Police Hunt “Otaku-Like” Man for Asking Directions


Police have warned children and the public to be on guard after an “otaku-like” man asked a schoolgirl for directions.

The advisory (such missives are typically deleted without comment if widely questioned):


At 7:40PM on the 12th, and around 8PM the following day, a man used asking directions as a pretence to start talking to a schoolgirl on her way home.

The two men are thought to be the same man, described as being aged 25-35, 170-175cm in height, of medium build and with unkempt hair, wearing trousers and a dark coloured polo shirt, and otaku-like in appearance.

Parents and guardians are advised to have children undertake the following precautions:

Have them carry an anti-crime buzzer

If they encounter a suspicious person, they should not speak to them but instead flee immediately and seek help

Travel in groups wherever possible

Utilise brightly lit and well travelled routes home

Any suspicious activity witnessed should be reported with a 110 call or straight to a police station.

Since it is now possible for a man to be hunted by police for merely smiling at or being spoken to by a schoolgirl, there is some scepticism as to whether this man’s conduct warranted such a response:

“So they want us to report any otaku we see to the police?”

“This is harsh.”

“What do they mean, ‘otaku-like’!?”

“That is really harsh…”


“They actually wrote that. Harsh discrimination right there.”

“What do they even mean by that?”

“Being an otaku is about being immersed in a particular hobby – how can you tell that from what they look like?”

“Didn’t you know? ‘Otaku’ just means ‘creepy guy’!”

“The whole report is a bit suspect really.”

“This is an official advisory by the Kumamoto police? Damn…”

“What do you expect?”

“What have you lot been doing to that poor girl?”

“What part of this is even a crime?”

“It’ll be an offence under prefectural anti-nuisance ordinances, mark my words.”

“I doubt you lot have the guts to even ask a girl for directions in any case.”

“How can they say ‘otaku-like’? What the hell is that supposed to point out?”

“Try looking in a mirror!”

“Anyone being asked the directions by you people would want to report it.”

“Otaku angry at being called otaku-like.”

“Stop crying guys.”

“What do they mean ‘using the pretence of asking for directions’? Wasn’t he just asking for directions? And nobody would tell him so he had to keep asking or something, right?”

“What should an otaku do if they get lost?”

“Use your phone or try a police box. You mustn’t frighten normal people going about their business.”

“It’s no good. The only way to avoid this stuff is to become a hikikomori!”

“This is like that one about police looking for a man who smiled at a schoolgirl…”

“Otaku-like… as if the perpetrators of most crimes against children aren’t their parents and guardians?”

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    Avatar of ナイジェリアの王様
    22:50 15/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And people wonder why there are hikikomoris.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just wait until we see "Man arrested for emptying bin of used tissues." In Japan no one is safe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    More likely "Man Arresting For Appearing To Consider Emptying Bin of Used Tissues".

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    Comment by Achiuakuna
    06:31 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In Japan no one is safe according to Sankaku. Go to Japan and see if you get arrested just for being there.

    It really amuses me sometimes how people just repeats what Artefact says like they are doing something cool. While you bash whatever you want for brainwashing, here's a perfect example of how brainwashing works.

    Sankaku: Sky is green.
    Sankaku User: Sky is indeed green.

    Sankaku: Japan isn't safe, you get arrested for everything.
    Sankaku User: OMG guys don't go to Japan~~ I mean, is there anything they don't arrest you for?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 16/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    technically these reports are correct. It is the context they are addressed in.
    More intelligent readers can distinguish

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    People are joking...
    You're the only one thinking he's brain washing anyone.
    Anyways the Japanese are afraid of foreigners so they would treat you differently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:28 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who made this stupid report to the police in the first place?

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    Comment by kumesana
    23:01 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one is safe /anywhere/ according to sankaku, and that's always been the case forever.
    Today in the countries we know well it is ridiculously possible to get arrested because of ridiculous child protection measures, among others.
    In the past, child protection was not one of the ridiculous ways to get arrested for nothing. That is all.

