Animation producers remained stumped Wednesday as to why techniques that have been used “hundreds of times” sent “Pocket Monster” viewers to the hospital Tuesday night.

“We are taking the situation very seriously,” said Takemoto Mori, the program producer at Shogakukan Production Co. “But we cannot understand why it turned out this way, since we did not use any special technique.”

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