Mangaka Safe List
I wanted to post this here just quickly: supposedly put together by someone on LJ and currently making the rounds on twitter, there’s a google doc where you can check for which mangaka are safe and add the ones you have seen updating their blogs and twitter accounts and facebooks.
Please if you know of any mangaka who are not on the list, feel free to add them so their fans can have at least a slightly less heavy heart through this disaster. If you hear anything about Hirakita Yuya in particular. ;; Because she lives in Miyagi and hasn’t updated since the 11th when it sounded like she was evacuating after the first earthquake.
(Also, for those bitching and whining “damn weeaboos making this all about animoo and manga!1!!” you can stfu. It’s totally normal for people to be more worried about the people they admire as well as their friends—people whom they are more personally connected to. No one is saying the other lives lost are any less precious and important and terrible, and this isn’t about “oh no, if _______ dies they’ll never finish that manga I wanted to read!” It’s about being worried for the people you respect and adding a name and face to the horror you’re seeing on the television. So shove it.)