32-year-old Akihiro Fukushima was arrested for threatening to kill voice actress Nana Mizuki(Hinata Hyuga, Naruto; Naruto Shippuden) and for distupting the affairs of her fan club. Akihiro Fukushima admitted to the charges against him stating, “I emailed Mizuki to say ‘I want to meet you,’ but got no response, so I did this out of spite.”
Police reports stated, Fukushima tweeted Mizuki, “I have no choice but to kill Nana Mizuki,” among other threatening messages. Representatives of Nana Mizuki filed an official complaint with the Tokyo Metropolitan Policein Akasaka upon receiving the messages. Fukushima was apprehended outside of the building that operates Mizuki’s official fan club.
Mizuki,currently on tour performing 14 concerts, her agency beefed up security at events after the incident.
This however was not the first time a fan threatened the life of Nana Mizuki. Back in 2008, a 21-year-old man threatened to stab Mizuki with a dagger and kill fans with a truck in a concert in Tokyo. The suspect, after being caught said the threat was only a prank to see how people would react.
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