On November 9, the Japan Metropolitan Police Department reported the arrest of a 34-year-old woman at Shibuya Wardon in Tokyo. The woman was arrested for decorating cakes with the illustration from the series of anime Demon Slayer.
The Truth News previously reported, Japan makes 8 arrests for counterfeit Kimetsu no Yaiba merchandise and alerts fans to the danger of piracy. Below, we share the details about the woman arrested for selling themed cakes of Tanjiro Kamado and other characters.
Woman arrested for selling illegal anime cakes
The police department reported that the cakes were sold by the woman through her Instagram account. Each piece of cake was sold for between 13,000 and 15,000 yen (which is roughly US $ 120).
The researchers estimate that he obtained a gain of approximately $ 57,000 USD in 2 years, as of July 2019. “I thought it would sell more if I did it with a popular anime character. I knew it was a crime, ”the woman said during questioning.
Clients would send her Demon Slayer character illustrations and she would design the cake accordingly. The Kimetsu no Yaiba production company became aware of this illegal business and notified the police station in February.
What is Demon Slayer about?
Kimetsu no Yaiba describes his synopsis as such: “It is the Taisho period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kind-hearted boy who makes a living selling coal, finds his family killed by a demon. To make matters worse, her younger sister Nezuko, the only survivor, has been transformed into a demon. “
“Although devastated by this sad reality, Tanjiro decides to become a ‘demon slayer’ in order to turn his sister into a human and kill the demon that slaughtered his family.”
The anime of Demon Slayer is currently airing on Crunchyroll and Funimation. The Entertainment District Arc (the actual season 2) will begin on December 7. What do you think of the arrest for the illegal sale of Kimetsu no Yaiba themed cakes?
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