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At least 651 young people in 30 prefectures were taken to hospitals with convulsions and other maladies Tuesday evening after watching the popular TV cartoon “Pocket Monsters,” based on the best-selling Nintendo Game Boy software of the same name, the Fire Defense Agency Agency of the Home Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 135 of the 651 viewers still required hospitalization.

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