Manga Editor Allegedly Attacked a Taxi Driver Over $7 Fare

Tomoyuki Shima, the 46 year-old editor-in-chief of Weekly Young Jump, was arrested for an alleged threat he made to a Tokyo cab driver.

According to Mainichi, at around 3:20am this morning Japan time, Shima was taking a taxi home, and when he got near his residence, he allegedly grabbed the taxi driver by the arm and said, "Bukkorosuzo" (ぶっ殺すぞ), which can mean "I'm gonna kill you" (though, I have seen it translated as "Fuck you").

"Bukkorosu" (ぶっ殺す), though, is typically translated as "to beat to death" or "to kill."

Mainichi reports that Shima then began getting out of the cab, supposedly without paying his 710 yen (US$7.20) fare. The police soon arrived on the scene, and Shima, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time, told them that he paid the fare.

Mainichi notes that Shima is best known for editing the popular basketball manga Slam Dunk while he was at Weekly Jump. Now he's known for allegedly attacking a cabbie.

週刊ヤングジャンプ編集長を逮捕 運転手に暴行 [Yahoo! Japan]

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