Japanese Illustrators and Mangaka – Fighting Despair with Art

After the Great East Japan Earthquake the people in Japan, the home of so many wonderful tales and technology, were stricken with yet another disaster – sadness and maybe even despair. It is no wonder since the earthquake with magnitude of 9 points was one of the strongest, if not the strongest, that has struck the planet ever. Due to the immense need of something good to take care of the darkness, a group of incredibly famous and cherish Japanese and American illustrators, animators and manga artists decided to create the Gurren Lagann charity book entitled Believe in Yourself.


The book consists of 40 pieces of art spread around its 84 pages (incl. cover) and all proceeds from the sales will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society to serve for the aid of the ones that had to suffer the most from the events of March 11. People who have worked on popular shows such as Lupin III, Samurai Champloo, Evangelion, Digimon, Sengoku Basara, Gurren Lagann (of course) and more have their arts on the cover or the pages of the Gurren Lagann Believe in Yourself charity book.
For the first time, after having gained over 3,000,000 Japanese yen and being nearly sold out in Japan, the book is available to be bought in North America, this time in a digital variation. The cost is $9.99 and is available through the Amazon Kindle Store.
Source: Anime News Network
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6 thoughts on “Japanese Illustrators and Mangaka – Fighting Despair with Art

      1. Never thought about it. It’s just that their spirit as a nation is immense and if someone can handle it, it’s Japan.

  1. Donated several times to the Red Cross myself, not tn North America, neither in Japan, but might pull a string or two to buy this. It’s not only a great collector’s item, but a charity too, so…

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