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A suspected arson attack at the No. 1 Studio building of animation production company Kyoto Animation on Thursday has left at least 33 people dead and 36 more injured. It is Japan's deadliest arson incident since 1989 and its deadliest fire incident since 2001, according to police. A 41-year-old man, who is among the injured, has been identified as a suspect.

According to a Thursday evening incident report by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, two 20-liter containers of gasoline were found outside on the street near the site of the fire. Police say the suspect admitted to lighting gasoline as he was transported away from the scene. He is pending questioning while being treated at the hospital. Japanese news media report witnesses hearing the man say "Go die!" while setting the building lobby on fire.

Reports say about 70 people were inside the three-story building when the fire began at approximately 10:35 a.m. local time. Local fire agencies dispatched 30 vehicles to the scene, and the blaze was finally put out nearly five hours later. On Thursday evening, fire officials said two of the dead were found on the first floor, 11 on the second floor, and 20 in the staircase leading from the third floor to the rooftop. Firefighters found the rooftop door closed, but it was not locked. Fire and rescue activities have since ended, and no one is left inside the building.

Authorities have not released the names of victims. Among the dead, 12 were men, 20 were women, and one was of unconfirmed gender. As news of the fire spread around the world on Thursday, anime music producer Suguru Yamaguchi (Tamako Market and Tamako Love Story) revealed on Twitter that he has confirmed the safety of director Naoko Yamada.

A former Kyoto Animation employee spoke with public broadcaster NHK and said the No. 1 Studio largely employed animators involved in creating key animation and in-between animation frames. Most of the staff were women, with 10 to 20 people working on each floor. The studio building, which was badly damaged in the fire, was last inspected in October and found to be in compliance with code.

Kyoto Animation employs approximately 160 people. Its No. 1 Studio is located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto and began operating in 2008. The company also operates a separate head office, a No. 2 Studio building, a merchandise store, and a No. 5 Studio building in the city of Uji. No incidents have been reported in any of the company's other sites.

Source: NHK News 1, NHK News 2, The Mainichi (photo)


Update July 19
The death toll in Thursday's arson fire at the No. 1 Studio building of Kyoto Animation has risen to 34. Kyoto Prefectural Police announced on Friday evening that a man being treated in the hospital has died of his injuries.

Source: NHK News


Update July 27
Kyoto Prefectural Police announced on Saturday, July 27, that a second man being treated in the hospital for injuries sustained in the fire has died. The death toll now stands at 35.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

This news has been updated with the final report of casualties. An archive of the original story is below.
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I hope whoever did this gets a punishment 100x worse than hell
 
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This is really sad news. Damn it hurts me a lot 😢😭 keep strong KyoAni ❤❤

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im waiting for the motive on this, i made a joke on the suppose motives about it on the other thread but hopefully that is not true or damn anime fans can really become extremist (ok ye like anime fans on twitter already send death threats to anime staff like with Darling in the FranXX)
 
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Our deepest condolences to Kyoani studio
 
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This is really sad. Condolences to KyoAni and it's staffs.
 
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There's fundraise for Kyoto Animation:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

This will no doubt cause their anime projects to be delayed in the future. I pray for the people affected by this.
 
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im waiting for the motive on this, i made a joke on the suppose motives about it on the other thread but hopefully that is not true or damn anime fans can really become extremist (ok ye like anime fans on twitter already send death threats to anime staff like with Darling in the FranXX)


the timing doesn't make sense for it to be an angry fan. they haven't had an anime out in a few months now. I think it was j ust a random lunatic....
 
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This broke my heart, this animation studio is one of the factor to drove me out from being suicidal person years ago

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There's fundraise for Kyoto Animation:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

This will no doubt cause their anime projects to be delayed in the future. I pray for the people affected by this.


I'll definitely chip in.
 
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There's fundraise for Kyoto Animation:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

This will no doubt cause their anime projects to be delayed in the future. I pray for the people affected by this.
Can Kyoto Animation even accept any donations, seeing as they're a for profit organization? Probably a very bad idea to give money to any unofficial donation drives like this. If you want to support them right now, buy some blurays or something.
 
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I've seen some GoFundMe's already up by some (major) companies. Do remember that Kyoto Animation (nor anyone from there) has asked for money or donation, they likely had insurance, and Japanese National Healthcare is MANDATORY for everyone.
https://twitter.com/DoctorDazza/status/1151728605027680256

just sharing that
 
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Fuck me. I literally can't even right now, I'm all out of words. Holy shit...

