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This is getting ridiculous. In a civilized country this would be setting up for the quickest "not guilty" verdict in history.

Posted by Fnarf | October 23, 2008 11:12 AM
Posted by Thel | October 23, 2008 11:21 AM

The Italians are so fucking superstitious. But then, so are the Americans.

Posted by Vince | October 23, 2008 11:31 AM

Didn't we have a murder or two in Europe already over the manga Death Note?

Europe either needs to lay off the comic books for a while, or get a little more creative. Come on, Italy, give us the Sailor Moon Murders. You know you have it in you.

Posted by Apsaras | October 23, 2008 12:31 PM

A heck of a lot of Japanese Manga and Anime are about vampires, of one form (psychic) or another (blood).

It's kind of their thing.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2008 2:09 PM

That particular manga is more likely to make her want to make out with her brother than stab someone.

People need to STOP blaming comic books for stupid shit.

Posted by beckaboo | October 23, 2008 3:46 PM

"Manga" simply means "comic book."

That's like saying, "Novels are books often associated with science fiction and fantasy, commonly with violent or explicitly sexual content."

Boo on BBC.

Posted by an Andy | October 23, 2008 4:06 PM

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