Remember that guy who gave death threats to seiyuu Nana Mizuki after she ignored his invitations to meet with him? Looks like he’s getting off easy as the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office decided not to move forward with his indictment.
The police previously arrested 32-year old part-time worker, Akihiro Fukushima on the charge of obstructing business. Fukushima had allegedly admitted to police that he had messaged the seiyuu and told her that he wanted to meet her. Unfortunately, Mizuki didn’t reply to his message. He then decided to take revenge by threatening to kill her via twitter. Fukushima also admitted that he did this out of spite because Nana Mizuki didn’t reply to his message.
His tweets contained threats saying that he has no other choice but to “kill Nana Mizuki”. He also wrote other threats as well. The seiyuu’s representatives then filed a case against him on the same day he made those said threats. Mizuki’s agency also increased the seiyuu’s security after he made those tweets.
The prosecution didn’t reveal the details as to why they aren’t moving forward with his indictment. Hopefully, Nana Mizuki’s beefed up security would be able to protect her from future incidents.
This won’t be the first time a man threatened Nana Mizuki, though. Back in 2008, a man posted in 2ch that he would “Kill Nana Mizuki and her fans”. The police also arrested him for making such threats. Many fans have previously threatened other celebrities in Japan, with a few leading to serious injury.
Source: Jiji Press