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Thread: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

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    Translator 上級員 / Jyoukuuin / Sr. Member cmertb's Avatar
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    The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    Don't really know where to post it, just something interesting I saw today while reading a random manga.

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    Translation:
    1. Everyone, please look at this!
    2. This is a terrible situation!!
    3. Right now, the world is being destroyed by an unknown thing!
    4. The unknown thing arrived at great speed from the Pacific Ocean, and is presently destroying the center of the Fukushima prefecture!
    5. ~~~This is the Mitama High School emergency network!
    6. The situation is somehow unknown, but there's no school today!

    The manga volume was published in July 2009.

    spoiler tagged the image ~saladesu
    Last edited by saladesu; April 14, 2011 at 12:42 AM.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    That's pretty interesting! Most likely a coincidence, but still, the uncanny similarities are interesting. It doesn't really specify that it was an earthquake or anything though, just a... "thing"

    There have also been other manga that predicted the end of the world via earthquakes, such as CLAMP's X/1999. The earthquakes were all in Tokyo though, so no real relevance per se other than the fact that there were earthquakes.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    Well, there's the anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.
    You might want to check it out, that anime is pretty high on the realism scale.
    Bones actually predicted that a earthquake will be hitting japan in the near future and made the anime, so its pretty astonishing.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    It's not about the earthquake. If you look at the map, the "unknown thing" came from the Pacific Ocean along approximately the same trajectory that the tsunami did, and then hit Fukushima.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    Still, it's an "unknown thing". This "unknown thing" could be, well, anything. A UFO, even It would have been even cooler if it was "big wave" or something along those lines instead of just an "unknown thing", but it is nonetheless interesting that the area impacted was Fukushima and the trajectory was similar.

    I think what Zeltrax and I were saying was just that there are other series that seem to have "predicted" something, like Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 in particular

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeltrax View Post
    Well, there's the anime Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.
    You might want to check it out, that anime is pretty high on the realism scale.
    Bones actually predicted that a earthquake will be hitting japan in the near future and made the anime, so its pretty astonishing.
    Tokyo Magnitude predicted a smaller earthquake without the tsunami. Imagine how that same scenario would have played out with a cataclysmic tsunami hitting the Chiba and Tokyo.

    Quote Originally Posted by cmertb View Post
    It's not about the earthquake. If you look at the map, the "unknown thing" came from the Pacific Ocean along approximately the same trajectory that the tsunami did, and then hit Fukushima.
    Predicting a big earthquake in Japan isn't that big a deal. It's one of the most geologically active places on Earth. Predicting one along the exact trajectory, hitting at almost exactly the same place is pretty damn eerie. Good find.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    It's a big jump from 8,0 to 9,0 though, but that's pretty much a detail, isn't it.
    One thread that has recently been bumped by a member, because it also resembles the current incidents in a way:
    Coppelion by Inoue Tomonori

    It's about the aftermath of a Chernobyl like disaster affecting Tokio. It doesn't seem to really touch the recent events a lot, but I guess everyone will consider this scenario somewhat related to the latest discussions, fears and events in Japan. Also doesn't seem to be a realistic story, either.
    Didn't read it yet, but gonna do so soon.

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    Re: The recent disaster in Japan... predicted in manga?

    As Kaiten said, Japan is a very geologically active nation sitting right on top of the ~*ring of fire*~. It's no question that there would be several series about a gigantic earthquake. However, no one expected a tsunami that powerful after the March 11 quake.

    I guarantee that come a few years, the recent earthquake will be adapted to fiction.

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