It’s official, Animetake’s premium downloads are now back!
All donators will receive access to the downloads so if you are a
donator, head over to the donator forum to find out how you can access the downloads. :)
Here are some FAQ/Good to know facts about Donating.

How can I donate?

Head over to & follow the instructions.
Keep in mind that after the period of time is over, you will need to re-donate if you would like to access the server and receive the forum benefits again.

Are there other benefits besides premium downloads for donating?

There are quite a few other benefits you get for donating. A majority of them are related to the forums but do not forget that the most important thing while donating is knowing that you’re supporting us. :)
Here are the other benefits received for donating:

Custom user title on the forums:

You can change your user title to anything you like and as many times as you like.

Forum and site name becomes green:

Both your forum name and the name that appears when you comment on posts will become green.

Forum avatar size increased slightly:

Avatar limit increased from 100×100 to 160×100.

Most importantly, access to the donator’s forum where you can find everything related to the premium downloads and meet other fellow supporters of Animetake:

Now for the main question-

What exactly is “Animetake Premium Downloads”?

Animetake premium downloads is a section of the site only accessible by donators and is run by a server that offers high speed downloads.
This server includes many HDTV/HDBD series for donators to download. Although we don’t have ALL series, if you would like a certain series you can always request it in our request thread on the forums (Donator section).
Of course we also provide every on-going series with the most preferred subgroup that is subbing it. All releases are in 720P Hi10p unless not available in that resolution.
As long as you are a donator, you are able to access it anytime you want and use it for your anime as much as you want.

So WATER you waiting FOUR? DONATE and support ANIMUTANK now! :D

If  you have any other questions, feel free to comment and I’ll edit the comment and put a reply under it with bold text.

75 Comments on “Animetake Premium Downloads is back!”

Pjotrkiller Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 2:41 am

first free donatur pls

Eglo Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 2:43 am

you should make color of choice excluding admin/mod colors. Forcefully being labeled green seems rather lame

otaku_ex Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 2:52 am

I never go into the forums, but if these comments were in the forum as well it will be great for several reasons.

meranchoria Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 2:55 am

I’m not sure I understand, since this doesn’t tell me much.

What downloads qualify as premium?
If I come here on any given day does that mean that I won’t be able to see the download pages for currently airing stuff on the home page?

I think you’re misunderstanding something. If you donate, everything will stay the same. You will still be able to view the home page and posts like you did before, the only difference is you get access to our premium downloads section which is high speed downloads via our servers. No ads, no captcha’s, 1 click download. You are also able to request series like seen in the screen shots above.

Laraid Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 2:58 am

I don’t really mind the premium dload stuff. I’ve been using the site for so long so I’m glad I can donate =)

nx6 Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 3:10 am

Shouldn’t everyone who *isn’t* a donator be green (with envy)?

ZEE Says:
December 9th, 2012 at 3:13 am

you will never be me

WsE Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Donate so i can buy a car before 2022!

OtakuDao Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Donate so i can buy a pony

Wesleutje Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

So how long is the ”period of time” i can access the server and receive the forum benefits?

Prices are on the donate page. $9.99 for 1 month and so on.

macster Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Bout damn time. As soon as my file thingie subscription runs out I’m in.

Cars are bad for you.

Pony’s are bad for you.


macster Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Heyy I donated so that you could get your car and your pony.


Dawnthief Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

So will the donator section have the files before the main page?

Usually yes, as you don’t have to wait for someone to upload the file to a 3rd party DDL site. But it’s a matter of minutes not hours or days.

Xellon Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

To bad… I donated twice while the premium was gone :(

O well. Perhaps someday I’ll donate again in the future.

Tchaa Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

If my Paypal and registration email are different, will it matter?


Joshi69 Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

$9.99 for 1 month

That’s crazy do the donations pay your rent or something? or is it only for servers?

