Almost a year after the horrific arson that killed 36 people and injured many others, Kyoto Animation is continuing to rebuild. And for the first time since the incident, they have begun recruiting workers. Their official webite has announced that they’re now accepting applications for fixed and year-round employment periods. They were supposed to do this earlier this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on that.

They are now accepting applications for animators, 3D CG animating jobs, system engineers, managers, and more. They’re also accepting applications for their sister studio, Animation DO’s training program. It will be open for high school graduates aged 18 to 25 years old. This year-long animation course will run from October 3, 2020 until September 25, 2021.

The fire killed 35 people, including many legendary anime figures like Amagi Brilliant Park director Yasuhiro Takemoto and Sound! Euphonium character designer Shouko Ikeda. Tributes have been going on for the fallen, while the arsonist has now been arrested and awaiting trial. Unfortunately, it seems that he remains unremorseful of his actions.

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