⚫ This is really interesting: a poll asked Japanese about the “self-restraint” phenomenon following the Earthquake. They asked what people thought should and shouldn’t be included, with many being for the idea of conserving power. But the interesting thing is that anime topped the list of things that shouldn’t be included, from 68% of respondents. I guess anime fans will accept restraint for many things, but draw the line at anime! (source)
⚫ Nishibu Railroad is pimping an extensive Anohana advertisement campaign. Check out the pictures here.
⚫ Location shots/pilgrimage to the hotel that was featured in the most recent episode of Anohana LINK
⚫ Seems that TBS is looking at establishing an anime brand after the success of Keion and Infinite Stratos on their channel. They’re finally recognizing the potential of anime! (source)
⚫ A Taiwanese newspaper had a big feature on Hanasaku Iroha! The love for Hanasaku is spreading globally! (source)