Anti-Japan drama ironically borrows music from Japanese anime

Anti-Japan drama ironically borrows music from Japanese anime

It’s not too uncommon to hear similar pieces of music in entertainment; accusations of plagiarism seem to pop up every few months. This latest controversy, though, carries with it a heaping helping of irony.

Fans online have noticed a peculiar coincidence in the background music used in episode 33 of the Chinese anti-Japan war drama Blue Wolf… and Yasuharu Takanashi ‘s “Man of the World” theme used in certain episodes of Naruto Shippūden .

Here are the two pieces of music, with the Blue Wolf theme first:

Users on Sina Weibo were quick to point out the irony of an anti-Japan drama about the Sino-Japanese war borrowing motifs from a Japanese series.

What do you think? Are the two similar, or is it just a tonal coincidence?

Source: South China Morning Post

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Anti-Japan drama ironically borrows music from Japanese anime