Stabber Murders Nitroplus Man


Nitroplus’s music producer has had the incredible misfortune to have been stabbed to death in a random knife attack on the streets of Osaka.

The killer, a 36-year-old unemployed man of no fixed abode, attacked a woman in her sixties and a man in his forties on the street at 1PM in central Osaka.


Both victims were stabbed repeatedly and died shortly after being taken to hospital. The killer was arrested at the scene on charges of attempted murder, shortly to be elevated to murder.


Nobody else was injured in the attacks, though witnesses reported he appeared intent on further attacks.

The identity of his female victim is not yet known, but his male victim was 42-year-old Shingo Minamino, confirmed by visual novel producer Nitroplus as being in charge of scoring their various games and anime productions under the auspices of his employer Georide.


According to police, the killer claimed to have selected his victims at random and “wanted to commit suicide so I bought a kitchen knife nearby, but it was no good so instead I thought I’d kill some people and get the death penalty.”

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    Avatar of Firetribe
    Comment by Firetribe
    08:37 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    RIP Shingo Minamino. May you continue producing eroge music in heaven. T.T

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 11/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    You mean in hell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No he means, his immortal thetan will reincarnate in another body. Or fly off in space to fight Xenu or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean in the coffin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I've always thought the Futurama suicide booths were a funny yet stupid idea, but now I'm beginning to see the wisdom...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 13/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    People die if they are killed.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    06:37 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    “wanted to commit suicide so I bought a kitchen knife nearby, but it was no good so instead I thought I’d kill some people and get the death penalty.”

    Too weak and stupid to kill myself. I'll make the government do it and take others with me.


    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:26 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    In the US that's easy just charge some cops with something remotely resembling a gun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought US police was equipped with the not immediately lethal Tasser guns now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Taser-proof cop video:

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 15:54

    This video shows a cop NOT going down when hit with a Taser (they ran the test twice, he kept attacking both times while being Tasered). Start watching at about 2 minutes 10 seconds in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 15/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    um..I live in america and the cops got glocks and tazers. never been tazered before but as many times i've electrocuted my self, prolly immune. XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know for America, but Im quite sure that they have Tasers AND a normal gun. That's how french cops are equiped though.

    And yeah, some people can be more resistant to Tasers than others.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    US cops will respond with up to one level higher of force than what's being used against them.

    Tasers aren't a guarantee the guy will go down.

    If you use, or try to use lethal force against a US cop, expect the cop to use lethal force against you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    But how are they going to use guns if they don't carry any guns? If you charge at them, chances are, they won't have enough time to call in SWAT.

    Tasers aren't a guarantee the guy will go down.

    Source? My google-fu is failing to find anything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't have to charge them and they don't even have to see something that looks like a gun. Its always shot first ask questions later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I know what a asshole

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ever tried to kill yourself? It takes a lot more nerve than most you shit talkers probably have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I honestly don't care how hard it is, but the most fucked up thing ever is killing others because you want to die. For all I know, he could've faked a bank robbery and threatened the police with a weapon or SOMETHING. For fuck's sake, give this man anything but the death penalty just so that he doesn't get what he wants.

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    08:24 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    give him a lifetime torture heh

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    ^Agree. Those sickle bastard deserve to be tortured every single second they are alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I second that fucking bastard

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd forbid him dying, and put a load of debts on his head.
    Then put him in jail and force him to slave his ass for the rest of his life.

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    Comment by Alexeon
    07:28 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    If you fail at killing yourself, you really are a good for nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The difference is he doesn't want to kill himself.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 11/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    so if I told you to kill your self right now, you would be able to do it without a problem or objection?
    that objection is what causes the "fail in killing yourself" which you speak of

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:11 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So killing yourself is very hard to do? Why not sod the idea and live? Much less effort.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ever tried to kill yourself?

    No, not now, and not ever. It would take something extreme such as torturous death and/or a grave crippling injury to get me to relinquish my life.

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    Comment by konakona
    07:03 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    You know you fail hard when you can't even get suicide right.

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    Comment by Artist Rising
    07:15 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Oh shit
    He got the wrong guy
    We were aiming for ishi...I mean never mind...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    You want the next town to the right....

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The mayor of Osaka has started blurting out some incredibly stupid crap as well, he may not have been as far off as you think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:16 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yotsuba reference?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    oh man not just that but he didnt care and was just cool with killing people for the death penalty instead WHAT THE HELL!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you are going to go on a stabby spree, then at least stab someone who deserves it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 13/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    People who "attempt" suicide aren't really trying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's insane lol.

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    Comment by Hayate
    12:26 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    just like a computer failed to execute the blue screen...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't you mean "does not compute"?

