I watch a fair bit of Japanese animation, also called anime. These are a few of my favorite links.
there's a cottage industry of English-speaking anime fans who subtitle
anime and distribute it over here online. Unsurprisingly, there's a
caveat, that if a US company licenses the distribution rights the fans
pull the files from the net. The Japanese studios don't seem to mind;
since it doesn't impact their sales. The American licenses don't
mind; from their perspective it functions as guerrilla marketing and
means they have an established market when they sell their disks.
Speaking as a fan, I have to say I don't mind either.
Here are websites which provide bittorrent downloads of unlicensed anime.