Animes are very popular nowadays, to the point that textbooks with anime references have appeared in Bolivia, where there have been accusations of plagiarism by the public, as the covers copied the same visual poses of popular anime.
Textbooks with anime references are accused of plagiarism in Bolivia
The Bolivian Ministry of Education released textbooks with covers that bear a striking resemblance to well-known anime. For instance, the cover of the third-year high school textbook features an image reminiscent of the 2016 anime “Your Lie in April,” showing the two main characters of the series, Arima Kousei and Kaori Miyazono.
The fourth-year middle school book, on the other hand, resembles the promotional cover of the film Weathering with You by Makoto Shinkai:
Already in the fifth year of high school textbook, we can clearly see the reference to the visuals of the Fruits Basket anime:
And finally, the sixth grade high school book that resembles the look of Orange’s anime:
Repercussion of Textbooks with anime references
This caused a huge number of reactions among anime fans, denouncing the covers of these books for plagiarism:
”This is already beyond the limits, a state institution cannot plagiarize texts that will be distributed throughout the country. If you don’t have the permissions of the authors of the manga you plagiarized, we would be doing very badly as a country and the Ministry of Education once again showing its inability”
”And the worst thing is that the content comes with official party propaganda”
”Well, I suppose at least they were paid with money, in Mexico there was a controversy because whoever had their drawing appearing on the cover would be paid with a diploma hahahahaha”
”I thought it was just a coincidence but no, they are drawn and redrawn”
”Do not vote for friends of socialism or you will see tik tokers of ministers or people without academic degrees from authorities without the slightest knowledge of it”
”In polls, we’ve always come out as the most Otaku country in LATAM, I don’t know if it’s something to be proud of”
”When they put an otaku to work in the government”
”With these texts plagiarized from Japanese cartoons they intend to pass on knowledge to our children, the Ministry of Education is really a joke”
As you can see, many did not like to see textbooks with references to anime in Bolivia. The arts are obviously very clear and easy to recognize.
Source: News Bolívia