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Assistant Director of Gundam 00 Arrested For Making Murder Warning

by dtshyk
Aug 26, 2012 2:32 AM | 77 Comments
According to Chunichi News, anime director Kitamura Masaki was arrested for posting a threatening message on the official website of Osaka City. He allegedly posted a message saying, "I'll kill creepy otaku in Ota Road by running them over and will stab people indiscriminately." Although he's been denying the crime, the IP address of the message was identified as his cell phone's (or that of his wireless device, in another source). 

Kitamura is 42 years old and was one of the assistant directors of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series and the director of Gundam Evolve's episode 10.

Source: Chunichi News

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People getting in all sorts of trouble lately.

Sep 15, 2012 4:19 AM by nitchi

its for safety precautions what if he really does go out and kill? Well if he does lets hope he unleashes his gundam to do it.

Sep 11, 2012 11:35 PM by MiyatouSeishirou

How can you get arrested for something you typed. It's not like anyone was actually stabbed or run over. "I will kill everyone in this thread!" Ok, cops, arrest me

Aug 28, 2012 10:05 PM by dankickyou

Kenju said:
I'm guessing now he wants....

Freedom Gundam


Not even Jesus Yamato will help him now e.e

Aug 28, 2012 6:21 PM by fated-

Veda did it.

Aug 28, 2012 5:45 PM by ChronosXIII

emanime said:
What the heck? Can threats like that really come true?

Yes. In fact the way the threat was written is an exact copycat of the Akihabara Massacre in 2008, which is likely why it was taken so seriously. It's not hypothetical, it's something that has actually happened before.

Aug 28, 2012 5:20 AM by jmal

What the heck? Can threats like that really come true?

Aug 28, 2012 5:06 AM by emanime

He had a hard day.. let's try understand him not arrest. :)

Aug 27, 2012 11:23 PM by Erynys

Japan sure is strict. *WATCHES JP PRON*

Aug 27, 2012 8:48 PM by cafekun

Threaten to kill the people who buys the stuff you helped make.

Aug 27, 2012 2:34 PM by Gogetters

Tralan said:
I think making Gundam 00 is enough of a crime.


Screw you.

Aug 27, 2012 2:08 PM by LibertyPrime

That is so funny! Well maybe not so much for him since he got arrested, still I've had days like that when I was under so much pressure that I just explored, but at least everyone near me understood that it was just pent un pressure. I think getting arrested just for letting out some steam is not right.

Aug 27, 2012 12:04 PM by TheNVS

I'm guessing now he wants....

Freedom Gundam

Aug 27, 2012 10:45 AM by Kenju

give them free gundam and they'll release you

Aug 27, 2012 10:38 AM by Shaduge

zheren said:
THAT'S JAPAN FOR YOU
VERY STRICT

Well, I think he would be arrested where I live too. Doesn't mean he would get sentenced, but just to prevent it if a person would really want to do that.

Aug 27, 2012 10:35 AM by Ovindel

THAT'S JAPAN FOR YOU
VERY STRICT

Aug 27, 2012 10:04 AM by zheren

dtshyk said:
According to Chunichi News, anime director Kitamura Masaki was arrested for posting a threatening message on the official website of Osaka City. He allegedly posted a message saying, "I'll kill creepy otaku in Ota Road by running them over and will stab people indiscriminately." Although he's been denying the crime, the IP address of the message was identified as his cell phone's (or that of his wireless device, in another source).

Maybe he was hacked/framed. But the hacker/framer would probably do more damage than that.

If he needs to rage he needs to start a blog or something less public.

(And isn't it okay to be an otaku so long as you're not a NEET?)

Aug 27, 2012 7:47 AM by Mirorin

I STAB INDISCRIMINATELY ALSO! STABBITYSTABSTAB FTW!!!!!!! (swtor operative status)

Aug 27, 2012 7:26 AM by pcporter827

probaby just having a bad day

Aug 27, 2012 6:02 AM by sugarbee

Got some balls huh.

Aug 27, 2012 3:39 AM by Male_Pregnancy

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