Japanese Cop Arrested for Illegally Filming a Magical Girl AnimeWhile it seems like Japanese police are arresting people for breaking the country's copyright law, now one of their own has been busted... for breaking the country's copyright law.


A 38 year-old police sergeant in Fukushima has been charged after allegedly using his digital camera to illegally capture the latest feature film version of anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. This apparently happened three times this summer.

A cinema staffer supposedly saw him filming this August, reports Sponichi.

When asked why he did this, the officer replied, "I filmed it for my personal viewing." As punishment, not only will his salary be reduced by a tenth for a month, but he'll also be known as the guy who illegally filmed a magical girl cartoon.

「魔法少女リリカルなのは」を盗撮 福島県警巡査部長を書類送検 [Sponichi Annex]


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