Last night I went to Meltdown Comics for an anime-themed benefit event for Japan. I couldn’t believe how many otaku showed up. So cool!!!
There was art on silent auction in the back room (I bid $50 for a Fullmetal Alchemist cover signed by the entire English dubbing cast, no word yet on who won it), and a bunch of voice actors in the front sitting to sign whatever the fans brought. There was a tip jar at the beginning of the line with more than a few $20 bills in it. Wow. I love the anime crowd. They have so much love in their hearts.
All proceeds went toward rebuilding Japan, so everyone was very generous. I chased down the lady selling raffle tickets just before they stopped selling them, and bought $20 worth. I won a “small prize,” which turned out to be a bag of anime dvds! Awesome!
Ergo Proxy (complete series)- This has been on my amazon.com wish list for… I’m gonna say a year. So the fact that I got to donate to Japan and got this in return is pretty much the definition of serendipitous. Win!
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (complete series)- This looks kind of adorable. Looking forward to watching. And I always like owning the complete series of anything.
Gurren Lagann (season three)- This looks like complete trash, first of all. Maybe the synopsis is just awful. Second, season three? What am I supposed to do with this, LOL! I said, “Why would they give away season three of anything? Why would they do that?” Boyfriend: “Because it’s free.” Oh. Right.
The Story of Saiunkoku (season one)- This is going to be what fills my Fruits Basket void. Something completely silly and so thoroughly anime, it’ll make make my eyes bleed. Can’t wait.
Afterward, Boyfriend and I got ramen downtown at Daikokuya. Delicious. They had a box on a chair near the door for donations for rebuilding Japan. My heart is breaking for the people over there. The last death toll I read about a few days ago said 3,500. This morning’s toll: 7,000, with 10,000 still missing. I wish I could fix it.