Leiji Matsumoto loses lawsuit

I just found this via the Anime News Network.

Leiji Matsumoto, creator of Galaxy Express 999 and Captain Harlock, among others was fined the equivalent of $24,000 for defaming singer Noriyuki Makihara by saying a song of his lifted lines from one of Matsumoto’s popular Galaxy Express manga.

The court found that the lyrics were not similar enough to be copied.

In my opinion, the lyrics are pretty similar. It would not be hard to come up with the “new” lyrics with the original Galaxy Express lines. Of course, what really happened, we may not know.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: