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As a fan of anime and KyoAni, this is absolutely DISGUSTING. Japan really needs to take care of its mentally ill, otherwise things like this will continue to happen.
Yes, but did the studio steal his manga or not?
No. It didn't even get far in their contest when he submitted it to them.
Oh, is that so? Well, I hope we get a definitive answer in the court case whether the studio stole his manga or not . I want Shinji Aoba to get up on the stand and produce the manga he wrote, and go over the plot. Then his lawyer will cross-examine the Kyoto Animation witness and ask to bring up their anime catalog and compare plots. The jury will spend a week watching anime, all of it being livestreamed by the news to viewers following the court coverage. Finally, months later, a redditor will make a FOIA request and post Shinji's mangas to r/masskillers for us to critique. Although I heard that Japan does not have a fair trial system, and their courts mainly rubberstamp things, so there will never be a proper investigation.
Kyoto Animation has already been caught lying once. Somewhere on their servers is a whole bunch of material submitted by Shinji that needs to be shared with the public. Furthermore, it is hard to sympathize with them. They treated their employees like slaves, packing them like sardines in that windowless house with no respect to working conditions or health & safety, which is why anyone died of the fire in the first place. The deaths are mostly on the studio, and Kyoto Animation needs to be charged with gross negligence for failing to comply with building safety codes. I know if someone set a gasoline fire at my workplace, everyone working there would be able to get out alive because of the many fire escapes, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire wardens and civil defence drills we run for them, and smoke sealed doors we have, plus reception would have beaten the shit out of him just as he got started. I've been a big anime viewer all my life, but I've boycotted Kyoto Animation after this incident.
>While being taken into custody, Aoba also accusingly said “They stole my novel,” and after a subsequent search through the entries for Kyoto Animation’s annual Kyoto Animation Awards, a novel-writing contest open to both professional and amateur writers, [The lie by the studio I mentioned] Kyoto Animation said that it had indeed received a novel from Aoba.
>Further investigation, though, has turned up not just a single novel from Aoba, but multiple entries to the Kyoto Animation Awards contest, according to a source connected to the investigation and quoted by Reuters. A number of the novels were stories about the school days of junior or senior high school students, raising the possibility that Aoba believed that elements in one of his submitted novels were copied by Kyoto Animation in one of the studio’s school-set anime series.
This is what I found googling, from quora: if we had a copy of Shinji's mangas, we could go over Kyoto Animation's works and confirm whether or not they plagiarised him.
>At the moment of this writing, news I have access to do not name a work that Shinji Aoba claims was stolen.
>I have checked a number of databases, and while there is quite a number of Aobas who made something, none of them is named “Shinji”. For example, Aoba Shigure is the artist of “Oda Nobuna no Yabou” manga.
>Of course, he may have worked under a pseudonym, or wasn’t famous enough to be put into an English-language database.
>Going from the other end, most works by KyoAni are adapations of other works with known authors (and surely all the appropriate royalties). The exceptions are:
>Free, the sports anime best known for having a lot of pretty boys in just their swimwear.
>A few shorts like Baja no Studio that are either commercials or animations about being an animator.
>Hibike Euphonium, an anime about an orchestra club.
>Tamako Market, a slice-of-life.
>Munto, a fanciful fantasy story.
>Nurse Witch Komugi-chan Magikarte, whatever that is.
>If we’re talking about works written by a person so deranged as to set a studio on fire, I’d choose Munto.
Can I ask why you are so passionate about this particular topic? Not being passive aggressive, I genuinely want to know.