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9:39 pm - 03/13/2011

Bunch of celebrities doing charity events for earthquake relief

T.M Revolution to turn concert into charity event for earthquake relief

Singer T.M. Revolution has revealed that he will be donating all ticket revenues to relief efforts for the recent earthquake in Japan. He posted a tweet on his twitter and with the help of his followers, things are being set up rather quickly.
T.M. Revolution was also scheduled to hold a live concert on March 30th for his new album “Cloud Nine.” While there were talks of canceling the live event, T.M. Revolution decided to turn it into a charity event instead. He has admitted that he is not sure about the full extent of these plans, “I don’t know how much I can or cannot do, but I am going to start moving with all my effort to face the problems that come our way.”

Currently, with the help of more than 200,000 followers, the artist hopes to gather the help of other artists and producers.


GACKT, Izumiya Shigeru, and Shinya start off their “SHOW YOUR HEART” Project

With the current situation in Japan caused by the 8.9 earthquake and big tsunami, GACKT and others have started the “SHOW YOUR HEART” Project for fundraising purposes.

GACKT has commented that he has decided to start with things that he could do to support the victims. And he has also said that, “We would be very thankful for everyone’s support. Although it is impossible to make a difference alone, by working together, we can make a huge difference.”
The special website for this fundraiser has opened in the “Hangame” website (online free game) and displays messages from Izumiya Shigeru, Shinya (LUNA SEA), h.NAOTO, DAIGO (BREAKERZ), Ni~ya (Nightmare), Yoshimoto Daiki (doa), Takahashi Hisanori, DJ SINJI, Kazuhiko Gomi, etc.


Matsuki Ayumu’s supporting song for free downloading

Matsuki Ayumu has started the free downloading for his new song “3 Gatsu 11 Nichi Mimei”. It also be accessed from iPhones.

“3 Gatsu 11 Nichi Mimei” is a song written for the victims of the earthquake. He has commented on his twitter saying things such as, “I know that many of you cannot afford to be listening to music at a time like this, but I hope those that cannot move from where they are now and are having hard and painful times can cheer up by listening to this song.” and “Everyone LIVE!”


YOSHIKI’s cherished piano to go on auction
It has been revealed that YOSHIKI from X JAPAN will be putting his cherished crystal piano on auction and using that money to donate to the victims of the earthquake.
On March 11th, the day that the earthquake occurred, YOSHIKI had been shut up in his studio for song-making purposes, and had twittered a message wishing for everyone’s safety. Day by day, the destruction that the earthquake had brought became evident and he decided to support this unfortunate even as much as he could do as a musician.
The piano that he is going to be auctioning has his name logo on it and has actually been used during a LIVE in 2009. Details about the auction will be posted up on his mobile site “YOSHIKI mobile”.


Kanno Yoko posts up her message song


【English transration】
I am worried for you,
and the world is worried for you,
searching for your name

Together with you
The world is always with you
I'm coming to see your soul

Your mind, your body,
Hold yourself in your arms
I pray that you are safe, and please be yourself,
Till I will see you.


Inoue Takehiko prays for the victims through his illustrations

Inoue Takehiko (known for writing the manga SLAM DUNK etc.) has been posting up over 30 illustrations related to the earthquake over his Twitter since yesterday. His illustrations are a series of black and white pictures titled “Smile” and have been posted from his account (@inouetake). His posting speed rose from one of his pictures titled “Inoru” (Pray) and his number of pictures have exceeded 68 as of now.
The link for his twitter is as follows:

Link to his Twitpic:

sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I know the news bit about gackt was posted, but there are several more that havent been posted... I'll try to update when I find more!
chifunii 14th-Mar-2011 04:59 am (UTC)
O_O crystal piano....

all these artists sure are doing their best to help out. ; A ; 感動しました!
geekyoldme 14th-Mar-2011 05:00 am (UTC)
This is why I love japan. Everyone is unitedm <3

I hope japan will pass this ordeal fast.
analapana83 14th-Mar-2011 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm so sad for the victims but proud of all the j-artists coming together like this. The J-rockers especially have been phenomenal on twitter.
lady_mercury 14th-Mar-2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Ayumi Hamasaki has basically transformed her twitter into a relief news source. She's been actively RTing updates, relief information, news, and all sorts of stuff.

