In the light of the recent announcement by the Comic Market staff, I thought I’d put this out for anyone who wants to know more about what’s going on with the recent spate of incidents.
Translated from this Naver Matome, which is a compilation of posts by the alleged on 2ch.. Some parts are omitted because they are reposts of reports from official sources regarding the cancellation of events.
Posts on 11/20 (Tuesday) on the Sophia University discussion thread, allegedly by the culprit.
“I am the one behind the widely discussed threats related to the Kuroko no Basket franchise. I believe Animate and the Ikebukuro store has already received my warnings. Even so, they have ignored my words and decided to open a Kuroko cafe… I’ll take it as an insult and a challenge to myself.”
“I will not forgive you! I will not forgive you! I will not forgive you! I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you”
“I will not forgive you!!!!!! Which is why I have decided to commit suicide in Animate Tennouji. I will return to the darkness and leave behind many rotten pussies in my wake. My purifying light of judgment will cleanse the building. You lot can shiver in fear and wait for the moment of the final judgment.
The Seraph who will purify Kuroko – The Reaper in Mourning”
Three minutes later.
“I now know all too well that Fujimaki thought nothing of that incident. I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you I will not forgive you!!!!!!!!!”
“I will disappear, like a sandpiper in the dead of night on a plain of snow, struck dead by the gun of a hunter. But it will not be for naught. I will smear Kuroko in the blood of judgment.
I will target some of these places next-
Finally, 12/30 – Ariake
I will now go for a look at Hakata.
I’ll see you next on the newspapers.”
Allegedly sent by the culprit. Was addressed to Animate Tennouji Store, where the Kuroko Cafe was to be held.
Asked for the cancellation of the cafe, as the culprit did not want to commit a mass murder.
The second threat letter
With the same request as the first letter, phrased in a violent/vulgar way.
The sender identified himself as “The awakened hunter of Kuroko The Reaper in Mourning”
The Kurobas cafe was canceled.
Other posts allegedly by the culprit
“There’s only one reason for why I’m doing this!
It’s because I hate Fujimaki Tadatoshi, graduate of Sophia University and now a popular manga artist. Fujimaki took everything away from me. I wanted to take revenge on Fujimaki directly, but unfortunately I don’t know where he stays. I had no choice but to attack his manga. If you’re angry, then hate Fujimaki!
I’m not going to run or hide. If you ask Fujimaki, he probably knows exactly who I am. If he pretends not to know, you can easily find out by asking Fujimaki’s high school and university friends.
You better watch out, Shueisha, Toyama High, and you kurobas-crazed fujoshi!
The Reaper in Mourning will massacre the Kuroko franchise.”
Other replies to questions.
What is your motive?
To put it simply, it’s revenge.
Why only now?
Fujimaki set the flags. The triggers were Toyama, Sophia U, Basketball and doujinshi. I was pushed to do this because of the recent popularity of Kuroko among the doujinshi scene. This is why I targeted Toyama High and Sophia University and doujinshi event companies/organizers and the anthology publishers. There’s been people on the internet trying to do profiling on me, but at first I hadn’t planned on targeting Shueisha or the anime studios. Fujimaki’s success in Jump and the series getting an anime annoyed me, but it wasn’t enough to become a trigger to crime. These companies were not part of my plan at first. Fujimaki had graduated from Toyama, entered Sophia University, created a successful basketball manga, and that series gained considerable popularity among doujinshi creators. These were the four things that caused me to lose control of my feelings.
What exactly is the issue you have against Fujimaki?
I can’t tell you now. If I do, I will end up causing trouble for two people who care a lot for me. It’s Fujimaki’s fault that I can’t meet them anymore. Please don’t misunderstand, they are both alive.
Why didn’t you try to talk to Fujimaki directly instead of causing such a huge incident?
I’ve met Fujimaki before, but I don’t have his contact details. Rather, the two people I mentioned above are much closer to him than I am. Previously, I tried to contact him through a different way, but by that time, Fujimaki had already left Sophia University. I had no other way of contacting him.
In the first place, if I knew where Fujimaki lived I would have stabbed him with a knife already. I’ve always hated him, but there was nothing I could do about it.
Who are these two people you mentioned? What are they like?
