11/19/19
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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. 

10/7/19
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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.

9/6/19
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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

9/5/19
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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. 

8/22/19
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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.

7/18/19
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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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