On Friday, Crunchyroll parent company Ellation issued a statement in regards to recent reports on controversial statements made by Recovery of an MMO Junkie anime director Kazuyoshi Yaginuma.

The full statement is below:

Text Transcription: We do not support the anti-semitic behavior that has been recently reported in relation to Dir. Kazuyoshi Yaginuma. The comments made do not reflect any opinions of Crunchyroll, as we pride ourselves on our diverse, global community that connects through the content they love.

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Recovery of an MMO Junkie aired in the Fall 2018 broadcast season. Crunchyroll sat on the production committee for the series.

The show is based on Rin Kokuyo’s manga of the same name. Director Kazuyoshi Yaginuma helmed the project at Signal.MD. The work was his début as a TV series director and, though he worked as a contractor, Yaginuma wasn’t formally employed by the studio.

In recent weeks, it came to light that Yaginuma has made controversial statements regarding the Holocaust, people of the Jewish faith, and the “Red Pill” movement, among others.

We broke the story on February 2. Anime News Network followed up with a more in-depth piece, which includes additional background on the matter, as well as comments from Signal.MD parent Production I.G., Yaginuma, and other parties.

Source: Twitter (ellation)

Editor’s note: Seriously – read ANN’s report. It’s amazing journalism.