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Old 07-18-19, 11:02 AM
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Dozens dead in arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio

Awful. The death toll continues to rise as more information becomes available. A suspect is in custody and is reported to have been shouting about plagiarism and being "ripped off."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-studio-kyoto/

At least 33 people have been killed and many more injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday morning.

Emergency authorities say the death toll is likely to be final with no more people missing, while there are reports that the suspect had some sort of financial grievance against the company.

According to police, the man ran into the three-storey studios and offices of Kyoto Animation Co. shortly before 10.30am. Witnesses say he sprayed a liquid around the ground floor of the building and set fire to it and was shouting “Go die”. Police say that around 70 people were in the building when the fire broke out.
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Old 07-18-19, 11:54 AM
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KyoAni was the main producer on series like:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
K-On
Clannad
Nichijou
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
Violet Evergarden
Amagi Brilliant Park

and stuff like the movie "A Silent Voice"

in case people aren't familiar.
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I don't follow the anime scene, but I saw this breaking news on NHK World yesterday and this is tragic. Whether or not you care about anime, some talented people with families and friends lost their lives to some sick person.
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Old 07-18-19, 02:33 PM
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This is heartbreaking indeed. There is a gofundme for this set up by Sentai Filmworks, one of the US distribution companies. It's just shy of $900k at the moment.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal
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I read this on the news this morning, horrifying and very sad to hear.
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This is such sad news. KyoAni has always been my favorite anime company.
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Old 07-18-19, 10:24 PM
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Revenge Motive May Have Sparked Kyoto Animation Arson Attack

https://variety.com/2019/film/asia/r...ack-1203272796
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Old 07-19-19, 11:31 AM
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Horrible thing to do to others. They created so much good stuff, and to snuff it out so hatefully.
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Old 07-24-19, 02:02 PM
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This is heartbreaking indeed. There is a gofundme for this set up by Sentai Filmworks, one of the US distribution companies. It's just shy of $900k at the moment.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kyoani-heal
And the gofundme is over $2million now.
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Old 08-19-19, 03:05 PM
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I've always been a huge fan of Kyoto Animation, so this was devastating news. They are responsible for some of my favorite anime. I donated a few bucks though I don't think Kyoto Animation will be able to come back from this tragedy.
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Old 08-20-19, 07:38 PM
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Via Sentai Filmworks Twitter

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECc9Fb3X...g&name=900x900
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Old 08-21-19, 02:37 PM
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I've heard something like $15 million has been raised for Kyoto Animation, mostly in Japan.

More news has gotten out for some of the reasons behind the attack. Apparently the arsonist had submitted several novels to Kyoto that were rejected and he claims were plagiarized by the studio.
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