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Nick Simmons, son of Gene Simmons, plagiarizing from Bleach?

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by Zephyrus, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Endlessly Tilting Windmills

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    I've recently caught wind of a scandal involving megadouche Nick Simmons and allegations that he's been plagiarizing from Bleach by outright tracing certain scenes and poses as well as stealing original art from users on Deviantart. Way to be original, asshole.

    If you look at the side by side comparisons and overlays, there's no way this kid didn't know he would get caught.

    http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html?thread=10721115

    Also, from http://www.radicalcomics.com/component/content/article/1108?layout=blogitem

     
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    Zephyrus Endlessly Tilting Windmills

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    Precisely. Kinda sad, isn't it?

    I don't know how he's going to justify this blatant tracing and lifting of images. I'm pretty sure that Japan has some very stringent copyright laws on images. Shounen Jump might decide to sue his ass for copyright infringement.
     
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    Onii Slug Club Member

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    well he is %$^#ed, going to get sued for millions
     
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    How fucking dumb do you have to be?

    Bankai.
     
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    Has anyone read Incarnate?
     
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    To honest I don't know why he brothered, if the rest of the magazine is of a similar quality as these images, and they must be if it has remained unnoticed for so long, then why trace a couple of images? Hell why not just rip off the idea but do something similar, at least then he would have plausible deny-ability.
     
  8. thapagan

    thapagan High Inquisitor

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    Really What's up with that, even if you copy the pose, wouldn't you want to add your own touch, where is the pride?
     
  9. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    I browsed through one site displaying the images - and he definitely copied Kenpachi.

    Some of the other drawings aren't that obvious, some even might be coincidental. But concerning Kenpachi I think it's save to assume Simmons deliberately created a similar character to rip off as many sketchs of Bleach as possible.
     
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    He should have at least picked a good manga to copy off of.
     
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    Blaise Golden Patronus

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    I hope Gene enjoys cleaning up his son's mess with his money.
     
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    LOL! Look at the kids comments:

     
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    Wow, somebody's pulling huge amounts of BS just to try and cover himself.

    I hope he gets incinerated.
     
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    I am thinking the same, it is not like Bleach is that good of a manga, or even that original, in the first place.
     
  15. Stenstyren

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    I've heard of Bleach, and I never read a single manga book in my life. Kid is obviously lying.
     
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    Fucking fail.
    Double fail.
     
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    Link fixed. D:
     
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    How did this guy get his comics published anyway? Just from reading the images scanned, Incarnate looks like cliched garbage. Is this how bad American comics have gotten?
     
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    Yes. Yes it is.