Hi people (・⌒+)
I always receive lots of questions about the so called "intellectual property" of Funeral of Hearts, so I decided to write this short FAQ for everyone.
Q - Can I write or draw a story about pokemon gijinka?A - Gijinka (擬人化) is the japanese for "personification", so a pokemon gijinka is a "pokemon personification" or "humanized pokemon". I didn't create the universal concept for "personification", so no need to ask permission from me. Go ahead ^ ^
Q - Can I write or draw a story about Sorrows?A - "Sorrows" is a concept born within my doujinshi Funeral of Hearts. Sorrows look like Pokemon gijinka and bite other humans or pokemon to transform them in Sorrows. Also they have a specific growth process. If you use this idea in your story, you're writing a fanfiction/drawing a doujinshi of Funeral of Hearts. Please, state where you take the inspiration when you publish it ^ ^
Q - Can I write or draw about a Typhlosion gijinka (or other gikinka which appears in Funeral of Hearts)?A - As I said before, "gijinka" are not my property, I'll never think you copied my comic. But if you use my characters, es. a Typhlosion who's called Ocean and acts like him, please remember to state that your work is fanmade.
Q - I created some gijinka. I didn't copy them from yours but outifts are similar...A - Sometimes it's not easy to create different outfits. I took inspiration from mainstream costume concepts sometimes too (es. my Luxray wears headphone). So, as long as you don't copy my characters intentionally, don't worry ^ ^
That's all. If you need more FAQ about Funeral of Hearts, please check here [link]
Thank you for you time ^ ^