I was SO damn happy to have finally gotten Kazuaki’s artbook in my mail yesterday morning. I was too busy to make a post about it right away and I planned to do that just now.
When I clicked on Kazuaki’s lovely site on my bookmark, it prompt me to a wall of text with fully white background, no illustrations whatsoever. At first I thought I got the wrong site too, but reading further, dread started to sip in. I cannot believe this is happening!!
To summarise, some of Kazuaki’s work infringed copyrighted materials (apparently it’s for reference) and I don’t know whether she (he?) is being sued for it yet. She goes on saying that the publisher/manufacturer has nothing to do with it and she’s very sorry about the matter.
I seriously hope sensei will be all right after this. It’ll be hard to her to find more work with such a stain in her resume. Sensei, I sincerely hope for all the best for you and you have my constant, undying support!
Wow, like… wow! Seems like someone’s trying to destroy Kazuaki’s career or something. If you click on the link down below, they’re currently hunting down all the photographs Kazuaki has referenced from for almost all her works. These people have such deep grudge…
Funny thing is, I’ve never seen some of the illustrations in there before. B’s-Log has officially stated that they’re canceling the publication of Kaiyorihito/Kaiyorishiki. It’s not like they’ve been publishing any single chapter since ages ago anyway. No harm done. Unless of course, you’re trying to get another copy of volume one and two… They’ve pulled back and stopped reprinting of those volumes too.
I wonder what’s going to happen to the next installation of Starry Sky (next spring?) that winty has been looking forward to. Are they going to stop publishing the game too?
I don’t know about anyone else, but, I’d still continue to support Kazuaki because she’s just so awesome! Hopefully, I seriously hope she’ll be back on her feet in no time. ;__; I still want to get those novels I’ve mentioned below!