Games smartphone made Tennine, Gwisal-ui Geom (The Ear-Slaying Sword), closed 5 days after release. The reason? The game is accused of plagiarism Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Accused of Plagiarizing Kimetsu no Yaiba
Reported from ANN, Gwisal-ui Geom (The Ear-Slaying Sword) accused of plagiarism in Japan and Korea. This game has very similar elements to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, manga by Koyoharu Gotouge.
These elements include the character designs of protagonist this game which bears resemblance to the character Tanjiro from Kimetsu no Yaiba as well as his younger sister, Mezuko. Backstory protagonist This game is also similar to Tanjiro, where their family was killed by demon and then embark on an adventure to defeat demon.
Before closing, Tenine developers already blocked for in-game purchases or microtransaction.
Don’t Admit Plagiarizing
Despite announcing the closure of the service Gwisal-ui Geom (The Ear-Slaying Sword), this game is said to be closed due to various problems and does not directly admit plagiarism. Para staff also apologize for their immaturity and for the inconvenience caused.
Previously, Tennine does not acknowledge this plagiarism accusation. Tennine said on the news site GameMeca that people just think Gwisal-ui Geom (The Ear-Slaying Sword) and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba similar due to the Japanese-style costume design and the premise of the story to fight demon.
GameMeca also reported that cafe customers official this game was expelled from the place for discussing this accusation of plagiarism. In addition, it was also reported that some gameplay of this game is also similar to the game smartphone Another Korean named Sword Master Story.
What do you think? Are these game elements really similar or is it just a coincidence?
About Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. This manga tells about Tanjiro Kamado who lost his family because he was killed by demon.
Tanjiro then went to be demon slayer to avenge his family and return his sister, Mezuko, who also turned into demon. The manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2021.
This manga has been adapted into Anime by Ufotable and airing from April 6 to September 28, 2021. A sequel to the anime has been announced to premiere in October 2021.