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8.9 Grade Earthquake Hits Japan

"Woman who absolutely refuses to lose to some earthquake", a sketch drawn by Fujimaru during the aftershocks

Last night an 8.9 earthquake, the largest in Japan’s history, struck the east coast, together with tsunamis which caused particularly heavy damage in Sendai (200-300 casualties reported so far). We have received confirmation through twitter that all the members of OVERDRIVE, Circus, Navel, Nexton, and several other eroge companies are safe. However, many of them are suffering property damage to computers and other such objects which have fallen as a result of the quake.

Many are without water and power as the nuclear reactors in Tokyo have been shut down to prevent disaster.

The trains are also down, so many who can not get home are taking shelter with each other in their corporate offices, or the homes of staff who live nearby.

For the most up-to-date information on the staff, please check our twitter feed. You can view a live feed of NHK reporting the disaster here on ustream. For those who want an english feed, you can find NHK World and others here at livestation.