Ufotable, the animation studio behind the smash-hit feature Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train, has been formally indicted by the Japanese government for tax evasion. Prosecutors in the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office sought ¥137 million ($1.24 million) in unpaid taxes.
Studio founder Hikaru Kondo, 51, has also been indicted, according to The Japan Times. Kondo stepped down as the company’s president in 2019.
The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau found that Kondo minimized the company’s income for the fiscal years ending in August 2015, 2017, and 2018, underpaying ¥109 million in corporate taxes.