The suspect in a deadly arson on an animation studio in Kyoto in July has been transferred to another hospital after months of treatment for injuries.
41-year-old suspect Shinji Aoba suffered severe burns all over his body when he set ablaze with gasoline First Studio of the Kyoto Animation company on July 18.
NHK has learned that police have begun a bedside interrogation of the suspect in a deadly arson attack that claimed the lives of dozens of people and left the suspect hospitalized with burns to his entire body.
Investigative sources say Shinji Aoba has recovered enough to answer questions about the July fire at Kyoto Animation studio.
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.
Studio Ghibli’s many fans across the globe will be excited to find out that Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic outfit has decided to open an official theme park in Japan. It was rumored and promised for years that something like this would happen. It was finally confirmed officially this week that Ghibli will indeed be building a theme park in Japan.
Ghibli will team up with the Aichi Prefecture’s government on this project as well as the Chunichi Shimbun newspaper to build the park. While Ghibli merchandise is currently sold by Disney Parks and Walt Disney Pictures had once distributed the studio’s films in the United States as well, this theme park is not going to have an affiliation with Disney’s location in Japan.
Sony has had to work with other media companies when it wanted to make shows based on its vast library of PlayStation games. The company is now switching gears by setting up its own studio which will allow Sony to quickly adapt its PlayStation games into TV shows and movies on its own. This new division is called PlayStation Productions.
PlayStation Productions is overseen by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Chairman of Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden. The studio will be tasked with developing and producing projects that are based on Sony’s vast library of PlayStation games.
androp have revealed the studio live footage of their new song "Hanabi", which will be included in their forthcoming album "cocoon" (March 7th release).
This is one of the videos that will be included in the album's limited edition DVD. "Hanabi" has received a great response ever since it started playing on the radio in early January. In the video, you can see the band performing the song surrounded by warm lighting.