    These observations are merely amusing. That is all, and you're a stupid person for having me have to spell it out to you.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    23:03 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just making opinions by selecting which news to show. Same like the media. But really, who of all you readers bothers to check the sources anyway? I'm here for the fanservice, not the news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    My thougt exactly. I remember half a year ago o so there was an article on sankaku about how government was worried about how many hikkikomoris was there and wanted them to go out of there homes. But now if you go out there will be cops waiting for you.

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    Comment by kumesana
    22:51 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well duh, it's harder to catch them when they stay at home.

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    Comment by Gradius
    04:22 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    With this descriptions "otaku-like" means EVERYBODY now!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 16/09/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    There is no reason for any grown man to speak to a schoolgirl that is not his own daughter unless it was an emergency. Get over it pedos.

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    Comment by jr2nd
    18:26 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i seriously believe your related to ishihara

    Comment by Anonymous

    sure. when you ask some adult they give you cold glares and say they don't know. face it, if you're otaku-like, you are discriminated as someone creepy so "normal" people move away from you. get the psychology of misused media?

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    22:30 15/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Normal" people just want to find any possible excuse for persecuting people they want to be bad.

    There always has to be someone worse than you to make you feel like a good person, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 16/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but to be an otaku you simply have to have a strong interest in something. If this is the case, then even 'normal' people qualify.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 16/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You could even say that sports fans are otaku. But for some reason, because it is athletic, it isn't seen the same.

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    Comment by kumesana

    No being a sports fan is normal, therefore antigonist to being an otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, I think that their chief concern isn't exactly the "otaku" part but the "appearance" part. They just assume all otaku are fat, sweaty, ugly, and dressed funny.

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    22:58 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Society all over do have that in common in that they look for a minority who ever it may be to go after to get browny points with the majority. So all you Ataku make sure you look up and strait and get a dam GPS.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:51 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol otaku-like in appearance so there's an Otaku clothing line? If they want Otaku then arrest all the one who is in the Anime Convention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 16/09/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    But then, you'd have nowhere to go, dumbshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you don't like altair badmouth english then why bother reading it? Stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You really hate Altair, don't you, EFG-wannabe?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Talk about troll word war this is insteresting anon vs altair. place your bet

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:35 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't hate Altair for the same reason you don't hate cheaters at the Special Olympics. Ultimately it doesn't matter and they're all losers anyways just like that mouth breathing brokeass English butchering Altair.

    I'll bet that he's never even been oppressed by the Japanese police much less any policeman given he just sits at home fucking his hand.

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    08:03 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't blame me Trollyshit. Blame Japanese cop's discrimination.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 13:22

    I'm angry precisely because it's hard to read. It's like swimming through shitty alphabet soup!

    P.S. Which reminds me - your English is also like regurgitated mangled Hyena feces. Oh and thanks for the compliment! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Altair 07:00

    Oh no! He called me an English teacher! I'm going to cry!

    Look at this bitch. He has to depend on other lameasses to defend his pansy ass. Ohhh thanks Frank! Ooooh please help me, mom!

    @ Frank 19:07

    Your English teacher used to sound awesome and epicly manly? Or do you mean he used to call your work shitty alphabet soup? Either way, he sounds pretty incredible. He makes me proud.

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    07:00 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    at frank

    English Troll Teacher.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Americans are stupid

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    Comment by Assassinister
    19:07 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At anon 14:50

    You sounds like my long dead English Teacher

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking of which, I can't wait until the next Assassin's Creed comes out in November >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 12:36

    You can bet, but this isn't a war, it's a damn massacre. Altair's comebacks are so lame and uninspired they make even shitty 6 grader insults seem like spoken word poetry from Homer (of Greece, not Simpson) himself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 15/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "described as being aged 25-35, 170-175cm in height, of medium build and with unkempt hair, wearing trousers..."

