Producer of the anime film Your name. faces new charges of lewd acts with a minor

Producer Of The Anime Film Your Name. Faces New Charges Of Lewd Acts With A Minor Polici Monster Screenshot

At the end of February it was revealed that Kouichirou Itoua 52-year-old anime producer, was arrested for allegedly asking a 15-year-old student for nude photos of herself and Fuji News Network It now advances that the producer is now also accused by the Wakayama Prefectural Police of obscene acts with a minor in exchange for money.

Authorities charged Itou on Friday with allegedly knowingly exchanging money with a 15-year-old girl he met on social media last November for lewd acts, including non-consensual sexual relations. According to investigators, Itou admitted the accusation.

According to the newspaper Kyoto ShimbunItou allegedly met the young girl on social media in July 2022 and, in November 2023, paid her 20,000 yen ($133) in cash to perform the lewd acts, knowing that she was under 16 years of age.

As we previously reported Itou was first arrested in late February for allegedly asking a 15-year-old student living in Nagano for nude photos of herself. Itou admitted to the accusation, although, according to authorities, he claimed that he had “done this to other people, so (he couldn’t) tell if that was the girl or not.”

A TBS News added that, according to police, Itou allegedly paid the minor 12,500 yen (about $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.

Kouichirou Itou is known for being the director of many of the famous 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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