Manga Authors Draw Bear Mascot To Support Earthquake-Affected Region

Offering moral support for those affected, boxing manga artists George Morikawa and Tetsuya Chiba took to Twitter to begin cheering for the Kumamon

Tragically, over 30 have died in 6.2 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes that hit Japan over the last week with thousands more having been displaced from damaged or destroyed homes. Offering moral support for those affected, boxing manga artists George Morikawa and Tetsuya Chiba took to Twitter to begin cheering for the Kumamon, the mascot created by the government of particularly hard-hit Kumamoto Prefecture. Many other manga creators joined in, some creating accounts specifically for the purpose. 

 

Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita No Joe)

George Morikawa (Hajime No Ippo)

 

Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)

 

Makoto Raiku (Zatch Bell)

 

Kaya Tsukiyama (Knight in the Area)

 

Nao Kurebayashi (Jo-o)

 

Minako uchida (Boom Town)

 

 

Yuji Terajima (Ace of the Diamond)

 

Kei Sasuga (GE Good Ending)

Kyo Hazuki

 

Kouji Seo (Suzuka)

Yuki Domoto (Girlish Number)

 

Miki Yoshikawa (Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches)

 

 

Kanoko Sakurakoji (Black Bird)

Tsayuri Tatsuyama (Happy Happy Clover)

 

Riko Onoe

 

Nobuyuki Anzai (Flame of Recca)

 

Yoko Kamio (Boys Over Flowers)

Kazuki Funatsu (Youkai Shoujo - Monsuga)

 

Kemuri Karakara

 

Itsuro Kawasaki (Pokemon Origin)

 

 

 

 

 

Japan Times has offered a post on Kumamoto quake info: where to go, how to help


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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