The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on July 29 that total donations to Kyoto Animation have exceeded 1.2 billion yen (about US$11.4 million) as of that time.
Retail chain Animate collected at least 249,030,484 yen (about US$2.3 million) in its donation campaign for Kyoto Animation that began on July 19.
Kyoto Animation opened a bank account to accept donations on July 24, and that account has now received over 2 billion yen (about US$18.78 million).
The Kyoto Prefectural Agency and National Tax Agency will announce more details on the exact plan for the donations at a later date.
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