The hospitalized suspect in a deadly arson attack last July on a Kyoto Animation Co. studio was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and other offenses after being judged to have recovered sufficiently from life-threatening burns, police said.

The arrest of Shinji Aoba, 42, from the city of Saitama, came 10 months after he allegedly set the studio in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, on fire, killing 36 people and injuring 33 others.

Aoba was arrested on suspicion of murder and arson among other crimes. The number of victims makes it one of the nation's biggest ever murder cases.