A man who staged his own suicide on 2ch after they told him to get on with it, hanging himself live on a videostream, has been confirmed by police as having died in the attempt.
The 24-year-old man, a resident of Sendai, first came to the attention of a 2ch student board when he complained of experiencing depression after graduating and getting a job, due to problems securing a girlfriend and the dispersal of his friends far and wide, along with an unforgiving job.
This culminated in him discussing suicide extensively, and making as if to commit suicide on video-streaming site Ustream several times prior to his actual suicide on the morning of November 9th, pictured.
The fake or abortive attempts did little to endear him to his audience, and as a result by the time it came to his actual suicide 2ch had become quite hostile, with any number urging him to hurry up and do it, although a number of users attempted to dissuade him throughout.
The generally derisive atmosphere soon gave way to horror and disbelief when it became apparent he probably had hanged himself – and the viewing audience rocketed from a few hundred to several thousand.
Thread inhabitants reported the incident to police after he stopped moving; police arrived at 8AM, finding him already dead. The man’s suicide broadcasts were first reported to Ustream after he had already hanged himself, and they finally terminated the stream at 6:24AM.
Whilst the actions of 2ch inhabitants in this case are far from surprising, in fairness it should be remembered most apparently did not regard the man as anything more than a determined troll, and that onlookers egging on people on the verge of suicide is hardly a phenomenon confined to 2ch.