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Slam Dunk Plagiarism Scandal

posted on 2005-12-22 21:09 EST
This time Slam Dunk creator Takehiko Inoue is claimed to have plagiarised other sources

Earlier this year it was extensively reported that Yuki Suetsugu plagiarised art from Slam Dunk and REAL for the in Flower of Eden.

As a result, Kodansha ceased distribution and publication of Flower of Eden.

Now several websites, and the January issue of Cyzo magazine have begun reporting that it appears that Takehiko Inoue has copied NBA photographs for use in Slam Dunk.

An extensive 2CH discussion regarding the topic is going on here, while a side by side comparison of Inoue's art with actual NBA photographs can be seen here.

A Manichi "Wai Wai" tranlsation of the Cyzo article can be read here

In an interview several years ago, Inoue was asked where his pictures originated from and he responded that they were created in from his own basketball experience and from memory of NBA pictures he had scene in magazines and on TV.

Neither Inoue, nor publisher Shueisha have commented on the allegations at this time.

Thanks to Lindsay Britts for this item.

-t

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