For those of you who have helped me compile a list for this entry
, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
While it has been over a month since the Great Earthquake, there's still a large amount of people missing, regardless of what they do. Many aftershocks have occurred in the wake of the earthquake, as well. The radiation in Japan has been reported to be at a level at or near that of Chernobyl's. Even with all the constant hits Japan has been taking recently, the country is (very) slowly coming back. It may not come back to the point where it was prior to the earthquake, but it may come back better and stronger than ever before.
When I initially made the list, I didn't expect it to get really far. I really did think it would fail. But it didn't; in fact, it exceeded my expectations. It really did remind me of episode twenty-two of "DuRaRaRA!!!", even if there were a few key differences. For those of you who don't mind spoilers, the episode went like this (highlight to see): Basically, Anri was running from the Yellow Scarves, and Mikado had enlisted everyone in the Dollars gang to help him find her. Practically everyone in the city of Ikebukuro was helping Anri to safety, unbeknownst to her.
You can pretty much see why I made the connection. From Twitter to Tumblr to the Hibiki forum, I was asking for help wherever I could in locating various mangaka, seiyuu, and utaite singers. For that period of time, we weren't just simply fans, we were a true community. While there were a handful who pretty much only worried about mangaka for obvious reasons, the majority of us were a community, and we were all just as equally worried. Compiling the list took up a lot of my time, and I nearly ran myself ragged, but it seemed to be a success. Heck, it even got linked to on Japanator!
How awesome is that?
I would also like to let everyone know that I have not stopped working on the list! Updating the list has been slow since the individuals updating the spreadsheet that I depended on have pretty much stopped doing so, and thus I can't update as much as I would like to. I am still taking names down here
, so please, if you know of anyone that is confirmed safe, do let me know!
Once again, everyone, thank you for helping me out. =)