My heart goes out to all the friends and families of the victims. Condolences to all those effected by this.
 
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Dysisa said:
Stark700 said:
There's fundraise for Kyoto Animation:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

This will no doubt cause their anime projects to be delayed in the future. I pray for the people affected by this.
Can Kyoto Animation even accept any donations, seeing as they're a for profit organization? Probably a very bad idea to give money to any unofficial donation drives like this. If you want to support them right now, buy some blurays or something.


I'm confused. Is there a Japanese law that stops for-profit companies from getting donations? Here in America anyone can donate money to anyone
 
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I am shocked beyond belief and overwhelmed with sadness. My absolute favourite studio. Praying for the deceased and everyone involved. Hoping the injured get through this. :'(

What a terrible news on the very day I got my hands on the Novel that inspired one of the best animated franchises ever from them. I have been so looking forward to it but now I don't even feel like reading it. Absolutely heartbroken. :'(

Edit: Jul 19, 2019

I cried almost the entire day yesterday. The Hibike Final Novel which I have been looking forward to read is still on my desk and I haven't turned a single page.

KyoAni saved me with their anime for years and made me a better person IRL. It was my solace when I was earning so little that I would split my meals to halves so that I would be able to eat at least twice a day. KyoAni helped me recover from depression with their positivity. With their vivid colour, their stellar animation and stories that are very close to human emotions - profound emotions. And I think many share the same sentiment.

Even if you don't share this sentiment, you are still part of the anime community so spare some thoughts to the victims and at least don't bring up what you didn't like about the studio or their works. This is not the time for something like those.

The best course of action at this time would be to show your support whether you are a fan of KyoAni, a part of the diverse anime community or just a casual anime fan either financially or emotionally.

Financially you can support by clicking the image below (this is an official donation set up by Sentai):


Link: Help KyoAni Heal

Or you may visit KyoAni's official shop and order an item by clicking the image below:


Link: KyoAniShop

Those who are not in a position to help the victims and the studio financially, please do so by showing your emotional support. Use whatever hashtags you find appropriate to get people's attention through social media.

The most used hashtags right now are:
#PrayForKyoAni
#PrayForKyotoAnimation
#KyoAni
#HelpKyoAniHeal


But there are other ways to support no matter how small it may seem. For an example, by watching the video below and give it a 'like' in youtube.



You can also CONTRIBUTE IMMENSELY by subscribing to their official youtube channel here:


Link: KyoaniChannel

You can go through the videos posted in their channel and increase the viewers count. By clicking 'like'. it will also be automatically recommended by youtube to other user's recommendations. The number of subscribers have increased substantially in the past 24 hours (just surpassed 250K) and it's still growing.

This is our time to show support as the international anime community. You can become a part of the chain that will help the studio in these trying hours.

Please share this idea or any other you may have. Thank you.

Edit: Walk Through Added if you want to show your support by purchasing KyoAni's digital products.
https://kyoani.shop-pro.jp/





Thanks for going through it. I have already made purchases and it works (instantaneous).
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Condolences to the victims and their families.
 
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You know what, guys? From now on Baja no Studio will be a painful watch.
 
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Stark700 said:
There's fundraise for Kyoto Animation:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal

This will no doubt cause their anime projects to be delayed in the future. I pray for the people affected by this.


I hope it's just a delay, we see multiple people getting injured, and a lot of them are beyond recovery
 
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Oh Crap,this is really sad,i never expected that there would be a day when japanese anime studio will get burned not to mention the 'Multiple deaths'

This has turned out to be really tragic incident,My prayers are with the family members of the deceased.

Now,what could be the motive behind the arson attack on kyoto animation?
 
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I'm praying for the safety of everyone there.
 
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Poor people... This is one of my favorite studio. I love their work. Many of their animes made me cry. Thoughts to the families..
Why would anyone do this it s crazy...
 
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Kougeru said:
Dysisa said:
Can Kyoto Animation even accept any donations, seeing as they're a for profit organization? Probably a very bad idea to give money to any unofficial donation drives like this. If you want to support them right now, buy some blurays or something.


I'm confused. Is there a Japanese law that stops for-profit companies from getting donations? Here in America anyone can donate money to anyone

I'm not certain, but I've seen the sentiment go around a lot from Japanese Twitter users, so I'd imagine there's something to it. At the very least, don't give money to any fundraiser that can't confirm that they've gotten the ok from KyoAni themselves to run it.
 
