Kyoto Animation: a fire at the studio because the dead and wounded


Published on Jul 18, 2019


On the morning of Thursday, July 18, a fire broke out at the building that houses the studio 1's production house Kyoto Animation, site near Rokujizo Station in Uji City (Kyoto).

The fire is intentional, and the local police stopped the suspect, a japanese man of forty, who later admitted to having set fire to the. Would have used a liquid similar to gasoline.

At the time of the outbreak in the building, there were about 70 people: the Police and Fire do count, unfortunately, several deaths, the number of which has not yet been made known, 38 wounded, and twenty missing persons.

On Twitter the musician Suguru Yamaguchi (Club Market) has confirmed that director Naoko Yamada (K-On!, A Silent Voice, The Sound! Euphonium) has not been involved in the fire.


— NHKニュース (@nhk_news) July 18, 2019

The company was founded by Yoko Hatta with the name Kyoto Anime Studio in 1981, with her husband Hideaki Hatta as president.

Since then the studio has participated to the work of many productions of well-known, like the Story, Macross, Dirty Pair, Neon Genesis Evangelion; however, has achieved notoriety, even at the international level, for the production of the anime such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, K-ON!, Free!, Sound! Euphonium, A Silent Voice, and Violet Evergarden.

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