Norn Saber Online: Legendary Taiwanese Plagiarism

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Taiwanese anime fans have uncovered plagiarism of truly staggering proportions in the Chinese language MMORPG “女神ONLINE ~NORN SABER ONLINE~”, by “developer” Chinese Gamer International. It looks as though just about every single element of the game, from CG to sprites, and even TV commercials, is tainted with plagiarism.

Sadly, it seems the uniquely Chinese approach to copyright we have come to be familiar with is not restricted to the mainland…

In terms of the breadth and brazenness of its plagiarism, Norn Saber Online is undoubtedly in a class of its own:

(Originals are on the right)

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Even Minamike is not sacred…

The actual game:

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Even their opening comes from another title:

Original:

Norn edition:

Is there anything they won’t copy? No, because even their advertising is copied:

From a deodourant ad:

The Norn effect:

Will anything be done about this most egregious abuse of the original works, or is Taiwan merely on a similar footing to China after all? Though at least Taiwanese anime fans have exposed this debacle

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