A woman allegedly earned $57,000 from an unofficial Demon Slayer Cake

A woman allegedly earned $57,000 from an unofficial Demon Slayer Cake


Close-up of Demon Slayer characters in casual cake decoration.

Informal or not, looks good.
screenshot: TBS News

A 34-year-old citizen from Shibuya, Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of violating Japanese copyright law after being sold without a license. Demon Slayer cake.

according to kyodo newsThe ladies sold cakes via Instagram, with customers sending their desired photos to turn them into cream, cream and sugar. The suspect is said to have paid between 13,000 yen ($114) and 15,000 yen ($132) per cake. Since July 2019, it is believed to have generated sales of over 6,500,000 yen. That’s over $57,000!

that it Lots of cake too.

The Metropolitan Police Department has released photos of the criminal cake in question, which can be seen in the above TBS News section.

Demon Slayer It is one of the most popular manga and anime of all time. Due to its immense popularity, it has been slapped all over a host of products in Japan—Even causing higher sales of some goods. for example, You turned things around For a Japanese packaged coffee company.

Because of the sales force Demon Slayer , the copyright holders have been particularly strict and sensitive. in july, Kotaku mentioned who – which Demon Slayer Inspirational merchandise led to the arrests. The merchandise is not explicitly mentioned Demon Slayer Or characterize the characters, but make reference to the famous franchise by reproducing its now iconic green and black checkered pattern.

This last case is more obvious. Cakes feature instantly recognizable characters Demon Slayer Logo. This is why when the production company saw The Demon Slayer Cakes on Instagram in February 2021, I contacted the authorities. What is more, ANN It says that a Japanese bakery named Preroll Workshop He already has an official license to make and sell Demon Slayer Donuts, priced between 4,860 yen ($43) and 5,940 yen ($52). Any potential copyright infringement will also affect an existing business transaction.

“I thought if I did [the cakes] With famous anime characters, I can sell them, ‘Cake suspect He was quoted as saying, admitting that it violated copyright law. “I knew it was a crime.”

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