May 13, 2021
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In March, Japanese public broadcaster NHK aired a documentary on the making of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. In it, director (and franchise creator) Hideaki Anno recounted some of the threatening comments aimed at him on internet forums in the past. He spoke frankly about his depression and suicidal thoughts at the time.
Regarding defamation, libel and slander against the staff members of the production of “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0” .

Why Evangelion: The decades-old Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Hideaki Anno has a zealous (and apparently overzealous) fanbase. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 — purportedly the last in the hugely popular franchise — opened in Japanese theaters on March 8. It grossed 3.34 billion yen (USD.6 million) in its first seven days, and has since become the highest-earning Evangelion film ever, with a current local gross of around .7M.
— エヴァンゲリオン公式 (@evangelion_co) May 13, 2021
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.

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