Cops Bust JS Kidnapper on “Shoujo Manga Possession” Tip

shoujo-manga-otaku-shoujo-kidnapper-1

shoujo-manga-otaku-shoujo-kidnapper-2

Police have arrested a man for kidnapping a 9-year-old girl after he was reported as a suspect by the public “for having shoujo manga” and “looking like an otaku” – finding both a shoujo and as many as 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession.

The 9-year-old girl told her mother she was going to a shop near her Sapporo home to buy some notebooks one afternoon, but by nightfall had not returned.

Her parents became concerned and reported the matter, and police had soon launched a search fearing she had perhaps gotten lost in the snow or fell in a river.

However after two days had elapsed she had still not been found and police requested assistance from the public, and it emerged she had bought her notebooks and was last seen on her way back talking to a schoolmate.

Police had no further inkling of her location until a local taxi driver reported that “there’s a suspicious man who has shoujo manga.”

He further cemented their suspicions by saying he “looked sort of like an otaku.”

Acting on this extremely suspicious information police called on the neigbourhood apartment of a 26-year-old unemployed man, finding him to match the description of their suspect.

He told them the girl “was not here,” but on checking officers found the little girl sat in his room – she had been crying, but was otherwise unharmed.

It emerged he had accosted the little girl in a convenience store car park, telling her to “come over here a little while” and then tying her up with tape and taking her home.

She was returned to her family unharmed whilst he has been charged with kidnapping.

In addition to the kidnapped shoujo, they found a total of 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession, a fact which media wasted no time in highlighting as evidence of his deviance, with reports calling it “strange.”

shoujo-manga-otaku-shoujo-kidnapper-3

shoujo-manga-otaku-shoujo-kidnapper-4

shoujo-manga-otaku-shoujo-kidnapper-5

Online whilst there is no sympathy for the criminal antics of a lolicon kidnapper there is much distaste at the media’s insistence on highlighting him being so perverted as to have as many as 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession:

“Just being an otaku is to be a suspect nowadays?”

“Come on guys, he did actually kidnap a little girl didn’t he?”

“How can you even be an otaku with only 4 volumes?”

“Discrimination.”

“Amazing how the TV always manages to pin it on manga whilst ignoring all their own programmes.”

“I have 30 volumes so what does that make me…”

“What about women who have One Piece or Kyojin then?”

“Great, it is officially OK to report someone to the police for having 4 volumes of shoujo manga.”

“Creepy. Expect to get reported you lot!”

“Total discrimination. Men read shoujo manga and they are suspect sex criminals, women read shonen manga and they are fine?”

“Who would buy manga at a local bookshop now?”

“Clearly a ban on shoujo manga is needed.”

“See what happens when you finger someone for looking like a yakuza…

“What’s so bad about this is that they did actually get their man based on a tip-off about him having 4 shoujo manga…”


    Post Comment »
    133 Comments
    Sort by: Date | Score
    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 05/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    People on my Twitter feed yesterday were saying the tip has been heavily distorted by the media, and nothing about this guy resembling an otaku was actually in the original statement.
    The original quote involved him buying four volumes of manga in an attempt to please the girl. Nobody said how the reporter knew that, but I'm guessing he was dumb enough to chat with the taxi driver about buying manga to cheer a kid up, and the driver thought that was suspicious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 05/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Media thrives on sensationalism.
    It's not a Sankaku Complex-exclusive trait.
    It's like those movies that are "based on a true story".

    Bottom line is, humans are full of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Bottom line is, humans are full of shit."

    As you're a human, how can we trust your excellent opinion on Sensationalism. Does it mean not all humans are full of shit and you are an exception or should we see this as an indictment of yourself. Or were you just too stupid to note the lack of logic in your thinking?

    Never mind, don't feel bad about it, after all, as you said, humans are full of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe he does know that.
    When I say people are the cancer of this world.
    I include myself in that statement.

    Because we are. But I don't feel bad about it.
    We humans are selfish beings after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 09/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You never read Shoujo Manga, do you?.
    Lets just say some of those Mangas are at
    "To-Love-Ru Darkness" niveau and are not your typical "child´s Manga" like "One Piece"

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 08/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree that humans are always using and being used. Even the kindest of acts have some personal greed. The act of being a saint as they call them, is just for a fancy title, the media, just looking for another fat paycheck. The bad, filling a whole in their needs, usually unnecessary want, and crave to be feared. No matter who you look at, no matter what they do, there's always some underlying angle, even if they don't know it.

    The fandom in this is just blown out of proportion, just for a bigger paycheck. 4 manga, erotic or not, is very minimal. That's less than an average week of otaku spending, and it's all that he had... Was it even adult manga?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bottom line is, media are full of shit.

    Here, I fixed it for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 05/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    tha actually makes sense

    Avatar of DrZaius
    Comment by DrZaius
    12:09 05/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The screenshot from the news program literally says "resembles an otaku" (オタクっぽい感じ)as a quote from the taxi driver.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, but the claim is that the media distorted the story, not sankaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So instead of saying the truth they just said that some suspicious creepy otaku buying shoujo manga kidnapped a loli. How dare the media distort the truth for ratings!!!....oh wait....

    Avatar of DeathPrince
    Comment by DeathPrince
    15:33 07/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am starting to realize now. When ever the story seems so sketchy and retarded, it is usually made up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    so that's what is wrong in this picture, media outlets doing their job once again

    Comment by Dark Mage
    11:13 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Twisting the story like this make both the police and Otaku look bad.

