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.
Who doesn't love gaming marathons, especially when they're in the name of a good cause? One of the best times I had last year was watching Speed Demos Archive blast through a meaty marathon of speed runs. Pro3Studios is about to embark on a mighty journey of their own, as they take on 8 Pokémon games simultaneously over a 72-hour period. More after the jump.
Japan Association for Supporting Tohoku (JAST) will release charity T-shirts featuring popular Japanese manga/anime/game franchise Fist of the North Star. The T-shirts are supervised by the writer of the original manga, Bronson. The all profits will be donated to the disaster area of the Eastern Japan earthquake occurred in March 11, 2011.
FUNimation has tweeted that they have added something truly rare and different to their Relief for Japan auction on ebay: printer proofs. For more information, click read more or see the links below.
Image from FUNimation's blog for illustrative purposes.