After that whole incident about moviegoers being caught recording the Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie in Singapore and Malaysia, it seems that some people in Malaysia didn’t heed the warning. Golden Screen Cinemas, the country’s largest independent cinema chain, has posted a message in their facebook page about pirating Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game.
Their message read:
Calling all Anime fans, it has come to our attention that some of you guys had recorded parts of Kuroko’s Basketball and illegally uploaded it online.
This has previously happened with SAO Movie and with the repeat offense, the trust between Odex/GSC Movies/GSC Cinemas and the Japan copyright are being greatly threatened. Please help us protect these benefits, so that it won’t be revoked and we will all be left with no anime releases in Malaysia cinemas.
If anyone spots suspicious activities during the movie, please raise your voice and alert the cinema manager. If you see any leaks online, please report it. Thank you.
This incident threatens Malaysian cinemas of being blacklisted for moviegoers pirating anime movies. In other words, Japanese companies won’t show anime movies in Malaysia because of incidents like this.
Film piracy is a huge problem in the entire South East Asian region, and hopefully, this incident won’t lead to any more repercussions for anime fans in our region.
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