Baruto no gakuen

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow
Mon Sep 4 20:34:16 EDT 2006

The news services report that the producers of the film Baruto no 
gakuen, about German POWs who formed an orchestra in Japan during WWI, 
as well as the publisher of the novelization of the film, have reached 
an agreement with novelist Nakamura Akihiko, who charged that the film 
and the novelization contained many similarities with his novel, 
Futatsu no sanga. In the agreement, the producers and publishers have 
agreed to credit Nakamura's novel in the DVD and future book versions, 
while Nakamura agreed not to ask for monetary compensation.

As the "contents" industry heats up, I wonder if we'll see more of 
these cases.

Aaron Gerow
KineJapan owner

Assistant Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University

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