We would like to express our condolences and sympathies to all the people who suffered from the arson attack at the animation production company “Kyoto Animation” building on July 18, 2019. We cannot repress our deep sorrow and anger in the face of this shocking news.
At Kyoto Seika University, we have been working on education and researching video art expressions, particularly in the animation course from the faculty of manga. Kyoto International Manga Museum, a joint project with Kyoto city, is also managed by the university to contribute to the further development and the succession of anime culture.
Through such activities mentioned above, not a small number of graduates from the university are involved with Kyoto Animation. As the magnitude of the damage from this arson attack becomes clearer, many interested parties including students and graduates are willing to support Kyoto Animation.
From such circumstances, on July 19, we started to collect donations to help repair and renovate Kyoto Animation, which is also related to the succession of anime culture. Since then, numerous people have participated in it and we have received a lot of messages via SNS and other ways from people who want us to implement other methods that allow participation from far away.
As a result, we have opened a bank account for donations, which is explained in the information below. We will officially announce the state of donation time to time. Rest assured that all of the donations, both sent to the bank account and collected in the donation boxes, will be sent to Kyoto Animation.
We are going to stop collecting donations on Aug 4, because Kyoto Animation has opened an official account for donations.
We deeply appreciate your support.
July 30, 2019
President of Kyoto Seika University
【Donation box can be found at the places below.】
･2nd floor of the main building at Kyoto Seika University (Untill Aug 2)
･At Kyoto International Manga Museum
【About the bank account for donations】
Bank name: MIZUHO BANK LTD. (Code: 0001)
Branch: KYOTO-CHUO BRANCH (Code: 473)
Bank address: 591 MANJYUYA-CHO, KARASUMA SANJYO MINAMIIRU, NAKAGYO-KU, 604-8161 KYOTO, JAPAN
Phone: +81 75 221 1121
SWIFT code: MHCBJPJT
Account type: Ordinary account
Account No: 2319331
Account holder: KYOTO SEIKA UNIVERSITY
Address: 137 KINO-CHO, IWAKURA, SAKYO-KU, 606-8588 KYOTO, JAPAN
Phone: +81 75 702 5199