Fukushima ‘Superhero’ tells kids the arch-enemy is bad reputation from nuclear crisis — Fights against ‘fools’ & ‘sloppy people’ (PHOTO)

Published: November 29th, 2012 at 10:09 am ET


(Subscription Only) Title: A local superhero to the rescue
Source: Asahi AJW
Date: November 29, 2012

Homegrown “superhero” Jangara is used to battling villains, but he now has a new arch-enemy to confront: a perception that it is not safe to visit Iwaki [~50 kilometers from disaster site] because of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that triggered meltdowns at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last year. […]

Source: Asahi

To a casual passer-by, Jangara bears an uncanny resemblance to another superhero: Ultraman. […]

Jangara appears at local events for children to confront the masked villains–Deresuke (a sloppy person in the dialect of Iwaki) and Horosuke (a fool)– and discipline them.

“I wasn’t sure whether I should go out because I was thinking how people caught up in the disaster were feeling,” the actor portraying Jangara told The Asahi Shimbun. “But I was glad to make a comeback when I was surrounded by children who were excited to see me.”

[…] Now the masked marvel is making appearances outside Iwaki and Fukushima Prefecture.

[…] Jangara now “spreads the word that Iwaki is a vibrant and fun place” to people outside the area. […]

“The worst enemy now is Fuhyo (negative reputation),” Jangara says. “It will likely be a long battle, but I won’t lose.”

Recent reports from Iwaki:

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Published: November 29th, 2012 at 10:09 am ET


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46 comments to Fukushima ‘Superhero’ tells kids the arch-enemy is bad reputation from nuclear crisis — Fights against ‘fools’ & ‘sloppy people’ (PHOTO)

  • corium pudding corium pudding

    If childhood memory serves, I believe Ultraman derived his power from the sun… he would be a better role model.

    What is really needed is Johnny Sokko's flying robot. Maybe he can dismantle the wrecked nuclear reactors.

  • weeman

    He maybe a superhero and immune to radiation but the children are not, he is obvious a villain bent on the distraction of mankind, he should be using his influence to inform and protect, that is a superhero. Fool.

  • Sickputer

    No, the worst enemy is a man who would profit from the nucleocrats in a propaganda role. You sir are a disgrace to the suffering Japanese people.

    Dr. Goebbels…meet Jangara, the new Minister of Propaganda in Japan.

    I wonder what kind of food and water this genocidal facilitator eats behind closed hotel doors? Fukushima's finest organic mushrooms? Freshwater trout? I think not.

    • lostworld lostworld

      These people have no soul.
      Thier trying to brain wash children.
      I'd like to put some fuel rods in them where the sun don't shine.
      They are destoying their own future with Ultraman, it's sick.

  • Mack Mack

    Superhero Jangara should learn what Dr. Janette Sherman foresees for the children + people of Japan and globally:

    “A global increase in cancer can be expected from the Fukushima discharges,” Dr. Sherman predicts. The radioactive iodine released will produce thyroid cancer, she notes, and “thyroid irregularities” have already been found in children evacuated from the Fukushima area. Cesium-137—another poison discharged in large quantities from Fukushima—will cause cancer in “soft tissues in the body, notably the breast tissue and the pancreas.” And strontium-90, yet another poison released in large amounts, “goes to the bone to cause leukemia.”


    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Not to mention the effects of dioxins being released through the burning of Fukushima waste:


      I'm sure the stack filters are non-usable from all the radioactive contamination at this point. Full discharge of contaminants to atmosphere.

      Too bad the Kyoto Protocols end effective the end of 2012. Good luck getting Japan to go down that road again.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Here is the blueprint for how the Japanese are going to let their children die, perfected by the British:


      Coming to a country near you – soon.

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Good God, the British medical community has reached a new, previously unknown height of psychopatholgy.

        "…Parents have to agree to their child going on the death pathway, often being told by doctors it is in the child’s ‘best interests’ because their survival is ‘futile’…"

        OK, it's a horrible situation and I don't judge the parents. But this is done by basically starving and dehydrating the baby to death? *That's* what pediatricians consider the 'pathway'? So aside from the pain the baby feels from their disease or deformity or whatever, they have to spend the last couple of weeks of their lives suffering in mortal agony? Mengele would shed tears of absolute bliss.

        Do these whack-job doctors have any idea how cruel and inhumane that is? You get thrown in jail for doing that to an animal, for Christ's sake!

        And the article describes the poor doctors and how bad they feel watching the child 'shrink'. Awww… poor docs.

        That hurts my soul so much that I'm going to remember this a dozen lifetimes from now.

        Sick bonus for the nuke industry: the babies died of starvation, not radiation.

  • Anthony Anthony

    The sloppiest people on this planet are the Japanese people, specifically the TEPCO clan. What hypocrisy! The biggest fools are the ones who ran their beast dishonestly FOR YEARS, over active earthquake faults, and then spend eternity acting like they have done no wrong. Scariest thing about a fool like that is that they are doomed to repeat their folly over and over.

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Fucking idiots.

  • This no different than the movies made by Walt Disney and others of influence in order to promote Atomic Energy as a magical way to the future like a 'gift from God'.
    (Disneyland was build by the funding from ABC.)

    So as a kid I watched it. I am certain I was influenced. (brainwashed) I'm sure I thought that Mickey Mouse would never lie to me. Actually, Walt didn't really outwardly lie, he just forgot to mention a few things, like Nuclear Waste and the overall insane risks to the planet. Those topics were left out.

