projects, with a few things getting very close to release. I try to get a bit of subtitling work done just about every day, even on days when I don’t have a lot of free time to spare.