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Kanno Yoko Sings for the Victims of the Earthquake

by dtshyk
Mar 12, 2011 7:42 PM | 34 Comments
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

20 of 34 Comments Recent Comments

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

I love japan so much ... GAMBARE!

Mar 15, 2011 8:42 PM by zheren

Nice.That song will bring tears to your eyes.
Be safe guys. My prayers and Best wishes to you guys.

Mar 15, 2011 8:27 PM by sankar

of Gurren Lagann! nice! hope something like this never happens again, especially to my fav country Japan!

Mar 15, 2011 6:38 PM by Kazeshini

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 5:19 PM by Iszumi

godspeed in your rebuilding japan, godspeed
also yoko kanno <3

Mar 15, 2011 1:31 PM by cardtrick

that song really touching.

stay strong, japan.

Mar 15, 2011 2:16 AM by tembikai

Heard this yesterday when I came home. THANK YOU KANNO! I love you!

Mar 14, 2011 7:40 PM by shakeyourpup45

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 6:57 PM by TsukiyomiSaito

nice to see that someone is steping up and doing something

Mar 14, 2011 5:59 AM by Mr_Gutts

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 13, 2011 1:00 PM by Hoppy

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 12:08 PM by Nekkoro

SAVE HADE

Mar 13, 2011 10:54 AM by checkdafool

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!

Mar 13, 2011 10:52 AM by Aozure

The song made me cry TwT ...

Mar 13, 2011 10:43 AM by Duzell

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

Mar 13, 2011 10:19 AM by Neverarine

"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 ^^

Mar 13, 2011 9:37 AM by Foton

(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.

Mar 13, 2011 8:56 AM by Iszumi

Mar 13, 2011 8:51 AM by Soundtrack

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.

Mar 13, 2011 8:48 AM by Nerdszrule89

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 7:59 AM by Pyapi

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