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Charity Efforts for Japan

by Naruleach
Mar 15, 2011 10:03 PM | 11 Comments
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Yaoi-Con is holding a special online auction from March 13-20th for tsunami relief. All the proceeds will go to Japan Red Cross. The items up for bid are signed or one of a kind, and many are non-yaoi including a Trigun poster signed by the creator, Nightow Yasuhiro, and anime director, Nishimura Satoshi. The auction started on March 13th at 8 pm Pacific time (PST) and bidding will end on March 20, 2011 at 6 pm (PST). Please view this thread or visit Yaoi-Con's official website for more information. Thank you to CheshireSin for the info.

Crunchyroll, an online video service and community for anime and Asian entertainment, has set up a Japan Earthquake Donation Fund on their website. For every dollar that is donated, Crunchyroll will match the donation (up to $5,000 USD).


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WeHeartJapan is holding a charity event to support Japan this Thursday, March 17th from 8 pm to 11 pm at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA. Events include an art auction and appearances by voice actors and artists. Official sponsors include: A2M, Bandai Entertainment, Cosplay in America, Crunchyroll, and Geneon Entertainment. Please visit WeHeartJapan's official website for more information.

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Upcoming Anime Conventions that are accepting donations

Zenkaikon, the Philadelphia Area Anime Convention, will be accepting donations next week to be delivered directly to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund set up by the American Red Cross. They plan to have collection stations at Zenkaikon’s merchandise table, and to have donation opportunities at their larger events. Zenkaikon takes place March 18-20th in King of Prussia, PA.

Shuto Con, Lansing's Premiere Anime Convention, will be accepting donations at their upcoming two day convention to help support the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Donations will be received at their registration desk in the form of cash, money order, or check (made payable to the American Red Cross). Shuto Con takes place March 25-26th in Lansing, MI.

Con-Nichiwa, the premiere anime convention of Tucson, Arizona, will be having a fundraiser for the victims in the Japan quake, with a raffle for people who donate. Con-Nichiwa takes place on March 25-27th in Tucson, AZ. For updates, check Con-Nichiwa's twitter.

Kitacon, a UK anime convention, has announced the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal as their official charity for this year and is urging its attendees to donate. In addition, Kitacon is going to hold an auction at their convention to contribute to the appeal. Kitacon takes place on April 1-3rd at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, UK.

11 Comments Recent Comments

Numb287 said:
3rd i believe China is second, and will soon be top =x


I am talking about the average citizen.

Kimura said:
Are you serious? People donate at times like these out of the kindness of their own hearts, regardless of how "wealthy" a country may be.

That's like saying the Red Cross should have some kind of arbitrary rule to only help an area if its GNP is below a certain level.


If you donate to the government, expect at least half the donation will go into their pockets before the money gets to the people. By the time the money does go to them, the people won't need it anymore.

Of course non-profit organizations are probably more honest such as the Red Cross.

EDIT: Actually seeing as it is Japan, it can't be that corrupted right? I was thinking about Africa when I typed it up

Mar 17, 2011 8:54 PM by Confucius

Hoppy said:
It's nice that every fan has a chance to pitch in and help the Japanese recover and eventually get back to business. I already donated $80 to the Red Cross and will donate more once aid priorities are established.

i was ready to done too but i dont have a credit card and they dont accept debit card (Visa Electron ).

Mar 17, 2011 9:04 AM by sankar

I'm giving out free button pins to everyone that donates to the animal rescue efforts in Japan~
http://banananyo.deviantart.com/art/CAT-BUTTON-GIVEAWAY-FOR-JAPAN-201075014
I certainly care about the people, but I can't help but care about the animals as well, considering how much of a cat lover I am ;u;

Mar 16, 2011 11:30 PM by kinoco

Are you serious? People donate at times like these out of the kindness of their own hearts, regardless of how "wealthy" a country may be.

That's like saying the Red Cross should have some kind of arbitrary rule to only help an area if its GNP is below a certain level.

Mar 16, 2011 11:15 PM by Kimura

Confucius said:
Isn't Japan a country wealthy enough to recover without donations?

But then again donations won't do any bad either :P

Mar 16, 2011 10:50 PM by SpencerBagel

3rd i believe China is second, and will soon be top =x

Mar 16, 2011 6:07 PM by Numb287

it's the 2nd most wealthy after USA...

Mar 16, 2011 5:36 PM by SuperSaiyen

Isn't Japan a country wealthy enough to recover without donations?

Mar 16, 2011 2:30 PM by Confucius

I may be poor as dirt at the moment but donated myself to help. Every little counts.

Mar 16, 2011 9:17 AM by FortitudeX

It's nice that every fan has a chance to pitch in and help the Japanese recover and eventually get back to business. I already donated $80 to the Red Cross and will donate more once aid priorities are established.

Mar 16, 2011 8:08 AM by Hoppy

Excellent excuse / reason to buy yaoi goods. Good job there

Mar 16, 2011 1:29 AM by mikhailn