07th Expansion, a doujin circle known for “Higurashi When They Cry,” has released a statement on Twitter for doujinshi and fan activities.
Ryukishi07, the representative, has announced that he has given permission on official Twitter for the production and sale of goods based on the copyrighted works of the circle, planning such as a pilgrimage to sacred places, and solicitation of money transfer and donations. Declared not to allow.
He warned that legal action could be taken in trouble with unauthorized items.
Ryukishi07 “Derivative work is not done with permission.”
In a statement, Ryukishi07 is appealing to the people concerned to recognize that the 07th Expansion does not permit anything not mentioned on official Twitter or the official website.
In addition, his stance on derivative culture is “Doujinshi activities, and fun activities are not basically done with permission. Therefore, although we do not give permission for these, we take the form of acknowledging.”
However, it also mentions multiple reports that activities are being carried out by deceiving the relationship with Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion while taking the body of fan activities.
Also mentioned in the statement are not a few projects involving money collection and long-term restraints, including accommodation.
In fact, there have been reports of cases of conflicts with such things, and Ryukishi07 said, “Since it is related to your own safety, please consider carefully and make your own judgment at your own risk. Thank you. “
Media mix representing the 0’s “Higurashi When They Cry.”
“Higurashi When They Cry” is a horror suspense that depicts the incident in 1983 in the fictional village of Hinamizawa.
In 2002, the project started as an excellent novel-style doujin game. After that, it was made into a TV animation as commercial work, ported to novelists and consumer machines, and is counted as one of the usual media mix works of the 0’s.
In October 2020, the TV anime “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sangyo” was broadcast for the first time in seven years. In July 2021, its sequel “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Graduation” was published and became a hot topic.
This is Ryukishi07.
Thanks to you, I had you animate Higurashi when they graduated last year, and since then, I have received many opinions and inquiries. Still, since I received some queries that I am interested in, I officially announced the following Let me do it.
We do not permit the production and sale of goods based on our work, planning based on our work (pilgrimage to sacred places, etc.), collection of money, solicitation of donations, etc., other than those permitted by us.
We have announced on Twitter etc., what we have licensed. We would appreciate it if you could consider them as approved.
On the contrary, for things that we do not allow, even if trouble should occur, we just do not know.
Please be aware that we may take legal action.
wsx2We would like to ask all concerned parties to check our official Twitter and website and recognize that anything not mentioned is not our permission.
For commercial development not announced on Twitter, please contact Eel Flag Co., Ltd., who is in charge of the management of the 07th Expansion.
Doujinshi activities and fan activities are basically not done with permission. Therefore, although we do not give permission for these, we take the form of acknowledging them.
However, we have received multiple reports that we may be doing business by deceiving our connection while taking the body of fan activities.
Even if you are a fan, we ask that you take full responsibility for your fan activities and make a sound judgment before deciding to participate.
In particular, regarding the collection of not a small amount of money or planning that involves long-term restraint (movement, travel, accommodation), it is related to your own safety, so please consider carefully and make your own judgment at your own risk. Thank you for your cooperation.