Attacker May Have Visited Anime-related Sites

Attacker may have visited anime-related sites

The suspect of the deadly arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto may have visited various places related to its popular works before the crime.

The arson attack at Kyoto Animation's studio on July 18 killed 35 people and wounded 33 others.

Prayers Continue For Kyoto Anime Studio Victims

Prayers continue for Kyoto anime studio victims

Many people have gathered to offer prayers to the victims of the Kyoto Animation studio fire and to leave flowers on an altar set up near the building that was set ablaze on July 18.

It's the second weekend since the fatal arson attack, which killed 34 people and injured 34 others in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto.

Police Search Home Of Kyoto Anime Arson Suspect

Police search home of Kyoto anime arson suspect

Police have searched the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Ten investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.

Police Searching Home Of Kyoto Anime Arson Suspect

Police searching home of Kyoto anime arson suspect

Police are searching the home of the suspect of a fatal arson attack at a Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto City last week.

Ten investigators entered the apartment of 41-year-old Shinji Aoba in Saitama City just outside Tokyo on Friday morning.

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.

Arson Suspect Looked Over Anime Studio Beforehand

Arson suspect looked over anime studio beforehand

Police say the suspect in last week's deadly arson attack in Kyoto likely checked the site before purchasing the items he used in the attack.

Shinji Aoba is suspected of pouring gasoline inside Kyoto Animation's No.1 studio and setting it on fire on Thursday, killing 34 people and injuring 34 others. He is known to have bought gas canisters, a hammer and some other items at a home improvement center in the city of Uji the day before the attack.

On-site Inspection Begins At Kyoto Anime Studio

On-site inspection begins at Kyoto anime studio

Police officers and firefighters have begun inspecting the site of an arson attack that killed 33 people in Kyoto, western Japan.

Police and fire department vehicles arrived at the Kyoto Animation studio around 9 a.m. on Friday. Investigators are inspecting the three floors of the building.

33 Dead In Suspected Arson At Kyoto Anime Studio

33 dead in suspected arson at Kyoto anime studio

Police say 33 people were killed and 35 others were wounded by fire after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan's western city of Kyoto.

An unidentified man poured what appeared to be gasoline at the entrance to the first floor of the Kyoto Animation studio on Thursday.

Fire At Kyoto Anime Studio Claims 'multiple Lives'

Fire at Kyoto anime studio claims 'multiple lives'

Police in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, say investigations have confirmed multiple deaths in a fire at an animation studio.

Neighbors reported the fire at Kyoto Animation's studio at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. They say they heard what sounded like an explosion, after which they saw smoke.

More Than 30 Injured In Kyoto Anime Studio Fire

More than 30 injured in Kyoto anime studio fire

A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, has reportedly injured more than 30 people. Police say that about 10 of them are unconscious.

Neighbors reported the fire at Kyoto Animation's studio at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. They say they heard what sounded like an explosion, after which they saw smoke.

"lupin The Third" Anime Creator Dies

The creator of the popular Japanese anime series "Lupin the Third" has died. The company that produces the series announced that Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia last Thursday. He was 81.

He was born in northern Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture. After taking evening courses to obtain his high school diploma, he moved to Tokyo.

Hosoda's Anime Film "mirai" Wins Annie Award

Hosoda's anime film

Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda's film, "Mirai," won the Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The award is often called the Oscar of animated films.
The category is for films shown at fewer than 1,000 theaters in the United States.

Anime News: Japan's Anime Market In 2017 Worth More Than 2 Trillion Yen

ANIME NEWS: Japan's anime market in 2017 worth more than 2 trillion yen

Japan's anime industry was worth 2.1527 trillion yen ($20 billion) in 2017, topping 2 trillion yen for the first time and marking the fifth straight record high, the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) said.

The AJA, comprising production studios and anime-related companies, released the 2018 edition of the annual Report on Japanese Animation Industry in December.