Anime Fans in Mourning After Attacker Torches Animation Studio in Japan, Killing 33

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A GoFundMe campaign has been launched – raising $200,000 in four hours – after a mystery attacker set fire to Kyoto Animation’s headquarters in Japan. Anime and manga is a huge industry in Japan with millions of children and adult fans.

​A 41-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, 18 July, after breaking into the company’s offices in Kyoto and spraying an inflammable liquid, which he then set on fire, causing a huge explosion.

At least 33 people died and many more are missing after the attack at Kyoto Animation, a famous brand in Japan often referred to as KyoAni.

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Sputnik International

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