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NEWS: AKB48 Idols Anna Iriyama, Rina Kawaei Attacked at Fan Event


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mdo7



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:43 am Reply with quote
That's unfortunate, I hope they're OK. Sad
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:45 am Reply with quote
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Attendees' bags were not checked as they entered.


I know Japan bans guns, but that's not an excuse not to have scanners on-hand, especially considering the management should know that these idols get a lot of creepy stalkers.
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:45 am Reply with quote
I'm glad there weren't any deaths and hope everyone is okay.

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誤称



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:48 am Reply with quote
FireChick wrote:
That guy needs to be arrested! I'm glad there weren't any deaths and hope everyone is okay.


[quote=The Asahi Shinbun]]Police apprehended the 24-year-old assailant. They are investigating him on suspicion of attempted murder.[/quote]

He's been arrested.

And state the obvious much?

(Seriously, I submitted this news almost 3 hours ago... Chad must have beat me by seconds.)
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Banken



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:09 am Reply with quote
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A man wielding a saw attacked AKB48 idol group members Anna Iriyama (pictured left) and Rina Kawaei (pictured right) at a handshake event...


...because of course someone did.

I'm surprised this s%&t doesn't happen more often, to be honest, considering the kind the fanbase of AKB and the people who actually go to akushukai.

If AKB was an American group it would be AKB32 by now.
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誤称



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:18 am Reply with quote
Because you know... Americans attack their pop stars with saws all the time....
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:23 am Reply with quote
誤称 wrote:
[(Seriously, I submitted this news almost 3 hours ago... Chad must have beat me by seconds.)


Hi-
Sorry, I honestly do not see the tip you sent. It didn't enter my newsroom email. Sad Thank you for trying to send the tip, though!
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:27 am Reply with quote
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Because you know... Americans attack their pop stars with saws all the time....


Same for Japan's neighbor to the west, and it's more disturbing.

EDIT: Jpopasia has reported on it. Tokyohive has also reported on this.


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Niyari



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:29 am Reply with quote
誤称 wrote:
Because you know... Americans attack their pop stars with saws all the time....


it would have been with a gun
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hpulley



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 9:36 am Reply with quote
Niyari wrote:
誤称 wrote:
Because you know... Americans attack their pop stars with saws all the time....


it would have been with a gun
Instead of a 50cm saw... 50cm! Japanese saws are very sharp too.
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Banjo



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:07 am Reply with quote
life sux really imagine if someone died just because some nasty loser lost his mind, That's why I believe in heaven a place without ***.

hope everyone safe and such things never happen again. Confused
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誤称



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:24 am Reply with quote
Niyari wrote:
誤称 wrote:
Because you know... Americans attack their pop stars with saws all the time....


it would have been with a gun


Which happens all the time! Right? Not a day goes by when I don't hear about another pop star getting capped by a fan!
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:40 am Reply with quote
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Which happens all the time! Right? Not a day goes by when I don't hear about another pop star getting capped by a fan!


That's the point though -- in the US, no one would've been allowed near the stars without going through a metal detector, and the guy wouldn't have been able to get a fingernail clipper through security, let alone a saw or gun.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:45 am Reply with quote
WTF, this takes the cake for idol attacks and why?
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kyleoconnor26



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:26 am Reply with quote
Oh my god! D: I hope those poor girls are alright. What the hell was that guy thinking?
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