Death toll climbs to 33 in Kyoto Animation suspected arson attack
Kyoto fire department officials confirmed that 33 employees have died in the suspected arson attack against the popular anime studio – Kyoto Animation.
Furthermore, 36 others sustained injuries.
The incident started at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. KyoAni employees said they heard what sounded like an explosion before seeing smokes.
The suspect believed to be 41years old based on the driving license with him and was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital.
Currently, the suspect has been detained and reportedly admitted that he spread the liquid(appeared to be gasoline ) around KyoAni headquarter office before setting it on fire.
On KyoAni official website listed to have around 160 employees.
Currently, news of Haruhi director & Violet Evergarden director is safe. However, the remaining 14 directors are still unknown.
Currently, KyoAni is selling Hi-Res Digital images at 216yen on https://kyoani.shop-pro.jp/
The sales will directly go to KyoAni.
Sentai Filmworks has organised a Gofundme (crowd-pooling donation platform) on www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal
Today marks a sad day in history for Japanese animation.
Kyoto Animation has been around for 20 years and is widely known (world-renowned) for its detailed arts and stories.
Some popular titles such as:
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
- Koe no Katachi
- Violet Evergarden
- Hibike! Euphonium
- Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
- Kyoukai no Kanata
- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
- Amagi Brilliant Park
Our deepest condolences to KyoAni
- Yasuhiro Takemoto has been confirmed to be one of the casualties and succumbed due to the incident.
Notable Works as Director:
*Amagi Brilliant Park
*Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
*Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
*Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu
*Violet Evergarden (episode 9)