Nana Mizuki Shocked By Her 208KG Otaku Dump


Top singer seiyuu Nana Mizuki has expressed her “profound sadness” at news that one of her fans got himself arrested after illegally dumping the 208kg of potato chips he bought to get the chance to meet her on stage – not least because one of her own fans has just undone all the days she spent charitably picking up garbage herself.


The crisps contained lottery tickets which would grant an invitation onto the stage to 10 winners at Nana Mizuki’s upcoming August concert.

The 25-year-old Hyogo prefecture salaryman was so desperate to get one that he bought 89 boxes of the snack, each containing roughly 1,000 packets and costing ¥300,000 in total.

He unsurprisingly enough had no intention of eating them all, but found he had no way of getting rid of the 208kg of unwanted food and packaging (paying someone to dispose of them apparently being out of the question), and so dumped them all in 6 different wooded locations in the nearby towns.

Police took a dim view of this illegal littering and soon caught up with him, arresting him on charges of unlawful dumping, which he admitted, noting that “I bought a lot, but found I was having trouble getting rid of them so I threw them away.”

Ironically enough Nana Mizuki is a “special supporter” of the “MaruGomi” project, which encourages “people everywhere to have a fun time picking up trash at the same time, on the same day, and with the same feelings,” and spends a day each year picking it up – which probably would not go very far in clearing up the mess her fan made.

Hearing about the incident from a manager, she was “incredibly sad” – telling her fans “I wish from the bottom of my heart that nothing like this ever happens again.”

With the colossal wastefulness of idol marketing already attracting much attention in the wake of the general election, there are by now more than a few Japanese who are disgusted by the nation’s already seemingly pointless recycling efforts being undone completely by the music industry mafia – though with otaku spending being pure Abenomics there seems to be no danger of anyone actually doing anything about it.

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    Comment by Cytryz
    06:42 12/06/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I dont think I'll ever come to understand these people. I love anime, but not to the extent these ppl obsess over a single person :\

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    Comment by cats2
    08:39 12/06/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)


    You would think they would see a photo of what she ACTUALLY looks like at some moment in time also..

    That yahoo link showcases that the ad picture is 95% photoshop..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nonsense, they just brighten her skin. They do that with just about anyone. I've seen plenty of documentaries, and untouched photos to say that she doesn't look that different than on the promo picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my honest opinion, they should just cut out the middle man. Let them pay either ridiculous amounts or auctions things like these. They'd earn the same but didn't have to print a lot of CD's which are then just thrown away. Same goes for this crisp action here...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's modern day goddess worship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    AKB48 have how much to do with Anime again?

    I mean, I dont think that his wastefull behavior has any excuse, as he could still give to food to charity or something, but instead he throws it away like old porn mags...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nana Mizuki has done a lot of roles as an anime VA, and as far as I know she isnt related to AKB48.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's been a seiyuu for longer than a lot of those AKB girls have been able to talk; longer than some have been alive, even.

    Serious BBA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    He's guilty of naivety more than anything. As a fan he likely bought the boxes without giving much thought as to what he would do with them when they arrived, he likely was only concerned with getting the reward. If he lives in an apartment or something, he likely panicked when most of his living space was filled with boxes lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imagine the opposite situation. Imagine him getting his ticket on his first try. He'd do the same.
    Should have gone to a community center and give the snacks to kids, keeping his tickets for himself. He would be the hero of the neighbourhood for months.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He's comparing the level of obsession he has for something(anime) to AKB48 maniacs. It was stated pretty clearly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nana mizuki also has nothing to do with akb48.
    Also akb48 have an anime technically so they do relate. Also obsessive behaviour of anime otaku tends to also cross over into idol otaku. Theyre not atonomous groups. Desire to meet mizuki could be for either reason as she is kind of a big deal seiyuu wise along with music wise.

    But yeah, I cant understand these people either..

