The Prince of Tennis manga author Takeshi Konomi has announced on his official Twitter that he will hold a charity event for the Kumamoto Earthquake victims on June 26. The two earthquakes hit the Kumamoto region on April 14 and 16, and over 8,000 people are still forced to live in shelters. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese figure maker Good Smile Company announced today that, in cooperation with Crypton Future Media and Nitroplus, a part of the sale of its upcoming two figures will be donated to the victims of the recent Kumamoto Earthquake via its Cheerful JAPAN! charity project. Hit the jump for more details.
Scarlet Moon Productions, a music label that specializes in original arrangements of video game music, is promoting an album entitled "Chronicles of Time" which re-imagines Yasunori Mitsuda's music for the beloved Super Nintendo / Super Famicom JRPG, Chrono Trigger. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just in time for Mago no Hi ("Grandchildren's Day"), Maruko and her grandfather Tomozou are joining Kitan Club's PUTTITO series of cup-clinging toys, and there's a pre-release event for the figures that benefits children's charities. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sega is doing its part to help the victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more about the Japanese video games company's contributions to relief efforts.
AKB48 and its sister groups are performing special concerts at their theaters on March 11, 2015, in their continuing efforts to raise money for relief in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Awesome Games Done Quick marathon is over, but it's all good, because the folks at Speed Demos Archive and everyone else involved managed to pass the million dollar mark during the home stretch in the wee hours of the morning. Read on for more.
As of earlier today it's finally that time of the year again! Those who have tuned into Speed Demos Archive's Awesome Games Done Quick marathon before know how much fun it is to watch, and the 2014 edition is running from January 5-11. Read on for more.
Over the past year, the figures folks at Good Smile Company have released a host of character goods featuring Kurisu Makise and Mayuri Shiina from Steins;Gate, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's Tachikoma and of course Hatsune Miku, with proceeds going to quake relief charity. They've now announced that over 239 million yen ($3 million) was raised by this Cheerful Japan! project. More after the jump.
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. More details after the jump.
MOBAOKU, a Japanese cell phone auction site, has started a charity auction for production right for an original The Idol Master voice drama. Proceeds from the auction will be sent to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster areas via Japan Red Cross. More details after the jump.
For a limited time, Good Smile Company is taking international orders for the Hatsune Miku: Support Version figma, the July product for the "Cheerful Japan" charity project. The previous nendoroid Hatsune Miku: Support Ver sold 74,465 figures raising over $900,000 US for charity.