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One Piece Episode 403 Leaked Before Airing in Japan and US [Update]

by dtshyk
May 30, 2009 3:29 AM | 64 Comments
The episode 403 of One Piece with English subtitles was leaked to video sharing websites. The episode was supposed to be streamed on FUNimation channel on May 30th at 9:00 pm central, one hour after the airing in Japan. The leaked file was downloaded from FUNimation server by illegal access.

Source: Anime!Anime!

Update
FUNimation released a statement regarding the leak. The simulcast will be suspended for the time being.

FUNimation official blog

Related topic: One Piece to Be Broadcasted Simultaneously Starting from the Episode 403

Update2
FUNimation will resume the streaming of One Piece on August 21st. The suspended episodes from Episode 391 will be aired for free. The simultaneous streaming of the newest episode will be resumed on August 29th from Episode 415.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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Eh. I found out like either yesterday or two days ago. Hopefully they have better security.

Aug 20, 2009 6:25 AM by Ishmael

News Update
FUNimation will resume the streaming of One Piece on August 21st. The suspended episodes (Episode 391 - 414) will be aired for free. The simultaneous streaming of the newest episode will be resumed on August 29th from Episode 415.

Source: Anime!Anime!

Aug 20, 2009 12:06 AM by dtshyk

Capellabun said:
Sami092 said:
As much as I am suppose to support the industry I can't even access the site from my area which is stupid. There are fans from other continents such as Europe maybe?! Oh well people complaining about the subs have a justification in doing so, this due to the fact that fan subs are of much higher quality than these people which make money from it, a prime example is CrunchyRoll and Funimation! Fan subbers put in more of an effort and they do not even get anything out of it, whereas these "Legit" sites can't be bothered to put quality on their subs, of course people will continue to rebel!


This has been said a millions of times but FUNimation is not a licensing company for the world, they are a US based company and gaining licenses to distribute outside of NA and other areas that they cover is expensive. Letting those from Europe access their videos would also possibly be a breach of their license which is why they block others out. Really this is an issue that should be taken up with the Japanese companies, not Funimation or any other license company.


Cool, so the Jaanes companies do know that illegal dwnloadnig happens outside of NA as well?! So they are attempting to only sort about 60% of the problem! Oh well, I have nothing to feel guilty about, I can't access it so I have no power but to do the downloading. Inevitable this stuff is going to happen it will never be stopped because people whic set up torrent downloading etc. will always be one step ahead!

Jun 21, 2009 2:24 PM by SprachBrooks15

Sami092 said:
As much as I am suppose to support the industry I can't even access the site from my area which is stupid. There are fans from other continents such as Europe maybe?! Oh well people complaining about the subs have a justification in doing so, this due to the fact that fan subs are of much higher quality than these people which make money from it, a prime example is CrunchyRoll and Funimation! Fan subbers put in more of an effort and they do not even get anything out of it, whereas these "Legit" sites can't be bothered to put quality on their subs, of course people will continue to rebel!


This has been said a millions of times but FUNimation is not a licensing company for the world, they are a US based company and gaining licenses to distribute outside of NA and other areas that they cover is expensive. Letting those from Europe access their videos would also possibly be a breach of their license which is why they block others out. Really this is an issue that should be taken up with the Japanese companies, not Funimation or any other license company.

Jun 20, 2009 9:29 PM by CapellaStar

As much as I am suppose to support the industry I can't even access the site from my area which is stupid. There are fans from other continents such as Europe maybe?! Oh well people complaining about the subs have a justification in doing so, this due to the fact that fan subs are of much higher quality than these people which make money from it, a prime example is CrunchyRoll and Funimation! Fan subbers put in more of an effort and they do not even get anything out of it, whereas these "Legit" sites can't be bothered to put quality on their subs, of course people will continue to rebel!

Jun 20, 2009 12:30 PM by SprachBrooks15

lostcause said:
Funimation just posted this on US One Piece website:

As anime fans know, FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Animation had planned for the first ever online simulcast of the series ‘One Piece’ tonight at 9:00 pm CDT., just one hour after its premiere on Japan’s Fuji Television. Unfortunately, in the last 24 hours we have determined that the FUNimation servers were compromised, even though we employ strict security standards. An unknown individual accessed and posted episode 403 online and as a direct result of this illegal act, all U.S. and Canadian fans will be deprived of access to this great anime series for the immediate future. We will make every effort to locate and prosecute the perpetrator(s)to the fullest extent of the law and will provide updates regarding this most serious matter


I had to laugh. Seriously.

Jun 11, 2009 3:18 AM by stayatari

The multicast was available only to US and Canada people, but the leaked episode was available to everyone, so I'm thankful to whoever leaked the episode.

Jun 9, 2009 7:12 PM by edwarx

tsk tsk tsk.. One Piece just can't catch a break, I swear..

Jun 3, 2009 7:48 AM by Hayato_kun

ahh love my tv so i do not watch those shit streams =p

Jun 2, 2009 11:40 PM by Lvhina

Some what funny, but bad at the same time. Wonder how Toei will react though.. :/

Jun 2, 2009 11:09 PM by Manga_sama

Drunk_Samurai said:
mitamaking said:
This is actually very bad for fansubs too, for so long fansubs have been skirting being legal or not, now someone has jumped in and actually stole unreleased materials, and Toei is pissed.