I’ll refer to one of them as I-san. He’s been my senior since I was a kid, and he’s really handsome. Even when I faced a lot of oppression from my parents, was bullied in school and generally ignored by everyone in the area, he was the only one who stood up for me. If not for I-san, I would have killed myself back then. I-san played basketball since he was a kid. He got into the most prestigious high school in our area, and got into Sophia after that, but he dropped out of university.
However, dropping out wasn’t I-san’s decision. When I came to Tokyo, I managed to contact him, but after he dropped out, we lost all contact. The other person is K-kun. He’s my former colleague at the part-time job I took on after the incident. He’s also very handsome.
I was prone to making mistakes, my superiors always yelled at me and I was the subject of scorn, but he was the only person who spoke to me. He’s younger than me, but as a human being he’s very mature. He’s also a graduate of Toyama High, and is currently in the basketball club.
He got into a good university (Not Sophia), but he dropped out and went to vocational school. When I got to know him at my job, he was already in vocational school. Because we were both from Toyama High, we both knew Fujimaki. However, he didn’t seem particularly close to Fujimaki. As a result of the trouble I had with Fujimaki, we had to cut our ties with each other.
In other words, you liked these two people?
Next to where I lived there was a large gymnasium, and there were many basketball matches held there. I happened to see I-san in his basketball uniform one day. He looked so good in it… and before I knew it, I had used the image of I-san in his basketball uniform…
I made up an excuse to get K-kun to show me his graduation album. He looked really good in it too. I wanted to see him wear it in real life, so I told him “A female friend of mine who’s trying to become a manga artist is looking for reference pictures of basketball players from various angles. You’ll be paid for it too, so why don’t you try?”. I got a female acquaintance to take the pictures, and paid him for it. That female acquaintance was actually a P.I. I hired, and I received the photographs later. They’re still my treasure today.
Just to be clear, I had no relationship of the physical sort with the aforementioned two.
And of course, I am sure they had no such relationship with Fujimaki.
Is the reason why you’re so attached to Toyama and Sophia because of these two people?
That’s right. To me, Toyama and Sophia are almost holy places. I’ve always wondered what my life would be like if I had gone to these schools, and why we seem to have lived in different societies despite having been born in the same place and age.
So the reason why you are attached to basketball because you have a basketball uniform fetish?
That is right.
What kind of crap parents did you have for you to become such a dirty adult?
They were abusive parents. They hit and kicked me when I was a child. They seemed to hate it when I was happily playing.
I ran away from home once when I was 16, and I’ve never had a chance to watch anime, read manga or play games.
That became one of the reasons why I was bullied in school. I couldn’t keep up with their conversation. However, to say that I’ve never been exposed to any such material for all my 16 years then would be a lie. I-san showed me a Jump manga once. I was surprised to learn about the world of manga.
I asked my parents if I could read it, but then my dad tried to strangle me, and my mom hit me with a glass container.
Seems like you’ve got parents that care for your education. Couldn’t you have gone to Sophia if you had put more effort into your studies?
Like how they hated it when I was playing, my parents didn’t like it when I was studying. When I opened my textbooks, I was hit and kicked again.
“You don’t have any need to study. Don’t even think about going to high school. You’re going to get out there and work as soon as you’re done with middle school. I’ve talked to the people I know at the construction companies.” was what my dad often said to me. However, they also get mad at me when I got poor results.
In that situation, there was no way I could study. Someone apparently told my parents that “It’s better to let him complete high school for appearances’ sake”, so I managed to get into high school in the worst school of my area.
I was also bullied in that school, but in my second semester my dad arranged for me to quit school without telling me.
After that, I was made to work in a construction company. I didn’t receive a salary but I got an allowance of 20000 yen a month from the kindness of the company head. I later found out that my mom had bought a French vase from that company head for 200,000 yen, and in exchange I had to work for free for a year and a half.
In this day and age, I had been sold as a slave in exchange for a vase. I don’t have a clear recollection of that time, but I hit my parents with all my strength and caused both of them to lose consciousness.
I took all the money they had, gathered some clothes and a rubbish bag, and with all that in hand I left for Tokyo. I found work at a bar in Kabuki-chou. Fujimaki was probably enjoying the peak of his youth at Toyama nearby.
Were you poor?
I was the only one who led a poor life in that house. When I was born, my father was drawing an annual salary of 5000000 yen, so when I left the house, his annual salary had been twice that amount. However, my parents refused to spend any of their money on me. I was the only child. After I left for Tokyo, my life of poverty continued. I’ve experienced sleeping on the streets.
