Kyoto Animation Releases First Film After Attack

Kyoto Animation releases first film after attack

The Japanese animation production company Kyoto Animation has released its first new film since a deadly arson attack at one of its studios in July that killed 35 of its employees.

The film was released nationwide on Friday. At a movie theater in Kyoto City, many fans came to see it.

Altar For Kyoto Arson Victims To Be Removed

Altar for Kyoto arson victims to be removed

Many people are visiting the site of last month's arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio on Sunday, ahead of the removal of an altar.

Mourners are visiting the altar to pray for the dead and injured, as well as leave flowers and other offerings.

Names Of 10 Of Kyoto Animation Victims Released

Names of 10 of Kyoto Animation victims released

The Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters have released the names of ten of the 35 victims who died in the arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio last month.

Police investigators have identified all the victims of the July 18 attack, but the headquarters had withheld the information until now.

Traditional Entertainers In Kyoto Thank Supporters

Traditional entertainers in Kyoto thank supporters

Traditional Japanese female entertainers have made an annual excursion through the streets of Kyoto to thank people for their support.

The entertainers known as maiko and geiko, made their way around the city's Gion district on Thursday. They visited their teachers of dance and music, as well as the owners of "ochaya" facilities, where they entertain customers.

Kyoto Animation To Release New Film

Kyoto Animation to release new film

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.

Kyoto Temple Adorned With Wind Chimes

Kyoto temple adorned with wind chimes

Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto is adorned with hundreds of wind chimes in an annual summer event, and visitors can listen to their sound and feel some relief from the summer heat.

Traditional Nambu ironware wind chimes are produced in Iwate, one of the hardest hit prefectures in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan.

Kyoto Animation: Original Images Remain On Server

Kyoto Animation: Original images remain on server

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.

Govt. To Extend Support To Kyoto Animation

Govt. to extend support to Kyoto Animation

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.

Japan's Govt. Considering Help For Kyoto Animation

Japan's govt. considering help for Kyoto Animation

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.

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.

Firefighters Speak About Kyoto Animation Blaze

Firefighters speak about Kyoto Animation blaze

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.

Nearly 6 Million Dollars Donated After Kyoto Blaze

Nearly 6 million dollars donated after Kyoto blaze

Kyoto Animation says it has received more than 5.7 million dollars in donations less than two days after it opened a bank account to receive support from people in Japan and abroad.

Its No.1 studio was set ablaze on July 18, leaving 34 people dead.

Online Charity Drive For Kyoto Animation

Online charity drive for Kyoto Animation

The Japan Animation Creators Association and Yahoo Japan have launched an online charity website to help Kyoto Animation recover from a deadly arson attack on one of its studios.

They are soliciting donations for the animation production company and victims of the July 18 fire.

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.