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'A tragedy felt far beyond Japan': World mourns Kyoto anime studio

KyoAni's detailed drawings of scenery inspired pilgrimages to anime 'holy sites'

Flowers and a drawing with anime characters dedicated to the victims of the fire are seen left outside the Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack, in Kyoto.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The tragedy that struck Kyoto Animation has sent shock waves across the world, as the Japanese studio's works are highly regarded both at home and abroad.

The death toll from the Thursday morning fire rose by one to 34. The police have arrested a 41-year-old man who is suspected of putting gasoline to the first floor of the three-story building and igniting it.

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