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A famous anime producer was arrested for child pornography.  He pleaded guilty

A famous anime producer was arrested for child pornography. He pleaded guilty

Japanese media reported that the famous film animation producer Koichiro Ito was arrested. He was accused of violating regulations related to the prohibition of child prostitution and pornography.

Koichiro Ito is the name of a Japanese producer whose works need no introduction to fans of local pop culture. The creator has worked on the films “Garden of Words”, “Your Name” from 2019, as well as “Weathering With You” and “Suzume”.

Koichiro Ito, famous anime producer arrested for child pornography

The last of the mentioned productions turned out to be a hit. The filmmakers were honored with a Golden Globe nomination at this year’s Golden Globes, and the production also took part in the Berlinale main competition.

A Japanese producer has been accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl he met on social media to send him nude photos. The 52-year-old’s scandalous behavior was said to have occurred in 2021. The information was provided by the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, cited by The Hollywood Reporter.

The producer of “Suzume” pleaded guilty

Japanese media also report that in exchange for the photos, the creator gave the girl 12.5 thousand yen, or about $85. In this way, he violated the local law on the prohibition of child prostitution and pornography. Koichiro Ito was detained near his home in Tokyo and arrested.

The arrest caused a huge shock in the anime industry. The creator has almost 20 years of experience in creating animated productions and was the main producer of many world-famous cinema hits.

Koichiro Ito initially pleaded guilty to the crimes he was accused of. In a conversation with investigators, he revealed that underage girls had sent him nude photos, which is why he could not remember which case it was about. The police began searching for additional potential victims.

Source: Gazeta

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