Kyo-ani arson case 1 month August 18th 4:06

It will be one month in 18 days since the “Kyoto Animation” studio was arson. There is a constant movement of support, with people visiting from both inside and outside the flower arrangements near the site constantly donating approximately 2 billion yen to the company. On the other hand, the investigation of the police continues to be unheard of by Shinji Aoba who was seriously burned, and it seems that it will still take time to clarify the motives.

One month ago on the 18th of last month, a man who broke into the first studio of “Kyoto Animation” in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, burned gasoline and set fire.

Of the 70 employees in the building, 35 were killed and 34 were severely injured. According to the police, 8 people are still hospitalized, and 3 of them are in a serious state that can be fatal.

In the past month, the flower arrangements near the site have been steadily attracted by visitors from both inside and outside the country, and efforts to support Kyoto animation have continued.

According to the company, by the 16th, approximately 72,000 donations totaling 1,997,600,000 yen were received.

On the other hand, the police are proceeding with the investigation by obtaining an arrest warrant for suspect Shinji Aoba (41) for murder and arson.

According to previous research, Aoba was told that immediately after the incident, he said that he set fire because he stolen his novel, and it seems that he applied for the novel.

Regarding the novels submitted, the company explained that “the format was not well prepared so it did not pass the first screening. There are no similarities with the company's work”.

The police see the suspect Aoba suspected of holding a grudge against the company from a one-sided assumption, and are analyzing the history of the seized tablet devices and smartphones.

However, it seems that it will still take some time to elucidate the motives of the suspect Aoba because he was severely burned in the incident and is still unable to listen to the story.