Doujinshi event organizing company Youmedia announced today that they decided to cancel the upcoming joint doujinshi event "Kansai Only Festa 2012 Autumn Part 2" by the request from the local police. The event was scheduled to be held at one of the biggest exhibition space in Japan, INTEX Osaka, in Suminoe-ku, Osaka-city, on November 18th. The event focused on five popular manga/anime series, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Fate/stay night, High Kyuu!!, Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Kuroko's Basketball.
As reported, MBS, the TV station in Osaka which broadcasted the TV anime adaptation of Kuroko's Basketball, has received a threat letter with a liquid substance in the end of last month. The local police has also found some of the letters were posted in the post boxes near INTEX Osaka. There is a high possibility that the intimidator actually is in the area or at least is well aware of the place.
Considering the situation, the Suminoe police station strongly requested Youmedia to cancel the
event yesterday on November 5th, and the organizer finally agreed to accept the request.