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'Itou Tanizawa' (Japanese: 谷沢 伊藤; Hepburn: 'Tanizawa Itō') was an American suicide bomber and Crimsonite who killed himself and other SPASDOT militants with a truck bomb south of Uriha, Kaitushima, Minecraftia in behalf of the group.

Biography

Tanizawa was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, by a Japanese father and an Italian-American mother. Growing up in a middle-class neighborhood, he loved to play basketball, video games, and craved for Dunkin' Donuts. Like any other ethnic Japanese person, he was an observant Shintoist before he joined the Shintoist Province and Scarlet Devil of Team Crimson during the Minecraftian Civil War. At the age of 22, he became the first American Crimsonite of SPASDOT to die in Minecraftia.

Prior to the attack, he made a martyrdom video about his intent to die on behalf of SPASDOT and returned to his Arizona home in order to recruit other Crimsonites for his plot. Additionally, he destroyed his US passport in a video that widely circulated on the internet, including eBaum's World. During the attack on May 25, 2004, he was shown driving a truck containing 1,600 kilograms (approximately 1.5 tons) worth of explosives into a restaurant. He eventually detonated his kamikaze vest and caused a huge explosion that killed him and other SPASDOT militants.

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