Otaku Burns Down Mother’s Home in Gundam Revenge


A man has burnt down his home after his mother threw out his Gundam collection, lamenting “I’ve lost my precious Gundam, I may as well die.”

The man, a 29-year-old factory worker and Gundam collector in Hyogo prefecture, who needless to say lived in his mother’s house, became so distraught at the loss of his collection at the hands of his mother that felt his only recourse was fire.

He doused his room in kerosene and ignited it with a lighter, causing a conflagration which swiftly burnt the two storey wooden house to the ground.

Apparently not quite ready to die along with his Gundam, he fled the house and escaped without injury.

His mother (55), who was in the building as her son burnt it down, also escaped.

He explained what happened thus: “My precious Gundam plamo were all thrown out by my mother; I thought I’d die too.”

He has been arrested on charges of arson.

Via the Kobe Shimbun.

Mothers thoughtlessly, or spitefully, throwing out their children’s treasured possessions are the stuff of legend the world over; some even feel driven to murder in the face of such loss…

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    Comment by TerrawindX2
    02:00 13/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The fault is not with the Otaku, but with the mother. She makes no effort whatsoever in attempting to understand what her son is going through. It was foolish of her to take matters into her own hands when she could have consulted a psychiatrist on the matter. Psychological addictions can be dangerous and are not easy to cure. It's a case of an amateur playing doctor. Parents are foolish to not understand their children.

    Also, his personality is obviously the result of bad parenting. If he lives with his mother, then something is very wrong. I harbor much hatred towards overprotective parents who pamper their children so much that they lose out on their social life and independence that they turn into obsessed otakus. Then the idiotic mother wonders why is her son such a fucking retard, oblivious to her own mistakes. I say fuck off, bitch. You don't deserve to ask that question, you don't deserve to even TRY to treat your son by throwing out his gundams, because it's your fucking damn fault, the damage is done. Obviously it's not a case of bad influence from friends, eh? As if he has any. Seriously, I will arbitrarily assume and conclude that Otakus have sad lives because of pathetic parenting.

    I'm done ranting for today kthxbai =D

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    Comment by Warsie
    09:54 24/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    he doesnt seem 'pampered' given he has his own job in a factory which is a good-paying job (at least in USA)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 30/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a little late to this discussion, but I can't believe that not a single one of you nerds even brought up the fact that he could get a roommate if moving out is cost prohibitive.

    Seriously. Anti-social much?

    In the States, most people move out and would rather live with complete strangers than deal with their parents. Sure, they may get some fringe benefits (e.g. free meals, housekeeping, allowance, etc.), but you forfeit your rights as an individual when you accept those benefits.

    If you want to be treated and respect as an adult, then find a way to live without relying one someone for a handout. Living with roommates is more of a business move than anything, even when living with friends. If you live with your parents, it's like you're living at a homeless shelter. You play by the rules or you sleep on the streets.

    Was the mother right in destroying his collection? Not really. But if you view it as a landlord-tenant relationship, in which he owed his mother money for several months' worth of rent, the mother had every right to repo all his shit and change the locks. If he can't make good on the payments, then he has loses all rights to his goods and she's allowed to destroy everything.

    The amount of rage that you are all showing at the mother's actions leads me to believe that most of you are still living at home and are pissed at some shit your parents recently did. I really hope your parents just kick you out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:55 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I read this as "Otaku Burns Down Mother’s Home in Gundam" and then was disappointed when I saw the full title.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 24/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Me too man. so depressing. I was like WAT GUNDAM?

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    03:20 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i mean, i don't condone murder or arson but... i could definitely sympathize.

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    Comment by maga
    03:07 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a heartless bitch. I'd kill myself if anything ever happened to my collection.

    Comment by EspadaKiller
    01:38 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hardcore Otaku, you rock dude!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by MichaeMoshier
    03:43 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel his Gundam lost-pain

    Comment by KamiOkurimono
    03:48 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it can't be helped

    Comment by Booger
    23:37 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Houses in Japan are built cheap with thin walls and are meant to be disposeable.

    It's land that is expensive. They still own the land, so that momma can now build herself a brand spankin new house.

