Yasuhiro Takemoto’s death in Kyoto Animation fire/arson mass murder confirmed by family: DNA testing of victims took a week – KyoAni director made Violet Evergarden, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and many more anime [Updated]

Yasuhiro Takemoto

After a legendary Kyoto Animation Studio director went missing many anime fans on Twitter reported director Yasuhiro Takemoto dead in light of the KyoAni fire that’s claimed 34 lives. Now, it’s been confirmed by Takemoto’s family that he died during the tragic incident. On July 21, 2019, Kyoto Animation Studio released an official statement concerning … Read more

Yoshiji Kigami’s death in KyoAni fire feared by family after NHK names list of dead arson victims’ ages – Kyoto Animation Studio director/animator famous for Sound! Euphonium, Akira, and Grave of the Fireflies [Updated]

Yoshiji Kigami and a scene from KyoAni's Sound! Euphonium anime

Anime fans are fearing legendary Kyoto Animation director Yoshiji Kigami dead after a recent news report from NHK listed additional information about the unidentified victims of the KyoAni fire. On July 24, 2019, THR reported that Kigami’s family had not been able to contact him since the KyoAni arson attack took place. “I still have … Read more

Kyoto Animation fire attack: 33 dead in KyoAni arson

Kyoto Animation studio building set ablaze

Kyoto Animation (KyoAni), a popular anime studio in Kyoto, Japan, was set ablaze early on Thursday morning, and according to Japanese media reports, officials have confirmed 33 people dead. Thirty-six people, some in critical condition, were also rushed to the hospital. #PrayForKyoani 33 Confirmed Dead. Guess I'll pay tribute by rewatching them all over again. … Read more

KyoAni fire/arson attack: Violet Evergarden movie and OVA, Free! 2020 movie release dates discussed by Shochiku in light of tragedy at Japanese animation studio

Violet Evergarden artwork

In response to the studio KyoAni fire, Japanese movie distributor Shochiku Inc. has issued a statement about the upcoming Violet Evergarden movie and OVA episode, as well as the Free! 2020 movie. According to a Yahoo Japan report, the release dates for all three projects produced by Kyoto Animation Studio are “not expected to be … Read more