Gackt is sponsoring a campaign for fans to donate money to earthquake relief efforts via the Red Cross. He's lined up an impressive list of celebrities, including our very own Mr. Sakurai Atsushi, whom he no doubt has fanboyish dreams about several nights each week. Note Sakurai's conspicuously modest lack of a publicity photo. Imai is also on the list, also lacking a publicity photo.
Other notable names on the list include Gackt's band members Chachamaru and You, hide's ex band member Chirolyn, Izam from Shazna, Shinya from Dir en grey, fashion brand h. naoto, members of Nightmare, Duel Jewel, and Luna Sea, and many others.
Imai's message: "Words fail me when I try to imagine what all the victims of this disaster must be going through, but, in any case, just try to stay alive! Let's hang in there. We're strong. And all those who have lost their lives, may you find peace in the next world. Show your heart!"
Sakurai's message: "It's frightening, it's terrifying, it's miserable and sobering, and I'm sure it's making everyone feel powerless. No words we say can help to heal the victims of the disaster. But, behind the emergency broadcasts on the radio, in the bits of music that mingle with the static...I just want to be there. Be a piece of one of those songs. Maybe it sounds heartless to take no responsibility and say that this is something only time can heal, and people may be weak and overwhelmed, but at this moment, I would also like to believe that we are strong, and we are gentle. Perhaps this is all I can do at the moment, but I do it: I send you my words.
Show your heart!!"