Rent-A-Girlfriend author criticized for “supporting” AIs

Rent-A-Girlfriend Author Criticized For “Supporting” Ais Rent A Girlfriend 3 Chizuru Mizuhara 2

Reiji Miyajimathe author of the manga Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), became involved in controversy after sharing an illustration of Chizuru Mizuhara on twitter. What made your post controversial is that the illustration was created with artificial intelligence. You can see the image below.

Miyajima revealed that trained artificial intelligence with own illustrations and that the image shared on social media was the result of this process. While many comments on the illustration were positive, some critics expressed concern due to a movement against the use of artificial intelligence in art.

One of the main concerns is related to the possible lack of ethics in training AI models with works without the consent of the original artist. Some artists argue that this could be considered a form of theft. However, in this specific case, Miyajima’s creation represents an ethical use of artificial intelligence, as the image was trained by his own works.

Another argument raised is that art generated by artificial intelligence lacks the “human footprint” and is therefore considered aesthetically empty. While humans make conscious decisions about how to train AI models, some critics argue that the absence of a human hand in creating art is cause for concern.

Online they reacted like this:

  • Forgive me, we all know you’re an idiot.
  • If he’s doing this with his own illustrations, what’s the problem?
  • First of all, what’s wrong with using AI?
  • It’s no longer about AI being bad, it’s simply about beating everything AI.
  • But this is the only legal use that can be given to it at the moment.
  • But I still think that if you don’t draw until the end it’s difficult to say that it’s your work, right?
  • Anti-AI people are so full of themselves that they don’t listen, so it doesn’t matter what you tell them.
  • They cannot use their own designs. Why do these people invent their own ethics for something that has just been done?
  • This guy really needs attention, doesn’t he?
  • I think it’s a mistake to judge learning itself as bad in the first place.
  • Most anti-AI think that learning is cutting and pasting the original image, so they can’t talk to you

Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) began publication on July 12, 2017 and in the story abandoned by his girlfriend, Kazuya Kinoshita, an emotionally shaken student, tries to appease the void in his heart by using an app to rent a girlfriend. At first, Chizuru Mizuhara seems like the perfect girl with everything he could ask for: great looks and a cute, caring personality.

Seeing contradictory opinions about her profile after the first meeting, and still tormented by the previous relationship, Kazuya believes that Chizuru is just playing with men’s hearts which leaves her with a negative rating. Angered by her client’s disrespect for her, Chizuru reveals her true nature: sassy and temperamental, the complete opposite of Kazuya’s first impression. At that moment, Kazuya receives news of his grandmother’s hospitalization and is forced to take Chizuru with him to the hospital.

Although it’s nothing serious, his grandmother is very happy that Kazuya has finally found a serious girlfriend, which has always been his wish. Unable to tell the truth, Kazuya and Chizuru are forced into a fake relationship – acting as if they were real lovers.

The animation for the anime adaptation is by the studio TMS Entertainment (Lupin III, ReLIFE) which once again has the help of Studio Cometthe direction is Shin’ya Une (direction of Rent-A-Girlfriend episodes), the script is by Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Sweetness & Lightning) and the character design is by Kanna Hirayama (Astra Lost in Space, Goblin Slayer, The Promised Neverland).

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