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Smoke spread so fast at animation firm victims couldn't open rooftop door

Smoke spread so fast through the Japanese animation company hit by an arson attack last week that a majority of victims who had tried to flee through a rooftop door were unable to open it before perishing, Japanese media said on Monday.

kyoto animation - Reuters
8:23pm PDT - July 21st, 2019

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbor says

The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and "terrified" his neighbor just days earlier.

kyoto animation - Reuters
7:01am PDT - July 20th, 2019

Suspect in Kyoto Fire Had Criminal Record and Trouble With Neighbors

With the police and the public searching for explanations of a devastating crime, experts said they feared people with mental illness would be vilified.

kyoto animation - The New York Times
4:45am PDT - July 20th, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: Suspect 'spotted in area' days before

The man suspected of a deadly arson attack in Kyoto may have visited the site before, reports say.

kyoto animation - BBC News
3:09am PDT - July 20th, 2019

Most of 34 victims in Kyoto Animation arson attack in 20s and 30s: NHK

Most of the victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in western Japanese city of Kyoto were in their 20s and 30s, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.

kyoto animation - Reuters
6:29pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: Suspect in deadly arson attack reportedly had grudge, witnesses say today

Witness accounts and reports suggested the man had a grudge against Kyoto Animation

kyoto animation - CBS News
8:29am PDT - July 19th, 2019

'A revolutionary change': What is Kyoto Animation, the studio hit by arson?

Kyoto Animation, the company hit by a suspected arson on Thursday that killed 33 people and injured 36 others also has a unique founding history.

kyoto animation - USA Today
8:18am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Reports say suspect in deadly Kyoto arson attack had grudge

TOKYO (AP) — Police were investigating Friday the gutted animation studio building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people, crushing the hearts of comic fans in...

kyoto animation - Associated Press
4:41am PDT - July 19th, 2019

World leaders, Apple CEO offer tributes to Japanese studio after attack

Tributes to the Japanese animation studio ravaged in a suspected arson attack lit up social media on Friday, with world leaders and Apple Inc's chief executive offering condolences to the families of the 33 people who were killed.

kyoto animation - Reuters
4:23am PDT - July 19th, 2019

At Kyoto Animation, Women Were Central — and They Paid the Price in a Deadly Fire

The Japanese studio was known for employing women, and they made up almost two-thirds of the 33 people killed in an apparent arson.

kyoto animation - The New York Times
2:38am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Kyoto Animation fire: Police name suspect after studio blaze

Shinji Aoba is suspected of deliberately starting the fire, and is in police custody at hospital.

kyoto animation - BBC News
2:20am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Japan arson suspect identified after blaze kills 33: NHK

Japanese police have identified the man suspected to have started a fire at an animation studio that killed 33 people as Shinji Aoba, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.

kyoto animation - Reuters
1:44am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Kyoto arson attack building had no sprinklers or indoor hydrants: official

The Kyoto Animation company building where 33 people were killed in an arson attack did not have any sprinklers or indoor hydrants installed since they were not legally required by the fire code, a Kyoto Fire Department official said on Friday.

kyoto animation - Reuters
1:30am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Police search Kyoto animation studio where fire killed 33

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kyoto animation - ABC News
1:09am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Japan in shock after 'brightest and best' of anime killed in arson attack by colleague claiming his idea was 'stolen'

Japan’s tight-knit anime industry was in shock on Friday after the deaths of 33 of the “brightest and best young talents” in an arson attack the previous day, with the suspect allegedly telling police that he started the blaze because Kyoto …

kyoto animation - The Telegraph
1:00am PDT - July 19th, 2019

Japanese arson suspect claimed studio stole his novel, media say

Suspect named by police after attack on Kyoto animation studio that left 33 dead

kyoto animation - The Irish Times
11:18pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson

Animation fans and Kyoto residents gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, offering flowers and prayers for the 33 people who died in an arson attack on an animation studio in the city.

