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Touhou Project Dōjinshi Event Received Direct Threat Letter

posted on 2013-01-13 09:45 EST
Organizers confirm the note specifically demanded cancellation of February event

The organizers of "Touhou Kamuisai 7,” a Touhou Project dōjinshi event, revealed in a new notice on Saturday that a threat letter was specifically directed at the event, which resulted in the event's cancellation. The Saturday notice clarifies a previous notice, which did not specify if the event had received threat letters directed at them.

On December 27, the Sapporo Teisen Hall venue notified the Touhou Kamuisai 7 organizers that a letter had arrived at the venue, and the letter demanded the cancellation of the event. The organizers then began preparing measures to increase security, such as bag checks and adding guards. However, the Tokyo-based company that owns the facility requested them to cancel the event. The facility also houses a bowling alley, so the company said it was unfortunately forced to cancel the event to protect all of its customers. The organizers note that both the staff of the event and the owners of the building are extremely vexed about the cancellation.

The organizers will refund the dōjinshi circles that had planned to attend the event.

Studio You, the company that organizes the Kuroko's Basketball-themed "Shadow Trickster" dōjinshi events across Japan, also announced on Thursday that the "Shadow Trickster Sapporo" event has been cancelled. The studio specifically cited the recent string of threats surrounding the Kuroko's Basketball franchise. The "Shadow Trickster Sapporo" event was scheduled to be held at the same Sapporo Teisen Hall as "Touhou Kamuisai 7," but two weeks earlier on February 10.

[Via:My Game News Flash]


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