Sasaki and Miyano fans are arguing about strict creator guidelines for fan edits.
Sho Harusono, the author of the popular BL series, recently posted a set of detailed instructions for fans who want to produce edited or colored versions of their manga. These include rules against “arbitrary” translation of passages, “copying comics or images without permission,” “changing” content, and making “arbitrary comparisons” among others. other rules. Twitter user @athyukis shared these guidelines on their page while protesting these restrictions, and many viewers sympathized with their frustration.
Fans were divided in their reaction to Mangaka’s rules
Some viewers interpreted the restrictions as a sign of the author’s resentment towards the fan base. For example, a user named @intusasaki, commented that “she hates us.” sofya (or @watnight) specifically emphasized the anti-translation rule, writing that it was “crazy”. Another user by the name of taty (or @rxxluvz) pointed out that it is odd to ban reposting of manga and anime images on social media, since this is how many viewers learn about certain series.
While some were scratching their heads at Harusono’s limitations, other viewers expressed sympathy for the author, asserting that the artist was just protecting their work from theft and abuse. use. @Aki_mezzosuki argues that “it’s basic etiquette…I don’t want 100 ppl to color my work or even make it different, especially if I’m monetizing it.” Another user named @SaiyanThots pointed out that these guidelines are not unusual for Japanese artists, as Japan is much stricter about copyright laws than many other countries. @YourNerdWonder defends the rules, including the one against translation, arguing that some translators may misrepresent a work by “altering” the story to fit their ideals.
Sho Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano debuted online via the Pixiv Comic website in 2016. The story revolves around a high school boy named Yoshikazu Miyano, who spends most of his days reading BL manga while wondering about his looks. beyond her femininity. When he meets Shumei Sasaki, a senior who is considered a criminal by many in the school, his life changes forever. Gradually, Miyano began to put aside her personal insecurities and pursue a deeper relationship with Sasaki. Studio DEEN adapted the manga into an anime series that aired from January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022. The first season of the anime ended as a movie titled Sasaki and Miyano: Graduation. Directed by Shinji Ishihira, the film premiered in Japan in February this year.
Sasaki and Miyano are available in-stream on Crunchyroll. The comic is available in English from Yen Press.