100 people brawled at Ikebukuro Sunshine 60

A violent altercation involving at least 100 people has broken out at an iconic Japanese skyscraper. In a certain incident compared to a real life like a dragon brawl, the fight took place late on October 16, on the 58th floor of the Sun 60 building in Ikebukuro, Japan. It is unknown why Ikebukuro’s fight started. Police say a group of around 100 customers who had been dining at a restaurant suddenly started punching each other. [Thanks, Asahi Shimbun!]

The arrested members are apparently not part of officially designated criminal organizations like the yakuza, but rather of “Chinese Dragon”, which is considered a gang-like “anti-social group” (they are sometimes referred to as “quasi-gangsters” or “semi-gangsters”). Investigators said the members gathered at the restaurant to celebrate the release of one of them from prison. According to police officers, Chinese Dragon mainly includes grandchildren of Japanese orphans from China. The soldiers abandoned them after the Japanese repatriated from Huludao after World War II. The restaurant where they fought was a french restaurant it would cost between 7,000 JPY and 20,000 JPY for a dinner. This would equate to around $47 to $134.15.

Sunshine 60 itself is a well-known part of the Ikebukuro skyline. Until 1985, it was the tallest building in Asia. The adjoining Sunshine City mall is also the site of Namco Bandai’s Namja Town theme park and hosts the Sunshine Creation event every few months focusing on the sale of doujinshi and self-published comics.

Netizens were quick to compare the situation to that Yakuza Where like a dragon series. While the situation was dangerous, the idea of ​​a massive 100-person brawl amidst a posh atmosphere feels like a level one of the games. Other netizens have compared it to Tokyo avengerswhich is an anime and manga series about gangs.

The police have yet to make any arrests in this regard. When they arrived on the scene, there were only a few people left and one of them had to go to the hospital for a minor head trauma.

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