Outrage at OreImo Rip-Off Kickstarter



International OreImo fans have been outraged by the gall of the latest Kickstarting beggar to appear, after he was caught shamelessly ripping off artwork in the most blatant manner possible from everything from Ore no Imouto to Senran Kagura…

For once 2ch was beaten to the forensic comparison by overseas fans, who seem none too happy about matters:









Whether by being so flagrant as to pick cover art from a best-selling light novel there was either subtle marketing genius or utter idiocy at play looks likely to remain a mystery – the project has since been quietly cancelled, though without any apparent public admission of guilt:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 28/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Anyone could tell this was stolen from something. just HOTD alone, and the stark change in art styles...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    From the Kickstarter page:

    Sorry guys we've had to temp cancel funding, one of the artists we used was using artwork based on another manga - although it was different, it still looked very similar. So we have decided to pause the funding until the artist can be replaced.


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 28/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Best example of scapegoating I've ever seen.

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    Comment by warjoke
    21:29 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are probably hiring top lawyers as of that writing.

    Comment by Kudeh
    21:35 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow I doubt that a person who needs kickstarter to fund a £6000 project is going to be hiring any top lawyers. Maybe they'll hire Lionel Hutz.

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    Comment by Falos
    07:45 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Power level is only a couple notches above Narutard. These fags are a dime-a-dozen on deviantart, gaia, and can even be found here or higher.

    Maybe he was betting on the idea that his readers/backers are all low-levels. Which is obviously true. Most are probably stream-tier at best.

    Still, odds mean little to a legion; SOMEONE will notice. And soon, when you're that blatant.

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    Comment by KingFisher
    23:59 27/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's sad. Just hire a new artist trying to break into the industry to think up of original character designs instead of rip offs. Seriously, its this kind of shit that keeps people from getting jobs. Sergey needs to go to jail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Reminds me of Nick Simmons' work "Incarnate".

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 01/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the book, which was a fanfiction originally based upon "Twilight"

    And still is.


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    Comment by Ultimaniac
    10:26 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Heh, it's been a while since I've seen a good case of Simmonsing.

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    Comment by VZ
    02:03 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People like Rob Liefeld could have gotten ripping off anime due to the lack of internet exposure of what he was taken ideas from. Today because the internet and anime knowledge is so well integrated, you'll have to be pretty stupid to pull this type of stuff now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Can't even make out the text under that horrible blood spatter.

    There ought to be more outrage over low quality art kickstarters that rake in tens of thousands of dollars. There are some really terrible ones out there.

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    Comment by VZ
    02:05 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Another thing semi-related. There's vocal minority who really wants Japan to make another show like Cowboy Bebop. To them I say gather up the talent and create your own comic/show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 04/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nevermind that Cowboy Bebop was more popular in the west than it was in japan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The UK is with rare exception a country full of fucktards and whores.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Click on 'updates' and you'll see a message saying it's been cancelled because one of his artists was copying manga art.

    Assuming this is true he's got a problem considering that all of the kickstarters to his name has copied art.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm ashamed to see this from a Brit. I promise you this guy is a bad apple and won't be welcome in the anime/manga community anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Why should you be ashamed? There are always going to be people who try to get away with rip off, no matter where they are from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:11 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, rip off is still wrong no matter what.

    I think his move to apologize on his nation behalf for one of his kind plagiarizer is good one, showing that at least he will actively discourage this sort of behavior when he is hanging around with his countryman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate to say that but I don't see people saying something like this when a post is regarding to some Chinese was doing rip off. There are a lot of stuff that the Chinese had done first and people simply had forgotten or don't even know. (for instance, dual sim cellphones can be found in China since 2000). I am not trying to drag the discussion to Chinese ripping off stuff but I just couldn't help not to mention it when I saw you got +0.2 up vote. Don't get me wrong, I agree with you but I remember a dude said the same thing in another post and got down voted to hell. I don't understand Sankaku readers, they are so random.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 30/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Chinese don't count, they just do whatever they want, but they keep it in country too, so no one can sue them, even if they wanted to, it just end uo costing money to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:36 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China: the land of the exploding rip-offs.

    Also being Brit has nothing to do with it. This may come as a surprise but Brits are humans too, and there is near always some that will just rip shit off. That's why you should always call people out on it, or end up like China.

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    Comment by Anyien
    05:40 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, so China had 1 product first.

    But tat doesn't mean much considering that they probably stole anything that was in it in the first place.

    China is a land of rip off. Don´t think there is anything in that country that they haven't ripped off from somewhere else

    They even ripped off a whole damn town for christ sake....

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you really want to troll sancom weaboo wannabes, tell them that Japs ripped their DNA off the Chinese 3000 years ago.

