Seiyuu Arrested for Killing 3-Year-Old Girl

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A female seiyuu has been arrested for killing a 3-year-old girl she was in the process of adopting.

Police arrested the “woman seiyuu,” who lived in Tokyo’s Suginami ward with her 42-year-old husband and 2 daughters, on manslaughter charges after her 3-year-old foster-daughter-to-be “Miyuki-chan” died under suspicious circumstances.

The incident came to light when the infant was discovered in the basement of a Suginami apartment in 2010 by one of the woman’s daughters, collapsed by the stairs.

She was confirmed dead after being conveyed to hospital, where an autopsy revealed she had apparently received severe blows to the head and back. Autopsy reports suggested she had likely not been the victim of regular abuse, but that the injuries were consistent with having been beaten.

Police began a child abuse investigation, and soon assembled a case against the seiyuu, alleging she had caused the child’s death through brain damage after beating her.

The woman denies the charges, saying she “thinks she must have fallen down the stairs.” Investigators say the corpse lacked signs of a tumble, and that there were bloodstains in her room.

The seiyuu in question was not named in the initial reports, prompting intense speculation as to her identity:

“Who is it?”

“Who!?”

“A female seiyuu!? Who?”

“At least give us her age!”

“Tell us the agency…”

“Clues:

Seiyuu

Woman

Suginami

Foster parent

We can’t pinpoint her with just this…”

“Why did they press charges a year after the crime?”

“Why did they feel the need to identify as a seiyuu anyway?”

“You lot have been trolled… it’s an ordinary child abuse case and the mention of a ‘woman seiyuu’ gets you all going.”

“If only we knew her major role!”

“She might not even be an anime seiyuu.”

“It’s probably just some third-rate minor fringe eroge seiyuu anyway.”

“It’s scary enough that she was abusing her in a basement, but if this turned out to be some eroge seiyuu…”

“She probably just calls herself a seiyuu.”

Dismissed!

‘[…] seiyuu woman (43) […]'”

“She’s 43…”

One of these then.”

“There are thousands of freelance seiyuu with no agency and tens of thousands of self-proclaimed seiyuu. Could be anyone.”

“Remember their official ages can differ from their actual ages.”

“[…] police arrested 43-year-old seiyuu Shizuka Suzuike on manslaughter charges […] she went by the stage name of Shizuka Yuna […]”

[According to Wikipedia, most of her work consisted of narration for TV and advertising – however, she is credited with voicing Ai Makihara in the 18+ eroge Triangle Hearts 2 and 3, seemingly proving 2ch’s speculation right…]

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“Her real age is out now, now she’s in real trouble.”


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    Avatar of Morgadeth
    Comment by Morgadeth
    15:22 20/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    What's the penalty for child killing in Japan, ten years of brutal tentacle rape?

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    Comment by henwy
    15:37 20/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's not rape. It's tentacle love you didn't even know you wanted.

    Avatar of S|e|7|e|N
    Comment by S|e|7|e|N
    15:29 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    No...
    Japanese women like rape. So it'll be 10 years of no rape?

    Avatar of Morgadeth
    Comment by Morgadeth
    18:36 20/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No rape, vibrators, or tentacles, and chop off her hands so she can't use fingers.

    Avatar of MK 7 DUDE
    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    20:24 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Man your comment and your avator makes me LMAO so much! X)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OK but what if it's a man? Does he get the corn?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Killing a child in japan is just a bit less serious than being a man and ask a child for direction

    Avatar of Fronzel
    Comment by Fronzel
    15:23 20/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    “Her real age is out now, now she’s in real trouble.”

    Oh, 2ch.

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    Comment by The Kiss
    20:33 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least try adding the Keikaku meme!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's 43, so what?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    They only mentioned she was a Seiyuu so they could attribute child murder with otaku culture. "Look even people in the industry are a negative influence on children!!"

    Ishihara: Let's ban all eroge now! People who play/voice these have warped DNA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    This makes perfect sense.

