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The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Earthquake measuring 8.9 caused a tsunami approx. 10 metres high to hit the Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan, with the city of Sendai badly hit. Most of Japan's northeast, including Tokyo, have also been badly hit by the earthquake.

A tsunami warning has been issues for countries and islands around the Pacific.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12710999
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011 ... 161981.htm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/ ... 1320110311
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtQ2HtU3Y5M
http://www.sify.com/news/live-updates-m ... adefa.html
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia- ... 70826.html
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/list- ... 1brew.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/47599 ... st-updates

In less important anime-related news, according to fairly unreliable sources, JC Staff's drawing room is toast.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Dhumahn » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:41 pm

Mappy wrote:In less important anime-related news, according to fairly unreliable sources, JC Staff's drawing room is toast.


Business as usual then?? I blame Shinbo
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:22 pm

Well, it means most of JC Staff's shows are going to be massively delayed. This includes Index II, Yumekui Merry, Hidan no Aria, Bakuman, Kimi ni Todoke II etc.

And we don't know, yet, what is happening with other studios, let alone the people who work there and in the industry as a whole. Araki Hirohiko, for example, the creator of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, lives in Sendai in the Miyagi Prefecture. Basically, ground zero for the huge tsunami that hit.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by GarryGod » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:33 pm

will this really affect the anime industry... seriously?
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:38 pm

Well, we have to wait and see. Expect a number of shows over the next few days to be delayed because of blanket news coverage of the disaster, for a start.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by GarryGod » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:42 pm

it would've been nice to get stuck in japan when that happend could've made a season 2 with tokyo magnitude 8.9... starring me and my annoying sidekick simeon! it will be a adventure of epic proportion :wow:
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:44 pm

GarryGod wrote:it would've been nice to get stuck in japan when that happend could've made a season 2 with tokyo magnitude 8.9... starring me and my annoying sidekick simeon! it will be a adventure of epic proportion :wow:

So which one of you ends up with the (ultimately) fatal cerebral haemhorrage?
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by GarryGod » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:46 pm

Mappy wrote:
GarryGod wrote:it would've been nice to get stuck in japan when that happend could've made a season 2 with tokyo magnitude 8.9... starring me and my annoying sidekick simeon! it will be a adventure of epic proportion :wow:

So which one of you ends up with the (ultimately) fatal cerebral haemhorrage?


to late...

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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:55 pm

Sendai Airport being flooded:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvJ62qvLBY

Other general news footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4lIFEDFYIw
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Dhumahn » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:59 pm

GarryGod wrote:
Mappy wrote:
GarryGod wrote:it would've been nice to get stuck in japan when that happend could've made a season 2 with tokyo magnitude 8.9... starring me and my annoying sidekick simeon! it will be a adventure of epic proportion :wow:

So which one of you ends up with the (ultimately) fatal cerebral haemhorrage?


to late...

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oh yeah sancon rang they wanna know is ishihara dead yet?


I think sancon wants the other guy dead too....the one who wants violent video games b& :x
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:26 am

Watching this is both mesmeric and scary at the same time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTwnxVIlWss
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Last Exile » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Well...they were long overdue for a big one and they knew it. Here's hoping the country gets back on track on everyday and infrastructure levels ASAP.
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by Dhumahn » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:12 pm

blutig hell, it's like 3 Mile Island all over again.....lets just hope the whole thing doesn't go under, or else the place will be uninhabitable for decades...
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:54 pm

Evacuation area around the Fukushima plant has been doubled. Guess this is a real problem, now.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Last Exile » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:48 pm

Chernobyl 2.0 anyone?
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:26 pm

Updates on the status of those who give us what we want.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... fter-quake

And the tsunami, washing away the Sendai Airport carpark, from inside the terminal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_6iDBoOvb0
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by GarryGod » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:07 pm

for those people worried as much as me... akihabara is still safe... for now...
http://www.alafista.com/2011/03/12/akihabara-after-the-earthquake/
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:56 am

Unconfirmed reports have Norio Wakamoto alive and helping in the search and rescue of victims.
Which is something the man would probably do, if true.

