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Copycat Threats to Kuroko no Basket Found at Comiket 83

by dtshyk
Dec 31, 2012 6:09 AM | 41 Comments
Comiket 83 executive committee announced on the official website that three threatening letters, presumably placed by copycat blackmailers, were found at Kuroko no Basket block of Comiket 83. However, they decided to continue the event with the great help of the police because it could have provoked more copycats if they had given in to the threat.

Picture of the empty KuroBas block at Comiket 83

Comiket staff stated that the restraints upon the freedom of expression, not limited to Kuroko no Basket, will continue unless the threatening stops. They said they will keep on doing their best to protect the long-standing culture.

Source: Comiket 83
Related topic: Kuroko no Basket Gets Banned at Comiket 83

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WTH again !!Really !! I'm getting sick of this threatening letters ..

Jan 6, 2013 1:50 AM by Vendetta6th

@wishbook
you're speaking of random foreign sites, i'm speaking of Doujinshi and Fanarts in general, i'm speaking of comiket, the actual sales in japan, the sales that actually matter, what counts.

Jan 2, 2013 5:12 PM by Downgrade355

wishbook said:

The power of mere fanart, the power of fandom.


The fandom power is powerful, they buy BDs/DVDs, merchs, book, doujin, and even can force sequel/ gaiden (side story) from publisher/ author.

Jan 2, 2013 8:05 AM by squall2be

Oh Fudge this Copycats or whatsoever!
Luckily the Second season was not affected by this :)

Jan 2, 2013 6:41 AM by unixa

Downgrade355 said:
wishbook said:

Publicity helps alot. Just look at SAO. Even non-anime viewers are now watching it. Guess how my friend got to know about SAO? Fanarts. My other friend? SAO Hentai Doujinshi. Apparently I'm the only one who saw SAO on MAL news board.


"Even non-anime viewers are now watching it" lol i'm not sure what you're trying to say there.
your friend was browsing through some hentai site and happened to find some scanlated SAO porn doujin, that's not "Publicity", Fanarts rarely help with "publicity", like i said before, in most caes the already existing fans are the ones who purchase fanarts and doujinshi, SAO fans who read hentai doujins are only a small group in the bigger fandom.
again, Commercial anime and sales come first, then comes its events/conventions/fanarts for the fans who're interested in that, it's not like a serie's sales are going to suddenly increase after a group of people buy its fanarts at a convention, so no, Doujinshi generally don't help in making a series more known (I also mentioned before that many studios prohibit doujinshi of their anime).


They came to know SAO through fanarts and doujin, then they went to crunchyroll.

Fandom watches SAO > Put Kirito as messenger, game forums, facebook profile pictures > "hey, what's that fanart?" >" It's SAO, try it" > Friends search about SAO > They like it too > They become an advocate > More probability of online streaming and BD import sold.

^ That's the case with SAO. I can't even tell how many people started Kuroko after seeing its yaoi fanarts on tumlbr.

The power of mere fanart, the power of fandom.

Jan 2, 2013 5:06 AM by Reim_Seranth

I'm getting so sick of hearing about this. I seriously hope they catch the guy soon before anything even worse happens.

Jan 1, 2013 11:31 PM by Nayukuo

Hoppy said:
Anyone got a list of studios and authors that prohibit doujinshi.


copyright law prohibits doujinshi, not just studios.
i found a list a few months ago on a japanese forum, i'll look for it again and post the source.

Jan 1, 2013 1:35 PM by Downgrade355

Anyone got a list of studios and authors that prohibit doujinshi.

Jan 1, 2013 1:17 PM by Hoppy

wishbook said:

Publicity helps alot. Just look at SAO. Even non-anime viewers are now watching it. Guess how my friend got to know about SAO? Fanarts. My other friend? SAO Hentai Doujinshi. Apparently I'm the only one who saw SAO on MAL news board.


