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Fans flocked Friday to the opening of the first film released by Kyoto Animation Co. since a deadly arson attack in July on one of its studios claimed the lives of 35 staff members.

Audiences packed a theater in Kyoto for “Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jido Shuki Ningyo” (“Violet Evergarden Story: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll”) from the first showing at 9 a.m.

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