Japan Earthquake 2011!

As many of you are all probably aware that an 8.9/9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Friday Mar 11, 2011; to make it worse, it also triggered a tsunami that devastated the northern end of the main island of Honshu, killing hundreds, possibly thousands of people. It has been reported as the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years, and the fifth strongest in the world since 1900. as part of an anime/manga community, my thoughts and prayers goes out to the victims of this disaster in Japan and hope they are safe and well.

If you have friends or family in Japan, I wish you the best of luck in getting in contact with them. While this blog provides OST/Singles(read disclaimer before passing judgement) as well as informing you what’s happening in the Anime World when neccesary in an often lighthearted way, I would like to take a more sober tone for a moment and ask that if you are able to spare what you can to donate to disaster relief efforts there(a non-profit organization), that would be highly appreciated to help out with relief efforts in Japan. You can also text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 USD to the Red Cross (in the US) or the same word to 30333 in Canada. For those in the UK, you can donate to the Red Cross in your country here. Also you can donate through Global Giving. All donations will go towards relief efforts in Japan. Thank you for taking a moment to give this your consideration

For those who are concern about the anime/manga during this disaster, Anime News Network(ANN) and other sources has been keeping us updated on the situation.

Anime/Manga/Game Industry Members Check In After Quake: Click Here

A list of anime, manga and game events that are cancelled or rescheduled: Click Here or Impacts of the Massive Earthquake on Anime

Anime with Disaster Scenes Face Changes After Quake: Click Here

Anime/Manga Releases Delayed, Cancelled After Quake: Click Here

Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part II: Click Here

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 Cancelled: Click Here

This Week’s Madoka Magica Not Aired in ‘Self-Restraint’ (Updated): Click Here & Madoka Magica’s Airing, Streaming Delayed ‘For Now’ (Updated)

Some Kids’ Anime Restored, Expanded After Quake (Updated): Click Here

Anime Contents Expo 2011 Cancelled (Updated): Click Here

Hakuryū Legend Manga’s Nuclear Power-Themed Arc Dropped from Mag: Click Here

Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part III – Click Here

Animate, Gamers Stores Reopen in Sendai After Quake: Click Here

Kannagi’s Locale Inspiration Seriously Damaged by Tsunami: Click Here

Shonen Jump Posts Quake-Delayed Issue Online: Click Here

Anime/Manga Releases Delayed After Quake: Part IV: Click Here

One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP 3DS Game Delayed After Quake: Click Here

Kodansha to Put 6 Manga Mags’ Issues Online After Quake: Click Here

2 Quake-Affected Shonen Sunday Issues to Be Put Online: Click Here

Madoka Magica Anime to Resume on April 21: Click Here

Also various charity/events has been started for the relief effort as well as prayers and support happening and even news of deaths.

Musician Responses to Natural Disasters: Click Here

Noizi Ito Draws Haruhi Suzumiya Praying for Japan: Click Here

Yoko Kanno Posts Song to Support Quake Victims: Click Here

Morning, Evening Manga Creators Draw for Quake Victims: Click Here

Dragon Ball/Dr. Slump’s Toriyama Draws Message for Quake Victims: Click Here

Manga Artists Unite in Dōjinshi Book for Quake Charity: Click Here

Voice Actors, Artists to Hold Quake Charity in L.A.: Click Here

Takashi Murakami: Tweet Art to Support Japan: Click Here

Sugar Sugar Rune’s Moyoco Anno Draws to Cheer Japan: Click Here

N. American Industry Members Join Podcast Fundraiser: Click Here

Japanese Rocker Yoshiki Auctions Piano for Charity: Click Here

Tokyopop CEO Levy Helps Deliver Aid to Quake Victims: Click Here

More Relief Efforts for March 11 Earthquake/Tsunami: Click Here

Daily Video: Dragon Ball’s Toriyama Raises Quake Funds via YouTube: Click Here

Evening Mag’s Manga Creators Draw for Quake Victims: Click Here

Macross II Producer Hiroshi Kakoi Passes Away in Quake: Click Here

Margaret Mag’s Manga Creators Plan Quake Charity Book: Click Here

Gainax Studio Updates Site with Staff Art for Quake: Click Here

Voice Actors, Actresses Sing for Japan After Quake: Click Here

Final Fantasy’s Sakaguchi Writes Song for Quake Victims: Click Here

Full Metal Panic’s Tessa Speaks to Quake Victims: Click Here

Tokyo Big Sight to House Quake, Nuclear Evacuees: Click Here

24-Hour Podcast Raises US$31,500+ for Quake Charity: Click Here

Daily Video: 2nd Message by Seiendan’s Voice Actors: Click Here

Voice Actors, Actresses Plan Charity Events for Quake: Click Here

Gundam, Macross Quake Messages by Okawara, Kawamori: Click Here

California’s Fanime Maids to Host Tsunami Charity: Click Here

Jump Manga Creators Draw Messages for Quake Victims: Click Here

More Jump Manga Creators Draw for Quake Victims: Click Here

CLAMP, Sakura Tange Offer Sakura Quake Fund Art/Video: Click Here

Sailor Moon’s Takeuchi Draws Messages for Quake Area: Click Here

Aya Hirano, Jun Fukuyama, Others to Raise Quake Funds in Akihabara: Click Here

Kaiji Creator Gives 30 Million Yen to Quake Victims: Click Here

Funimation, Game Companies Launch Charity Auctions: Click Here

Voice Actors Raise 2.5 Million Yen in Akiba for Quake Victims: Click Here

Good Smile Sells Hatsune Miku Charity Toy Overseas: Click Here

CLAMP, Toriyama, Anno Post Wallpapers for Quake Fund: Click Here

Kenshin, FMA Sketches Auctioned for Quake Fund: Click Here

Anime/Manga/Game Creators Hold Quake Charity in Tokyo on Sunday: Click Here

Voice Actresses Raise 2+ Million Yen for Quake Charity: Click Here

Thank you and Let’s Pray for Japan during their time of need in the relief efforts. I will keep you guys updated if I can while this is happening. (Last Updated – Apr 11, 2011)

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