Wow. Just wow.
Yoshifumi Takashe, a 30-year old guy living with his mother in Kasai, Hyogo prefecture, burned down the house they shared after his mom threw out some boxes of Gundam robot action figures.
Takashe is quoted in this article as saying, “The Gundam figures are like the partners I spend my life with,” he reportedly said after pleading guilty at western Kobe’s District Court. “I wanted to die with them in a fire if they were to be thrown out.”
No, that’s not extreme at all. In fact, I’m quite attached to my CD collection. If Mom comes by and yells at me about my mess and throws them in the trash, there’s no way to know what I might do. I could put a dead fish in the air vents. If my CD’s can’t stay in my house then NO ONE CAN!!
But in all seriousness, sounds like this Takashe guy has some issues, if he’d rather burn his house down and die with his precious Gundam figures than, say, throw them out.
I’m curious just how many “some” figures means, especially considering the article mentions that he had enough to stack 30 boxes high to the ceiling.
And I thought this girl was out of control for her Pokemon collection!