Chinese Otaku Who Helped Suppress A Knife Attack Quotes Freiren For His Actions!

The Otaku quoted Freiren: Beyond Journey’s End, saying, “If it were Hero Himmel, he would definitely do the same.”

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

On June 4, the government of Taichun City, China, held a ceremony to honor 17 people who helped suppress a knife attack on the Taichung MRT on May 21.

Among them was a long haired Otaku, Hsu Jui-hsien, who attended the ceremony wearing a special collaboration jacket from the video game Monster Hunter.

While being honored, Hsu quoted a classic line from the popular anime Freiren: Beyond Journey’s End, saying, “If it were Hero Himmel, he would definitely do the same.”

Hsu said that this line is also his motto in life, encouraging him to do the right thing. He added that if he ever goes through a similar incident again, he will still do the same thing.

He also shared that the reason he wore the special Monster Hunter collaboration jacket was in hopes of removing the stigmatization of Otaku that began after the Zhen Jie incident ten years ago.

Additionally, he also wore the same canvas he wore during the Taichun MRT attack, which still had blood stains on it.

He explained that although the blood stain couldn’t be removed, they were still comfortable, so he didn’t bother to clean them.

About Freiren

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga is written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe.

Yamda and Abe started manga serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in April 2020.

The manga has collected nine tankobon volumes as of September 2022. The manga had 8 million copies in circulation as of March 2023.

Viz Media Describes the manga as:

‘The adventure is over, but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about.

Elf Mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. But Frieren will long outlive the rest of her former party.

How will she come to understand what life means to the people around her? Decades after their victory, the funeral of one of her friends confronts Frieren with her own near immortality.

Frieren sets out to fulfill the last wishes of her comrades and finds herself beginning a new adventure…”