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Woman Arrested for Threatening One Piece Creator Oda

posted on 2009-04-09 02:21 EDT
Suspect allegedly sent about 100 emails, including some that read "Die, Die"

Police have arrested a 27-year-old unemployed Tokyo woman named Tomoko Fukushige on Tuesday for allegedly sending threatening email messages to Eiichiro Oda (pictured at right), the creator of the popular One Piece pirate manga. According to the authorities, the woman's husband was dismissed as an assistant from Oda's office, so she reportedly sent about one hundred messages that read "Die, Die" and similar words to Oda's mobile phone from September to December of 2007. Oda reported the incidents to the police before they investigated and made the arrest.

Source: Asahi Shimbun

Update: Additional information from Jiji.com added.


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