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    Comment by Hayate
    15:37 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    computer froze, blue screen appear, then error message appear:"blue screen failed to execute"

    basically its like u failed at failing, and thats not a double negative...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Damn, and here I thought Japan was the most safest country to live in...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 11/06/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You can't take people into account when looking for something like that. There are fucked up people everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Higher incidence in socially repressive societies.

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    Comment by cats2
    13:57 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Except everybody else holds the US to a double standard with that..

    Comment by Anonymous

    But to be fair, and I must express that I am speaking purely based on statistics, those rates are only high amongst black people. The incidents amongst whites and asians living in America are significantly lower (even hispanic rates aren't near as high). Honestly, if you based it by race in each country, America would probably have one of the lowest incidents rates in the world for the other races.

    Comment by Anonymous

    so true. always black and white cause ploblem. only yello skin is pure !

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well how many black people are in Japan? There the only reason crime is so high in America

    Comment by Anonymous

    From a population to incidents ratio, America is by far worse than Japan, neck on neck with China as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Japan is still the safest country to live in asia, if you didn't count nuclear meltdown and psycho stabber in.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    10:33 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Statistically it is still the safest the news just likes to make things look like an epidemic.
    A good example is what US news did with terrorism a few years ago even though you are more likely to die from insect stings,traffic accidents,falling down stairs, or even being shot on accident by a cop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    All these possible ways you could die add up you know

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asking where McDonalds is or smiling at female pedestrians is NEVER going to lead to any kind of trouble in Osaka. You'd be lucky if you got any kind of reaction what so ever.

    Besides, you never really have to look for a McDonalds in Osaka. They are everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah japan is generally safe, so long as the law doesn't turn on you so you best not ask where a mcdonalds is or politely smile at any female pedestrians.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:19 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WTF was this guy? An unemployed superhero? I figure anyone with "MAN" as his last name must be a superhero of some kind. Or a DJ. But then obviously if he was super-powered he wouldn't get murdered so easily. So maybe he was a DJ.

    Unless he was a superhero murdered by a SUPER VILLAIN---OMG!

    I'm outta the loop on this shit. Please advise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really a compliment but I'm not gonna argue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats because all the youth never leave the house so accidents can't happen

    Comment by Anonymous

    What nuclear meltdown? The Fukushima reactors never went critical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 11/06/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    so Singapore wins...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 11/06/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Only if you don't chew gum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or eat in a bus and throw a wrapper on the street. People come out of nowhere to fine you like the fucking FBI!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still got my gums - but sadly I'm out of teeth.


    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    But I'm out of gum...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    At least they don't have face eating psychos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:54 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    face chewing. Not eating. He had no flesh in his stomache at the time of autopsy. hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right. That makes it soooo much better. I'm totally going to move next to that guy if he is released by some freak inadequacy of the justice system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Compare to Mexico beheading is a daily life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    its very rare .

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still a billion times safer than oh lets say afghanistan, and still much much much safer than the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you just say Afghanistan, really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:06 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    afganasten fulled up off head cutters !

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just 1 stabbing incident crime in every few months compared to Mexico where people's mutilated bodies show up everyday , I'm pretty sure it's safe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still one of the safest countries to be in.

    An airline can crash today, but it's still statistically the safest transportation of all yet someone may just say "I thought airlines were safe to ride in"

    There can never be 100% safe in anything. The reason this becomes news is because this is one of the ONLY crimes committed in Japan, as compared to other 3rd world countries where most crimes are not reported anymore since they've become too common in everyday life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    well,it was the victims fault that they didn't have a Shinken/Nihonto to get the crazy stabber before he got them xD

    Well,the problem lies within the possibility that you can buy those knifes easily everywhere and can hide them inside your pockets/clothes/etc. and stab people. The same goes for axes and hammers that can murder people if used correctly.

    You can't protect your folks out there even if you ban tools from being sold because they can still beat people to death, and if they flip and their victims are relatively weak, you can't prevent those crimes.

    Well,it's still better to be in Japan with much less violent felonies than anywhere else where people are crazy (other safe countries are Swiss and Canada) like Germany (it's mainly those Turkish/Russian/ South-east-Europeans that do most of the violent felonies here[except child rape]).

    It's mainly because :
    1. our mentality sucks
    2. we are too capitalistic
    3. we left our morals and dignity behind after the war( decay through the liberalism in the politics)
    4.we have uncontrolled immigration
    5. our laws are way too slack

    It would be way better to exterminate everyone who dares to destroy the peaceful society than extorting money from the society through having tons of examinations, trials, and having to pay for their inhabitation in prison.