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They got an own anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    you need to open the chips to obtain the raffle ticket.
    charity isn't going to take opened food.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a waste of food... if you can call that food.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sore ga Aidoru Otakuizumu。

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    wasteful comment coming through!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:18 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    and she litterally looks like the kind of girl you'd find living as your neighbor right next door... seriously, keep that 300K yen and just go for a walk outside your house and get the guts to just meet a girl like that if you really want to...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:02 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously, japan! ive never heard of anyone going after a hot gravure model like yoko matsugane to an extent like this (or any extent really)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mizuki Nana's main selling point isn't that she's cute: it's that she's Mizuki Nana. Though I wouldn't personally spend $3000 to meet a celebrity, I'd definitely consider her a better pick than the average pretty face.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    She voices my laptop.. *haa... haa...*

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 14/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nana Mizukis main selling point is her voice, whether as a singer or seiyuu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You cannot buy "guts" no matter the money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:00 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    money = guts me one rich shy person

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 14/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    elon musk,clever guy but his social skills are a bit down.

    married with kids though! amazing what cash can do..

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 18/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beer = liquid "guts" since its invention. For the amount he's spending, this is a whole lot better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This incident give me flashback to when i was 7 year olds. You know that snack that contain Rockman X cards? I remember bought a bunch of them just to get the card inside and throw the snack away because I bought too much.

    Same go for Yu-Gi-Oh, MTG cards but that one doesn't contain snack. The same principal kinda applies here i feel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    im just reminded of charlie and the chocolate factory... i have no such story of my own because i never wanted to be a veruca salt... actually i couldnt even pretend to be even 1% as rich as that

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's exactly the reason why you can't understand. I personnaly understand this guy, it doesn't shock me at all, actually 300.000 yens isn't that big of a deal.

    But I can't understand people who are so crazy about anime characters, since they aren't real, I really can't understand how someone can get worked up about drawings.

    But for real peoples, for idols, I think it's totally normal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It might not seem much, specially compared to the amount other fans spend to meet their chosen celeb. But it's over 1month average salary in Japan, so it's still a lot of money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, I personally prefer ideas to people, but to each his own.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    made up characters are usually far more admirable than real popular personalities tend to be, though

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If he was american he'd have eaten all the chips.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fuck yeah, 'Murrica!

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    Comment by Drax DriloX
    11:05 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That are only the half of the daily diet of potato chips of a average murican

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean British right? Get it right. Americans eat hamburgers. Brits eat chips.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean crisps right? Get it right. Americans eat potato chips. Brits eat crisps.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he was American, he wouldn't be so damned obsessed over a VA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If he was american he'd be obsessed with semi-automatic rifles

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    or pop fad of the moment, like Gaga

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    In America, it'd have to be a movie star. Or a recording artist. Or some rich person who got a shitty reality TV show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait more importantly did he win or not? How could they leave that out in the story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he still has the guts to show his face to her....

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    Comment by KingFisher
    10:41 12/06/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I have to agree there is no excuse to his wasteful treatment of those snacks. Is he and idiot? He could have done something else about them. God dammit. If the tickets didn't allow him to open up the bags they could have been resold to foreigners. Stupidity at its highest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Him buying so many of them just for a ticker already proves he is an idiot.

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    Comment by aoitoriko
    09:20 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I kind of feel sorry for him.
    Poor guy sounds like Charlie Bucket from Willy
    Wonka and the Chocolate factory looking for the 5th Golden Ticket.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:23 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wonder if idols enslave oompa loompas too

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He spent around 3000$ in potatoes to win the ticket, so he's like the other four detestable children, not Charlie...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 12/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why didn't he just donate them to a food bank or something...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are a lot of reasons.

    Food banks are very much a recent American concept. They didn't exist until the 1960s.
    The Japanese don't have any real concept of a food bank.

    Second Harvest Japan is the only major food bank in Japan. It's also fairly recent since it didn't exist until 2000 or so. I think donations have to be delivered to Tokyo. This guy's in Hyogo, so he's about 300 miles away. Other charities don't take food donations.

    For the most part, you can't donate opened products to a food bank. I'd think that single serve bags can't be donated outside of their original bulk packaging, but I don't know that for sure. However, I doubt any food bank wants junk food. They'd much rather have things like rice or canned goods.

    Most people just don't have extra food to donate. It won't fit in your one room mansion, you don't get any discounts for purchasing in bulk, and you can just walk to a konbini or supa.

    Bureaucracy makes it hard to get registered as deduction eligible, so very few Japanese organizations are deduction eligible. Simply being an NPO isn't enough in Japan. Most NPOs and civic orgs aren't deduction eligible.

    I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:09 13/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im sure he wasnt so unlucky that he found the ticket in the very last box he opened

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