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Animanga in the News: 3/31/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Mar 31, 2011 18:40
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything major happened the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translators and global moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

Webcomic "Koga's Email" Gives Firsthand Account of Japanese Quake

Webcomic is based on emails from artist's friend in Japan in the aftermath of the quake.

Shortly after artist Jesse Norton heard about the earthquake in Japan, he began receiving e-mails from a friend, Koga Sato, reporting about the disaster. Inspired, he drew a webcomic based on Koga's email, aptly titled "Koga's Email". This was his message along with the webcomic:

"When the March 11, 2011 earthquake hit Japan, I was sound asleep enjoying my first vacation in three years. Joe’s call at 3am was not welcome for many reasons, and there was no way I was returning to slumber that night. Tons of calls started pouring in from around the globe asking me if I had heard from anyone yet, and if I knew if everyone was OK… I had not. It was nerve-wracking being so far away, and unable to do anything.

"The first email came in late the next day from our dear friend (and the real-life basis for his namesake within the Joe is Japanese story), Koga Sato. His email was such a relief to read. It was inspiring and goofy. So much so, that we felt compelled to illustrate it and pass it on to the world (with Koga’s permission). This email made everyone at the animation studio feel a sense of duty to donate time to make this mini-comic.

"If you enjoy it, we ask that you to feel compelled to donate to the Search Dog Foundation. It’s really an unsung group that has sent dogs to find people in over 75 deployments-including the World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti disaster, and now in Fukushima Japan. We’re hoping our little odd-ball comic will support a lesser known group of heroes."

Read Koga's Email here.

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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, here, here and here (new).

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#1. by Asahina ()
Posted on Apr 1, 2011
Wow! This is very interesting. They are very talented to pull off.
It was serious, realistic, and hilarious at the same time.
This was a masterpiece! If this was in shounen jump, I wonder how far it would go.

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