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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:53 pm Reply with quote
Strong Dress Up Darling vibes.
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PC 20XX



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:07 pm Reply with quote
MFrontier wrote:
Strong Dress Up Darling vibes.


That's putting it lightly! That pretty much IS Dress Up Darling, right down to the girl's character design. Dorky boy using his crafting skills to help his popular female classmate with her new hobby? That's straight up plagiarism. Legit, the girl looks EXACTLY like Marin.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:17 am Reply with quote
It's from the same publisher as MDD so they definitely knew what they were doing and must have given it their approval (encouragement?). I'd expect there's no actual plagiarism directly tracing art or lifting panels, but it absolutely looks like a very intentional "homage"/buy-This-because-it-looks-exactly-like-That.
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kgw



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:12 pm Reply with quote
Isn't this the nth entry of the romcom subgenre "attractive girl falls in love with nerd"?
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