did you know the author was arrested?

@megumiart (3781)
United States
September 14, 2007 5:55pm CST
the authorof death note, tsugumi ohba, was arrested in 2006 for keeping a knife in his car. That kinda raises suspicions for me. Is he really into murder? What do you think?
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8 responses
8 Jan 08
I think the idea of him being "into murder" just because he had a knife in his car is amazingly farfetched. Not only could it have been there for any number of reasons (self defense, dropped it from a bag, forgot to take it in the house after buying it) but writing about something does not mean you are 'into it' in that way. Has Stephen King ever killed anyone?
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
Well that's kind of dumb... arresting him for having a knife in his car. I had one in my car for ages and ages just because it fell out when I was moving one time and I kept forgetting to take it out. I really don't think it means anything though. Bit of a reach trying to say he's into murder because he wrote a comic about it and happened to have had a knife in his car at one point in time.
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@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
it's only creepy because we know he wrote a manga about murder ;) also...am i the only stupid one who thought ohba-san was a woman??? tsugumi....i just figured it was a female's name...but i also heard it's not the author's REAL name, so it could be....
@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
interesting! i've only ever heard of the name tsugumi for females, regardless of its meaning. many names like tsugumi, nozomi, ayumi, megumi etc that end in 'umi' or 'omi' seem to be more common for females. now that i try, i can't come up with even one male name ending in 'umi' :) any ideas?
8 Jan 08
Curiouser and curiouser, lol Tatsumi is the only one I can think of, but Ask.com has quite a few; Akifumi, Hidefumi, Hifumi, Ikumi, Izumi, Katsumi, Kazufumi, Kiyosumi... well I got bored after K lol Although the endings are fumi, zumi, sumi, kumi I think, rather than umi. Anyway... Tsugumi, according to Ask.com, IS a girls name. So there you go.
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@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
haha a funny research subject! :) i had a feeling i'd never heard tsugumi as a male name :)
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
15 Sep 07
So what? I have knife in my car too and I'm not a murderer lol.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
15 Sep 07
but with the author, who writes about murder, it's kinda creepy. :/
@alansmile (284)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 07
Is it real? Why i never heard of it? Where is him now? I'm very curious about how the knife get into his car and why. Do you have an answer?
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
15 Sep 07
yes it's true! I saw it on the news when I was in hiroshima last year.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 08
huh ? i have never heard of this news.Anyway,don't simply make assumption just because of a knife.It could be any possibilities.lol.Just because he wrote a thriller gene manga,he is entitled to such accusation ?Don't get me wrong though..i understand your suspicion ^^
• United States
16 Apr 08
It's a freaking knife geez. Not that big of a deal. I have a swiss army knife around with me cause it's handy. I think that's being a bit too strict.
@kitx101 (45)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 07
wah...is it true?? i never heard le..y suddenly been caught?? Is he really murderer? never heard tis new b4 le...if hav any new bout him, pls inform me..thankz ya!!!