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#1 Mister Sympa

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 08:22 AM

https://www.bbc.com/...d-asia-49027178

 

At least 33 people are dead and dozens injured after a man set fire to an animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto, officials say.

 

So this is fucking terrible.


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#2 Bowsette

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:13 PM

The suspect (who admitted to the arson) was taken to hospital for second degree burns on his arms and legs. Multiple news stations are reporting that he said to one of the police officers "they stole my novel, so I burned them". The suspect's name hasn't been released, though KyoAni confirmed that he is not a current employee. He also reportedly had a backpack full of knives and hammers, though I don't think this has been completely confirmed by law enforcement yet. The entire building isn't salvageable, though.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

Yasuhiro Takemoto was just confirmed as one of the dead. A heavy blow, considering he was the lead director behind Full Metal Panic, Lucky Star, The Melancholy (and Disappearance) of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:43 AM

That's so awful. I haven't actually watched anime in years but I still know those series.


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