Tabloid Reports Russian Teen Commits Suicide After Watching Favorite "Naruto" Character Die

Boy's father quoted as saying that he couldn't tell reality from fiction anymore

The online edition of British tabloid the Daily Mail is reporting that a 14-year-old boy recently leapt more than 100ft to his death from the top of an apartment block in Chaikovsky, Russia after seeing Itachi Uchiha die in Naruto Shippūden. The boy's father is quoted as saysing "I always told him he spent too much time watching the TV - he didn't know what was reality and what was fiction anymore."


A note was left on a social networking site saying that he was planning an ending.'


Russian teen suicide rates are three times higher than those of the United States, only behind Belarus and Kazakhstan in the global rankings.


via Kotaku


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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