I found this article earlier last week while looking through different headline pages on the CNN international homepage titled: “Japanese manga heroes join fight to save Arabic culture.” It’s a very cool article that talks about how the manga-style animations are being used now in the Middle East to help promote awareness, culture and interest in the Arabic culture.
I think that it is interesting that Qais Sedki decided to use manga as a medium to help transmit arabic values and culture to the public. I think that one of the beauties of manga is that it enables the readers to look through a window into a culture where they previously would not have had the opportunity to be exposed to or visit. I am interested in reading this novel (Gold Ring) to learn more about a culture which is completely alien to me. What d you guys think about this Sedki’s idea of promoting culture, language and middle eastern values through the use of manga art?
The manga books are also being used to help encourage the acceptance of the arabic language, I just thought that it was interesting that children growing up in the middle east are not as inclined to learn arabic and look at it in a ‘disdainful’ way.
There are words everywhere! Basically, Haruhi’s way of thinking and doing anything begot, eventually, this piece of scientific atrocity and just about anything that came out of my head thereafter. The censorshipping is just something I ended up doing by the middle panels and shamelessly and tastelessly abused for the false sake of art. Oh pseudo-inspiration I love you.
This comic was inspired by something that happened to me recently which involves the closure of the “Onemanga” website which was a free manga scanning website where anyone could go to read their desired comics (mangas). Unfortunately due to copyright laws this practice could not continue and now for netziens and otakus all over the world there is panic as they struggle to satisfy their hunger for manga with the decreasing number of “free-scanning” manga websites available to the general public.
So this summer saying goodbye seemed to be a reoccurring theme in my life. Here’s some of my thoughts in the form of the manga Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles.
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Happy Anniversary!!!!!! Too whom? Well, to the 25 year old anime Fist of the North Star. This is a ‘classic’ anime in the sense that it used to be enjoyed a whole lot more back in its time! Check out this link for its review: http://www.crunchyroll.com/newsletter/2010/09/06/hokuto-no-ken-female-cosplayers-hanasakeru
This format is way too familiar to me. I was tempted to start on a jaunt about the general social collapse of Japan as all their idols implode upon themselves. Anyways, a colleague (high school classmate) who gets me press passes wrote this one on his own time, and his editor imploded too. It’s unusually poignant, for him.
Death Note is a great manga and I recommend that everyone read it!