The video game for smartphones and browsers The Idolmaster: Shiny Colors issued a statement within the application announcing that different characters skins will be removed for unspecified reasons. The express statement: "Important: The design of the" Fountain Summer "costume article has been changed. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., some of the Fountain Summer objects that were added to the game will be available. We have received some comments and customer consultations that use our services. We sincerely apologize for any concern or discomfort caused to our customers ».
The statement continued "The following items will be redesigned and the data from the customers who are in possession of these items will also be modified: Fountain Summer (Kogane Tsukioka), Fountain Summer (Mamimi Tanaka), Fountain Summer (Kiriko Yutani), Fountain Summer ( Mei Izumi), Fountain Summer (Madoka Higuchi), Fountain Summer (Nichika Nanakusa) and Fountain Summer (Mikoto Aketa) ».
But what happened? While the statement simply is limited to saying that "they received comments and customer consultations that use their services," some claim that this is derived from plagiarism accusations of designs. A twitter thread made by the user @daishikyou noted that several of the new costumes of the summer event "Fountain Summer" had multiple similarities with real-life clothing models. While plagiarism was not confirmed, it is too much coincidence that the development team eliminates costumes after these indications.
In fact, the Pharfaite clothing brand pronounced itself about these indications, indicating that "they did not receive requests to use their designs," writing: "We have received consultations from several sources, but we have not received any request from the official company to provide Designs, so we are not involved. It is a pity that a company and an illustrator who are usually so strict with rights and plagiarism do something like that. "
General Synopsis of The Idolmaster
765 Production Studio manages the unique talents of 13 professional Idols as they move slowly to the top and become celebrities across the country. But the girl's journey is far from being just fun and games: hard work, sweat and tears are some of the prerequisites necessary to prosper in this industry, and for 765 pro in particular, an eye attentive to its rival , the infamous 961 Production.
However, as the girls' fame grows, his time together as a family decreases, and now the same popularity they were looking for threatening with destroying them. A difficult balance between work and linkage must be achieved, or they are at risk that they all go through separate paths. The personal and professional tests of these idols can not be conquered alone, but with the loving support of others, any obstacle or difficulty can be overcome!
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