The Story of Nuclear Boy

So that Japanese children can be traumatized by the Fukushima in a more appropriately Freudian way and never really learn to love properly:

Personally, I think this would be more accurate if Nuclear Boy was sitting next to three or four Diaper Genies on fire.

See also this post at Class:M … “At first glance, the cartoon does an exemplary job explaining the situation to Japanese schoolchildren too young to understand half-lives and the role of water as a coolant and moderator in boiling-water reactors. But there’s a gaping omission right at the beginning….

Hat Tip Ana and The Intersection.


  1. #1 Bob O`Bob
    March 21, 2011

    (as I said Friday when Stoat linked to it)

    Let’s hope not too many people ask about that other Japanese childrens’ classic cartoon … “Everyone Poops”

  2. #2 Phillip IV
    March 21, 2011

    It’s a kind of a rite of passage in Japan – ever since the original A Dog of Flanders incident, the generation of survivors made sure that every succeeding generation is also traumatized by anime at least once during their childhood.

  3. #3 James Hrynyshyn
    March 21, 2011