The alleged arson attack on Kyoto Animation on Thursday has troubled anime fans around the world about the loss of lives and a studio claiming to put its employees first and represent an important force in the industry.
Twelve men, 20 women and another person whose gender was unknown died in the blaze and 35 were injured.
After extinguishing the flames, firefighters entered the building Thursday morning and found 20 bodies on the stairs leading to the third floor. Another team found 11 bodies on the second floor of the building and two on the ground floor.
According to the police, at the time of the fire, 74 people were in the Fushimi-ku district of Kyoto, including employees of the company.