A distinct homicide in Germany that additionally had nothing to do with FF
Only one yr after the “Sephiroth and Reno murders”, Germany blamed one other homicide on Closing Fantasy. This time, the killer was a Closing Fantasy cosplayer who used a katana to stab a girl 18 instances. That is it, that is the proof they wanted to point out the world that Closing Fantasy was certainly turning children into monsters. Simply kidding. There are two massive issues right here. The primary downside is how cosplay had already been a factor for some time earlier than 2013, so it is unlikely that it could’ve taken so lengthy for the evil homicide spirits to switch from the edgy garments to the cosplayers. The second downside is probably much more fascinating for this situation as a result of the killer wasn’t even cosplaying a Closing Fantasy character. He was cosplaying Neku Sakuraba, a personality from The World Ends With You, a completely completely different sport, one which’s not even related to Closing Fantasy through Kingdom Hearts – and in addition one which additionally has nothing to do with samurai swords.
We simply guess that blaming video games for real-life violence is simpler than addressing psychological well being points, and blaming Closing Fantasy is one way or the other even simpler than blaming, say, video games meant to get children to hitch the military.
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