TV Talent Traces To Love-Ru Manga


The above image compares a scene from volume one of the To Love-Ru manga with an illustration aired recently on TBS late night enertainment program ランク王国 / Rank Kingdom; the illustration, or copy thereof, is apparently by Hiropyon (Hiroko Kamata), a minor tarento (presenter) working on the show.

She is known for her interest in the otaku sphere, and as here has apparently at times shown off “her” illustrations on the show.


Call it a trace, an outright copy, or whatever, it seems almost undeniably based on the manga… Not a major piece of plagiarism, especially compared to what we have seen before, but hardly seemly, especially without any attribution, and on TV.

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