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A 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday over a long-running attempt to pressure bookstores and major convenience store chains to stop selling a popular manga series and related goods.

Hirofumi Watanabe, an Osaka resident, has admitted sending more than 400 threatening letters over a year to the retailers and news media in his campaign against the comic series “Kuroko no Basuke” (“The Basketball which Kuroko Plays”) by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police said.

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