"Even non-anime viewers are now watching it" lol i'm not sure what you're trying to say there.
your friend was browsing through some hentai site and happened to find some scanlated SAO porn doujin, that's not "Publicity", Fanarts rarely help with "publicity", like i said before, in most caes the already existing fans are the ones who purchase fanarts and doujinshi, SAO fans who read hentai doujins are only a small group in the bigger fandom.
again, Commercial anime and sales come first, then comes its events/conventions/fanarts for the fans who're interested in that, it's not like a serie's sales are going to suddenly increase after a group of people buy its fanarts at a convention, so no, Doujinshi generally don't help in making a series more known (I also mentioned before that many studios prohibit doujinshi of their anime).

Jan 1, 2013 1:03 PM by Downgrade355

Downgrade355 said:
@jmal
i see your point and while what you say is true, the benefit to the original creators isn't that big, if there was any benefit at all that is, since the benefit to a studio from doujinshi is next to none, my point is that they can't get much "new" fans through doujinsh especially when said doujinshi target a specific fandom within the general fandom of the seriesi, in most cases the already existing fans are the ones who purchase doujins.


Publicity helps alot. Just look at SAO. Even non-anime viewers are now watching it. Guess how my friend got to know about SAO? Fanarts. My other friend? SAO Hentai Doujinshi. Apparently I'm the only one who saw SAO on MAL news board.

Jan 1, 2013 11:38 AM by Reim_Seranth

Squatta said:
Now there are more of them trying to copy the original? How long is this going to go on... I'm glad it didn't affect the second season of the anime from being made but something like this can wear down on a person...


Compared to the shootings and them copycat threats on the other side of the world...

Jan 1, 2013 4:09 AM by MagicFlier

Amarrez said:
GuiltyKing said:
There's more letters now? God, what's up with those assholes disturbing such a peaceful event with bullshit like that. Fucking sick.

Comiket isn't a peaceful event, Comiket is a war.

And war is hell.


You saying that with that avatar was hilarious :D

__
The decision to continue, to avoid more copycats reminded me a Bakuman chapter.

Jan 1, 2013 1:59 AM by jasque

NoxiousDoctrine said:
It's a Stand Alone Complex.


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Dec 31, 2012 11:27 AM by Itami

Seriously they really need to get a life

Dec 31, 2012 11:25 AM by Mr_Gutts

Huhhh. This thing is still going on? Getting sick of it already.

Dec 31, 2012 10:39 AM by zenith_kim94

@jmal
i see your point and while what you say is true, the benefit to the original creators isn't that big, if there was any benefit at all that is, since the benefit to a studio from doujinshi is next to none, my point is that they can't get much "new" fans through doujinsh especially when said doujinshi target a specific fandom within the general fandom of the seriesi, in most cases the already existing fans are the ones who purchase doujins.

Dec 31, 2012 10:25 AM by Downgrade355

megucas said:

But it does affect the series. A big part of any franchise is the fandom and their creativity. It helps it grow and flourish and fosters more love for the series, anything hampering (like this) ruins that creativity, not to mention is disturbing.


What helps a franchise grow are the sales, not Doujinshi made by fans to be sold to certain type of fans at a convention (There were some studios before who prohibited the making of doujinshis of their anime to preserve their reputation), the studio and animators do not benefit from these fanarts. anime and its sales come first, then the fanarts, not the other way around. and i'm not sure what "creativity" you're talking about, it's the same thing we've seen every year at conventions, just with different series.

Dec 31, 2012 9:19 AM by Downgrade355

Downgrade355 said:

fanarts don't affect a series.
the second season is already announced, so you'll enjoy your favourite series soon enough ;p

But it does affect the series. A big part of any franchise is the fandom and their creativity. It helps it grow and flourish and fosters more love for the series, anything hampering (like this) ruins that creativity, not to mention is disturbing.

Dec 31, 2012 8:46 AM by megucas

What the hell, this kind of stuff is just ridiculous.

Dec 31, 2012 8:41 AM by megucas

GuiltyKing said:
There's more letters now? God, what's up with those assholes disturbing such a peaceful event with bullshit like that. Fucking sick.


It's obvious people will copy that, considering how the police has bowed to that first guy.

Dec 31, 2012 8:23 AM by Pullman

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