Japan takes the issue of copyright very, very seriously, so much so that the Onimai designer was almost sued for creating a fanart of… Onimai!
In Japan, you can’t even sell merchandise from franchises without proper authorization. And even if you are one of those responsible for a work, you are quite capable of being sued for any little thing without authorization, you know?
Onimai designer was almost sued for creating fanart of the series
Let’s see what the Onimai designer said:
”If you make a fanart, you can be sued”
The situation he went through is a wake-up call for all newcomers to this industry. And it’s a good warning, because if someone who works on a work infringes any copyright, it can cost their career and even face a lawsuit from any company or author that owns the rights to the work.
Therefore, you must be careful with copyright laws in Japan because it is taken very seriously.
Onimai won an anime adaptation that premiered on January 5 of that year with Studio Bind being responsible for the animation that has a total of 12 episodes.
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