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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The alleged attack on the animation studio in Kyoto leaves 25 dead.

The alleged attack on the animation studio in Kyoto leaves 25 dead.

Tokyo - according to the police, at least 25 people were killed in an alleged fire attack in a famous animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

The death toll at the Kyoto Animation Co. building is expected to rise and the city's fire department said 36 people were injured in the fire, some of them critically.
A spokesman for the Kyoto Prefectural Police said a 41-year-old man suspected of carrying out the attack also had a backpack with several knives. The suspect poured what appeared to be gasoline in the study and set it on fire.
The suspect is currently in hospital with severe burns and the police do not expect to be able to question him on Thursday.

The fire occurred around 10:30 a.m. Thursday local time (9:30 p.m. ET) in the building of the company's first studio in the Fushimi-Ku district of Kyoto. The police told a resident that, it was said, he had heard it sound like an explosion from the studio.
Some 48 fire engines have been sent to the area and are currently trying to control the fire.

The images of the scene show the smoke coming out of the four-story building, located in a residential area several kilometers south of the Kyoto station, while the firemen worked to put out the flames.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted that he was speechless at the "cruelty of the crime" and offered his condolences to the victims.
Founded in 1981, Kyoto Animation, known as KyoAni, produces animations and publishes anime novels, comics, and books, according to its website. Among the best-known studios in Japan, his most famous works include "Free!", The Manga series "K-On!", The anime TV adaptation of "Haruhi Suzumiya" and "Violet Evergarden" that Netflix picked up in 2018.
The company's philosophy as published on its website includes maintaining the "humanitarian" corporate culture and believes that "promoting the growth of people is equal to creating the brilliance of the works".
There was a lot of pain on Twitter on Thursday with studio fans offering their condolences.