Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of anime. A couple of sites you may find useful are Tokyo Toshokan (http://www.tokyotosho.com/
), BoxTorrents (www.BoxTorrents.com
You will want to go to www.cccp-project.net
and download the latest version of CCCP, this will allow you to play all these great files you get from torrents. You will also want to go to www.uTorrent.com
and download a BitTorrent client so that you can download your desired series.
Is a series not showing up on Tokyo Toshokan or BoxTorrents? It's time to learn about IRC!
Go to aniDB (www.anidb.net
) or Baka-Updates (www.baka-updates.com
) and search for your desired series, when it pops up you should be able to find a list of fansub groups who have released it, along with their IRC address. Download an IRC client, mIRC found at www.mIRC.com
is the standard. You can learn how to use mIRC here: http://www.new2chat.com/setup.html
Connect to the fansub group's chat room and message their distro bot(s) "xdcc list". You can identify which users are distro bots by the "[bot]" or "[XDCC]" etc in their names, most of the chat rooms will also list unlabeled bots in their message of the day!
After seeing the file you wish to receive from a bot, message that bot "xdcc send [#]". Accept the file, you are now downloading directly from the bot! This is sometimes much faster than using BitTorrent.