Kuroko's Basket is a popular manga and anime. It's one of the biggest sellers in Japan! And today is the main character's birthday. Some people are really excited.
The threats. The scares. The toxic chemicals. The man allegedly behind all of those has been arrested.
And now, with threats of poisoning and random violence, things are actually worse.
The Kuroko's Basketball terrorist has not yet been apprehended, but it looks like the threat rate has been reduced from a code red to a code orange at the Tokyo Big Sight event center.
Kuroko's Basketball has been having it rough. The popular basket manga, or rather its creator, has been continuously threatened since last October, which has led to the cancellation of all Kuroko's Basketball-related events, including a stage event at Jump Festa. More recently, Japan's biggest independent doujinshi…
For months now, Japanese manga artist Tadatoshi Fujimaki has been dealing with repeated threats. There is a vendetta against him, which has produced numerous threatening letters containing suspicious chemicals.
Kuroko's Basketball seems innocent enough. It's a popular basketball manga that debuted in 2008 and was turned into an anime earlier this year. You wouldn't think it would incite threats of revenge, letters mailed with strange substances, and a rash of Kuroko's Basketball cancellations. But it did.