The Pastel Memories Anime Halts Streaming of the First Two Episodes and Changes the Home Video Release

The official website for the television anime of FuRyu’s Pastel Memories smartphone game has announced that both the home video and streaming releases of the series will have changes based on the decisions of the anime’s production committee. The announcement also apologized for the “trouble.”

The three planned Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases for the anime have been cancelled. Instead, the series will receive only a Blu-ray Disc box release on June 5, 2019. The release will include all episodes from the 12-episode series except for Episode 2.

The current version of Episode 1 will stop streaming, and a revised version of the episode will begin streaming on March 26, 2019. In addition, Episode 2 of the anime will stop streaming by March 26, 2019. The anime’s staff did not announce a revised release for the episode.

Some online commenters have speculated that the changes may be related to a parody of the Is the order a rabbit? anime that appears in the episodes.

Japan does not have a parody exception or provision in its copyright law. Therefore, making parodies of copyrighted works may illegally violate a copyright owners’ “right to maintain integrity,” if performed without the copyright holder’s prior consent.

Source: ANN

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