    Avatar of Ishmael
    Comment by Ishmael
    16:08 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hysteric media and moral panic.
    Sigh, it won't be too long until they just ban manga or crap. Japan has little in the way of human rights or freedom of art and speech.
    It's in their constitution, but it's worth nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 08/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, time to ship some mangaka into better condition and rights, move to Australia guys, we have free health services.... Providing that it was a legal move... Hate what abbots done to fleaing boats... Basterd

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 05/02/2014 # ! Good (+0.7)

    What is worse? An otaku being a suspicious person or that they were actually right on their suspicion?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 05/02/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Society creates its own monsters.

    If society constantly treats someone as a criminal, there's a high probability that person will eventually end up becoming a criminal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 08/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i crazy man also a criminal? damn

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:07 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    True but the people in power never learn until they're being walked to the guillotine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 08/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Char 04:07

    "...walked to the guillotine," which never happens often enough to convince the people in power *not* to be douchebags.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It may be politically incorrect to say it, but stereotypes are based on reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If the guy is caught with 4 volumes of To-Love-Ru, he probably get executed on the spot

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    and he and anyone that reads ans masturbates to that crap should

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:01 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So masturbating without reading it is okay? Phew.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So if I like to read shoujo manga, should I be scared to live in japan now?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    don't worry, just make sure you don't have a tied up loli in your house when they search it and you should be fine

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should be scared to have a penis.
    But that's not manly, so you should also feel ashamed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    this

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:32 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:11 05/02/2014
    Society treats people like shit.
    People seek escape through fictional media.
    Society blames fictional media for creating criminals.

    hey people

    http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2014/02/04/finally-my-little-pony-moe-anime-surfaces/

    remember this?

    even otaku/gamers generalises other fandoms

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just stay away from school girls and don't look like an otaku and you should be fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should be scared to live in Japan even if you don't read shoujo manga. In fact, all males should.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's clear that he's a deviant. Not even shoujo like shoujo manga nowadays...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have several hundred volumes so that makes me lucifer reincarnated?

    Avatar of Riiku
    Comment by Riiku
    22:49 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imagine what he probably did to her.... mmm... *drools*

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You drool at the prospect of someone kidnapping a little girl? WTF is wrong with you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Before you guys criticize this guy to harshly, may I remind you that if he was a teacher, he could've violated scores of young girls, and he would have only got punished with a slap on the wrist and a paid vacation. This is a case of none other than blatant anti-otaku discrimination.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No matter how they got to him and how somebody else would be punished, he's still a piece of shit kidnapper who deserves severe punishment. I have no sympathy for kidnappers, and neither should you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the media would still somehow link him to otaku, anime, manga or whatnot. Millions of otaku on earth and only less than 1% commit crime... somehow it makes the 99% looks like creepy criminals... it is the 1% vs 99% bs again, we need to occupy wall street for this non sense and reclaim our basic human right and respect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    first "hardcore" otaku & gamers descriminates in a retarded manner to other fandoms like fujoshis,bronys and moe lovers

    but when it comes to reviews like this,suddenly you guys wet your pants and they feel like is the end of the world.

    "we don't like being discriminate!"
    "we're being hunted by society!"
    "otakus are people too"

    pathetic!!!!
    LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:43 05/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    hardcore otaku = moetards, lolicons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    go fuck your detection elsewhere

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    00:53 06/02/2014

    Moetard, loliocn detected.

    Comment by Anonymous

    go fuck your stereotyping elsewhere

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Teachers who violate 9 year olds don't get that sort of treatment. It's usually guys who go enjo kousai with high school girls. That's statutory rape vs freaking child rape/child sex abuse. It's different.

    Avatar of Indra EMC
    Comment by Indra EMC
    00:44 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah... kidnapping was a criminal, but why police only talks about SHOUJO MANGA and "Looks like an otaku" ? come on... they stereotyping people who read shoujo manga as kidnapper just like redneck stereotyping "All Muslims are TERRORIST (period) "

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They found him that way, duh. Unless it's all made up, but how else did they find the poor child?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plot twist. The 9-year-old is his daughter, and they're both horrible confused.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think the first comment's poster understands that in Japan, "otaku" is a very serious insult.

    Otaku ain't just some mainstream title for manga/anime fans. It's a serious Japanese insult like "loser", "nobody", and "good-for-nothing"...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 06/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    what this guy did was horrible and he should be punished,but this crime has nothing to do with anime or manga,the media are doing all they can to slander otakus and portraying them as dangerous monsters,this is really appalling,is like saying that people who play violent videogames with lots of deaths,blood and gore are serial killers in the making.
    you guys remember the old videogame witch hunts they used to do some years ago right?
    a guy murders someone,the police finds violent videogames in it's home and the media goes into a frenzy telling everyone that people who play violent videogames are psychopaths in the making.
    i'm seriously worried that this will cause more bullshit censorship legislation against manga and anime to be drafted in japan and that this mediatic pressure will in stifle the creativity of japanese artists who have always been blessed by an originality unique in the entire world,there's a reason if japan is considered the sorce of the most weird stuff around the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 07/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own the same TV as in the pictures to bad Plasma will be no more soon






    Post Comment »

Popular

Recent News

Recent Galleries

Recent Comments