    Go to this portion of the thread for a couple of links to films which were 'designed' to influence us. (could maybe be a separate Forum Discussion Topic)


    I read a book last night given to me by a neighbor. The book is called, "Power To Save The World – The Truth About Nuclear Energy".
    Written in 2007 by Gwyneth Cravens. (A science fiction writer normally) In her journey she is learning about Nuclear Power. Unfortunately, she was horribly misled.

    In this book, (Nuclear Propaganda), part 2 starts with a quote from Marie Curie.

    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

    What is not mentioned in the book is that Curie died in 1934 of aplastic anemia brought on by her years of exposure to radiation.


  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Jangara..fighting fools….the sloppy…fuhyo?
    Heart has been called may things…lol

    Know this… Jangara.

    The fight is for the health and welfare of the children in the contaminated areas.

    And when the efforts of the 'battle' shake out ..it will be found that ..you… Jangara.. are a facilitator of Crimes Against Humanity.

    PS.You are anime..Heart is not.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Jangara needs to tell kids "radiation continues to spread", "and is permeating Japan".

  • vivvi

    Wonder if our superhero has an air filter in that mask. Or would that start harmful rumours.

  • or-well

    Sounds like "Jangara" got a longterm contract.
    I would like to see the script used at these events.
    Well, that's unlikely, so I'll invent one.

    Jangara, aside to the audience:
    "It's like fighting shadows! I can't land a blow!
    Why am I helpless? Anyone know?"

    Sloppy Deresuke:
    "It's not us you fight! It's really yourself!
    Your learning was sloppy and from Nuclear's shelf."

    Foolish Horosuke:
    "You are the Fool! You shouldn't have listened!
    Now your silver with Children's blood glistens!"

    The Children, all together:
    "Jangara The Liar! Jangara The Fake!
    It is your own Fuhyo you make!
    Go help the Elders who'll never go home!
    Go do something useful and leave us alone!"

    The sad reality is that the indoctrination of their children won't stop until the Japanese make it clear they've had enough.
    Will any adults disrupt these criminal performances?
    Does the actors portraying Jangara, Deresuke and Horosuke have any informed peers and if so, will they make any attempt to educate them?
    Expect more efforts like this as time passes.

    • @Or-well: Awesome 🙂

    • Sickputer

      Good poem Or-well.

      Your followup questions (Why parents don't protest) is best understood in the classic defense social structure known as secret deviants. George Orwell would understand exactly.

      In a secret deviant society the disenfranchised population resorts to stealth to avoid loss of social status and monetary rewards. They are actually seething on the inside.

      But like the secret deviant society of illegal drug users in the "civilized countries" these citizens try to avoid confrontation with the fascists in power. It's a normal reaction of naked apes…fight or flight.

      In a repressive society people chose to drop out off the grid and yet in their homes dissent is a 24-hour a day topic. When the pot of secret deviants finally boils over…look out fascists! It just takes one courageous leader to rally these downtrodden folks and one day that person will arise in Japan.

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Strangely enough, my first reaction is to fling poop at the fascists in power. Sigh… guess I'm not even a good naked ape.

  • soern

    So don't buy products "made in Japan" anymore!
    That's the only message japanese government will understand.
    If japanese people want to evacuate give them a chance.
    Japan as a country is finished already; despite they had a great culture and a long history of very honest and thoughtful wise leaderships until Japan opened for the "western culture" which was step one of the end as many other cultures will experience in next future or already do.
    WE urge that well developed cultures to join our cheap and soulless way of life without honor but comfortable circunstances (at first glance).
    For what? For we can't bear peoples who think a lot about responsibility – so we laugh at them and exploit them until they're finished.
    We make them finishing themselves.

  • Yeah, sloppy people! Someone over there ought to pick up a broom 😉

    • or-well

      JHewes76 – are you making these? They are great! Tee shirts?

      • Yeah. I'm unemployed, and my wife bought me a graphics program so I could learn graphic design online. I don't know what I'm doing yet. 😉 Thanks for the positive comment!

        • or-well

          JHewes76, good luck with it. I suspect there's multiple opportunities there…

        • PavewayIII PavewayIII

          I recommend williambanzai's work on ZeroHedge for inspiration. After attempting to bend my brainstem around NANEX chart porn and the collapse of the Euro (or is it the USD?) for far to long, it's nice to see his way of distilling it all.


          Kind of like or-well does here, but with pictures. Not sure which is necessarily better. Maybe you guys can have a cage match here someday.

          (The reaper-san was great – thanks!)

          • or-well

            I second that recommendation. I wish there was a williambanzai7 focused on the nuke situation. His occassional collaborator The Limerick King is also great.

  • soern

    yeah have fun, it's the last 🙂

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    Pure evil. Murders of children.

  • Me thinks Jangara the Super-Hero is going to end up like the Marlboro Man…

  • JustmeAlso

    Pluto-kun, Kibitan, and Jangara sent in to the rescue?

    Shows there's nothing safe about nuke power when cans of cartoonesque jokes are ripped open as if there's nothing else to fool people with.

    Sad when we meddle with the powers of the universe and the majority just accepts disasters (that are bound to happen) and ALL the consequences as if they are just things we have to live with. In the process, leveling up some measurements to make it all look normal.

  • Unknown Unknown

    This is the inevitable outcome of a system that teaches its citizens from birth that national pride is the central pillar of society. Anyone who puts forward an issue that endangers the image of the country is damaging national pride and must be "disciplined". The frightening thing is that most people in Japan would probably agree with this idiot.

    [ Cool Japan ]