Kyoto Animation Fundraiser Hosted by Yuzuru of A Silent Voice
Friday, August 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Madame X – 94 W. Houston Street (between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place)
Admission: $14.99 in advance/$25 at the door
On July 18 an arsonist set fire to the three-story building housing Kyoto Animation, an animation production company, killing 35 people, including anime director Yasuhiro Takemoto, and leaving dozens injured. The suspect, Shinji Aoba, accused the famed animation studio of plagiarizing his manuscript for a novel. Aoba was also injured and is recovering in an Osaka burn unit.
In response to the tragedy, local anime enthusiasts are hosting a fundraiser at Madame X. Voice actor Kristen Sullivan, who provides the voice of Yuzuru from A Silent Voice, an anime produced by Kyoto Animation.
The ticket price includes one drink, screenings of anime and movies, and dancing. Half of the profits will go to help Kyoto Animation victims and their families.