Sour “Hibi No Neiro” MV has been ripped off all over the world

hello out there in the world. This music video for Japanese band Sour’s “Hibi No Neiro” we made back in June has been seen all over the world via youtube and then blogs, film festivals etc, and got a lot of exposure which is really great.

but the bad part is seen quite few rip-offs from all over the world: one cellphone commercial from Israel, one music video from France, snack commercial from Philippine as far as we know.

Please see them for yourself and compare. We want those heartless people to feel ashamed. We don’t really know what to do since they are all in different country hens apply different laws, and getting lawyers seems like lot of money. but We need them to feel ashamed and do something about it.

Here is the original video

Sour Hibi No Neiro

Sour Hibi No Neiro

sour hibi no neiro

sour hibi no neiro

Here is Israeli cell phone commercial

Israeli cellphone commercial

Israeli cellphone commercial

Here is French music video for Hakimakli Feat. Jamie Shepherd – One Love
one love

Here is Phillippine snack commercial

Philippine snack commercial

Philippine snack commercial

This is not right.

24 comments

  • Come on, this is way too unoriginal to bitch about.

    The original concept is cool, but the others aren’t in violation of anything. You should feel honored to be “ripped off” (using the term veeery liberally) and move on.

  • This has been on here before. Same band right? I remember seeing a commercial I loved in the late eighties/early nineties. I don’t remember what they were selling but they were constantly overlaying pictures of body parts to make up a new body and face. Maybe you ripped that off?

  • Boy golly, that’s never been done before!

  • Technically, you started it by ripping off the originator of split screen, but of course that goes back to the invention of cinema, so you don’t have much of a case.

  • The children are right to laugh at you Ralph.

    Also, try to make your images larger next time you post. I like scrolling for a few minutes to see an entire picture.

  • I can’t even remember how I stumbled across this blog originally, but I am continuously amazed with the things you find. Always a fun read.

  • Your not-very-high-concept film idea was used by others. That’s too bad. Make your next project harder for others to mimic, I guess.

  • so whos the original and whos the ripper.

  • little confused here.
    I think everyone’s done this oh-so-original effect before…

  • I think you ripped off my friend because he did the split screen thing with face with his girlfriend about two years ago on their blog!

  • I don’t understand how people think they are so unique that the whole world is ripping THEM off?

  • SouthBound Pachyderm

    I believe a Mike + The Mechanics or at least one of the member’s solo efforts had a video that was like this but much much better, and that was the mid-late 80′s

  • SouthBound Pachyderm

    Actually, it was Godley and Creme in 1985 with their song ‘Cry’ which is actually nothing like the above. Still, it’s an olde worlde concept!

  • If it was “ripped off all over the world,” then chances are the idea wasn’t too original to begin with.

    That, indeed, seems to be the case here.

  • After seeing the original Sour “Hibi No Neiro” video a month ago and then just today finding this blog post I think it’s pretty clear the band’s video has been ripped off. While the effect of butting up multiple screens is not a new effect, the structure, technique, and style of the “Hibi No Neiro” video are still clearly being cannibalized in varying degrees to market these products. And this is not some fluke accident that these ads are also using these structures, yes people have used the split screen technique before, but the companies are clearly reacting to a very recent internet meme. It’s not a homage, or reference, it’s a rip-off. However if I were the band I wouldn’t fume to hard, it’s not clear that these rip-offs damage the original… it is unfair to not be credited but hopefully it will just add to your public presence. Hopefully.

  • spanish telefonica also copied this shit

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  • try the 1967 debut album SPIRIT by SPIRIT. jeez almighty!!!!

  • Norway ripped it off as well. with a new cookie called “dots”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ohQXqyleAI

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  • But isn’t this a very common concept? I see this everywhere! Prints, videos, even ones from the 1980′s

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