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Kyoto Animation rebuilds after deadly 2019 arson attack

Studio restarts training program while ramping up production of new films

The arson attack has not dampened enthusiasm for the studio, as movie goers converged on theaters during the first day of the release of a new film in September 2019. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

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.

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