Yesterday we reported on a situation where certain users on Chinese video sharing website, Bilibili, were planning to go to Kohei Horikoshi’s house with what seemed to be malicious reasons.
Asking people to show up on “April 15th between 12:30-1:30, (preferably 30 minutes in advance);
#MyHeroAcademia haters are forming a disturbing plan on Chinese video sharing website Bilibili, to meet at Horikoshi's house (possibly on "April 15th 12.30-1.30 preferably 30 minutes in advance").
The amount of hate Horikoshi/MHA/Bones get is insane…https://t.co/RACpNq5Tbo
— HeroHei (@_Hero_Hei_) April 13, 2020
This follows waves of hate that have been leveled at Horikoshi over recent years, seemingly proliferating in 2020.
Within less than 24 from the above video coverage, it seems that the video advocating to meet at Horikoshi’s house has been deleted from Bilibili.
@animenews_news tagged me on Twitter (thank you for that), informing me they looked into the situation further and also saw that the video seems to be deleted.
They also added that “Chinese authorities are most likely aware of his threats”, which is a sentiment corroborated by mangathrill also claiming that “fans rushed to report the danger to editors at Shueisha” in their report.
— MHA NEWS ♂️ 🇧🇷 #SupportHorikoshi (@animenews_news) April 14, 2020
However, at this time it seems no statement confirming such has been released by Horikoshi, Shueisha, or Law Enforcement.