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What we know33 people have been confirmed deceased, with 36 injuredAround 70 employees were in the building at the time the fire was startedKyoAni’s Studio 1 was lit on fire and was completely engulfed in flamesThe suspect is a 41-year old man who used gasoline on the building and on people inside before lighting the fireSuspect was injured in the attack, confessed to lighting the fire while being transported to a hospitalSuspect was heard shouting “Die” by bystanders, others have reported vague statements with no solid translation but implying he felt wronged by the studioThere are reports that the suspect intentionally spread the fire to stairwells to prevent people in the upper floors from escapingOther KyoAni studios are unaffectedVery few names have been given out; there are lots of rumors circulating about who is safe and who is not, but these should not be trustedInformation linksPrevious thread on the subjectTweets from JP news translated by @ultimatemegaxNHK WORLD (the English-speaking section of NHK):Fire dept.: 33 dead in suspected arson in KyotoForeign media cover fire at Kyoto AnimationDonations/SupportSentai Filmworks has set up a GoFundMe page to benefit KyoAni. They tweeted about it, confirming its legitimacy. While details of how this money will actually get to KyoAni, or whether or not they will accept it, is still unknown, Sentai has said that they are partnering with GoFundMe for the campaign and that the money donated is being held until details are confirmed. It may still be wise to wait to donate until we hear from KyoAni themselves, but it seems that the existing GoFundMe is being run legitimately.Others have also been talking about buying digital goods from KyoAni’s online shop, as this money goes directly to KyoAni and there is minimal effort required of the staff to process these payments. A guide to doing so has been made.Additionally, the mod team is trying to organize a tribute to KyoAni in the form of fanart and well-wishes. A couple mods who are in Japan/will be traveling there soon have offered to deliver copies of some community items to the studio. We don’t have any guarantees, as it’s still very early in KyoAni’s recovery from this tragedy, but we are in the early stages of coordinating this. In the meantime, we encourage anyone who would like something delivered to KyoAni to reply in the stickied comment.Moderation notesPeople making poor-taste jokes, calls to violence, and other inappropriate comments will be removed, and extreme cases will get bans. The name of the perpetrator when it becomes available is also banned. This will be a heavily moderated thread, and we likely won’t be using removal reasons to avoid causing meta drama.We don’t normally make stickies for news events like this, but because of how extreme the current situation is, the mod team has decided to make an exception and gather information about the unfolding situation in one place. Existing threads on the matter will stay up, but we’re asking further updates be posted here rather than in separate threads.PM or ping /u/geo1088 to have a news link added to this thread or for amendments to the situation summary. via /r/anime https://ift.tt/32zu8rt
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