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Please note that there may be delays in the broadcasts or releases of certain anime and manga following the quake. You may see a list of affected publications here
Shueisha and Toriyama Akira use Youtube in Fundraising Efforts for Earthquake Victims All proceeds from the video posted on Youtube will go to the earthquake victims.
The video is entitled "Todoke! Minna no Genkidama ~ Gokuu to Arare no Ouen Messeeji" (Reach! Everyone's Spirit Bomb ~ Gokuu and Arare's message of support) :
tip from zenmai
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 Canceled All proceeds from the video posted on Youtube will go to the earthquake victims.
The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011 was canceled and the following message posted on the official website in both English and Japanese:
"First of all, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of all those who have lost relatives as a result of the Tohoku Earthquake as well as to convey our sincerest sympathies to many people who have been affected by this terrible disaster. It is our sincere hope to see a swift recovery of all the afflicted areas.
"Due to the extreme circumstances, Tokyo International Anime Fair Executive Committee has decided to cancel the Fair this year.We’ve reached this conclusion considering the safety of all participants and visitors because power supplies are uncertain and traffic accessibility is unclear. We apologize to the companies and organizations which had planned to participate, and to all the people who had planned to visit the Fair. We sincerely appreciate your understanding to this issue."
The Fair was supposed to have been held between 24th and 27th March this year.original source
Oricon Comic Ranking, March 7 - 13 New volumes of Kimi ni Todoke, xxx HoLic and Chihayafuru land in top 10.
Bakuman, Reborn!, Natsume's Book of Friends, Shin Prince of Tennis, Nurarihyon no Mago, Toriko and Beelzebub fill out the rest of the top 10.
Kimi ni Todoke #13 (418,389) (Betsuma)
xxx HoLic #19 (181,590) (Bessatsu Shounen Magazine)
3. Bakuman #12 (148,068 / 383,312) (WSJ)
4. Reborn! #33 (121,063 / 308,391) (WSJ)
5. Natsume's Book of Friends #11 (98,911 / 239,351) (LaLa)
6. Shin Prince of Tennis #5 (94,302 / 208,280) (Jump SQ)
7. Nurarihyon no Mago #15 (89,758 / 228,068) (WSJ)
8. Toriko #13 (76,109 / 185,564) (WSJ)
Chihayafuru #12 (75,289) (Be Love)
10. Beelzebub #10 (65,175 / 155,535) (WSJ)
11. Kuroshitsuji #11 (62,826 / 467,213 ) (GanGan Fantasy)
12. Minami-ke #8 (62,170 /142,290) (Young Magazine)
13. Kuroko no Basket #11 (60,928 / 148,515) (WSJ)
14. ToLoveRu Darkness #1 (59,102 / 189,837) (Jump SQ)
15. Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu #11 (42,326 / 268,177) (Sho-Comi)
16. Medaka Box #9 (42,015 / 110,313) (WSJ)
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Vivid #3 (38,747) (Comp Ace)
Mahou Senki Lyrical Nanoha Force #3 (38,129) (Nyantype)
19. One Piece #61 (35,998 / 2,909,185) (WSJ)
20. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun #6 (33,163 / 266,260) (Shonen Gangan)
Yowamushi Pedal #16 (32,501) (Weekly Shonen Champion)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica #2 (31,050) (Manga Time Kirara Forward)
Clover #20 (27,901) (Weekly Shonen Champion)
24. Psyren #16 (26,265 / 68,842) (WSJ)
Kyou no Nekomura-san #5 (26,205)
26. Library Wars: Love & War #9 (26,039 / 62,995) (LaLa)
27. Mahoushoujo Madoka Magica 1 (25,980 / 117,203) (Manga Time Kirara Forward)
Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku #1 (25,713)
Sankarea #3 (24,363) (Bessatsu Shounen Magazine)
30. Hanasakeru Seishounen: Tokubetsu-hen #1 (23,934 / 60,614) (Melody)
Dragon Ball Kai’s Last Episode on March 27th in Japan Abridged remake of popular Dragon Ball series to end at episode 98, on March 27th.
The Japanese voice actor for Trunks in the Dragon Ball Kai adaptation, Takeshi Kusao has revealed that episode 98 of the abridged series will be the last episode, which will air on March 27th in Japan. The timeslot which is currently occupied by Dragon Ball Kai will then be taken over by the Toriko anime adaptation premiering in April. This means that the current season of Dragon Ball Kai is adapted directly from chapters #195-420 of the Dragon Ball manga while the original Z adaptation went up to chapter #519.
The series is currently airing as Dragon Ball Z Kai in the US on both the Nicktoons cable network and the Toonzai block on the CW TV network . While speaking to TV Pia magazine Kusao also expressed a desire to see the Buu arc receive the Kai treatment. “I hope they’ll remake the Buu arc as well if they get a chance.” (see article
in Japanese)original source
, tip from Asahina
Satoshi Kon’s Portal Posts Wallpaper Tribute for Earthquake Victims Abridged remake of popular Dragon Ball series to end at episode 98, on March 27th.
Satoshi Kon’s Kon’s tone portal has posted a new wallpaper in multiple sizes for various devices as a tribute to the victim’s of last Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The wallpaper is available in various resolutions for the iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and HTC Desire as well as PC resolutions all the way up to 1920×1200.
Satoshi was an anime director and mangaka, his works including "Paranoia Agent" and "Paprika". He passed away in August last year.original source
, tip from Asahina