The Kyoto Animation fire attack on Thursday left the fans of the anime world-to mourning the loss of life and a studio, claiming that its employees were first placed and a major force in the industry.
Twelve men, 20 women and another unidentified sex were killed in the fire and 35 were injured.
After dousing the fire, the firefighters entered the building on Thursday morning and saw the 20 bodies lying on the stairs between the third floor and fourth floor roof exit. Another team found 11 bodies on the second floor of the building and two on the ground floor.
The police said 74 people were inside the building, in the district of Fushimi-ku of Kyoto, during the fire, including company employees.
The fire is spreading rapidly as many within the time there is no time to escape, CNN's prefectural police told CNN. Some people jump from second and third floor windows and suffer from bone fractures.
Festivals and afflicted Anime on Friday began to visit the building and laid flowers in honor to those who lost their lives.  "The works of KyoAni are encouraging me," said a young fan, who called the studio by its famous name. "I have no words to tell sadness."
Fire started in 1st Studio of Kyoto Animation at 10:30 local time Thursday (9:30 pm ET) after a 41-year-old suspect started pouring out what the emerging fuel on the first floor of the studio before setting it up.
The police said a local resident reported a hearing like a sound from the building around the time the fire exploded.
A witness told the police that the suspect shouted "Die!" A backpack containing several knives and two gasoline-like liquids were discovered near the site, according to the Kyoto police.
Like fire by building an employee ran to report the fire. On his return, he saw the suspect lying on the ground about 100 meters away from the studio, CNN police said.
The suspect, who caused severe burns on his face, leg, arms and body, asked officials to come to catch him "will you tell me?"
The cautioned police have to wait until the interview is formally addressed before attesting to a motive. Officials did not question the suspect on Thursday as he was receiving treatment for serious burns that were kept during the attack.
Footage from the scene Thursday showed a thick smoke that raised a four-story building located in a residential area several kilometers south of Kyoto Station. It took four hours for firefighters to deliver the fire.
Fire department officials confirmed that the building complies with fire prevention regulations.
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CEO of Kyoto Animation Hideaki Yata told reporters that the company received death threats by mail, sent to the police, and expressed the sadness that workers in The industry were targeted.
"They are the people who carry the animation industry in Japan on their shoulders. I can not accept the fact that they hurt or lose their lives," he said.
Founded in 1981, Kyoto Animation – – known as KyoAni – has created a name for himself that produces high quality animations that draw on both mystical and worldly. Among the renowned Japanese studios, the famous works are "Free !," manga series "K-On !," Anime TV adaptation of "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" and "Violet Evergarden," taken by Netflix in 2018.
On its website, the company said its philosophy includes promoting a "humanitarian" corporate culture and "promoting people's growth."
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Napier said that destruction is "a great loss, both in terms of the terrible tragedy of human life and the lost creative work that can be stored in the studio for almost 40 years of its life . "