Cyberpunk: Peach John may be the first manga drawn by AI, but Tokyo Ghoul fans have noticed that it looks a lot like another mangaka’s work.
An article from Anime Senpai recently pointed out the uncanny resemblance between the art style of Peach John and that of Sui Ishida, the author of the popular Tokyo Ghoul series. The similarities are especially evident in the cover art of each manga, each using the same style of portraiture to depict key characters in their respective series. This imitation of Ishida’s technique has rekindled the debate over the validity of AI art and whether its use in the manga industry is an insult to artists like Ishida. , who spent decades creating their own unique style only to have it copied by a computer program.
Cyberpunk: How Peach John Was Made
Rootport, the anonymous author of Peach John, asserted that people should treat AI images as works of art, citing the need for human assistance. Rootport used AI drawing tools like Midjourney and Google Imagen to create the Peach John artwork and even included tutorials for using AI art chapters as part of the manga release. However, despite their support for these tools, Rootport also claims that AI does not threaten the work of cartoonists, a possibility that has made fans and industry experts alike. concerns since the advent of this technology. Given the possibility that Rootport could easily copy the style of a talented artist like Sui Ishida, there may be good reason to be concerned about human mangakas becoming obsolete.
Tokyo Ghoul is Ishida’s first manga and an artist’s breakout success, debuting in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2011. The series follows meek student Ken Kaneki after he survives the gang. inches when encountering a “vampire”, creatures that resemble humans but still survive. by cannibals and hiding among the public. After recovering from his injuries, Kaneki learns that he has received a transplant of the vampire attacker’s organs, transforming him into a human-vampire hybrid and forever changing his peaceful, quiet life his. The series ran for 14 volumes over three years, receiving a sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re, as well as an anime adaptation from Studio Pierrot.
The Tokyo Ghoul manga, as well as its sequel series :re, are available in English from VIZ Media. Cyberpunk: Peach John is published in Japan by Shinchosha, with an English release yet to be confirmed.
Source: Anime Senpai