Kakegurui Writer Publicly Apologizes For Writing Canceled Isekai Revenge Manga
Writer Homura Kawamoto took to Twitter to make a public apology for latest Isekai Revenge manga series after it was canceled following its first chapter being released. Hit the jump for the full details!
After only having one chapter of the manga series titled Isekai Tenseisha Goroshi -Cheat Slayer- ("Killing the People Reincarnated into the Other World -Cheat Slayer-") released the series was canceled. The writer for the series, Homura Kawamoto took to Twitter to make a public apology which is translated below:
I deeply apologize for all the pain, concerns, and fuss I have caused to everyone related to this incident. I created a work that was lacking in due consideration, and I am ashamed to have caused an incident like this. Going forward, my shame about my actions will encourage me to create better works. I am deeply sorry.
It was announced earlier this week on Monday that the manga titled Isekai Tenseisha Goroshi -Cheat Slayer- ("Killing the People Reincarnated into the Other World -Cheat Slayer-") written by Kawamoto with art by Aki Yamaguchi, had been canceled after one chapter.
The magazine's readers reached out to the editors of Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine and pointed out very obvious similarities between the villains in the manga compared to particular characters in other works. In response, the editorial department inspected the manga again and determined that there would be problems with depicting characters with such similar likenesses as villainous or evil, which can possibly be viewed as intentionally denigrating particular works. The department apologized to creators of such works and others involved, and stated that it will pay more attention to prevent similar issues in the future.
A few authors of popular manga series replied to the writers tweets as translated below:
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation author Rifujin na Magonote tweeted the following.
"Making the so-called isekai cheat protagonists the villains and making them do vile things" ←Not a problem "Making characters appear who are recognizably borrowed from characters from other works" ←I'm not going to say it's not a problem, but it's not a huge problem "Making characters appear who are recognizably borrowed from characters from other works, and then turning them into villains and making them do vile things" ←This is crossing the line
Fuse, author of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime responded to Kawamoto's apology. A portion of his message is translated as:
"I have received an apology from the Dragon Age editorial department. For an author, the character's image is important, so I request that if you do a parody, you do not overdo it."
The manga series that was canceled Isekai Tenseisha Goroshi -Cheat Slayer- ("Killing the People Reincarnated into the Other World -Cheat Slayer-") was teased in May as a revenge story "coated in hate and desire," centering on a someone who slaughters all who reincarnate from another world. The official introduction was described as a protagonist who casts judgment on the people who reincarnated into another world and indulge in cheat skills. It follows a villager named Lute who respects and wants to join the guild "Rebels Against God," which is comprised of people who reincarnated into the world and who fight against the Demon Lord's army. The story begins when one of the people Lute admires, Louis Crawford, appears.
In the manga series, many members of the guild feature notable physical similarities to characters from popular isekai series, such as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime's Rimuru, Sword Art Online's Kirito, Overlord's Ainz, KONOSUBA's Aqua, and My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! 's Catarina. Which was the main reason of what caused this controversy and resulted with the manga series being canceled.
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