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Collaboration Poster of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 With Japanese Army

by dtshyk
Jul 29, 2009 3:38 AM | 37 Comments
According to the official blog, they made a tie-up poster of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

Picture of the poster

It will be used for the PR of the rescue activities of JGSDF. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is produced in cooperation with JGSDF 1st Division, Tokyo Fire Department, 3rd Regional Japan Coast Guard, Tokyo Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Source: Tokyo M8 official blog
Related topic: Japanese Military Band Plays Fresh Precure! OP Song

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Oct 13, 2009 11:29 PM by Asako

Alipio said:
An army and a Ground Self-Defense Force are different things. The Japanese doesn't even have an army ever since WWII

anyway....good stuff :)

No. An army is simply the military forces of a nation. Japan has these.

Sep 20, 2009 9:17 AM by Gunther_

tanjx said:
renjikuchiki1 said:
it is propaganda, ment to force people into the armed forces of a nation that should be spending more money on social and economic projects instead of on military


While it may very well be propaganda, it hardly 'forces' people into the armed forces.

Japan's military budget averages about 1% of GDP, about $41B, compared to US spending of 21% GDP, about $711B. Considering that Japan is the world's second largest economy after the US, the Japanese military budget is pretty modest. And since having an armed force is an important facet of maintaining national sovereignty, imo, the spending can be justified


Those numbers are off by quite a bit, even if you include the supplemental spending on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by the US and the nuclear spending by the DOE. The US military budget is 636 billion which is equal to 4.5-4.7%. Japan spends .9% of GDP on their military (49 billion)

Sep 19, 2009 5:14 AM by ender650

Mathna said:
One of my favorite series of the summer.


Double approved.

I admit first episode was quite depressing and boring but it was only because staff was very professional; making you feel like main character only just by watching. Thus, if you dropped it at the first episode or second, you are a giant F. :D

Antanaru said:
Hato-kun said:
Antanaru said:
Nope. It manages to make earthquake boring.


You know, this made me hate you quite a bit.
You made me grin.


Read above.

J-970 said:
Have the JGSDF even appeared in the series yet?


Wow, are you blind?

Sep 19, 2009 3:16 AM by ShaiThan

dtshyk said:
Alipio said:
An army and a Ground Self-Defense Force are different things. The Japanese doesn't even have an army ever since WWII

anyway....good stuff :)

you are the first gaijin I saw who believes Japanese government's sophistry. (or are you kidding?)


I lol'ed.

Aug 10, 2009 10:20 AM by wakka9ca

Hikari_Tajiri said:
Mathna said:
One of my favorite series of the summer.

TM is the only one anime worth watching this summer >.>

Aug 6, 2009 2:48 PM by Silvera

That's cool.

Jul 30, 2009 10:30 AM by CreamyVelvet

renjikuchiki1 said:
it is propaganda, ment to force people into the armed forces of a nation that should be spending more money on social and economic projects instead of on military


While it may very well be propaganda, it hardly 'forces' people into the armed forces.

Japan's military budget averages about 1% of GDP, about $41B, compared to US spending of 21% GDP, about $711B. Considering that Japan is the world's second largest economy after the US, the Japanese military budget is pretty modest. And since having an armed force is an important facet of maintaining national sovereignty, imo, the spending can be justified

Jul 30, 2009 6:46 AM by tanjx

Since the anime is based on research and simulations of earthquakes you can asume the story is founded on reality (luckily on a smaller scale). What is wrong to show the human forces who usually tend to situations like that? Is it not realistic that you will see police- or fireman on such a scene? Do you think the country would not send soldiers to help out with an earthquake of that magnitude in a heavy populated area?

Yes it's some kind of PR, but as long as they don't fabricate a super human soldier capeable to stop the quakes with it's bare hands I don't mind the "more realistic kind of PR" at all.

Jul 30, 2009 1:14 AM by Konzure

Now it makes sense. The stunning visuals, characters, plot, etc. were all funded by the Japanese government as propaganda. I didn't know the JG made anime! Alright, cool, I'm American anyway.

Jul 29, 2009 10:44 PM by ArtRodriguez

So, how many copies is each of you gonna steal?

Jul 29, 2009 10:40 PM by ShootTheBullet

yakyuu-addict said:
I was wondering why I had a strange feeling to serve after the last episode. Perhaps there are subliminal messages embedded into the anime.
Haha...I have only seen the Coast Guard so far in the anime, though I wouldn't really know for sure because I'm not really familiar with Japan's military/emergency structure.

Jul 29, 2009 6:02 PM by HikaruKaneko

it is propaganda, ment to force people into the armed forces of a nation that should be spending more money on social and economic projects instead of on military

Jul 29, 2009 5:07 PM by renjikuchiki1

Alipio said:
dtshyk said:
Alipio said:
An army and a Ground Self-Defense Force are different things. The Japanese doesn't even have an army ever since WWII

anyway....good stuff :)

you are the first gaijin I saw who believes Japanese government's sophistry. (or are you kidding?)


well, that's what i learned at school..


lol, Well, school sucks for learning things. :P

Anyway if this wasn't Japan, that poster would be called propaganda. The show is still pretty good though. :)

Jul 29, 2009 4:40 PM by Alexstratz

Hato-kun said:
Antanaru said:
Nope. It manages to make earthquake boring.


You know, this made me hate you quite a bit.
You made me grin.

Jul 29, 2009 4:12 PM by Antanaru

Hato-kun said:
Antanaru said:
Nope. It manages to make earthquake boring.


You know, this made me hate you quite a bit.


Agreed. XD

Also, cute poster.

Jul 29, 2009 4:00 PM by Panaru

Antanaru said:
Nope. It manages to make earthquake boring.


You know, this made me hate you quite a bit.

Jul 29, 2009 3:29 PM by Hato-kun

I was wondering why I had a strange feeling to serve after the last episode. Perhaps there are subliminal messages embedded into the anime.

Jul 29, 2009 2:36 PM by yakyuu-addict

Like the idea.

Jul 29, 2009 12:36 PM by De-JaY

Wow, the poster is featuring the only Summer 09 show i'm watching.

Jul 29, 2009 11:35 AM by Chef_Gohda

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