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NEWS: Log Horizon Author Mamare Touno Charged With Tax Evasion


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KH91



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:38 am Reply with quote
OMG! One of my favorite authors in recent years has to have this happen to him. I have no choice but to have to hope what he says is true. Man, this whole thing is ironic, from the theme of his works, economics, to the database song. I'm so sad.
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Akeema



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:42 am Reply with quote
KH91 wrote:
OMG! One of my favorite authors in recent years has to have this happen to him. I have no choice but to have to hope what he says is true. Man, this whole thing is ironic, from the theme of his works, economics, to the database song. I'm so sad.


Was waiting on someone to point out the irony and you did not disappoint. Good job Cool
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:44 am Reply with quote
When a creator gets royalties, they might want it all for their selves. I don't know if this is the case or not and this could affect him creating more Log Horizon books.
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Calculus20



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:51 am Reply with quote
Damn, well this will keep season 3 from happening anytime soon.
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rankothefiremage



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:53 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
When a creator gets royalties, they might want it all for their selves. I don't know if this is the case or not and this could affect him creating more Log Horizon books.


This is more of a "fine" type thing than anything else. If he is in the wrong he'll have to pay up.

Wish US courts went after tax evaders, nope putting pot smoking kids in jail looks better for them..........


-G
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Raftina



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:53 am Reply with quote
I wonder if this is a case of tax evasion in the common understanding of the term or some sort of tripping over income acceleration rules.

rankothefiremage wrote:
This is more of a "fine" type thing than anything else. If he is in the wrong he'll have to pay up.

I don't know what "prosecution" means in Japan, but in English common law countries, it means criminal charges are being pursued. What makes you think it's just a fine?
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LaughingElbow



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:58 am Reply with quote
Holy crap, that's a lot of money.
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:24 am Reply with quote
rankothefiremage wrote:


Wish US courts went after tax evaders, nope putting pot smoking kids in jail looks better for them..........


Um...they do. All the time. Wesley Snipes for example...
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DjAlmostFive



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:52 am Reply with quote
Huh. I didn't know that Log Horizon and Maoyu was written by the same author.
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traveling



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:04 am Reply with quote
rankothefiremage wrote:

Wish US courts went after tax evaders, nope putting pot smoking kids in jail looks better for them..........


-G


... What makes you think the US would let people get away with tax evasion?
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#815349



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:12 am Reply with quote
...and it has to happen with the most unlikely of authors for a case like that.
Oh well Mamare-san, you know how it goes. If all else fails, gather a guild, and go to war. Razz
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:18 am Reply with quote
If it turns out to be some clerical error in their database due to a lazy employee, it would so ironically-funny that it'll make you so sad you'll laugh again.
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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:28 am Reply with quote
I guess i can say the chances of a Season 3 is not going to show up any time soon >.<
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terran3020



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:51 am Reply with quote
the question is whether this is gonna be a slap on the wrist or log horizon goes under?

if its the latter then im afraid he has a lot more than the japanese government to worry about Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:00 am Reply with quote
I knew something was up when i found out that 5 manga versions of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha exist (one is even a Champion Red soft-core porno Mad) besides his other stuff.
That dude´s bank account is about to explode (for a light novel author anyway).
Children don´t mess with the tax department! That is the only crime even a celebrity can go to prison too. Getting away with murder is easer then f#cking with these people. Good luck?
Wesley Snipes! Lol.
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