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Tokyo International Anime Fair Canceled

by dtshyk
Mar 15, 2011 10:17 PM | 20 Comments
According to the official website, Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 was announced to be canceled because the executive committee cannot assure the safety of the visitors. It had been scheduled to be held in Tokyo Big Site from March 24th - 27th.

Source: TAF

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Neverarine said:
well its not surpriging that it was cancelled considering even without this unfortunate event it wouldnt have been much anyway... at least they have an excuse to wuss out of hosting an empty event...


Exactly

Mar 17, 2011 8:41 AM by AnimeCrazyFan1

cleo said:


I agree

Mar 17, 2011 8:40 AM by AnimeCrazyFan1

Neverarine said:
well its not surpriging that it was cancelled considering even without this unfortunate event it wouldnt have been much anyway... at least they have an excuse to wuss out of hosting an empty event...

Exactly. The reason behind the cancellation is incredibly sad, but it gave the organisation a way out, without having to lose face.

Mar 17, 2011 7:38 AM by cleo

well its not surpriging that it was cancelled considering even without this unfortunate event it wouldnt have been much anyway... at least they have an excuse to wuss out of hosting an empty event...

Mar 16, 2011 6:50 PM by Neverarine

This would have been the best news today, if it wasn't for the reasons behind it.

FOE-tan said:
WARNING: Don't open the spoiler tag if you are sensitive and don't like jokes that are made in bad taste.


I know, I know, it's too soon to make jokes like that and not even Ishihara should have a disaster like that wished upon him.

I wish Tokyo and the rest of Japan the best for the future and that they can rebuild and live a normal life from now on.


Damn it Kyubey!!!!

Mar 16, 2011 7:55 AM by Hoppy

Ishihara's gonna turn into witch now. : D

Mar 16, 2011 7:05 AM by OrochiPL

IZUMI64 said:


and if you read the article, it says it's probably just postponed (which it actually is)
never go by the name of the article on sankaku, it's often misleading to what the article actually says


anyway, on topic: well, we were hoping it would be canceled, to bad the reason isn't what we were hoping for...

Mar 16, 2011 6:40 AM by ShadowGilgamesh

well i kinda saw it coming too it' can't be help

Mar 16, 2011 6:17 AM by Mr_Gutts

Well, at least one good thing happened out of all this hell.

My prayers still go to Japan however.

Mar 16, 2011 5:35 AM by KillerYandere

It's worrying, since it was cancelled, there will be less exposition of the industry's opposition to the bill, and less chances of it being cancelled.
Anyway, its not important in this moment.

Mar 16, 2011 5:11 AM by Houjuu

I suggest to make Sankaku links forbidden on MAL, and people posting them to be banned for some period of time.

Mar 16, 2011 4:58 AM by seishi-sama

Please don't post Sankaku stories without a more reliable source to back them up. That isn't related to TAF anyway, the Madoka postponement his it's own article.

Mar 16, 2011 4:53 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

and also Madoka
Sankaku said:
What a legion of detractors could not accomplish, an earthquake and a flooded reactor have in a stroke – further broadcasts of Madoka have been completely cancelled

No particular reason has been offered other than “self-restraint,” and no date for resumption has been offered either.

The manga and possibly the disc releases have also been subject to postponements.

The decision to cancel the broadcasts has come in for more than a little criticism, particularly from fans who were counting on the series to lift their spirits after the incessant deluge of earthquake and reactor related news, and even more so from those in areas of the country completely unaffected by the quake or the power shortage.

The prevailing notion amongst publishers now appears to be that anything popular or fun must be cancelled, whether or not it has anything to do with the quake…

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/16/madoka-cancelled/

Mar 16, 2011 4:06 AM by IZUMI64

WARNING: Don't open the spoiler tag if you are sensitive and don't like jokes that are made in bad taste.


I know, I know, it's too soon to make jokes like that and not even Ishihara should have a disaster like that wished upon him.

I wish Tokyo and the rest of Japan the best for the future and that they can rebuild and live a normal life from now on.

Mar 16, 2011 3:00 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Anime Contents Expo has been canceled/postponed until further notice, as well.

Mar 16, 2011 2:03 AM by tsubasalover

well now they can blame it on a disaster instead of canceling because people pulled out

Mar 16, 2011 1:03 AM by Corpse69

Figures, with whats going.

Mar 15, 2011 11:41 PM by rron1993

it will never be good either way

Mar 15, 2011 11:34 PM by leeahseng

The turnout was gonna be poor due to many publishers boycotting the event anyway.

Mar 15, 2011 10:46 PM by Exkalamity

Ishihara has devil's luck

Mar 15, 2011 10:26 PM by zimno