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 ;)
Yahoo! Starts Donation Drive Using Wallpapers from Mangaka Contributing mangaka include Toriyama Akira, CLAMP, Usui Yoshito and more.
Yahoo! Japan has set up a special site to raise funds over the internet for the victims of the quake via wallpapers carrying the illustrations of popular mangaka such as Toriyama Akira and CLAMP.
There are 10 groups as of 6th April, including Toriyama, CLAMP, Murakami Takashi, Morishita Hiromi, Takano Munemi and others. Donations start at ¥500, and once you have donated, you will gain access to download all the wallpapers. There are plans to add more wallpapers after this.
Mangaka that have currently provided wallpapers:
- Toriyama Akira
- Murakami Takashi (Hoshi Mamoru Inu)
- Morishita Hiromi (Shounen Ashibe)
- Yoshida Miho (Uma nari 1 Haron Gekijou)
- Usui Yoshito (Crayon Shin-chan)
- Takano Munemi (Haken Senshi Yamada Noriko)
- Gotou Hayako (Shisuko na Futari)
- Takada Mirei (Chuuka na OL Meimin.)
- Kurumi Chino (Shou☆Kon)
Vagabond Samurai Manga's Inoue Paints in Cup Noodles Ads Takehiko Inoue draws Vagabond's Musashi on giant canvas on camera.
Manga creator Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Slam Dunk, REAL) personally appears on camera in a set of television commercials for Nissin's Cup Noodles instant ramen. In the "Musashi Tōjō" ("Musashi Appears") ads, Inoue draws a painting of Musashi, the main character of his Vagabond samurai manga, on a giant (3-meter by 1.7-meter or about 10-foot by 6-foot) canvas. Inoue also narrates the commercials, which end with the message, "In this country, there is untapped strength."
The commercials are available for viewing on Nissin's official website in 30-second (middle 500K
or high 1MB
bandwidth) and 15-second versions (middle 500K
or high 1MB
Three cameras filmed Inoue drawing the painting for 12 full hours. He also drew a giant mural of Vagabond on the walls of the new Kinokuniya bookstore in New York City for its opening ceremonies. original source
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
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