Earthquake Relief Gutted For Mascot’s Eroge Resemblance

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A fundraising effort seeking to restore the railway system in disaster-stricken Kumamoto has been shut down due to its mascot’s resemblance to an eroge character, a rather childish reason to prevent suffering citizens from getting the help they very much need.

Kumagawa Railways sought to gather funds for the reconstruction of the Kumamoto railway by selling special sets of tickets emblazoned with their cute anime girl mascots, though they were forced to cease operation as it was revealed that one of the girls resembled a character from an eroge by Lose – a not wholly surprising outcome as they themselves had designed the fundraiser’s mascots.

Images of the fundraiser and its mascot girls:

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The eroge girl that resembles one of the mascots:

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Despite the fact that the similar-looking characters have no relation to each other whatsoever other than appearance, critics still raised concerns that the poor, poor children may somehow end up happening upon the eroge as a result – which should a great consolation to these poor children as they wait for their trains this winter.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 10/10/2016 # ! Good (+0.8)

    But they are the characters from the game lol they just changed the cloth... Thats kinda stupid saying that "resembles"

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 10/10/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'd ride those lolitrains :P

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Not only one
    This pink-haired girl is from Maitetsu too

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 11/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    From the linked source:

    "The team collaborated with a visual novel company named "Lose" to create the characters, but they were too similar to "Lose"'s own characters, which are featured in "Adult Only" games.

    While they might look similar, the two characters are not associated with each other, leading people to criticize the overreaction of concerned individuals, who claim children could be introduced to the hentai game."

    In other words, the "ordinary mortals" started a fuss - no copyright claims, no self-guilt ("aww, this character looks like that one from an adult game - we mustnt sink that low") from the company or anything. Simply ordinary Japanese worried about their children (to the level of what I call "Child Worship").

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    Comment by Manuel
    22:18 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah well... trains aside, the hentai of this cute girl is accurate and pretty good. Game name is Maitetsu.

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    Comment by ♥Jacky la Mort♥
    00:26 11/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, and the girl's name is Hachiroku. Also guess what, all ero content in that game is optional. *sigh* IDIOTS!

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    Comment by Manuel
    18:38 11/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, this sometimes happens with official hentai. You can draw the girl, but can you draw the hentai of her? There is somewhere where the line is drawn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even during disasters where many lives are at stake, the Japanese' overwhelming obsession with how they might be perceived by others still persists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Ironically more money could be made by making ero material and selling it for the restoration.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Welcome to Japan. Nevermind practicality and results, I must not shame family and be forced to commit, heh, Sudoku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it got shut down because they dont want their mascot to look like someone from an eroge

    not because of copyright something liek that

    think of the children

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    but they are literally making the situation worse by stopping to get money for good cause, these prudes need to toughen the fuck up

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 12/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't they just change the hair color, add specs and be done with it?

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    Comment by Falos
    15:43 12/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The caramelldansen phenomenon hinged on a tiny loop of a random floppy-ear dance gif, pulled from the Popotan OP. An eroge. Even has loli. I think the booru has the OP as an .swf

    Everyone was doing that shit. WoW modeled it into a dance animation. The booru has a sizable tag, https://chan.sankakucomplex.com/?tags=caramelldansen

    Around the world you had people doing the dance from an eroge opening. And they had no idea. No. Idea.

    So fuck off with your SJW helicopter shit. Your posturing, self-deluding sanctimony is being used on a charity ffs. Go solve (sorry, tweet) real problems.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 18/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares. When are people going to accept that humans bang each other and then pump out babies who grow into adults and do the same thing?

    At the rate things are going, in a few more years, nobody will remember what sex is. "How do we make babies again?" "Don't think about it, it's bad!" Then the Political Correctness cops assassinate them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 11/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well if they contract the eroge maker for the characters, how could they not expect the same style. Especially if that company's product already has train mascot characters, and no doubt that was the reason they could offer to provide them quickly and cheaply (or for free).
    Anyway, Lose gets their publicity now, and the few tickets already circulated will become valuable rare items!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Copyright is copyright

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 10/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Same company, Lose, made both the game and the mascots. No copyright violations involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 11/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait I'm confused. So they stopped because of the relation to eroge? Not because of a copyright claim?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 10/10/2016 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

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