Apology from CloudNovel (High School Otome)
An recent incident occurred with our latest released free online game “High School Otome” visual novel. Someone brought to our attention original images where the CG images we released in our visual novel which were traced from. I have spoken to the artist group who drew the CGs for High School Otome and they have let go of the artist who traced the images that were used in High School Otome’s CGs. Here is the public apology statement from the lead of the artist group:
Words cannot express how sorry I am for the unlawful taking of our new member from Yone Kazuki, Kurahana Chinatsu has created an uncomfortable situation for which I am very sorry. My mistake caused many problems for you and the other supervisors. It was such a careless misstep that never should have happened. I apologize for all of the problems, and I hope to be able to atone for my mistake. One of the most important aspects of our job is to be vigilant and ensure that the art go to the right original. My attention faltered, causing me to do something that turned into a much bigger problem. As soon as I realized the mistake, I talked with our team member to see how I could take action to fix it. I have tried my best to solve the problem. I can promise you that we’ve taken all the necessary measures to ensure that this won’t happen again. It’s important to us that we regain your trust and that you’re able to rely on us as you have in the past. We regret that this ever happened and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.
Sincerely, Quan V. Team Leader
Here is the original pictures that were traced:
CloudNovel was unaware of the actions taken by that artist in their group, so we are trying to be transparent as possible by showing you the CG images. Thank you for reading, we apologize that this has happened.