Good Smile Company announced that their "Cheerful Japan!" charity project has collected 239,404,356 yen (approximately US$3,063,000) as of May 31, 2012. "Cheerful Japan!" is a collaboration project between them and other figure makers to support the Northern Japan area where heavily damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. At first Good Smile Company started selling Nendoroid Miku Hatsune: Support ver. in the hopes of raising money for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 24, two weeks after the earthquake attacked Japan. Supported by many other companies, the charity project has successfully continued more than a year.
The money will be donated to:
Japan Red Cross 74,465,000 yen
Miyagi Prefecture 42,939,908 yen
Aomori Prefecture 8,246,968 yen
Iwate Prefecture 41,234,839 yen
Fukushima Prefecture 41,234,839 yen
Ibaragi Prefecture 24,740,903 yen
Chiba Prefecture 6,541,899 yen
The latest "Cheerful Japan!" product
"Hatsune Miku": Cheerful Ver."
Price: 10,000 yen (approximately US$127.94)
Release: August 2012
The figure based on "Cheer Up!!" by bun150, the winning illustration from the Cheerful JAPAN! Illustration Contest.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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© bun150 / Crypton Future Media, Inc.