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Kyoto Animation fans flock to first film opening since arson attack

Movie was completed a day before fire and lists victims' names in credits

Fans line up on Sept. 6 to watch the first film released by Kyoto Animation since the deadly arson attack.

KYOTO (Kyodo) -- Fans flocked Friday to the opening of the first film released by Kyoto Animation Co. since the deadly arson attack on one of its studios that resulted in the death of more than 30 members of the company's staff.

"I would like (the studio) to continue to create works, even if it takes time," said Yuya Yamasaki, 19, who was at a Kyoto theater to watch "Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jido Shuki Ningyo" (Violet Evergarden Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll).

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