But this time, the Tokyo Public Prosecutor’s Office has set up a special investigation department, and they have formally indicted the anime studio as well as, founder and president Hikaru Kondo, for tax evasion. More specifically, they seem to have violated Japan’s Corporation Tax Act and Consumption Tax Act for failing to pay about 137 million yen in taxes.
The government also previously fined the studio and Kondo for tax evasion. ufotable is best known for several Fate anime, including the Unlimited Blade Works TV anime, the Heaven’s Feel movies, and Fate/Zero.
The studio would then hide around 446 million yen.
The Mainichi Shimbun source also stated that the studio would use the unpaid tax money to fund company and its business.