Donation money goes to paying for the site funds, server funds, and the leftovers go to staff.
$9.99 a month is similar to what you would pay for premium on a filehost.

x1o8x Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I wouldn’t mind $9.99 if it’s a one time payment. I came to AT mainly to look at what’s the latest anime releases, and sometimes download the bluray rips at the forum, though ever since the SOPA issues I hardly download via DDL anymore…

Tylerr Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Yeah… i wonder how long this will last, you guys will get dmca’d and have to shut it down real soon.

That or the hoster you’re with will force you to

Naga Says:
December 11th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

most other premium services cost 9.99/month or more and they have less quality stuff we do.

Hoax Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 12:01 am

Meh, I don’t like using PayPal. Would’ve been great if I could’ve used a PaySafeCard… ;-;

alcaray Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 12:06 am

Can you become a donator, but not be flagged as one in forums, etc,?

You can choose not to have a green name if you’d like, you’ll still be listed in the donator section of the forum leaders though.

Naga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 12:11 am

alcaray, basically you want to get access to the premium server without having the green color? I could arrange that.

JokerFrown Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:22 am

yay I can sign in again

Dawnthief Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:43 am

Nothing wrong with the 9.99 – not going to get a better deal with a download site (and usually the speed is crap as well) Will donate Thursday when I get my holiday bonus.

Dawnthief Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:43 am

and I mean the usual 3rd party download site, not animetake….needs edit button

diesus Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:56 am

Donator = wrong. Donor = correct. o_O Better start donating then.

Danyn Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:58 am

How does downloading from a server work? Do we sign in on something or what?

Naga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:01 am

@danyn, not really its basically just clicking on a file in a list and instantly downloading it to your pc. dont have to go through 100 pages and no limits on speed

runeanimer Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:10 am

can the download rate reach over 10mb/s ?

Our servers have a cap of 11.5MB Upload so depending on your location it is possible however its less likely unless you live exactly where the server is located at.

MegaBassBX Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:33 am

I will donate just because I love AnimeTake , its been 4 years since I knew the website and it made my life so easy that I can find everything I need in one place ,you can’t imagine how was my life before , I used to look for every anime episodes on different websites some times they are there some times not ,it was hill, so to celebrate the re-enabling of the PM and re-opening the premium section I will donate 25$, and I hope you continue providing us with the great anime quality as you always did , Thank You.

iTheShirt Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:35 am

So just to be clear and put it in simpleton terms, AnimuTank is essentially letting us download directly from AnimuTank’s personal “megaupload” server instead of us having to pay OTHER filehosts to download directly to our computers?


Koga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:35 am

Donate so I can buy a loli.

runeanimer if you where living in the same area as the server that “might” be possible but highly unlikely.

MegaBassBX Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 2:38 am

Ow you guys didn’t have 25$ option so I needed to go with the 27$ oh will , I LOVE YOU AT

Tezuki Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 4:05 am

Love you, AT! You’ve made my life so much easier. I’m sure I’ll donate someday. And yay I can comment again! :D

Vegeance Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 4:21 am

So, money is used to pay for servers, but the content primarily comes from somewhere in Japan and the subs themselves from the subbing groups. Technically then, the fastest way of getting the anime is via torrent of the subbing fan group or rips of crunchyroll/leaks or IRC fansub channel. If people go to the latter, then what would necessarily make animetake better in its services, besides from the fact that it provides DDL links after receiving the first copy from the anime sub group which can also be listed in subscriptions of torrents for releases via third party sites.

I mean money is deserved for making the site/organizing it and the community, but uhm “donating” in exchange for “premium services” which entails the use of work of both fansubbers and people making the anime. IDK here.

I am a fansubber just so you know. I’ve worked on stuff you probably have watched in the past.

Danyn Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 4:31 am

How do we access the server after donating though? Through a link? A program? Also, what’s this 100 page thing you’re talking about? I just click on a torrent link and dl, Easy as that.

