The second 24-hour "Anime Fans Give Back" podcast marathon is coming up on March 10 at 5:00 p.m. EST, and will run through 6:00 p.m. EST on March 11, 2012. The podcast will be taking place live on UStream and at the Anime Fans Give Back website.

The aim of the podcast is to raise awareness and to raise money for the victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Proceeds will be going to the donor's choice of two GlobalGiving drives: The "Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund" goes to disaster recovery and long-tern relief for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake, and the "Help Orphans in Japan Rebuild Lives Post-Tsunami" drive is operated by "Smile Kids Japan" and helps to buy material support for children orphaned by last year's disaster.

Some of the guests who have been announced for this podcast include: J. Michael Tatum, Wendee Lee, Terri Doty, Stephen Hoff, Steven Blum, Patrick Seitz, Christopher R. Sabat, Mike McFarland, Micah Solusod, Michelle Ruff, Jessica Straus, Maile Flanagan, Cristina Vee, Sarah Williams, Christine Marie Cabanos, Clarine Harp, R Bruce Elliott, Crispin Freeman, and Spike Spencer.

Anime Fans Give Back is also working with Anime News Network and the ANNCast, Anime Expo Live, The Animanga Podcast, Daizenshuu EX, Chainsaw Buffet, That Anime Show, and many others in an effort to bring attention to the continued need for those in Japan.

Lesley Aeschliman