So much does Studio Ghibli want no part in the unnatural evils of nuclear power that it has proclaimed it wants to produce anime using non-nuclear electricity.
The statement was spotted emblazoned on the top of one of their buildings, looking very much like the work of primary schoolers.
Miyazaki is of course famous for his dementedly anti-technology views, so the proclamation is surprising only in its boldness and placement.
It is not clear whether they have actually taken any steps to put this objective into practice – short of installing solar panels and a diesel generator there is no much they can do to avoid using tainted electricity.
Indeed, considering that their production of anime masterpieces is in fact directly responsible for increasing demand for nuclear power as people turn to their TVs to watch their products, it does not seem the most well thought out of positions.
On a lighter note, observers cannot help but notice how depressingly shabby the horrible building in question is:
They do possess a much more Ghibli-esque HQ, but how much of their production actually occurs there is not clear.
Kyoto Animation’s studio also resembles the horrendous sweatshop it in fact most likely is: