Anime fans share favourite Kyoto Animation work following arson attack that left dozens feared dead
Fans have been sharing their favourite work from the studio in the wake of the fire.
Anime fans have been sharing their favourite Kyoto Animation work in the wake of a fire at the studio that has left around 30 people feared dead.
According to local news networks, a man screamed “you die!” when he ran into the animation production studio in Japan. He then set it on fire, killing 20 people — 10 more are presumed dead.
The suspect was injured and has been taken to hospital.
Fans have been sharing their favourite anime from the studio, including Violent Evergarden which was picked up by Netflix last year and made available worldwide on the streaming platform.
Kyoto Animation, which brought us many heartfelt anime has been set ablaze by a man. More than 20 people have died and countless others injured. Including staff members and the arsonist. Truly a tragedy 😔. Some of my favourite anime were made by them.— マヘン 🐦 (@M4h3n_Jay) July 18, 2019
#KyoAni #KyotoAnimation pic.twitter.com/TIjTOAOQp9
One Twitter user said: “One of my favourite anime movies ‘A silent voice’ was created at this studio. Absolutely gutted for the staff.”
Woke up to the news about what happened at Kyoto Animation Studio. This hurts me so much as a fan and makes me sick to my stomach this has happened. Kyoani animated my favourite all time series in Lucky Star and many others. R.I.P to those who have died. #KyotoAnimation pic.twitter.com/DFyNzoxvKr— Hyper Shane (@Hyper_Shane) July 18, 2019
Heartbroken to hear about the arson that happened at #KyotoAnimation. My heart goes out to the animators and directors who lost their lives in the fire. #KyoAni created many anime shows that I love like K-ON and Violet Evergarden. #prayforkyoani 😥🙏 pic.twitter.com/lk805ZSf3G— Clifton Melvin Jr (@Coolcliff21) July 18, 2019
Another added: “Woke up to the news about what happened at Kyoto Animation Studio. This hurts me so much as a fan and makes me sick to my stomach that this has happened. Kyoani animated my favourite all time series, Lucky Star, and many others.”
One Twitter user said: “My heart is breaking into pieces. A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden are among the best works of animation I’ve seen in the last years.”
#KyotoAnimation was set on fire and my heart is breaking into pieces.— Anto 🐻🐝 (@sleepinganto221) July 18, 2019
A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden are among the best works of animation I've ever seen in the last years. The world is really too cruel sometimes for me to stand. pic.twitter.com/Z8jEjzhnBy
A GoFundMe to raise money for the animation team has been set up, raising almost £300,000 in five hours.
Kyodo News reported people leaving the building blackened, bleeding and walking barefoot.
Video from the scene shows grey smoke billowing from the building.