KBS Kyoto Station Also Preempts Higurashi Kai

posted on by Egan Loo
Murder of father in Kyoto Prefecture specifically cited as cause

Japan's Kyoto KBS Television station has announced that it will preempt its Saturday 2:30 a.m. showing of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai murder mystery anime series, specifically citing "the murder of the father in the Kyoto Prefecture city of Kyōtanabe." Kyoto KBS serves the city of Kyōtanabe. The Tōkai TV station, which had premiered episodes of the series before Kyoto KBS and the other stations in the past, already preempted its planned showing this week.

While the announcement notes that it is unknown whether there is a connection between the murder and this program, it also notes that there are scenes of a girl holding an axe (in apparent reference to the first Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series). The decision was made in light of the "possible discomfort to the audience," and the station is considering its plans for future showings.

Thank you to dormcat for the news tip.

This article has a follow-up: 2nd Axe-Slashing Incident Does Not Preempt Higurashi (2007-09-24 14:32)
follow-up of Higurashi Kai Preempted "Due to Various Circumstances" (Update 2)
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