“Copying is fine; just don’t do it the same way” has never been more accurate. The popular game Genshin Impact has two characters named Lyney and Lynette who bear a STRIKING resemblance to two characters from Princess Principal.
Did Genshin Copy Characters from Princess Principal? Japanese Fans Notice Similarities
These two characters are quite similar to Ange le Carré and Charlotte from Princess Principal. Comparative images of the two sets of characters have been circulating on Japanese forums due to the striking similarity in their outfits and even their hairstyles:
In the images, you can see the Princess Principal characters on the left and the Genshin characters on the right.
Princess Principal is an original anime that premiered in 2017 and is quite intriguing. It has one season with 12 episodes and three movies released.
As you can see, the similarities are too obvious to ignore. These resemblances quickly caught the attention of many fans on the internet.
“I had a good laugh at this discreet copy.”
“These images of them have been circulating since the release of Genshin Impact in September 2020.”
“This isn’t something new, right? There were plenty of copied character designs leaked from Japanese anime and manga.”
“Genshin Impact was announced in 2020, while the original anime was produced in 2017.”
“From the start, both Honkai Impact and Genshin Impact have been full of parodies.”
“In the world, there are many copies of each other.”
“If I remember correctly, I think I’ve seen this somewhere before.”
“This is pure plagiarism.”
“No one knows the original anime, so there’s no problem.”
“Fans of super obscure works make a fuss about something that is only vaguely similar, as if they had torn the head off a demon. They have an exaggerated superiority complex.”
“It’s already full of copies, so players don’t care anymore. It’s all good.”
It’s not just Genshin Impact; the game Blue Archive also has characters that resemble some Hololive Vtubers, as you can see in the image below:
Anyway, what do you think?