She's amazing ♥
rainbow_yarn 14th-Mar-2011 06:08 am (UTC)
MTE. She's made me so proud as a stan and a real person.
iluvkidnappers 14th-Mar-2011 11:55 am (UTC)
same. :')
whited_79 14th-Mar-2011 07:04 am (UTC)
TERU too! XD
the_lilone 14th-Mar-2011 11:30 am (UTC)
Ayaka has been updating her twitter and RTing info as well... and Fukuhara Miho has been updating in English with ways to donate too. They're all so united.
kerplunk 15th-Mar-2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
MTE, She's retweeting all different languages she's trying her best since she's not in japan <3
xxxhikari 14th-Mar-2011 05:45 am (UTC)
They're awesome ♥
meiachii 14th-Mar-2011 05:47 am (UTC)
A lot of celebrities have turned their Twitter into a news source for helplines, shelter venues and etc... They keep spreading messages of hope (【拡散希望】) to emotionally support followers caught in the tragedy.
They're so strong and united, being there for their fans who has constantly supported them. Now it's their turn to support.

Edited at 2011-03-14 06:16 am (UTC)
rainbow_yarn 14th-Mar-2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Yoko Kanno ;___; I love you for writing music for this.

All of them, this is wonderful.
yuuri_haga33 14th-Mar-2011 06:20 am (UTC)
ILU .>,
jrocarrot 14th-Mar-2011 08:20 am (UTC)
Miyavi said he's going to make something like this too. And a singer in america that said she'll make a single and with it's sales will be going to Japan
bubbletea_desu 14th-Mar-2011 09:23 am (UTC)
this is so wonderful. it really amazes me that japan is progressing so fast in its recovery.
I really hope that big names like Johnnys and AKB48 will follow these celebrities' examples.
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flightbyzephyr 14th-Mar-2011 11:54 am (UTC)
Since akb cancelled their concert, maybe a joint concert may be at hand....

I can dream....<3 (but because the blackouts i don't think very much will be happenng for a while.)
noonew 14th-Mar-2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
I expect project like J-Friend after the earthquake in Kobe. For those who aren't old enough to know this, J-Friend is a collaboration between TOKIO/V6/Kinki and foreign famous singers/songwriters such as Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson. They released singles and album and J-friend countdown concert in 1997 was the beginning of Johnny's Countdown concert.
xcapsule 14th-Mar-2011 10:16 am (UTC)
blink182's Mark Hoppus has decided to put up some original blink sutff (lyrics sheets, costumes, stuff from their videos...) on e-bay too.
He even asked on twitter what people would like him to put on auction.
ma_i_do_a_ri 14th-Mar-2011 10:26 am (UTC)
honestly, does JE EVER do any fundraising/charity work?
hitsuzenkaze 14th-Mar-2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
I think Arashi made some donations to all the schools in Japan last year. They made a reference book on Japan or something like that. I do see that as a form of donation. Education instead of money. I would think they do do some kind of charity work but perhaps they don't publicise it?
lafapoi 14th-Mar-2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Lol, they had J-Friends for the 1995 Hanshin Earthquake which formed on 1997 and stayed active til 2003. J-Friends were TOKIO, V6, and Kinki Kids.

You can see they waited for everything to calm down before joining in the charity... And honestly I can't say I'm suprised if they did the same thing this time around ^^
lady_mercury 15th-Mar-2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
If JE does do something, you'd be sure that it's more for marketability and profit than actual charity.
baboona 14th-Mar-2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
MISIA's charity organization mudef started a fundraising campaign

All the information for donations is here:
mrjl_writer 14th-Mar-2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
GACKT tweeted awhile ago that he finally got in touch with T.M. Revolution and they'll be working together on events.
mun_chairudo 14th-Mar-2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
p_jae 14th-Mar-2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ahh seeing TMR as the first name up there made me smile. As expected, being his usual flawless self.
yoshibelle 14th-Mar-2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly.
edneichon 15th-Mar-2011 01:24 am (UTC)
best thing they can do
hope to see shows also around the world for donation founds
tgc_circle 15th-Mar-2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Ayumi Hamasaki's also starting a campaign to sell T-shirts, and the proceeds will go to charity to help the earthquake and tsunami victims.

Stunning woman <3
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