So, how do you explain the nuclear disaster to children, without overly alarming them but still trying to convey some sense of the seriousness of the event? Naturally, you make anime – and replace radiation with “poo”.
I am reminded of this video I shot on a television screen in a department store in Shinjuku five years ago:
I was politely, but firmly, discouraged from taling more video than this, thankfully. Like Cthulhu, seeing more might have destroyed my soul. I can only shudder at the thought of what horrific disaster that video was trying to explain.
(BTW, excellent overview of the nuclear plant disaster at Ars Technica.)