Anime/Manga/Game Industry Members Check In After Quake (Updated)

posted on 2011-03-11 15:22 EST
Creators, singers, translators, others report via social networking sites

The Red Cross is one of several organizations throughout the world who accept blood donations and other contributions.

The following members of the anime, manga, game, and related industries have checked in via Twitter or other social networking sites to report being alive and well after the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin):

Update: Studio Baobab has confirmed that all of its voice actors are safe.

Update 2: Ken Production has also confirmed that all of its voice actors are safe.

Update 3: Mausu Production has confirmed the safety of its voice actors.

Update 4: Viz Media has confirmed with ANN that it has been in contact with its co-owners, Shogakukan and Shueisha, and that all of its creators are safe.

Update 5: North American boys-love (BL) event Yaoi-Con reports that Japanese BL publisher Libre has confirmed the safety of its creators and editors.

Japanese Anime/Manga Industry:

Japan-based and Visiting North American Industry:

  • Matt Alt - update
  • William Flanagan - update
  • Patrick W. Galbraith - via Right Stuf
  • Ken Hoinsky - via Facebook
  • Dan Kanemitsu - update
  • Takayuki Karahashi - via Facebook
  • Roland Kelts - update
  • Stu Levy - update
  • Isaac Lew - via Facebook
  • Patrick Macias - update
  • Evan Miller - update
  • Rob Pereyda - update
  • Sam Pinansky - update
  • Sean Chiochankitmun - via Facebook
  • Vince Shortino - via Skype
  • Matt Thorn - update
  • Alice Volkmar - via Facebook

ANN Staff

  • Daniel DeLorme,Shinsuke Hori and Mitsuru Uehira have all confirmed to ANN that they, and their immediate families, are safe and unhurt.


Companies / Studios

  • Circus game studio via MangaGamer's John Pickett - update
  • Crypton Future Media via Hatsune Miku's Facebook Page - update
  • Good Smile Company - update
  • Hobby Link Japan figure seller - update
  • JAST USA - update
  • J-List via Peter Payne - update
  • Madhouse Studios via Masao Maruyama - update
  • Manga University - Via E-mail
  • Nintendo - update
  • Production Baobab and all its voice actors - update
  • Production I.G - via e-mail
  • Satelight - via e-mail
  • Square Enix - update

ANN will be updating this article as reports come in. Crunchyroll is putting this weekend's simulcasts on hold until further notice.

Thanks to Kit-Tsukasa nekedo, Mohawk52, xdaniel, Rachel S., Shiroi Hane, RestlessOne, Daniel Zelter, and other forum members for the assistance.

Additional sources via Stradas

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