Woman Arrested For Allegedly Making Death Threats to Anime and Games Retailer

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Animate is a large retailer of anime, manga, and video games with well over a hundred stores in Japan. A woman has been arrested for allegedly sending threatening emails, including one in which “kill” (殺す or korosu) was apparently written 3,852 times.

Over a several week span in August, she allegedly sent threatening emails that contained statements like, “Instead of Kyoto Animation, it would’ve been better if you all had been massacred” and “Get ready to die at any moment.”

According to Yomiuri Shimbun, the 34-year-old woman reportedly cancelled purchases in Animate’s online shop, and in September 2018, she was suspended from the site.

This is just one of several cases this year in which threats mentioned the Kyoto Animation tragedy.

Featured image: Screenshot: Animate