Enterbrain and the editors of Comic B's Log magazine announced in the official website that Kazuaki
, the character designer of the upcoming anime Starry☆Sky
, has used copyrighted photographs in the manga kaiyorihito/kaiyorishiki
without acquiring required authorization. The photos are provided in pay websites and their uses are charged. The publisher decide to cease printing of the manga.
(Cover of her manga volume 1 and the plagiarized photographs)
(Back cover of the manga volume 1 and the plagiarized photograph)
Kasuaki released an apology statement and closed her personal website. Honeybee, the game maker of Starry☆Sky, has suspened the website service. They are currently investigating which illustrations of Kazuaki infringe copyrights.
Sources: Kazuaki's website
, B's Log official website
, Honeybee official webiste
Changed the title. Plagiarism is a bit harsh to describe the situation.
Story by shinkeikaku