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20+ Kuroko's Basketball-Linked Locations Receive Threats

posted on 2012-11-01 08:00 EDT
Police: some parcels with suspicious substances were postmarked from Osaka

Police revealed that some of the threats with chemicals sent to locations linked to Kuroko's Basketball creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki were sent by post from Osaka City. They also revealed that the number of recipients of these threats has increased to over 20.

MBS, the Osaka-based station that aired the Kuroko's Basketball anime, received a threat, according a report filed with the Osaka police on Wednesday. According to the station's public relations department, a single A4-size page was inserted in an envelope that was postmarked October 26 from an Osaka City post office. The page said, "Do your best to strengthen your defenses; it won't work" and other threats. Another location that received a threat was an Hokkaido event facility.

A source in the investigation of Kuroko's Basketball threat letters said there is a high possibility that the liquid sent to Sophia University on October 12 could emit a lethal dose of hydrogen sulfide if vaporized. Breathing in hydrogen sulfide can irritate the lungs, while higher exposures may cause a build-up of fluid, severe trouble breathing, nausea, dizziness, confusion, headache, and trouble sleeping. Very high levels can cause unconsciousness and even death.

Fujimaki's former high school received at least one threat letter. In addition, a publishing production firm in Tokyo's Suginami ward, a Kuroko's Basketball dōjinshi event at Tokyo Big Sight, and the network for the Kuroko's Basketball radio show received threats last month.

Source: Yomiuri


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