    So any men near the age of 30 should just avoid wearing trousers outside, if they don't want to be accused of being child-molesters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah, but they were "otaku-like" trousers...maybe she was offended by his "otaku-like" sense of style. If otaku had style, that is.

    Actually, I think the real reason this got reported by police is that it was the same guy asking the same girl for directions on 2 occasions. He should have been able to find his way out of town before then. But the other kids have nothing to worry about. He's obviously just stalking that one girl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They may have felt offended by the lack of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Clearly the answer is to walk around naked~

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    Comment by Thomus
    23:56 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much, because not wearing pants and wandering around the neighborhood means you are DEFINITELY NOT a child-molestor

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pantless and wandering around? Maybe it was an amnesiac sumo wrestler looking for his stable?

    Avatar of Justin iZ Here
    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    22:01 15/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ah, this kinda news again....nothing new here

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:33 15/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well this news its like 9-11 aftermath in America where you take picture of landmark or building you get an officer asking your ID and frisking you on sight so...

    US Cops is = to Japanese Cops

    Paranoia Assholes!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    was thinking the same thing. kind of how spending too much time in the bathroom in an airplane will cause F16s to get deployed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:58 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just as US cops can't enter your house without your permission they can't search u without your permission IF they do, do so without your permission and find nothing u believe u can sue the police or the individual that searched u unlawfully for sexual assault. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 16/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They can if you invite them, and most people are easily pressured into waiving their rights. It doesn't help that cops routinely do that and they have no issues lying people in the face either.

    Avatar of Gitami
    Comment by Gitami
    18:28 18/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Officers have the right to lie to get answers, people get charged with obstruction of justice if they do that to cops.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But considering what we've seen here on sankaku, they could probably find SOME reason to convict him. Especially if he IS an otaku (he could have been identified by an anime shirt or having been carrying a bag from a local hobby shop). I would assume that many otaku have some kind of secret collection that would warrant suspicion.

    Now, if he's actually guilty of this, then I say he should face the consequences, but if he's not... then it would be very unfortunate for him to get caught...
    If only there was a better way to tell the truth.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Altair, you are such a retarded dipshit. There is a world of difference between some questionably suspicious stranger asking a girl for directions and a major act of terrorist that resulted in almost 3000 deaths.

    I don't think you can call the cops paranoid when you had massive casualties and a terrorist group claiming responsibility and wanting to inflict more damage on the country.

    If you don't like the US, then by all means, get the fuck out. We don't need fucktards like you anyways. Go take more ESL classes you broken English speaking troglodyte twatface.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol altair versus american anon who is piss-off because he loves to kiss their police freakin' ass.

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    08:00 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe he's works at CIA?... Certified Insane Asshole. American Dipshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At anon 10:30

    Maybe you were never had a bad day with cops so why don't you just lick their butt out and eat their shit! Aiirhead!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ 12:49 and 13:35

    Oh no! You're really letting me have it now! My feelings are hurt!

    You plugged up cuntholes suck at this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL look at the onahole nerds whine about crap they have no inkling about.

    You monkeyfucks are really deluded if you think the police ramping up security after a major terrorist act is anywhere near the same as some dirty pathetic Azunynan dakimakura humper being treated as suspicious. That's fucking presumptious to even draw an analogy between the two.

    Listen up fuckbutts, if this is the dumbest piece of shit comment you've ever read, then get ready for more cause guess what - it's the fucking truth for those that don't spend their time fucking their hands while playing visual novels.

    Oh and Altair, I wish I worked for the CIA, because the first thing I'd do is waterboard your fat limpdick immigrant ass.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:37 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    at anon 03:23 and 10:30

    So I got many haters kind of like I got a bad English. So what? As far as US is concern I'm not an anti-US people but an anti-US Govt'

    Your government said those who died are heroes but they don't tell you the whole story how did those terrorist become strong and resourceful, Why? You faggot are bunch of idiot in History keep using English as an excuse....

