Kodansha and Suetsugu Apologies

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Full Text of the Kodansha and Suetsugu Apologies

The following statements were posted on the Kodansha Website regarding the issues surrounding Yuki Suetsugu's manga.

From Kodansha:
We are still looking into the plagiarism case regarding Suetsugu Yuki, but we can already confirm that much of it is true. Suetsugu has also admitted to it. Serialization in 'Bessatsu Friend' has immediately been stopped, as well as the shipping of all of Suetsugu's tankoubon. They will no longer be printed and steps for a recall have been taken. We deeply regret that the plagiarism went unnoticed by our editorial department, and we apologize to the copyright holders as well as all our readers.

Kodansha PR department

From Suetsugu

I am really sorry for having invited this situation. I have caused much trouble, due to my low morals and lack of foresight and deeply apologize to all copyright holders, all people involved and above all to all readers.

Suetsugu Yuki

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