Odex Indefinitely Delays All Indonesian Anime Film Screenings Due to Illegal Video Recording
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Odex announced on Tuesday that it is indefinitely delaying the release of all of its anime movie releases in Indonesia for the rest of the year, and unannounced titles for 2018, due to an incident of alleged illegal recording of the No Game, No Life Zero anime film in the country. The affected films that were slated to screen in the country include Gekijōban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Sekka no Chikai, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection, and Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution.
Indonesian film distributor CB International Movie previously announced on October 29 that it will delay its screening of Gekijōban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Sekka no Chikai due to the same incident.
Odex previously revealed that it had found a case of alleged illegal recording of No Game, No Life Zero in Malaysian cinemas. At the time, Odex stated that the incident had "greatly threatened the relationship between Japanese copyright owners."
Earlier in the year, Odex had also "received a notice" from Japan due to supposed leaked footage of its screening of the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale film, which it had traced to cinemas in Singapore and Indonesia. At the time, Odex noted that the incident had resulted in the "very likelihood of Singapore and Malaysia being blacklisted for future anime film release," but it noted that it was working to limit the damage. Odex has continued to screen anime films in these countries throughout the year.
Odex has also reported another incident regarding similarly leaked footage from a screening of the Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game film in Malaysia in May.