Funimation, Game Companies Launch Charity Auctions
posted on by Gia Manry
North American anime distributor Funimation announced on its blog on Tuesday that it would auction off a variety of "rare" anime collectibles. The proceeds of the auction will go to charities involved in relief efforts for the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster of March 11. In a press release, Funimation noted that it was making use of eBay's Giving Works program to donate auction proceeds to Global Giving. Among the items available are:
- A Summar Wars poster signed by director Mamoru Hosoda, plus a set of limited-edition Summer Wars Hanafuda cards and a size-XL King Kazma t-shirt
- A framed Dragon Ball Z poster autographed by Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Piccolo, Vegeta, Yamcha), Eric Vale (Trunks), Sonny Strait (Krillin), Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Stephanie Nadolny (Gohan), Kyle Hebert (Narrator), John Burgmeier (Tien, Gregory), Jeremy Inman (Android 16), Cynthia Cranz (Chi-Chi), Kent Williams (Android 20), Mark Britten (Burter), Meredith McCoy (Android 18), Linda Young (Frieza), Dameon Clarke (Bora, Cell), and Brad Jackson (Atla)
- An FLCL poster autographed by Stephanie Sheh (ADR director; Mamimi)
- A One Piece poster autographed by Stephanie Young (Nico Robin), Strait (Usopp), Barry Yandell (Bon Clay), Sabat (Roronoa Zoro), Luci Christian (Nami), Monica Rial (Karue), Brina Palencia (Tony Tony Chopper), Williams (Guard B), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Luffy), Carrie Savage (Baby), Brett Weaver (Daz Bones), Caitlin Glass (Nefertari Vivi), McFarland (Eyelash the Camel), Maxey Whitehead (Akibi), and script writer Vale.
- A copy of Evangelion 1.11 autographed by Spike Spencer (Shinji), Brina Palencia (Rei), and Allison Keith-Shipp (Misato)
- A framed Hetalia: Axis Powers poster signed by Todd Haberkorn (Italy), Christopher Bevins (Japan), Eric Vale (America), J. Michael Tatum (France), Jerry Jewell (Russia), Clarine Harp (China), Scott Freeman (Britain), Patrick Seitz (Germany), Palencia (Chibitalia), Christian (Hungary), Cherami Leigh (Liechtenstein), Vic Mignogna (Greece), Whitehead (Sealand), and Ian Sinclaire (Romano); plus special edition "quadruple rainbow" cards and three branded bandannas
Videogame companies Capcom and Majesco are taking part in a charity effort in which gaming companies auction off games and merchandise. Capcom is auctioning off two packs of Okamiden merchandise, based on the popular Nintendo DS game, and Majesco is auctioning off a game pack featuring anime-styled game Cooking Mama! with a branded apron, stylus, and stickers. These auctions also make use of eBay's Giving Works program and will raise funds for Global Giving.
Update: Okamiden's system corrected. Thanks, Dessa.
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