Jujutsu Kaisen episode director responds to “copying” accusations

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode Director Responds To “Copying” Accusations Jujutsu.kaisen.s02E22. Acreenshot Scaled E1703355649331

Yesterday we reported on a video that ended up going viral with comparisons between the anime series adaptation of the manga Jujutsu Kaisen in Gege Akutami and other animes. At issue was the accusation that Jujutsu Kaisen “copied” a variety of scenes and animation styles from different anime franchises such as “One Piece”, “Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan”, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, ”One Punch Man“, “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and many others.

Lively discussions arose online about the difference between “copy” It is “honor” It is Itsuki Tsuchigamidirector of episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen has now come to respond to accusations of copying. Tsuchigami stated:

The director responsible for the storyboard is fully aware of this type of “parodic” cuts. The rest simply turned out to be inevitably similar or unconsciously similar. I must admit that I didn’t expect the similarity to “Mob Psycho 100”, but when it comes to situations where a strong person avoids attacks with ease and lightness, I think it will always look the same no matter who does it.

According to the director, there are so many previously produced anime that it is impossible not to repeat fight choreographies and “unconsciously” one animator ends up repeating the work of another. This is known as a “reference” in the art world, so animators have a point of reference for their next creations. There are even those who claim that artistic creation is completely referential and reinterpretative, both in terms of themes addressed and artistic styles.

It is true that over time only a few animators have made transcendent contributions to the world of anime (making their name known throughout the world), with new styles or ways of conceiving animation. In conclusion, the director states that what happened in the second season of “Jujutsu Kaisen” was inevitable and that it will certainly continue to happen in the future with other productions.

In the comments, they reacted like this:

  • Well, yes, I understand the director’s words, but don’t you think there are too many coincidences?
  • I don’t know, I understand that with Neon Genesis Evangelion and Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, but isn’t copying the live-actions too bad?
  • Do all Jujutsu Kaisen fanatics deny reality like this guy? There are many iconic scenes from other animes that were copied for this second season, this is more than a tribute, it is being shameless.
  • Is this guy defending his fellow animators or is he defending himself?
  • If the second season was already showing signs of being a production disaster, start hiring teams abroad!”
  • Isn’t it a declaration of defeat for an artist to say that “things will continue like this in the future”? It’s like saying that there is no longer any originality in anime.
  • No matter how you look at it, copying is copying. “This director is just trying to defend the indefensible.”
  • I feel like this guy saw the video and felt personally attacked because there are scenes from some episodes he directed, otherwise he would have stayed silent.
  • So they are doing practically the same thing as the AIs they criticize so much, right?

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