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Author of Kuroko no Basket Gets Threatened With Hydrogen Sulfide

by dtshyk
Oct 16, 2012 8:27 PM | 223 Comments
According to Fuji TV, mangaka Fujimaki Tadatoshi received threatening letters along with a liquid, which smelled like hydrogen sulfide. The letters were sent to his studio, Toyama High School, and Sophia University, which Fujimaki graduated from, and the sender criticized Kuroko no Basket. The letter said, "Fujimaki deprived me of everything." If he continues to make the parody manga, I'll attack him with hydrogen sulfide." "If the studio continues to publish the parody manga of Kuroko no Basket, there will be an attack with hydrogen sulfide." (Corrected the text.)

Sources: Screenshot of the news program, Screeenshot 2, J-Cast

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How did I only NOW read this? Wow.

I suppose the person said "parody" in order to further show how much he hated KNB, or because he really felt that KNB was a parody of something he was obsessed with? If he was a player, he might feel that KnB was a parody since it is unrealistic to have a Generation of Miracles that pulls of moves professionals can't. Maybe he's psychotic and lost it when his girlfriend told him Kagami was a better player than him, maybe he likes the game and is frustrated because he has no skills and can't improve in the way those characters do.

In any case, it's out of proportion, and truthfully, I'd rather believe it was done to get publicity by someone who wants the series to be even more popular than an actual person. Not because I believe it is, but because, seriously, there we go with even more unreasonable "fans". /sighs forever

Nov 20, 2013 9:39 AM by Pari

I still don't get the reason why this person did this, let alone knowing if it's male or female...
if it's a male, then yuck!

bele88 said:
I complain that my country sucks for so many things but at least when some important and famous people or organization is threatened, the police DO something.

looks like we're in the same boat...

Nov 20, 2013 9:18 AM by dex_dash

I complain that my country sucks for so many things but at least when some important and famous people or organization is threatened, the police DO something.

Nov 5, 2013 4:03 AM by bele88

Aozumi said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-04/tbs-posts-video-of-increased-security-at-sophia-university-after-kuroko-basketball-threat

"I have decided to kill Kuroko."

loled at this

but seriously, wtf

Japan, do something already for god sake orz


The media also is nearly useless, not giving out much information, good thing Tsukuru is picking up the slack with the rest of the threat letters courtesy of the terrorist, it's like they want to be caught. It may end soon anyway as they may have got the fool on tape.

Nov 4, 2013 8:03 PM by Hoppy

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-11-04/tbs-posts-video-of-increased-security-at-sophia-university-after-kuroko-basketball-threat

"I have decided to kill Kuroko."

loled at this

but seriously, wtf

Japan, do something already for god sake orz

Nov 4, 2013 6:56 PM by NemuriNezumi

That's so immature.

Nov 3, 2013 11:28 PM by Zeppen

Again, I have NO comment.

Nov 3, 2013 5:55 AM by JafriZin

LOL The first reaction * 2nd reaction : Death Note XD
How come Basket ball author is getting threatened ?! ... I bit that this Otaku is just missed up

Nov 3, 2013 4:01 AM by Haine

i wonder if this guy/girl is actually really good at avoiding the police. we the closest thing to kira, albeit a bit dysfunctional...

Nov 2, 2013 11:33 PM by supermegasonic

This sort of thing seems to happen quite often. I guess this is why Otaku have such a bad name in Japan...

Nov 2, 2013 6:54 PM by Deliriant

No comment. I thought Japan was more peaceful than America.

Oct 29, 2013 7:11 PM by Aichiro

Some people. :D
What bratty delusional life does someone live when they get so heated over a manga not going the way they want it to that they'd resort to evil?

Oct 29, 2013 6:01 PM by Queen_Stars

According to Asahi news http://www.asahi.com/articles/TKY201310290091.html other major bookstore chains like Kinokuniya, Sanseido and Junkudo all got the threat but none of them took down anything. Only Tsutaya bent to the threat.

Oct 29, 2013 7:38 AM by symbv

I felt really sorry for the creator though.......now even the manga have to be putt off from that famous chain store......What a tough blow for the fans and the series ;_;

Oct 29, 2013 12:42 AM by Estherella

Some people are messed up

Oct 28, 2013 8:59 PM by sim0n2170

Where is Kira when we need him? Jokes aside, I didn't know Japan's police could be so slow (or dumb) ¬¬' this could become very serious

Oct 28, 2013 4:45 PM by bele88

Hmm.
I would stay back

Oct 28, 2013 2:23 PM by pokeguy123

Oh yeah, isn't this with the guy that knew Fujimaki in high school and apparently something personal happened between them and despised Fujimaki ever sense? I don't think this is the first time I've heard something like this has happened.
But despite whatever happened between the two of them, the guy's a selfish twat.

Oct 28, 2013 1:26 PM by fueille

That's messed up :X

Oct 28, 2013 1:11 PM by Mayuka

Hoppy said:
I've heard of Fujoshi making a serious stink over anime, not so much manga, and especially idols and most of that stuff was tame and nonsensical
Well KuroBas counts as an anime too, right? And when it comes to idols (or male seiyuu) female fans could be as terrifying as some of the crazy male fans. I am not sure about the word "tame" though. Fujoshi may not make a lot of big outbursts but writing something nasty and threatening is well within their weaponry and capability.

Oct 28, 2013 12:51 PM by symbv

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