    Comment by Riiku
    23:47 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or a casino with blackjack and hookers

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    Comment by Ryoko
    02:14 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In fact, forget the blackjack.

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    23:28 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It got him out of the house, if that's any consolation to the inconsiderate mother :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I pity both sides. The guy for losing his precious gundam collection and mother's belief in him. The mom for losing her home and son's belief in her. She just wanted her son to be a normal person to her while he just wanted to do something which is normal to him. Due to misunderstanding, on both and toward both sides, both caused self-destruction toward each other.

    Comment by Riiku
    23:43 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .... And delivered some lulz to teh internets

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It can't be helped.

    Comment by FAG
    01:13 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a great success, mothers needs to know what is important for the sons

    Comment by Val Varo
    05:00 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd do it, man, I'd seriously do it. I put some serious money and work into these things.

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    Comment by chie
    23:56 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Jabman025
    00:02 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would have bin pissed......very pissed......maybe even violent, but arson is a bit much

    Comment by PunchMyballs
    06:36 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i installed security cameras, and laser on my collection room to avoid this, else i would have to
    live under a bridge

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    00:35 12/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    You dont just through out gundams! I hope you burn...and actually die this time >_>

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    Comment by JustPassingThru
    12:24 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't really seem surprising as to why he lived with his mother... with the global recession and all that, I can say that it maybe one very smart move one could make in order to save money.

    True independence is not measured when you live on your own alone.

    Comment by Emphraim
    12:52 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That will teach the mother to throw away valuable collector items.

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    Comment by pluki7
    13:24 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Four and Psycho Gundam? Hmm... Four never had a chance to become a mother anyway, so something doesn't connect here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 11/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol only in japan

    Comment by ragingsherbert
    12:20 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a dumb bastard

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    he should just rethink his plan on burning the house; he should build and equip his gundam with self destruct device since he lives with his mom. weirdest collection would be a mine or trap like the american movie the collector.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since i heard no word about a father, am surprised no one noticed the very likely possibility since old women in Japan are usually house-wifes that he may lived in her house but he was the one supporting her.

    Comment by Amuris
    08:15 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my family, we leave and come back periodically before marriage. Afterwards, we just show up less often. I don't think that the problem is that he was living with his mother. My mom often lives with other people including my grandmother. Honestly, I don't think we might never see each other again if all of us didn't live together now and again. My brother has his own house now and doesn't really speak to us anymore.

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    Comment by iPood
    08:29 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Poor guy, plamo takes a lot of work to build.

    Comment by Riiku
    23:24 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should arrest his mother, not him.

    He did the rigt thing - you dont fuck with otaku's proud soul

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey I might have snapped too. A lot of those models are DAMN expensive.

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    Comment by Techeese
    19:19 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gundams srs bns

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Such BS, they should arrest the mom. If she didn't throw away his Gundams, this wouldn't have happened in the first place. Bad parenting.

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    Comment by Toiski
    19:37 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, last time I checked, destroying someone else's property was a crime... Could have been thousands of dollars of gundam stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:28 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i bet the house was more expensive though.

    Comment by Diff anon
    23:44 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I bet he had the money to move out though

    Comment by Algester
    09:12 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    not that quite as well as i presume sure budgeting and saving by living with her mother just to buy the plamos or if not then he might not found a suitable place to live in asides from his mother's quite understandable enough

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    22:14 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perfect Grade Plamos cost hundreds. If his collection is what I'm imagining it to be. It would cost more than a two storey wooden house.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes and if she didnt give birth to him, he wouldnt exist in the first place

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another reason why to move out when you're an adult >_>

    Comment by Storm Wing
    22:25 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. I got a shitload of action figures (well, not THAT much), so i do need some personal space to display them.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    19:27 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    An approx 30yo man still living with his mother aside, what's up with parents still doing the oldschool "If you don't.. I'll throw your precious (item) away." on their grown up son?

    Oh well, the son's later senseless act really explained it all..

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    Comment by YOO
    19:53 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it were my dad, i'd burn his porn collections revenge.

    Comment by Hyo
    20:32 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since it was his mother, he should've burned her yaoi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pwned? As if. How many 50 something year old women read yaoi?

    Comment by Storm Wing
    22:27 10/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PWND!! XD

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