Nowadays, agencies and Japanese authorities are taking online threats very seriously. And now, it seems that the Seiyuu Idol Unit i☆Ris is the latest to receive these threats. And now, Avex Pictures has announced that they’re cancelling several events for the seiyuu group following the threats.
Avex Pictures and the group members, Saki Yamakita, Yuu Serizawa, Himika Akaneya, Yuuki Wakai, Miyu Kubota, and Azuki Shibuya are all cooperating with authorities about the matter. The police will also launch an investigation on capturing and identifying the individual sending these threats.
The group previously cancelled an event last August, also because of threats. Since then, Avex has increased security in venues and events.
i☆Ris includes seiyuu Saki Yamakita, Yuu Serizawa, Himika Akaneya, Yuuki Wakai, Miyu Kubota, and Azuki Shibuya. Together, the group has performed various anime OP and ED songs, including ones for Akiba’s Trip the Animation, Twin Star Exorcists, Wise Man’s Grandchild, Magical Girl Site, PriPara, and many more.
Source: i☆Ris official website