Male Teen Arrested for Threatening Love Live! Fans on Twitter
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ogikubo Police arrested a 15-year old male first-year high school student from Toyama City on Wednesday on the suspicion of forcible obstruction of business. According to the police, the suspect allegedly posted threatening remarks on Twitter directed at fans of the Love Live! music and anime franchise.
The suspect allegedly posted a message on Twitter in July which states, "I'll kill every last Love Live! fan in this country with my own hands. Love Live! fans trick you, and are anti-social like the people who scatter leaflets in the theater and step on them. I can't allow people like that to live. I will surely kill them."
The suspect also allegedly posted a photograph of him holding a kitchen knife.
The threats forced official Love Live!-related events to increase security, and security during the Love Live! The School Idol Movie film's screenings was also increased.
Upon his arrest, he said in a deposition, "I like the anime too, but I hated how badly other fans behaved."