kyoto animation - Reuters
9:27pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

Japan in shock as police probe fire tragedy that left 33 dead

Police investigation under way following the deadly anime studio blaze prompting an outpouring of grief and support.

kyoto animation - Al Jazeera English
8:06pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media

A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to have planned the attack, media said on Friday after a blaze that killed 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades.

kyoto animation - Reuters
5:55pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

Man shouting 'You die!' kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the...

kyoto animation - Associated Press
5:41pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

33 killed in fire at animation studio in Japan

New details are coming in from Japan, where a man set fire to a famous animation studio in Kyoto. At least 33 people were killed, and 36 were hurt. Ramy Inocencio reports.

kyoto animation - CBS News
4:06pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

The Kyoto Studio Set on Fire Is Revered by Anime Fans

Thirty-three people have died in a fire at Kyoto Animation. Here are some of the studio’s most influential works.

kyoto animation - The New York Times
12:05pm PDT - July 18th, 2019

Tim Cook says the suspected arson attack on a Japanese animation studio that left 33 people dead is 'a tragedy felt far beyond Japan'

A fire broke out at Kyoto Animation's studio in Japan on Thursday morning, killing 33 people and leaving 36 people injured. Apple CEO Tim Cook called the suspected arson attack "devastating" and "a tragedy felt far beyond Japan" in a tweet on Thursday. Prime …

kyoto animation - Business Insider
11:52am PDT - July 18th, 2019

#PrayForKyoAni: Outpouring of Grief and Support After Deadly Anime Studio Fire

The animation industry grieves after an alleged arson attack on the famed Kyoto Animation studio.

kyoto animation - IGN
11:04am PDT - July 18th, 2019

Kyoto Animation Anime Studio Fire Kills 33, Is Suspected to Be Arson

An arson attack on popular anime studio KyoAni has killed 33 people.

kyoto animation - IGN
8:35am PDT - July 18th, 2019

RT @0901Albatross: Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) mentioned his retirement at the end of this May. He has changed his mind by the tragic crime a…

宮尾邦夫 (@kuniomiyao)
1:13am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @fwizziness: Haruhi, Hyouka, Nichijou, Chuunibyou, and K-ON!! are all my favourite anime of all times. So sad to see Kyoto Animation suf…

Harriet F. Kammryn (@godfhydcoici)
12:58am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @Loserbait: Police have released the names of all those whose lives were lost (there were 25 whose names were withheld) in the Kyoto Ani…

[GER] HYWay (@getsbeat)
12:42am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @Loserbait: Police have released the names of all those whose lives were lost (there were 25 whose names were withheld) in the Kyoto Ani…

ea lamatan- #PrayForKyoAni (@XRaider927)
12:37am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @Loserbait: Police have released the names of all those whose lives were lost (there were 25 whose names were withheld) in the Kyoto Ani…

Regu Rekomiya / Reguret (@Rekomiya)
12:30am PDT - August 27th, 2019

Police have released the names of all those whose lives were lost (there were 25 whose names were withheld) in the Kyoto Animation arson. https://t.co/NcdTkHz4Lu #KyoAni #PrayForKyoani

Loserbait (@Loserbait)
12:26am PDT - August 27th, 2019

RT @0901Albatross: Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) mentioned his retirement at the end of this May. He has changed his mind by the tragic crime a…

三澤和輔 (@future_phantasm)
12:09am PDT - August 27th, 2019

Hyouka(Kyoto Animation) https://t.co/TGsWv6EDAR Rating:10 Tags:Drama,Mystery,Club,School Life,daily life https://t.co/KQeLs3Wmhm

Anime Recommended (@janimerecommend)
11:28pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @0901Albatross: Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) mentioned his retirement at the end of this May. He has changed his mind by the tragic crime a…

