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.