So I heard Sunrise/ Lantis don’t want fanart…


…or screencaps anymore.

I didn’t know about any of this until I saw the aftermath first, that Sunrise & Lantis demand all fanart and screencaps of their properties to be removed from the interwebs. Needless to say, the fire’s already spreading.


This is quite a common tactic by many companies who want to protect their IP, but the freak out in the anime blogosphere is interesting. I’m sure this will cool down in a week, if not by the weekend; just another wave of the anime industry trying hard the wrong way to protect themselves.


Whatever, saying that something can’t be published on the interwebs is just waiting for people to have the lulz.

I mean seriously Lantis/ Sunrise, how can you deny the public these things!


And I dug up something on True Tears especially for Lantis πŸ™‚


Shit, I don’t even watch Gundam and I managed to find some interesting stuff on it.


Many companies try toΒ  bring down their rules online, but fail to realise that the Wild West of the Web is run by the people. It is the final place in this world where no one company or government can rule over. No matter how hard they try, Anonymous the people will always take over and run things their way.

Understand this phenomenon and try to capitalise on it like Twitter/ Facebook/ Google etc. instead of forcing your draconian ways onto your own fucking fans!


PS: Kurokami reviews with maximum screencaps will be posted soon.



4 Responses to “So I heard Sunrise/ Lantis don’t want fanart…”

  1. January 30, 2009 at 1:58 am

    One can only hope it blows over as people getting so worked over this while funny for the moment has the potential to become annoying in the future. The anime industry has always been like this with their products, but they are toothless in the long run when it comes to the internet, fanart and the like. I mean that particular policy of Sunrise’s has been on their website for years now and it still hasn’t done anything to stop the fans from exercising their right to create all sorts of doujin and use all the images they want to express themselves. Not that they’ve really tried to put it into effect though as it’s simply impossible as you’ve mentioned.

    Anyway, Lantis was actually the one that sent out those letters and Sunrise has nothing to do with it. That policy just got quoted on the site Sankaku linked and he decided to mention it in his article about the Lantis thing, or perhaps misunderstood the nature of it in thinking it was a joint Lantis/Sunrise effort. One of the Japanese commenters even asked if it was Sunrise that Yamakan was talking about and the reply was that it was actually Lantis.

    Anyway, waiting for this to blow over and for people to get back to work in posting screencaps of Gundam, Geass, Munto, Haruhi whatever.

    • 2 th
      January 30, 2009 at 2:16 am

      Imagine if the source had linked Lantis to Kyoto Animation instead of just Sunrise; oh the shit storm would’ve been epic!

      Times like these when I really wish I knew Japanese and be able to verify such claims for myself.

  2. January 30, 2009 at 4:35 am

    I approve of your continuing to post stuff to challenge this draconian law that no one can enforce~.

  3. January 30, 2009 at 7:49 am

    #th: Technically it already did link Lantis to Kyoani though since one of the listed products Sora O Miageru Shoujo (or Munto) is a Kyoani produced series. It’s just somehow the real culprit in this mess in Lantis has been replaced by Sunrise almost entirely as far as blog commentary goes. I guess Sunrise is a more famous name so people decided to draw on that, but it only adds to the confusion since as has been mentioned that can’t and have done nothing to enforce their copyright policy.

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