Regarding the Decline of the Memorial Visit on July 18

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your ongoing kindness and support.

Although it has been four years since the tragic incident at our 1st Studio, our grief has not yet healed. However, the unwavering support from our fans has propelled us forward, enabling us to continue producing animation works. We sincerely thank each and every one of you for this support, as without it, we would not be where we are today.

We had originally considered gathering for a memorial on July 18th, but once again, we have made the decision to stream the memorial video on our official Youtube channel, just as we did last year. This choice was made with everyone's safety in mind and to prevent any confusion regarding the premises of the 1st Studio and our Company. We kindly request your understanding.

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Time: 10:30AM-10:40AM(JST)
*A moment of silence will be observed at 10:35AM(JST)
Streamed on "KyoaniChannel"
  • *We respectfully request that you refrain from visiting the premises.
  • *Flowers and monetary condolence gifts are appreciated but respectfully declined.
  • *The memorial video will be available for replay throughout July 18.
  • *The stream will be in Japanese only.

Additional request:
We kindly and sincerely request your cooperation in refraining from visitng the premises of the 1st Studio and its surrounding areas, regardless of the date.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

July 3, 2023
Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd.