View Full Version : Chinese Plagiarized Japanese Animated Serial Drama? (As Title)

09 September 2009, 03:41 PM
From: order to protect Chinese animated series, the State Administration of Radio, Films and Television issued regulations in September 2006 that all television stations must show only China-made animated series and not foreign import between the hours of 17:00 to 20:00 each day. In 2008, the time period was extended to 21:00. As a result, there are now more animated series being produced in China than in Japan.

But could quality suffer when the industry is not prepared to produce so many programs yet?

Recently, a popular Internet post points bout that the made-in-China <The Window to the Heart> now being shown on CCTV Children Channel may be plagiarizing from the made-in-Japan <5 millimeters per second>. As evidence, the following screen captures were shown:

(for reference, please have a look at the original website at top.)

The scenes are virtually identical, except for minor changes such as moving an object before a person, or having a few clouds left, or moving the position of pedestrians in the street, or inverting the scenery, or having fewer furniture pieces, or changing the color of the shoes.

According to information, <The Window to the Heart> consists of 52 chapters, each about 8-1/2 minutes long. Through animation, it presents an intricate story that contained true emotions and deep philosophy that embodied the excellent Chinese culture. It reflected the wonderful morality and aspiring life values such that the broad masses of people (and especially younger people) can learn about life, purification and aesthetics. As such, it is the "chicken soup from the heart" for the maturation of young people.

Now netizens are wondering that given that the plagiarism is so blatantly obvious, might there be the wrong kind of moral and ethical lesson being given out here?

09 September 2009, 05:04 PM
Discussing point: I think it is not just about the "Plagiarism" because it is quite common in China.. It is about the Chinese government using policies and regulations, to "protect" their own animation industry and the result consequences.. that leads:

Animation production leads towards to quantity more than quality, in order to meet the chinese government's demands (not the viewers demands).. so that leads to plagiarism..

Chinese audiences were unable to see good animation from other countries through the public brocasting. Their taste level didn't improve, so do the animators.