Lucky Star Ripped Off by Chinese


Lucky Star has finally had the unwelcome honour of being ripped off for use on a Chinese public service advertisement.



Admittedly, about the only surprising thing about this is that it took so long.

Chinese otaku are apparently disgusted, but it seems no amount of disgust, internal or external, will discourage China from doing what it apparently does best.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it's China, again !!

    Shameless !!

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    Comment by metatron
    15:28 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh LOL China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually its being used for non-profit public initiative purposes. I see nothing wrong with this, in fact I would be honoured by it if I were in this situation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Silence, you fools!
    China, as our new master in the fututre, has the right to do everything they won't!!
    America, Japan, Europe, India, Russia...nobody cant stop China.
    Its heavens decision.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    victim of its own success....

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will watching it also cause the fake protein crystals to form in our livers and kidneys and will we get lead and chromium poisoning as well from viewing it? Do we need to wear gas masks to be safe watching videos from China?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan, don't worry, you guys are learning this trick quite well and fast. But too bad your Sharp got discovered for stealing LCD info from Samsung, try harder...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    in fact Samsung got discovered for stealing LCD info from sharp you korean dick

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    Comment by shikakucomplex
    20:13 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Proves the series still has popularity in other countries still..

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    Comment by Ghostchase
    18:19 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Srsly... does China EVER do anything original?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They realised a couple dynasties ago that originality is overrated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a commercial, but a public-interest ad

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why China deserves to be slapped around like a little bitch. They are thieves, and the government protects thieves. Dirty yellow niggers.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by knuclear200x
    09:25 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kagami: Oh no a speeding car is going up too fast for it to stop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what about you guys selling legal ripoff manga of Naruto with the name Naburo

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    Comment by Taiga-sama
    16:41 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that happens in Indonesia, I believe. So what's your point ?

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    11:31 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what happen when there is no second season they migrate and start working in another country

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Ota
    19:50 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just using Google translator tool it's easy and quick to see what is the meaning. lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by notanother4non
    12:55 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll attempt to translate those posts:

    10:39 - We are so sorry for doing such a thing, as a representitive of entire China, I apologize. I will personally hunt down the person in charge of such foolishness and rape his son, eat his dog (I assume it's a "he" because we kill new born daughters) and burn his house.

    11:52 - To sum it up, watch this Saturday Night Live skit. We love President Obama and we want his hugs and kisses and XXX's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll help.

    10.39 - Wanna bomb China? Do it if you have the guts.

    11:52 - Just end your misery. Of course, your country is so polluted that it's almost pathetic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whoa wait, they get SNL there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    China must be liberated

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *sigh* Dammit, China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:58 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought service announcment propaganda was something the mainland communist government could actually do?
    To rip off Lucky Star... that's just sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 02/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    (By the way, Limbo of the Lost is a point and click adventure game made by small-time gamblers and drunkards led by Steve Bovis, and has CHINESE quality!)

    By the way, if there's WWIII, China will be the candidate of depopulation...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 02/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok, so when a company in China rips something off, the whole country gets blamed. When a company in the U.S. rips something off, only the company is blamed. Is there something wrong here? screw the people who ripped it off but you idiots need to stop blaming every thing that a group does on the whole country. otherwise, a lot of other countries should have crap reputations just like China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....The chinese love to do what they do cheap and if not cheap find a way to be cheap and etc....

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah, China. never fails to amuse us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:14 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Christ, talk about overreacting.
    "China should be nuked! Death to the evil copyright-violators!"

    I fail to see why this is such a huge issue. I just find it funny they chose to use Lucky Star.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolling racists. You'd do well to ignore them.

    Yes, China does rip off a lot of things. But who exactly is doing so? Would the average Chinese citizen even know about Lucky Star - aside from the typical otaku?

    Whenever you hear about these stories in China - be it stolen copyright material, shoddy construction work, or toxic materials in toys, 19 out of 20 times it's the decision of either a single individual or a small group of people. While not much can be done about foreign copyright, those who fall into the latter categories get executed if they're caught (and most flee to Canada or the US for just this reason).

