NIJISANJI (operated by ANYCOLOR Inc.), is Not only going to Continue to Release Music Video of its Celebrities that use Fan Art that has been Allegedly Plagiarized, but is also going to Suppress Opinions on the matter.
Illustrator Nekomaru Nekoko’s VTuber fan art has been accused of plagiarism from other illustrations and photos. The first allegation came from a fan art by AZKi (affiliation: hololive) published on January 1, it was suspected that the background illustration there was stolen from an illustration by Fuumi, who designed the characters for Tsunomaki Watame (same as above).
Since this picture was also used as a thumbnail for AZKi’s video, hololive promptly replaced it with fan art created by another person as of January 6, 0:20 (PST).
Furthermore, according to report, it has been pointed out that Nekomaru Nekoko may have plagiarized (Traced without permission) from other photographs in other artworks, and it has been suspected that some of her fan art includes Sister Claire‘s fan art.
Deleted Comments Pointing Out “Plagiarism Allegations”?
The fan art that was allegedly plagiarized was also used in the music video that will be released on December 16, 2023, on Sister Claire’s official YouTube channel.
After the plagiarism allegations surfaced, the comments section of the music video received comments expressing doubts and concerns about its continued release, but as of 19:00 on January 9, there is no indication that it has been replaced or deleted, and in fact, some have reported that these comments seem to have been removed from the comments section.
As of the same date and time, ANYCOLOR has not officially responded to this problem.
Furthermore, since this MV is a singing video of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s Idolmaster, some are concerned about the impact.
The attitude of NIJISANJI (ANYCOLOR) this time, in addition to damaging the image of the talent, even though the talent was not at fault, is the opposite of the prompt response of other agencies, groups, and companies, and is also insincere and could worsen the relationship with the companies and people involved.