Vetus

March 14, 2011

How’s Akamatsu doing (on Twitter)?

Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 3:37 am

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.

March 11

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.

March 12

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.

March 13

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)

March 14

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.

11 Comments

  1. “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.”

    *LOL* Leave it to Akamatsu-sensei to find the reasons that printed books need to stay around. ^_^

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — March 14, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    • Though he still slips a mention to J-comi here and there… ^^;;

      Comment by CanonRap — March 15, 2011 @ 8:07 am

  2. I presume that last comment was made at 12:55 AM considering the other ones.

    Thanks for the translation and keep up the good work, Akamatsu-sensei and Vetus.

    Comment by Belian — March 14, 2011 @ 7:32 am

  3. Haha, I snickered a little at the last tweet.

    Those are indeed legitimate uses for manga magazines.

    Good to hear everyone at Akamatsu Studio is fine.

    Comment by Kurogane — March 14, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    • Well, he’s trying to keep the mood light and optimistic, at least. ^^

      Comment by CanonRap — March 15, 2011 @ 8:13 am

  4. Haha… Blackout is already occured. I wonder what’s Akamatsu-sensei’s doing when blackout occured…
    And, Nuclear-plants exploded in Fukushima, then how’s doing there? And, where’s Akamatsu’s stodio is?

    Comment by Fate Auverruncus — March 14, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

  5. Thanks for doing my request CanonRap, you’re the best!😀

    Seems like Akamatsu-sensei is in the best mood he can be right now, gotta love his sense of humour.

    Pray for all the best in Japan, the nuclear plants aren’t looking too good😦

    Comment by Paul Frank — March 14, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

  6. “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.”

    I assume that by “holes” he means “unable to finish work due to power outages” rather than “injured an unable to work.”?

    Comment by Krono — March 15, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    • It just means they’re unavailable for whatever reason, physical or otherwise.

      Comment by CanonRap — March 15, 2011 @ 8:06 am

  7. This layout is starting to grate on me. It was cool… but I liked being able to find your posts quickly.

    You can donate to the Japanese Red Cross through Google. Dunno about the tax deduction stuff, probably doesn’t apply outside of Japan.

    Comment by Curtis — March 15, 2011 @ 9:39 pm


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