The Japanese Red Cross has released a new collaboration with the light novel series The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done!, to encourage donations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
In a recent tweet, the author of the series Shirow Shiratori (@nankagun) The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! announced the new collaboration with Japan’s Red Cross.
“In the midst of the Dragon King battle, “Ryuou’s work! 』Will cooperate with blood donation.
This year, there is no summer press that can secure a large amount of blood, and there is a very shortage of blood due to the influence of corona. We would appreciate it if you could cooperate with the blood donation!”
Translation: Google Translate
Shiratori cites the cancellation of the 98th Comiket as a reason to donate blood as the Red Cross normally attends the event in order to solicit donations. The cancellation of Comiket was reported earlier here on Nicchiban.
The Red Cross has partnered with anime and manga series in the past in order to encourage young adults to donate. Most famously last year The Red Cross partnered with Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, after it drew ire due to the titular Uzaki-chan’s large chest.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events.
This includes postponements of GDC, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the physical events for EVO 2020 and Tokyo Game Show 2020, and cancellations E3 2020 (including digital events), BlizzCon 2020, the physical event for Gamescom 2020, Comiket 98, and MAGStock 2020.
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [1, 2]. As of this time of writing, there are over over 4.063 million active cases worldwide. There have been over 469,000 deaths; however over 4.468 million people have made a “total recovery.” There have been over 9 million total confirmed cases.
Japan has 901 active cases (17,813 total cases), 955 deaths, and 15,957 recoveries.