Analog Assistance: Japan

I don’t have to tell you that we should help Japan. I don’t have to tell you that almost everything you liked as a kid in the Analog Age was either co-produced, created or directly linked to Japan. Things like Donkey Kong, Astroboy, Godzilla, Mario, Transformers, Robotech, Akira, Star Blazers, Dragonball, Battle Of The Planets, Voltron, Tomy Robots, Toyota, Honda, Street Fighter, Sony, Nintendo, Sega, not to mention cartoons animated in Japan like GI Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Mighty Orbots, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Alf, Galaxy Rangers, Bionic Six, Captain Harlock, Captain N, Rescue Rangers, Ducktales, Gummi Bears, Dennis The Menace, Heathcliff, Dino Riders, Dungeons and Dragons, Galaxy High, Pole Position, Kidd Video, Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, Inhumanoids, Jem, KissyFur, M.A.S.K., Tranzor-Z, Real Ghostbusters, Visionaries, and Voltron, to name a few.

Donations can be made through the Red Cross website,, or a donation of $10 can be sent by text messaging REDCROSS to 90999.