Announcing Yutaka Yamamoto's "blossom" Quake & Tsunami Charity Anime

TOKYO, Japan – Ordet Co.,Ltd. (CEO, Yutaka Yamamoto) today announced “Project blossom”, a charity work dedicated to the memory of Japan's 3.11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster. A short work of animation set to music, “Project blossom” will be formally launched at an event on the Main Stage at the Tokyo Anime Fair on Saturday March 24th, 2012.

The real-life locations sometimes featured in Japanese animation, or “anime”, have recently become popular tourist attractions. Anime director Yutaka Yamamoto discovered this effect when one of the works he directed, Kannagi Crazy Shrine Maidens, brought attention to the Shichigahama area in Japan's Miyagi prefecture. This area was hit hard by the 3.11 disaster, and Yamamoto continuously visited the Tohoku area many times to participate in volunteer work.

Exactly one year after the disaster, Yamamoto has directed and created a short animated film about the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that reminds us not to forget those who were directly affected.

“Project blossom” represents the culmination of an unprecedented collaboration between many artists, both domestic and overseas. The producers hope that this high-quality animated film will help bring hope and a spirit of renewal to the Tohoku area.

The world premiere screening of “blossom” will be shown at the Tokyo Animation Fair on March 24th, 2012. To learn more about this charity animation, please come and visit our event in Tokyo.

Title :”blossom”
Production :Ordet Co.,Ltd. / Project blossom
Date/Time :March 24th, 2012. (Saturday) 4:30pm〜5:00om
Main Stage at Tokyo Anime Fair.
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