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Axe-shaped bookmarks? These practically screams: “KILL! KILL!”

From ANN

2nd Axe-Slashing Incident Does Not Preempt Higurashi 

The 12th episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai murder mystery anime aired on TV Tama in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, Sun TV in Hyogo Prefecture, and Chiba TV in Chiba Prefecture on early Tuesday morning, despite the episode’s earlier preempting on two other stations due to an axe murder case – and despite the news reports of a second axe murder attempt.

The Moon Phase anime information website reports on an apparent recall by Square Enix of ax-shaped bookmarks, which were to be distributed in bookstores to promote one of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni manga.

Ray’s take: uh…Axe shaped bookmarks. Nice. I’m looking forward to give these to my worse enemies as notices for slaughter gifts for a good laugh. For whatever reason the music from “Psycho” plays in my head when I read this news. Now if you’ll excuse me I think I’m going to start chewing on bird seeds…Now where’s that chef’s knife of mine? Mother? Oh God, Mother!

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