Man Pleads Guilty on Trial for Threatening Voice Actress Yui Ishikawa – News

Defendant additionally threatened Ishikawa, director TATSUKI in 2020

Image by way of Yui Ishikawa’s Twitter account

Fuji News Network reported on Friday that 25-yr-previous male Fukuta Kishimoto pleaded responsible in trial for threatening voice actress Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa in Attack on Titan, Kyururu in Kemono Friends 2). After being arrested in December, he admitted in courtroom to posting on a message board that he would stab Ishikawa with a knife and kill her. The prosecution requested that the courtroom sentence Kishimoto to 18 months in jail, including that Ishikawa trembles in concern at night time. The protection requested for a extra lenient sentence. The courtroom will declare its verdict on February 9.

Police beforehand arrested Kishimoto in June 2020 on suspicion of intimidation and forcible obstruction of enterprise. According to the police’s assertion, the suspect had been threatening anime workers and forged members over the Internet.

According to the Sankei Shimbun newspaper and the general public tv community NHK, the suspect had been posting on message boards threatening to homicide anime director TATSUKI (first Kemono Friends anime, Kemurikusa), in addition to a Kemono Friends voice actress (later recognized to be Ishikawa), her household, and workers members, by stabbing and setting them on hearth. The threats allegedly referenced the July 2019 Kyoto Animation hearth that killed 36 folks and injured 33. According to Sankei Shimbun and NHK, as soon as the voice actress reported the risk to the police, the anime workers had quickly halted work. NHK recognized the voice actress as Ishikawa, According to the investigation, the suspect admitted to the fees and stated in a deposition that he had a private grudge towards the director, however didn’t intend to truly harm him.

TATSUKI posted in May 2020 that he had filed a police report after receiving threats that started that April on himself and others. Ishikawa additionally filed a police report on account of threats that started that April.

Ishikawa’s anime roles embrace Attack on Titan‘s Mikasa Ackerman, Violet Evergarden‘s Violet Everegarden, Smile Down the Runway‘s Honoka Tsumura, and Kemono Friends 2‘s Kyururu. She has additionally carried out theme songs for anime comparable to Attack on Titan: Junior High, Heroic Age, and Girlish Number.

Source: FNN by way of Hachima Kikō

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