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Postby Crazy Packers Fan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:36 am

[url]http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-12/evangelion-inspires-real-operation-yashima-after-quake[/url]

I couldn't help but thinking about Evangelion when hearing about the devastating events in Japan, and apparently, neither could this company. I hope their plan works.

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Postby COACH » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:50 am

That's simply too awesome for words. Just goes to show you how influential Eva is in Japan. Go Operation Yashima!
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Postby Xard » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:12 am

Awesome

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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:01 am

ANN isn´t working for me, fuck.

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Postby BornIn1142 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:16 am

View Original PostInstrumentalityOne wrote:ANN isn´t working for me, fuck.


The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is calling on people to conserve electricity after the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami; an unofficial campaign to spread the word has been nicknamed after Evangelion by its promoters.

TEPCO forecasted on Saturday that it will have a power shortfall of 1 million kilowatts between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the evening. The company predicts that there will be a demand of 38 million kilowatts during that hour, but it can only supply 37 million kilowatts due to several power plants being offline or not fully operational. The shortfall is equivalent to the power used by 300,000 households.

In response to this, an unofficial campaign to conserve electricity has begun under the name "Operation Yashima" on the Twitter social networking system. In the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime, the Evangelion units defeat an enemy with a sniper rifle that saps the entire power grid of Japan. The campaign uses the hash tag "#yashimasakusen110312" for identifying posts.

The earthquake and tsunami surges struck a nuclear plant in the northern prefecture of Fukushima, and workers are attempting to cool the reactor's fuel rods. However, the Nuclear and Industrial Agency said on Saturday that there is a strong possibility that a meltdown of a fuel rod has already occured, although it assured the public that there is no immediate danger. The agency also confirmed later in the day that four people were injured in an explosion at the plant.

Source: ITmedia News

Update: The promoters opened a page with a bulletin about the real Operation Yashima from Evangelion's fictional Nerv organization.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:26 am

Awesome news and hope it worked out! It's almost 10:30 PM over there.

My inner otaku is warm and fuzzy right now. (Seriously, I knew Eva was huge in Japan, but I didn't know it was THAT huge.)

So that reactor didn't cause too much damage in the end, despite 4 hurt people? I hope everybody in Japan stays safe! No more lost life or damage!
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Postby Kendrix » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 am

LOL, them Otakus are everywhere.

Humor is always an effective way to keep cool in difficult situations.
Alas poor Kaworu! I knew him well...

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Postby IrkenEvangelion » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:58 pm

That's pretty awesome. Let's hope the plan works!
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Postby Sharaz Destler » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:13 pm

The one bright spot in all this madness.
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Postby Fireand'chutes77 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:21 pm

Awesome! Has anyone been able to translate the "Nerv bulletin" that the page links to? It seems to be a image file, so Google Translate isn't catching it.
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Postby tomrule123 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:48 pm

AWESOME! (and it's not even 2015!) ... though, I would like to give a moment of silence for those who were in the earthquake.





... now that that's over with, GO, EVA YASHIMA!

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Postby Xero759 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:50 am

Too cool for words.

Is it weird that I want a T-Shirt of one of the logos?

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Postby KnightmareX13 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:26 am

View Original PostXero759 wrote:Too cool for words.

Is it weird that I want a T-Shirt of one of the logos?

Nope
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Postby LoCooLaidman » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:58 pm

Ah, no one would understand this but the Evageeks... best wishes!

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Postby soul.assassin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:19 am

Well, it didn't took long for Kotono Mitsuishi -- ol' Misato-sensei -- to take notice of the ongoing Operation:

http://kotochawan.com/main/?itemid=1221
http://kotochawan.com/main/?itemid=1222

I think she's really impressed with the efforts made to conserve electricity... and who knows, she might as well bother Khara to support the whole effort altogether. :lol:

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:20 pm

Ogata noticed this as well, she's been urging everybody in her own blog for people to keep at it (and even doing some Shinji "character-speak"):

http://emou.seesaa.net/article/190255400.html

http://emou.seesaa.net/article/190676266.html

Mitsuishi on the other hand, has said "of course, I approve this" (kinda in a Misato-ish way); both have said they hope everybody is safe and to just keep at it with helping.
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Postby Kendrix » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:27 am

Apparently, it's working. They expected a blackout in Tokyo for Today, but there was none. There's not enough power for trains to run, but greater catastrophes were averted, at least as far as the power grid is concerned.

BTW *looks at the picture in the blog* This beauty does Shinji's voice?
Alas poor Kaworu! I knew him well...

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Postby soul.assassin » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:30 am

View Original PostKendrix wrote:Apparently, it's working. They expected a blackout in Tokyo for Today, but there was none. There's not enough power for trains to run, but greater catastrophes were averted, at least as far as the power grid is concerned.

BTW *looks at the picture in the blog* This beauty does Shinji's voice?


That's right -- Ogata's the legendary "lady killer". ;)

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Postby Kendrix » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:56 am

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:That's right -- Ogata's the legendary "lady killer". ;)


I never knew Ogata was such a cutie XD I guess "the world is full of wonderful things to discover" as Misato told Asuka in 2.x
Alas poor Kaworu! I knew him well...


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