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Was it a former Employee?
 
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This is infuriating and barbaric. My deepest condolences to the people and their families. i cannot even begin to express how much it hurts me. This is so unfortunate, i just wish the people survive and take rest and heal, this is gonna affect them so much, what did they even do to deserve this?
please share this article and the fundraise so more people can be aware and help raise the amount of loss they have faced.
 
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Was it a former Employee?

just go here if you want more information, but I think it's an grudge of a hard core fan since KyoAni treats their employee with care
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/cemj4w/kyoto_animation_studio_kyoani_had_a_fire_break/
 
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Kyoto Animation is my all-time favourite Studio so this is crippling news for someone like me. I really hope the perpetrator is dealt with appropriately here so that occurrences like these never happen again.

I’m sure their upcoming projects will all take a slight delay but I’ve no qualms regarding that whatsoever, I’m just praying that the workers and their families are safe and sound. I’ll make sure to chip in the fundraising and pray lots for these wonderful and hard-working people.
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni


 
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Was it a former Employee?


doubt it since KyoAni is one of the few studios that treat their employees very well like give them proper good salaries and less overtime/overwork schedules (thats why they only release few anime each year)
 
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It is a request from one Japanese anime fan.

Please don't donate in the unofficial channel. In Japan, unofficial crowdfunding, which may be a fraud, is rampant.

If Kyoto Animation has created an official channel, please donate there. Or please support by buying Kyoto Animation Blu-ray.

I pray for the safety of the Kyoto Animation staff.
 
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People just living their lives and going to work only to have something like this happen. News of this kind never stops being mind-boggling.
 
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Haruhi is with KyoAni.
 
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I have only one wish to the arsonist

So that the arsonist retains his consciousness for eternity
 
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I won't lie; I was usually always disgusted with most anime that this studio made, how they tried to make bullying okay, and even cute, like for instance what they did with character Yohei Suzuhara in Clannad series.

Where they made him clown, scapegoat, and a punching bag, while Tomoya was okay in everyone's eyes.

Yeah, I am aware that Clannad was "only" animated by KyoAni, but ever since I noticed pattern in their work (another example, Haruhi Suzumiya who is, well a bitch, AND a bully, being adorable for that)...

I definitely don't wish anyone anything bad, especially not death, but I was always under impression that KyoAni is, despite visual quality, studio who just likes to makes.

To this day I remember how Clannad series made me feel sick because of how horribly that boy Yohei was treated, compared to his "friend" Tomoya.

My condolescences, anyway...
 
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It is a request from one Japanese anime fan.

Please don't donate in the unofficial channel. In Japan, unofficial crowdfunding, which may be a fraud, is rampant.

If Kyoto Animation has created an official channel, please donate there. Or please support by buying Kyoto Animation Blu-ray.

I pray for the safety of the Kyoto Animation staff.


quoting and adding this

Wait for Kyoto Animation to make a statement when they can and save your money for then.
https://twitter.com/DoctorDazza/status/1151728606571196421
 
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rip hope this is jus a one time thing and studio 2 doesn't get targeted

"For the sake of humankind, I forsake my humanity." - Cherry
 
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rip hope this is jus a one time thing and studio 2 doesn't get targeted


How many studios in total does kyoani have?
 
Jul 17, 11:50 PM
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Just woke up and the first thing I read is this. Really sad news, I'm at a loss of words.
 
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Condolences to the victims and their loved ones. Hopefully, the arsonist will get what he deserves.
 
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I won't lie; I was usually always disgusted with most anime that this studio made, how they tried to make bullying okay, and even cute, like for instance what they did with character Yohei Suzuhara in Clannad series.

Where they made him clown, scapegoat, and a punching bag, while Tomoya was okay in everyone's eyes.

Yeah, I am aware that Clannad was "only" animated by KyoAni, but ever since I noticed pattern in their work (another example, Haruhi Suzumiya who is, well a bitch, AND a bully, being adorable for that)...

I definitely don't wish anyone anything bad, especially not death, but I was always under impression that KyoAni is, despite visual quality, studio who just likes to makes.

To this day I remember how Clannad series made me feel sick because of how horribly that boy Yohei was treated, compared to his "friend" Tomoya.

My condolescences, anyway...


