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

posted on 2011-04-09 10:18 EDT
Creators of Touhou, Darker than Black, Di Gi Charat, Kannagi, Maria-sama, Full Metal Panic!, 801-chan, Mirage of Blaze, Saiyuki, Kizuna, Loveless, Hakuōki & Seiendan group contribute

Over 60 anime, manga, game, and voice-acting companies are banding together to hold a "Smile Heart" charity event in Tokyo on Sunday to raise funds for the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster. The free event will take place at Sunshine City's World Import Mart event center in the Ikebukuro district from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Among other items, the event will have bidding auctions, raffle drawings, charity good sales, and donation drive corners, and stage performances.

In addition to signed items from many staff and cast members, the auctions will include sketches, signatures, and manga panels from the following creators and more:

  • Touhou Ibarakasen manga creator Aya Azuma
  • Touhou Project game creator Zun
  • Darker than Black character designer Takahiro Komori
  • Shitorasu Encount manga creator Towa Oshima
  • Towa no Quon staff at Bones
  • Di Gi Charat creator Koge Donbo*
  • Kannagi manga creator Eri Takenashi
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru story creator Oyuki Konno
  • Anime Tenchou creator Kazuhiko Shimamoto
  • Devil Summoner: Kuzuha Raidō Tai Kodoku no Marebito manga artist Kirihito Ayamura
  • Full Metal Panic author Shoji Gatoh
  • Dolls manga creators naked ape
  • Touch Me Again manga creator Tomoko Yamashita 
  • Inu mo Arukeba Koi o Suru manga creator Ritsu Natsumizu 
  • Tonari no 801-chan manga creator Ajiko Kojima
  • Mirage of Blaze author Mizuna Kuwabara
  • Kimi Shiruya - Dost Thou Know? manga creator Satoru Ishihara 
  • Saiyuki manga creator Kazuya Minekura
  • Kizuna manga creator Kazuma Kodaka
  • Loveless manga creator Yun Kouga

Dozens of voice actors and actresses are standing by donation boxes to encourage people to contribute. At the event's stage, voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda will present the Hakuōki charity CD, and Seiendan — a volunteer gathering of voice actors and actresses — will perform.


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