When one woman dubbed over the voice of a Tohou Project character, she found herself faced with death threats from a man who revealed her real name on the internet forum 2ch.net, along with comments such as “I’ll cover you with kerosene”. Although the man has now been arrested, the story portrays the darker side of the Japanese internet.
Netizens were surprised at the news, with some confusing the “Tohou” in the headline with the popular Korean boyband, Tohou Shinki.
From Yahoo! Japan:
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Threatening Woman Who Dubbed A “Touhou Project” Character’s Voice
On June 16, police in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture arrested a 26 year old unemployed man from Toyohashi, Aichi on suspicion of threatening a woman who had dubbed the voice of a video game character. He is alleged to have written comments such as “I’ll cover you in kerosene” on the internet message board 2ch.net
At around 5pm on June 14, the suspect is said to have written comments such as “I’ll cover you in kerosene and let you burn to death” to a 22 year old woman who had dubbed the voice of a character for a video based on the popular computer game “Touhou Project”.
According to the police, “Touhou Project” is a game featuring female lead characters, and fan-videos with fans doing things such as dubbing the original characters’ voices are gaining popularity. The man exposed the woman’s real name and wrote comments such as “she has completely destroyed the character” and “she needs punishment”.
Comments from Twitter:
What the…. This guy is such an idiot….
木場貴志@6/22 SC64 A-01a:
Why threaten someone….? If you don’t like it, just close it.
Seems like she had a good lawyer, doesn’t it…?
Otakus are like this, so….
He’s from Toyohashi? Scary
This is awful
I’ve also been told that I’ve “destroyed the image of a character”
For real? The Touhou fandom is the worst
There’s no way I thought I’d ever see the word “Touhou” in Yahoo top news (笑) ROFL
Aaaah, the name “Touhou” (as in Touhou Project) is going to become widely known in this way…
Really..? Someone was arrested in relation to Touhou…?
Madmen are scary, aren’t they?
The fact that Touhou made Yahoo top news due to this…. (;´д｀)
Touhou in Yahoo top news wwww
Instead of “unemployed man”, what’s his real name?
The Touhou fandom is scary
What the heck are you doing, doing these things at the age of 26…
I thought they were talking about Touhou Shinki [Korean boyband] (*_*;