Actress Ayumi Ito, who in Japan will double Tifa Lockhart in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, receive some death threat by fans. According to Tokyo police, there were two people arrested: a 20-year-old unemployed from Aichi prefecture and a 30-year-old from Hokkaido, both of whom were full of hatred towards ITO, to ask for a repeat to exclude him from the game.
In reality the police did not directly name Final Fantasy VII Remake or Square Enix, but because Ito was only engaged to Tifa, videoludically, it was easy to understand which publisher and for what role the threat was received.
According to investigators, the girl wrote in the comments section on the Ito agent website: "I hate you to want to kill you", in addition to other comments all in the same vein. The man instead wrote"I want you to cast a cast for the character nicknamed Ito"to add less types"I felt a strong desire to pull out his eyes with a knife."
Ito and Square Enix agencies contacted Shinjuku police in June, while Ito did not go to the game preview on June 25 as a precaution.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake release is set for March 3, 2020, only on PS4.