Toei is going to start going after these people now, I think fansubs might come to an end because of this, or at least some will end up in prison.

And we still won't get legal streams, it is very wrong that one person might have begun the end of anime.


You are an idiot. Anime is not going to die because of this. The person was an idiot for doing that anyway. The fansubs were still going to be made regardless if they hadn't taken it and uploaded it. Why is Funimation the only one bitching? Crunchyroll has already had their shit taken and uploaded before too.

I think because this is a bit more severe, I don't believe Crunchyroll has had the issue with their anime being taken and put online before being aired in Japan.

Funimation is probably upset (though they are partly to blame for the lack of security) because it's ended a possibly great deal for them with Toei. Toei probably isn't any better since they canceled it (not Funimation).

Jun 1, 2009 11:43 PM by CapellaStar

mitamaking said:
This is actually very bad for fansubs too, for so long fansubs have been skirting being legal or not, now someone has jumped in and actually stole unreleased materials, and Toei is pissed.

Toei is going to start going after these people now, I think fansubs might come to an end because of this, or at least some will end up in prison.

And we still won't get legal streams, it is very wrong that one person might have begun the end of anime.


You are an idiot. Anime is not going to die because of this. The person was an idiot for doing that anyway. The fansubs were still going to be made regardless if they hadn't taken it and uploaded it. Why is Funimation the only one bitching? Crunchyroll has already had their shit taken and uploaded before too.

Jun 1, 2009 11:09 PM by Drunk_Samurai

I said this in FUNimation's blog and I'll say it here and I'll have nothing more to do with this thread afterward.

Just because there was a hole present in FUNimation's security does not justify the fact that it was abused. Presence does not justify abuse, plain and simple. Just as much blame lies with the assfuck that leaked it as with FUNimation's security, if not more.

Now I bid thee good day, you filthy morons.

May 31, 2009 11:45 PM by Kuyu

ShadowAlex said:
You know what the sad thing about morons like you is, companies bend over backwards for you and no matter what you will always tell them to "piss off." Well you wanna starve all the people on your favs list be my guest, just don't go crying if the industry collapses. Yeah probably won't happen, but if it does, you have no one to blame but your cheap old self. Oh but that's right, you won't blame your self you'll keep blaming the industry. Makes me wonder why you people call your selves fans.


I rarely say this, but... LOL.

I've spent a great deal of money on anime. Probably more than anybody else on this site given I only spend on anime, not manga, figures, posters and other collectables (in which case some others may have spent more). And I've spent over $20,000. I own the majority of my list and will buy all of my 8+ series as they become available. By my spending less, I simply mean that I don't buy lesser series anymore. I used to buy anything I'd rate five or higher. And I own most of my non-H <5s, too, for that matter (Girls Bravo, HackSign, Gasaraki, Spriggain, Eva, Macross II, SOEX) as most were gifts, though I bought Eva for collection's sake despite the fact I personally dislike it, it's good to lend to others as a staple must-see.

Also I own Lain, the only thing on my dropped list, as I bought the box set on recommendation but just couldn't finish it as it was too shithouse.

So yeah, lol@u.

May 31, 2009 11:41 PM by Asako

Asako said:
RandomOugi said:
I'd rather not have the only way of legally watching current airing anime being low quality web streams, simultaneous or not.


I completely agree. It upsets me a lot TV is removing what little anime it already showed in favour of streaming. Streaming is not a real solution. >.< And I'm giving the industry less of my money than I used to due to their recent retardation and the treatment of real fans in areas such as this.


You know what the sad thing about morons like you is, companies bend over backwards for you and no matter what you will always tell them to "piss off." Well you wanna starve all the people on your favs list be my guest, just don't go crying if the industry collapses. Yeah probably won't happen, but if it does, you have no one to blame but your cheap old self. Oh but that's right, you won't blame your self you'll keep blaming the industry. Makes me wonder why you people call your selves fans.

May 31, 2009 10:49 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

This is friggin hillarious. According to some sources on the web, so-called security of the videos on the Funimation website was non-existant for the long time. Instead of taking the blame and firing the admin responsible they take it out on 'omg we're hax000red 11one!!elefven'.

It clearly shows how the media people in the U.S. react. When some time ago quite a few minutes of unaired Code Geass R2 episode was leaked they quickly deleted the vid from YT and apologized to the community. And of course staff responsible for the screwup was somehow affected.

The crime here is to distribute the unaired episode and not downloading an unsecured file. Admin must be someone's grandparent with knowledge of Solitaire if (s)he can't even set appropriate CHMOD to protect file from accessing by unauthorized people.

May 31, 2009 10:13 PM by kashim

ntHai said:
in b4 WWIII
Lulz

But it's really a damn shame. Stimulcasts are getting popular and since it was happening to One Piece I was happy for it thinking this'll make Funimation dub the rest of the show (even though I don't watch it). There'll always be fansubs at least.

We all know if a fansub goes down there will always be another one.

May 31, 2009 9:46 PM by PandaPuff

This just sucks. Plain & simple.

May 31, 2009 4:33 PM by Ishmael

in b4 WWIII

May 31, 2009 1:25 PM by ntHai

Heh

May 31, 2009 1:20 PM by BlackAssassin

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