Fukushima disaster was predicted in 1988 in Manga Comic book!
An amazing story is unveiling in Japan – courtesy of Spanish newspaper El Pais.
According to the newspaper, Ryoko Yamagishi – a Japanese female manga artist – foretold the story of a nuclear accident in Fukushima in her 1988 comic book, “Phaethon”.
Yamagishi, a pioneer of manga, born in 1947, explained in an email he decided to make the comic book “influenced by the Chernobyl accident” which occurred in Ukraine two years earlier. “I understand what that means nuclear power,” she adds cryptically.
Asked if she thought that a similar accident might occur in Fukushima Japan, the author sums up the feelings of many Japanese, “Yes I thought an accident might happen, but in fact they assumed I was panicking.” After the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Yamagishi immediately recalled her comic: “The warning from my comic was to no avail. I was very sad.”
Manga books are popular in Japan; the comic sold 70,000 copies back in the day but since the Fukushima disaster, the book’s publisher placed an electronic version of it online, which rendered more than 200,000 downloads so far.