40-year-old Japanese man arrested for sending death threats to Square Enix
A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sending death threats to Square Enix in Japan after losing in a game.
According to reports from Japan, this man sent emails to Square Enix in which he threatened a “repeat of Kyoto Animation” at the company’s offices in Shinjuku, Tokyo (thanks to Siliconera).
On July 18, 2019, 35 people died as a result after a man set fire to Kyoto Animation’s offices.
“Give me my money back from your f*****g game,” the man allegedly wrote to Square Enix in the email. “Do you want a repeat of Kyoto Animation?”
After being captured by the authorities, the man said that “I was angry about losing at the game, so I sent the email.” The police did not disclose the game in question, but apparently it is a mobile game.
This is the second time that Square Enix has been threatened with death in 2019. In February, a 25-year-old man threatened company employees after failing to obtain the item he wanted in a gacha game – in which he spent more than € 1500.