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Submitted by Gekko 974d ago | news

Report: Teen Commits Suicide After Seeing His Favorite Naruto Character Die

Seeing an anime character die allegedly inspired a 14 year-old Russian boy to jump one hundred feet to his death, says a report.

According to Mail Online, Leonid Hmelev committed suicide after seeing his favorite character, Naruto character Itachi Uchiha, die in anime Naruto: Shippuden. The character’s death reportedly saddened the boy. (Anime, Naruto Shippuden)

BlackPrince 42   974d ago | Offensive
Xof  +   974d ago
Another inflammatory headline from Kotaku. Surprise, surprise.

People don't commit suicide over single events like that. One bad experience seldom warrants the taking of a life, of any life... this child had likely been suffering for a very, very long time, and in all this time no one paid him any attention or mind.

He found that only in death, used as an attention-grabbing headline in some pathetic attempt to stir up controversy, or at the very least hit-based ad revenue.

Disgusting. Disgusting and shameful. Kotaku is not responsible for this child's death, but the fact that they seek to profit from it is morally reprehensible.
kingPoS  +   973d ago
I try to imagine what it's like to live where anime & manga are as common as usb ports... and just can't! I'm not sure what I'd do if an fictional character I grew up with suddenly died.

Wow this is embarsing... I geuss I jumped the gun there.

Imersion can do wonderful and terrible things... sometimes all at once.
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Lord_Sloth  +   973d ago
Mentally unstable teen and I'm sure there were other contributing factors. Seriously, we found out he died a year ago and we all knew he was going to die years before that!
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tayz  +   973d ago
Itachi?! hes a few years late. it must be Rin's death that got him.
SkullBlade169  +   973d ago
Some people just take things too far... also, has he been living under a rock? Itachi died ages ago.

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