Kuroko's Basketball Threats Cancel 3 More Dōjinshi Events
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Studio You, the company that organizes the Kuroko's Basketball-themed "Shadow Trickster" dōjinshi events across Japan, announced on Tuesday that three more of the events have been cancelled: Shadow Trickster Christmas Special and Shadow Trickster 4 in Tokyo, and Shadow Trickster Nagoya 1.5. The Shadow Trickster Osaka event scheduled for November 18 had previously been cancelled.
Additionally, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported on Wednesday that four places in the Hakata ward of Fukuoka City in Fukuoka prefecture — including the ward office, a restaurant, a convenience store, and a private high school — received threat letters on Tuesday and Wednesday. The threat letters said, "If you don't cancel [the event], there will be many casualties." The envelopes also all contained a liquid substance. The Shadow Trickster Fukuoka event is scheduled to take place on December 24 in Hakata. The Shadow Trickster website does not currently list the Fukuoka event as being cancelled.
Another Kuroko's Basketball dōjinshi event, the "Miracle Quarter" in Sapporo, was cancelled 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, and Animate Café Tennoji in Osaka cancelled a planned Kuroko's Basketball collaboration event. The Jump Festa event has also announced that Kuroko's Basketball events, exhibits, and the sale of tie-in goods have been cancelled.
Since last month, more than 20 locations linked to Kuroko's Basketball creator Tadatoshi Fujimaki, including the Comic Market dōjinshi event, 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.
[Via Hachima Kikō]