Anime fans have been sharing their favorite Kyoto Animation work in the wake of a fire at the studio that has left around 30 people feared dead.
According to local news networks, a man screamed “you die!" when he ran into the animation production studio in Japan. He then set it on fire, killing 20 people — 10 more are presumed dead.
The suspect was injured and has been taken to hospital.
Fans have been sharing their favorite anime from the studio, including Violent Evergarden which was picked up by Netflix last year and made available worldwide on the streaming platform.
Kyoto Animation, which brought us many heartfelt anime has been set ablaze by a man. More than 20 people have died… https://t.co/Fe5Ks1F04W— マヘン 🐦 (@マヘン 🐦) 1563436810.0
One of my favourite anime movies 'A silent voice' was created at this studio. Absolutely gutted for the staff :( こ… https://t.co/FmPxPg0dyD— (((Vicki))) (@(((Vicki)))) 1563435969.0
One Twitter user said: “One of my favorite anime movies 'A silent voice' was created at this studio. Absolutely gutted for the staff."
Woke up to the news about what happened at Kyoto Animation Studio. This hurts me so much as a fan and makes me sick… https://t.co/Wh2M3bh7mn— Hyper Shane (@Hyper Shane) 1563431694.0
Heartbroken to hear about the arson that happened at #KyotoAnimation. My heart goes out to the animators and direct… https://t.co/WxkSQkzt4e— Clifton Melvin Jr (@Clifton Melvin Jr) 1563445308.0
Another added: “Woke up to the news about what happened at Kyoto Animation Studio. This hurts me so much as a fan and makes me sick to my stomach that this has happened. Kyoani animated my favorite all time series, Lucky Star, and many others."
One Twitter user said: “My heart is breaking into pieces. A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden are among the best works of animation I've seen in the last years."
I am so sad to hear about #KyotoAnimation some of my favorites are by them. Not to mention how much Haruhi has impa… https://t.co/OFggLGDdvH— Little Miss LexeL👽 (@Little Miss LexeL👽) 1563444483.0
#KyotoAnimation was set on fire and my heart is breaking into pieces. A Silent Voice and Violet Evergarden are amon… https://t.co/v3eiscNZHT— Anto 🐻🐝 (@Anto 🐻🐝) 1563443708.0
A GoFundMe to raise money for the animation team has been set up, raising almost £300,000 in five hours.
Kyodo News reported people leaving the building blackened, bleeding and walking barefoot.
Condolences continued to pour in.
Kyoto animation made some of my favorite anime of all time They inspired me with they’re works and they’re talent… https://t.co/1QI3yAYItT— Toruhiiyi (@Toruhiiyi) 1563480082.0
My condolences to everyone affected by the Kyoto Animations Studio 1 arson incident. One of my favorite anime studi… https://t.co/XGwkoKN7GT— Daniel (@Daniel) 1563481733.0
This is heartbreaking. K-On! is my favorite show and A Silent Voice is my favorite movie. Kyoto Animation is by far… https://t.co/IEhgvqmxCA— Kanabana (@Kanabana) 1563466123.0
This is so sad, Kyoto Animations made some of my favorite anime shows and movies and now their studio burnt down? 3… https://t.co/IioVQklMVO— 🍅 mia 🍅 (@🍅 mia 🍅) 1563459995.0
Video from the scene shows grey smoke billowing from the building.
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