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Isayama Hajime officially announced/admitted that he copied Muvl-Luv Alternative for Shingeki no Kyojin.
He definitely did not copy the plot. No Titans in Muv Luv, as far as I know. In Muv Luv Unlimited the world is nearly destroyed by invading Aliens, until whats left of humanity is forced to fight back. Not that this is such an original plot, there are plenty of comics, movies, books, and TV shows where humanity is nearly wiped out by invaders but heroically fight back. And it's not like Shingeki otherwise has that much else in common with MuvLuv. MuvLuv is not particularly violent, not particularly serious, and not particularly deep. Unless the actual art work, themes, meaning, plot, and premise are ignored MuvLuv and Shingeki do not have very much in common. With the lone exception of an invasion putting humanity in dire peril trope that has been used in science fiction/fantasy since the 19th century.
If anyone is wondering MuLuv was not originally a manga. It's a series of adult visual novels that were later adapted into manga. The part in question, MuvLuv Unlimited, was the second part of the original game. The first part of the game was a romance (as with most visual novels) called MuvLuv Extra. MuvLuv Unlimited put the characters from the first part in a sci-fi setting. It was still a moe-fest. Don't go looking for connections to Shingeki. It might have inspired the setting for Shingeki, a world where humanity was on the brink of extinction, past that they have nothing in common. It would be a bit far fetched to believe this would have any impact on Shinegki's popularity.
Last edited by Kaiten; November 07, 2011 at 11:45 PM.
The problem is Isayama (the author of Shingeki), himself, wrote it as he copied. I don't know why he wrote that.
Shaman King's sequel, Shaman King -Flowers-, going to be serialized in Jump Kai on April of 2012. It is going to be about You's son, Hana.
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; November 09, 2011 at 01:35 PM.
Issue 5 of Jump Kai has sold all of copies, so it was decided to be reprinted. It looks like Shaman King's popularity is still strong.
Sorry to hear that but they've been serving us awesome series for we'll over a decade now all of them could use some rest.Quote: