On July 18, two years to the day since it was devastated by an arson attack, Kyoto Animation streamed a short memorial video on its Youtube channel.
On the same day, Tatsuki Fujimoto, a 27-year-old mangaka known for the series Chainsaw Man, published a manga that alludes to the attack without mentioning it explicitly. Look Back features an incident that recalls what happened at the studio. It is also a story about the comfort art can bring to those in distress, and so serves as a tribute to all artists, including those who have suffered and died for their work.
The 140-page one-shot manga instantly made waves, racking up 2.5 million views in one day on Shonen Jump Plus (the online magazine that released the Japanese version). It can (officially) be read in English for free in Viz Media’s Shonen Jump online library — check it out .