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:




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    Avatar of Palmtop Tsundere
    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    17:55 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    But the sun which grows the plants that they eat and the trees their paper is made from is nuclear energy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sun = nuclear fusion

    nuclear reactors = nuclear fission

    Comment by Anonymous

    Which doesn't really help, considering fusion still generates a lot of ionizing radiation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We don't have failing reactors. The Fukushima case is hardly even worth mentioning on the background of a GOD DAMN TSUNAMI.
    While we are at it, just drop the Chernobyl already, bringing it up today is like complaining about the technical flaws of computers made way back in the 70s.

    God, I hate those dicks that ordered the Chernobyl experiments. It introduced an entire generation of people who just need one word to give out "expert" opinions in nuclear energy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah but for the sun we have the ozone layer and the atmosphere, for failing reactors we have nothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it doesn't create waste that goes on radiating for a few thousand years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh don't worry about that. We are doing our best to get rid of that pesky ozone layer using the only type of energy that can reliably substitute nuclear power.

    If you have to say "solar/wind/whatevergreenthingyouwant" then you are either some ultra genius capable of solving all of the world's troubles or you are not qualified to speak of energetics at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah and it's millions of miles away from us and we still get fucked.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    18:52 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ryuuji: Wow Taiga I never knew that you were knowledgeable about these kinds of stuff

    On a more serious note, Nuclear. . .Tainted you might as well stop breathing if your so concerned. Now I love Ghilbi but like Carbon Dioxide, it's everywhere

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    01:26 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    miyazaki is just beating a dead horse, because as of right now, he doesnt need to worry about using any "nuclear power".
    one day, though, we'll all be sitting back enjoying free energy, laughing at the days when we used to dabble in such barbaric methods.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 17/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Yeah, but the Sun is much clearer than a nuclear plant, because it's not have (or in really small amount) radioactive element.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    haha, oh wow

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you go to space without Spacesuit, you will died from Radiation exposure 50 times, before you die because lacked of Air

    Btw Solar power kill 100 times more People than Nuclear power in 50 year.
    So does Wind

    ah dont even mention to use Water, because The greatest dam in the world (three gorgeos Dam) is no 1 Ecological catasthropy. outlasting Chernobyl by 15 times in scale. - you cn read national geographic for "Green-and-Clean" water based Power

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this is not correct

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    Comment by Naoli
    22:15 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @18:49 ozone layer, look it up

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    Comment by TFish
    23:32 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Without the earths natural magnetism and several other factors that ward off solar radiation you would be exposed to more radiation that you can even possibly imagine. Every cell in your body would be destroyed before you even were aware what what happening.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @18:49 solar wind as well

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    Comment by Castian
    02:35 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    so we basically die of everything!
    its someting to think about....
    and then turn around to see anime and play Ps3 like nothing happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sry, i'm still trying to find a better word than "you fail"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If any of these idiots (like the germans... ugh) bothered to look past their initial shock reactions over scary nuclear power plants for a second, they'd know that yearly, about 500 Chernobyl disasters worth of people die from the consequences of coal and oil, be it through pollution or through conflict over these things.

    But hey, if it doesn't happen all at once like in Chernobyl, it's ok, right?

    Seeing how power consumption is only going to rise sharply in the coming decades, and wind- and sunpower can't fulfill more than a fraction of our needs yet, anyone opposing nuclear energy is supporting death and destruction.

    06:24 18/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Globally coal releases more radiation then Chernobyl in the form of radon and thorium in the ash on a yearly biases.
    The mercury is even more worrying then the radioactive elements.
    There is much much more of it and it gets concentrated by the biosphere.
    The truth is nuclear and hydroelectric are the only carbon neutral power sources that can form base level power generation.

    Now nuclear power need not be the second generation reactors like those at Fukushima.
    Third and four generation reactors such as CANDU and MSR are far safer.
    They also burn most of their waste and can use more common thorium as a fuel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The true scope of the Chernobyl damage is not so easily calculated. The same goes for coal-based deaths.

    Not that I buy into all the "omg nuclear is evil" panic, but I still disagree with your arguments, even if your has a merit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, then why don't you volunteer for have nuclear garbage dropped off into your garden or cellar or wherever you dwell.