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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Dhumahn » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:49 pm

Very sad, this one:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... y-in-quake

Macross II Producer Hiroshi Kakoi Passes Away in Quake
Animator also worked on 1st Macross, 1980 Astro Boy, Moldiver at Artland, AIC


"ANN confirmed with Jan Scott Frazier, a close friend of the deceased, and other anime industry members that producer and animator Hiroshi Kakoi passed away during the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami. Kakoi's wife Kumiko survived the disaster.

Among other projects, Kakoi was a producer on The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again and Moldiver original video anime series. He also worked as a key animator at the anime studio Artland on the first Macross series (from the first episode onward) and on the 1980 version of Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom). He served as a production manager at Artland and the anime studio AIC."

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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:31 pm

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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:35 am

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... by-tsunami

Manga creator Eri Takenashi reported on her official website on Monday that one of the locales that inspired the Kannagi anime — her own hometown of Shichigahama — received serious damage in the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and resulting tsunami. According to Takenashi, nothing remains in the area close to the shore except for mountains of rubble. The telephone poles have fallen, the land was submerged underwater, and the roads have been broken up.

As of Monday evening, 45 were confirmed killed (including three whose identities were still unknown), 38 people were missing, and 16 were injured.

Hanabushi Shrine, the locale that was used as an inspiration for the first episode of the anime, was built on a cliff by the sea. Although stone lanterns had fallen at the shrine, the tsunami did not reach the shrine itself.

Takenashi urged people with Japanese bank accounts to contribute donations to the town.

Takenashi had previously revealed on March 13 that her family comes from Miyagi Prefecture (the prefecture closest to the epicenter of the earthquake), but all of them were safe and sound in Tokyo at the time. Takenashi also confirmed that she is preparing to resume her manga.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:36 am

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interes ... fter-quake

The official Twitter account and websites of the ANIMATE and Gamers retail chains announced that the chains' stores in Sendai are temporarily and partially re-opening on Tuesday from noon to 4:00 p.m. The stores in Sendai have not received new shipments of anime/game character goods or other items since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster on March 11, so they will be selling the items they already have in stock. All items that were pre-ordered at the ANIMATE store for March have been delayed until the end of April.

Sendai is the closest major city to the epicenter of the earthquake.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:26 am

Another earthquake has hit northeastern Japan, measuring 7.4, prompting yet another tsunami warning.

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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Last Exile » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:45 am

Radioactive water leaking out of the Fukushima plant is releasing levels of Iodine 131 into the ocean that is over 7 million times the legal limit. All fishing within a 30 kilometre radius of Fukushima has been banned. Levels of Cesium 137 are also well above the legal limit. Levels of both well past the ban zone are also worrying.

As Japan is the world's #1 consumer of seafood, this is going to really hurt their seafood industry...

The United States have also expressed concern radioactive water may reach their shores in dangerous levels.

The evacuation zone radius has been extended yet again as levels further out from Fukushima on land are now spiking.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:28 pm

Yet another earthquake, measuring 7.1 this time, has hit northeastern Japan.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/ ... 6037397524
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Dhumahn » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Mappy wrote:Yet another earthquake, measuring 7.1 this time, has hit northeastern Japan.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/ ... 6037397524


That's 2 7.1's in a week......this is going to go on for ages...
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:39 pm

In most parts of the world, anything measuring over 7 on the richter scale would be regarded as a major catastrophe. In Japan it's just an aftershock.

I should also point out that this 7.1 earthquake is almost four times weaker than the original 8.9 that caused all the damage a month ago. The richter scale is exponential. That's why the earthquake that caused the Boxing Day tsunami was so remarkable. Any earthquake that exceeds 9 on the scale has the capacity to effect the Earth's rotation, orbit and axial tilt. Not a huge amount, but it still shudders a bit like it has the onset of parkinsons....
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Last Exile » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:27 am

Japan are in the 'Ring of Fire' region though, aren't they? So it's expected for this kind fo activity to happen since they're in one of the hotspots for it.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Mappy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:13 pm

Chile and New Zealand do, too. Wonder what happened there over that past year and a half...?

It looks like the Pacific Plate has been shifting a bit. This is condition normal. Of course, these things have a tendency to roll around the edges. I'm still expecting something to hit California in the next six months. Either that or Rabaul is going to be buried under a heap of ash, again.
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Re: The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Last Exile » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:04 pm

Sendai Airport is operating again. Although close to half of it is still a wreck, along with almost everything mearby.
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