Kyoto Animation arson attack
|Kyoto Animation arson attack|
Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 after the arson attack
|Location||15-1 Inaba, Momoyama-cho, Fushimi, Kyoto|
|Date||18 July 2019 |
10:35 a.m. JST, UTC+09:00
|Target||Kyoto Animation Studio 1|
|Weapon||Gasoline (40 L), lighter, five knives, hammer|
|34 (including the suspect)|
|Motive||Possible revenge attack|
The Kyoto Animation arson attack (Japanese: 京都アニメーション放火事件, Hepburn: Kyōto Animēshon hōka jiken) happened at Kyoto Animation's Studio 1 building for anime in the Fushimi-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan, on the morning of 18 July 2019.
The arson killed at least 36 people, injured 34, and destroyed all materials and computers in Studio 1. It is one of the deadliest killings in Japanese history since the end of World War II and the deadliest building fire in Japan since the Myojo 56 building fire in 2001.
References[change | change source]
- 京アニ火災事件による死者は35人に (Japanese)
- Burke, Kelly (2019-07-18). "'You die!' Arsonist kills at least 33 people in Kyoto animation studio fire". 7News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-19. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
- UN stands in solidarity with Japab follwing deadly arson attack at leading animation studio in Kyoto