Renowned anime studio Kyoto Animation suffered an arson attack on July 18th, 2019 (JST), which took over 30 lives and injured more.
As the studio behind countless beloved anime like K-ON!, The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Hibike! Euphonium, Kyoto Animation has received an outpouring of love from fans all around the world. Those who wish to support their recovery can do so by donating through the official channels below.
Donating directly to Kyoto Animation
BANK NAME : THE KYOTO SHINKIN BANK
SWIFT : KYSBJPJZ
BRANCH NAME : MINAMI MOMOYAMA BRANCH
BRANCH NUMBER : 048
ADDRESS : 16-50, YOSAI, MOMOYAMA-CHO, HUSHIMI-KU, KYOTO-SHI, KYOTO-HU, 612-8016 , JAPAN
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 0002890
ACCOUNT HOLDER : KYOTO ANIMATION CO.,LTD., REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR, HATTA HIDEAKI
Donating through the Association of Japanese Animators
BANK NAME : MUFG Bank, LTD.
SWIFT : BOTKJPJT
BRANCH NAME : AKIHABARA BRANCH
BRANCH NUMBER : 626
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 3120091
BANK ADDRESS : 3-16-8, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ACCOUNT NAME : NIHON DOUGA KYOKAI KYO-ANI GIENKIN
ACCOUNT HOLDER’S ADDRESS : Momose Bldg, 2F, 1-7-2, Kanda-izumicho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0024, Japan
Donating through Sentai Filmworks’ fundraiser
Sentai Filmworks’ GoFundMe page
Although it’s sure to take time, we at TOM, along with millions of other fans, wish the best for Kyoto Animation’s recovery and future projects. Those in Japan can head to cinemas from September 6 to catch their newest release, Violet Evergarden Gaiden – Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, which was originally slated for a two-week run, but has now been extended to three weeks.