Odex-ed Anime in Malaysia

30 12 2007

If you think Odex doesn’t have its feelers in Malaysia, think again.

TECHNOGRAM SDN. BHD only releases Odex’s VCDs and DVDs.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but since Technogram is registered as a Malaysian company, it could do what Odex has done in Singapore, except with Malaysian downloaders.

Additionally, Malaysia has also announced that it will enforce a law legislated more than ten years ago, which will have downloaders(if caught) paying fines of at least RM$250,000.

Some examples of the products here.

It’s the exact same boxset, but at a much lower price, less than half the retail price in local stores.
(USD$7.10 = RM$23.55 = SGD$10.20)

Odex splits all its anime into 2 boxsets when they are longer running with around 26 episodes, with Box 1 containing Episodes 1-12 and Box 2 containing Episodes 13-26.

Each boxset is SGD$29.90, and two of them would make (almost) SGD$60 compared to the Malaysia price of $SGD 20.40.

So it’s definitely much cheaper over the Causeway when you want Odex products, but why would you want them?
Animedia Entertainment, Lambaian Film, Vscape Entertainment and Video Star(all Malaysian companies) all license tons of anime, niche or mainstream.

They might not do a better job(butt ugly yellow font with black outline for animedia), but it’s way cheaper to buy their releases.

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Plus, they even release stuff like Lucky Star(Full), Doujin Work(Full), Simoune(Full) and Yuri to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito(Full) in complete box sets and don’t split them up to milk more money off consumers.

Hell if I’m ever going to support Odex again. 😡

But, BOOYEAH for being able to marathon Lucky Star!

EDIT: Nothing is sacred.

All the firms listed above, especially Lambaian Film, should be bootleg sellers. The subtitles are obviously from fansubs, evidence here. That’s to say nothing of the amazing speed the “DVDs” are released with. From Philo’s comment and link on this post, Tower of Druaga has already been released on Sensasian.com since 2 Jul 2008 at a dirt cheap price of USD$8.99. From the price, not to mention the full release in one disc, it’s probably safe to say that it’s a bootleg, ripped directly either from TV or downloads.

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11 responses

30 12 2007
Sylon Beta

Hmm… I guess you could download those subs. Besides, subs are technically detached from an episode of anime. I think.

30 12 2007
Ferolare

…and not forgetting the option of getting from Taiwan which I will be doing soon. 😉

Getting R2 is fine and all but I could only at best support one series and that’s pathetic by my standard.

30 12 2007
DigiGatou

@Sylon Beta : That’s only for mkv files which sub using .ass subtitle files which I have no idea how to work.

@Ferolare : Mind getting Kekkaishi for me? Lol j/k, but Taiwan and Hong Kong R3 releases are by far much better than Odex releases. I’d buy them if jsdvd allowed Paypal.
R2… T_T is all I can say.

31 12 2007
chraen

I am quite certain that you cannot edit commercial DVDs.

‘Animedia Entertainment, Lambaian Film, Vscape Entertainment and Video Star all license tons of anime, niche or mainstream.’

Who are these companies anyway? Malaysian ones?

31 12 2007
DigiGatou

Arrggh!!!
I’ve been really idiotic for this post lol, kept leaving out the important details. T_T

And yes, they are Malaysian companies that license anime.
Last Exile, Sister Princess and stuff like that by them were on the shelves.

13 01 2008
choo23

woah, you sure are an odex hater! hohoho Im don think im gonna buy any more anime DVD from malaysia because of their poor subtitles. Trust me, if i were to give the subs a rating, ill say 2/10? Fansub is always the best

17 05 2008
Samuel Miranda

hi is Lambaian Filem a legit or bootleg anime distributer?

please email me at samuelyih@yahoo.com
if you could help! Thank You!

22 05 2008
DigiGatou

I don’t really know, haven’t bothered to check out any of those companies except Animedia. Although they would probably be bootleg, with those ugly yellow fonts and TV-rips…

30 07 2008
Philo

saw that Lambaian Filem products on SensAsian.com and it was a full series for Tower of Druaga, which hasn’t come out officially on DVD, but they had it, one disc, 12 episodes with subtitles in English, Chinese and Malay, for $8.99 with free shipping if i buy over $30, which sounds good but is it bootlegs?

30 07 2008
DigiGatou

It’s probably bootleg since I don’t think any company has licensed the series. And if they have, it’s almost impossible to release it in one disc so quickly and in DVD quality.
And if you didn’t know, the default $8.99 on Sensasian is $33.26RM.

11 02 2009
jim

thanks, very enlightening post. i was about to order some stuff from either Animedia or Lambaian. now, i guess not




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