Not even a devastating arson attack has prevented Kyoto Animation from delivering entertainment to its fans. Studio officials say they will release a new film in September. It will be their first movie since the deliberately set fire on July 18 sent shock waves around the world.
The film is titled "Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll". The story revolves around a young woman who is an ex-soldier. She learns about love and acquires emotions by writing letters for others.
The film will play for 3 weeks in Japan from September 6. Organizers reportedly said the screening is going ahead, "at the express request of the studio."
Fans welcomed the news with a flurry of posts on social media.
Information about the screening was re-tweeted at least 80,000 times. Meanwhile people continue to visit the burned-out studio to pray for the victims.
The attack killed 35 people and injured 33.