Criminal Charges Against Ex-Manga Translator To Move Forward

Charges Against Former Jujutsu Kaisen Manga Translator Stefan Koza Move Forward

A grand jury in Fairfax County, Virginia has decided to advance eight felony charges against former Jujutsu Kaisen manga translator Stefan Koza. All eight counts relate to possession of child pornography, and each count relates to a separate video.

The case first went through the Fairfax County General District Court before being transferred to the Fairfax County Circuit Court for the grand jury indictment. According to Anime News Network, a representative from Fairfax County Circuit Court has confirmed that a three-day jury trial will begin on June 7.

Koza was an English language translator for Shonen Jump manga titles which included Jujutsu Kaisen, Ghost Reaper Girl, We Never Learn, and Tokyo Shinobi Squad. He worked as a freelance manga translator for Viz Media and the publisher confirmed that Koza was an independent contractor.

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In December 2020, Koza was arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography. The Herndon, Virginia Police Department made the arrest as part of an investigation in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Koza was initially charged with five counts of possession and five counts of distributing child pornography, but only eight counts will advance in June.

In other news, Jujutsu Kaisen is set for some big stuff next month. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is set to hit theaters in the United States and Canada in March. Besides that, there might be some major news for the series during the next Anime Japan. It is believed that the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 release date will be announced during the anime’s RED stage panel at the convention along with the first teaser for the show’s return.

Tickets for the North American release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 are now live. The film will premiere in the United States and Canada on March 18, 2022.

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