Six days following the tragic arson attack at Kyoto Animation, the studio revealed that they have opened a bank account to receive direct donations. These funds will be used to assist the victims and relatives of the attack, as well as aid with the reconstruction of the company.
Details on the official bank account have been listed below for those who wish to send donations. This also includes a SWIFT code for international transfers.
BANK NAME : THE KYOTO SHINKIN BANK
SWIFT : KYSBJPJZ
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
The company also shared the following message on their website.
“With regard to the incident that occurred on July 18 (Thursday), we have received voices of support from people all over the world. Thank you very much. As our company, we will do our best for rebuilding. In such a case, I received a lot of voices from all of you who wanted to get close to us, and we would like to inform you that we have prepared a deposit account for the support money. We are apologizing for the delay in providing information, as we have received so many inquiries from each direction.” – Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Animation aims to report on the balance of the funds received for the purpose of transparency, although the method and timing of the income and expenditure reports are still under consideration. They will send an update as soon as this has been decided.
All third-party fundraising activities that have been implemented as support for Kyoto Animation will also be posted on their website as soon as they have been confirmed by the company.
Our hearts go out to all the staff, friends and family of Kyoto Animation.
For further information, please visit the official Kyoto Animation website below.