Kyoto Animation launched on Monday that the studio has decided to utterly shut its Kyoani & Do Shop! bodily merchandise retailer in Uji, Kyoto. The agency commented on the closure:

It was a hard decision for us to close the home the place many followers and mates had given us trustworthy, warmth concepts and sympathy. We now have additional staffs joined, shared with the an identical imaginative and prescient. Therefore, we determined to reconstruct the store home proper right into a workplace to provide additional sufficient work and meet the followers’ requests. We actually respect your kind understanding.

The agency assured followers that the Kyoani Shop on-line will keep open as extraordinary. However, the net retailer for worldwide followers continues to be presently suspended because of COVID-19 measures.

The studio had closed its on-line and bodily retailers after the deadly arson on the manufacturing agency’s 1st studio setting up in July 2019 that killed 36 people and injured 33 others. Kyoto Animation then reopened the net retailer in August 2019. The studio had consider to reopen the bodily retailer in March 2020, nonetheless then the studio continued holding the store closed because of COVID-19. The retailer did not reopen sooner than the announcement of the eternal closure on Monday.

Source: Kyoto Animation