Tokyo Japan District Court found the Ufotable studio and its president guilty of evading a total of 138 million yen ($ 1.2 million) in taxes. The Japanese anime firm is known for producing the series of anime Kimetsu no Yaiba.
Hikaru Kondo, the 52-year-old president of Ufotable Inc, He was sentenced to 20 months in jail with a three-year suspension, and the anime producer was ordered to pay a fine of ¥ 30 million yen.
Prosecutors had requested a 20-month jail term for the founder of Demon Slayer’s Ufotable studio and a 40 million yen fine for the company. Then in The Truth News we share more details with you.
What happened to Ufotable study?
According to the court ruling, the president of Ufotable hid a total of about 441 million yen in company revenue in the three business years through August 2018, evading about 109.3 million yen in corporate taxes and about 28.9 million yen in excise taxes.
Hikaru Kondo, “As a business manager, you cannot be without strong criticism,” Judge Akiyuki Tanaka said when issuing the ruling. Kondo had “a strong intention to evade taxes,” the judge concluded, noting that he insistently asked his wife, who was in charge of accounting, to falsify the company’s books, although she was against him doing so. .
Meanwhile, the court gave Kondo a suspended term because Demon Slayer’s Ufotable studio admits millionaire tax evasion. In addition, you have already filed a revised tax return and completed your past due tax payments.
How many seasons is Demon Slayer?
Currently, there are 2 seasons of the anime Demon Slayer on Crunchyroll platform Y Funimation, while Netflix has season 2 available in its catalog. The Ufotable Animation Studio He is also known for producing the “Fate” series and other popular anime titles. Below we share an apology from Ufotable on his Twitter account: