JDR Vol.10 No.1 pp. 145-149
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0145

Survey Report:

Developing Manga-Style Tsunami Information Materials Based on the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Ma. Mylene Martinez-Villegas, Lucille Rose Del Monte,
Renato U. Solidum, Jr., John Paul Fallarme,
Monique Realis, Melcario Pagtalunan, and Eumelia Belo

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS–DOST), PHIVOLCS Bldg., C. P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

October 26, 2014
December 8, 2014
February 1, 2015
comics, manga, tsunami survivors
People in other countries may benefit from learning about survivors’ experiences of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Philippines has a similar tectonic setting to Japan. The experiences of Filipinos living in Japan during the event were documented in face-to-face interviews conducted three months after the event; data from these interviews were compiled and reviewed. From among the survivors’ experiences, four stories were selected for depiction in manga-style comics, which are popular among young people. Using storyboarding, each of the featured stories was carefully illustrated to present important details that readers could easily understand and relate to.
Cite this article as:
M. Martinez-Villegas, L. Monte, R. Solidum, Jr., J. Fallarme, M. Realis, M. Pagtalunan, and E. Belo, “Developing Manga-Style Tsunami Information Materials Based on the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.10 No.1, pp. 145-149, 2015.
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