Plagiarist Plagiarised

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Shaa, an illustrator widely suspected of tracing the illustrations of other artists, has now been the subject of plagiarism himself in an unusual case of reverse (or possibly revenge) plagiarism.

The cover for Nogizaka Haruki volume 1, published some time ago and illustrated by Shaa:

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The promotional art for upcoming generic anime Rio RainbowGate:

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There is some suspicion that that this is intended as a slap in the face to the unrepentant plagiarist Shaa, although were it not for the similarity of the text it might sadly be quite believable that both were ripping off some unknown third illustration…


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