South East Asia licensor Odex Pte. Ltd. has issued an impassioned plea for anime fans to stop recording in cinemas, after an 8-minute long leak of the theatrical feature Kuroko no Basuke THE LAST GAME was discovered on Youtube.
The leak was said to have been recorded from a Malaysian screening of the film, at cinema chain GSCMOVIES.
A PLEA TO ANIME FANS TO HELP: STOP CINEMA RECORDING
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KUROKO BASKETBALL leak (up to 8 min) from Malaysia
It has come to our attention that there are a few handphone recordings of KUROKO BASKET movie being posted on YouTube, and we have traced the leaks (up to 8 min) recording to be from Malaysia.
While we are still trying to re-build the trust with Japanese copyright owners from the previous SAO leak, now our anime community have taken another beating on credibility.
Before 2010, we can only envy Taiwan & Hong Kong having all the best anime movies while we have none.
Today, we get to enjoy the fruit accumulated from 7 years of anime community support:
(1) All the best anime movies from Japan
(2) Early cinema release within 1-2 months from Japan’s cinema release
(3) Exclusive Fan’s Screening movie premiums & Signature Cards where other countries (even Taiwan & Hong Kong) do not have.
The irresponsible minority is jeapoardising our privileges and movie enjoyment. We need your help to put a halt to such wrongdoing that is detrimental to future anime movie releases.
If you see someone recording the movie with their handphone, please tell them to stop and delete it.
If you see a noble fan confronting someone recording with their handphone, please lend support and voice out the act of wrong-doing.
If the person refuse to delete the video recorded, please inform the cinema staff, video recording in cinema is a criminal offence in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia & Philippines.
With your help, we would be able to build up our credibility again, as we have done before, we will be able to continue putting up the best anime movies in our local cinemas.
Not the First Time
This is the second time a major leak of a Japanese animated film was traced to Malaysia after videos recorded via smartphone of the theatrical feature Sword Art Online – ORDINAL SCALE – were likewise discovered online.
SWORD ART ONLINE movie 8 min leak from Singapore & Malaysia
Dear SAO fans,
We received a notice from Japan that there are SAO movie video leaks ranging from 10 secs to 8 mins; and the source was traced to Singapore & Malaysia’s Fan Screening on 18 Feb 2017.
Regardless of the reason or circumstances surrounding the unauthorised recording of the movie, this incident has serious repercussions on our local anime community.
The irresponsible actions of the minority who carried out the unauthorised recording drew flak from Japanese licensors because this is a serious infringement of copyright,resulting in the very likelihood of Singapore and Malaysia being blacklisted for future anime film release.
While ODEX is doing its utmost to limit the damage suffered, we seek your help to alert the cinema management of any unauthorised photography or videography taking place during the screenings.
We work to bring the latest and popular anime movies to the big screens of Singapore and Malaysia, this will not be possible if there are movie leaks damaging the integrity of our local anime community.
We need your help to stop unauthorised recording in cinemas.
ODEX Private Limited
These SAO videos were pinpointed to have been from a Malaysian and a Singaporean fans screening, respectively.