In a shocking turn of events, a 25-year-old man from Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, has been arrested and charged with making threats against a voice actress from the anime Attack on Titan. The suspect, identified as Fukuta Kishimoto, faces allegations of posting murder threats on an internet bulletin board directed at the voice actress.
According to a law enforcement official, Kishimoto, whose occupation is unknown, admitted to the charges. The arrest occurred in November 2024, and was taken into custody by the Akasaka Police Station.
The threatening posts specifically targeted voice actress Yui Ishikawa, with messages such as “I will randomly stab her with a knife and kill her“. The agency representing Ishikawa discovered the alarming posts and promptly reported them to the police, leading to the investigation that resulted in Kishimoto’s arrest.
This incident is not the first time Kishimoto has faced legal consequences for such behaviour. In 2020, he received a summary order with a fine of 500,000 yen for making murder threats on an online bulletin board, that time directed towards an anime director.
The agency representing Yui Ishikawa issued a statement, saying, “We are entrusting everything to the police,” emphasizing their cooperation with law enforcement in handling the situation.
Yui Ishikawa is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who was previously represented by Sunaoka Office but now works for mitt management.
Some of her voice acting roles include: Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Violet Evergarden in Violet Evergarden, YoRHa No.2 Type B (2B) in Nier: Automata, and others.
She also won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 15th Annual Seiyū Awards in 2021 for her role in Violet Evergarden.