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– Vic Mignogna Court Case
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– KyoAni Studio 1 Arson Sources
   ∟Sora News 24
      ∟Over 80% of Kyoto Animation employees injured in arson attack have returned to work
   ∟Anime News Network
      ∟Kyoto Animation President: 27 of 33 Injured Staff Have Returned to Work
      ∟Kyoto Animation Details Public Memorial Service
   ∟Sankaku Complex
      ∟80% of Injured KyoAni Employees Back at Work
      ∟Japan to Require ID for Petrol Sales After KyoAni Arson
      ∟Kyoto Animation President Holds Press Conference 3 Months After Attack
      ∟Majority of Kyoto Animation Arson Attack Survivors Now Back to Work
      ∟ANIC and JAniCA Crowdfund Over ¥5.7 Million for Kyoto Animation Arson Victims

KyoAni President promises upcoming anime movies are still in production, but says “Things are still very far from normal.”

Of the 33 remaining survivors, 27 have already returned to work.

Three employees who returned to work temporarily have since decided they need more time to cope with the stress and anxiety brought about by the attack.

Kyoto Animation as a whole shut down operations for nearly a month at the start of August. The company is continually coordinating with medical institutions to try to provide necessary mental health care and emotional support to its staff, though even with these efforts, a handful of employees have resigned in the aftermath of the incident.

The non-profit Animation for Next Industrial Innovation Conference (ANIC) and the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) have finished their crowdfunding campaign on Makuake for the victims of the Kyoto Animation arson attack, raising over ¥5.7 Million.

In total, donations to the company have reached over US$26.8 million.

Instead of a previously planned fan event, the studio will hold a "Memorial and Joining-Our-Prayers Service" at the Miyako Messe event hall in Kyoto on November 3-4. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days, and admission will be free.

Staying committed to their promise that none of the donations will go to rebuilding the business, the president said that the “best way to rebuild is to look after the families involved.”

Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency will be requiring petrol stations and other sellers to check customer IDs and ask them how they will use the fuel.

American Congress Approves “Anti-Meme” Act

Kickstarter/Crowd Funding news:

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Print Edition
Dance Adventure Pop in Q to Continue as Crowdfunded Short Stories
Megazone 23 Omega Edition

Convention news:

Anime NYC to Host Premiere of Lupin the 3rd: Goodbye Partner Dub

Live-Action Anime news:

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Kabuki Play’s Two Main Cast Visuals Exposed
Live-Action Akira Remake Director Says Movie is Still Getting Made
Actor Injury Delays Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop for Months

Streaming news:

Lupin The Third’s 27th TV Special “Prison of the Past” to be Aired on November 29
First 80 Seconds of One-Punch Man Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray Vol 2 Bonus Episode Streamed
Second Season of gen:LOCK in the Works for HBO Max
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Web Anime Confirms 6-Episode Run from December 30
1st PV for Original Netflix Anime Eden Shows Life After Humans
Mechanical Martial Arts Web Anime Levius Starts Ultimate Fights on November 28, 2019
Netflix’s Sci-Fi Anime 7SEEDS Gets Green Light for Second Season
U.K.’s Channel 4 Streaming Service Launches 100 Hours of Anime

Theater Release news:

Original Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime to be shown in Japanese Cinemas
New PV for the Island of Giant Insects Anime Film Reveals Release Date
Celebrate Gundam’s 40th Anniversary with Char’s Counterattack in Theaters
Weathering With You Fan Preview Screenings Hit the U.S. on January 15 and 16
Sailor Moon Eternal Film’s 1st Part Hits Japanese Theaters September 11, 2020
Re:Zero Frozen Bonds OVA First Week Theatergoers to Get Newly-Written Novel

Series news:

Embrace the Dark with the New Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Key Visual
Hoshiai no Sora ED Possibly Plagiarizes Dancer’s Choreography
Ghost in the Shell SAC 2045 PV Savaged: “Is This a PS2 Game?”
Miyazaki Lupin Episodes
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level TV Anime Announced
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town Gets TV Anime
Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Franchise Gets Animated Promo Video
Studio Khara Threatened to Burn Like KyoAni
Moe Survival Manga SCHOOL-LIVE! to End Its 7-Year Serialization Next Month
Exclusive Preview: I Am a Hero Manga Prepares to End with Volume 11
Haikyu!! Manga Comes to Its Final Arc from This Week
This 2,264-page manga behemoth is the biggest Japanese comic anthology we’ve ever seen
   ∟Shonen Jump, Shonen Magazine Fuse Into Single 2,264-page, 13cm-wide Issue
Nippon Ichi Software to Begin Testing Disgaea RPG
Atelier Ryza Producer: “I Didn’t Think People Would Find Her Sexy!”
   ∟Atelier Ryza Accidentally Exposes Pantsu at Tokyo Game Show
Kojima: “I Can’t Get a Loan in Japan!”
Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding Will Come to PC in Summer 2020
Fate/Grand Order English Localization Disgraces Osakabehime
Harvest Moon Featuring Gay Marriage & Childbirth
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Introduction Truly Fan-Pleasing
Langrisser Mobile Advertisement Censored
Research Indicates Lack of Evidence to Label Gaming a Disorder

Release news:

Final Fantasy XV Novel’s English Version Pushed Back to June 2020
Japan Crate My Hero Academia [2019]
The Robotech Franchise is Joining the Funimation Family!
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Random Merch news:

Akuma Shogun’s Mask from Kinnikuman Can Be Yours for 1 Million Yen
Get Ready for Action with Z Gundam Bomber Jackets
Tachikoma Take the Wheel with Ghost in the Shell-Inspired GPS
Japanese pizza chain releases spooky Zombie Pizzas for Halloween
Turn exercise balls into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!
Nagoya Will Soon Greet Inbound Travelers with a 20 Foot Tall Eva Statue
Shanghai Bathroom Tech Distributes Warnings for Lengthy Poopers

Misc news:

NHK Releases Interim Results for Rumiko Takahashi Mega-Poll
Lupin The Third Sends A Notice to Steal “The Treasure of Godzilla”
Kizuna AI Caught in Controversy for Anti-Human Remarks
Busty blood drive anime girl artwork “not recognized as sexual harassment” by Red Cross
British Police to Use AI to Predict “Hate Crimes” Based on Tweets
Man Arrested for Eating Bear Penises
“Father of Lolicon” Hideo Azuma Passes Away at 69
Japanese Family Kept Dead Relative’s Mummified Corpse in Bedroom
Kentucky Man Dealt Child Porn Charges Over Underage Sex Doll
Koreans Offended by Japanese Football Shirt
Police Arrest Users of World’s Biggest Child Porn Site
Man Arrested for Making Child Prostitution Contract With JK
American English teacher fired from Japanese high school after exposing genitals
Elementary School Principal & Teachers Busted Paying for Schoolboy Sex
Police officer found to be sex worker after leaving her gun in a public restroom

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