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Korean Schoolgirls Blame Manga Comics After Destroying Classroom

Koreans sure love their video games and manga comics. They have penetrated the psyche of the country’s children to the point where kids are shipped off to video game addiction camps. Every now and then, these fantasy worlds get a bit too real. Like when students cause $5000 worth of damage to their school after taking a cue from a manga comic book.

According to Yomiuri, this was the scene at Kanagawa’s Sakawa Junior High in February when two 13-year-old students trashed and flooded their classroom, destroying lights, computers, desks and chairs. To top it all off, the students scribbled the kanji character "shi" (死) or "death” on the chalkboard.

The guilty students told authorities:

"[We] got the idea from a manga [we] were reading that had the same scene."

Good thing they weren’t reading Ninja High School… 


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