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 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.
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.
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.
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.