How does doujinshi come into all this?
I first found out about doujinshi when I went into a shop in Ikebukuro. Though I was leading a life of poverty then, I used what little money I had to purchase various books to read. I soon found respect for the creators of such books. However, it was impossible for me to have such aspirations, from the environment I was brought up in as a kid. My dad tried to kill me at the mere mention of manga. This could have been true of the generation of creators of the Tokiwa Mansion, but for creators in their 20s~50s now, such parents probably don’t exist. My life never allowed for the opportunity to pursue my aspirations.
In reading these fan-works, I became curious about the original works they were derived from, and soon I found respect for the creators of the original works as well.
I suppose you’ve read those Slam Dunk yaoi doujinshis, haven’t you? Did you fap to them?
My personal rule is to not fap to doujinshi. If I read a Slam Dunk doujinshi, I think I might fap to it, which is why I’ve never touched a Slam Dunk doujinshi, much less the original work. When I saw the newspapers speculating that the culprit might be a hardcore Slam Dunk fan, I couldn’t help but laugh.
I don’t care if Kuroko no Basket is a Slam Dunk ripoff. Let me say this again, Slam Dunk has nothing to do with this. When I used the word ‘Parody’ in my threat letters, I was referring specifically to doujinshi and fan-works. I’m sorry if the meaning was ambiguous.
To sum this all up, Fujimaki was involved in an incident which led to the loss of two people you value, and in revenge for that, the four triggers, ‘Toyama’, ‘Sophia’, ‘Basketball’, and ‘Doujinshi popularity’ led you to stage all this?
Thank you for the concise summary. Please spread it on Twitter as well.
If Fujiyama wasn’t a graduate of Toyama, if he hadn’t gone to Sophia, if his manga wasn’t about basketball, if the series wasn’t such a hit with the fujoshi. If one of these factors were missing, I would have committed suicide quietly and left it at that.
If Fujimaki had been born somewhere else, and attended some other school, I wouldn’t have cared.
If Fujimaki’s manga was about some other sport, or of another genre, I wouldn’t have cared.
If Kuroko no Basket was more popular among the male readership, if it sold as well as One Piece, or was as popular internationally as Naruto, I wouldn’t have cared.
What’s with your childish handle name? The Reaper in Mourning? You think you’re a poet?
When I planted the substances in Sophia, I was wearing mourning clothes. When I bought the necessary materials and during preparation, I always wear mourning clothes. If the plan at Sophia had gone through, I would have become a true reaper.
Obviously, there were definitely witnesses who saw me in that suspicious get-up at Sophia. I’m sure the police are also aware of this. It’s just that no one has reported it yet. See, this is something that only the culprit would know.
By the way, I have zero respect for Kubo Tite as a creator. I tried to read Bleach, but it was so boring I dropped it at the second volume.
Targeting Sophia University’s basketball club doesn’t conform to your motives as discussed so far. Didn’t you rever it as a ‘holy’ place?
I’ve thought about it and my mind’s a mess, but Sophia’s basketball club is, to me, the crux of my desires. I went to their website and saved all their photographs. However, as you might imagine, I am still a virgin when it comes to all this. I really want to rape those club members… which was why my prime targets of murder were those members. It wasn’t in hate in which I would kill, but to kill as an idea of rape.
I was greatly disappointed when no one was harmed in that incident. I learned later that the first person who opened the lid to the container was the manager. I don’t see any point in killing her. I’m glad it failed.
When will you be satisfied? What do you want out of this?
I want Fujimaki to apologize. Fujimaki knows how to contact me, if he wants to. I’ve not moved, nor changed my number. Once Fujimaki apologizes, I’ll turn myself in to the police. I’ll put in my testimony, “Fujimaki is not in the wrong. He is the victim in this case. I was just jealous of his academic accomplishments and success. The stories about revenge were all my imagination.”.
That can be the truth for official records.
Fujimaki may not have deliberately caused the trouble he made back then, either.
All I want is an apology. Once I get what I want, I’ll put an end to everything.
What if you don’t get what you want?
The fact that I haven’t been arrested means that Fujimaki refuses to speak, or his acquaintances are keeping quiet about this matter. It may also be because he doesn’t remember me at all, and has no idea what this is about. I think this is quite likely.
Just by thinking about that possibility makes my blood boil… So I decided to increase the number of targets.
I’ve sent the threat to 26 other locations. I’ve mailed them after my trip to Intex Osaka. The mail stamp should indicate that it’s been posted from the Suminoe district in Osaka. I used green envelopes for all 26 locations. This is something that only the culprit would know, right? I’m not just saying that I won’t run or hide. Let me warn you, I’m different from those online threats who’ve attacked otaku events in the past. I’m serious enough to bring large amounts of fatal substances to Sophia. I’ve sent the threat letters to all Kuroko no Basket events and companies related to the anime production. I’ve also sent them to the schools the manga was based on. Let me also tell you that I have prepared a 16 litre amount of lime sulfur, previously for my own suicide.
I wonder how I should use it now? I won’t make the same mistake as I did at Sophia again this time.
I’ve heard that you sent a letter to Big Sight, so where else did you send the letters to?
It seems like the case is being referred to as a serial threat letter incident, but that is wrong. To be exact, I sent all those threats simultaneously. Before I carried out my work at Sophia, I sent all those letters from a post box outside Sophia. All the post marks should be the same. I used a pink envelope then. Convinced now? The letters were probably reported at different times to the police, so it’s being treated as a serial case.
I’ve sent letters to the Kuroko no Basket doujinshi event organizing companies, AkaBoo and Studio YOU. I’ve also sent them to all the venues the doujinshi event would be held at, which includes Tokyo Big Sight. I didn’t send a letter to Comiket the first time round because they don’t do genre-specific events. I did send them a letter as part of the 26 new locations, though. I’ve also sent one to Toyama. I didn’t send it to Sophia, but I just taped it below the bottle of hydrogen sulphide. Lastly, I sent it to four to five publishers putting out Kuroko anthologies. One of them is Fusion Product.
I shouldn’t be the one to say this, but shouldn’t Akaboo and Studio YOU have properly announced that they received the threats too? For the safety of the attendees.
What was that liquid you left at Sophia and the powdered substance you sent?
I stuffed a 12 litre toilet detergent bottle full of lithopone at Sophia. If you want to know what lithopone is, google it.
I went to several shops all over the place to buy small bottles of it, but I realized later that there were places that sold it in bulk.
Of course, I was using it to create large amounts of hydrogen sulphide. But it wasn’t effective enough, so using that substance was a mistake, though it was convenient. I guess lime sulphur is more effective. The powder I sent is also lithopone.
Why did you leave Kuroko merchandise with the substance at Sophia?
It’s bait. I was hoping to give the impression that “the culprit was a huge fan”. I even went all the way to Jump Shop to buy it. I hated the thought that Fujimaki might be getting money from that but I had no other choice.
What do you think of Kuroko no Basket? Please put aside your hatred of Fujimaki and tell us your review.
To tell you the truth, just by seeing Fujimaki’s name on the cover totally puts me off reading it. Still, I forced myself to read it before I started these incidents. I have two things to say.
Firstly, in a way, the characters don’t have enough ‘darkness’ to them. You can tell from the story that the author was brought up in a good environment, had good parents, and led a fulfilling school life. He thanked his parents in the foreword of his books, and in the afterword, he mentioned going golfing with his father… I wonder why our lives are so different…
There’s a saying that position makes the man, but in this case, his position gave him his skills.
Any last comments?
This is to the police. If you have time to do your sloppy checks on my IP address, hurry up and arrest me already. Also, there are two other things that only I, as the culprit, would know.
Two days before what I did at Sophia, I left the container at a coin locker in Yotsuya. I was wearing mourning clothes, so I definitely looked suspicious. As I thought, I was questioned by a policeman. However, he was easily convinced after I made up a bunch of excuses. I would like to apologize to that policeman back then. I was really going to commit a crime.
Another thing was that after I first posted the threat on the Sophia University thread, I received an IP disclosure request from the police.
It was my mistake to not have used a proxy when I posted back then. I believe the police already know my IP, so I’ll just post it here. I was writing from a net cafe in Urayasu, Chiba.
Lastly, if I’m not caught, I plan on committing suicide within this year. Please check for fingerprints on the substances I sent. If I die right now in Okayama, I think I can turn this into a cold case forever.