In an anime industry scandal that's made international entertainment industry news, Osaka police have arrested 42-year-old anime staffer Masaki Kitamura (assistant director on Gundam 00, episode director on Yu-Gi-Oh and Wolf’s Rain) for allegedly threatening to ram a truck into pedestrians and “then stabbing whoever I can with a knife before committing suicide.” More after the jump.
Roommate situations can get kind of tense from time to time, but most people don't lash out with replica Wolverine claws. That's what 19-year-old Kristofer Ryan Huff is accused of after being charged with aggravated assault for attacking his roommate with a knife and "a replica of the claws associated with the Marvel comics character Wolverine." Read on for more.
The Kanazawa Nishi station of Ishikawa Prefectural Police arrested a 57-year-old unemployed man with no fixed abode on suspicion of stealing two manga books at the bookstore on July 13. The suspect had only 27 yen (roughly 34 cents) with him when he was arrested. More details after the jump.
The Miyagi Prefectural Police arrested three males on suspicion of stealing 98 manga books from a video rental shop in Sendai-city on July 2. The suspects were caught after high-speed chase with more than 20 police cars and police helicopters on the highway. Hit the jump for more details.
Police in Shizuoka apprehended a 26-year-old in Fujieda as the suspected thief of all 64 volumes of One Piece. Details, including where he fit all that manga, after the jump!
Yomiuri Online reports today that incidents in which kids take their parents' credit cards to pay for online games are on the rise. In Hyogo prefecture, 46 cases were investigated last year. Hit the jump to see how bad the damage is!