Police say it will take more time yet to know the motive behind the arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio, as the suspect is still hospitalized. Friday marks three months since the deadly attack.
The attack occurred in Kyoto City on July 18. It left 36 people dead and 33 wounded. Four remain hospitalized.
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.
Officials from Kyoto Animation say they have found data of some original anime images on a computer server that survived the deadly arson attack on its studio.
The animation studio lost a lot of material, including original stills of popular anime works that were drawn on paper, in the July 18 fire that killed 35 people.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to discuss how to extend support to the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack.
Suga's remarks come as a nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers that promotes animation production calls on the government to urgently take any possible measures to rescue the Kyoto Animation studio and its surviving staff from their plight.
The Japanese government is considering helping the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack to recover. The government responded to a call from a nonpartisan group of lawmakers.
The group promoting animation production says many talented animators were killed in the arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18. It is calling on the government to urgently take all possible measures to rescue the studio and its surviving staff from their plight.
Two firefighters in Kyoto City who responded to the deadly fire at an animation studio have spoken about the incident.
Kyoto Animation's No.1 studio was set ablaze by an arsonist on July 18, killing 34 people. The city's fire department mobilized 55 vehicles to extinguish the blaze and conduct rescue operations.