Just want to clarify a few things....

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  1. Pyremageyun

    Pyremageyun Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Okay before anyone says anything....NO I DID NOT RIP OFF PERSONA 5 RYUJI SAKAMOTO BY NAME AND LOOKS I SWEAR!!

    Here's the whole story behind Ryuji Shikamoto...

    Ryuji was an OC of mine for the Naruto Fandom..however he had the name Ryudo Inuzuka (also the name of my youtube channel.) But sometime after I had discovered the wondrous land of Japan and Japanese dubs with English subs...I kind of fell out of the Naruto fandom because I ended up spoiling everything for myself before it got released in english...(around the same time I stopped watching TV altogether.) And the name Ryu kind of stuck with me where ever I went. I'd always name my main character Ryu before I started playing female protagonists

    When I discovered Utau and Vocaloid around 2014-2015 I wanted to make an Utau so bad and I wanted Ryu to be the name...so Ryuji came to mind...and it wasn't until I went to a friends house to play a game and named my character Ryuji...they asked me why I always chose that name and to be honest I really didn't know. and then they jokingly called me Ryuji Shikamoto cause they thought it sounded badass and it stuck ever since.

    As for his character design I wanted his hair to be short and spikey and his clothing to be similar to Yohioloid's but not exact (I kind of had an obsession with him since his release) and had asked a friend to draw him. When I got the finished line scetch (cause at the time I didn't have the funds to get a full color drawing, nor i didn't have any ideas of what colors to use.) I was completely awe struck and first released him on youtube in 2015. (I did go on a hiatus however because I had found out my voicebank at the time the oto didn't save properly and was kind of embarrased that I released a voicebank with no oto.)

    When persona 5 was released I had named my MC Ryuji Moto (Shikamoto for short due to character limits) and When I met Ryuji Sakamoto I was kind of blown away at the name Similarities that I jokingly said.."Okay...if anyone gets us confused....I'm Shika...you're Saka...got it."

    Now, I was able to release a VCV voicebank, and when I looked at the character design I noticed a few things that really upset me and made me want to rework his design....I had noticed that the friend that drew him just completely traced yohioloids design except for the face and hair.....it made me want to redesign him. ...

    After talking with another user on here and telling them that the told me that they look almost exactly alike and when I put the two characters next to eachother...my mind was blown away.....WIG FLEW OFF INTO NEVERLAND AND EVERYTHING!...so....I guess you're welcome unintentional prediction/comfirmationon on what Ryuji Sakamoto looks like before persona 5 was thought of...........................

    Now If you'll excuse me....I need to go consult another friend on a redesign......

    *walks off into the abyss*
     
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  3. partial

    partial UTAU English advocate Global Mod Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Coincidences happen. Has anyone actually accused you of ripping off the design you're worried about?

    Nothing is original anymore. Everything takes inspiration from something.
    If one UTAU has brown hair and brown eyes, does that mean every other UTAU is copying them? No. It's just coincidence.

    Do all blonde UTAU characters suddenly have to be revised because they're 'like the Kagamines'? No way! That'd be ridiculous.

    UTAU is about having fun. Just relax and have fun with it! No one's accusing you of anything from what I've seen.
     
  4. Pyremageyun

    Pyremageyun Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    No I know nothing's original anymore, it's just my mind was kind of blown away after finding out how very similar the designs were almost exactly similar to Ryuji Sakamoto. And my mind was kind of fried after that when I was typing this. I'm laughing about this whole thing now. XD

    It's just I felt like the friend who drew his design somehow predicted what Sakamoto would kind of look like before Persona 5 was even thought of and I just happened to have a similar name. And a part of me wanted to make this post in case someone in the future decides to pull that stunt.

    I still have intentions on redesignning him a bit.

    I apologize if I made this sound like I was upset about this. Like I said my brain kind of fried after seeing it that XD
     
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