A six-year-old girl fell to her death from a 43-floor apartment complex in Osaka minutes after she watched a anime DVD featuring a family who could fly.
According to Guardian, the girl, who has not been named by Japanese authorities, climbed over a one metre-high fence at the edge of the balcony before plunging to her death.
It is understood the girl climbed out through a window onto the balcony and used a chair to scale the fence at the apartment.The family members saw the girl standing on the top of the fence before she lost her balance and tumbled over the side.
A police official told The Guardian:
‘We do not suspect any foul play at this time. We received a call on Sunday afternoon from a man who witnessed the girl’s fall. It may seem strange that it was not the family who called, but somebody on the ground witnessed the tragedy, and as soon as he saw it, he immediately called authorities.”We don’t want to name the anime she was watching because it could lead to people saying “this is what happens when you watch this movie”.’
Officials claimed the girl had started school the Friday before her death and was looking forward to the experience. She is survived by a younger brother and sister.