    The only way to stop this is to give people proper education about morality and dignity and to exchange our law system for one that knows only 2 kinds of fixed penalties :
    death penalty (for those mentally ill canibalists,rapers,abusers and mass murderers) and labor camps for everyone else who dares to violate the law as he pleases.

    That's the only way how our societies nowadays can be freed from those who plague them due to the disability of our law-system to effectively counter it without putting an even greater financial(costs of the trials) and mental(through the exposure in the media) burden onto our societies in the end!

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    Comment by rumblingsauce
    11:29 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate when people blame Capitalism for problems. That's like saying "Communism is why China has hardly any human rights." No, the economic idea's of a country are not to blame. Socialism didn't bring down the USSR. Socialism isn't the cause for North Korea to be so backwards. The people who don't say anything and the leaders who know they can just push people over without resistance, are the reasons why. Yugoslavia was Socialist and did damn good. Here in America, you mention socialist and you are instantly shunned (unless you are certain parts of Occupy Wallstreet). Not only that, but capitalism is getting the same rap. It's not the system, it's the people who abuse the power and the people who don't stand up for their own rights.
    As for the other points you made, it's Germany, so I can't really say much as I'm not that familiar with your nation. I agree that the nations mentality is key to the well being of a country.
    And for the death camps or labor camps, that's absurd. I'm not sure with Germany, but here in America we've legally killed plenty of innocent people with capital punishment. Plus, there are thousands that are declared innocent years after they served their prison time. Extremes are not the solution.

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    17:06 20/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the problem lies in the crazy person using the knife, not in the knife itself.

    Also simply executing people for extreme crimes is not going to happen because there are always people who (as rumblingsauce said) are proved innocent years after their incarceration.

    Anon 17:23 Your comment reminds me of an ass I know, that said all criminals need to be executed and everyone with any kind of mental disability needs to be strangled. If you ask me the people that say things like that are the ones that need to disappear. Ignorance in any form is the cause of many problems and made even worse when ignorant people come into power.

    If people knew of this guys problems and helped him improve his life he wouldn't have done something like this. When people suffer and they feel they have no power over anything that happens to them, they will turn to actions such as his.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Usa, last week, there was two cannibal case + canadian dude who escaped to Germany before being catch.

    Japan is a safe country...

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    16:42 20/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's USA punk. get it right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps it is the safest... you're still gonna get murdered. Sucks huh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dont worry this will be interpreted as dobuel suicide.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok, i'm live in Moscow - there is a 70% to be beaten, stabbed, shooted, (traumatic gun) in city outskirt If you walk there at night alone.

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    08:25 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One case doesn't make it dangerous country.
    There are even more maniacs here in my country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty sure something like this happend in Japan before, and it will happen again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, just like every other Country.

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    Comment by TNinja
    08:56 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Define "safe". Osaka haven't exatly proven to be safe, mentally. Just stay away from the children. And avoid tattoo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm... “wanted to commit suicide so I bought a kitchen knife nearby, but it was no good so instead I thought I’d kill some people and get the death penalty.”

    If he were in America, he could have taken a hostage, waited for the SWAT team to show up, released the hostage, and charged the cops with his knife. He'd get his wish and be killed quickly -- it's called "death by cop".

    Still, why didn't he just fling himself off a tall bridge or something?

    (My town has a 'suicide bridge'. There's a sign posted with a number to call for help with depression, but no phone there [fail].)

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I called that number, but was put on hold......

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    13:34 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cops call it "Suicide by Cop" and really get P.O'd by it.

    Even the cop that can take the guy screaming at them for 1/2 hour and even with the laws today don't go "Rodney" on them really are pissed when someone suicides by them.

    Unlike actual maniacs, these people usually haven't hurt anyone. They will do stuff like take a kindergarten hostage but then sit there and not hurt/molest a single kid, then when the police arrive politely explain what they intend to do and then stand there holding a later found to be unloaded gun at a kid's head making a countdown so the cop can't delay/"reason" with him. Then when they are blown away they usually have family/friends, etc who come out of the woodwork and sue and because there isn't a pile of bodies, etc. they have to do a TON of paperwork and get attacked by lawyers in court. They even showed the kid the gun beforehand, showing it was unloaded and the cop can tell by the kid it isn't loaded but if he doesn't shoot and say it was the "unloaded" gun, he's gone from any police work so...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The difficult part seem to be to actually "do it". With a death penalty you don't have to do it yourself, as somebody else is making that "decision" for you.

    Maybe the government should start allowing "suicides" at some hospital-like places.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 11/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A stabbing here in Glasgow (Scotland) is pretty much expected. If you visit and dont leave without at least one knife wound you're doing something wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 13/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous

    As safe as Chernobyl

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