Biggest surprise @thegameawards last night was seeing our fx animation pop up in the #NoMoreHeroes3 trailer. Who do I bill for this? @Grasshopper_EN @marvelous_games @NintendoAmerica @cartoonbrew @catsuka @Kotaku @IGN pic.twitter.com/MFfiNugqNd— Studio Plumeau (@StudioPlumeau) December 13, 2019
UPDATE - Some good news to report, at least when it comes to Suda51 and his team. It appears that the animation wasn't actually stolen by whoever cut the trailer together. Evidence has surfaced showing that this animation can be downloaded as a 2D FX asset for After Effects. Apparently a digital service called Envato may have stolen the animation in the first place, and made it available as a seemingly legit animation/download for After Effects users. In other words, the blame doesn't rest on the No More Heroes gang, but instead, another team who were pulling some shady practices years ago. Thanks to Hannah and RobRmanX for the heads up!
________________Original Story Below________________
Say it ain't so, Suda51! As you can see in the tweet above, Studio Plumeau is claiming that the latest trailer for No More Heroes 3 has pilfered a logo animation that the studio created all the way back in 2013. The evidence is certainly quite damning, and it certainly looks like the animation was lifted. No one involved with No More Heroes 3 has responded to the claims as of this time.