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NEWS: Kewpie Doll Gets First Anime This December on TV




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Ktimene's Lover



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:59 am Reply with quote
At least it's nice to know something American will be made into anime sometime in the coming months.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:09 pm Reply with quote
They're so cute and chubby! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:05 pm Reply with quote
100 years of cute and chubby, neocloud9
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:45 pm Reply with quote
Kewpie mayo is fantastic! Anime hyper
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:34 am Reply with quote
Now all we need is an anime with a Betsy Wetsy-type character as comic relief... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:48 am Reply with quote
For the record: Kazuo Kitagawa, the head of the Japanese Kewpie Club and supervisor of the upcoming TV series, had a copyright infringement lawsuit with Q.P. Corporation 11 years ago. The flame even burned its way to Taiwan. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:09 am Reply with quote
Anime has had some copyright issues with adaptations of Western properties.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:51 am Reply with quote
Ctimene's Lover wrote:
Anime has had some copyright issues with adaptations of Western properties.

Such as? And even if there were, it has nothing to do with Kewpie, now or 11 years ago.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:12 am Reply with quote
According to it's Wikipedia entry on Lupin III, "Monkey Punch's inspiration for the series was the fictional French gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, created by Maurice Leblanc. However Monkey Punch did not ask permission to use the character's name, leading to eventual copyright issues with the Leblanc estate."
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