にがよも (@absinthemaan)
10:55pm PDT - August 26th, 2019
Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) mentioned his retirement at the end of this May. He has changed his mind by the tragic crime against Kyoto Animation and has decided to be the successor of KyoAni spirit. He has retracted his retirement in his recent talk event. #yamakan #PrayforKyoani https://t.co/ZkptVZpkoM

Yutaka Yamamoto (Yamakan) mentioned his retirement at the end of this May. He has changed his mind by the tragic crime against Kyoto Animation and has decided to be the successor of KyoAni spirit. He has retracted his retirement in his recent talk event. #yamakan #PrayforKyoani https://t.co/ZkptVZpkoM

albatross-0901 (@0901Albatross)
9:49pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

I got hands on several Kyoto Animation and Studio Ghibli movies. Including Koe no Katachi and Kimi no Na Wa, I will find a suitable time and binge watch all of them. No skipping the cringy part etc. The first time I watched Koe no Katachi, I cried like a flow of Nile River ngl.

I Gede Diyardita Dipa (@diyardita)
9:15pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @whymoose_: Kyoto animation has brought us so much joy and tears over the years with their amazing work. The calming background music fr…

Yusoff (@ah_yousofunny)
8:16pm PDT - August 26th, 2019

RT @4bdfa764cb224a1: This scene is included in the trailer of the Violet Evergarden anime (Kyoto Animation studio). It was so beautiful tha…

Violet Evergarden (@4bdfa764cb224a1)
12:01am PDT - August 26th, 2019
Many people want to know the identity of the victims in the Kyoto Animation fire not only to give condolences and pray for them but also to get information to post on the articles.But please respect and sympathize with the victims' families because they just lost their loved ones https://t.co/CDXMXaJVWh https://t.co/Mg60ltcTj7

Many people want to know the identity of the victims in the Kyoto Animation fire not only to give condolences and pray for them but also to get information to post on the articles.But please respect and sympathize with the victims' families because they just lost their loved ones https://t.co/CDXMXaJVWh https://t.co/Mg60ltcTj7

Violet Evergarden (@4bdfa764cb224a1)
12:01am PDT - August 26th, 2019

I have sent my support message to Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd.! App https://t.co/5j6WvDoE7K #otakucoin Support: Keep up the good work

XomeZest (@ZestXome)
10:53pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

Thank You Kyoto Animation <3 Couldn't have said it better. Great job, @GiggukAZ https://t.co/cTylMwSPoF

(@clairysse)
10:22pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @cactusdoer: pour another one out for kyoto animation

Black Pope Vice (@BlackPopeVice)
9:45pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

pour another one out for kyoto animation

Meepsheep (@cactusdoer)
9:45pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Otaku_USA: Remaining Kyoto Animation Victims’ Names Could Be Disclosed Despite Family Wishes https://t.co/v7HGAo877v https://t.co/XJjYV…

Jordon Avant (@jordon_avant)
8:47pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Yuyucow: While trying to recover from the worst tragedy in anime's history, we turned our gaze at Baja's Studio: a delightful OVA shape…

ali (@thoughimbruised)
8:08pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @hiroyuki_ni: Without 4chan, you have plenty time to watch Anime. I recommend those made by Kyoto Animation. https://t.co/ewZtUHlG6a

NICK COLEMAN (@nickwcoleman)
5:01pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @KyoAniZine: Introducing a KyoAni Animation Fanzine. A charity Fanzine dedicated to the people who died in the Kyoto fire. All proceeds…

(@iHasMagic)
4:08pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @myotakuanime: Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Dolls is the first project to be released after the Kyoto Incident…

Alexie the Great (@A_PRANGE1)
3:51pm PDT - August 25th, 2019
RT @K_Pring654: My most sincere condolences to all the victims of the fire at Kyoto Animation. 
#PrayForKyoani https://t.co/65nZNOEEOj

RT @K_Pring654: My most sincere condolences to all the victims of the fire at Kyoto Animation. #PrayForKyoani https://t.co/65nZNOEEOj