    Mentioning that she was a seiyuu added nothing to the case except to possibly link seiyuu = child abuser.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    All the more reason to raise your middle finger at the retarded media who create bad images due to their greedy drive for anything to publish and the pig politicians who capitalize on the media's stunt for their own agenda.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Leave it to the good old media to bend and warp the minds of the masses with their typical adding of unrelated content. They perpetuate stereotypes thanks to their hunger for a great scoop. Oh wait, political fags somehow do control the media...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    such unfairness this is....
    and on an unrelated note, i swear to god when i first saw the title i thought it was hirano

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn!
    You just gave him a great idea.

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    20:11 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anonymous 17:56 20/08/2011
    Shit! NOW that blasted governor asshole has another bloody reason to shit and fuck media to tell "Anime AND eroges are bad" because ONE FUCKING SEIYUU killed a child.

    Of course, that seiyuu is to be blame but man, I bet Ishihara is in closet going in rape orgy for this thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...I guess with Ishihara on board, they might be running a smear campaign against all the 2D shit.

    What they don't understand is that all the problems like hikikomoris and shit stem from stigmas, taboos and outdated principals that's been oppressing their own society.

    Like most old geezers though, they tend to look at the problems skin deep. They know it's easier to blame shit on something 'different' instead of admitting their own faults and changing people's attitudes.

    I'd kill Ishihara if I can get away with it, but I admit that he's clever for manipulating this flaw the Japanese voters seem to have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    uhm you lot are forgettign that seiyuu doe not necessarily eman anime/eroge seiyuu... sicne she also only had one role in a n eroge and the rest were in normal shows and advertisements

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    Comment by Gitami
    02:48 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's enough to pain a negative picture.
    Media: A woman who voice eroge and announcements. Repeat that in all report of the story and it'll create a picture of eroge seiyuu.

    Avatar of Gitami
    Comment by Gitami
    16:09 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No why Ai Makihara!
    Now I am going to be a flatlin... er who's Ai Makihara?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:30 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The real killer is her daughters because they are jealous of the little girl because she gets all the attention and the mother has taken the fall to save her daughters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yep just like the film "case 39" we know who the real murderers are don`t we?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:37 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Something reeks here..... where is the EVIDENCE that this woman was the one who beat this child? Just that the child was beaten is not enough.

    Did they match her handprints to the wounds? Did they have something else that pointed at the mother-to-be?

    For fuck's sake, have they NEVER heard of a baby being beaten by a FAMILY MEMBER other than the mother or STRANGER! It happened that way with a recent case where I am.... the mother was accused at first, then when the police actually INVESTIGATED, they found DNA evidence pointing at a family friend.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    17:57 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    At this point, the way the case reads is that there is suspicion, and it's reasonable when there is blood in the room, and no signs of a tumble. Basically they have suspicion of a case, and perhaps the mother was the one who fit the bill most up front based on injuries found. They can assemble the case over time, or it'll be dismissed.

    I'll just assume we're not getting all the information from Sankaku, and that a good deal of it hasn't been released. For the sake of everyone, I hope it was an unfortunate accident, but there are some stressed out people who unfortunately can take it out on others.

    And for some reason... I get this odd gut feeling that the children may have had something to do with it. I hope I'm wrong about that though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if there hasn't been all the evidence released in the Sankaku article.... give me a break here.

    They are dragging this woman's name through the mud by arresting her before there is enough evidence. I could understand if they thought she was going to 'flee'..... but with a husband and two other children? I don't think so, at least not alone, and it's harder to hide 4 people than one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Evil step-siblings... I think I saw that in a movie once.

    Avatar of HouseLife
    Comment by HouseLife
    19:39 20/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Well if you think about it, if they hated the kid due to attention or whatever, it's that type of child logic if they accidentally killed the kid when they attacked because they didn't like her, and then moving her to the bottom of the stairs and being the ones to find her there.

    I've heard of things like that happening. It's pure speculation based on this feeling in my stomach though, so don't read anything into it I guess.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:02 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Child logic usually goes to 'if I was the one to find and report it, they won't suspect me' which is relatively good logic, if adults didn't have the ability to recognize that logic themselves. So they would consider they wouldn't get in trouble if they made it like she had an accident and then were the 'good kids' and told their parents about it.