What the hell dude, this isn't the place to rant about their adaptation of a shitty porn game, tell that to KEY if anything. Hell they made the Silent Voice movie so go watch that and drop the tinfoil hat if you think they just make shit that enable bullying. Get some tact, this isn't the time or place to talk about that

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shoulda banned guns


I hope your sorry fascist maga ass gets banned for this, fucking idiot

Bullshit like this makes MAL look like a subordinate of 4/8chan or some shit, can't even give condoleances properly. This is just a tragedy, fucking show sympathy for the victims or get the fuck out
 
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madarchod said:
Inuchiyo said:
rip hope this is jus a one time thing and studio 2 doesn't get targeted


How many studios in total does kyoani have?


Kyoani has 3 studios. (studio1, studio2, studio5)
But, The suspects are already arrested, so I think other studios are fine.
 
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Cries in Yui I know this is a very sorrow news, but I really want to know why would a person do such a thing.
 
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NOOOOOO WHY?? NOOO..GOD NO !!!!
Condolences to the victims and their families.

 
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Complete tragedy. Horrible horrible news. Very little I can say. It's completely distressing
 
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Why The F*ck Someone Would Do This
Regardless If You Like Kyoani Or Not
You Shouldn’t Burn Someone’s Property & Risking People’s Life (12 confirmed deaths at this time of writing)
Damn.... Maybe Some People Are Just F*cked Up On The Inside




Condolences To Those Who Fell Victim To This Monster.
 
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awful timing...

i havent been in the right mindset since hearing the news
Discussions that go in circles will not be entertained.
 
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deg said:
0x50 said:
It is a request from one Japanese anime fan.

Please don't donate in the unofficial channel. In Japan, unofficial crowdfunding, which may be a fraud, is rampant.

If Kyoto Animation has created an official channel, please donate there. Or please support by buying Kyoto Animation Blu-ray.

I pray for the safety of the Kyoto Animation staff.


quoting and adding this

Wait for Kyoto Animation to make a statement when they can and save your money for then.
https://twitter.com/DoctorDazza/status/1151728606571196421


Is there any chance of CR (CrunchyRoll) holding one with respect to KyoAni’s proposal/consideration or such?
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni


 
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We have a garbage here in @Psajdak.
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deg said:


quoting and adding this

Wait for Kyoto Animation to make a statement when they can and save your money for then.
https://twitter.com/DoctorDazza/status/1151728606571196421


Is there any chance of CR (CrunchyRoll) holding one with respect to KyoAni’s proposal/consideration or such?


i got no idea but really i agree with that twitter post saying just wait for KyoAni official statement first before you donate anywhere
 
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awful timing...

i havent been in the right mindset since hearing the news


I know right, I just can’t get in the mood to watch anime or do anything for that matter (and I mean anything literally than just scrolling in Twitter, here and Reddit for more news).

How one can go for such a horrific act for whatever bloody reason is beyond me really.
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni


 
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What??? NOO! Kyoani is my favorite Studio. Condolences to all of those affected.
 
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i got no idea but really i agree with that twitter post saying just wait for KyoAni official statement first before you donate anywhere


Yeah, I’ve to agree with that too.
I really hope KyoAni will give us an opportunity to join hands and overcome this hurdle together so I’m willing to wait however long it takes.
#Anime4Life be my Life Motto! #PrayForKyoAni


 
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Psajdak said:
I won't lie; I was usually always disgusted with most anime that this studio made, how they tried to make bullying okay, and even cute, like for instance what they did with character Yohei Suzuhara in Clannad series.

Where they made him clown, scapegoat, and a punching bag, while Tomoya was okay in everyone's eyes.

Yeah, I am aware that Clannad was "only" animated by KyoAni, but ever since I noticed pattern in their work (another example, Haruhi Suzumiya who is, well a bitch, AND a bully, being adorable for that)...

I definitely don't wish anyone anything bad, especially not death, but I was always under impression that KyoAni is, despite visual quality, studio who just likes to makes.

To this day I remember how Clannad series made me feel sick because of how horribly that boy Yohei was treated, compared to his "friend" Tomoya.

My condolescences, anyway...

I Think This Not A Great Time To Talk About Their Work.
And What Do You Mean “You Always Digusted With Most Of The Anime This Studio Made?
Have You Actually Finish Clannad? Or You Just Didn’t Get The Whole Point Of Clannad?
 
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