Following the first case reported last Saturday, Kyoto Prefectural Police also arrested another two Chinese exchange students for posting the latest chapter of Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins manga onto a foreign manga pirate site before its release day in Japan last month. Hit the jump for more details.
Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested four men on suspicion of copyright infringement on November 13. The suspects are accused of posting Japanese manga episodes on a manga pirate site before their official release day in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
On November 4, the Metropolitan Police Department's organized-crime unit 5th division arrested 27-year-old actress Ai Takabe for cocaine use in Tokyo. As reported, she was already arrested for possession of the drug on October 15, and her urine test after the arrest showed a positive reaction to it. Hit the jump for more details.
After the arrest of 27-year-old actress Ai Takabe for possession of cocaine on October 15, at least three Japanese streaming sites: Amazon Video, Nico Nico Douga and Bandai Channel have stopped selling the three anime series that she joined as voice actress in the past. Hit the jump for more details.
Several Japanese media have reported that the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 27-year-old actress Ai Takabe on suspicion of violation of the Narcotics Control Law. She is accused of possessing a small amount of cocaine at her house in Shibuya ward, Tokyo, on October 15. Hit the jump for more details.
Metropolitan Police Department's Ogikubo Station has arrested a 15-year-old male first-year high school student from Toyama-city, Toyama Prefecture, for posting a warning comment with a photo holding a kitchen knife on Twitter threatening the fans of the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
Metropolitan Police Department's Shibuya Station has arrested 38-year-old writer Tow Ubukata on suspicion of domestic violence against his wife. Ubukata, recently well known for his works for Ghost in the Shell Arise and Fafner Exodus, has denied the charge. Hit the jump for more details.
By August 5, Metropolitan Police Department's Yotsuya Station has arrested a 22-year-old university student who posted bomb threats on a theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo, which was scheduled to screen the PreCure All Stars: Spring Carnival♪ film, on Twitter on March 12. Hit the jump for more details.
A joint investigation team of Ibaraki and Kagoshima Prefectural Police arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of copyright infringement and trademark infringement on July 6. The suspect reportedly sold pirated badges of the popular anime series Love Live! via the internet. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau has charged 41-year-old light novel author Mamare Touno, best known for his Maoyu Maou Yuusha and Log Horizon series, and his copyright management company m2lade JAM on suspicion of the violation of the Corporate Tax Law. Hit the jump for more details.
Paying underage girls to slap male customers in the face can land you on the wrong side of the law. Hit the jump to find out more.
On October 29, Okayama Prefectural Police's Consumer and Environmental Protection Division and its Misaki station arrested a 45-year-old male office worker for selling one dollar bills with the character images of the popular anime series One Piece via an internet auction site. Hit the jump for more details.
Local news is reporting that a 14-year-old Florida, girl has been accused of trying to kill her family by burning their house down. While police point out that she visited websites associated with the Slender Man urban legend tied to a May case in which two Wisconsin girls where arrested for stabbing a peer, the accused arsonist reportedly credited manga Soul Eater with inspiring her crime. More after the jump.
The official site and Twitter account for the Psycho-Pass anime project today announced that the broadcast of the 4th chapter of the on-going "New Edit Version" of the first TV anime, which was originally scheduled for tonight, is canceled. The 5th chapter is moved up instead. Hit the jump for more story.
On April 22, Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Hotogaya Station referred a 44-year-old ex-projectionist to prosecutors for selling film frames of the trailer of K-ON! The Movie on an internet auction site. The suspect cut them out from the actual trailer reel at the theater he used to work. Hit the jump for more details.