“Demon Slayer”: How the creator of Kimetsu no Yaiba saved himself from going to jail

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‘’Demon Slayer”, is a controversial manga where death is something of every day. The plot revolves around the fight between the carnivorous demons and the Demon Slayer or demon hunters. This show is based on the comic series created by Koyoharu Gotouge, first broadcast in 2016.

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The manga sold more than 150 million copies his 23 volumes published. In this way, the television adaptation would not be long in coming and arrived at the hands of Ufotable on April 6, 2019. As of now, it is one of the most popular programs of its kind.

Last December 5th its second season was released, which was well received by the public; However, a news related to its director has redirected the attention of fans.

“Demon Slayer” is an acclaimed program around the world (Photo: Ufotable)

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIKARU KONDO, THE DIRECTOR OF “DEMON SLAYER”?

Hikaru Kondo, director of “Demon Slayer”, has been immersed in a series of legal troubles that have put him in danger of jail. The Japanese government accused him of tax evasion and after going to trial, it was confirmed that he had not declared 134 million yen, equivalent to $ 1.2 million. For committing this offense, he could have been sentenced to 20 months in prison.

WHY DIDN’T YOU GO TO JAIL?

The also president of the study Ufotable He pleaded guilty and made a public apology, making his company commit to pay what was agreed and submit the correct statements. This is how the December 10, the court decided that he will not go to jail and instead awarded him a fine.

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY

The final decision of the court was that you receive the prison benefit of three years of probation, which means that if you commit any illegal action or do not comply with the fine of 40 million yen, you will be imprisoned. Anime fans hope that this decision will not affect the production of the comic.

Inosuke is the short-tempered warrior of "Demon Slayer" (Photo: Ufotable)
Inosuke is the short-tempered warrior from “Demon Slayer” (Photo: Ufotable)