    Originally they just a small fish freedom fighter in Afghanistan fighting the Russian then Uncle Sam and Rambo came along gave them a helping hand that include guns and training probably bomb-making. After they blow away those Ruskies to kingdom come. They got an argument. don't know the reason probably oil that what always the reason US intervene in the middle east war. Now after they posses the Guns, the Resources and the knowledge that gave them they become notorious pissing Uncle Sam...

    Therefore I think the guns and the resources use to hijack the plane and ram the twin tower that killed 3,000 people are came from your Tax payer money Hahahah LOL! Now they Bullying other country either join us or be mark as enemies...

    So next time try History Smart-Ass White Zombie(Zombies are brainless who obey and defend their Govt even its wrong)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who wants to go to America, Dumb-ass! Go Fuck and pay your Fucking Debt Tax and You Deserve 9/11 FAT-ASS CAPITALIST PIG!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 21/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid American Otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 19/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Altair 06:37

    I didn't even try reading your long boring diatribe on Afghanistan/US or whatever. I don't take history lessons from brain scrambled twatstains.

    I did find it mildly amusing that you had to define the word zombie though. Like listening to a 5 year old read their first encylopedia in s-t-u-stu-stuttering slooooooow phrases.

    I want to think of new clever ways of insulting your manhood more, but you're so lame and defenseless it's boring. Yaawn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You like been frisk with no apparent reason and then treat you like a suspect?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    cry some more

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    Comment by TenguSan
    05:06 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You truly are an idiot. If you can't figure out why you just made a fool of yourself, you are best off doing the world a favor by never speaking again.


    Avatar of Achiuakuna
    Comment by Achiuakuna
    06:29 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anything that deviates from your average teenage liberal ameribashing opinion is considered trolling without even giving a justification huh? I learned something today.

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    Comment by Kixiv
    05:58 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Even if it is a troll, I must admit troglodyte twatface is a pretty good insult.

    Comment by Anonymous

    This has got to be the dumbest piece of shit comment I've read on this site in a long time. xD

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    Comment by TNinja
    23:15 15/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We got what we wanted. Now what?

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    00:48 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if you're near a child is illegal then how about in a train? If there is a women only carriage why not have a carriage for only children to teen 16 below is allowed but parents are off limit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 16/09/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I need a translator for this douche. Does anyone speak dipshit?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You seems to speak it well though ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @anon 10:39

    Then suck his tits lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Altair 08:08

    LOL, but... you don't even have a dick, dumbshit. You do have a massive pair of man tits though.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    08:08 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translate this... SUCK MY DICK!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Altair 06:56

    LMAO! Did you just thank the anon that suggested someone suck on your bitch tits? LOL, at least you don't deny you have man boobs, you lame piece of amphibian shit.

    Goddamn man, get yourself some skills. I almost feel sorry when I crap all over you.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:56 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    at anon 12:53


    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still gotta say, they are amusing nonetheless. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Scenario 1:
    Police: What are you doing here?
    Man: I'm making photos of miki.
    Police: you are making Photos of this girl?
    Man: Yes, why? Is it forbidden now?
    Police: You are under arrest!
    Man: I'm sorry miki. Please tell mommy that daddy will be late tonight.
    Miki: DADDY!!!

    Scenario 2:
    Police: What are you doing here?
    Man: I'm making photos of this schoolgirl!
    Police: You are under arrest!
    Man: But she asked me to do it. It is her camera!
    Police: It is not your camera? Then you are also charged of theft or robbery!
    Man: But I was just stnading here when...
    Police: Loitering...
    Man: I give up....
    Schoolgirl: Bye bye. Thanks you for the photos!

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    Comment by Hayate
    05:35 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wont be long before otaku-like creature aren't allowed to breath when they're next to a school girl...

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