Jujutsu Kaisen Translator Arrested for Child Pornography

Jujutsu Kaisen Translator Arrested

Local authorities arrested a Jujutsu Kaisen translator, Stefan Julian Koza, on a total of ten offenses relating to possession and distribution of child pornography. The news comes from the Herndon Police Department police report detailing the arrest, which took place on December 7, 2020.

The Herndon Police Department arrested Stefan Julian Koza after an investigation involving the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. Koza faces five felony counts of possession of child pornography and five felony counts of distribution of child pornography. The Fairfax County Adult Detention Center is currently holding Koza without bond.

Koza was associated with Viz Media and Shonen Jump as a Japanese-English Translator. The now-former Jujutsu Kaisen translator worked on the manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump. Among other Shonen Jump manga series, Koza also worked on Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha and Ghost Reaper Girl. Viz Media hasn’t commented on the situation.

Jujutsu Kaisen received an anime adaptation in 2020. It is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and on HBO Max as part of the Crunchyroll Collection partnership. In addition, both dubbed and subtitled versions of the anime are currently available to watch online. The manga series is being localized and released by Viz Media, with Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 0 launching on January 5, 2021 in English.

Oni Dino
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Oni Dino is a staff writer, Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.