The impact of news on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami may have been getting slightly overwhelming to people, as they go on their lives. However the Japanese entertainment, and anime industry has not been stopping, although images some may lead people to agree, question, or think about how their intention is perceived as. Nothing can turn back the time to this reality, so how can people cope though?
These are only a small bit of images or news that has me thinking on their impact. Whether you think this is a positive or negative image, please take it as it is. Don’t think anything less that would possibly belittle the efforts/attempts that these images/people have.
For the first image of Full Metal Panic‘s Tessa, in a news that was shared by ANN. As an individual, and a fan of this series, I was happy to see and hear of what these Japanese industry people are doing. Yukana-Tessa’s anime seiyuu, Shoji Gatoh-FMP’s light novel author, and Shikidouji-light novel illustrator, completed those additional art work.
Second image is this representation from Arashi’s leader. Satoshi Ohno has recently starred in a Japanese drama that has adapted Fujiko Fujio’s Kaibutsu-kun manga and anime. Of course, what Ohno as Kaibutsu-kun said is intended for the kids in Japan. I am thinking about Blues Clues at this moment. >_<
Third image is from a picture shared on Twitter, of a mascot campaign. Japan has plenty of mascots, so would you feel comfortable looking at an image like this? Whether or not this is a confirmed image so, in the end a reality is quite clear, communication by an image speaks of a 1000 words. Do people feel more comfortable in knowing how images are created, and shared? On perhaps a positive note, two Fukushima reactors has been stopped safety.