A male customer at a famous maid cafe in Akihabara called MaiDreamin stayed at the cafe for an hour before he threatened a female employee with a knife and fled the scene with 130,000 yen in hand at around 8:30pm of November 3rd, Japan time. How can anyone do this to a maid?! More details after the jump.
By October 8, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Consumer and Economic Crime Division arrested a 44-year-old part-time worker in Saitama-city on suspicion of posting Japanese weekly magazine Shukan Bunsyun's article about idol group AKB48 on the internet without permission before the magazine's official release day. Hit the jump for more details.
The Ikebukuro police station arrested a man who carried a knife at a screening of a 2013 Summer TV anime Cho Jigen Game Neptune The Animation in Tokyo on suspicion of violation of the Sword and Firearms Control Law. Fortunately, no one got hurt in the incident. Hit the jump for more details.
As you know, "Imouto" (little sister/younger sister) is one of the most popular genre in today's Japanese pop culture. There are so many business opportunities associated with it. But this guy went a bit too far. The Osaka police arrested the owner of two "Imouto" bars in the city on March 8th. Hit the jump for more details.
Fukushima Prefectural Police announced today that they arrested a 38-year-old police sergeant who belonged to Express way Traffic Police Unit on suspicion of recording the anime film Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's three times in theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
Today the Comic Market Preparations Committee announced that they decided to cancel all of the Kuroko's Basketball doujinshi circles' participation in the upcoming event in the end of this month due to the threat letter that they received on October 29th and the strong demands from the police. Hit the jump for more details.
Fukuoka Prefectural Police announced that 11 places related to the Kuroko's Basketball-themed douinshi events in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka-city have received threat letters with a liquid substance on November 27th and 28th. One of the letters said, "Cancel the event, or there will be a tragedy of blood, chemicals, and fire in Hakata." Hit the jump for more details.
Doujinshi event organizing company Youmedia announced today that they decided to cancel the upcoming joint doujinshi event in Osaka-city "Kansai Only Festa 2012 Autumn Part 2" by the request from the local police. One of the titles themed in the event was Kuroko's Basketball. Hit the jump for more story.
NHK, Japan's national public TV station reported this morning that a security camera on campus of Sophia University caught a suspicious person wearing a hat and a mask on October 12th. The university received the Kuroko's Basketball threat letter and the liquid could produce a lethal dose of hydrogen sulfide on that day. Hit the jump for more story.
MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System), a TV station in Osaka, reported that they also received a letter to threat them and the Kuroko's Basketball manga creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki with a postmark of October 26th. The station broadcasted the TV anime from April to September this year. Hit the jump for more story.
Bunka Housou/Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, a Japanese radio station in Tokyo, has also received a threat letter and a vessel containing liquid. The letter demanded to stop airing the station's Kuroko's Basketball radio show. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo Big Sight, a convention center in Tokyo best known as Comiket's venue, received a letter threatening the creator Kuroko's Basketball, Tadatoshi Fujimaki, on October 13th. A doujinshi event for the manga was scheduled to be held at the center on 21st and the letter demanded its cancellation. Hit the jump for more!
The alma mater of Tadatoshi Fujimaki, the author of Kuroko's Basketball manga, and a publishing production related to the manga in Tokyo, received threat letters with powdery stuff and liquid in succession this month. The police has begun the investigation on suspicion of threats. More details after the jump.
On October 15th, the Gamagori station of Aichi Prefectural Police arrested a 14-year-old junior high school student for allegedly stabbing a 30-year-old female teacher with a ballpoint pen after she confiscated his manga in class. More details after the jump.
In August, the arrest of Masaki Kitamura made international news when the anime staffer was accused of threatening to ram a truck into pedestrians and “then stabbing whoever I can with a knife before committing suicide.” Kitamura has now been released amid suspicions that a third party may have remotely operated his PC to send the threat. More after the jump.