Madness △ (@KyokiPlayer)
3:36pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Yuyucow: While trying to recover from the worst tragedy in anime's history, we turned our gaze at Baja's Studio: a delightful OVA shape…

(@gailefxcd)
12:18pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @nippon_en: More than 50,000 origami paper cranes offered in tribute to the 35 victims of an arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio. h…

ninadsheth (@ninadsheth)
12:18pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @kyodo_english: "We are so proud and thankful that our school was used as a model in the anime," a school official said. "Kyoto Animatio…

Nelson Maica C (@jupiterxc)
12:14pm PDT - August 25th, 2019

[Crunchyroll]Multilingual Singer Elizaveta Khripounova Pens Heartfelt Tribute Song "Meet Again" To Kyoto Animation https://t.co/S7OccyaYUE In the wake of the Kyoto Animation tragedy, Russian-American singer-songwriter Elizaveta Khripounova has penned a tribute song to the s…

邪鬼眼でも治水旅がしたい (@SMLanimetanbou)
11:16am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @anizeen: Multilingual Singer Elizaveta Khripounova Pens Heartfelt Tribute Song "Meet Again" To Kyoto Animation via https://t.co/sRYLjQL…

Chi Hon 韓志 (@Chilhon2016Lap)
11:15am PDT - August 25th, 2019

Multilingual Singer Elizaveta Khripounova Pens Heartfelt Tribute Song "Meet Again" To Kyoto Animation via https://t.co/sRYLjQLMNH

anizeen.com (@anizeen)
11:14am PDT - August 25th, 2019
Multilingual Singer Elizaveta Khripounova Pens Heartfelt Tribute Song

Multilingual Singer Elizaveta Khripounova Pens Heartfelt Tribute Song "Meet Again" To Kyoto Animation https://t.co/CyiTXpOAus https://t.co/ur2WlRfPsL

Fryv01 (@Fryv011)
11:08am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @SandyFoxWorld: #SundayMotivation Come on out to @AnimeCalifornia today and join us for a charity auction benefiting the fire victims of…

Nick (@nsm0220)
10:03am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @AnimeCalifornia: Join our #charityauction, on August 25th at 2pm, hosted by Michael Sorich, Ezra Weisz @warmupguy, @sandyfoxworld, and…

Anime California (@AnimeCalifornia)
8:59am PDT - August 25th, 2019

A Requiem For Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) – Japan Subculture Research Center https://t.co/YQFcF4olIE

JamesTurnbull (@JamesTurnbull)
8:45am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Yuyucow: While trying to recover from the worst tragedy in anime's history, we turned our gaze at Baja's Studio: a delightful OVA shape…

pucari @ qyz fc (semi hiatus) (@pucariii)
8:42am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Yuyucow: While trying to recover from the worst tragedy in anime's history, we turned our gaze at Baja's Studio: a delightful OVA shape…

Lady K (@WhiteBoxGems)
8:33am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @Yuyucow: While trying to recover from the worst tragedy in anime's history, we turned our gaze at Baja's Studio: a delightful OVA shape…

karice...(ただ泣いています) (@karice67)
8:32am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @KyoAniZine: Introducing a KyoAni Animation Fanzine. A charity Fanzine dedicated to the people who died in the Kyoto fire. All proceeds…

Oathsister (@miranda_s_c_)
8:31am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @SandyFoxWorld: #SundayMotivation Come on out to @AnimeCalifornia today and join us for a charity auction benefiting the fire victims of…

Michelle Tan @ Blue Lions (@michelle_tan101)
8:20am PDT - August 25th, 2019

RT @SandyFoxWorld: #SundayMotivation Come on out to @AnimeCalifornia today and join us for a charity auction benefiting the fire victims of…

Anime California (@AnimeCalifornia)
8:11am PDT - August 25th, 2019