KyoAni Facing Challenges on Road to Reconstruction

Society

Kyoto, Oct. 18 (Jiji Press)--Three months after suffering a deadly arson attack at one of its studios, Kyoto Animation Co. in Kyoto, western Japan, or KyoAni, still faces many challenges on the road to its reconstruction, despite having attracted nearly 3 billion yen in donations from ardent fans of its anime works and others.

As of Tuesday, donations received through six bank accounts of entities including the Japanese Red Cross Society's Kyoto branch totaled 329.56 million yen, according to the Kyoto prefectural government.

Combined with the amount transferred to an account of the prefecture from donations received by KyoAni itself, the donations have added up to 2,915.46 million yen.

The donated funds will be distributed to the bereaved families of fatal victims and those injured in the July 18 attack that left 36 people dead.

Donations will be accepted until the end of this month.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press