Anime Fans Mourn Victims Of Kyoto Arson Attack


Anime fans mourn victims of Kyoto arson attack

Anime fans from around the world continue to visit Kyoto to mourn the victims of the arson attack on a renowned animation studio one week ago.

Thirty-four people were killed and 34 others were injured after a man spread gasoline and set fire to a Kyoto Animation studio.

Police say autopsies have been performed on all the victims. They say more than half of them were in their 20s or 30s. They say many victims had no time to escape as they were suddenly overcome by smoke.

The remains are being returned to their families. But not all have been identified.

Fans from around the world, as well as acquaintances of employees, are visiting the site of arson around-the-clock to offer flowers and prayers.

More and more groups and individuals in and outside Japan are rallying to support Kyoto Animation. They are sending messages and collecting donations.

The suspect, Shinji Aoba, remains in critical condition after suffering severe burns. Police plan to interrogate him when he recovers to find out if he has any connection to the animation studio and what his motive was.