Violet Evergarden: UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival
Learn about Kyoto Animation and celebrate their anime!
Friday, October 18, 2019 · 3:15 PM - 5 PM
Come to the UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival, co-sponsored with the MLLI Japanese Area, JSA, and ASCOM!
On July 18, 2019, the animation studio Kyoto Animation (Kyoani) suffered a terrible arson attack, resulting in over 35 deaths. This was one of the worst mass murders in modern Japanese history, and it happened to one of the most beloved animation studios in Japan. The UMBC ♥ Kyoani Film Festival was created in response to this attack: we hope to celebrate the studio's works and pay tribute to their artists.
On this date, we will show selected episodes of the TV anime Violet Evergarden. We will also be raising money to support the victims and have the opportunity to fold origami cranes to send to the studio.