After you donate, you’ll get access to an index page which will include many series and all you need to do is click on something you want and it will download for you. No torrents or anything. Its a direct browser download.

reubs Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 4:57 am

You guys have done a great service, thank you, I’ll donate while I can.

takumi Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 5:02 am

I was going to donate awhile back but then the donate service was gone, good to know it’s back I’ll donate when I’m not broke hopefully >:l

gonzozoid Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 5:11 am

@vegeance If the fastest way of getting the anime is via torrent of the subbing fan group or rips of crunchyroll/leaks or IRC fansub channel…Why are you here then? How right bc Dao is doing it for you…
I am a donator bc I love this site and I want to help Naga and the staff. The premium is just a bonus.

pokpokza Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 5:41 am

Those who complain about price is soo stupid , if you r really into anime 9.99 is not exxpensive I am sure that with premium account on normal filehost companie it can get DMCA any minuite and taken down + you can’t find some anime + one filehost doesn’t host all anime , don’t bbe stupid and complain , buy it or GTFO , also 9,99 is a little price paid for admin and staff to help this site going, without animetake it’s harder to find anime line up website like this (torrent not include)

mevis Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 6:31 am

I wanna ask about Premium download:

1.How fast download speed ? you can reach up to 10MB/S
2.I can get the Anime in 720p or 1080p ? yes
3.Is that quality of Anime depent on Fansub? The video and sub quality is dependent on the sub group
4.I can request the anime depend from Fansub that i like? yes
5.Can i get the RAW version from BD? no

warzone420 Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 6:55 am

So what changes if you don’t donate? You mentioned it’ll take longer to get the new downloads, but will it only be 480p or will it have the choices of 480p, 720p, and 1080p? Will you still have the same choices to download from? I.E file sharing sites or torrents.
Nothing changes if you don’t donate.

Quirriff Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 7:18 am

The old Premium Downloads page was an absolute mess. How organised is the new one.

I’d like to think they are rather organised, and I agree that the old one was a mess.

m32 Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 8:24 am

One time payment and rape the sizzle out of the site! I just see that happening.

Side note, but about time you guys fixed the signing in problem. I could log in the forum with no problem, but I couldn’t log in/post on the non-forum side of the site. I’ll be donating soon, but mostly to support the site.

venomqo Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 10:14 am

i wouldnt mind paying 100~ for an unlimited premium or some such, is something of this nature possible? i really dont like time limits, and what sort of guarantee can you provide as to the stability and availability of the service? what if i bought 6 months and for one reason or another it disappears in like, 2 months(for example)

Spherii Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 10:18 am

O yeah, you guys got that too.

When I tried Donator, I felt something off…Guess I can try one moar time.

Naga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 10:41 am


Because there is no such thing as unlimited, i can’t gaurentee that the premium service will be up forever is the main reason. And there shouldn’t be a reason now that the server will dissapaer and if it does i can reimburse the people who want.

Basically after 2 years the server goes down and you say: But i got the unlimited…

venomqo Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 11:01 am


my main concern would be having to pay again as i feel like if im forking out a large amount of money(at least for me, a poor student) i would also like peace of mind with that purchase, if i were to buy 1 year premium that would always be in the back of my head, i feel a (pseudo) unlimited membership would provide that peace of mind. if i payed say for example, $120-150~ (as i now see the 12 month is $95ish), and the servers went down indefinitely 2 years later, i would most likely already have everything off the server by that point and feel like it was money well spent as its a reasonable price for a 2 year period and the service provided.

$190~(2x 12month membership) on the otherhand… well that kind of price would make me feel it should last forever :p

venomqo Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 11:06 am

my thought process being:

ok, 95 = 12 month membership, but if i pay slightly more, than i dont have to pay again and get that peace of mind i oh so sorely crave. the asian half of me is screaming bargain, and i then make the purchase.

Master Bait32 Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 11:13 am

If i donated, will there be ‘alive’ torrents of older anime series such as Clannad? If so, what quality will they be in?

The premium downloads is a direct download service, so you wont get torrents. The quality will depend on what show, older shows without BDs will be 480p, as that is the best that exists, while newer shows with BDs will be available in 720p or 1080p. Also, there are already plenty of old series in the archive, clannad included.

