An animated cartoon that has nearly 700 children twitching, vomiting must be hospitalized after watching
Tuesday evening – December 16, 1997. It was a normal evening in Japan when the kids finished eating and they were happy to watch the animated movie on TV. However, just a few minutes later, hundreds of children across the country suddenly contracted seizure immediately hospitalized. Some children vomit blood, unconscious. Fortunately, none of the children died.The footage of the movie is said to have caused more than 600 children to be hospitalized. See more:
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However, all because of the 38th cartoon Pokémon episode. It is known that the animated film is broadcasting around 6:30 pm on Tuesday (Japan time). After about 20 minutes, the screen shows Pikachu launching a blast into the incoming missiles. The scene turns red and blue continuously, blinking furiously for about 5 seconds. “There was an explosion at the bottom of the scene,” said Takaaki Kii, a spokesman for the Shogakukan production company. “But this scene also appeared in many other cartoons that”. “This may be the first time a mass admission has been made for a movie,” said Toshio Yamauchi, a professor at Saitama Medical School. According to experts, the spectacle was something that made many children dizzy, vomiting and convulsions. Dr. Yamauchi said that light emitted from 10 to 30 hz can cause seizures. In addition, red is highly stimulant. At the time, however, experts were not able to properly name the problem of this strange phenomenon. After years of research, they have come to the conclusion that this phenomenon is called photosensitive epilepsy. Scenes in the movie Pokemon are thought to cause sensory epilepsy of many young children. The next morning, Wednesday, Japanese children go to school and ask each other: “Do you do not”? “I feel a bit of a headache when I watch the end of the episode,” said a third-grader in Japan who responded to the local press. However, she was well soon after. Most of the children admitted to the hospital are recovering after a few hours, some of which have to go to the intensive care unit because of difficulty breathing. In addition to pediatric patients, there are also a few adults affected to be hospitalized. At a western Tokyo hospital, six children aged 9 to 15 were hospitalized after seizures. Their symptoms are quite similar to some patients hospitalized after playing games. The episode was then banned. In fact, many other Pokémon episodes have also been banned in Japan. After the incident, the agency Tokyo Television Tokyo apologized for the incident and promised to investigate. Many parents were extremely angry and protesters, asking to stop the film. The Japanese prime minister was also intervening. However, with the kids, it’s sad to have them stop. “I will be sad if I do not watch the movie again,” one girl said.
(New York Times)