Card Games For Charity #4 – Unite to Support the Japanese Tsunami Relief Effort

April 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Other Stuff | Leave a comment
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Kuriboh plushies up for auction

Little Kuriboh’s widely acclaimed Card Games For Charity event has returned for a great new cause: raising money for the Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund. What goodies has LK listed on eBay this time?

The most prominent item up for auction in this event is the befittingly named Unity card (JUMP-EN006). But not only will the highest bidder receive LK’s favorite card (signed by the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged if he or she wishes), the winner will also get to appear in an upcoming episode of YGOTAS! If you’ve ever wanted to voice a character in the most reputable Abridged series around, here’s your chance! Win the auction and donate to a noteworthy cause, all in one step!

The other eBay auctions are as follows:

In addition to these auctions, Little Kuriboh is also adding a very special contribution to the donation drive: a new one-shot parody of another anime series! The twist is that we, his fans, will get to decide what anime he’ll parody! The choices are:

  • Animal Crossing: The Movie
  • InuYasha
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Riding Bean
  • Tenchi Muyo

To vote for the anime you would like LK to parody, send a PayPal donation to:
\textsf{cardgamesforcharity\ [at]\ gmail\ [dot]\ com}
Then, send a message to the same email address with the name of the anime you are selecting. The option that raises the most money will be revealed at the end of May 2011 and will receive LK’s special treatment.

But wait, there’s even more! If the total amount of money raised exceeds $3,000, Little Kuriboh will also make a one-shot parody of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s! (“Card Games on Motorcycles!” not included.)

All I can say is “Wow!” Is this LK’s best donation drive yet or what? Hear him talk all about it in his solemn new video on YouTube or Or, download the AVI and M4V versions directly from

As LK’s CardGamesFTW channel still hasn’t returned, helixD is reminding everyone to spread the word about this event and reach out to others who might otherwise miss this big announcement. He’s also urging everyone to vote for the video on reddit.

If you would like to support the recovery and relief efforts but don’t want to take part in the above events, there are many great organizations to whom you can donate directly. Yahoo! News’ The Newsroom Blog has compiled a list of organizations doing work in the affected areas in Japan.

If you have friends or family in Japan, give them a call and offer up some words of comfort and encouragement! Several U.S. telecom companies have been offering their customers free long distance calls and texts to Japan.

And for further resources and information related to the disaster, head over to Google Crisis Response where you’ll find all of the latest details neatly indexed on one page.

LK and the 24-Hour “Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” Podcast

Despite only beginning his Card Games For Charity event today, Little Kuriboh has been drawing attention to the relief efforts in Japan since the day the tragedy struck. One of the most well-known charity events in the anime community that supported those efforts took place last month, and LK was right there with them.

Anime Fans Give Back To Japan” was a 24-hour long podcast completely organized by anime fans that sought to raise $25,000 to GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Spearheaded by the members of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast, the event took off on March 19 and welcomed a whole slew of guests during its run, including big-name anime voice actors like Crispin Freeman, Michelle Ruff, and Steve Blum, and many Internet anime personalities, too.

Little Kuriboh was invited to the show on March 20, where he talked about YGOTAS, answered Inside the Actors Studio questions, and revealed a few of his upcoming plans. For anyone who missed hearing the podcast, a recording of LK’s segment, as well as KaiserNeko’s immediately following it, is available for download via MegaUpload thanks to the generosity of Fox:

By the end of the podcast, the organizers had raised over $25,000. To date, their total has exceeded $30,000.

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