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Music Producer of Nitro+ Killed by a Random Attacker

by dtshyk
Jun 10, 2012 6:17 AM | 190 Comments
According to Mainichi News, Minamino Shingo, the music producer of Nitro+, was killed by a random slasher in Osaka. A 36 year old jobless man was arrested for killing Minamino and a woman. The killer deposed to the police that he was just released from the prison last month and was not acquainted with the victims. Minamino was attacked on the way to a live concert of Nitro+’s music label. The killer stabbed Minamino 20 - 30 times in the middle of the busy street in Osaka and attacked an elderly woman riding a bicycle nearby. He returned to Minamino, who fell on the street, and stabbed Minamino again straddling him.

Minamino's twitter account

Minamino is the representative of Nitro+’s music label Georide, which Ito Kanako and Nitro+’s character Super Sonico belong to.

Sources: Mainichi, Sankei, TV Asahi, Georide official website (inaccessible at the moment)

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Wouldn't it be better if that guy went to a home for mad people (i know there's a word for it but i can't remember) and lock himself up instead.
Jugem-Jugem said:
What a horrible way to die, R.I.P. Minamono
How the hell did this guy even get released from prison in the first place? Attacking an innocent man over 30 times, and even targeting an elderly woman, these senseless crimes make me sick. He even went back to attacking Minamono after attacking the woman, which is just cruel. I wish the best for the families of the victims, R.I.P.

Huh? Does that mean the guy wanted to kill Minamono intentionally???!

Nov 14, 2012 11:00 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

What a tragedy that someone with so much talent had to leave this world like that.


Jun 13, 2012 1:37 PM by Byahman69

Terrible and sad. :(

He made good music too.

Makes me angry that nobody even tried to stop him. Throw a fucking bag at him, a chair, SOMETHING and it would've at least stopped him temporarily or something.

Jun 13, 2012 11:09 AM by TheSweetLily

This truly sucks. No one deserves to die like that. T.T

May his soul R.I.P.

Jun 12, 2012 4:11 PM by NeroFlash

Horrible, I'm sad for things like these.

R.I.P. Great musician.

Jun 12, 2012 4:45 AM by kratos_aurion

On a "busy street"? And nobody tried to stop him? Jesus fuck.

Jun 12, 2012 12:40 AM by holypoop

That's terrible. :( R.I.P.

Jun 11, 2012 9:39 PM by soulless4now

Such a shame that these things happen to people. Rest in Peace.

Jun 11, 2012 6:48 PM by Riftguardian


wow...just wow!

Jun 11, 2012 6:19 PM by ichig0fan

This is just someone being at the wrong place at the wrong time, and it's sad that such a great man was the victim.

Jun 11, 2012 5:31 PM by Vyudali

Rest In Peace, Minamino Shingo, Your beautiful work will never be forgotten.

Jun 11, 2012 5:15 PM by Sabitsukii

jmal said:
SagaraYuzuru said:
I really hope they find mad man and make him wish he never was born!

He's already in custody, thankfully.

Maybe. The man they caught claims that he is not related to the murders. If he is telling the truth or not is something we don't know yet.

Jun 11, 2012 4:25 PM by SagaraYuzuru

Fucking scumbags in the world, I swear.

Jun 11, 2012 12:37 PM by KamiKazen

SagaraYuzuru said:
I really hope they find mad man and make him wish he never was born!

He's already in custody, thankfully.

Jun 11, 2012 11:59 AM by jmal

Oh my god. Not only did Minamino Shingo pass away, but he was murdered by a mad man. Words cannot explain my fury. I really hope they find mad man and make him wish he never was born!

Be at peace, Shingo.

Jun 11, 2012 11:34 AM by SagaraYuzuru

jmal said:

It's easy to post on a messageboard about the cowardice of others; it's fundamentally different to be staring at a madman brutally murdering someone and step in. I do not believe for one second that most of you would have done any better. I would not have either. I'd call the cops, and look around for one nearby if possible, but anything else is just likely to increase the body count. There are absolutely real cases of public indifference and looking the other way as something awful happens, but it's premature to call this one of them, without considering the circumstances.

Yes unlike most people I have balls to stop a dude stabbing someone, because I'm not scared to die, I find these situations the most thrilling. So think about it, the knife wielding dude is busy stabbing someone multiple times, obviously there's an opening...

Jun 11, 2012 10:48 AM by Kazeshini

Wow all ...igot to say so sad


Jun 11, 2012 10:26 AM by freezeheart


Jun 11, 2012 9:50 AM by ToG25thBaam

That fucking sucks .... there are way too many sick & mad people in this world

Jun 11, 2012 9:29 AM by patcho

I hope these kind of things don't happen again :(


Jun 11, 2012 9:27 AM by bakacaterpie