Kyoto Animation's Physical Store Remains Closed Through March 2020
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kyoto Animation revealed on its official website on Tuesday that its Kyoani & Do Shop! physical store will remain closed until the end of March 2020. The shop is located in Uji, Kyoto. Staff members are considering how to operate the store after it resumes business.
The studio's online store will remain open. The studio announced on August 14 that orders placed through its online store would take up to one month to process and ship. Additionally, the online store did not accept order from August 14 to 25 due to maintenance.
Kyoto Animation revealed on the official website for its "KyoAni and Do Fan Days 2019: This Is What We Are Now!! It's A Festival After 2 Years!" event on Friday that it is cancelling the first of the two planned events.
The first event, titled "Enjoy! The World Of Kyoani And Do," was scheduled for November 3-4. The event was to be held at the Miyako Messe event hall in Kyoto. Instead of the event on November 3-4, Kyoto Animation will create a place inside the city of Kyoto during that weekend where fans can go to "say their farewells to creators to whom they felt a strong connection through their works."
The second event on November 9-10, titled "Sound! From Kyoto to the World," will still be held at the Rohm Theater (across the street from Miyako Messe) on November 9-10. Kyoto Animation had previously announced on August 14 that it canceled all of its stage events for the two events.
Kyoto Animation also announced on August 14 that it has temporarily suspended its 11th Kyoto Animation Awards. For the time being, the studio is no longer accepting submissions or inquiries about the awards.
On July 18 at around 10:30 a.m. JST, a devastating fire broke out at Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio building, killing 35 people and injuring 34 others. 30 fire engines responded to the fire, and firefighters were able to extinguish most of the fire within five hours after it started, but the fire was not fully put out until 6:20 a.m. on July 19. Kyoto Prefectural Police have already apprehended a 41-year-old man who allegedly used gasoline to start the fire, and they are investigating the case as arson.
Thanks to Kougeru for the news tip.
Source: Kyoto Animation
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