A suspect was arrested after pouring a flammable liquid inside the building, which caught fire and trapped dozens of people in the building during office hours.
Artists at Comic-Con in San Diego were stricken by the attack on the studio, which is known for anime films such as “A Silent Voice” and “Violet Evergarden.”
Tom Nguyen an artist and illustrator at Comic-Con with Bokeh Monster Studios, said, “Most of us have been influenced by anime in some way. It’s very sad. An attack on one aspect of the industry affects all of us as a whole. It hurts all of us.”
Painter and graphic novelist Camilla d’Errico heard about the attack at Comic-Con,