16 March 2011
Drawing for Disaster
On 11th March a major earthquake has hit Japan's main island (Honshu) on an unprecedented scale, followed by waves of tsunamis that caused even greater damage across the coastline. This results in a significant loss of lives, damage of properties, as well as ongoing nuclear accidents in Fukushima prefecture.
Japanese artists of anime, manga, and game industry have been doing drawings to lift the mood up and giving good will to those who are suffering from the natural disaster, as picked up on Gigazine. A few selections of well known artists are posted in this post.
Toriyama Akira's drawing of Dragon Ball
Higuchi Shinji's poster of rolling blackout in a very NERV style from Neo Genesis Evangelion
From Yukimura Makoto, manga artist well known for Planetes
From Urasawa Naoki, manga artist well known for Master Keaton, Monster, and 20th Century Boys.
Ito Noizi's drawing of Suzumiya Haruhi
Tatsuro Iwamoto's drawing of Ace Attorney characters.
Imaizumi Kenichiro's drawing of Ookami
Nakoruru drawing by fighting game character designer Shiroi Eiji
Yokota Mamoru's drawing of PreCure and Kamen Rider characters.
Inoue Takehiko, manga artist well known for Slam Dunk, is drawing a series of smiling character pictures to cheer up the people who are currently suffering from the earthquake. His latest works can be found on twitpic here.
And last but not least, even though this picture is not featured in Gigazine, Okawara Kunio, mechanical designer best known for Gundam, has also drawn a picture of Gundam holding a Japanese flag.
Image from BBC News
Let us hope for the best for those who are suffering in Japan (as well as others that are in turmoil in other places), and if possible do whatever we can to help them.
Info from Gigazine