Gainax President Arrested After Taking Nude Photos Of Teenage Girl

The president of Gainax, best known for the Evangelion series, has been arrested. Tomohiro Maki, aged 50, was taken into police custody after taking illicit photos of a teen.

Besides taking topless photos of the girl several times, Maki is also accused of allegedly touching her with the Mainichi reporting he massaged her leg. Maki reportedly claimed was training her to enter the entertainment industry.

Yomiuri reports that these events are suspected to have occurred earlier this year in February at a Tokyo apartment. At that time, Maki was involved in developing voice talent. According to Sankei News, Maki’s own apartment was dubbed “Production Women’s Dormitory” (Purodakushon Jyoshiryou or プロダクション女子寮). Kyodo News adds that the voice actors were allegedly contractually obligated to live at Maki’s apartment.

The exec has denied all the allegations, except for taking the photos. “I was asked so I took the photos,” Maki is quoted as saying. “The truth is different.”

Gainax promoted Maki to president this past October.


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    Maki’s own apartment was dubbed “Production Women’s Dormitory” (Purodakushon Jyoshiryou or プロダクション女子寮). Kyodo News adds that the voice actors were allegedly contractually obligated to live at Maki’s apartment.

    Seems legit, no red flags there. O_o

      not sure which news article I should believe but there are some news outlet out there saying the apartment is Gainax owned as opposed to being Maki's

      in that regard the name of the apartment is less suspicious (imo) if you considering that idols (J and K pop) also lives in dormitory during their training years

        Or it throws suspicion onto those arrangements as well, considering other horrible stuff that goes on with idols behind the scenes it honestly wouldn't surprise me.

    If I hadn't have watched the end of evangelion where Shinji jerks off to Asuka, then maybe this would come as a surprise.

      Sorry I should say an unconscious hospitalised Asuka.

    Remember, Japan only made the possession of child pornography illegal 5 years ago, and it comes with a piddly fine instead of jail time. The age of consent at a federal level is 12. All those pretty lights all over tokyo and kyoto are to conceal the rot in their society.

      Yeah and there is going to be ALLOT of older guys like this who are simply NOT going to kick the Habit? I dunno what you call it.

      But sex and consent have been very loosely handled in Japans legal system, some say it could be because their population is low and declining so don't want to discourage ANY sort of intercourse... seems that leads to problems like this I guess...

      These guys go overseas and do this shit, they would get killed in prison! (not that I'm saying that's what they deserve, that's just what actually happens allot)

      Last edited 06/12/19 1:56 pm

    FFS, Japan. You hold such a rapey, creepy culture.
    100% of your porn and hentai is rape oriented and leverages off of women being in positions of powerlessness. So much honour. Bushido for days.

    Is there anything of worth left in Gainax? Between Anno packing the Evangelion team to Kara and the rest of the people who ever worked in anything of note making up Trigger, what is there left other than the household name?

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