Japan earthquake and tsunami affected the Anime World : How to help

Wanna know how this 2011 Japan massive earthquake and tsunami affected the Anime World? check this data plz:

According to the official twitter, light novel author & anime writer Ubukata Tow and his family escaped unhurt from the earthquake hit Tohoku area of Japan on March 11th. He said some of the furniture in his study fell down and his cell phone and PC have been destroyed. Ubukata is living in Fukushima, which is close to the most devastated area by the quake and the following tsunami.

Shitaya Tomoyuki tweeted that one of the work rooms of J.C. Staff was completely messed up by the earthquake. J.C. Staff has resumed working in a couple of hours after the quake.

Miyamoto Yukihiro (the series director of “Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica“) tweeted that the staff of SHAFT are cleaning up the scattered papers of the key and in-between animations of Madoka Magica and trying to contact the animators. Miyamoto found a crack in the pillar of the building.

According to the official twitters, the airing of some anime will be delayed due to the extension of news programs:

Toaru Majutsu no Index II episode 22 on Toyo MX
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica episode 10 on TBS
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! episode 9 on BS11
Gosick episode 10 on TV Tokyo

Update: Canceled and Postponed Anime due to Japan’s Earthquake

The following events have been canceled due to the earthquake:

Tochigi TV Anime Festa
Director Imaishi Hiroyuki‘s autograph session at Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Premium Shop
Steins;Gate Preview at Nagoya
Touhou Project Reitaisai Fest
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Talk Show by Shinkai Makoto and Kanemoto Hisako
Suite Precure♪ Mini Concert
Evangelion x Toyota Electronic Vehicle special event
Chihara Minori Live at Zepp Tokyo
Bandai’s G Festival x Emotion Festival 2011

Sources: Soraoto official website, Gainax, Steins;Gate official twitter, Touhou Reitaisai official twitter, Mainichi, Ubukata summit official twitter, Index official twitter, TV Tokyo, Miyamoto’s twitterAccording to recover from NBC and NHK, there still are 20,000 more people can not get enough good

According to the cover from yahoo, we hope more and more people can do something to help the people in japn earthquake and tsunami :

Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation’s east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.

Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters. This disaster is on a scale larger than the Japanese Red Cross can typically manage. Donations to the American Red Cross can be allocated for the International Disaster Relief Fund, which then deploys to the region to help. Donate here.

GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Donate here.

SAVE THE CHILDREN: Mobilizing to provide immediate humanitarian relief in the shape of emergency health care and provision of non-food items and shelter. Donate here.

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army has been in Japan since 1895 and is currently providing emergency assistance to those in need. Donate here.

AMERICARES: Emergency team is on full alert, mobilizing resources and dispatching an emergency response manager to the region. Donate here.

CONVOY OF HOPE: Disaster Response team established connection with in-country partners who have been impacted by the damage and are identifying the needs and areas where Convoy of Hope may be of the greatest assistance. Donate here.

: Putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate our activities. Donate here.

SHELTER BOX: The first team is mobilizing to head to Japan and begin the response effort. Donate here.

Maid Café World Map – Best Travel Guide For Cosplayers

Maid Cafe also means Meido cafe or Cosplay restaurants are more and more popular these days. This first Maid cafe shop was been opened in in Akihabara,Japan around 2000, recently a few more maid cafes are been opened in Shinjuku and other Japanese cities like Osaka and some others around the world. If you are not familiar with Maid cafe, just check it via here .

Like the words mentioned in the post title, this post will provide some useful travel guide for cosplayers or Anime lovers who are looking for Maid cafe or other Cosplay restaurants worldwide, give you some spots or inspirations about the Maid Café couture.

1. Maid Café In America

  • IchigoCafe -based Las Vegas , Maid/Butler café  styles, but differs slightly from Maid Cafés.You can check their twitter to get more lastest updates.
  • Royal/T -L.A.’s first maid cafe , and almost the best maid cafe shop in USA ,Which inspired by the other maid cafés in Toyko, Royal/T being as a café, art gallery and also anime retail shop, you can feelling all the modern Japanese culture in the place,espeical the work of some of today’s most sophisticated contemporary artists: Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara, and Hideaki Kawashima , etc. Other impressive private collection owned by Susan Hancock(owner of the space) ,which are being place in the gallery space,The collection includes pieces from all the above artists plus other great names like Aya Takano, Yayoi Kusama, and Keisuke Yamamoto. You can find the royal/t cafe at 8910 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
  • FarOut Toys, a store in San Jose, California specializes in Japanese toys and anime collectibles, is still promoting the maid café it has been managing on Saturdays.
  • MAID for 1 day – from the washingtonpost.com ,Coverage of a temporary Akiba-style maid café set up at Katsucon, an anime convention held just outside of Washington DC.

2. Maid Cafe in Canada

Actually  there was only one maid cafe in Canada before – imaidcafe opened in in Toronto, Ontario in 2006, had closed down in 2007, so pitt ,maybe the cold weather in Canada made the maid cafe shop did not have enough customers 🙁 .

3.Maid Cafe In UK

There is no offcial maid cafe in UK, But there are a few maid cafe events in London. Jetlag bar is running maid cafe from 2pm until 8am,they’ll be serving Japanese dishes, such as curry with rice, Japanese omelet with rice and Japanese Hamburger,Plus teas, coffee and cakes,but Over 18’s only,tickets are £5 and the lastest one will be launched in March 18th. The address of jetlag bar is at Nearest Tube is Great Portland Street.

4.Maid Cafe in Australia

In Australia also do not has any official maid cafe shop ,but Anicafe provide maid cafe event regular, if you are in Australia and also wanna get some maid cafe trip, check Anicafe maid cafe event detais here.

5.Maid cafe in Philippines

The first maid cafe in phillppines has been opened in in capital Manila, a post from deremoe.com has post it in details :

To get to Brookside, just board to any bus going to Taytay.Board a FX going Tikling if you’re coming from Megamall. You’ll pass-through Ever Gotesco Ortigas, the Big (Ironic) R and the cross road called Junction. It’s a long straight road. If you made a turn along the way, then you’ll be heading the wrong way.

Update: I got the time to check this cafe a while ago. Although I never went in, it’s pretty much decent. From what I saw, the patrons are pretty much kids in their early 20′s. That means, the food isn’t that expensive. The furnitures are tailored to a Japanese setting, with low cut tables which means that you have to really sit like a Japanese. I’ll take back what I said earlier and go and try this out. I can’t say when, but I’ll take a note on that.

also you can check the video report at youtube.com below :

6. Maid Café in Hong Kong

  • Maid date – hong kong’s first maid cafe opened for business on 5 Aug 2007, Address : Suite D, 2/F, Percival House, 83 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
  • Cafe-Matsuri –  address :Hang Lung Mansion, 578-580 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong .

7. Maid café Singapore

Cosafe – address 30 Victoria Street,Singapore 187996,6339 2276 , and there is already a shop review about cosafe, just check it at here.

8.Maid cafe in China

  • m-moe – a maid cafe in Shang hai, China, address : Near China Shanghai Huang Pu Qu Zhe Jiang Zhong Lu 229.
  • Cate la maid – 4th Floor, Buynow Shopping Mall , 339 Caoxi Bei Lu (near Nandan Lu).
  • Niaohai – Shanghai Jin Jiang Tower 6F,161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai

9.The last part -Maid Cafe in Japan!!

Actually there are a lot of good maid cafes in japan right now, especial  in Tokyo area , so we will show you some of best maid cafes for examples:

  • Cure Maid Café: Gee Store 6F, Soto-Kanda 3-15-5, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 3258 3161, www.curemaid.jp
  • Akihabara Culture Café Schatz Kiste: Hasegawa Building 1F, Soto-Kanda 6-5-11, Chiyoda-ku, tel. unlisted, schatz-kiste.net
  • @home café: Mitsuwa Building 4F-7F, Soto-Kanda 1-11-4, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 5846 1616, www.cafe-athome.com
  • Café & Kitchen Cos-cha: Soto-Kanda 3-7-12-2F, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 3253 4560, www.cos-cha.com
  • Pash Café Nagomi: Zenitani 2F, Soto-Kanda 1-8-4, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 5256 8001, www.nagomi.tv
  • RoyalMilk Aromacare maidcafe :2-10-21 Sotokanda,Nikka Sekiyu Building 2F,Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo,TEL: 03-3253-7858,HOURS: 12:00-22:00
  • Datenshi no Kyuujitu Little PSX :3-10-3 Sotokanda Isamiya Daiichi Building 4F,Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo,TEL: 03-5297-5475,HOURS: 12:00-22:00
  • Melty Cure :4-6-2 Sotokanda 3F,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,TEL: 03-3254-7557,HOURS: 11:00-21:00 (Registration ends at 20:00).

Some special maid cafes in Japan:

Most foreign friendly: Popopure, which has several non-Japanese, English-speaking maids on site. Dub your own souvenir anime DVD with a maid for ¥1,500. (2F, Soto-Kanda 1-8-10, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 3252 8599, popopure.com)

Weirdest service: Royal Milk offers “Soul Care” — 90 minutes of one-on-one talk with a maid for ¥9,000. This is more expensive than a private English lesson. (Nikka Sekiyuu Building, Soto-Kanda 3-10-12, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 3253 7858, r-milk.com)

Strangest concept: St. Grace’s Court is a nun café where the staff offer miniature food for men dining with dolls and pray for the souls of all their guests. (Chiyoda K1 Building 1F-B1F, Kanda Sudacho 2-19-33, Chiyoda-ku, 03 5298 5947, www.st-gracecourt.com)

For the ladies: Queen Dolce, a “danso” café where girls dress up like beautiful boys and strut their stuff. They are better men than any man ever could be. (Akibako Tower 3F, Soto-Kanda 3-15-6, Chiyoda-ku. tel. 03 3252 2031, www.akibakotower.com/queen-dolce)

Most overrated: Pinafore, which appeared in the Fuji TV primetime drama “Densha Otoko” in 2005 and put Akihabara maid cafés on the popular radar. They don’t actually offer the services seen on TV, and the place smells like cat urine. (Yamanaka Building 1F, Kanda Sakumacho 1-19, Chiyoda-ku, tel. 03 5295 0123, pinafore.livedoor.biz)