Where does the border lie between referencing and theft? The team behind providing the enchanting cut scenes and character trailers for Honkai Star Rail seems to struggle with this. They have recently faced criticism for plagiarism when showcasing the reintroduced unit, Griseo, in version 7.1.
The comparisons sparked discussion on Reddit and divided the gacha community. Many Honkai fans argue that referencing media is common and not a big deal. However, others point out that Honkai’s decision to delete the content only raises suspicions of theft, and Honkai needs to address this issue.
Honkai Star Rail-ed With Plagiarism Claims
This whole situation revolves around the introduction of Griseo in version 7.1. This character seems to heavily rely on recycled animations and camera tricks from other anime-inspired media. The preview character includes elements from anime such as Frieren at the Funeral OP MV, Moushoku Tensei S2, and Black Clover.
You can watch the full introductory video for Griseo 7.1 below. You can also refer to the previously shared Reddit thread for side-by-side comparisons.
Can I Steal A Bit More Of Your Time?
Honkai has referenced media in the past, but the immediate backlash following this instance suggests that they have pushed the boundaries too far this time. It is likely that MiHoYo, the creators of Honkai, will face consequences for this plagiarism attempt and will be more cautious in the future. However, I doubt this will completely discourage them from referencing media.
If you can overlook the plagiarism troubles of Honkai Star Rail, you should consider checking out Honkai on the Play Store. Overall, this gacha game offers stunning visuals and rich lore. Don’t miss out on more news! Action RPG- “Phantom Blade: Executioners” Arrives with a Bang!
Source: Droid Gamers