Today I started to read the novel "Neechan wa Chuunibyou" and it reminded me immediately of "These Dangerous Girls Placed Me Into Jeopardy". It was so similar, that I even thought the same author created a remake/spin off or simply a less "extreme" version of his novel for the younger audience. Then I looked up when both novels were created and the name of the authors. Turns out, they aren't even closely related to each other. These Dangerous Girls Placed Me Into Jeopardy was created 4 years later than the other novel and it is even from a chinese author, while Neechan wa Chunnibyou is from a japanese author. Spoiler: Similarities The premise is, that the protagonist can see words above people. They show the true nature of a person. F.e. "serial killer", "zombie", "vampire", "reincarnated childhood friend", "angel", "3rd stag qi elementary cultivator" etc. Both protagonists come into a new class, which is full of abnormal people. They are people from all different kind of genres/cultures/mythologies. The world they live in is the modern japanese world and the (normal) people aren't aware of the existence of supernatural beings etc. You can imagine the shock, as both protagonists were made aware by their new "power" to see people's true nature in class and because they are shocked, they both catch the attention of a girl. This girl is a "serial killer" in one novel and a "corpse lover" in another. Both protagonists went to the toilet and they are followed by this girl. He was threatend by both girls etc. I think you get the gist of it. Don't misunderstand. I really enjoyed TDGPMIJ and I like the beginning of NWC so far. The premise is amazing and I love the mix of different power systems/mythologies/cultures/fantasies whatever you call it, but it was strange not to read only the exact same premise, but also the same specific scenario in both novels and they both happend in chronological order at the same time period. I'm really conflicted about this, because TDGPMIJ seems like the superior/improved version of NWC, but it was clearly inspired (or should I call it plagiarised?) by the author. At least in the beginning. Did you have similar experiences? Would you support such an author and where exactly is the border between inspired and plagiarized novels?