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Impacts of the Massive Earthquake on Anime

by dtshyk
Mar 11, 2011 5:51 AM | 200 Comments
According to the official twitter, light novel author & anime writer Ubukata Tow and his family escaped unhurt from the earthquake hit Tohoku area of Japan on March 11th. He said some of the furniture in his study fell down and his cell phone and PC have been destroyed. Ubukata is living in Fukushima, which is close to the most devastated area by the quake and the following tsunami.

Shitaya Tomoyuki tweeted that one of the work rooms of J.C. Staff was completely messed up by the earthquake. J.C. Staff has resumed working in a couple of hours after the quake.

Miyamoto Yukihiro (the series director of "Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica") tweeted that the staff of SHAFT are cleaning up the scattered papers of the key and in-between animations of Madoka Magica and trying to contact the animators. Miyamoto found a crack in the pillar of the building.

According to the official twitters, the airing of some anime will be delayed due to the extension of news programs:

Toaru Majutsu no Index II episode 22 on Toyo MX
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica episode 10 on TBS
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! episode 9 on BS11
Gosick episode 10 on TV Tokyo

Update: Canceled and Postponed Anime due to Japan's Earthquake


The following events have been canceled due to the earthquake:

Tochigi TV Anime Festa
Director Imaishi Hiroyuki's autograph session at Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Premium Shop
Steins;Gate Preview at Nagoya
Touhou Project Reitaisai Fest
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Talk Show by Shinkai Makoto and Kanemoto Hisako
Suite Precure♪ Mini Concert
Evangelion x Toyota Electronic Vehicle special event
Chihara Minori Live at Zepp Tokyo
Bandai's G Festival x Emotion Festival 2011

Sources: Soraoto official website, Gainax, Steins;Gate official twitter, Touhou Reitaisai official twitter, Mainichi, Ubukata summit official twitter, Index official twitter, TV Tokyo, Miyamoto's twitter

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OMG... We'll be prayin' for everyone's safety... Hang in there everyone. T_T

You guys better stand up high. Before I could save up enough to come and visit you someday. :)

Be safe :) Love y'all..

-Kurz

Mar 24, 2011 3:38 PM by richmund12

Mar 21, 2011 7:47 AM by miccostumes

link9us said:
Yeah but its not like japan is completely obliterated like the Hiroshima incident. People act like anime is at its end. Sure there was alot of causalities and victims caught up in this devastation. But its not so big that you have to worry bout major Seiyru's dead or production companies completely destroyed. Im tired of hearing "do you think so and so is dead", "will this mark the end of some anime production companies" The quake killed bout 800 people. Other's were missing.

Besides Japan is very resilient in these types of situations, they are usually prepared for these kinds of natural disasters. They were prepared for the quake, but the tsunami unfortunately caught them off guard in the miyagi prefecture area right out side of tokyo.

Like everyone i hope japan recovers from this, but knowing there technological advance society, i have hope for them. I still feel for all the others that have lost there lives though.

You want to know something thats totally crazy and screwed up. I watched Magnitude 8.0 like march 5th. Prior to this entire incident and then the quake hits japan like a week after. That is just weird. How do you explain that? Coincidence maybe?


Try 8500 dead, 13,000 missing, but outside of the casualty toll, yeah some of the posts are a bit overblown.

Mar 21, 2011 7:12 AM by Hoppy

We all pray for Japan.
It's noticeable how organised and ready to take action they are.
If this happened where I come from (Greece) it'd take years to recover.

Mar 21, 2011 6:15 AM by Looking4Justice

Yeah but its not like japan is completely obliterated like the Hiroshima incident. People act like anime is at its end. Sure there was alot of causalities and victims caught up in this devastation. But its not so big that you have to worry bout major Seiyru's dead or production companies completely destroyed. Im tired of hearing "do you think so and so is dead", "will this mark the end of some anime production companies" The quake killed bout 800 people. Other's were missing.

Besides Japan is very resilient in these types of situations, they are usually prepared for these kinds of natural disasters. They were prepared for the quake, but the tsunami unfortunately caught them off guard in the miyagi prefecture area right out side of tokyo.

Like everyone i hope japan recovers from this, but knowing there technological advance society, i have hope for them. I still feel for all the others that have lost there lives though.

You want to know something thats totally crazy and screwed up. I watched Magnitude 8.0 like march 5th. Prior to this entire incident and then the quake hits japan like a week after. That is just weird. How do you explain that? Coincidence maybe?

