The death toll from the tragic arson attack that devastated the Kyoto Animation Company in Kyoto, Japan has climbed to 34.
Kyoto police announced that a man admitted to hospital had succumbed to their injuries after Thursday’s fire.
Hideaki Hatta the president of Kyoto Animation, spoke with reporters on Friday morning, stating he was “crushed by the loss of colleagues” that he had worked with over the years.
The Twitter account for the Free! anime series posted a single tweet stating that the 2020 Summer update that was supposed to be released today is cancelled.
— 「Free!」シリーズ公式 (@iwatobi_sc) July 18, 2019
The third episode of the series Fire Force was also postponed, likely in respect to those affected by the fire, according to a tweet from Crunchyroll.
[Broadcast Cancellation Notice]
We would like to inform you that Fire Force Episode 3 has been postponed. Additional information will be provided at a later time. Thank you for understanding.
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) July 19, 2019