Illustration for article titled Teen Wanted To Be An Anime Character, So He Burned Trash

A 13 year-old in Fukuoka was recently picked up for a misdemeanor: he was burning garbage with a lighter at two trash collection spots, Yahoo! Japan reports. When asked why he was doing this, the kid replied that he wanted to see what how it was to handle fire "like an anime hero."


The article doesn't specify which anime character, but online in Japan, people are speculating that the teen was perhaps referring to the "Dark Flame Master" in Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai! That seems about right, but do you have any other ideas?

軽犯罪法違反:ごみに火付けた中1を児相通告 [Yahoo! Japan]

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