Kumamoto Prefecture is still recovering from damages caused by an April 2016 earthquake, and the region's official mascot, Kumamon, paid a visit to the offices of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 06, 2017, to request the continued assistance of a One Piece-themed charity drive in 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Kana Hanazawa is joining more stars of anime, music, and stage for the 25th annual Act Against AIDS concert this December. Hit the jump to find out more about the charity and how it helps keep people safe both in Japan and abroad.
X Japan's Yoshiki has stepped forward to donate money to Americans suffering in the wake of this year's hurricane season. The donation, made from the Yoshiki Foundation America to MusiCares, will put $100,000 toward helping displaced families. More info after the jump!
Video game creators are finding inspiration in trauma -- and the resulting creativity could help others. The new album Anireal is an "audio biography" mimicking a video game OST, telling the story of a woman recovering from child abuse and how she finds artistic vision in her past. Read more and get your own copy after the jump.
Street Fighter, hip-hop, and the RVA music scene collide with Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior! 20 local hip-hop artists have come together to remix your favorite game music, all for a great cause. Hit the jump to learn more, get your copy, and be a part of the virtual release party!
No, she's not secretly one of Dracula's night-slaves: actress / model / singer Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi in Love Live! School Idol Project) is teaming up with the Japanese Red Cross Society to promote the act of charitable blood donation in her hometown of Nara Prefecture. Hit the jump to learn more.
Friends and colleagues of the late voice actress Miyu Matsuki are celebrating her life with a charity event, the proceeds of which go to support CAEBV research, blood donation, and bone marrow donation. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.