    Let's just see how long you'll be able to keep up your deluded pro-nuclear stance then. Idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, you have no right whatsoever to call anyone else an idiot. Get the fuck out of here and go look up how modern nuclear plants work, learn about a little something called the half-life (that's not just the name of a videogame, you know!) of different elements used in them, and learn about the actual real-world issues involving different methods of power generation.

    Wind and solar power don't work, and coal and oil are a thousand times more deadly than nuclear power to the earth and all the generations of people to come, including your own children and grandchildren. Get that through your thick skull. Stop believing in the latest scare rant from some retard on the news who's telling you people are gonna dump leaking barrels of green goo in your back yard.

    Then if you still stubbornly insist on remaining ignorant about everything and making judgments based on your gut feeling alone (oh noes nuclear power is scary cuz the old woman down the street told me!) and feel like marching in the streets of germany carrying cardboard signs with bullshit on them like so many, just go and fucking kill yourself. Do us all a favor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    well if you had just looked up the half-life of uranium, you would have seen that the half life of uranium 236 is 2.342×107 years. i don't think that anybody can guarantee safe storage of materials containing U-236 for such a long time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I smell more samefag germans.

    Either way, 09:59, while you're on wikipedia look up thorium.

    Of course, it's precisely retards like yourself who are going to stifle development of new types of reactors with your sheep mentality and panic reactions, so whatever happens, we're all going to be fucked thanks to people like you causing pollution and death through your willful ignorance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW. What a pretentious little faggot.

    But, this is Sankaku so...IDIOT!

    Comment by Anonymous

    i think the germans are right.
    Well.. Nuclear power is just aweseome. But as long as humans are around it will just go wrong. See Fukushima, Chernobyl. Or terrorists who could destroy them. And because of the lack of reliability of humans it is good to decrease the number of nuclear power plant. But if we are in the corner of stupid arguments:

    People die in africa because they are poor, ill and nobody from the 1st cares for them. Ah. and people die of aids and cancer. zzZzZZZz

    Dont forget the energy companies. They try to run a nuclear power plant until it is at the brink of destruction. Where even a small blow of wind could collapse the whole building. Which brings me to my first argument: Humans suck in terms of reliability and responsibility

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Germans are retarded beyond hope for several reasons, all of them being tl;dr.
    Enjoy your AIDS and fucking expensive "green energy" (which makes another shitload of problems, but it's green, so it's all well and good).

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, free as in "it requires a crapload of maintenance for huge installation areas". A reactor is small, well trained and can be taken care by a small personal. Cleaning pigeon crap from hundreds of square km of glassy surface requires much more than that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, solar energy for example is free once you have payed off the installation costs. Enjoy your expensively produced radiation.

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    Comment by Kaoru Nagisa
    20:23 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're forgetting the costs for operating reserve in form of conventional backup power plants and/or pumped storage. Solar and wind energy have extremely fluctuating output and cannot be used by itself.

    Also you're forgetting the costs for toxic waste disposal once your solar panels reach their end of life in 20 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @20:32: Almost everything you've said is completely fucking retarded. Which makes me think you're one of those braindead german activists, yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ooh, the evil boogymen terrorists are going to use nukes.

    Well Jimmy, sit down and let me tell you something about Nuclear energy. To create a reactor, you need to understand physics and particularly about particle physics. And in case you failed to notice in high school because you were too high, that is actually a damn hard thing to understand and certainly above the level of some dumb terrorists who think it's a bright idea to cause an uncontrolled fission reaction on the only planet they live.

    Fukushima is barely worth mentioning and the damage has, so far, been mostly limited braincells damaged by all the idiotic media hype.
    Chernobyl was a dangerous experiment made possible by stupid administrators, lack of oversight and lack of 40+ years worth of technology we have today.
    As for the human problem, that's why we have an army of techies running around each reactor and still install a bunch of computer systems to monitor every little aspect of the damn things.

    People die in africa because they are poor, ill and nobody from the 1st cares for them. Ah. and people die of aids and cancer.

    That's not really related to our energy problems, but I'm glad you care.

    Dont forget the energy companies. They try to run a nuclear power plant until it is at the brink of destruction.

    Sadly they do that, but that's an argument against energy companies and not nuclear power.

    Where even a small blow of wind could collapse the whole building.

    I don't know about small wind but several nuclear reactors have been hit by hurricanes and the only outrage they seem to suffer includes some damage to the surface installations which are not involved with the reaction itself.