Mar 20, 2011 12:19 PM by link9us

With the threat of nuclear kaboom and the devastation from the quake, anime should be the last thing on a priority list. I watched some stuff i had since last weekend and quit after a while because i felt vaguely ashamed and callous to be enjoying myself when the people that made it might even be dead. Irrational, when it comes down to it but still... i just can't understand the people bitching about delayed anime.

Mar 18, 2011 8:24 AM by Jigoku-n3ko

man i love japan but things are getting worst man hope people of japan are ok also to my fellow phil will get back here safely

Mar 17, 2011 3:58 AM by HELLSATAN

praying for japan :(

Mar 17, 2011 2:28 AM by -applejack

P.A.WORKS Blog : http://www.yetyou.jp/?p=6061
"to keep producing it continuously or not keep?
or, isn't it such a stage any longer?
We have to determine it within several days."


Hanasaku Iroha is in a precarious situation....
please stop earthquake anymore orz

Mar 16, 2011 5:18 AM by zimno

The most terrifying part of this whole ordeal is the hard to swallow fact that this earthquake is actually not the "Big One" that Japan has braced itself for more than a decade now. This earthquake originated in a completely different fault, far away from the fault that created that dreaded Kanto Earthquake from 1923. This means that the risk of another big earthquake in a not-so-distant future is actually pretty real, especially for the southern regions that didn't suffer the direct effects of the last one.

Mar 15, 2011 5:57 PM by Leon-Gun

Although areas around Tokyo didn't suffer so much damage, planned electrical outage or social misgivings and disorder of conveyance, are causing people to buy and stock up foods, so there's a lack of foods problem even in Tokyo or Kanagawa and other Kanto prefectures.
And there's a radioactivity problem as well. So, this situation may continue for a while...*sigh*

Mar 15, 2011 3:21 PM by Hana-kei

this is awful........
tragedies are happening around world so much
it makes me feel sad T_T

Mar 15, 2011 1:38 PM by cardtrick

I'm very sad about what happened in Japan. T.T hope Japan can overcome this fast.

Mar 14, 2011 8:08 PM by shibaizhe

My heart goes out to Japan.
The day it happened I stayed home with mom watching the news all day long.
We got really emotional cause we went through a pretty big earthquake too when I was 13.
It was the one that hit Turkey with 7.8/10 and that one used to be the biggest one in decades.
Since then allot of bigger earthquakes happened but every time it does me and my mom pray and hope for the best.

Japan is strong,Ive never seen a country be so calm after such disaster!

Mar 14, 2011 5:01 PM by Gee_

Update: Gosick has just aired so if you want to see episode 10 go on a Japanese streaming site for a raw.

Mar 14, 2011 1:07 PM by Hoppy

There's a saying that say that 2 never comes without 3 and Japan already blew up twice.

Also:


On a more serious note I would say that I hope and pray that most people in Japan did and will not die from this. This is a hard time but I beleive that they were far more prepared than we were so I guess that wishing them good luck is about all I can do.

On a less serious note I wish this will have cleaned a lot of useless people, as immoral and cruel this may sound there's some people wich I wouldn't mind being dead. I don't talk about your usual citizen, I don't talk about the poor living in the street having a hard life, I don't talk about the corrupted people, I talk about all these fatass otaku that idolise animated character as living being and that are complaining all over the internet that their anime is being delayed.

Anyway, good luck Japan.

Mar 14, 2011 12:58 PM by Shangetsu

sphere's voice messages to afflicted people

Tomatsu Haruka
http://musicrayn.com/tomatsu.asx

Toyosaki Aki
http://musicrayn.com/toyosaki.asx

Takagaki Ayahi
http://musicrayn.com/takagaki.asx

Kotobuki Minako
http://musicrayn.com/kotobuki.asx

Mar 14, 2011 9:01 AM by zimno

Sivelin_Yu said:
Kubo Tite, Sugita Tomokazu and Romi seem to survive...
I'll pray for all of people in japan.
I can't believe that the earthquake and tsunami together and now reactor?!
Now I can't sleep anymore!


seems like another nuclear incident for Japan
(nagasaki, hiroshima)

Mar 14, 2011 8:38 AM by Cashdax

What!? GoSick's gonna be delayed..

I hope everyone there are all safe and is gonna be fine. It doesn't matter how long we wait as long as nothing happens to you guys.

Mar 14, 2011 8:27 AM by srsng

Damn scary, the worst that could ever happen, I pray for your wellness and your safety Japanese people |(

Mar 14, 2011 2:40 AM by AnimeCrazyFan1

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