“your name.” Producer Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting Nude Photos from Minor

Itou has admitted to the charge

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On Thursday, it was revealed that the Wakayama Prefectural Police arrested Kouichirou Itou, a 52-year-old anime producer for asking a 15-year-old high school girl from Nagano to send nude pictures of herself.

Itou has admitted to the charge. According to the authorities, he also claimed that he had “done it with other people, so [he couldn’t] tell if it was this girl or not.”

Authorities state that Itou asked the girl for her pictures in September 2021, knowing that she was a minor at the time.

Police also stated that Itou’s possible involvement was discovered during a different prostitution investigation.

Furthermore, authorities are probing for potential additional victims linked to Itou.

Kouichirou Itou has worked as the producer of numerous films by director Makoto Shinkai like your name., Weathering With You, and Suzume. 

Source: Mainichi Shimbun (加藤敦久, 安西李姫)