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Connor Dino



Joined: 20 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:59 pm Reply with quote
"Resembling" might be too weak a word here, dear god...
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ThatMoonGuy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:15 pm Reply with quote
Let none say that they don't like Kimetsu no Yaiba in Hong Kong. What was it about imitation and flattery, again?
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Abraham Omosun



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:38 pm Reply with quote
This is really just a grape cosplaying as Tanjiro.
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Tanteikingdomkey



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:17 pm Reply with quote
I have to wonder how the mangaka feels about their art being used as a mascot for anti democrat authoritarian china trying once again kill another culture and its people that it can't absorb into it's machinery
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:41 pm Reply with quote
Honestly, this looks like just blatant plagiarism/copyright theft!
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KarlFranz



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:48 am Reply with quote
Even the bootleg gacha game have more creative than this.
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Erufailon4



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 am Reply with quote
That's essentially a weird purple chibi version of Tanjiro. The kind you could imagine seeing in some sort of a collaboration ad campaign between KnY and some grape product manufacturer. This is plagiarism. The resemblance is simply too big for it to be considered subtle intertextuality or even parody.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 am Reply with quote
When they go so far as to include the forehead scar, it's kinda hard to claim it's original.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:39 pm Reply with quote
Being able to claim it's original when it clearly isn't is kind of the point. It's a common MO for totalitarian governments to simply assert what is false as true as a demonstration of power. Because what is anyone going to do about it?
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Errinundra
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:55 pm Reply with quote
Post removed. Please keep on topic.
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yeehaw



Joined: 09 Sep 2018
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:11 pm Reply with quote
Original character do not steal!1!!
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PotatoGirl



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:07 pm Reply with quote
That's literally just Tanjiro but what if he was an eggplant. Can Gotouge or Shounen Jump sue them?
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Horsefellow



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:49 pm Reply with quote
"I turned myself into a grape! I'm Grape Tanjiro!"
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