Crowdfunding For Victims Of Anime Fire

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.

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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.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/07/6782b9bc8af6-anime-fans-launch-crowdfunding-drive-after-suspected-arson-at-kyoto-studio.html

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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