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Old July 7 2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

trouble with comics in Asia?
Attack on Titan is one of this year's biggest anime. Originally a manga, Attack on Titan've Also its creator Hajime Isayama turned into a celebrity. And a target of Death Threats-a frightening number of them.

Last Friday, a commenter on Isayama's official blog wrote, "On June 29, I'm going to beat Hajime Isayama to death with a blunt instrument!'m Totally going to kill him!"

"I will not get caught," the comment continued, "because the Japanese police are incompetent!" The Threats were copied and pasted Repeatedly in the same comment.

Also Other Threats were copied and pasted in mindboggling numbers (apparently, over a thousand times) Attack on Titan THROUGHOUT the creator's blog. One Asked Which was better: Isayama Beating to death or burning down his house. Another read, "Go to hell! Dirty Isayama! Die! You idiot!" Etc, etc..

Japanese Yokoku site was quick to point out the Threats That did not seem like They were written by a native Japanese speaker and Appeared to use translation software. Some of the words were incorrect or just plain wrong. Even if you can not read Japanese, you can see here how the same Threats Appear reposted over and over again.

As Mentioned Previously, one of the Threats used the term "Japanese police", que makes it seem like the comment was written by a foreigner. And it's possible single one wrote all the Threats.

Online, there's speculation That the reason for the Death Threats Is that Dot Attack on Titan character was modeled after Yoshifuru Pixis Akiyama, a General in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Courtesy of Twitter user Paul Guo, this is how Yoshifuru Akiyama compares to Dot Pixis' manga and anime versions.

Back in 2010, Isayama admitted that Dot Pixis was based on the military leader. That revelation caused a flurry of recent comments on Isayama's 2010 post. Those comments were made last month. Most are in English, but there are also Korean and English comments protesting Akiyama as well as defending him.

The controversy appears to be opening old wounds between Japan and other Asian nations, especially South Korea, where Attack on Titan has a hardcore following. That being said, it's important to note that it is unconfirmed where the threats are from, who is making them, and why they are making them.
http://kotaku.com/a-thousand-death-t...eato-631792221
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Old July 7 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Re: Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

Okay?

Didn't we just have something similar here regarding Spider-Man comics?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=42731

Stupidity over inconsequential non-sense seems to be a worldwide phenomenon, including the United States.

*But I'm a "PC moron" so you probably can't see this.
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Old July 7 2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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Re: Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

Blaming foreigners or Koreans for death threats seems typical of the Japanese internet.
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Old July 7 2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Re: Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

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Okay?

Didn't we just have something similar here regarding Spider-Man comics?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=42731

Stupidity over inconsequential non-sense seems to be a worldwide phenomenon, including the United States.

*But I'm a "PC moron" so you probably can't see this.
Cool it. There is no need to bring outside conflicts into this forum.
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Old July 7 2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Re: Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

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Didn't we just have something similar here regarding Spider-Man comics?

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=42731
What about that Spider-Man story arc has people in such an uproar?

For that matter, it's still very unclear from the OP just why that writer has been receiving death threats. I gather it has something to do with one of his characters bearing some resemblance to a real person in the Japanese military but it's all very unclear.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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Re: Comicbook creator of 'Attack On Titan' gets 1,000 death threats

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
For that matter, it's still very unclear from the OP just why that writer has been receiving death threats. I gather it has something to do with one of his characters bearing some resemblance to a real person in the Japanese military but it's all very unclear.
Asia is a very interesting complicated mess, they have a rich history, a great entertainment industry with movies coming from Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and HongKong and they have some interesting books and comics. Politically and historically Asia is a mess like the US and the rest of the world. In the past they were always fighting with each other, so you have the historical shadow of tribalism, bitterness and racism in some of their cultures. In Asian politics you get all the crazies on levels of Pat Robertson, Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Joe Barton, Dave Hagstrom....you name the person Asia probably has the same nutbag if not worse. I get the feeling a lot of stuff was suppressed in Asian nations during the Coldwar, but now with the internet today a lot of people from Vietnam, Taiwan, S.Korea, Japan and even mainland China to an extent they can all speak their minds. Anything involving WW2 icons is a very hot topic for the Koreans, they felt hard done after WW2 as they were an American ally but won few benefits after fighting the war and Japan didn't really have Nuremberg trails and make friends with its neighbors like the Germans done. Japan was said to have kidnapped thousands of women and taken them as sex slaves for its soldiers during world war II. On the other side some Koreans are known to be a bit nationalistic and extreme with their opinions
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