As I was poking around the Internet, I came across a crowd-funding project to raise 2 million yen for the second volume of ‘Stories from 311’.
It is a collection of stories from various mangaka about the Touhoku disaster and the first volume featured Hiura Satoru, Ueda Rinko, Higuchi Tachibana, Shinjou Mayu, to name a few.
When the disaster happened, my twin was chatting with her friend over the Internet. We then saw videos on NHK of the tsunami. Keeping up with them on Facebook, hoping they were safe because telecommunication lines were down and electricity were going on and off.
None of our friends were harmed but it made a terrible dent on ourselves. My twin learned of how conditions were after the disaster and personally, I am thankful for the information but at the same time, I’m (jestingly) mortified to see some reports to go unreported in the mainstream press.
The first volume of Stories of 311 was released early this year, on March 11. If the project manage to reach 3 million yen, both volumes will be translated into English.
At the time of writing, the project has reached 98% of its goal of 2 million with 21 days left. Keep on going guys \^o^/
The project has reach 2 million with an additional 300,000 yen. I hope it reaches the 3 million mark! (added December 4, 2013:)
(C) Kodansha/Story 311 Production Committee Cover illustration of the first volume.
Here are the participating mangaka for the project. Family name first then first name.
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