A message from Masahiko Otsuka, who proposed this project.
"I would like to express my deepest sympathies to everyone in the stricken
area of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
This project came from the feelings of a few anime staff wondering what we
could do to help. Hence, we came up with creating an illustration book to
Not only did GAINAX animators contribute, but singer Shouko Nakagawa, and
creators from overseas participated as well.
The title of the book, "Believe in Yourself," was named by Kazuki Nakashima.
All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to the Japanese Red