Kimi no Na wa “Ripped-Off Niji-Iro Hotaru!”




One particularly bold (or “stupid” as others have described) individual has claimed that the world renowned Kimi no Na wa film ripped-off scenes from 2012 film “Niji-iro Hotaru: Eien no Natsu Yasumi”, providing evidence that many have deemed as slightly similar but not a “rip-off”.

The “evidence” comparing the scenes of both movies:

Apparently Kimi no Na wa heinously stole a “running scene” from Niji-Iro Hotaru, with side-by-side comparisons showing some similarities, though both scenes in their entirety still differ quite a bit:










Kimi no Na wa’s scene:

Niji-Iro Hotaru’s scene:

As indicated by the YouTube video’s plethora of dislikes, many seem to disagree with Kimi no Na wa ripping off Niji-Iro Hotaru, likely due to the accusations only being for a few slightly similar momentary instances.

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    Avatar of Chen-04
    Comment by Chen-04
    02:22 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Obviously plagiarized. Just like all the other obvious plagiarizers.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Did you want to say a joke? Cause its not that funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I was like, yea not sure.. Then I looked into it more and was yea.. what a bunch of plagiarizing fks. Like NGNL, they will now be labeled with that shame forever. Now another anime I won't buy regardless of how much fun it was.

    In other news I rewatched both I got illegally and recently spent around $200 on SAO merchandise because SAO is awesome and is legit/non-plagiarized . *Shots fired*

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It could be plagiarizing, or similar/generic animation techniques. Ever seen those youtube videos of "Visually Similar Anime Openings"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 29/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    stfu and quit upvoting yourself. OPs are completely different and they just showcase the characters/scenes and there isn't many ways to do so period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 27/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This anime is crap anyways.

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    Comment by Carrot_Glace
    03:33 29/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He already stole everything from Ghibli to make Hoshi wo ou kodomo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 27/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So? I swear japaneses are so quick to call "rip off" when they find the slightest similarity...

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    Comment by molitar
    22:25 27/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So true. Especially when a lot of artist base pictures from real places parts of there drawings. So there you go similar appearances.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "You used New York in your show after I did! Plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagiarism!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better than the West, where people do rip each other off but nobody gives a flying fuck unless they're a huge company with a billion dollars to sue everyone's ass off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 29/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    all they plagiarized was one scene of an animation because they are very lazy. i guess you would have to sue every game maker out there because call of duty copies fucking every game every year. horizon was pretty much every movie out there. and hentai copies like every story out there as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A bunch of shots at the end of Kimi no na wa felt like padding/filler. These were some of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was just thinking earlier that those scenes are some of the worst in the entire film.

    Anyway, I'd imagine Japan having similar scenery and everyone learning/using the same best camera/angle techniques are very likely to result in similar scenes.

    Pretty sure I've seen similar scenes in something else, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha ... and here they have "their movie for otakus masturbating with schoolgirls" more box office, with this plagiarism that movie is disgraced anyway.

    Spirited Away can be calm, for me it is still the highest grossing film and I also win an Oscar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    70% of anime is similar to one another, I see similarities but calling it a rip off is like calling Shakira a ripoff cuz she sings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    so no movie can have people running and falling over? this guy is fucking retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 27/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    and if the tokyo tower didnt had the red white color i would think im in paris, same shit. just because something is similar doesnt mean its the same

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:42 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    As Emiya Shirou said: "Just because you're correct doesn't mean you're right."

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because the right answer was corrected to the left. As the middle was undecided.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is retarded. But I guess he got his share from all those views and ads, so it's not completely retarded.

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    Comment by Riiku
    01:43 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We live in a time when one can say "Earth is flat" and find equally stupid "friends" over the internet and even become famous in a certain surrounding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, so true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not surprised. Plagiarism is a normal thing in Japan, so much so that college professors, yes, college professors need courses to teach them what constitutes plagiarism and what not. They have the bad habit of taking other people's research or words and using them themselves without giving credit and they don't feel like it's a bad thing (yes, it is), so I'm not surprised that there is plagiarism in that movie.
    They say imitation is the sincerest type of flattery, but things get ridiculous here in Japan.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    16:09 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it isn't. Copyrights and patents are evil and holding us back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Big words. And not a single proof.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Had the opposite experience with Japanese so far. They usually try to credit, and apologize if they fail to. When someone does get busted plagiarizing, they get ridiculed to hell.

    But that's in a different context. I don't know how they treat research, so maybe you're right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 31/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm more interested in the story similarities between Kimi no na wa and Remember 11.

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    Comment by oniichan
    09:50 28/07/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    So wooded scenery with walking and running is now considered plagiarism. Give me a F'in break.

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