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Manga GUNNM Involved In a Murder Case In Taiwan

by dtshyk
Mar 10, 2009 5:46 AM | 41 Comments
A 35 year old man was arrested for murder on March 9th in Taipei, Taiwan. He deposed that he committed the crime by referring to a Japanese manga which he read long time ago. Police explained to the press that he had lost his job and been in despair. He remembered a manga and thought killing people would improve the situation. He visited a landlord and asked the man to show him a room. He killed the landlord with a hammer and wounded the landlord's wife and son with a large knife.
His favorite manga is reportedly "GUNNM (Battle Angel Alita)".

Source: Yahoo news

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he should have jumped off the building and blamed the matrix

well make a letter first

Mar 12, 2009 4:35 PM by Takuya-kun

Death-Summoner said:
So something bad happened and the blame goes to a manga/anime/movie/games...what else is new?

Yeah, it's everytime the same. It's so easy to blame a thing instead of people.

Mar 12, 2009 10:34 AM by De-JaY

If he is really sick, why didn't his family do anything to help him? He is indeed an grown up individual , but his loved ones could have done something, maybe going with him to see a doctor or helping him overcome his posible "manga addiction" .

Mar 12, 2009 9:41 AM by heiserx

Apparently he was convinced that killing will bring him bursts of fortune as told in the manga. Officials stated that the manga had nothing of those sorts, and is looking into mental disorders.

Mar 11, 2009 10:30 PM by BasakaNZ

shinigamidono said:
kisami said:
DarkBlue said:
A lot of people seem to have forgotten that violence existed long before anime, manga, TV, games, etc. and that those people just blame their own faults on something totally unrelated.


lol well, according to the almighty book, the first sin was disobedience, which was followed by murder[an interesting trend, no?]. its in our blood. people don't forget they just look the other way, or cover their eyes.


please dont make a conversation about something so stupid that happened even less intelligent, by bringing "the almighty book" into it :/


actually i meant it to be sarcastic. i could really care less what the book says. whatever his motivation was, he obviously came to the conclusion that murder was the best alternative.

Mar 11, 2009 7:56 PM by kisami

kisami said:
DarkBlue said:
A lot of people seem to have forgotten that violence existed long before anime, manga, TV, games, etc. and that those people just blame their own faults on something totally unrelated.


lol well, according to the almighty book, the first sin was disobedience, which was followed by murder[an interesting trend, no?]. its in our blood. people don't forget they just look the other way, or cover their eyes.


please dont make a conversation about something so stupid that happened even less intelligent, by bringing "the almighty book" into it :/

Mar 11, 2009 6:32 AM by shinigamidono

ChuckB said:
Raskolnikov? Is that you?

yeah, he could blame not only manga but Dostoevsky too.
"it was his spirit who made me kill them"
new trend to use games and Japanese pop-culture as an cop-out for everything. the easiest way. someone, lend this Taiwan guy some brains.

Mar 11, 2009 6:17 AM by Iahel

Once again, its obviously the mangas fault. Because you dont need to be crazy in the first place to have done it.

Mar 11, 2009 1:11 AM by OfficerGrayson

Blame it on hentai instead. You can just say the tentacles were making you skull fuck people.

Mar 10, 2009 8:16 PM by ArtRodriguez

Shaya said:
ChuckB said:
Raskolnikov? Is that you?


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


It makes me infinitely joyful to see that some people here know their classics.

And to be honest, after the case where a serial killer admitted he was inspired by excersise videos, most criminologists with half a brain know not to attribute the cause to the inspiration.

Mar 10, 2009 8:15 PM by ChuckB

Watching this on the news right now.

Saw the crime scene, its horrible, blood everywhere.

Mar 10, 2009 4:26 PM by BasakaNZ

dtshyk said:
Police explained to the press that he had lost his job and been in despair.

Mar 10, 2009 4:09 PM by LolitaDecay

When will they learn? The Bible is the only solution.

Mar 10, 2009 4:05 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Wtf.

Waza said:
this reminds me of the little boy who buried himself in sand to imitate Gaara (Naruto) and died in there. The medias just keep incrimitating "Neruutô" and the "Sand Ninjas".
...
Made me laugh a bunch.


I heard about that too. wtf again.

Mar 10, 2009 3:56 PM by blahblabha

MotokoAramaki said:
^Don't forget TV.

But seriously, wow. This is ridiculous... how is BAA involved? Unless of course he used the Panzer Kunst to kill someone...


i know it is serious, but i couldn't help but laugh

Mar 10, 2009 3:46 PM by zero_suls

ChuckB said:
Raskolnikov? Is that you?


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Mar 10, 2009 3:24 PM by Shaya

Waza said:
this reminds me of the little boy who buried himself in sand to imitate Gaara (Naruto) and died in there. The medias just keep incrimitating "Neruutô" and the "Sand Ninjas".
...
Made me laugh a bunch.
so lets arrest superman! for genocide of childrens!
oh no, there comes one more! *kids falling from the 20th floor ftw

Mar 10, 2009 3:21 PM by PyroDN

Probably he also played Grand Theft Auto.

Mar 10, 2009 3:15 PM by ilhoon

I lol! James Cameron is making that manga into a movie.

Mar 10, 2009 2:34 PM by Hato-kun

"兇手︰就是想殺人 這家人不巧被選上"

TL: I just wanted to kill. This house got unlucky.

Apparently he showed no signs or remorse or anything.

So the Killer was just whack in the brain.

Mar 10, 2009 2:29 PM by BasakaNZ