Jashin-chan Dropkick (Dropkick on My Devil!) event scheduled on November 7 has been canceled after the organizers received threats. The statement on the official website says that they received not only death threats directed at the events’ performers and attendees, but also an arson attack threat addressed to the Hokkaido Adachi Gakuen Odori Hall.
A damage report was filed to the Hokkaido Police Sapporo Area Chuo Police Station, however, after consultation with the event venue, the event was canceled.
Jashin-chan Anime Event
Anime voice cast was scheduled to attend the event:
- Suzuki Aina (Jashin-chan)
- Omori Nichika (Hanazono Yurine)
- Kozakai Yurie (Pekora)
- Sasaki Rico (Poporon)
- Yamada Marina (Pino)
Yukimiku (Hatsune Miku) was also invited as a special guest. She has been collaborating with Dropkick on My Devil’s activities in Hokkaido, and a collaborative music video Jashin-Chan & Hatsune Miku – Thank You Drop Kick! was uploaded on October 2 on YouTube.
Statement on the Cancellation
The tickets will be refunded in full and souvenirs will still be given out.
Due to the new coronavirus, live events were impossible to hold for 2 years. Although the event was supposed to be for the fans and meant to meet fans’ expectations, it was still cancelled. The organizers apologized for the cancellation and to those who have planned to visit the event from far. They hope to meet the fans again under different circumstances and with proper safety protocols.
Dropkick on My Devil!
Author Yukiwo launched the manga series on Comic Meteor service in 2012, and the series will release its 18th volume on December 10, 2021. It also received an anime adaptation, with season 1 that aired in 2018, followed by season 2 in 2020. The third season, titled Dropkick on My Devil! X is set to air in 2022.
Crunchyroll officially streamed the anime in English and describes the plot as:
Jashin-chan looks back on the day Hanazono Yurine summoned her. So long as Yurine lives, Jashin-chan can’t return to Hell. So Jashin-chan writes Yurine’s name in her “Death NOT” and swears that she’s finally going to land that dropkick on Yurine. Meanwhile, a former subordinate of Pekola and Poporon, Pino, shows up. Pekola is overjoyed believing God has finally sent someone to bring her home; however, in Pino’s hand is a weapon…Crunchyroll