    Sounds storybookish, yes, but I've said it here before. The truth is stranger than fiction. Now whether anything like that happened here, we'll probably never know. All that matters is a 3-year-old girl is dead for no reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    if the children where the culprits, t woudlnt make sense for one of them to report th ecase to the police though.. iddnt it say oen of her daughters found and reported the corpse?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cinderella: -Guro Version- (vague reference)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:31 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And why mother but not the father?

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    18:51 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's surprising that the (Japanese!) police in this case DIDN'T arrest a man. They must have some heavy evidence to the contrary.

    Maybe the force used in the beating wasn't sufficient for a man?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    and there you have it!
    anime kills children!
    call the templars, prepare the stakes!

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    Comment by Dia
    22:00 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think she's innocent. All Japanese confess and give their motives if they're guilty.

    Avatar of VVayfarer
    Comment by VVayfarer
    18:53 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's what the Japanese POLICE wants us to think.

    Suspicious 'confessions' ftw. Always beats having to look for some solid evidence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    why do people do such things

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    Comment by KingFisher
    23:46 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I can't trust Japan's justice system. Media jumps the gun too fast and its always guilty until proven innocent. This is a sad case anyways. The woman is stupid for getting herself stuck in a situation like this anyways. She shouldn't have lied about falling down the stairs that only brings on more suspicion onto her unless she really did do it. If she lied to protect her other children who may have been involved, or the husband then she's just as guilty. Something was wrong in that family either way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:59 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't think that the tragic part even registers for all those people. All they care for is her stage name and her age...at least they haven't asked for her measurements..or have they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She was preparing for a role. "Mama-chan's Guro Adventure."

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How Tragic and terrible some people can be ;_;

    I suppose moral-fags would use this to say V-novels can lead to violent behavior

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goddamn, the media's agenda is the same no matter where you go.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    03:32 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought this was gonna be another Aya story. Instead, it's about a minor ero voice actress? Still sad either way. Like other posters here, I think the preliminary police accusations somehow suck. The child is found dead at the base of some stairs in a basement & only the woman is implicated? Definitely seems like there's more behind this than just beatin' the child too severly. After all, if anyone in that family killed the child, I would assume they wouldn't believe anyone else in that house wouldn't notice a corpse in the basement eventually. Someone's covering up or being set up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if you did a statistal analysis of violent crimes per 1000 people in each profession (seiyuu, mangaka, government minister, chef, police officer, etc.), it wouldn't tell you whether the people were bad before they joined that profession, or whether the process involved in holding that profession made them bad, or ...

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    23:12 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At first I thought the OP pic is Nanoha... well, knowing that Fate and her both also own a foster daughter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha = Spinoff of Triangle Hearts. That's why the art style is so similar.

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    Comment by Girla PurpleHeart
    10:42 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woah! That's fucked up!

    Comment by GodMan
    15:39 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How tragic and terrible some people can be ;_;
    and probably without the influence of entertaining media

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 20/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I was actually expecting it to be Aya Hirano. That would have made SanCom explode.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I wouldn't be surprised if she pops out 5-6 kids in the next couple years.

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    Comment by Gitami
    16:11 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    You'll have to wonder what interesting sort of news she'd make in prison.

    I recall Martha having a positive effect on fellow inmates.

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    Comment by LanSlyde
    16:10 20/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    ^^ This, this anon gets it. I would die laughing if that were the case. Am I a Hirano hater? No, but the pure unfettered rage that would arise is enough to make me wish it were true.

    On a side note, child murder is bad and she should feel bad for doing it. I demand we make her skydive from low orbit without a parachute.

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    Comment by LanSlyde
    10:22 21/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, the Harano fanboys have a hard-on for me me now? I'm flattered, I will accept your blind hate. You people need love too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 20/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh shit, LanSlyde and Anon 15:56 got voted down.





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