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Kyoto Animation Tragedy

Our prayers and condolences are focused today on the 33deaths and other serious injuries related to the murderous fire set ablaze atKyotoAnimation Studio in Japan (#PrayForKyoAni ). Any such a tragedy isdisturbing, and evenmore so when it takes place in an industry of talented artists and a countryof relative non-violence . Our heartsgo out to the friends and family mourningthis shocking loss. (https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrayForKyoAni?src=hashtag_click) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate) 

Creative manja (comics) and anime (animation) are a regular part of Japanese culture, and have influenced art and entertainment worldwide. A US-based distributor of Japanese anime, Sentai Filmworks, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help those affected by the tragedy. We appreciate the work of our colleagues who are helping families wrestle with this loss and extend our support.(https://www.gofundme.com/help-kyoani-heal)