The project I've been working for Company G has been announced in Japan.
It is a charity doujin book to benefit the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Title: "Believe in Yourself" 84 pages (including cover) Content: "Gurren Lagann" illustration collection drawn for charity. All images were drawn specifically for this book. Price: 1000 yen Cover illustration by Sushio. Back cover illustration by Hiroyuki Imaishi.
All profits will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Artists: Sushio Hiroyuki Imaishi Masahiko Otsuka Shingo Abe Akira Amemiya Kei Anjiki Syouta Ibata Shota Iwasaki Ikuo Kuwana Keisuke Kojima Hirokazu Kojima Nozomi Goto Sorato Shimizu Yuka Shibata Yusuke Tanaka Hiromi Taniguchi Hiroaki Tomita Shouko Nakagawa Atsushi Nishigori Hitomi Hasegawa Akemi Hayashi Syuhei Handa Tatsumi Fujii Ryouji Masuyama Hiroki Mutaguchi Yusuke Yoshigaki Mai Yoneyama Keisuke Watanabe Bobby Rubio Dean Kelly Grant Alexander Kenji Ono Kihyun Ryu Lauren Montgomery Michael Chang Seung-Hyun Oh Bryan Konietzko Elsa Garagarza Ethan Spaulding Ian Graham Joaquim Dos Santos
They will be selling this book at doujin events such as Comiket. They are also planning to have this sold online by GAINAX.
A message from Masahiko Otsuka, who proposed this project. "I would like to express my deepest sympathies to everyone in the stricken area of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This project came from the feelings of a few anime staff wondering what we could do to help. Hence, we came up with creating an illustration book to benefit charity. Not only did GAINAX animators contribute, but singer Shouko Nakagawa, and creators from overseas participated as well. The title of the book, "Believe in Yourself," was named by Kazuki Nakashima. All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society."
NOTE: This book was published due to volunteer work of anime staff with the consent of Gurren Lagann Committee and GAINAX Company, Limited. The Gurren Lagann Committee and GAINAX Company, Limited are not responsible for the publication and sales of this book.
So what did I contribute, you ask? I translated the correspondence between the U.S. artists and the staff of Company G. I also translated the artist profiles to Japanese and English.
Yay, I thought it would take longer, but I finished the anime script for episode 5.
Hopefully they'll like my work and continue to hire me for the rest of the series. (There are 12 episodes total).
I just hope I don't get the script right before Fanime or E3. I don't want to be staying at my friend's house working rather than meeting up with my clients and friends at Fanime... Knock wood, knock wood.
I got a new client with new work. I went to visit their office in Burbank today, to get instructions and whatnot.
The funny thing is that I've worked with this property before. Like, two times in the past...for two different companies.
The series has been announced here in the US (including which network it's airing on), but I'll hold off on mentioning anything until a bit later.
I'm starting on episode 5, so I just finished watching episodes 1-4... And I will format my script first, then translate. I have tomorrow plus the weekend to work on this, which is more than enough time, but I still have the project from Company A to worry about too, so no time to slack off.
I also have the volunteer project for Company G, which will be announced Monday (Japan time), I was told.
By the way, President Obama was in my neighborhood (few blocks down) today. Luckily I didn't drive during the time he was here, so I was not affected.