    Opps, spoilers. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And, naturally, you speak for all Brits in the anime/manga community.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    09:07 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This Rip-off was so fail I actually lol'd that this guy thought for a second he could get away with this, I mean what's the point? I'm not familiar with kickstarter as of this moment but this site provide an opportunity in money that justifies this kind of desperation? If not it make me think of someone playing O2jam with Autokey on...what the point? Popularity?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i bet it was some of those guys from deviantart. DA is fulll of tracers and scammers, now i have proof.
    more than once i have seen projects started only to fall too the ground, because the selected artists were flakes. or frauds and this kind of shit is giving us real artists a bad time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >implying you have any authority or say in the matter

    Sod off mate

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go fuck yourself, hitler.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't kid yourself. It's a conspiracy. Same with Obama's rise to power and Roswell New Mexico - Area 51 is a cover up dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You haven't been keeping up with current events, Hitler's dead chap.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hitler was a fine guy. History tourned him bad men.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Greentext implying outside of 4chan? Edgy as fuck, kid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:58 29/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >greentexting is exclusive to 4chan

    Summerfag detected

    Comment by Anonymous

    5 bucks says he's an Indian-Brit

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow, that doesn't seem like a prejudiced or biased view at all.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah indian blood shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous

    mud bloods, the lot of them

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:38 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    Leave making anime and manga to the japanese (and koreans, lol). The stuff gaijin produce is utter crap..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 28/09/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I think this is an incorrect thought. I mean, what would be of us if they had told Japs that "Animation is for westerners like Disney only". Innovation is always good, but this isn't it.

    02:14 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well there's a big difference between being inspired by someone else work and adopting some aspects of it's style like Osamu Tezuka did with Disney and out right tracing art and slightly altering it.
    Osamu's style though influenced by Disney had it's own unique style.

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    Comment by Doimas Agrevu
    01:26 28/09/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I dunno, Last Airbender was pretty fucking good....

    01:53 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually it was very good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 01/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    For an American cartoon that was 'inspired' by anime?

    I guess so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aye, that it was. Great animation, great story, great music, and they got away with more than a small number of dirty jokes to boot (Toph and Katara mud wrestling, for instance).

    The problem is, can you name any other western cartoons/comics done in an anime/manga style that are also good? (Legend Of Korra doesn't count; while it also is undeniably great, it's the sequel to Last Airbender)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:50 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget the French! Wakfu for the win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Invader Zim is awesome!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    because they hire some animation studios that currently works in Naruto and some animated stuff especially in Korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:49 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally, I found Skyland to be pretty entertaining.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Archer is awesome, downvoting weaboo

    Comment by Anonymous

    Archer is pretty good IMO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 27/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not all, there are some really good stuff by germans and russians.
    But you're right, most of anime-manga content made by westerners is rubbish, because they make ordinary comics with only bigger eyes than usual (and usually even lower budget than Marvel comics, read- almost zero), not changing behaviour of characters, style of drawing and colouring (or, like here, just steal everything) or story. Because most westerners think the other way than asians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Comic book culture is way different in countries which never known CCA. That was the reason why DC imported english comic book writers because their own authors simply couldn't think outside family friendly superhero comics or 4 panel newspaper comics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ive heard from 2 German Girls who created a pretty good looking Manga tho.. Well, in the end it all depends on your Style and if people like it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ONLY Japanese. Koreans don't make real anime/manga unless they're surrounded by Japanese culture. Copycat Korean culture of Japanese, does not count.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I disagree.

    Its better to let other race to learn from the currently on the top Japanese and Korean animator on how to make a better animation.

    Some of the key different is the detail, I notice Japanese anime have much more detail than the other cartoon, and the other point is to have patient, which required to draw thousand of picture for a one minutes of smoothly done anime.

    Voice acting also superior in Japanese part, they even have class dedicated for VA. The other country's animator might want to fix that, and make their cartoon more expressible through voice work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 01/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're right.

    It takes several MONTHS just to produce one episode of a Japanese anime. And it's all drwan by hand!!


    Superior artwork, story, voice acting, and so on.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    15:33 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a fan of Ninja High School obviously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:26 04/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because a lot of westerns don't know how to produce anime properly.

    NONE of the true anime-designed books are translated. I have to order mine overseas. The anime has actual porportions where the face and mouth goes.

    Westerns/Gaijan just make the eyes and face float everywhere, they don't use the right shading, and their always scared to show skin or saucy scenes. That's why they suck ass. That is why the artwork is always ugly as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tell that to Kamiya Yuu. The man is a loli-GOD!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I personally really love Snafu´s Comics like "Grim Adventures" or "Powerpuff Girls Z D"
    Which shows there is potential,
    just dont expect a "Tony Taka" there ;-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 01/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know the guy who owns SANFU comics.

    You can find him on deviantArt, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about the Boondocks that was pretty great stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well I know boondocks did some of the same crap. Some of there fighting scenes were pretty much copied outta Naruto.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Invader Zim.

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    Comment by Imyou
    06:01 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you match specific scenes? If not, there's a big gap between "pretty much" and "actually."

    Most of the time when there's a fight scene in Boondocks, it's ridiculous anyway, like they're going "ok, crazy anime fight! lol"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Didn't Naruto blatantly copy some fights out of Cowboy Bebop, itself?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Vietnamese, and Chinese, any old slave race the Japanese can get cheap enough to push out their wears, soon the last place with weak enough labor laws and low enough wage for them to find anime and manga artists will be the States.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 28/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not always true. Just skip the works that you don't like.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's why if you want it to look cute with no depth, you have the Japanese make it. If you want it to have quality but not look so great, go American.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Derpa Derp Derp. Japan is dem best. Japan is so Kerwine. Murica is so un-kerwine." That is all I heard.

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