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luciddaydreamer



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:44 am Reply with quote
Wow. 8.9. I'm scared even thinking about it.
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Sakurazuka_Reika



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:46 am Reply with quote
So far there are about 32 people dead and the number is expected to rise drastically. I really hope that doesn't happen though.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:50 am Reply with quote
Minori Chihara is due to perform in Tokyo tomorrow and I gather from Shigeru Saitou's Twitter feed that there's some doubt.
http://twitter.com/​Lantis_Saito/​status/​46111972785262592
http://twitter.com/​Lantis_Saito/​status/​46112189874057216
(at least as far as I can gather from google translate, but I don't think it has been official cancelled).

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Confirmed postponed
http://twitter.com/​Lantis_Saito/​status/​46201181957136384
http://chiharaminori.jp/​tour2011/​


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Fellistowe



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:53 am Reply with quote
I know ANN have to think in terms of anime news, but my heart and mind is going out to everyone in Japan suffering from this earthquake and tsunami right now.
Delays in anime events really don't measure up to the scale of destruction that's unfolding on the news channels like NHK and the twitter feeds.

Really glad and greatful so many people are OK over there; take your time and get your lives sorted out first guys, anime can wait!
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:59 am Reply with quote
Watching the news this morning and seeing a wave of water and debris (including buildings and small ships) being swept over the landscape - and people trying desperately to escape in their cars as the water moved in was absolutely terrifying.

The people in Japan have more to worry about right now, best wishes to them all.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:07 am Reply with quote
My cousin and his family are fine. So far, from my own Twitter feeds, no-one has broken anything more serious than shelves and anime figures and the following in Japan have all checked in:

Yukari Higa: http://twitter.com/​higayukari/​status/​46130636829896705
Yukari Tamura: http://twitter.com/​yukari_tamura/​status/​46087228576903169
Ken Akamatsu: http://twitter.com/​KenAkamatsu/​status/​46097221980131329
Shigeru Saitou: http://twitter.com/​Lantis_Saito/​status/​46087534891118593
Mamoru Hosoda: http://twitter.com/​hosodamamoru/​status/​46087897438367744
Yoshitoshi ABe: http://twitter.com/​abfly/​status/​46140025045401600
Mell Kishida: http://twitter.com/​mellco/​status/​46131507139584000
Mami Kosuge: http://twitter.com/​KosugeMami/​status/​46087080585080832
Humikane Shimada: http://twitter.com/​humikane/​status/​46109958906982400
Kanetake Ebikawa: http://twitter.com/​KANETAKE/​status/​46094689409040384
Kubo Tite: http://twitter.com/​tite_kubo/​status/​46132416783462400
Hikaru Utada: http://twitter.com/​utadahikaru/​status/​46113426023530496
Hideo Kojima: http://twitter.com/​Kojima_Hideo/​status/​46100979883577344
Kiyohiko Azuma: http://twitter.com/​azumakiyohiko/​status/​46094443060801536
Yoshihiro Watanabe: http://twitter.com/​#​razynabe/​status/​46094172121337856
Kumichi Yoshizuki: http://twitter.com/​tuchinokojita/​status/​46096813572374528
Dan Kanemitsu: http://twitter.com/​dankanemitsu/​status/​46140724676276224
Stu Levy (who is currently in Tokyo): http://twitter.com/​stulevy/​status/​46094381933002752
Matt Thorn: http://twitter.com/​matt_a_thorn_en/​status/​46116637400776704
Aya Hirano: http://twitter.com/​Hysteric_Barbie/​status/​46173734503055362
William Flanagan: http://twitter.com/​WilliamFlanagan/​status/​46086045430845441
Nao Yazawa: http://twitter.com/​NaoYazawa/​status/​46123399721926656
Yuu Asakawa: http://twitter.com/​Julia320/​status/​46219370325745664

Manga Gamer and friends report that that the following games studios and people are all OK:
"Overdrive's all safe, though not everything in their studio is"
"Everyone at JAST USA is safe."
"most of the Nexton staff seem safe, though there are damages.. So far all the Nexton staff in Kantou seem to be okay, though the interior of the building is a wreck... Bamboo seems to be in tears over the damage to their studio... They've canceled all work scheduled there until tomorrow afternoon."
"Nishimata Aoi is safe. The fire in the building near hers has finally been put out. Things are fallen inside."
"No injuries at age. All employees gone home. Servers moved to another building for safety."
"Various members of circus are all safe, though without water... Confirmed, all the staff who were in Circus's office are safe. they're still trying to reach those who were out."

