AKB48 Otaku Sues Sawer Over Lost Handshaking Event


An enraged AKB48 fan is attempting to sue the maniac behind the saw rampage which has led to the next handshaking event being cancelled, demanding the cost of the 330 CDs he bought along with payment for the emotional distress of the cancellation.

This being Japan, the amounts involved in the proposed litigation are miserly – 346,440 yen for the 330 CDs he apparently now has no use for but to listen to, and a further 250,000 yen to compensate him for the trauma of not being able to shake his favourite idol’s hand.

AKB48 still provokes fierce passions online, not least when handshaking events are somehow involved:

“Blame the buyer!”

“At least sue the organisers as well.”

“They are the ones who held an event with a total lack of security.”

“He just proved CDs have no value at all to these fans…”

“The handshaking event tickets are supposed to be an extra.”

“Disrupt an event and you have to pay for all the CDs the attendees bought to be there.”

“AKB otaku are just insane.”

“Anyone who buys 330 copies like that is nuts.”

“AKB48’s marketing tactics surely can’t withstand this amount of public scrutiny now it is all out in the open.”

“I somehow doubt this will survive in court. Anyone can argue he has the CDs and it was the management who were negligent in their event handling.”

“These guys are about as crazed as the sawer really.”

“All we can really conclude from all this is that without those tickets the CDs will never sell at all.”

“He still has the CDs to enjoy so I don’t see the problem!”

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    Avatar of kintama00
    Comment by kintama00
    22:00 29/05/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    “He still has the CDs to enjoy so I don’t see the problem!”

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Back to the trees boogies.

    Ship them all back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And that's exactly what the judge & the defense lawyer will say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I thought Japanese didn't use sarcasm.

    Avatar of Kudie Pie
    Comment by Kudie Pie
    04:53 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you know nothing at all about how the japs talk?

    *Everything* is sarcasm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    it is, my understanding is that the "japs" don't even understand sarcasm as we use it.

    Avatar of Neonie
    Comment by Neonie
    05:35 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought that was the English.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always got the impression that all nationalities except Americans were able to grasp sarcasm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:53 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Understanding sarcasm requires the ability to read into or between the spoken/written words, which is something that easily gets lost in translations.

    I can say with relative certainty that sarcasm exists in every language spoken on Earth, since people are basically the same everywhere and sarcastic bastards flourish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brit here. I see sarcastic humour in both Japanese and American comedies all the time. It's certainly a concept both cultures understand. The things people are sarcastic about differ though.

    For example, I once heard a story about a bloke working in Japan who, during a heavy rainstorm, said to one of his colleagues "Lovely weather we're having, eh?", to which he got the completely straightfaced reply "Oh, I don't really like the rain.". The idea that someone would be sarcastic about the weather was alien to that Japanese man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny that people making these claims about sarcasm and japan when their animes, mangas, games, etc have sarcastic characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    tons of articles on the internet about how the japanese don't use or understand sarcasm as others do, an easy google search will tell you that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sarcasm seems to be a purely English concept. It does not exist in Japan, nor is it understood.

    Fortunately, it exists in English making a language with bizarre spelling and grammar that much harder to understand.

    Avatar of yuriphoria
    Comment by yuriphoria
    18:49 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are idiots, Japanese understand sarcasm as any other one in the civilized world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are people, doesn't matter the era or the nationality.

    There are some small variants making certain traits more common or more rare but the base is the same.

    Avatar of cpc65
    Comment by cpc65
    09:12 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He was being sarcastic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's right goy, none of that matters.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Back to the trees boogies.

    He's dumber than a nig.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Just a daily reminder to sankaku readers that the Jews are responsible for all the world's wars

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You nazi nuts should be put on a government watch list and legally barred from going into any town with a temple or a synagogue.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yeah! slice up the jews and stuff them back in auschwiz!

    Avatar of aoitoriko
    Comment by aoitoriko
    04:07 30/05/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    He's hired Phoenix Wright for the case "Objection!!!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    shouldn't it be Miles Edgeworth instead? he's pursuing a case, not defending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it's "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sometimes I really have to wonder what these people are like. They just dont seem real to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's why these events are so popular, everyone what to know what they are like and if they are real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    AKB should be banned, its members confined to a buddhist monastery forever.

    AKB otaku should be rounded up and shot without mercy.

    Avatar of cpc65
    Comment by cpc65
    09:12 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least he has his priorities in order.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    “He still has the CDs to enjoy so I don’t see the problem!”


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's all ready been well established japanese otaku are pathetic and stupid to a scary level....he really didn't need to to this to show us that again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, he wont get fuck all, japs hate otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahahaha come on! A sue for Handshaking cancellation? Its really so stupid... wait... Idol fan of AKB48. Forget it, now I see why he-she is so stupid.

    Some of this fans live in a fantasy world: "This "virgin" idols live just for me". "I can sue agencies because they cancell HS events" See? The same logic. Hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol http://g1.globo.com/planeta-bizarro/noticia/2014/05/cantora-japonesa-comete-gafe-ao-usar-roupa-com-palavrao-sem-saber.html

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Avatar of TNinja
    Comment by TNinja
    01:52 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was under the impression that Americans had weird lawcases. Well, I learn new things everyday.

    Avatar of Indra EMC
    Comment by Indra EMC
    11:01 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least i NEVER buy those CD's or attend any "Handshake" event, because i can spend my money for better purpose than for "handshaking" with someone who doesn't give a Sh*t about me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He can't sue the company. The yakuza will go after him.

    Avatar of Scott
    Comment by Scott
    14:51 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would saw that guy if I were him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    u should saw your dick

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't have one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 31/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    awww poor scottie

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ¥346440, or $3400US, to shake someone's hand? For that much money, he could have gotten... well, a lot more than a hand-shake!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:12 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dumbass spent 3400$ on cd's and is trying to sue the sawer 2450$ for emotional distress...


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    "demanding the cost of the 330 CDs he bought along with payment for the emotional distress of the cancellation."

    He wants refund for 330 CSs AND money for his emotional distress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    CDs* Sry for my typo. it's CDs not CSs

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty savvy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you need more than one ticket to attend the event? Or is it lucky draw, so better chances with more ticket?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:20 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what I was wondering.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have no idea, But I was thinking 1 ticket = 1 handshake or something. "Maybe he wanted over 300 hand shakes" was my guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    same here, someone please explain

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 30/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    These prostitutes & their pimps are literally sucking the future out of their crazy stalkers. And if it were any other industry, their pyramid scheme would have ended in arrests years ago.

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