Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is No Longer a “What-If” Anime

A 8.9 earthquake has hit Japan, along with a tsunami.

My mom woke me up this morning and told me. It seems that the tsunami has done much more damage then the earthquake. I’m watching CNN right now. Up to 200-300 bodies have already been found. My prayers are with the people of Japan right now.

It’s only of the moments that are…well…I don’t know how to describe it. The biggest issue regarding Japan and the blogsphere was the Youth Ordinance Bill. And then to wake up, and something 1000x times more serious has happened.

I’m going to be insensitive for a second, but as this relates to the blog, I have no idea what this means for currently airing anime.

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15 responses to “Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is No Longer a “What-If” Anime

  1. I heard about it when I woke up this morning. It came as a bit of a shock to me too, since I’ve known a few Japanese exchange students that have visited my college, and I have a cousin studying over there right now. I know my cousin is okay, but I’m not sure about anyone else. Hopefully they’re fine.

    I dunno what this means for anime either, but if we don’t get anything for a while because people are trying to recover, I don’t think I’d mind.


    Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 was the first thing that came to my mind when I read about this. Been watching Al Jazeera English all day and I hope this is it and there won’t be nuclear meltdown or something similar in addition to this 😦

  3. I know you’re in the same time zone as me, so…I started following the news straight from Japan at 3am after my friend sent me a link. I gave in and went to bed at 5:30, but as soon as I got back up I was listening again. I’m sort of shocked. A lot shocked. It’s like..I KNOW Japan gets earthquakes. But usually they’re small and barely bother anyone. This…is just crazy.

    And don’t worry. I had that insensitive thought for a moment, too. Not that I’m going to bitch if things get pushed back a little. I think they have that right.

  4. If anything, it’s going to be insensitively annoying when people start whining about why their favorite series was delayed. Waiting for it already =\
    The number of Earthquakes recently is kinda messed up =.= and 8.9 reaches into range of extreme rarity…

  5. This is a sad day for those who suffered through this tradegy. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. But as for anime in general, it will be kind of weird that the new series slated to premiere in the comming weeks get pushed back a few weeks, but it is for the best.

    I won’t complain about it, i’ll just wait it out.

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  7. I still despise those buggers who made snide remarks and tsunami jokes throughout this period.

  8. I was actually up (I had attended a school party) when one person on Facebook posted that Japan got hit with a tsunami.. I was like, first the quake? Now this? And now there’s some issue with a nuclear reactor? Geez…I can only hope everything gets right soon.

  9. Eri

    I was thinking about the Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 anime after I heard about the quake. But I didn’t expect the tsunami. I know the possibility of the earthquake but I never expected that it would happen one of these days.

    I’m sad for the Japanese people as well as relieved that it didn’t happen to my country. I don’t think we will be as effective as them in times of crises like these. I am amazed at their courage and assertiveness.

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  11. Peter Giese

    Surprising… Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 took place in 2012, and in the real world, the Magnitude was 8.9, and it’s one year early.

    I saw the whole anime and was saddened by the ending. I’m mostly sad by many of the people that were involved in the disaster. Hell, I wanted to visit Japan real soon, but no go. I don’t think I should go, since the disaster.

    To you people, I give my thoughts and prayers to Japan and its people. I’m so sorry about that disaster. If it were the USA, we’d be *VERY* troubled!

    The anime was sad, but interesting. And once again, my thoughts and prayers…

  12. Sophie

    this is really sad and it breaks my heart to see this happening to them. i hadn’t heard of this anime actually until i typed in “Pray for Japan” in a Youtube search, then it came up. i was very surprised by how similar the anime and the real event is, its quite eerie actually. the anime was only one year off and the real Earthquake was a 9.0 and the in the anime it was a 8.0.

    i don’t mind the delays of any series, they have a lot on their hands right now. and they are in my thoughts and prayers. i had once said i wanted to visit Japan but now i don’t think i will be able to. but i am glad there are people there helping them and i will do what i can to support them from here. now when i watch anime or read manga i am reminded of what happened there and it makes me somewhat sad. i hope things get better for them soon.

    sending love to Japan from the USA

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