• Kyodo


The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested the president of anime studio Gainax Co. on Thursday for allegedly coercing a teenage woman into posing for nude images and touching her, on the pretext that he was training her for photo shoots as an entertainer.

Tomohiro Maki, 50, president of the studio known for producing “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and other famous TV anime, denied the allegations, saying he took the photos at the woman’s request, the police said.

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