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.
On March 2, Osaka Prefectural Police's Tenma Station arrested a 34-year-old male office worker from Takahama-cho, Fukui Prefecture, on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business for disturbing popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura's concert at Grancube Osaka by hurling a portable radio at the stage. Hit the jump for more details.
Was 1,980 yen (about US$19.34) too expensive for him? Mie Prefectural Police officially admitted that a police sergeant in his 50s was caught for changing price tags on a used Kamen Rider figure and trying to purchase it for the lower price in a recycle shop last November. Hit the jump for more details.
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.