A crazed man entered the building housing Kyoto Animation, known to fans as KyoAni, a publisher of manga (graphic) novels featuring high school girls, including “Lucky Star,” ”K-On!” and “Haruhi Suzumiya.”
He spread a liquid acelerant around the floors where about 70 people were working, then struck a match, lighting the building on fire and killing 13.
The shock waves from this tragedy has resulted in a crowdfunding campaign by Texas anime distributor Sentai Filmworks to help the families of the deceased.
The GoFundMe site has raised $309,422 of its $500,000 goal as of this moment. The alleged arsonist was arrested.