An “Anime Fans Give Back to Japan” Update

 If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you probably already know about the Anime Fans Give Back to Japan podcast marathon this weekend to support victims of the March 10 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As anime and manga fans, we want to give something back to the Japanese people in this time of need.

So far, over $7,000 has been raised, and you can donate through GlobalGiving.

Chainsaw Buffet has joined the Ass Backwards Anime Podcast, Konoha Corner, Unofficial One Piece Podcast, and many others to organize this 24-hour live event, which starts this Saturday at 6pm on UStream. In addition to podcasts and online panels, a number of voice actors will make appearances to support this effort.. (A full schedule is available.)

We’ll be hosting a fund drive from 1:30am to 2:00am on Saturday, March 19, and we’ll be giving away prizes to donors. You may also catch us during other segments and interviews, depending on the schedule.