Question: Did Kyoto Animation steal a novel?

Kyoto Animation Arsonist Reveals the Scene They Felt Was Stolen From Them. Kyoto Animation is still recovering from a tragic attack in 2019 that took the anime fandom by surprise. That Summer, the beloved animation studio was targeted by an arsonist in an attack that took the lives of over 30 people.

Why did Shinji Aoba burn down Kyoto Animation?

Aoba had purchased about 10 gallons of gasoline at a service station near the studio before the attack, according to police reports, and had screamed “Die!” as he set the building alight. He had targeted the studio because he believed that it had stolen a novel from him, according to news reports at the time.

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