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Director Yamamoto Yutaka Chooses the 2011 Earthquake as a Subject of His Next Anime

by dtshyk
Oct 12, 2011 8:44 AM | 80 Comments
According to an interview on Ultra Jump Egg, anime director Yamamoto Yutaka said he plans to use the 2011 Tohoku earthquake as a subject of his next anime work. He thought that the current trend of anime tends to incline toward escapism but he would like to commit himself on the issue of the real life. "I think we won't be able to express our opinions rooted in the reality without integrating the disaster into anime and learning the world from different point of views. I know it's a delicate topic but I believe making an anime on the earthquake will be a breakthrough for myself and for the anime industry".

He watched Kokurikozaka Kara last July and regained interest in anime.

Source: Ultra Jump Egg

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Cant wait.

Oct 14, 2011 4:13 AM by eiskio

an anime based on a huge disaster recently won't sit well with Japan, Disaster Report 4 was cancelled because it would not be appropriate. For me I don't mind.

Oct 13, 2011 9:45 PM by Kazeshini

Good luck with that. I can already hear the haters hatin.

I think it sounds interesting, though. I'm looking forward to seeing what he'll bring forward.

Oct 13, 2011 8:57 PM by Forest-kun

insan3soldiern said:
Madoka, Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Mawaru Penguindrum, and I'm sure others I'm forgetting. Yep, the anime industry sure needs saving.


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Oct 13, 2011 5:59 AM by Megadedhed

Madoka, Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Mawaru Penguindrum, and I'm sure others I'm forgetting. Yep, the anime industry sure needs saving.

Oct 13, 2011 3:15 AM by Ston3_FreeN7

Yama-tan will surely save animu with this.

Oct 13, 2011 3:10 AM by FoolishBandit

wavedashh said:
I loved Fractale, unlike every other sentient being in the universe, so this sounds interesting to me.


Same.

Oct 13, 2011 2:11 AM by Kreynor

Ohh..he's back? Pff haha well I'll watch it ^^

Oct 13, 2011 1:10 AM by Aozure

Nice An Anime that will show the perspective of the japanese people about about happened to them by their point of view.

I always wondered this so now can't wait...

Oct 12, 2011 9:07 PM by Hybrid21

McRib said:
He's back to save anime!
I personally can't wait.GrvVD.jpg


/thread.





"I know it's a delicate topic but I believe making an anime on the earthquake will be a breakthrough for myself and for the anime industry".


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Oct 12, 2011 8:41 PM by Mormegil

Hoppy said:
Too Soon
Wait a few years before doing this.


That's what i thought, i was like "who would be dumb enough to do... oh wait it's THAT guy."

Oct 12, 2011 8:12 PM by ShadowGilgamesh

I know this will be said a million times by the end, but fuck yeah, Yamakan. More saving anime.

Oct 12, 2011 7:18 PM by Ehx

Interesting to see how he incorporates the subject into anime.

Oct 12, 2011 6:58 PM by AlexSadist-sama

windy said:
my plot prediction
so it's going to be kids magically escaping the earthquake because they're the Chosen Ones chosen by the tsunami god
and the tsunami god is a pervert who likes to make sex jokes about the protagonist
and then something happens that doesn't make any sense
and everyone still dies, but the protag saved his gf
so it's a good ending
anime = saved

The tsunami god must be a loli. Don't forget that.

Oh yeah. This may either come off as a good SERIOUS anime or complete disappointment.

Maybe he needs to undergo a period of 4 year depression before this......

Oct 12, 2011 6:29 PM by GodlyKyon

my plot prediction

so it's going to be kids magically escaping the earthquake because they're the Chosen Ones chosen by the tsunami god
and the tsunami god is a pervert who likes to make sex jokes about the protagonist
and then something happens that doesn't make any sense
and everyone still dies, but the protag saved his gf
so it's a good ending

anime = saved

Oct 12, 2011 6:02 PM by windy

cool i guess... but he's gonna step on alot of toes...

Oct 12, 2011 5:57 PM by Neverarine

sounds to me like he wants to make up for what he saw as fractale's failure in guaranteeing a tearjerker by socking people in a huge emotional soft spot that's hardly had enough time to heal.
but whatever, i'd probably watch it anyway, not that I think he'd do a horrible job but it feels a little bit like a cheap trick after the fits he threw over fractale. I dunno.

Oct 12, 2011 5:50 PM by kinoco

It would be cool if the anime focused on different people in each episode.

Oct 12, 2011 5:37 PM by holypoop

He didn't really hear the news of Coppelion being put on definite hiatus because of its story, did he?

Oct 12, 2011 5:36 PM by Orix

...Too Soon.

Oct 12, 2011 5:31 PM by TechDragon

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