Kuroko's Basketball Threats Lead to 2nd Canceled Dōjinshi Event
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The organizers at Kibakutai announced on Thursday that they are canceling their "Miracle Quarter" dōjinshi event due to the recent Kuroko's Basketball threats. The event would have taken place in Sapporo on January 13, 2013. The organizers received a threat letter last month at the Sapporo Convention Center, where the event was scheduled to be held, and the staff then received a request from the city of Sapporo to cancel the event for the safety of the attendees. Although the organizers had delayed canceling the event in hopes that the case would be solved quickly, they could not delay any longer, and were forced to cancel the event. It is unknown if the event will be rescheduled.
Since last month, more than 20 locations linked to Kuroko's Basketball creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki have received threat letters with powdered and liquid substances. 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.
Another Kuroko's Basketball dōjinshi event, "Shadow Trickster Osaka," was canceled this month. The Tokyo Big Sight event complex received a threat last month, but the "Shadow Trickster 3" event proceeded without incident on October 20. The official "Kuroko no Basuke produced by Namco Namja Town" event in Tokyo did end 19 days early as a result of the threats.