Kyoto Animation Is Closing Down the KyoAni & Do Shop

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Kyoto Animation announced it is closing down the KyoAni & Do Shop physical store on March 14, 2022. The closing will not affect the online KyoAni Shop. The company intends to refurbish the building into a workplace for its new employees.

The KyoAni & Do Shop was a physical store located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. Opened in 2017, the store sold merchandise from various Kyoto Animation anime franchises. However, Kyoto Animation temporarily closed the location after the 2019 arson attack that occurred at one of its separate offices. The company had initially intended to re-open the shop in 2020 but postponed plans after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan.

In an official press release, Kyoto Animation thanked fans for their support over the years. It also stated that the store closing was a difficult decision to make. In light of an increase in staff, however, the company plans to turn the store location into a new office. Specifically, Kyoto Animation stated that it is “determined to reconstruct the store space into a workplace to provide more sufficient work and meet the fans’ requests.”

Kyoto Animation is the animation studio behind popular anime series such as NichijouMiss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and Lucky Star. The studio is also working on the Free! series, which is getting its latest and final feature film release in April 2022.

The KyoAni & Do Shop is closing on March 14, 2022. Fans can still purchase Kyoto Animation merchandise on the KyoAni Shop! Online store. International shipping is unavailable at this time.

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