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Malaysia sells DVDs such as anime series' but often cheaper than the ones sold in the US and Japan.
Why is that?
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Posted 5/2/14

Onii-tan wrote:

Malaysia sells DVDs such as anime series' but often cheaper than the ones sold in the US and Japan.
Why is that?


Because they are illegal copies.
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Posted 5/2/14 , edited 5/2/14
Usually this.

While there are undoubtedly legal anime dvds you can buy there, most, if not all dvds from Malaysia that contain English subtitles are bootleg.
The reason that they are so cheap is that these companies don't pay the original license holders.
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Are all malaysian anime illegal then? Got a boxset as my birthday present and there's dozens for sale on ebay. Just curious cos my boxset seems pretty decent for a fake.
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I figured everything out. Almost everything in Asia is cheap besides the collectibles sold in Japan.
There not bootlegs though the DVDS are basically sold for a cheap price and made by dvd companys in Malaysia.
There not illegal rips anyway how do u know that they are? If you wanna know if there illegal then e-mail [email protected]
as it says on the back of this dvd.

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Posted 7/12/14
Screenshots:




doesn't look fake to me.
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Posted 12/27/14
Those are definitely fake.
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Ummm Malaysia does have legitimate businesses. And they release legitimate releases. Don't confuse Malaysia with a lot of HK. But HK has a lot of legitimate businesses also. Research makes you more knowledgeable, assumption does not. Granted they're usually an inferior product to what the US would release. Inferior doesn't automatically equal bootleg.
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Most animes don't get licenced where I live. Streaming services are a source (sort of), but once an anime isn't licensd at all, I don't mind from where I get the stuff. I'm learning some japanese and I pick up some bits and parts every now and then, but I need english, french or german subtitles in order to follow the story.
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Posted 3/22/15
i dont know
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I had Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) bought for me as a present, but I am also confused to whether it is a dodgy copy, or if it is legitimate? It does seem odd that Malaysian DVD's are so much cheaper... The quality of the DVD was okay but the box seems a bit strange.

Also, why is it that a lot of Malaysian DVD's region codes are region free or all regions?? Someone please tell me! (I was looking to buy an anime called Free! but I don't think its officially released in the UK yet. I found a Malaysian copy with a region free code, but seems dodgy to me so..)

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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15
The Maylasia anime are not bootleg, bootlegs imply they're copies, which they are definitely not..

They do the subbing from scratch(It's different then even the official sub, if a official sub even exists), plus in addition, they sub such in languages that never get subbed as well(Cantonese, and Maylasian for instance).

Also due note, no anime seems to get lic in Maylasia, if no one has a lic in X country, It's perfectly legal(Copyright laws are country based, not global)

Furthermore, I feel the need to point out, Malaysian companion also release subbed DvDs of anime that don't get released on DvDs a lot of the time, not with a sub option anyway.


It's the only way to get Kemono no souja erin, with a sub option on DvD(yes even though the Japanese them selves subbed it at day zero, when they came out with the DvDs, a whopping year later, they didn't include such as a option).


I also managed to get season 1 of Kingdom subbed on DvD thanks to the Malaysian releases(Funimation got a streaming only lic for season 1 of Kingdom, cheap bastards, so we're not gonna be seeing a official NA DvD release at all, sigh they're not even subbing season 2 either)

In short, they're not official releases, but they're not bootleg or even illegal.
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