Ishihara will no doubt use the crisis to deflect flagging attendence and divert attention from the boycott and the issue that spawned it.
Screw that man and his luck.
I can only hope he continues to say hateful, misguided things about the people victimized in the earthquake and that the residents of Tokyo begin to pay attention. He's already called the crisis "punishment from heaven".
I don't know if the events are going forward, but at this rate, I suspect even if they move forward: international press will not attend, making both more or less pointless from a business perspective.
On checking the websites:
Anime Contents offers their condolences to the victims and is currently discussing the matter, seemingly to decide if the event will go on or not. There is no information about the earthquake or adjustments for it on the TAF site in either Japanese or English.
Last edited by kiratsukai : 03-15-2011 at 04:31 AM.