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Man Arrested in Japan for Releasing Ange Vierge Anime With Chinese Subtitles

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
26-year-old suspect was allegedly member of Chinese subtitling and distribution group

The Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested a 26-year-old Chinese man on Thursday on the charge of violating the Copyright Act. Police allege that the man is a member of the group "Jimaku Gumi," who illegally subtitle anime in Chinese and distribute them through file sharing software.

According to police, the suspect had downloaded the fifth episode of the Ange Vierge television anime at his apartment in Nerima ward in Tokyo last August 7. He then allegedly distributed the episode through a file sharing service on September 25. Police state that the episode did not originally have Chinese subtitles, but once redistributed, already had Chinese subtitles.

The Ange Vierge anime premiered last July on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, BS Fuji, Sun TV, and AT-X. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. SILVER LINK produced the anime, based on Fujimi Shobo and Media Factory's similarly named trading card game.

Source: Sankei West

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