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∟33 dead after arson attack at Kyoto Animation studio, dozens injured
∟Death toll in Kyoto studio arson rises to 34
∟Suspected arsonist in deadly Kyoto anime studio fire says firm stole his novel
∟Kyoto Animation boss says company got threats
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∟Anime studio attacked by arsonist, explosion leaves dozens injured, 12 dead
∟Death toll in anime studio arson attack climbs to 33, movie production cancelled
∟Kyoto Animation security system was shut down on day of arson attack that killed 33
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∟Fire Department: 33 People Confirmed Dead in Kyoto Animation Fire
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∟Kyoto Animation Studio Blaze Claims 25 Lives
∟KyoAni Arsonist: “They Plagiarized Me!”
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∟KyoAni CEO: “We’ve Lost Everything, Both Paper & Digital”
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∟BREAKING: Arson Attack at Kyoto Animation Causes Multiple Fatalities, Dozens Injured
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An arson attacked the Kyoto Animation No. 1 studio on the morning of July 18.
34 people died in the fire, either from their burns or from carbon monoxide poisoning.
7 people survived the incident with no need for immediate medical treatment.
Japan has the death penalty for multiple murders, and this is the worst attack in Japan in decades.
In Japan, police do not confirm a death at the scene; instead, the victim must be transported to a hospital and a qualified doctor must first confirm the death before police can officially confirm the death.
The arson was a 41-year-old with mental illness and a criminal record. He was treated among the victims and was admitted to a hospital.
Witnesses say that when asked by police at the scene why he had set the fire, the man said “They plagiarized.” Pakuri is the Japanese word for copying another’s art or creative work, though the indistinct nature of the Japanese language makes it unclear whether the man was accusing Kyoto Animation of copying his work specifically, or that of another creator/creators.
So far it appears that the arson had never worked at Kyoto Animation, and no clear point of connection between him and the animation studio has been found.
As of March, Kyoto Animation had 165 employees with an average age of 33, according to its website.
KyoAni had been receiving death threats going back years.
Kyoto Animation has decided to cancel the production of its planned Free! 2020 Summer anime theatrical feature.
Studio 1 has a lot of the director staff and animation directors at the facility. They also have compositing/3D animation there.
Naoko Yamada has been confirmed alive.
Ishidate Taichi has been confirmed alive.
Yasuhiro Takemoto has been reported missing, some outlets have reported that he was confirmed dead but some other outlets have claimed that was a mistranslation.
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