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    Monday January 14, 2019
  • Suspected Arsonist Arrested After 7 Vehicles Torched During Anime Los Angeles Convention

    Crowdfunding campaigns underway to assist those affected by arson

    During this past weekend's Anime Los Angeles convention in Ontario, California police arrested Matthew Masumi Toyotome of Riverside California on suspicion of arson. Hit the jump for the full story

  • Friday March 2, 2018
  • Japanese Police Arrested Five Members of Chinese Manga Scanlation Group

    The first arrest of the infamous group's members in Japan

    Five prefectural police departments in Kyoto, Yamaguchi, Shizuoka, Mie, and Shimane announced on January 31 that they had arrested five Chinese men and women in age of 23-28 years on charges of copyright infringement. The five are accused of posting illegally translated Japanese manga, game, and game magazines onto the internet without their copyright holders' permission. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday January 10, 2018
  • Ayana Taketatsu Says, "I'm Fine. Please Don't Worry." to Her Fans

    The intimidator sent over 200,000 threatening mails in four years

    After the arrest of the 32-year-old unemployed man who sent threatening mails to popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu for four years yesterday, she posted her message to her fans on her official Twitter and blog. She says, "I'm fine! I'm alright! So please don't worry about me." Hit the jump for more details.

  • 32-Year-Old Unemployed Man Arrested for Threatening Voice Actress Ayana Taketatsu

    The suspect was the former leader of her fan club

    Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 32-year-old unemployed man from Kikukawa-city, Shizuoka Prefecture on suspicion of intimidation against popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu today on January 10. He sent about 7,000 threatening emails to her agency's office, saying "I will never forgive you. DieDieDie." since 2014. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Monday December 25, 2017
  • Another Man Found Guilty for Uploading "One Piece" Manga before Official Release Day

    The judge says, "The degree of infringement of copyright was serious."

    Following the arrest by the prefectural police in September, the Kumamoto district court yesterday judged 30-year-old male self-employed worker from Okinawa, Yo Uehara, guilty for illegally uploading Eiichiro Oda's popular manga series One Piece onto the internet. The court gave him a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment with a fine of 500,000 yen, as demanded by the prosecutor. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday December 6, 2017
  • Two Men Uploaded "Yowamushi Pedal," "The Seven Deadly Sins" Manga Found Guilty in Japan

    The two are sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment with a fine of 500,000 yen

    Following the trial on Tuesday, the Morioka district court in Iwate Prefecture yesterday judged two Japanese men guilty for illegally uploading two popular Japanese manga, Wataru Watanabe's Yowamushi Pedal and Nakaba Suzuki's The Seven Deadly Sins, onto a foreign site from June to July of this year. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday December 21, 2017
  • "Rurouni Kenshin" Manga Author Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

    Shueisha announces the suspension of the ongoing "Hokkaido Arc"

    According to Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department pressed charges against 47-year-old manga artist Nobuhiro Watsuki, best known for his internationally popular Rurouni Kenshin series, today for possession of child pornography. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday October 7, 2017
  • Japanese Police Arrest Five People who Posted Scanned Pages of "One Piece" Manga before Release Day

    The suspects are confirmed to have earned over 3.48 million US dollars in total

    Several major Japanese news media reported on Wednesday that Kumamoto Prefectural Police arrested five people who posted scanned pages of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga One Piece on their illegal "netabare" (spoilers) sites before the magazine's official release day in Japan. Hit the jump for more details of the crime.

  • Thursday July 20, 2017
  • Sumire Uesaka's Agency Releases Official Statement on Death Threat Sender's Arrest

    20-year-old suspect has admitted committing the crime

    Following the arrest of the 20-year-old male student who send death threats against 25-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Sumire Uesaka, her agency Space Craft Entertainment released their official statement on the case on her official blog yesterday. Read the statement after the jump.

  • Wednesday July 19, 2017
  • 20-Year-Old Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Voice Actress Sumire Uesaka

    The man posted more than 20 slanderous comments against her

    Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced today that they arrested a 20-year-old male student at a technical college from Tsuruoka-city, Yamagata Prefecture, on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business. The man reportedly posted several death threats against 25-year-old popular anime voice actress Sumire Uesaka on Japanese textboard 2channel. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Tuesday May 16, 2017
  • "Gintama" Live-Action Film Cast Member Galigali Galixon Arrested for Drunken Driving

    Yuichi Fukuda (Hentai Kamen)-directed film is scheduled to be released on July 14

    Osaka Prefectural Police arrested 31-year-old Japanese comedian Galigali Galixon (Yoshimoto Creative Agency) for drunken driving on the street of Osaka-city on May 12, then it was later confirmed that he was cast as one of the characters in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama. Hit the jump for more detail.

  • Thursday May 11, 2017
  • Unemployed Man Arrested for Selling Fake Autographs of Hayao Miyazaki, Makoto Shinkai

    "I drew them by myself to get my living and amusement expenses."

    Okayama Prefectural Police announced on May 10 that they arrested a 32-year-old unemployed man from Hino-city, Tokyo, for selling fake autographed colored papers of famous Japanese anime/manga creators including Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro) and Makoto Shinkai (Your Name.) on internet auction sites. Hit the jump for more details.