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'Demon Slayer' anime studio, president found guilty of tax evasion

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"Despite the company being in the black since 2012 thanks to the popularity of its high-quality anime works that gained acclaim, (Ufotable) repeatedly underreported sales. As corporate manager, you cannot escape strong criticism,"

New money sticks out, a no no in Japan. While the politicians and companies named in the Pandora and Panama papers go uninvestigated and buried in the media. A breakout anime, an easy target.

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Bad news.

Hopefully it doesn't affect the rest of the studio.

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Most people and corporations like to underreport their taxes and government officials don't have manpower or time to bother as long you don't get caught, but when you are currently the most famous anime studio in japan and making tons of profit, is a certainty that they will make time to investigate you.

I hope this improve the working conditions in the anime industry and give these anime studio presidents a warning that they should not try to pocket the money while leaving scraps for their workers.

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Greedy. They should pay the fines to the animators that probably haven’t made anymore than the 3,000円/day they brought home during production.

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"He also dodged about 28.8 million yen in consumption taxes between September 2014 and August 2018"

poor Kelley.

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Next game idea , Tax Dodger where anime boss dodges aliens and monster disguised as Tax collecters

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I thought the point of a corporation is that you don’t have liabilities as an individual. Japan prosecutors are teally itching for promotion.

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The few times where the person responsible actually gets charged accordingly.

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Greedy. They should pay the fines to the animators that probably haven’t made anymore than the 3,000円/day they brought home during production.

Well said, the pay their animators conbini wages and get rich off their zangyo, working them to exhaustion.

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