Highly esteemed animation director, Hayao Miyazaki, recently held a screening of Ponyo in an area of Japan affected by the tsunami. Rikuzen-Takada was the town that received a visit and a screening from Miyazaki san and US news station, CNN, was there along to capture everything and even arrange for a short interview as well.
Speaking about the tsunami in Japan and the fact that there’s a tsunami in Ponyo as well:
“I can’t predict things, but I knew that a tsunami was coming because if you live in Japan that’s to be expected,” he said.
“We just forgot that at some point a tsunami will come. Even in the disaster stricken areas, people should have known, or even if they knew they probably felt that they were protected by the concrete around them.”
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