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Insomniacs After School Manga Creator Doing Special Event to Help with Earthquake Relief

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2024 began with a large 7.6 earthquake in Japan, with Noto Peninsula in the Ishikawa Prefecture especially affected. Insomniacs After School is located in Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture, and original manga creator Makoto Ojiro is getting involved with relief efforts through The Insomniacs After School Disaster Area Support Event. This event is taking place instead of the usual Seihakusai Festival, as the festival has been deferred to a later date because of the earthquake. The Insomniacs event begins on May 3 and lasts until June 2.

People who attend will be able to check out all sorts of cool things related to Insomniacs After School, including anime stills, movie props, and manga art. Special postcards made by Ojiro will be there. In addition, Ojiro will hang out at the area on May 3 and 4 and paint for people to watch, so there will be a chance to see and possibly meet the creator. There’s also the promise of seeing a new video called “You’re Not Alone.”

And as a combined effort between Ojiro and publisher Shogakukan, proceeds from the sale of Insomniacs After School will be given to the Nanao City Disaster Relief Fund. This offer goes on until April 15 of next year.

People behind the anime Skip and Loafer have also been involved in charity efforts for those affected by the earthquake.

VIZ Media publishes the Insomniacs After School manga in America and gave this description for its plot:

Dark rumors about what befell the members of the astronomy club keep people away from the school observatory, and that’s what makes it the perfect sanctuary for Nakami and Magari to get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, the school faculty can’t allow its unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club, maybe these two insomniacs could have a place to call home!

Source: Crunchyroll


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