Voice Actress Tanaka Rie Okay After Man Attempts Knife Attack at Anime Event
A man holding a knife attempted to attack the voice actors and talent during a screening event for Hyperdimension Neptunia. The man was apparently acting violently on stage and his speech was unintelligible according to the emergency call to the police.
The police were able to take the man in to custody before he could do any serious harm to anyone at the event. Voice actress Tanaka Rie was at the event when the incident occurred. Tanaka’s agency made an official announcement regarding her injuries. She suffered a bruised knee and other minor injuries during the attempted knife attack. Her minor injuries are a result of falling in her attempt to flee from the scene and not the man with the knife. The voice actress is also recovering from severe emotional distress as a result of the attack. The agency also apologized to fans for what happened and asked them to cheer on Tanaka’s recovery.
The in incident also raised concerns over such fan events and brought concern over how close some fans are able to get to the talent and celebrities.
The incident is still being investigated by police.