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  • Manga Score: 7.09
  • Author: Kazuto Tatsuta
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Volumes: 1
  • DB title: 1F: Fukushima Daiichi Genshiryoku Hatsudensho Annaiki
  • Rating: 16 and up
  • Genres: Slice of LifeSeinen
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Nov 9, 2017
delta5 (All reviews)
Before reading 1F, I'd seen a variety of reviews online. Thankfully I ignored several of them and read the manga anyway. It's a very detailed story of the life that workers faced (and still face) at the epicenter of an unimaginable disaster.

The value of the manga is that it doesn't attempt to diagnose or encompass the entirety of the Fukushima disaster. There are many other well-researched and compelling books that can offer readers that experience. What 1F provides is the chance to experience the daily routine that defines the perilous existence of those who have chosen to face a set of dangers that most read more
Dec 5, 2017
PowerUpOrDie (All reviews)

The subtitle may be A Worker's Graphic Account of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, but they meant 'graphic' in the graphic novel sense, not graphic in the violent or shocking sense. The biggest surprise to the story may actually be how low key it is. There are undoubtedly dangers to working at the Fukushima reactor site, but the place is hardly a nuclear hellscape and rigorous safety standards mean only the most flagrantly careless will be affected by radiation. If mangaka Kazuto Tatsuta has any beef with anyone in his memoir, it's with media outlets who constantly sensationalize the Fukushima clean-up to push their agenda read more

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