Japanese madman finds that fighting games no longer contain his rage, takes it out on trucks instead

Why do you play games? Pure fun? Narrative? Stress relief? All three are acceptable answers, but if you replied with the third, just how big a deal is that stress relief? Do you simply use games as a way to unwind after work, or are they the only catharsis in the world powerful enough to squell the seething rage which burns within you, spurring you on to destroy with every tormented second of your anguished life that passes?

I ask because a Japanese man who used to vent through games has just gone on a truck-wrecking spree instead. Albeit in a very specific way.

Godzilla-style trail of destruction? Smoking craters and burning wrecks scattered in his wake?  Not exactly. Kenichi Moriai snuck into secluded car parks at night, sought out his prey and bent their windscreen wipers. The f*cking animal.

Eight trucks in the Yashio City area fell victim to his wrath, with a damage bill of over $2000. But while Moriai-san has been arrested for that, he may have commited even greater atrocities. "Besides this, I did a lot more", he confessed. Japanese newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun has reported a wiper-bending spree of over 100 cases in Yashio and the surrounding area, which Mr. Moriai may or may not have been involved in.

And the reason for all of this madness and degradation?

"I was sick of playing fighting games and I did this to let out pent-up stress"

Stay on the games, kids. Your car will thank you for it.

Cheers, Kotaku.

March 9th, 2011



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  • D0CCON - March 10, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    I wonder what type of story we'd get if this happened in America? I'm sure FOX will dig around long enough to find this and raise public awareness about how gaming is evil in Japan as well as America in some way, even though the man didn't destroy cars when gaming. On a lighter note, this was one amusing article. "Besides this, I did a lot more," creepy man.
  • tiben36 - March 9, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    they have impalas and F150 in japan?
  • tifanity - March 9, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    I am guessing he lost to a Sentinel, Dante and Phoenix user online.
  • rabidpotatochip - March 9, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    Instead of being a dick and taking it out on random peoples' cars, why not take it out in the ring? I wrestled for a while and after getting tossed around or tossing someone else around for an hour or two it was pretty hard to feel stressed. Not only does it completely wear you out but there's a certain satisfaction in having physical feedback, for better or worse. Masochistically, the best part was finding all the bruises in the morning.
  • Mcan50 - March 9, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    @ darknessviking: I have to agree with you there, I'm sure that the owners of said cars were not very happy to find their antennas bent in half the next morning, but my college days were about 15 years ago, and I am at an age now where I can at least acknowledge that I was a total dick back then. I am not condoning what I did, just reporting the fact that I did it and trying to keep my comment witty, as you have to when you leave a comment on the interweb, right? I would never do something like that now that I am a thirty-something year old husband/father. @ sirdilznik: That was one of my signature moves as well.
  • ExcessGiraffe - March 9, 2011 2:51 p.m.

    That image was very misleading, good sir. I challenge you to a duel for deceiving me in such an awful manner.
  • sirdilznik - March 9, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    In my younger days I had taken a leak on some car door handles. I feel I've been one-upped here.
  • Mcan50 - March 9, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Wow! When I was a wacky college kid, I used to go on drunken car antenna bending sprees in parking lots! Nice to see that someone else shares my passion!
  • soranamineforever - March 9, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Its Seth's fault. I swear to God it is. Someone should sue Capcom.
  • ChrisAntistaCanSmellMyPizza - March 9, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    Quite possibly the best story I have ever heard.
  • Asloveszuko - March 9, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    @Robx Amen to that.
  • mike G - March 9, 2011 1:01 p.m.

    A Street Fighter beating up vehicles?, how frightfully absurd!.
  • Robx - March 9, 2011 noon

    Dood couldn't handle Kilik spam.

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