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Chinese Studio Admits They Plagiarized 5cm Per Second

by dtshyk
Sep 4, 2009 8:07 PM | 115 Comments
According to Record China, Liuzhou Lan Hai technologies Ltd. admitted that they have plagiarized part of Shinkai Makoto's anime movie "5 Centimeters per Second" for their new anime "心霊之窓 (Window of the heart)". The spokesperson claimed they failed to find out their subcontractor's misappropriation.

Source: Record China

"Window of the heart" has been aired in China since this August and its close resemblance to 5cm Per Second provoked international criticism.

Comparison between "Window of the heart" and "5cm Per Second"

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Ahaha, that's just ridiculous.

I thought that they just stole the story, I had no idea they would just copy it frame-by-frame... Jesus. -_-;

May 29, 2011 1:30 AM by psychokillua

wow!!!
pirate says that plagiarism is wrong!!
this is new to me....

May 18, 2011 7:54 AM by Ryou91_Sh1k1

Whoa, some of those were so blindingly obvious. I especially loved the one where they put a wall over the picture of the room. Nicely done, lol.

Aug 31, 2010 9:50 AM by Mystere

anyways awesome movie

Aug 30, 2010 5:51 PM by Rasco

China rocks . NUFF SAID . . LOL

Aug 14, 2010 2:16 AM by lafuria_sux

How sad, I'm half Chinese >.<
It looks like they didn't even try to cover it up! Like a low quality remake of 5 Centimeters!

Aug 13, 2010 5:06 PM by Squirrely



...How could they think they would get away with that?

Aug 7, 2010 10:28 PM by Kipcha

I Lol'd looking at those pics and somehow the window one seemed like a poorly edited version only :P

Aug 7, 2010 10:23 PM by Ruie_Lyon

Hoppy said:
For people surprised about China's plagiarism, 70% of academic papers in the Doctorate and PH.D levels are plagiarized with sometimes half the paper being plagiarized.

Uh, no, unless you're specifically talking about China's academic publishing. If so.. that's even more pointless than some of the original papers.

May 22, 2010 1:09 PM by shinkeikaku

For people surprised about China's plagiarism, 70% of academic papers in the Doctorate and PH.D levels are plagiarized with sometimes half the paper being plagiarized.

May 22, 2010 8:02 AM by Hoppy

China the nation who could only copy and plagiarize! Shit they suck badly they should be sued!!


May 22, 2010 2:43 AM by MyAmy

What the hell!? O_o

May 11, 2010 1:21 AM by TanukiBoi

chinese knock-offs everywhere. Lol'd at the DVD cover that was glued up from recognizable characters and common poses/objects you've seen in recent animes. It's pretty much 200% rip of stuff from a few years back. Or do they like to say "true to it's origins" :3

May 11, 2010 12:05 AM by 108s9001

So is China devoid of original thought or some thing? oh wait.... they're communist, that answers that question.

Apr 8, 2010 9:58 PM by Jigero

Oh, wow. They even had the nerve to make extremely similar scenes.

Apr 8, 2010 5:47 PM by sarahfreakazoid

When plagiarizing, be subtle!

Apr 7, 2010 4:01 AM by AlexSadist-sama

CkretAznMan said:
So... What's Window of the Heart about?

Same thing i bet

Apr 7, 2010 2:44 AM by drummy2

what the hell? shame on 'em

Mar 4, 2010 2:34 PM by ShojoSamurai

Sad.

Feb 21, 2010 3:43 AM by Mouhappai

wow, that wasn't close, it was identical! all they did was change the lighting and made the girl's hair longer

Feb 21, 2010 1:41 AM by en_____

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