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Kyoto Animation To Hold Memorial Stream On The Anniversary of Arson Attack

It has been almost one year since the devastating attack.

(Featured Image: Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd)

Kyoto Animation has announced that on Saturday, July 18, 2020, they will be holding a memorial live-stream on the first anniversary of the tragic arson attack that took the lives of 36 people and injured 34.

Announced via their official site, they originally planned for an open memorial visitation ceremony, This event was canceled in favor of a streamed online memorial due to COVID-19.

Regarding the decline of the memorial visit on July 18

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your continued concern.
It has been almost a year since the incident occurred on July 18 of 2019.
We had been making preparations to hold a memorial visit for all of our friends; however, in light of the current circumstances with the COVID-19, sadly, we had concluded to cancel the event with the aim of prevention of gathering.
Due to these circumstances, we also would like to ask for your refrain in visiting the former site of our 1st Studio. We appreciate your consideration of the transportation system and local residents.

As a substitute, we are going to stream the memorial video on the day on our official YouTube channel online.
*Streamed in Japanese only.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 (10:30-10:40)
*A moment of silence will be held from 10:35
Streamed on YouTube’s KyoaniChannel
*The video will be available throughout the day after the streaming.
Regardless of the date, we respectfully request your kind prohibition of visiting.
Flowers and monetary condolence gifts are gratefully declined.
We truly appreciate your kindness.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

July 3, 2020.
Kyoto Animation Co.,Ltd.

Kyoto Animation Co. via Kyotoanimation.co.jp

The memorial stream will be on the KyoaniChannel. You can head over now to subscribe and show your support.

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