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Kyoto Animation
Fri, 2019-Jul-19 01:25 UTC
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With 461,786 views on Thursday, 18 July 2019 our article of the day is Kyoto Animation.

Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社京都アニメーション, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Kyōto Animēshon), abbreviated KyoAni (京アニ), is a Japanese animation studio and a light novel publisher located in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1981 by former Mushi Pro staff. Presided by Hideaki Hatta, the company is also affiliated with the studio Animation Do. Since 2009, the company began to hold the Kyoto Animation Award for new stories, with the first work being published in 2011 as a light novel in their KA Esuma Bunko imprint which was created on the same year as well. As of 2015, Kyoto Animation has headed production for 21 anime series and several films. Unlike most animation studios, Kyoto Animation's animators are salaried employees rather than freelance animators paid per frame. Therefore, Kyoto Animation animators are able to focus more on the quality of each frame rather than the quantity of frames they produce. During the morning hours of July 18, 2019, an arson attack was carried out at the studio that resulted in at least 33 deaths.

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