CCTV Plagiarizes Japanese Cartoon
[Sina] Just when the Chinese original cartoon “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” being praised and awarded, CCTV children’s channel started showing another “original made” cartoon “Window of Sprits” (that’s how I translate the name(“心灵之窗”), but was criticized for plagiarizing! Netizens posted posts with the titles like “Being a man cannot be like CCTV” on forums accusing “Window of Sprits” plagiarized a famous Japanese Cartoon “5 Centimeters per Second”.
Whether the is character model, or the background scenery, they are 90% similar! Netizens sighs in unison “It is hopeless, Chinese Cartoon plagiarizes to this extend…” The maker of this cartoon Lanhai Technology spokesman refuses to be interviewed. CCTV says they know nothing about this at all.
August 22nd, “Window of Sprits” started showing CCTV children’s channel. The Story is heartwarming and interesting and also talks about last year’s Wenchuan earthquake, viewing rating is no less than “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf”. However netizens recently pointed out this cartoon is extremely similar to the famous Japanese cartoon “5 Centimeters per Second”. Pictures from both cartoons were posted for comparison.
See them for yourself, from the panoramic view of the city to character’s posture, hairstyle, clothing and even one of the main character are almost exactly the same between the two films. This cartoon is supposed to teach children about morality, “but the maker of the cartoon did not even have the basic ethical values, how do you teach kids to be honest?”
Pictures from Cantonese Comic Community
This is not the first time CCTV was accused of plagiarizing Japanese cartoon. July of this year Netizens already exposed “China made” cartoon “Big Mouth Dudu” (大嘴巴嘟嘟) being a copy of famous Japanese Cartoon “Crayon Shin-chan”
Experts say reason for plagiarizing is to cut cost. If the plot is different, but characters and backgrounds are changed and modified then it is not plagiarizing. With over all similarity over 70% is definitely plagiarizing.
What do you think just base on the pictures posted above?