Despite the passing of time, the scars from the attack on Kyoto Animation still don’t heal.
The terrorist attack on the studio’s building number 1, perpetrated by Shinji Aoba, left 36 dead and 34 injured, including the perpetrator, as well as a gigantic loss of study material.
While KyoAni has been dedicated to its gradual recovery and has already returned to present outstanding animation works in recent times, for various media it has become an interesting event to analyze the person responsible.
This tells the family history of Aoba, where you can read a story of severe difficulties, to the point of being considered a “cursed family” in the land of the rising sun. Excerpts from this articles are translated by the page of Somos Kudasai
To a large extent, her family is surrounded by the difficult trauma of suicide, with Shinji’s grandfather, father, and older sister having committed the act at different times in their lives. A stigma of being surrounded by a curse that fell on this family like a gigantic weight in front of society.
Although it is a dark theme and exposes a person dominated by a gloom that spans more than a generation of their lives, it is difficult not to look at these types of pieces as an effort to provide a connecting line with the cause of the attack on KyoAni.
Unlike the previous report of the medium, where the work of Takahiro Ueda is narrated to save the life and make skin grafts to Shinji Aoba, this one seeks to understand the “before” of the person, as an idea of developing a “why ”For their terrorist actions.