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(According to the manga, these events happened on the 31st of December, 2000. Makes sense, since it was also referred to multiple times in the manga as the turn of the (20th to 21st) century (which happened in January 1st, 2001).)
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'''Bloody New Year's Eve''' is the massacre by [[Robot|the giant robot]]. It happened on the night of the Millenium Switch (31 December 2000, 1 January 2001). The robot rose in Kasumigaseki and rampaged Tokyo. During the night, the robot spouted an unnamed virus, which caused the blood to drain from the victims' bodies. The robot was supposedly run on nuclear energy. [[File:Bloody_new_year's_eve.jpg|thumb|The robot which rampaged through Tokyo during the Bloody New Year's Eve.]]
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The '''Bloody New Year's Eve''' was a worldwide biological weapon attack launched by the cult of Friend on the night of December 31, 2000/January 1, 2001. While massive outbreaks of Friend's unnamed blood-draining virus occurred worldwide the centrepiece of the plan was unfolding in Tokyo, where an enormous robot appeared in the Kasumigaseki neighborhood and rampaged across the city.
   
The Bloody New Year's Eve was part of the Book of the Prophecy, which was created by Kenji and his friends when they were children. The plan was carried out by Friend, who framed Kenji for the incident. After the Bloody New Year's Eve, [http://20thcenturyboys.wikia.com/wiki/Kenji's_Group Kenji's Group] broke up and their whereabouts remained unknown until 2014.
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The Bloody New Year's Eve was itself the final 'prediction' in the Book of the Prophecy, which was created by Kenji and his friends when they were children. After the Bloody New Year's Eve, [http://20thcenturyboys.wikia.com/wiki/Kenji's_Group Kenji's Group] was blamed for the attacks, forcing them into hiding for the next 14 years. Following the Bloody New Years, Friend's plans changed to reflect the predictions of the New Book of Prophecy.
 
==History==
 
==History==
The night was triggered by the bombardment of the National Diet Building, wich caused 32 deaths and 91 injuries. This acted as the signal of the destruction of the earth. After the signal, [[Kenji's Faction]] trained to kidnap [[Majume Inshu]]. The plan was never performed, because he was to much protected by the police it was impossible to even get close to him. At December 31, the robot stood up and rampaged in Tokyo. At he same time, the virus was spread in other city's: London, Moscow, Paris, Beijing and New York. A lot of journalists went to the Agency of Defense, in Ichigaya, but the director general couldn't give information, because he didn't knew what was going on.
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The 'prophesized' event preceding the Bloody New Years Eve was the bombing of Japan's legislature, the National Diet Building, which caused 32 deaths and 91 injuries. The attack was performed such that the perpetrators, the Friendship Democratic Party, was the only political party left unnaffected, and thus was left effectively in charge of the government's response to the later New Years Eve attacks. Following the bombing, Kenji's group planned to kidnap FDP leader (and Friend's right-hand) Manjoume Inshuu in order to prevent the attacks, but were unable to execute this plan before New Years Eve.
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On the night of the 31st, Friend's giant robot arose in Tokyo and began rampaging across the city, killing anyone near it with periodic bursts of aerosolized virus. Meanwhile, the government came to believe that the robot was powered by nuclear energy, greatly complicating any potential counterattack against it. At he same time, the virus was spread in other major cities worldwide. Those mentioned include London, Moscow, Paris, Beijing and New York.
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In the end, the Bloody New Years plan was a sham, however. Rather than destroying the world with the virus and giant robot, the intention was instead to create an incident which could be blamed on Kenji's group, while the FDP would appear to swoop in with a solution, in the form of a vaccine for the out-of-control virus. The giant robot itself was barely deserving of the name, being little more than an elaborate tracked-vehicle designed to look like an intimidating giant.  It's bulky 'head', assumed to contain a nuclear reactor, was actually only an enormous ballon with radiation symbols painted on, while it's relatively crude mechanisms were simply disguised with shredded fabric.
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Ultimately, Friend himself confronted Kenji after luring him to the robot's control cockpit. When the dynamite Kenji had brought with him to destroy it detonated, the effect was to make it appear that Kenji and company had been controlling the robot all along, and had simply self-destructed it when confronted and trapped by the 'heroic' Friend. Meanwhile, the FDP suddenly confronted the Japanese government with a solution to the worldwide crisis: a vaccine for the virus.
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By 2014, Kenji is believed dead, and his friends are all in hiding. The 'Kenji Faction' are believed to be the terrorists behind the devastating attacks, while history has declared Friend and his followers the true heroes of that night, the latter even being vetted at the United Nations. The truth of the Bloody New Years would not emerge until 2018, when Friend suddenly and shockingly confessed his various crimes to the people of the world.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:45, 31 March 2022

The Bloody New Year's Eve was a worldwide biological weapon attack launched by the cult of Friend on the night of December 31, 2000/January 1, 2001. While massive outbreaks of Friend's unnamed blood-draining virus occurred worldwide the centrepiece of the plan was unfolding in Tokyo, where an enormous robot appeared in the Kasumigaseki neighborhood and rampaged across the city.

The Bloody New Year's Eve was itself the final 'prediction' in the Book of the Prophecy, which was created by Kenji and his friends when they were children. After the Bloody New Year's Eve, Kenji's Group was blamed for the attacks, forcing them into hiding for the next 14 years. Following the Bloody New Years, Friend's plans changed to reflect the predictions of the New Book of Prophecy.

History[]

The 'prophesized' event preceding the Bloody New Years Eve was the bombing of Japan's legislature, the National Diet Building, which caused 32 deaths and 91 injuries. The attack was performed such that the perpetrators, the Friendship Democratic Party, was the only political party left unnaffected, and thus was left effectively in charge of the government's response to the later New Years Eve attacks. Following the bombing, Kenji's group planned to kidnap FDP leader (and Friend's right-hand) Manjoume Inshuu in order to prevent the attacks, but were unable to execute this plan before New Years Eve.

On the night of the 31st, Friend's giant robot arose in Tokyo and began rampaging across the city, killing anyone near it with periodic bursts of aerosolized virus. Meanwhile, the government came to believe that the robot was powered by nuclear energy, greatly complicating any potential counterattack against it. At he same time, the virus was spread in other major cities worldwide. Those mentioned include London, Moscow, Paris, Beijing and New York.

In the end, the Bloody New Years plan was a sham, however. Rather than destroying the world with the virus and giant robot, the intention was instead to create an incident which could be blamed on Kenji's group, while the FDP would appear to swoop in with a solution, in the form of a vaccine for the out-of-control virus. The giant robot itself was barely deserving of the name, being little more than an elaborate tracked-vehicle designed to look like an intimidating giant.  It's bulky 'head', assumed to contain a nuclear reactor, was actually only an enormous ballon with radiation symbols painted on, while it's relatively crude mechanisms were simply disguised with shredded fabric.

Ultimately, Friend himself confronted Kenji after luring him to the robot's control cockpit. When the dynamite Kenji had brought with him to destroy it detonated, the effect was to make it appear that Kenji and company had been controlling the robot all along, and had simply self-destructed it when confronted and trapped by the 'heroic' Friend. Meanwhile, the FDP suddenly confronted the Japanese government with a solution to the worldwide crisis: a vaccine for the virus.

By 2014, Kenji is believed dead, and his friends are all in hiding. The 'Kenji Faction' are believed to be the terrorists behind the devastating attacks, while history has declared Friend and his followers the true heroes of that night, the latter even being vetted at the United Nations. The truth of the Bloody New Years would not emerge until 2018, when Friend suddenly and shockingly confessed his various crimes to the people of the world.