Apr 28
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Today, demolition work on Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1 building was completed. Last year, a fire was set, killing 36 people and injured another 33. A decision will be made regarding the site after meeting with community locals and family members who lost loved ones.

Nov 19
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According to TV Asahi, a 51-year-old man has confessed to calling his former employer, saying, “If I sprinkle gasoline [at the office] like Kyoto Animation, everything will burn down.” The man previously worked at the company, which is based in Nagoya, and said he had a grudge about how he was bullied at work. 

Oct 18
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Out of the 33 people injured in the Kyoto Animation fire, 27 of them have returned to work, Kyodo News reports. The tragic fire has left 36 dead. The 41-year-old man suspected of starting the blaze has been taken into police custody.  

Oct 7
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An update to the Kyoto Animation tragedy: Another person has been confirmed dead, bringing the total to 36. The victim, a woman in her 20s, was able to escape from the building’s entrance but suffered extensive burns all over her body. She died in a hospital ICU on October 4 due to septic shock.

Sep 6 2019
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Kyoto Animation has delayed its next film Violet Evergarden: The Movie because the film is still being finished. The movie was originally slated for January 10, 2020, and the new release date will be announced at a later date. Kyoto Animation’s most recent film Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll rec

Sep 5 2019
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Kyoto Animation is listing all the victims of the July fire in the end credits of Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jido Shuki Ningyo. This is the first film it has released since the arson attack that left 35 employees dead. The film was finished on July 17, which is the day before the attack. 

Aug 22 2019
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In an effort to help Kyoto Animation, the Japanese government is considering tax breaks for donations. The plan is to spark companies and individuals to donate to the arson-ravaged studio. Currently, ideas are still being hammered out and more specifics should be announced at a later date.

Jul 18 2019
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Free!, Kyoto Animation’s popular swimming anime series, was supposed to get new info tomorrow about its upcoming Free! feature film. Those announcements have been canceled. [Update July 18 - 5:06 am: An earlier version of this story stated that the movie itself had been canceled. That is incorrect. We regret the error.

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