As requested (though I’ve been gathering them for a while now).
PS: Some preliminary text spoilers for 321 are out, but they’re… interesting. I’ll wait for confirmation.
2:36PM: Everyone’s okay at Akamatsu Studio.
5:35PM: Assistants living close to the Studio are being sent home while it’s still bright. Assistants with difficulty getting home are planning on sleeping here. At least there’s a lot of beds and cup noodles.
10:53PM: Hmm… my hometown is in the Yamagata prefecture. Looks like they’re having a blackout, wonder if they’re okay.
11:39PM: Thank you to everyone who gave information on the Yamagata prefecture (my hometown) m(_ _)m For now, I’ll try and conserve electricity today.
1:46PM: I’m not good with improv stuff like “cheering arts/drawings”, so I thought I should at least contribute via “donation amounts”… (it kinda makes me look bad… orz)
1:46PM to 1:48PM: To put it bluntly, if you want to contribute a certain amount of collected donations, you might as well use tax breaks too. Here’s the trick.
1) Contribute as a legal person. The full amount would be treated as financial loss. With income reduced, there would be a tax reduction.
2) However, choose “Specified Donation” with the Japanese Red Cross and such. Other donations have a limit on the amount factored into financial loss.
3) By the way, the Japanese Red Cross apparently can’t take applications for donations yet.
4) You must get the receipt (the receipt of paid amount is OK). There would be no tax reduction otherwise.
5) For legal persons without manga studios, it would be contributed by the creator as an “individual”, which would require some accounting to calculate the deducted amount. Please discuss this with a tax accountant/counsellor.
2:08 PM: I’ve just spoken with the editors, it seems this week’s Shounen will be circulated (there may be delays depending on region). Also, since there are a lot of creators these days who finish their work on PC, I guess they wouldn’t be able to work tomorrow once the blackout rotation starts?
2:24 PM: By the way, Akamatsu Studio doesn’t use the PC to put on the finishing touches. We still put on the screen tones by hand. And we have an uninterruptable power supply, so I guess the light box at least would last 3 hours? No way other manga studios can do that. Heehee… (^^;;;)
10:16 PM: I phoned my parents, and found out they were just to bed normally and didn’t know about the blackout early tomorrow morning. This isn’t good…
10:25 PM: Well… even if the magazine gets out this week, I guess it wouldn’t work out so well next week? Say, even if the printing office works, there are holes on the side of the creators. Though I wouldn’t know until the decision by the editing department tomorrow.
10:30 PM: Ah, but, as “cheap entertainment needing no electricity”, manga magazines are very useful, as long as they can be delivered. So let’s work hard and draw! (to the various mangaka)
12:55 AM: I’ll add that, at times of disaster, paper manga magazines like Weekly are better than e-readers. They can be used both as fuel and as a cushion. And I’m not joking when I say that they’re useful in the washroom. You can’t do that with an iPad.