Kyoto Animation Tragedy

Kyoto Animation Tragedy

Our prayers and condolences are focused today on the 33 deaths and other serious injuries related to the murderous fire set ablaze at Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan (#PrayForKyoAni).  Any such a tragedy is disturbing, and even more so when it takes place in an industry of talented artists and a country of relative non-violence.  Our hearts go out to the friends and family mourning this shocking loss. 

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.