Crunchyroll Parent Ellation Posts Statement About Recovery of an MMO Junkie Director Kazuyoshi Yaginuma

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Crunchyroll's parent company Ellation posted a statement on Twitter on Friday regarding Anime News Network's recent report about controversial statements made by Recovery of an MMO Junkie anime director Kazuyoshi Yaginuma.

Crunchyroll was a member of the production committee for Recovery of an MMO Junkie along with production company NHN comico, music production company Flying Dog, East Japan Marketing, television station Tokyo MX, animation production company Signal.MD, Sony Music Communications, and Dax Production.

The Recovery of an MMO Junkie anime premiered in October, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Yaginuma made his directorial debut with the anime adaptation, but the series itself is based on the original manga by Rin Kokuyo. Yagniuma himself is a freelance director, and while he worked with Production I.G's sister studio Signal.MD on the show, he is not formally employed there.

Anime News Network reached out to Signal.MD via its parent studio Production I.G but did not receive a comment by press time. If Anime News Network receives a statement, this article will be updated.

In addition to directing Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Yaginuma provided key animation for many anime and worked as episode director for series such as Pokémon Generations, From the New World, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Bokurano, and Rio - Rainbow Gate!.

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