Staff who worked on Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time have faced threats and acts of slander, according to the studio behind the anime feature.
How has the studio responded: Tokyo-based Studio Khara released a public statement condemning these acts, which it links to “misinterpretations of the film content and related press articles.” The studio has vowed to prosecute crimes against its staff. “We will strongly protest slander, threats, comments that suggest criminal intentions,” it wrote, “and any other actions that undermine the dignity of the individuals involved in the work that stem from personal interpretations, inference, or dissatisfaction with content that does not meet individual wishes.”
The statement warns that the studio will take legal action over statements that constitute defamation, death threats and other threats, and related crimes. It will report domestic cases to the National Police Agency in Japan, and overseas incidents to the relevant investigative agencies in those countries.