    Which brings me to my first argument: Humans suck in terms of reliability and responsibility

    Well, feel free to offer something more suitable for the job. No? Then we'll stick with what we have, rather than going into another dark age (literally!) of technology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This is was an F-4 phantom at 500mph, and that over there is a concrete wall projected to be used in nuclear reactors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are right, you have to understand pysics to build and run a reactor. but you dont need to study physics to destroy one. just drop a plane it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dropping a plane on a Nuclear reactor will do exactly nothing unless it's a 30 year old relic (hello Fukushima). It's just like ignorant people to overreact because greedy energy companies don't want to upgrade to inherently safe modern reactors, which could never accidentally go into an uncontrolled chain reaction (including earthquake or crashing airplane damage).
    Sadly, most people love jumping the gun instead of actually educating themselves on the subject before they open their mouth. Do some research, the people who design and build these things are probably just as concerned about blowing up Earth* as you are.

    *Note: You can't actually blow Earth up. Just to be safe.

    Contrary to what you may believe, explosives of any nature don't do much to nuclear fuels. You can crash that plane in a wall of U-235 to much the same effect as you saw in the video.
    To cause a nuclear reaction you need specific particles which can not be produced easily, particularly not by chemical fuel.
    Even if you crashed that plane in a thorium reactor proper, it will just stop the reaction rather than make it critical.

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    Comment by InsaneLampshade
    18:03 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Go make anime in a cave with some sticks then, let us know how that turns out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 18/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    06:15 18/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Of course inside said box of scraps was one of Pixar's old computers with the HD's intact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But Miyazaki is not Tony Stark!!! Now I need pictures of Spider-man!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @07:19 You left out the fact that Tony Stark is a drunk. In any case, still more interesting than Miyazaki.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    12:40 20/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    James camoron can get butts in the seats for most of his movies, but it doesn't excuse the fucking hypocrisy he dribbles out with his "save gaia" shit. You should youtube a look at his MEGA MANSION. So too should we Not hold back and blast that old fart of a "master" of entertainment when he declares such stupidity as mentioned above!
    + No nuke on my watch? I hate technology?!
    If so; why is he wearing the clothes and checks the watch on his arm? Or even draw for the matter~ since it is all made by MACHINES [Inks, Cels, paints, cameras, pencils, lights,~]! Hand made wears? MACHINE spinned strings! Glasses to prevent walking off a stair or cliff in low lights? MACHINE formed lenses and frame! Dark and needing light? Even if you just use wood, it's more than likely you needed tools to make the torches of which are MACHINE made tools!
    ~it goes on, but I'll leave it here as showing what a fucking 'TARD this old libertard old fart is when he FLEW around euroland in a goddamn FUCKING PLANE!

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    10:41 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah anon 07:19 you can suck as much miyazaki dick as you want, but he is still a douche ;)

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    03:21 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    yeah, Tony Stark looks humble compared to Miyazaki

    Comment by Anonymous

    Miyazaki is real, a genius, and a living legend.

    Tony stark is a bland, 3rd rate character. Portrayed in movies by a cokehead.

    Miyazaki has more success during his breakast than you will ever have.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    23:30 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Just make sure the sticks are from environmentally sustainable trees.

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    Comment by Nekomancer
    23:28 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sticks were part of plant which used the tainted nuclear power of the Sun to exist, so that would still be wrong.

    Using you fingers to draw would be bad as well, because your body grew thanks to nutrition tainted with that curse.

    Therefore, if you really want to be honest with your beliefs You should cease to exist and not hinder the rest of humanity in it's path to godhood. :3

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    04:52 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen to that, Nekomancer~

    Even Silent Hill is nuclear-powered, since being environmentally-friendly just won't cut it with a warping town full of sinners...

    *goes back to fap on various Ghibli straight-shota doujins*

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    Comment by kazaza2
    23:36 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    This is what comes from smelling you own farts too much.
    They'll probably harness the energy of ojii's and obaa's on exercise bikes to power the building. Give the old folks something to do.

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    Comment by Surrender Monkey
    23:44 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Miyazaki should realize the problem in Japan isn't nuclear energy but the curruption between the government,TEPCO and the building industry.

    I guess it safer for him to blame nuclear energy.

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