While this is an Anime Blog, there are times when we will step out of the box to bring awareness to helping the country that provides us so much joy, when they are facing a major crisis. As you know, an off-shore about 125 kilometres off the coast Earthquake 9.0 Magnitude happened on March 11th 2011, Friday afternoon at 2:46pm in Japan, as result had brought forth a devastating, monstrous tsunami that has destroyed homes and taken hundreds, if not thousands of lives. It was already overwhelming watching this happen LIVE despite not being there ourselves. As our hearts go out praying, and hoping for the most positive outcome, we can help by donating to the relief fundraisers, rest assure these sources are not scams. I will continue updating the list and links to LIVE broadcasts and anything that is related to this subject.
*Earthquake Magnitude 8.8 has been updated to 9.0: Confirmed
*Added 13/03/2011: Social Network Support Activities and Music Related Support and Charities
*Behind the Cut: Fundraisers | Keeping Up to Date | Anime/Manga/Game Industry Members Check In After Quake | Social Network Support Activities | Music Related Support and Charities
Canadian Red Cross
American Red Cross: “If you are looking for away to help Japan. Text “redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation or go to redcross.org”.
Australian Red Cross
British Red Cross
Japanese Red Cross
Global Living: Japan Earthquake And Tsunami Relief Fund
Global Living: Anime Fans Give Back to Japan
Livejournal: Help_Japan, FANDOM AUCTIONS!
American Cosplay Paradise
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
International Medical Corps
Save the Children
Salvation Army: “Funds can also be donated US$10 at a time by texting “Japan” and sending it to the number 80888“
Shelter Box: UK
World Vision: UK
Crunchyroll: “For every dollar that you donate, Crunchyroll will match your donation (up to $5,000 USD).”
UNICEF: United States Funds
Keeping Up to Date:
- Google Crisis Page
- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tbstv (LIVE: TBStv – Japanese News Network)
- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv (LIVE: NHK-GTV – Japanese News Network)
- YokosoNews.com : Explanation and Details from the Japanese News Network that may not be covered by other broadcasts around the world. (LIVE: Updates) *RECOMMENDED.
- TRIO LIVE BROADCAST: *Middle Footage, ENGLISH CHANNEL ON NHK
- BBC News
For Concerned Anime/Manga/Game Fans:
- Anime/Manga/Game Industry Members Check In After Quake
Social Network Support Activities:
Support and Charities:
- N. American Industry Members Join Podcast Fundraiser (@http://helpjapan.onepiecepodcast.com/)
- Voice Actors, Artists to Hold Quake Charity in L.A.
- T.M. Revolution to Turn Concert Into Charity Event
- Rock Singer Gackt Starts Earthquake Relief Fund
- Sphere, Milky Holmes Support Quake Victims in Words, Song
- Kimi de Ite Buji de Ite from Kanno Yoko, dedicated to support Quake Victims.
“Yoko Kanno — the composer of Cowboy Bebop, several Macross projects, Escaflowne, and many other anime and live-action works — posted a song she created to support the victims of the March 11 earthquake (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin) and tsunami on Sunday. The song is titled “Kimi de Ite Buji de Ite from Kanno Yoko.” Kanno was born in Miyagi — the prefecture hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami.” - ANN
*Some Sources provided by ANN.