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Mar 12, 2011 7:42 PM

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According to the twitter of the music producer James Shimoji, composer Kanno Yoko has uploaded her original song for the victims of the massive earthquake which hit the northeastern part of Japan. Kanno's hometown is Miyagi, which is the closest prefecture to the epicenter of the earthquake and was heavily devastated by the tsunami.

Kimi de Ite, Buji de Ite (Please be yourself, please be safe, Youtube)

Anime song singer Sato Hiromi has been looking for her father, who was in Otsuchi, Iwate when the earthquake and the tsunami hit. More than 10,000 residents in Otsuchi including the town mayor have been unaccounted for.

Anime director Daichi Akitaro said 60 of his friends in Iwate have been missing.

Mangaka Inoue Takehiko has been drawing his illustrations of smiles and uploading them onto his twitter. Animator Sushio has also been posting his illustrations of Gurren Lagann characters on his twitter.

Sources: James Shimoji's twitter, Sato Hiromi's twitter, Daichi Aktaro's twitter
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Mar 12, 2011 8:25 PM

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;__; I'm so happy to know she's fine. But I'm also happy to see her doing this. But I'm so concerned about Japan, so you won't be able to see my happiness ;__;
 
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Mar 12, 2011 9:22 PM

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Just listened to the song and felt like crying. I'm sure that if pictures of the disaster were posted I would've been balling. This song is very considerate of her to make, it's very touching. Way to go Kanno Yoko! Still praying for everyone in Japan! Wish I could be there to help make a difference :(
 
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Mar 12, 2011 10:00 PM

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D'awwwwww!!!! The song!
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
 
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Mar 12, 2011 10:09 PM

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Great song, I felt like crying too. That was very nice of her to do and it was very touching. Everyone in Japan is still in my thoughts and prayers, I really hope that things can turn around soon for them.
 
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R.I.P those victims and touching song!
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i heard that news too saying 10000 people are missing and suspected to be buried by the mud of the Tsunamis, this is facking sad, i hope for a speedy recovery for everyone on Japan
 
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Mar 13, 2011 3:37 AM

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oh no , i hope those missing people are alright !
i'm praying


BTW Kanno Yoko is great singer & now i am starting to like her more
 
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Mar 13, 2011 4:06 AM

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More tragic news, and it'll keep on like this for a while...

A beautiful song by Kanno. Good luck, Japan.
 
Mar 13, 2011 4:41 AM

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I'm not a religious person so I can't say that I'll be praying... but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all those people who are still missing. Just thinking that I could be one of them sends a shiver down my spine... may the hope be with Japan.

Also, I don't like the song... but I believe that it wasn't made for enjoying it - it's like an anthem, whether you like it or not, it's a symbol of something of greater significance.


 
Mar 13, 2011 5:07 AM

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may god help japan to get over with this crisis & great song .. very touching .. i just hope if anyone well uploade it subbed in english =|
 
 
Mar 13, 2011 5:57 AM
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so much death in the world.... it is really good to see that some people still care while the rest have been desensitized to the point of uncaring
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Mar 13, 2011 6:55 AM

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very nice song.. can somebody translate the lyrics?

i hope this song reaches everyone and support japan..
 
Mar 13, 2011 7:38 AM

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Thank you, Yoko.
 
Mar 13, 2011 7:40 AM

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Hang in there Japan, I know you can ;__;
 
Mar 13, 2011 7:59 AM

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It really is such a horrible tragedy... Hopefully Japan will be able to get back on its feet soon and find the people that are missing
 
 
Mar 13, 2011 8:48 AM
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I'm glad that she is still alive and the song is pretty touching. My sympathy goes out to everyone in Japan and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them trying to survive this disaster they are dealing with.
 
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Mar 13, 2011 8:56 AM

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(eyes water as song touches heart)
I'm so happy that one of my favorite composers did her part.
All I can do is just keep the people of Japan in my thoughts and prayers.
 
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"The world worries, worries about you,

searching for your name.

We're all here, the world is here with you,

wishing to meet you safe and sound

Embracing your enduring body and soul,

till we meet again.

Please be yourself,

please be safe."


Free, nonliteral translation. Feel free to correct.

EDIT: Corrected ^^
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Mar 13, 2011 10:19 AM

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hope those people are found, and all the other missing people safely



"If only if only, the woodpecker cried, the bark on the tree was as soft as the sky" || ♪My mind, heart is broken♫
 
 
Mar 13, 2011 10:43 AM

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The song made me cry TwT ...
 
Mar 13, 2011 10:52 AM

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Kanno did a great job once , just beautiful, made me pretty sad~
Best wishes to her and the rest of Japan all the best!

I did understand the song quite a bit but,
Foton said:

Thanks a lot!
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SAVE HADE
 
Mar 13, 2011 12:08 PM

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My hearts goes out to all those the people in Japan that were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. I wish the best for everyone physically and emotionally that were affected to recover from this disaster. Very touching song Kanno Yoko. <3
 
Mar 13, 2011 1:00 PM

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So heartwarming, but I can't be happy at this moment, the worry is just too great, and I'm starting to cry too.


 
 
Mar 14, 2011 5:59 AM

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nice to see that someone is steping up and doing something
 
Mar 14, 2011 6:57 PM
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This song is so touching T.T, I'm having a hard time holding the tears. Ganbare Nihon!! I want to do something for them too D:.
 
Mar 14, 2011 7:40 PM

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Heard this yesterday when I came home. THANK YOU KANNO! I love you!
 
Mar 15, 2011 2:16 AM

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that song really touching.

stay strong, japan.
 
 
Mar 15, 2011 1:31 PM

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godspeed in your rebuilding japan, godspeed
also yoko kanno <3
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Mar 15, 2011 5:19 PM

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Foton said:
"The world worries, worries about you,

searching for your name.

We're all here, the world is here with you,

wishing to meet you safe and sound

Embracing your enduring body and soul,

till we meet again.

Please be yourself,

please be safe."


Free, nonliteral translation. Feel free to correct.

EDIT: Corrected ^^


Thank you for the translation, even if it isn't accurate.
Now my eyes are watering again.
 
Mar 15, 2011 6:38 PM

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of Gurren Lagann! nice! hope something like this never happens again, especially to my fav country Japan!
 
Mar 15, 2011 8:27 PM

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Nice.That song will bring tears to your eyes.
Be safe guys. My prayers and Best wishes to you guys.
 
Mar 15, 2011 8:42 PM

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all i can is hope for fast recovery of japan since i dont pray...

I love japan so much ... GAMBARE!
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