Manga project - "Story 311" to carry the true story of the disaster to the next generation
Story 311 is a manga project created in order to hand the history of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami to the next generation by telling the story through manga. It was launched by manga artist Satoru Hiura, who is well-known as the author of Hotaru no Hikari.
For the project, manga artists actually took trips to the damaged area, interviewed local people, and gathered information there by themselves, and then they drew stories based on what they researched. 13 other manga artists agreed with Satoru's idea and participated in the project.
On March 11 last year, the collection of short manga stories - Story 311 - was released. In accordance with strong requests for the continuation of the series, the project raised funds for further publications through crowd funding and published the sequel, Story 311 Arekara 3-nen (meaning "Story 311, 3 years since then" in Japanese), for 890 yen today.
All the royalties and copyright fees and a part of the earnings will be donated for the recovery.
Manga artists who joined the Story 311 project include Satoru Hiura, Toshinao Aoki, Ume, Kazumi Ohya, Keiko Okamoto, Riho Sachimi, Mayu Shinjo, Nagamu Nanaji, Tomoko Ninomiya, Kyo Hazuki, Naoko Matsuda and Mitsuya Sasaki.