Kyoto Animation has posted a statement regarding the tragedy which occurred on July 18, 2019.
They have acknowledged all the support and kindness from fans across the world and has stated that they deeply appreciate it. They have also stated that as a company they will do their best to recover and reconstruct the company internally.
They have decided to open donations and has opened a bank account for donations only. They are aware that a large number of people have been asking for ways to help or support, and that they are very sorry for the delay of this announcement.
Here is the information from their statement that they provided for donations:
BANK NAME: THE KYOTO SHINKIN BANK
BRANCH NAME: MINAMI MOMOYAMA BRANCH
BRANCH NUMBER: 048
ADDRESS: 16-50, YOSAI, MOMOYAMA-CHO, HUSHIMI-KU, KYOTO-SHI, KYOTO-HU, 612-8016 , JAPAN
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0002890
ACCOUNT HOLDER: KYOTO ANIMATION CO.,LTD., REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR, HATTA HIDEAKI
They also go into detail about what the donations will be used for.
The use of the donation money will be for the passed away employees and their family and relatives, the recovering employees and their family, and the reconstruction of the company.
They want to be transparent so all money received through the donation bank account will be reported to the public. They are unsure of how to announce this since the timing might be bad.
All donations which are from third parties will be put on Kyoto Animation’s website at a later date once they can confirm everything.
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a subcontractor based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.