Teen Commits Suicide After Seeing His Favorite Naruto Character Die

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Valwin, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    May 11, 2011
    United States


    believe it
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  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I know suicide is no laughing matter but I did laugh about this.
  3. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Ironic he decided to jump off a building considering Naruto is published in Shonen Jump.

    Or maybe it was intentional?
  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    Uh... wut?
  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    To be fair, I contemplated jumping off a building whenever I had to sit through Naruto.
  6. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    After reading the full article, it's pretty sad that kids these days can't separate fiction from reality, heck, I grew up reading and watching hundreds of books and series, also played tons of stuff and it never made a difference.

    This seems to happen a lot these days with the WoW and GTA incidents that some kids have already caused, I guess it's the parents fault or the environment they grew up in to blame.
    I wonder if anime will now become forbidden in Russia because of this. xP
  7. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    What makes this even more painful is that, after a quick google, it appears this character gets resurrected anyway.

    Unfortunately this Russian lad has no hopes of being resurrected like in a fictional TV show.
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  8. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    Naruto in general is not worth dying over.
  9. prectorian

    prectorian Chef Kirby

    Oct 10, 2010
    Yeah...sad kids these days can't differentiate reality from fiction. Giving the more reason for many to consider computer games, console games, manga, anime, cartoon, comic, etc. as something bad for the soul. Gaming, manga, etc. are for fun and enjoyment, not something to take too seriously about to a point it bias reality from fantasy. :teach:
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  10. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Oct 23, 2007
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    Wat. Itachi died at least 2 years ago in the main series. I guess that scanlators are a bit slow in Russia? :unsure:
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  11. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

    May 9, 2007
    United States
    NYC, USA
    Sad to see the teen did this, especially after reading an above comment that says that character gets resurrected... Sucks.
  12. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Nov 6, 2002
    Except this doesn't have anything to do with a kid having problems separating fiction from reality.
    It's about a kid who doesn't agree with the creators' choices. To show that he doesn't agree, he commits suicide.

    Now what we don't know is what goes on in the kid's mind. Perhaps there were other reasons, which he hasn't revealed to anyone, to why he choose to end his life..

    btw... This thread is such a spoiler to us who haven't watched Naruto up-to-date ;)
  13. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    I guess it makes more of an impact than a strongly worded letter to The Sunday Times.
  14. porkiewpyne

    porkiewpyne Report-er

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    Jun 8, 2008
    Technically, he died again after that since it was not a true resurrection. More like zombification. But that is beside the point.

    But back on topic, reading stories like these make me weep for humanity. Kinda like when I read about this dude who sold his organ(s) [kidneys I think it was] just to get an iPad 2.
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  15. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Apr 4, 2006
    Or maybe he was generally depressed and all it took was one tiny thing to push him over the edge.

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  16. prectorian

    prectorian Chef Kirby

    Oct 10, 2010
    Might I add to an already spoiled discussion....Itachi did get resurrected but died again soon after he straighten Sasuke's mind and defeated 'sanin mode' Kabuto. Now there...this completely spills the soup. ;) :hateit:

    Back on topic, yeah I do agree with Elrinth, the anime could just be a trigger on top of an already troubled teen. Then again, the ability to differentiate reality from fantasy also plays a significant role in the equation. It's not a wonderment to know Russia tv is behind on the anime episodes, in my country same condition too. Had to watch online to keep up to date with the series.
  17. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    If this kid would do something as drastic as end his own life over something so trivial, he obviously had underlying mental issues.

    I suppose mental health isn't a priority in Russia, seeing the teen suicide rate.
  18. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    I was gonna make a joke but I thought it might seem a little ironic.

    He probably had alot more problems and this just gave that final push that make him kill himself.
  19. BrianDean

    BrianDean Newbie

    Apr 1, 2012
    I can't believe people these days.
  20. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I would have trouble separating fiction from reality too, if I was hit with Itashi genjutsu/bad jk.

    That's pretty sad... :/
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