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Your Name Producer Arrested for Child Pornography

Koichiro Ito, a producer for the movie Your Name, has been arrested in Japan for breaking child pornography laws. He was coercing high school girls he met through social media and having them send him nude photos. [Thanks, Mainichi!]

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At the time of his arrest, Ito was 52 years old and was taken in by Wakayama police. The police believe that he has other victims aside from the high school girl. According to the police, he met a high school girl in the Nagano Prefecture through social media in September 2021. At the time, she was only in her first year, which means she was 15 years old. Despite knowing that she was 15 years old, Ito ordered her to take naked selfies and send them to his smartphone. The police also believe that Ito took part in other sexual crimes against children.

Ito admitted to the accusations. He stated that he has had many such interactions in the past. So he can’t entirely recall the high school girl in question.

Koichiro Ito was one of two producers for Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. The movie debuted in 2016 and made over $382.2 million in the box office. It tells of high school students Taki and Mitsuha, who swap bodies even though they don’t know each other. It was a huge commercial success both within and outside of Japan.

Koichiro Ito, a producer for Your Name, has been arrested for breaking Japanese child pornography laws.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.