Others:
Pater Payne of J-List: http://twitter.com/​jlist/​status/​46091869523935232
Photos of HobbyLink Japan's beleaguared warehouse: http://twitter.com/​hobbylink/​status/​46116873254871040, http://twitter.com/​hobbylink/​status/​46120371904192512
Danny Choo is out of the country.
Everyone OK at CD Japan: http://twitter.com/​CDJapan/​status/​46211876400533504
Rob Pereyda (formerly of Crunchyroll): http://twitter.com/​rpereyda/​status/​46220302870511617

Elsewhere:
Sam Pinansky: animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1078760#1078760
Keiji Gotoh: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/​gocky_01/​e/​b78f0f8d74e3c3fe457d​de67c9b648f2


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Sepherest



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:55 am Reply with quote
Sakurazuka_Reika wrote:
So far there are about 32 people dead and the number is expected to rise drastically. I really hope that doesn't happen though.


It's already higher than that now, though at the moment I'd say it's a minimal number compared to other earthquake disasters.

At least they were able to regain control over their nuclear facilities, it would've been even worse if they couldn't have cooled down one of the reactors that went off.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:02 am Reply with quote
My prayers go out to all involved. Be safe Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:05 am Reply with quote
Reading the online news this morning I am shocked at the amount of damage caused, between the earthquake, and maybe more so the tsunami. Yes, please, add my prayers and thoughts to everyone affected over there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:40 am Reply with quote
I feel terrible. Mainly because I keep thinking of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 when I hear of this. I mean, it's terrible what happened, but I can't get that damn anime out of my head now that I'm hearing this. I feel like a bastard.

I truly hope the people over there recover from this.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:46 am Reply with quote
Human life is far more important than our weekly shows. Any news on whether they're accepting relief donations? You guys at ANN are the first place I went to when I saw the news on my TV, I knew you guys would be all over this story. Wouldn't it be crazy if, when Japan starts the recovery process, if anime fans around the world pitched in to help? Kinda like a Genki Dama effect! "Give me a little of your power, otaku of the world!"

Update: I heard from friends that Tokyo Disney Sea has received some damage. I don't know if we're allowed to post links to TwitPic on here, so I'll wait to hear before I post anything.


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RaZoR No1



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:00 am Reply with quote
i hope that not many of them died in this earthquake + tsunami .

for those who couldn´t survive this... R.I.P. Crying or Very sad

it was a big shock for me , after I heard about it and saw some pics/vids on the news

Update: for now there are 300 people who died ... for now..
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seigakuduelist



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:19 am Reply with quote
Wow. I don't think I have the words to express the concern I have for the well being of all people in Japan. This concern really goes beyond my love of anime, manga, and various media fandoms. Yes, I am concerned as to how this has effective all creative works of any kind, including artists, production studios, seiyuu, live action actors, Musical artists, stage actors, and a general concern for all industry and their families.

Thanks to all who are checking in with blog updates!
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writerpatrick



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:24 am Reply with quote
I just saw on TV that the Earthquake triggered a tsunami. So the damage will be quite severe. It apparently happened off the coast of Sendai. The tsunami is expected to affect Hawaii as well.

Based upon 911, I expect their broadcasts will be disrupted for about a month. We'll probably even see US TV interrupted for news broadcasts for the next week, although we're in a time of heavy reruns so it won't affect US production. Regular shows like Naruto can easily be put off for a while but it could affect the length of the shorter run shows this season and may affect the spring season as well. Many shows may wind up getting shorter seasons than planned. But it's sure to have some effect. Even if the shows are produced, it's likely that if they're not getting aired in Japan that they may not get streamed online. But it's just TV and I can do without new anime for a while if necessary.
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NDenizen



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:25 am Reply with quote
Doesn't seem as bad as Kobe so far, it seems. At least the industry is relatively unharmed I guess.

Time to rewatch Tokyo Magnitude I think..
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