Naga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 11:42 am

venom ill give it a thought =]

venomqo Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 11:51 am

awesome!マンセ~! あなたの決定をお楽しみに待っています。

i eagerly look forward to your decision.

kaphwan Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I like animetake take so i would donate for sure

mael_toshio Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

how i wish i can donate..but i dont have paypal cuz i’m still high school student T__T

Lol, I don’t think age matters. I’m a high school student and I have a paypal.

Naga Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

@ venomqo added it.

Sasami Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Sounds like a good idea. But I see that having this can cause the FREE section to have reduced frequency of updates.

Still $10/m is a little bit much, considering for that you can have rpnet and access filez here and on place like peb.

shippuuden Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

i want a pony too….

darkchaos15 Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

’section which is high speed downloads via our servers. No ads, no captcha’s, 1 click download’

– Sounds like a torrent.

You need to consider the fact that there are people out there who can’t use torrents. DDL’s exist for those reasons.

venomqo Says:
December 12th, 2012 at 9:23 pm


woot, now to wait a few days for my bank account to be unfrozen *engage waiting game*

Danyn Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 3:49 am

If we just get a link that allows us access to download from the server then can’t everyone have access to it if someone leaks?


Edit2: Koga/Naga didn’t make it clear but, we have a special auth system for our premium server so if a link leaks, unless you’re a donator, you won’t be able to do anything with that link.

ThatGuy Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 4:05 am

I donate already, ridiculous seed bandwidth on torrents. Always have always will.

Forever a lurker, ThatGuy

obsolete Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 4:09 am

I can tell you why you need to donate in six letters…

So glad I can finally get a HD version of this crazy animu.

obsolete Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 4:56 am

Edit(ish)…. It’s not HD or a BD rip but its the best I’ve found yet.

It is actually a BD rip, FLCL is a show from 2000 and no amount of fancy upscaling can turn a 480p original into high quality 1080p, and they didn’t redraw and reanimate the whole thing for the BD, so it’s better quality than the DVD rips but you really shouldn’t expect modern BD quality from old shows released on BD.

Master Bait32 Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 5:54 am

Ill probably donate if you guys can make it to the new years without being hacked or DDOSed and replace some of my older anime series like FLCL ^_^

weaselhead2 Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 11:44 am

SO does this mean that only premium members can download anime now? because i was waiting for Naruto episode 293 and it hasn’t shown up on the download page yet so am i right? and if so thats kinda bad but i am sorry to hear that but still where else are we going to turn too?

There is no change for non premium members, you’ll still get posts the same as always.
Naruto Shippuuden 293 hasn’t been posted because it isn’t out yet.

Milla Maxwell Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

will premium downloading for new episodes come out before torrents or as soon as a torrent is available? so as soon as an episode comes out we have an option of torrent or premium download and then waiting maybe 20mins for other file sharing sites

For most releases yes. Our premium section has a certain subgroup for each show. For example, for K instead of downloading Horriblesubs or CR, it is automated to only download Anime-Koi as that is the subgroup we believe is the best for that release.

Graucher Says:
December 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Well that’s some good news.

DatYuki Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 5:46 am

If we get the premium, can we request a whole season of a past anime, in a batch file? For the lazy.

You can request whole season of old shows, you’ll have to use a download manager to download the whole folder with 1 click though, finding a free download manager isn’t hard.

Tsukixmaya Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 9:30 am

Is there Shows like yu-gi-oh?

Yu-Gi-Oh is not currently on the server but as a donator you get to request shows that will be added.

Danyn Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Nice. I would donate although I’m not even sure if I have enough time for any more anime.

Slush Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Donate so all the mods/admins can afford to actually go out and do something on New Years Eve.

Bele Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

@Slush I’ll probably never see any of the donation money and I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up working on new years.

venomqo Says:
December 14th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

testing to see if the payment worked…

Infinity2014 Says:
February 15th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Hi is there a link to the donator section? Newbie here seem to be lost

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