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Kyoto Animation Shuts Down Physical Merchandise Shop

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Kyoto Animation Shuts Down Bodily Merchandise Store

Kyoto Animation’s official web site launched a discover on March 14, 2022, saying that the studio’s bodily merchandise store, “KyoAni & Do Store,” in Uji, Kyoto has been shut down completely.

The studio has determined to reconstruct the shop area, which is part of Kyoto Animation’s studio 5, into an workplace to accommodate further workers.

“It was a troublesome resolution for us to shut the area the place many followers and buddies had given us honest, heat ideas and sympathy. We now have extra staffs joined, shared with the identical imaginative and prescient. Due to this fact, we decided to reconstruct the shop area right into a office to offer extra ample work and meet the followers’ requests. We actually recognize your type understanding,” Kyoto Animation wrote of their discover.

The web merchandise retailer, “Kyoani Store! On-line’, will nonetheless stay open.

The KyoAni & Do Store opened in June 2017 together with Studio 5 and operated for a interval of two years earlier than it was shut down briefly as a result of arson incident that befell in July 2019.

The closure prolonged indefinitely in April 2020, as restrictions as a result of unfold of COVID-19 set in. The studio had additionally halted their manufacturing work as a result of unfold of the virus.

Kyoto Animation demolished their Studio 1 workplace in Fushimi, Kyoto after the arson assault. The staff had been reallocated to different areas, specifically Studio 5 and Studio 2, each of that are positioned in Uji, Kyoto.

The studio misplaced 36 workers within the arson and a further 34 workers had been injured. The studio’s workforce had decreased from 176 to 137 at the same time as majority of the surviving victims returned to work at different places of work of KyoAni.

In November 2019, the studio determined to simply accept trainees once more as a part of their coaching program. Upon graduating from this system, excellent trainees shall be recruited by the studio after being examined additional.

Supply: Kyoto Animation official web site