A Japanese manga comic, 'Ichi Efu' (second from the right), which centres on workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, for sale in a bookstore in Tokyo. – Reuters
Going where Japan’s filmmakers fear to tread, manga artists have begun drawing Fukushima out into the open.
Fukushima farmers try to convince sceptical visitors that their crops are safe from radiation. Blood trickles from the nose of a reporter who visits the area.
These are just two of the tales from the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 25 years — as told by manga, Japan’s ubiquitous comics for adults and teens, which have taken up Fukushima on an unprecedented scale even as Japanese film largely avoids the topic.