From ANN –
Notes near Body Parts in Belgium Linked to Death Note
La Dernière Heure, a French daily newspaper in Belgium similar to United Kingdom’s The Sun or America’s New York Post, reports that two identical messages linked to the Death Note manga were left near severed body parts that were discovered Friday afternoon in the forest of Belgium’s Duden Park. According to the newspaper, the two paper sheets both say “Watashi wa Kira dess,” an apparent misspelling of the Japanese phrase “Watashi wa Kira desu,” or “I am Kira (Killer).” This is a catchphrase from writer Tsugumi Ooba and artist Takeshi Obata’s Death Note suspense manga series, in which a high school boy discovers a notebook which allows him to kill people by writing their names in it.
Ray’s take: So…copycat crimes, Stand Alone Complex (since the stories in Death Note isn’t a real), or just a fanboy turned psychotic? I guess now the Shin Morality Squads so prevalent in US and in other conservative countrie, like say, China, is going to ban “Death Note”. BTW, a certain Japanese serial killer back in the late ’80s was the first “Otaku”, which is why this term has always been associated with negative connotations.