I’m pretty sure I would consider knowledge of an other-dimension success story more of a pressure-hindrance sorta thing than encouragement.
Well, they say that imitation is the fondest form of flattery.. so a manga artist called “Iron Shin.” is making his own thing called Sidekicks.
It is pretty much a rip off of your work.. and not as well drawn or written.
I <3 Sidekick Girl.
I can see where the similarities come in, but I would not classify it a rip-off directly. It isn’t really a rip-off simply by virtue of being such a ludicrous mish-mash of gaming system tropes and really bad anime cliches. Similar concept though – officially a Korean knock-off Sidekick Girl.
It is true, when a comic relies heavily (and purposefully) on overdone tropes, other materials can look quite similar. I haven’t read it but I’m not too worried about it.
Unless somewhere in there a character revealed to be a vigilante shrowded in black shadows and blue light. Then I’ll be worried of some sort of mind-reading device placed under our beds. I guess I’d have to read it to find that out though.
From my brief glance at the other comic, I tend to agree. I think it’s more that the comic is based on the same genre and the similarities just flow from there. It’s also possible that the author read SG and was inspired by it, but I didn’t see anything that I would term plagiarism.
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