Since the devastating tsunami and numerous earthquakes rocked Japan last month, there is no doubt that the Japanese people’s optimism is something to be admired. It’s hard to forget the shocking images from four weeks ago but it is easy to forget that people are still suffering and searching for loved-ones; not to mention the worrying fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Despite all of this, the country has united and life is carrying on as much as it was before the disaster.
In the manga world, various famous mangaka (manga artists and writers) have sent their very own message to Japanese victims. All of them encourage victims to fight and work together, and give them confidence to carry on despite everything that’s happened.
If you’re a fan of any of these manga in Japan, just think how fantastic it would be to see your favourite character supporting you, if you’ve been affected by the disaster. These simple pictures by famous artists may put a smile on a child’s face when they recognise a character they love. The pictures are heart-warming, and the words of support are touching.
Source: Square Enix