Tiger Mask Donors Strike Again in 8 More Cities
The “Tiger Mask” movement continued on Monday as eight cities reported new donations inspired by the manga/anime character Tiger Mask.
The movement began when a mysterious donor left 10 30,000-yen (about US$360) backpacks at a child guidance center in Gunma Prefecture on Christmas morning.
The attached letter was signed “Naoto Date” — the alter ego of Tiger Mask, a manga/anime pro wrestler who fights for children in an orphanage. By Sunday, seven cities from the main island of Honshū to the southern island of Okinawa reported donations. On Monday, eight cities — for a total of 15 — reported the following donations.
The Shizuoka Home orphanage in Shizuoka City had received 100,000 yen (US$1,200) in cash in the mail on Friday, but the staff speculated that the backpacks may have come from a second donor.