The Kyoto Prefectural Police has decided to release to the public the names of ten victims who passed away in the fire that ravaged the Kyoto Animation Building 1 on July 18th, 2019, according to the report of Kyoto Shinbun on Friday. The release of the names were given at the consent of the families after funeral services have been completed. However, the remaining 25 victims will remain undisclosed due to DNA testing still being completed, or out of the families’ wishes to remain private.

The ten victims are as follows (in no particular order):

Yasuhiro Takemoto

Aged 47 years old, Takemoto was the director for a number of seminal Kyoto Animation works, particularly: Lucky Star, Lucky Star OAV, Kobayashi-san’s Dragon Maid, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyouka, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid TV and OAV, FMP? Fumoffu, Amagi Brilliant Park, High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, and Nyoron Churuya-san.

He also served as episode director for Hibike! Euphonium, Tamako Market, Violet Evergarden, Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu, Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, K-ON!!, Clannad, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Dive to the Future, and Hare+Guu. Prior to being a director, he also worked as a storyboarder, key animator, and scriptwriter.

Mikiko Watanabe

Aged 35 years, Watanabe worked as art director for Violet Evergarden, Kyoukai no Kanata and its movie -I’LL BE HERE- FutureKobayashi-san’s Dragon Maid, Myriad Colors Phantom World, and Amagi Brilliant Park.

She also worked on background art for Nichijou, K-On! seasons 1 and 2, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Dive to the Future, Free! -Take Your Marks-, High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, Liz and the Blue Bird, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! plus its films and OAV spinoffs.

Keisuke Yokota

Aged 34 years, Yokota was KyoAni’s production manager for CLANNAD, K-On!, Hyouka, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and its spinoffs, Hibike! Euphonium and movie, A Silent Voice, Tamako Market, Violet Evergarden, Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Dive to the Future, Free! Eternal Summer, High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, Kyoukai no Kanata and its movie.

Futoshi Nishiya

Aged 37 years, Nishiya was the character designer and chief animation director for Free! 

He was also responsible for the character designs of Hyouka, Nichijou, A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

He is also credited as the animation director for CLANNAD, K-On! seasons 1 and 2, Hibike! EuphoniumLucky Star, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions, and Kyoukai no Kanata -I’LL BE HERE- Future. 

Yoshiji Kigami

Aged 61 years, he is also credited under the names Fumio Tada and Ichirou Miyoshi. A jack-of-all-trades, Kigami worked in KyoAni as an in-between animator, key animator, character designer, storyboarder, animation director, and main director.

As Yoshiji Kigami, he directed MUNTO, MUNTO 2: Beyond the Walls of Time, Shin Dosei Jidai: Hawaiian Breeze, Tenjoubito to Akutobito Saigo no TatakaiSora o Miageru  Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai, and Baja no Studio.

As Ichirou Miyoshi, he worked as an episode director for Violet Evergarden, Tamako Market, Hibike! Euphonium, K-On!! season 2, Kobayashi-san’s Dragon Maid, Myriad Colors Phantom World, Nichijou, Kyoukai no Kanata, CLANNAD and After StoryLucky Star, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions, and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.

He is also credited as a key animator for Grave of the Fireflies, and Akira.

Sachie Tsuda

Aged 41 years, Tsuda worked in clean-up animation, finishing, and special effects, and is credited in Lucky Star and its OAV, Clannad and After StoryThe Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, K-On! seasons 1 and 2, Hyouka, Nichijou, Tamako Market, A Silent Voice, To Heart, Violet Evergarden, Tsurune: Kazemai Koko Kyudou-bu, Free!, Liz and the Blue Bird, and Hibike! Euphonium The Movie.

Ami Kuriki

Aged 30 years, Kuriki was a key animator for Violet Evergarden, Liz and the Blue Bird, Free!, Hibike! Euphonium season 2 and its movie, A Silent Voice, Kobyashi-san’s Dragon Maid, Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me, Myriad Colors Phantom World, and Tsurune: Kazemai Koko Kyudou-bu. 

Jun’ichi Uda

Aged 34 years, Uda was an in-between animator for the Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions and its spinoffs, K-On!, Free! franchise, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, A Silent Voice, Tamako Market, Nichijou, Hyouka, Liz and the Blue Bird, and Hibike! Euphonium The Movie.

Yuuki Omura

Aged 23 years, it was reported that Omura was awared an Honorable Mention at the 101st Nikaten Design Category. A graduate of Tohoka University, officials of the university confirmed her passing.

Yuka Kasama

Aged 22 years, Kasama was a graduate of Osaka Seikei University.