The fire that swept through Kyoto Animation is such a horrific tragedy that no one would blame the Studio if they could not go on. Apparently lit by a mad arsonist, the fire has now claimed over 30 lives.
However, it looks like the brave and talented people at Kyoto Animation are not willing to let the fire be the last thing they are remembered for. They’ve started to return to work.
The world premiere of the feature-length Violet Evergarden Gaiden was due to air at Germany’s AnimagiC convention. The con runs from August 3rd to 4th, and so I think many people assumed something else would air in its place.
Organisers have told the press that the movie will go ahead, though, and at the express request of the Studio.
Violet Evergarden was turned from a light novel into an anime by Kyoto Animation in 2016, was picked up by Netflix in 2018 and is hugely popular. The show’s director Taichi Ishidate and the show’s producer Shinichiro Hatta are now not expected to attend the premiere.
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