Content creator and R18 illustrator Ishikei may take legal action against the game Vivid Army due to a recent advertising campaign that has caught everyone’s attention.
Illustrator Ishikei May Sue Vivid Army for Copying His Art Using AI
Vivid Army is a strategy and combat game that can be played in web browsers, where you control various waifus to defeat your enemies on the battlefield!
But what exactly happened? Well, Vivid Army has some unusual advertisements, similar to a certain Pokémon game we talked about earlier today.
Vivid Army recently released new advertising images, and among them is the artwork below, used in one of their ads, featuring a blue-haired woman:
As soon as fans saw this ad, some got excited because they recognized the art style immediately. It belongs to the R18 content creator and illustrator Ishikei, known for producing beautiful illustrations. Below is an example of his artwork:
Not only did they copy Ishikei’s art style in their ad, but they also ran another ad as you can see here:
(uncensored image on Cakemoe).
Upon seeing this, some fans went to Ishikei’s profile to ask if he had created the art for the Vivid Army game. He was confused and confirmed that he had not been hired to create any artwork for their advertising. What’s more, the image was created by an AI imitating Ishikei’s style.
This sparked a discussion, and if you check the comments on Vivid Army’s Twitter profile, you’ll see many people talking about the case. As for Ishikei, he informed his fans that he would meet with a lawyer to determine what actions can be taken.
Now, we’ll have to wait and see what he and his lawyer decide to do regarding the case and Vivid Army.