Makoto Shinkai talks about the arrest of his films’ anime producer

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On his twitter the famous director Makoto Shinkai (your name., Suzume) published a statement about the arrest of Kouichirou Itoua 52-year-old anime producer, who allegedly asked a 15-year-old student for nude photos of herself, behavior he has since confessed to doing to more people.

We can read in the statement:

I was shocked to see the news of the arrest of a person involved in the production of my films. Firstly, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the victims. Additionally, I’m sorry for causing anxiety to everyone who loves and supports my work.

I personally believe that the value of the work will not be harmed by the recent incident, but I think it is natural for it to be viewed with disbelief. This is very frustrating and sad.

A TBS News revealed that, according to police, Itou allegedly paid the minor 12,500 yen (about US$83) in electronic money for the photo or photos. TBS also stated that police found other videos and images on Itou’s computer and are investigating.

According to authorities, Itou asked the girl for the photos in September 2021, with full knowledge that she was a minor at the time. Police said Itou’s alleged crime was discovered as part of a separate investigation into prostitution. The police are investigating whether there are other victims involved with Itou.

Kouichirou Itou is known for being the director of many of the director’s anime Makoto Shinkai. Kouichirou Itou was the producer of the anime films The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, The Garden of Words, your name., Weathering With You It is Suzume.

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