    Regardless, it's just ignorant to criticize an entire population for the acts of a few, especially when the population is as big as China's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    not mentioning the TV station people are too ignorant to know what Lucky Star is anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's just a MAD made by a silly man...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    1 china sucks ass and rips off every single movie/game/etc

    2 china is a land fulled with crap and bridges are made of shit quality better said trash..

    3 china worlds most awfull country no matter what.. love me hate me or what ever.

    4 they should fuck off and play with their small dicks..

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    02:53 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0) []

    Apparently, the illustrator for this commercial is a part-time doujin artist called Zixia (紫� sounds feminine, so I'm gonna use "her"), who she claims was hired/coerced by the Party bigwigs for her skills.

    Here is her confession (with rough translation)


    "I didn't want to do this at first... I just wanted to diligently do my proper work. I have absolutely no idea where those bigwigs learned of my drawings, who then just went and asked me to do this... I pretended that I only know how to do simple drawings and couldn't do Flash... They insisted on me doing this, so I had no choice but to give them these sketches for post production. If I told them I can do Flash, then they'll probably ask me to do the animation and voices as well... In such an industry, you gotta keep a low profile. Even if you're talented, you have to pretend you aren't, or you'll end up being worked to death. "

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    21:40 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now I'll be damned, the bloody encoding for Chinese simplified characters that I copied and pasted didn't work. Oh well, at least the (rough) translation's intact.

    Didn't realize until now as for some odd reason, my posts are sometimes held back by the spam filter, thus the delay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH btw some of u think that the Chinese have never been inventive BUT, heres some tidbit 4 u, many items noodles, ice cream, canon, long rifle, fireworks, CHOPSTICKS, silk, coins...etc, were all invented by, u guessed it, CHINA. FUCK we invented enough of yer daily shit that we no longer need to fucking create. hell we had an established empire before the greeks and roman erected there first fucking town. we had sailed most of the ocean whilst any of u european shits thought the world was a FUCKING SHEET OF PAPER. so font dis china, we can and will do what ever we fucking want u retarded fags!

    oh PS. im not a fucking yellow nigger, IM A FUCKING CHINK! SUCK ON THAT U DIRTY WHORES!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a Chinese,I want to say...
    This is not the fault of the Chinese people.
    This is the Chinese government's fault.
    We can make our own animation,but we are controlled by Chinese government[usually].
    so,I want to say sorry to the people whose works are copied.
    Excuse us!This is not the result we want.
    My English is not very good.Thanks Google translation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you are not supposed to apologize here. It is so weird...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    u don't need to apologize, this isn't ur fault.I mean just ignore those foolish people's comments,they like picking up some trivial stuffs and make a big fuss about it.

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    Comment by everend
    14:34 02/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you idiot sir
    explanation only lead more misunderstanding

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 29/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm well aware it's the government's fault, it's really not like the people have too much of a choice in this manner that much.. Sure there are exceptions to these rules but yeah, I have faith that not all chinese people are like this or support this sorta thing but hey, atleast it's anime.. XP

    Comment by Shalala
    04:40 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    of course china will get every chance it gets to make a fake of it and try and pass it as their own.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The commercial is about "Civilized lifestyle Begin With Me". It suppose to promote the practice of good manners & upholding high morality, by reduce unnecessary loud noises in public area.

    Yet, the commercial itself committed an even worst crime: Plagiarism!!! This is the hypocrisies of China Government's regarding morality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate it, japanese animation aren't going too well... and, those chinese just steal others good ideas T3T

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good ideas, I see none.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    just like most of us steal their animes by watching it for free as well right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea but we do it bcause we like it not to make money

    thats not the same

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No I don't pirate my internet, I do however enjoy testing things before I decide if i'll buy it.

    What about steam? Do you think if steam ever got closed down all their DRM would magically disappear? Nope all the games people bought over steam would be useless.

    I'm sure you've stolen things off the internet with and without knowing it, so stop whining.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Piracy and making a profit from piracy are two very different things.

    Fansubs have increased knowledge of these animes to regions japan doesn't really care about sending anime to, despite the publishers whining about how fansubs steal there pretend money to a region they never bothered to care about.

    But I don't appreciate people who just take take take and never give anything back to the creators.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stealing is stealing regardless of what you do with it. Just admit you're an internet pirate like almost everyone else on this site.

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