Anime production studio Drop has apologized that one of its contract staff Tomita Yuji had made inappropriate posts on 2channel BBS about the production status of Area no Kishi
. Tomita also apologized that he had made a tremendous trouble to the staff and the companies involved. Tomita was the episode director of the fifth episode of the TV anime.
From January 16th - 18th, Tomita complained on a 2channel thread for production managers that the director Ogura Hirofumi
had been making unreasonable demands to fix the background arts and the key animations. He said the production studio Ascension had gave up mediating between Ogura and the subcontractor Drop, and they forced Drop to follow Ogura's selfish orders. Tomita criticized that the storyboards of Ogura were so poorly drawn that the episode directors had been struggling to figure out what Ogura intended to describe.
In the apology statement, Drop said Tomita's remarks were false and the offensive posts by other 2channel users against Ogura were defamations. They have already reported the case to the police and been ready to file a lawsuit.
Source: Apology statement from Drop