Fans of the Slayers light novel series suspect the artist used AI to create the main character’s illustrations.
Written by Hajime Kanzaka, Slayers was first serialized in Dragon magazine in 1989 and featured artwork by the same illustrator throughout its run. As detailed on Anime Senpai, the fan base started accusing artist Rui Araizumi of using AI when they released new artwork of Lina Inverse, a character widely regarded as one of the best in anime . Many viewers found the art to lack Araizumi’s unique style, which prompted dozens of fans to post accusing notices on the artist’s Twitter page. It is known that one person also fed the image to the AI image detector. According to the resulting screenshot, this artwork has a 99% chance of originating from an AI generator.
Using AI in the Manga Industry
AI is becoming an increasingly prominent presence in the anime world. Earlier this year, Shinchosha published Cyberpunk: Peach John, the first manga series to feature artwork created entirely by AI. Netflix has also produced an animated short called The Dog and the Boy, which uses AI to generate a significant proportion of the animation. Additionally, Weekly Shōnen Jump and Jump+ editors recently developed an AI tool called ComicCoPilot that is designed to help streamline the creative process by allowing artists to generate ideas, trim paragraphs, and more. dialogue box and provide feedback from virtual readers.
While many companies are embracing the use of AI, artists and fans alike are opposing it for a variety of reasons. While the Slayer fan community is mourning the loss of the series’ iconic art style, many Japanese creators worry that AI will infringe on their rights as artists. . These concerns stem from the fact that AI art is often highly derivative from existing properties. Cyberpunk: Peach John is an example, as fans of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul accuse Peach John of copying Ishida’s signature art style. AI tools like MIMIC allow users to copy the style of existing works without the artist’s permission or knowledge. In response, a coalition of Japanese artists is now demanding protection legislation to protect their work from AI theft.
Introduction to Assassins Classic Manga/Anime
Written in the form of a comedic fantasy film, Slayers revolves around a teenage witch named Lina Inverse who travels the world with her companions, battling evil in her pursuit of riches. yes and glory. The series’ popularity has inspired spin-off novels, comic books, and video games. The novels have also been adapted into a successful anime franchise, which includes several films and OVAs in addition to the 104-episode series. Including sales of spin-off novels, the Slayers series currently has over 20 million copies in circulation worldwide (as of 2018.)
The Slayers light novel series is available in English from Right Stuf Anime.
Source: Twitter, via Anime Senpai