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Nick Simmons Copying Bleach?
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I don't read Bleach, but I found this rather interesting.

Originally posted by NY Times
Nick Simmons, the son of the rock star Gene Simmons and a member of A&E’s “Family Jewels” reality series, sought to make a name for himself in the comic book industry, as the writer/artist of “Incarnate,” from Radical Publishing, a manga-influenced story about a group of immortal creatures. But the attempt seems to have backfired.

On Thursday, the publisher announced plans to halt production on a collected edition of “Incarnate” after internet message boards exploded with accusations that Mr. Simmons had copied layouts, dialogue and character designs from other manga series, including Bleach and Hellsing.

On Monday, Mr. Simmons issued a statement: “Like most artists I am inspired by work I admire. There are certain similarities between some of my work and the work of others. This was simply meant as an homage to artists I respect, and I definitely want to apologize to any Manga fans or fellow Manga artists who feel I went to far. My inspirations reflect the fact that certain fundamental imagery is common to all Manga.”

Judging from the response, manga fans were not buying it. “Note that he doesn’t acknowledge he went beyond ‘homage’ to flat-out copies,” wrote Johanna Draper Carlson, who frequently reviews manga series at “ ‘Certain fundamental imagery’ appears to be code for ‘I couldn’t find a different way to show a guy screaming/girl crying/etc. so I just copied them.” Another Web site,, has side-by-side comparisons and overlays of art from “Incarnate” and “Bleach.”


Urm...yeah. This really explains itself. He's so screwed. That's all there really is to say about it, for me.

I looked at that website you linked, then clicked on "Side by side comparison" thing, and look what I saw:

Originally posted by That thing
To date, they’ve accused Simmons of plagiarizing not only Bleach, but One Piece, Hellsing, Deadman Wonderland, Death Note, Naruto, Lupin the 3rd, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The Sandman, Full Metal Alchemist, Wolf’s Rain, Death Note, YGO, White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade, and even a deviantART artist as well.

I think he WILL get sued. BIG TIME...

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Oh I wish I had seen this sooner.

Heres another link with some more side by side (yeah, some of them are the same, but this one has many more).

You'll notice that not only is the art incredibly similar (traced), but lines of dialogue are taken almost word for word.

Now heres what I want to know... How the HELL did he think he could get away with this? Did he honestly think he could steal from SEVERAL of the most popular serieses(eseseses) out there and people wouldn't notice it? Especially when its that... well, obvious.

Yeah, I hope they take him for everything hes got, and I also hope that when he goes crying to daddy for money, daddy doesn't give him any.

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