With recent incidences of idols being attacked, as well as the recent Kyoto Animation arson fire which resulted in the deaths of over 30 people. Organisers are taking threats seriously and the most recent case of death threats is to the seiyuu and idol unit, i☆Ris.
The group which consists of Saki Yamakita, Yuu Serizawa, Himika Akaneya, Yuuki Wakai, Miyu Kubota, and Azuki Shibuya recently received several threats on social media.
The group’s management recently released a statement via their official website. It revealed that the group is now consulting with police on the matter, as well as its staff and event organisers.
Because they are taking this threat very seriously, they have announced that they will no longer attend this weekend’s “Tokyo Idol Festival 2019” event.
They did this in consideration to the safety of the seiyuu, the staff, and also the fans in attendance. They have also cancelled several events and appearances in August. They then apologised to fans who were looking forward to seeing the idol seiyuu during the event.
The seiyuu group is notable for performing many AniSongs including ones for Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Fantasista Stella, Mushibugyou, Twin Star’s Exorcists, and most recently, Magical Senpai.