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Controversy over Unauthorized Parody of Ika Musume in Index II Blu-ray Special

by dtshyk
Jan 23, 2011 3:42 AM | 41 Comments
According to the official website, PonyCanyon is perplexed by a parody of Shinryaku! Ika Musume in the extra short anime of Toaru Majutsu no Index II included in the first volume of the Blu-ray and DVD. Geneon, the producer of Index, hasn't obtained a permission from PonyCanyon, the producer of Ika Musume. In the short anime, Index speaks with "Geso" desinence and extends tentacles.

Screenshot of Index-tan II

PonyCanyon said they take the parody as a fan-service out of good intentions, but insisted that some of the Ika Musume staff were hurt by the unauthorized parody.

Update
PonyCanyon producer Ishiguro Tatsuya removed the post about the parody from the official blog and apologized for provoking unwanted antagonism between the fans of the two anime. He said the investigation of the issue will be conducted between the two sides, not in public.

Source: Ikamusume official website

20 of 41 Comments Recent Comments

opinions = facts

Feb 13, 2011 12:09 AM by Racaholic

cr4sian_phil said:
Isn't it an honor to be honored by JC Staff ja na-IKA?


Normally it would be, but J.C.'s been terrible in recent years.

Feb 7, 2011 9:45 AM by KirikaYuiko

Phi-Anime said:
Maybe they were afraid of Ika's moe:



Countersuit incoming. de geso

Feb 4, 2011 12:39 AM by Racaholic

TomBronze said:

With Japan's lax copyright laws (i.e. doujinshi), I can't imagine their laws regarding parody and satire being stricter than the U.S.'s. It looks to me that someone's ego needs to be put in check.


Japan hardly has lax copyright laws, doujinshi just makes it past the law due to its overall effect on the manga market (i.e. bringing in new manga-kas and artists into the business).

If a manga-ka finds a doujinshi manga that he does not like that uses his own intellectual content, he can still sue the doujinshi artists under breach of copyright law and easily win.

Jan 27, 2011 5:12 PM by no-thanks

Publicity I guess.

Jan 27, 2011 7:06 AM by Yanoflies

Onibokusu said:
Of course they'd be hurt, who would want to be associated with J.C. Staff's Toaru Majutsu no Index II?

It'd be like Twilight parodying Dracula. Despite any good intentions, some things just shouldn't happen.


While I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, this is still pretty ridiculous.

With Japan's lax copyright laws (i.e. doujinshi), I can't imagine their laws regarding parody and satire being stricter than the U.S.'s. It looks to me that someone's ego needs to be put in check.

What's with all these anime producers/directors being drama queens lately?

Jan 27, 2011 7:02 AM by KawaiiFiveO

Huh, okay. Seriously.

Jan 27, 2011 4:17 AM by MysticHrist

well, I really lol'd when Ika Musume parody. I've see many fanarts about Index and Ika,
but I never thought for a second it will be official parody :p

well, it's still J.C staff's fault.

Jan 26, 2011 8:54 AM by furuuru

but parody is a form of Honor!

Jan 26, 2011 7:22 AM by Yorozuya-GIN

IndexFanboy214 said:
every one who hates this is definitely taking this too hard.

Have to agree. Especially since it comes across as a very affectionate parody; it's not like they're intentionally insulting the Ika Musume staff.

Jan 26, 2011 6:40 AM by sillyriri

every one who hates this is definitely taking this too hard.

Jan 25, 2011 7:59 PM by JoJo10

Metty said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcxwMMsKWDE


Thanks for the link :p

Jan 25, 2011 4:18 PM by ochi

The horror

Index should never have exposure to someone as epic as Ika Musume.

Jan 24, 2011 8:13 AM by Hoppy

just one word unforgivable

Jan 24, 2011 7:33 AM by Mr_Gutts

Can't help but lol.

Jan 24, 2011 6:31 AM by Yanoflies

herox3 said:
With all the fan-made parodies already, I just felt J.C. Staff would do this too. Now I want to watch it real bad de geso!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcxwMMsKWDE

Jan 24, 2011 6:10 AM by Metty

Anyone who's seen Index-tan 1 or 2 should be able to tell from the screenshot that the entire parody will last 2-4 SECONDS.

Seems like a big reaction for something so small ;)

Jan 24, 2011 1:49 AM by torgon02

Index can't stand Ika Musume's popularity de geso~

Jan 23, 2011 9:57 PM by underMebius

With all the fan-made parodies already, I just felt J.C. Staff would do this too. Now I want to watch it real bad de geso!

Jan 23, 2011 5:45 PM by herox3

They should feel honored that Ika was parodied in Index

Jan 23, 2011 4:44 PM by Kenju

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