On the three month anniversary of the July 18 attack on Kyoto Animation, the studio’s president, Hideaki Hatta, held his first press conference discussing his feelings about the incident. Meanwhile, the donation tally has increased and there has been an update on the remaining people who are still in hospital.
It was announced by Kyoto Police on October 5 that another employee that was inside Studio 1 of Kyoto Animation succumbed to their burns on October 4. This brings the death toll from the July 18 attack up to 36 people. Read on for more information.
Manga author Hideo Azuma has won the Gran Guinigi award for "Riscoperta di un’opera" ("Rediscovered Work") at the 2019 Lucca Comics & Games convention, the largest comic book convention in Europe, which will be held from October 30 - November 03, 2019, in Lucca, Italy. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shinichi Isa, a member of the National Diet, tweeted out on October 2 more information on how the donated money to Kyoto Animation was going to used. Kyoto Animation also discussed their physical store. Animate and Weekly Shonen Magazine team up to support the studio. Hit the jump to learn more.
With many key members of Kyoto Animation’s staff passing away in the tragic attack on the studio on July 18, the studio have been weighing the options of their 4th KyoAni and Do Fan Days Event which was set to happen in Kyoto on November 3 and 4. On Septmeber 27, the studio cancelled the event. Read on for more information.
Animation is at the heart of Crunchyroll, and we want to nurture the next generation of animators, storytellers, creatives, and all other types of professionals in the anime industry. Because of this, we’ve decided to sponsor the 2019 Inter College Animation Festival (ICAF).
It turns out that brutal martial arts manga Baki and anthropomorphic animal drama manga BEASTARS have more in common than just Netflix Original anime adaptations, because it was officially revealed today that Baki author Keisuke Itagaki and BEASTARS author Paru Itagaki are real-life father and daughter. Hit the jump to learn more.
It’s been over two months since the attack on Kyoto Animation that killed 35 of the beloved studio's staff members and injured 34 employees in Studio 1 at the time. Kyodo News is reporting that all 34 staff members who were injured in the devastating attack are recovering well. Read more for all the information.
It’s been nearly 2 months since the attack on Kyoto Animation that occured on July 18. Kyoto Prefectural Police announced that of the 34 employees who were injured, 7 employees from Kyoto Animation were still in hospital due to injuries, with 3 still in critical condition. Read on to learn more.
After the disastrous attack on Kyoto Animation on July 18, the nature of the Enjoy! The World Of Kyoani And Do event that was set to happen in Kyoto on November 3 and 4 was left up in the air. On August 29, Kyoto Animation President Hideaki Hatta announced that the event would be turned into a memorial service. Read on for more information.
On July 21, Kyoto Animation announced that they decided to “suspend the operations” of the KyoAni Shop in wake of the attack on the studio on July 18. Fans were using the shop to help directly support the beloved anime studio. On August 26, they announced the shop would re-open. Hit the jump to learn more!
Kyoto Prefectural Police has announced the names of the other 25 victims of the horrible attack on Kyoto Animation on July 18. The families of 20 of the deceased have asked for their names to remain private. Hit the jump to see the other 5 names released.
In the wake of the Kyoto Animation tragedy, Russian-American singer-songwriter Elizaveta Khripounova has penned a tribute song to the studio to pay her respects to those who lost their lives and to those who have a long and painful road to recovery ahead of them. The song is titled "Meet Again" and is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp, with the proceeds from sales going to the official recovery fund. Hit the jump for the lyric video and Elizaveta's comments on the song.
A report coming out of China has announced that the domestic Chinese anime and manga has grown to 171.2 billion yuan (about 2.6 trillion yen or US$26.4 billion), surpassing the Japanese anime market which was valued at 2.15 trillion yen (US$20.4 billion) in 2017. See how the figures line up and the growth of the industries after the jump!