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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 10 days ago

New girl group Cherry Bullet accused of copying NCT 127's concept for 'Cherry Bomb'

Netizens are accusing Cherry Bullet of copying NCT 127.

Cherry Bullet is a new girl group by FNC Entertainment. Later this month, the 10-member girl group will be making their debut with 'Let's Play Cherry Bullet.' The rookies have chosen a game theme for their debut and various teasers have been released over the past few days. 

After seeing Cherry Bullet's sets of teasers, netizens have pointed out that they seem to resemble NCT 127's concept for "Cherry Bomb." 

It's claimed they used similar props. 

NCT 127:

Cherry Bullet:

And also similar 16-bit style graphics sprites. 

NCT 127:

Cherry Bullet:

NCT 127:

Cherry Bullet: 

NCT 127:

Cherry Bullet:

NCT 127:

Cherry Bullet:

Netizens are criticizing FNC Entertainment for copying NCT 127. Comments stated, "SM needs to take action. Others are always copying their concepts," "You can just tell they copied NCT 127. It's so obvious," "FNC needs to explain this."


Meanwhile, Cherry Bullet is scheduled to debut on January 21. 

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itisokaynow 10 days ago 5
10 days ago

Wtf the last two pictures both belong to nct. Ofc you get accused of copying when the picture netizens use is not even cherry bullet's.

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ikindalovekpop 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

Agree, The little characters literally have their initials (Doyoung, Taeyong, Winwin) with the exact same colored hair that they had during the comeback.

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noalhazem (Banned) 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

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nnani 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I feel this is fake though. The fact they posted Cherry Bomb's teasers for the last photo and said it was Cherry Bullet screams bullshit to me.

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nnani 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

DEADASS

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ErrorNOTavailabl 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

As someone who heavily supports all of NCT’s comebacks (notice I am not part of a fanbase) I’m calling bullcrap AKP stop trying to start things. Can’t believe you fell for the bait obviously set out and actually posted this. You did the same for BTS and Shinee. Did they plaigiriaze the actual song? is what matters. 8-bit style was not created by a kpop group, end of. Delete this.

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Secretninja312 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

It’s not really like SM can sue for similar concept since they didn’t exactly come up with it. Concepts have been used and reused for years, so there’s bound to be overlap. But the fact that they’re using a NCT photo and claiming it was Cherry Bullet’s just to make this argument is freakin hilarious.

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Brown_Cream 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Everything that's good has been done already by someone somewhere, let's see the critics come up with something original




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Diamond_White 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

It is similar... but does not mean plagiarized.. It's not totally original form NCT either.. They are both inspired from somewhere else..

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cocomama123 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Allkpop need to stop fuelling these fanwars. This entire article is probably based on tweets from an immature fan, that does not represent the whole fandom, making a fool of themselves with these accusations. Come on, find better things to write about, it’s getting boring. Any cherry bullet fans in the comments, I just want to assure you, none of the sane NCTzens think they’re copying NCT

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absolutely 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

Didn't NCT copy it from some american rapper too hmm

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ErrorNOTavailabl 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

You fell for the trap. NCT supporters don’t actually mind Cherry Bullet. SoME aMERicAn RaPpEr. There have been 100s of 8-bit style inspired album concept from artists all around the world, so wdym?

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Icameinyoonasass 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

akp drama starter... it works XD

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Army_of_Inspirit 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

nah i'm not seeing the resemblance. Photos featuring the same kind of TVs? Same font, same color, same graphics, blah blah.

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everydxyy 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

ALLKPOP STOP FUELING FANWARS!! CHERRY BULLET NEEDS A GOOD DEBUT NOT A FANWAR DEBUT

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jeyjin 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

nct and sm don’t own 8-bit so I doubt they’re really going to sue.

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oliviasolscott 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Don't destroy a group over what companies and designers do...

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thekey 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Fake. Next.

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nnani 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

The loading member name teaser pics are perfectly fine. Also either this is bullshit and you want to start something personally or it was a mistake but the last photo isn't Cherry Bullet that IS Cherry Bomb, it even says Cherry Bomb LMAO.

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_savvybub 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

This is not plagiarism. It's similar yes but it isn't copying. It's a concept so obviously it is going to be used like bad boy concept, cute concept ect..

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D_Liam 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

next they are gonna accuse a group for copying just because they are human. ......

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Logan_W 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

A few things - the wording of this article is misleading. The girls of the group didn't choose jack. Members of idols groups - especially rookie groups - have little to absolutely no control whatsoever over their songs, their concept, their schedules, their styling, etc. etc. This has been discussed & explained many times from various idols across all agencies. If any criticism is going to go anywhere - it definitely needs to go to the agency & AKP not only knows that but is implying that the girls of this group chose this for themselves therefore being directly responsible for the copying - they are trying to stoke the fire. I also don't think this is deserving of criticism & NCT is one of my favorite groups. Kpop is inventive & original when compared to western pop & the west's common MV aesthetics & styling of the artists - but Kpop actually heavily relies on the same concepts over & over & over again. There of course is new & fresh concepts each year - but how many times have you seen the whole school boy/school girl trope? The bad ass kids carrying baseball bats in an abandoned school or building, idols crying out in public on a dark street in the MV, idols in colorful backdrops with random even more colorful props that don't make sense, idols running outside towards nothing as a group, etc etc etc. like the list never ends. all of these concepts have been beaten to death - yet they still do it. A video game concept is nothing new. While it is similar - I do not see a blatant copying.

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TaehyungChanyeol 10 days ago 0
10 days ago
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mingyulovesguys 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

one group's concept mildly resembles another group's concept and suddenly its copying??? ok sis

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moonliqht 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

deixem de surto seus merdas nao tem ninguem falando disso ou ligando pra isso, que palhaçada

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Soulbrother 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

NEXT will be the copyright for breathing the same oxygen after someone else

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Devis128 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

And Girls Day did it before NTC.

Thank u next.

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lizrosee 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

I don't even know why I clicked, I already knew it was gonna be dumb.

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kpopmassacre 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

this is terrible i just hope it doesn't affect their debut cause now this nctzen is making demands and caused major things ahead but now cherry bullet has to succeed in order to avoid this even though fnc artists had been great since then but please nctzen has made things very hard for groups the fandom has made many scandals from pushing an artist during an interview and even bypassing security at the same time just please don't ruin this group by writing a petition saying don't let cherrybullet debut you guys should know that if you write a petition like that no one would ever care for and simply by that don't give as much hate to them cause this is why big fandoms dont beat up small innocent groups

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Sms_plastic_bag 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Boi, the tv concept is fine tho but FYI the last pic you claimed it was Cherry Bullet is bullshit, it’s obviously a pic from NCT Cherry Bomb lmao

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pink_oracle 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Posing with a TV, not an issue. But the sprites and the TV is too much.

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