Gainax, Last Airbender Artists Sell Quake Charity Book
posted on by Gia Manry
A group of Japanese and overseas artists are creating an illustration book based on Gainax's Gurren Lagann television anime to raise charity funds after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster. The website for Gainax's Talk Live Animated events announced that the artists include the show's director, Hiroyuki Imaishi, as well as Bobby Rubio, a storyboard artist for Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Pixar's Up. Rubio invited Gainax fans from Pixar and the former staff members of Avatar: The Last Airbender to join the artist lineup:
Sushio/Hiroyuki Imaishi/Masahiko Ohtsuka/Shingo Abe/Akira Amemiya/ Kei Anjiki/Shota Ibata/Masahiro Iwasaki/Ikuo Kuwana/Keisuke Kojima/Hirokazu Kojima/Nozomu Goto/Tsubasa Shimizu/Yuka Shibata/Yuusuke Tanaka/Hiromi Taniguchi/Hiroaki Tomita/Shoko Nakagawa/Atsushi Nishigori/Hitomi Hasegawa/Akemi Hayashi/Shūhei Handa/Tatsumi Fujii/Ryouji Masuyama/Hiroki Mutaguchi/Yusuke Yoshigaki/Mai Yoneyama /Keisuke Watanabe/Bobby Rubio/Dean Kelly/Grant Alexander/Kenji Ono/Kihyun Ryu/Lauren Montgomery/Michael Chang/Seung-Hyun Oh/Bryan Konietzko/Elsa Garagarza/Ethan Spaulding/Ian Graham/Ian Graham/Joaquim Dos Santos
The 84-page Jibun o Shinjite (Believe in Yourself) volume will be sold at the 96th Comitia dōjinshi (self-published works) event on May 5 in Tokyo, and is slated to be sold on Gainax's official website also. The book's cost is 1,000 yen (about US$12), and proceeds from the book's sale will benefit the Japan Red Cross Society to help support victims of the disaster.