GoHands, which is behind K and Handshakers, is adapting CLAMP’s Tokyo Babylon manga into a brand new TV anime. Unfortunately, it seems that the anime’s staff have did a bit of thing called plagiarism. Because of this scandal, they set up a production committee, which has now found even more cases of plagiarism in the upcoming anime. Because of this, the production committee has decided to completely canceled the anime.
It would seem that the investigation found more instances of plagiarism, and not just the two previous examples. As for the production committee, the announcement stated that they have lost faith in the production following the investigation’s findings.
But worry not CLAMP fans, because the committee aims to start anew with a completely new production. They promise to work more with CLAMP and would try to produce the new anime as quickly as possible.
K’s Shingo Suzuki and Susumu Kudo were supposed to co-direct the anime over at GoHands. It was supposed to premiere in April 2021, but delayed its release following the plagiarism scandal. As for the manga, it ran in South and Monthly Wings magazines from 1990 to 1993. Dark Horse Comics released it in English, and here is how they describe its story:
It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji – Japan’s legendary occultists – can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
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