World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan
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World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan

A photo shows a message board which participants can visit to offer a prayer for the victims during World Cosplay Summit 2019 Championship in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture on August 4, 2019. On the morning of 18th, a fire occurred with an explosion sound at a studio of an animation production company "Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd. (so-called Kyoani)" in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City and 35 staffs died. 41-year-old man Shinji Aoba allegedly splashed gasoline in the building while screaming "Die!" reportedly said, "They stole my idea" when Aoba was taken by police. Kyoto Animation produced poplar animations such as "K-On!", "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" and" Sound! Euphonium". Kyoto prefectural police released the names of 10 out of 35 victims who agreed to the bereaved. Yasuhiro Takemoto, a director of "Lucky Star", was included. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

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August 04, 2019 08:40:41 AM
August 04, 2019 07:51:39 AM
Toshikazu Sato
Yomiuri Shimbun
ASSOCIATED PRESS
JAPAN OUT
5000 x 3197 7.38 MB
Animation and comics, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Summits, International relations, Government and politics, Summits, General news
Costume play, anime, animation, comic, cartoon, comics, manga, festival, arson
Nagoya City, AICHI PREFECTURE, JAPAN
YOMIU
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Yomiuri

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