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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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