OSAKA — Kyoto Animation, which saw at least 36 employees killed in a devastating arson attack in July 2019, has been gradually coming back to life.
The Japanese studio, affectionately known as “KyoAni,” has long been a fixture in the anime world and is known internationally for its richly detailed slice-of-life stories.
About 40% of its staffers were killed or injured in the attack, forcing the studio to temporarily suspend its training program and new hires. But the studio resumed activities in autumn last year while continuing production of new films.
An enrollment ceremony for the studio’s training program was