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- Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:18 am
- Forum: AnimeNation Archive
- Topic: Imitatation is the sincerest form of rip-off
- Replies: 174
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A rip-off would mean stealing key ideas, plot devices, or characters. But an homage is just that; a lean towards another source, acknowledging it for whatever reason. Also keep in mind that the names Rei and Kaoru are very common in anime. I'd say this was a case of theft if the material indicat...