Japan: arrest a man for selling illegal case of Kimetsu No Yaiba

Japan: arrest a man for selling illegal case of Kimetsu No Yaiba

The Japanese Portal Livedoor News reported the arrest of a 24-year-old man for suspects to try to sell sleeve-based smartphones covers of Kimetsu No Yaiba, without prior authorization by the holders of the trademark rights.

Japan: arrest a man for selling illegal case of Kimetsu No Yaiba

The 24-year-old clerk was arrested for violating the copyright law currently in force on Japanese lands, committing the crime in October 2020. However, other objects were found when their domicile was reviewed, as manufactured and modified figures of the Characters of the Franchise, so the Tokyo Metropolitan Police has started a research folder.

About Kimetsu No Yaiba

Koyoharu Gotouge began the publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump of the publisher Shueisha in February 2016 and ended it in May 2020. The publisher published the twenty-second volume collector on October 2 in Japan. The work recently reached 150 million copies in circulation.

The manga inspired an adaptation to the anime of 26 episodes produced by the Ufotable Studies, under the direction of Haruo Sotozaki and scripts written by the studies, premiered in April 2019. Subsequently, a film entitled Kimetsu not Yaiba: Mugen RESSHA-HEN, It was released in the cinemas of Japan on October 16, and the production of a second season is confirmed for this year.

Source: Livedoor News

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