A Japanese man found guilty of carrying out an arson attack that killed 36 people at an anime studio in 2019 was sentenced to death on Thursday. They died an anguishing death as the studio instantly turned into a hell", he said. Death rowJapan is one of the few developed countries with capital punishment and polls show public support for it is high. Dozens of KyoAni fans braved snow to stand outside the courthouse, with one of them Renji Kiriyama, 27, recalling hearing about the fire on his car radio. "I hope KyoAni will again bring to the world kinds of animations that are filled with life as they did before this happened," he said.