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.
Due to popular demand, the Kyoto Animation produced film, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -, will continue its run in Japanese theaters past October 18. The film will also be picking up 7 new screening locations across Japan’s northern prefectures. Hit the jump to learn more!
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.
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.
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.
The official website for Violet Evergarden: Gaiden - Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou - (Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -) announced on September 13 that the film will continue its theatrical run in selected theaters in Japan at least two more weeks after September 27 due to popular demand. Hit the jump for more details.
Last year, Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden captivated fans with its downright breathtaking animation, and now it’s back in a spin-off film, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll -. Our Japan Correspondent, Daryl Harding, was there to pen his thoughts on the feature length story. Hit the jump to read his letter.
The Bakuon Film Festival in MOVIX Kyoto is holding its third film festival from October 1 to 6 in Kyoto. The festival is showing a collection of films where “music” is a theme of the movie hand selected by a respected film and music critic in Japan, including two Kyoto Animation films and a Satoshi Kon film. Hit the jump to see what’s on show.
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.
September 6 saw the release of the Violet Evergarden spin-off film, Violet Evergarden: Spin-Off - Eternity and Auto Memory Doll - in Japanese cinemas. Just after the spin-off hit theaters, a post on the Violet Evergarden The Movie website confirmed that the film planned for January 2020 will be delayed. Hit the jump to read more about it.