Takanori Aki, the president of Good Smile Company, has revealed on his Twitter account yesterday that his company had donated 74,465,000 yen (approximately US$925,605) to Japan Red Cross from the sales of Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver. They have re-released one of their popular products, Nendoroid Miku Hatsune for a charity project in the hopes of raising money for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11.
Good Smile Company started this charity project on March 24, two weeks after the earthquake attacked Japan. For each purchase of the 3,000 yen figure, a 1,000 yen donation is made to the Japan Red Cross in order to support relief efforts in the disaster areas. The Support ver. Miku is based on the normal Nendoroid Miku released in October 2010, but also includes new parts such as a support face, a support flag and some pompons. The Miku was a made-to-order product. Thus, the 74,465,000 yen donation means that 74,465 Miku were sold for the charity. The Japanese people in the disaster areas would appreciate the support. Arigato Gozaimasu!
"Nendoroid Miku Support ver."
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