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Studio DOVE At Work 42km Away From Failed Nuclear Plant

by dtshyk
Mar 26, 2011 4:21 AM | 25 Comments
According to animator Abe Misao, anime production studio Studio DOVE in Iwaki city has been working normally despite the breakdown of the lifelines due to the earthquake and the nuclear power plant failure. Abe visited Iwaki to supply foods to her parents and dropped by the studio. Studio DOVE is located 42.9 kilometers (26.7 miles) away from the failed power plant and dojin mangaka Morikawa Haru said the offices of DOVE were damaged by the earthquake. The studio is the main subcontractor of SUNRISE and Toei Animation and they are currently involved in the production of Cardfight!! Vanguard and Suite Precure♪.

Iwaki city has been in predicament because the supply of necessities of life has been nearly stopped. Transporters refuse to enter the city fearing the radiation.

Sources: Abe's twitter. Morikawa's tweet, Mainichi

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They are doing Suite Precure and are 28 miles from certain doom, oh god please DOVE evacuate now, radiation is no joke. I'm glad they are dedicated and all but their safety is tops on the priority list and they need not be near the plant, one person from the industry already died, we need no more deaths of people in the industry.

Mar 27, 2011 8:04 AM by Hoppy

Linalee-Stratos said:
I do respect their dedication but maybe they should think about safety first. Losing people from the anime industry is something that i don't wanna see.


Exactly!

Mar 26, 2011 12:29 PM by Face_Faith

Wow thats some dedication they got :O!
Props.

Mar 26, 2011 11:21 AM by Aozure

dedication... best of luck to em'

Mar 26, 2011 11:20 AM by Neverarine

What a champ.

Mar 26, 2011 10:18 AM by swaggerjacker

Supergrunt8 said:
SurferDude said:
If these guys can continue working so close to that mess it makes you wonder why oh why did SHAFT have to postpone Madoka indefinitely...


^this
Lol, I don't think it's pure dedication. And do you know SHAFT's exact circumstances? I doubt it.

Mar 26, 2011 9:38 AM by cyruz

^After the earthquake, SHAFT announced(it was also in the news sections at MAL) that everything is all right and they just need to gather the equipment so I am also towards the 'internal issues' reason of why Madoka was postponed + the actual content of the last two episodes.
Anyway, great guys we have there. As another thing, I don't think they are the only once since Japan has many (of what I know) people like them :)

Mar 26, 2011 9:00 AM by koleare

Linalee-Stratos said:
I really think that Madoka being postponed has nothing to do with the earthquake dilemma.


You have got to be kidding me.

Mar 26, 2011 8:53 AM by SurferDude

SurferDude said:
If these guys can continue working so close to that mess it makes you wonder why oh why did SHAFT have to postpone Madoka indefinitely...
I really think that Madoka being postponed has nothing to do with the earthquake dilemma. It has to be internal issues and this news was out right after director Shinbo Akiyuki announced a Madoka spin-off.

I do respect their dedication but maybe they should think about safety first. Losing people from the anime industry is something that i don't wanna see.

Mar 26, 2011 7:47 AM by Valentiln

u got my full respect sensei eventhough i'm not watching any of their anime

Mar 26, 2011 7:23 AM by Mr_Gutts

kuroshiroi said:
Hardcore. Maybe they should try to find other offices for the time being though...


i agree with this rent an office on other places then when they find a safe renting office they move there to continue their work

Mar 26, 2011 6:54 AM by isekai

SurferDude said:
If these guys can continue working so close to that mess it makes you wonder why oh why did SHAFT have to postpone Madoka indefinitely...


^this

Mar 26, 2011 6:42 AM by LibertyPrime

Siva said:
And people like us still complain about watching crappy pointless show while knowing nothing about the one who makes it. Now I know how unappreciated we are.


Very true.

Mar 26, 2011 6:24 AM by Kyo_Kagami

And people like us still complain about watching crappy pointless show while knowing nothing about the one who makes it. Now I know how unappreciated we are.

Mar 26, 2011 6:17 AM by Siva

Work-Addict. Awesome. I'm really proud of you guys xD

Mar 26, 2011 6:03 AM by Ellenna

Noble sacrifice to the anime industry.

Mar 26, 2011 5:54 AM by KaminaKai

They really love their Job .
or they Trying to get attention .

Ether way , i respect them =D

Mar 26, 2011 5:13 AM by Eternal_Shield

If these guys can continue working so close to that mess it makes you wonder why oh why did SHAFT have to postpone Madoka indefinitely...

Mar 26, 2011 5:13 AM by SurferDude

Is it really worth the effort to make episodes of Vanguard and Precure?

Mar 26, 2011 5:10 AM by GZTC

Highest Respect from me !!!

Mar 26, 2011 5:08 AM by Album