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Studio Ghibli Withdraws Character Goods Shop From PR Building of Nuclear Power Plant

by dtshyk
Aug 19, 2010 7:21 PM | 26 Comments
Studio Ghibli announced in the official website that they will withdraw a character goods shop in the PR building of a nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture. The character goods has been running since 2005 and a controversy has recently been aroused in the internet. Hoshino Koji, the president of Studio Ghibli, apologized in the official website that they have been indiscreet about the possible misunderstanding caused by the character goods shop.

Website of the character goods shop (screenshot for record)

Source: Ghibli official website

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Metroid_Ex said:
i don't get it, its not like the goods were in a whore house or anything :|



To Hayao WhatEver a powerplant is (even worse than) a whore house .......LOL :P

Aug 21, 2010 5:06 PM by Poppy_Dream

Hrmmmmm.

Aug 21, 2010 4:55 PM by MochaMongoose

Tony38514 said:
kisami said:
nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.



really...where do you put the nuclear waste? clean...sure, safe....



well they never said their PR methods were as good as their animation.


It's not whether the plant itself is clean. It's the results of the plant. It is never safe. Wastes are never clean. The results of Nuclear are always bad.

Just wait till you hear Hayao Miyazaki's opinion.

great, now green peace is here

Aug 20, 2010 6:28 PM by Metty

For a moment there, when I misread "PR" as "PRK", I had suspicions about my Totoro plushie's loyalties.

Aug 20, 2010 4:45 PM by Iri

kisami said:
nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.



really...where do you put the nuclear waste? clean...sure, safe....



well they never said their PR methods were as good as their animation.


It's not whether the plant itself is clean. It's the results of the plant. It is never safe. Wastes are never clean. The results of Nuclear are always bad.

Just wait till you hear Hayao Miyazaki's opinion.

Aug 20, 2010 4:34 PM by Arondight

nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.



really...where do you put the nuclear waste? clean...sure, safe....



well they never said their PR methods were as good as their animation.

Aug 20, 2010 11:29 AM by kisami

Untoten_Soldier said:
No wonder Ghibli films are such a glowing success.


*snicker*

:)

Aug 20, 2010 9:43 AM by kiwigreeneyes

Untoten_Soldier said:
No wonder Ghibli films are such a glowing success.

Ba-Dum Tssh!

Aug 20, 2010 9:39 AM by Eiko

I loled at this but yeah Ghibli is big on the real issues in their anime movies and this was a good idea to save face.

Aug 20, 2010 9:14 AM by Hoppy

well that's messed up

Aug 20, 2010 9:13 AM by Mr_Gutts

MidnightBlossom said:
BigSimo said:
nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.

when i said environment i meant nature. ghibli make films that appeal to hippies and amish.
Amish watch tv?

oho got me there. though the appeal for amish is of the content of the films, not the act of actually watching them

Aug 20, 2010 4:56 AM by simo000

BigSimo said:
nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.

when i said environment i meant nature. ghibli make films that appeal to hippies and amish.
Amish watch tv?

Aug 20, 2010 4:29 AM by DaiChiSei

Untoten_Soldier said:
No wonder Ghibli films are such a glowing success.
i highly recommend becoming a comedian

Aug 20, 2010 1:50 AM by simo000

No wonder Ghibli films are such a glowing success.

Aug 20, 2010 12:55 AM by Untoten_Soldier

nexist418 said:
BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.

when i said environment i meant nature. ghibli make films that appeal to hippies and amish.

Aug 20, 2010 12:53 AM by simo000

BigSimo said:
dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)


That makes even less sense, since Nuclear Power is one of the cleanest and safest there is.

Aug 20, 2010 12:42 AM by nexist418

hmmm thats kinda messed up they had it in a power plant XD

Aug 20, 2010 12:22 AM by Corpse69

Metroid_Ex said:
i don't get it, its not like the goods were in a whore house or anything :|

dude it's because ghibli movies are all about the environment (particularly princess mononoke and ponyo and i think nausicaa)

Aug 19, 2010 11:08 PM by simo000

maybe it was there because utilities were included... but the rent went up recently... happened to the comic shop down town where i live

Aug 19, 2010 9:32 PM by renjikuchiki1

aww, that's a shame, i used to live in the town next to that. it wasn't in the nuclear power plant but in a small center nearby that was called the Energy Building but i didn't even realize it was associated with the power plant, i just thot it was a cute little community area with a cafe and monthly flea markets. i used to get a 100 bucks every year for living so near so many power plants that used to supply power to most of Tohoku, haha.

Aug 19, 2010 8:09 PM by Kaizokuou