Kyoto Animation That Brought Violet Evergarden, Was Set On Fire, 25 Dead and Several Injured Critically

A Japanese animation studio suffered its most significant fall. According to the Police, a suspected arson attack was carried out in Kyoto Animation in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on Thursday.

Currently, the death toll is numbered to 25 and is expected to rise. The Kyoto Fire Department claimed that the blaze caught 36 people while some of them are injured critically.

According to reports, it was around 10.30 am Local Time when the fire started, 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. One of the locals heard a loud sound like an explosion, and then the resident reported to the Police. The fire break-out in Kyoto Animation’s 1st Studio building in Kyoto’s Fushimi-Ku district. The fire set up at large that resulted in 48 fire engines to be dispatched at the place of incident.

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The animation studio is located in the residential area a few kilometers away in south direction from the Kyoto Station. The building was a four-story, and thick smog was oozing out. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, expressed the frustration about pity incident and shared condolences to the victims. Abe also expressed his sympathies to the injured people and prayed for a quick recovery.

A spokesperson from Kyoto prefecture police department said that they had a suspicion on a 41-year-old man who also believed to carry a backpack of knives. The man poured the gasoline all over the studio and set it on fire.

For a fact, Kyoto Animation was founded in 1989 as KyoAni and has produced anime like Free!, K-On!, anime TV adaptation Haruhi Suzumiya and Violet Evergarden. Streaming giants, Netflix in 2018 picked Violet Evergarden.