IT SEEMS, THE CREATOR OF THE MAGIC GODFATHERS TAKEN A FANART AS INSPIRATION, AND IT ALREADY RAINED COMPLAINTS
Shingeki no Kyojin continues to attract the attention of anime fans thanks to its final season, so fanarts that portray the main characters are constantly appearing.
Every now and then a famous artist decides to create their own version, for example Butch Hartman, the creator of The Fairly Oddparents, who was recently accused of plagiarizing someone else’s illustration.
Although it sounds strange, an illustrator is accusing the artist of copying one of Mikasa’s designs from him and even taking income from him.
PLAGIARISM OR INSPIRATION FROM SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN?
A few days ago Butch Hartman published an illustration based on Mikasa from Shingeki no Kyojin, supposedly ordered as a commission directly with the artist.
Looks like it was ordered on a commission.
A short time later, the Twitter account @ 028ton reported that his followers noticed several similarities with one of his designs published in 2018, and as you can see, they look very similar.
This illustration arrived in 2018 and looks similar to Hartman’s.
Through a lengthy statement, @ 28ton asked his followers not to buy plagiarized works from Butch Hartman, as he did not have permission to profit from his design.
The problem, and what the plaintiff seems to have forgotten, is that neither of them has the rights to profit from the image of Mikasa or the characters of Shingeki no Kyojin, as the image of him belongs to Kodansha.
In the message he clarifies that Butch does not have the rights to publish the image, but does not mention that he does not have them either.
So far Butch Hartman has not mentioned anything about it, and as far as we know, the creators of Shingeki no Kyojin have not presented a position on the fact either.
We must admit that the pose is practically identical to @ 028ton’s work, but the style of drawing and even the range of colors is different, so we cannot consider it plagiarism as is.