Saturday, October 13, 2012
Translation Corner #10
The Tragedy at the Concert Hall
2 years prior to the main story.
This matter refers to the incident that occurred during a public performance by Zwei Wing, which happened after an outbreak of Noise in large quantities.
In this case, counting the spectators and officials, there were over 100,000 people in attendance. The number of those who died or went missing was 12,874, a truly horrible disaster. (However only 1/3 of those deaths was actually caused by the Noise themselves, the rest resulted from people who fell or were crushed to death during the rush to escape, or were killed in violent altercations that occurred at the entrances of the evacuation shelters.)
Among the deceased was one of the members of Zwei Wing, Amou Kanade. As a result, after this incident Zwei Wing was officially disbanded.
Presently, there are many people who remain with wounded hearts as a result of the tragedy.
Wow. In hindsight it seems smart that Hibiki didn't run away and stayed in her seat, since a lot of people were killed simply trying to escape. I didn't think the casualty numbers would be that high, it kind of gives episode 1 a different impression to me now...