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My house burnt down...... but at least I have some manga!

by selective_yellow
Oct 28, 2007 2:23 AM | 31 Comments
As most of you may know, California has been on fire for the past while, but since most of the anime/manga companies are located in Southern California, they have decided to donate manga to victims of the horrible fires.
ANN said:
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the parent organization of the Anime Expo convention, and manga companies that include Aurora Publishing, Inc., Digital Manga Publishing, Go! Comi, Tokyopop, and Viz Media are donating manga to the people who now live in fire relief shelters and evacuation centers due to this week's wildfires in Southern California.

Currently the federal government has declared it a state of emergency, as a half a million people have already evacuated their homes.
ANN said:
Monetary donations can be given through the Red Cross at 1-800 HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or http://www.redcross.org, and in-kind donations can be offered at 1-800-746-5463.


Luckily our very own Xinil's house has not burnt down, so he gets no manga.

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might burn down a house and say its mine and get free manga!! =D

Nov 8, 2007 4:12 AM by Neferium

Crystal said:
Is the free manga gimmick because the people who have been evacuated are dying of boredom in the shelters and evacuations so thus manga is provided as entertainment? I guess it's an interesting marketing technique. But yeah, it sounds kind of sad in a way also that they would give you manga but not other more... important necessities....

lol, i ditto this.

Nov 2, 2007 1:03 AM by Siing

~Burns house down~
''Do I get a manga now?'' xD

This action is in my opinion also a great business strategy : advertises! Perhaps we have a bunch of new otakus coming up :P

Oct 30, 2007 12:13 PM by DragonsWhip

BadSeafood said:
Near future, we'll paradrop Manga to our troops behind enemy lines.


I lol'd :]

As for the topic, that's pretty sweet.
I'm sure they're getting all the necessary supplies they need, manga is probably just a little something extra to help them.
Let me put it this way, I don't think they're losing other materials and getting manga instead.
Anyway that's pretty cool, if my house had burned down I know some manga would cheer me up.

Oct 30, 2007 8:19 AM by Skarith

I'm in Southern Cali as well, and I have not caught fire. In the old house i lived in, nor in the newer one. =D

Yay. ...And I have enough manga as it is. >>;
Though I can never get enough. XD

Oct 29, 2007 9:43 PM by VyraLove

Manga?...woudln't something else be more better....uh better. like oh i dunno, Computers =D. those poor machines....

but seriosly now, mangas?

and yeah, I live in Cali, and the air is bad.....i took the bus to school this morning and the sky was pure red!...at 6am! its red! dark red....u can see the industrial smog in the sky, coated with red...i dunno why its red but its red =/

Oct 29, 2007 9:01 PM by Arekkusu

There are always fires in California around this time. They just more out of hand this time.

Oct 29, 2007 8:55 PM by Legion17

Hmm interesting, free manga.

So I missed it, what happened in CA? Why are there so many fires?

Oct 29, 2007 8:31 PM by iwubanime

Stupid? That's what the manga publishing companies have. They have manga. So why not give it to people who've been evacuated and are just sitting around bored? At least they're doing something to help...

Heh. Anything promoting anime and/or manga is a good idea in my book...

Oct 29, 2007 7:41 PM by MugiwaraSilver

They donated manga???


That's just stupid.

Oct 29, 2007 3:11 AM by KrylonBlue

selective_yellow said:
Now, if California catches on fire, they get manga thrown at them.. but hurricans/floods happen and... they get no manga? How unfair.
heh...

ps. stoneblade's house didn't catch fire either.. did yours?


I thinks it's cuz the publishing companies are like in California. Too many tragedies happen so they can't donate so much, ya know??

[still sucks for everyone else though.]

Oct 28, 2007 8:36 PM by YoshikoHatake

Memo to the SPJA: Probably not the best time to give away copies of Flame of Recca.

Oct 28, 2007 7:37 PM by Iri

It'll be alright till someone decides to give the plastic covered mangas... :O

Oct 28, 2007 7:22 PM by gunbladekid09

Manga saves lives when there is no T.V available.
Thats why when I know that I'm going away from home on a long trip, I always make sure to bring 1 or 2 good mangas with me ;)

I really feel sorry for those people that lost their homes and well at least the manga companies are doing something good no matter if it is to advertise their products, at the end it still helps.

Oct 28, 2007 7:18 PM by barakus

selective_yellow said:
Now, if California catches on fire, they get manga thrown at them.. but hurricans/floods happen and... they get no manga? How unfair.
heh...

ps. stoneblade's house didn't catch fire either.. did yours?


When new Orleans flood happened Wizards of the West Coast sent people D&D books and games. So I guess there's always some compnay that tries to give the kids something to entertain them while they are going through a really bad time.

Oct 28, 2007 3:38 PM by jax_rerun

Something seems a little off about sending mass amounts of paper into a fire zone...
But hey who's actually going to complain about free manga?
magentaanbu said:
xD Even though they would probably apreciate something a bit more basic for their need's

Manga is a vital necessity of life. ;p

Oct 28, 2007 3:00 PM by UTK

now they can build new houses out of manga....
xD Even though they would probably apreciate something a bit more basic for their need's at least manga will keep them entertained... and also keep their minds off what happend to them.

Oct 28, 2007 12:59 PM by magentaanbu

mabey manga keeps their minds away from the lost?

Oct 28, 2007 10:46 AM by lostsoul

selective_yellow said:
Now, if California catches on fire, they get manga thrown at them.. but hurricans/floods happen and... they get no manga? How unfair.
heh...

ps. stoneblade's house didn't catch fire either.. did yours?
Maybe because Cali is closer and wear a lot of Anime/Manga companies are located.

My house didn't burn either, I'm not close to any forests or wilderness.

I don't think people are trading their houses for manga. Its more like "ah your house burned down? cheer up and have some manga!"

Oct 28, 2007 10:43 AM by Legion17

Well, that's nice of them.

lindork said:
It's great of them to that. I live in the area, and the weather's horrendous at the moment. I've been suffering from nosebleeds (not of the Sunako kind) this whole week.


I heard that the air is so bad in LA right now that women with children have been told not to leave their homes o__O

Oct 28, 2007 10:26 AM by ScrumYummy