Japanese man gets death sentence after setting fire & killing 36 in anime studio

  • January 25, 2024

NHK reported that a Japanese man was sentenced to death on Thursday for setting Kyoto Animation on fire and killing 36 people in 2019. Due to the studio’s large fan base, the deadly attack on KyoAni, a Kyoto-based studio, shocked Japan and the world. Shinji Aoba, 45, set the studio on fire by pouring petrol on the entryway, wounding 32. Aoba was also burned severely and treated for about a year.

It has been reported that Aoba held a grudge against the studio, known for their work “Violet Evergarden” and other popular ones, believing that they had plagiarised his novel, an accusation that KyoAni has denied.

The incident led to condolences from world leaders and business executives such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/asia/337710/japan-man-gets-death-sentence-for-killing-36-in