Saturday, December 3, 2011

Marmalade Boy Author Draws for Earthquake Charity

Wataru Yoshizumi, the original creator of the Marmalade Boy manga, has created two pieces of artwork for “The Manga Charity Project” that gives proceeds to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake recovery efforts. Right now the artwork is going for 85,000 yen, or roughly $1,090 and there’s only a couple days left.

The reason I am posting this is because of my guilty pleasured love for Marmalade Boy and the artwork surrounding it. I haven’t read the manga, but I love the anime and how well crafted its story can truly be.

I guess the only bad thing about this is the auction is being held through Yahoo Japan’s auction site, and with everything being in Japanese it’s nearly impossible to even attempt to bid from the United States. That’s okay though, because the fact that people are bidding such high amounts for the artwork shows how they not only love Marmalade Boy, but that they want to help out those who are in need.

And that’s the most important thing of all.

Although you have to live in Japan and have a Yahoo Japan ID to bid, click here to see the online auction.

-Jared C.

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