1. Do you guys ever release standard definition (SD) videos?
If the source is not SD, then we don’t release SD. We don’t do simultaneous HD+SD like a lot of other groups. All requests for SD will be denied if we didn’t release SD to begin with.
2. Why do you guys hardsub all the signs? I want a clean video as an option.
We hardsub the signs in typeset heavy shows because a) we don’t want to risk packaging in 10 MB font files, and b) we may have signs that lag or don’t play properly on some people’s computers. Hardsubbing is a fail-safe measure for typesetting. If you want a clean video, then go download a raw. Don’t download our release. We’re a fansub group, not a raw provider.
3. Why are your releases much smaller than typical HD releases out there?
Because other groups put out excessively large files to trick you into thinking that they are of superior quality. The releases you see here are how big files should be.
4. Why are some of your 10-bit releases bigger than the 8-bit?
We want to take advantage of the extra quality 10-bit provides rather than creating the same quality of the 8-bit release with a smaller file size.
5. Do you guys use honorifics in the dialogue?
Uzumaki Naruto-kun will always be Uzumaki Naruto-kun. Always. I will commit seppuku on Ustream if you find an instance in our scripts where that is not the case.
7. I found an error in your release. Would you like to hear about it?
Yes, please! We’re always striving to improve our quality whichever way possible. We’re not egotistic assholes like a lot of other fansubbers who turn away complaints. If we did something wrong, or if you think we can improve on something, then let us know! Opinions are always welcome. We learn from our mistakes, not ignore them.
8. “GotWoot” has been around for a long time. Are you guys related to AnimeOne?
This is a common misconception, and I will attempt to dispel the mystery once and for all right now. We are not affiliated with AonE in any way, and none of our members are from AonE. The GotWoot group, in its current incarnation, was founded in April 2010 by Sapphire, Bro, Arzu and Spiegel, who were all long-time members of the GotWoot (website) forum. We picked “GotWoot” as our name because a) we were all from the GotWoot forum, and b) the site admin let us use www.gotwoot.net as our homepage. It got confusing for people because AonE continues to host their torrents on the GotWoot tracker, as they’ve done so for many years.
9. How do I join your group?
Go read the recruitment page, then come to IRC and talk to a staff member. We accept everyone from complete newbies to seasoned veterans.
11. What is the difference in GotSpeed and GotWoot?
As the name suggests, GotSpeed is our speedsub release. GotSpeed is released only in 8-bit (10-bit for Nazo no Kanojo X) with minimal QC in order to get the episode to you as fast as possible. The main GotWoot version is released with a better quality encode in 10-bit, is properly edited, translation checked, and QC’d, and all signs are