Creative partner hopes to give courage to people around the world
In the aftermath of the July 18 arson attack on Kyoto Animation, people and companies throughout the anime industry and beyond have shown enormous generosity and compassion. Outside of crowdfunding and direct donation options, some groups have chosen to make their own contributions to the relief fund, and the latest donation comes from video game developer and KyoAni creative partner Key.
In a move similar to the donation YOSHIKI made earlier this month, the Osaka-based Key—known for games like Clannad and Air, both of which have received anime adaptations by Kyoto Animation—has offered up ¥10 million (about US$92,600) to Kyoto Animation's official bank account.
Key also shared a message on its website shortly after the attack:
“To all employees of Kyoto Animation,
We are struggling to find the words to express the deep sadness we feel about the painful tragedy you have gone through. We wish to offer our sincere condolences for those who have passed away, and are praying for as swift a recovery as possible for those who suffered injuries.
Through the wonderful talents and tremendous efforts of Kyoto Animation, the Key works Kanon, Air, and Clannad have been able to emotionally touch people around the world. The thoughts of our employees, as well as those of fans of our works, are with Kyoto Animation.
We look forward to Kyoto Animation continuing to produce heartwarming anime that stir the emotions and give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”
Here's more information about how you can help Kyoto Animation recover.