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A manga published 23 years ago "anticipated" nuclear disaster Fukushima. The work of Ryoko Yamagishi (author), spoke in 1988 about the "arrogance" of mankind on the control of nuclear power and proliferation of such plants in Japón.
A picture sleeve digital version has been a successful visit, 23 years after its original publication. Although his inspiration came straight the Chernobyl tragedy, the Japanese author Ryoko Yamagishi somehow anticipated the nuclear emergency by Japan today through a manga published in 1988.
Despite being published more than two decades, his 46-page book entitled "Phaethon" has been a success after the disaster in Fukushima, as many see it as a foretaste of what would years later the effect of the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March.
Yamagishi drawings warned about a nuclear Japan and full of "arrogance" men to believe they were able to control that energy. The title refers to Greek mythology, where Phaethon, son of Helios, god of the sun-Earth risked losing control of the chariot of the sun, but was killed by Zeus just in time to avoid catastrophe.
"The warning from my comic no avail. I was very sad," said the author in contact with the Spanish daily El Pais. "If I thought an accident might happen, but in fact they assumed. When he had panic (...) I think it should close the nuclear reactor one by one from now and replace them with solar energy, hydro and geothermal, added.
The book originally sold about 70 thousand copies, but after the accident in Fukushima his editor decided to publish it for free over the Internet, where it has more than 200 thousand visits.
"It's a classic manga, which can still be found in stores, but she asked us to try to reach more people," said Tatsuya Kitagawa, published by Ushio, "El País"..
Originally posted by Watts
You're acting like Fukushima wasn't built in the most seismically active place in the world