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Saudi Research and Media Group signs content licensing agreement with Japanese publishing houses and firms

Saudi Research and Media Group signs content licensing agreement with Japanese publishing houses and firms

Yesterday, Saudi Research and Media Group, a leading Arab media group, signed a content licensing agreement with a group of Japanese companies and publishing companies. To find legal and official channels that allow you to use the content of the famous Japanese manga art and transform it into a legal, safe, reliable and purposeful format through the “Arabic manga” in Arabic.

Under the new agreement between the Saudi Research and Media Group and several Japanese companies and publishing houses, namely: (KADOKAWA), (Shogakukan) and (Shueisha), the “Manga Arabic” project provides the Arab world with content from Japanese manga art. In the hands of a team of experts translating between Japanese and Arabic, translating and editing it into Arabic; To provide manga art to Saudi and Arabian audiences in line with the culture of our communities and values, it will be relevant and accessible to all members of the Arab family and will be attractive and enjoyable for different ages.

Jumana Al-Rashid, CEO of the Saudi Research and Media Group, said: “This agreement is of great importance to us in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world.

In turn, Dr. Essam Bukhari, Editor-in-Chief of Arabic Manga, said: “This agreement comes with the most important Japanese publishing houses and companies to license and legally publish Japanese manga content (Arab manga), and to bridge the gap between great and persistent interest in manga art. In the Arab world on the one hand, and on the other hand, it lacks the legal channels to spread its intended cultural works.

Masado Hayashi, a member of the Sukakukan board and chief digital officer, said: “This is the first time in Shokakukan’s history that we have had the opportunity to translate a manga into Arabic. We are pleased with this partnership with (Saudi Research and Media Group) which has given a large number of readers in the Kingdom and Arab countries the opportunity to read our works, and the manga has contributed to the strengthening of friendly relations. Japan, the Kingdom and the Arab World.

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Masahiko Ibaraki, a member of the executive committee of Shuisha Corporation, said: “We congratulate (Saudi Research and Media Group) on the launch of the (Arab Manga) project and look forward to being part of the first Arabic language publication.

In turn, Masayuki Oyaki, executive director and director of publishing in Katokawa, said, “This agreement ensures cultural exchange and close ties between Japan, the Kingdom and the Arab world, where all Arab readers can now enjoy creative manga works. We seek to further spread the joy of reading (manga) in the future by presenting Japanese works to readers in Saudi Arabia and Arab countries in line with Saudi and Arab culture.

In Japan, manga is considered one of its strongest arts and intellectual and cultural products, helping to rebuild its renaissance because it played a key role in its development and development, giving, giving and non-giving. Submission and surrender. Many scientists, athletes and social figures in Japan claim that the heroes (anime) of manga characters and animated films play a major role in promoting them and helping them achieve their achievements.

In our Arab world, manga has enjoyed a wide fan base for many years because it played a key role in shaping our childhood through animation and video games. Due to the lack of meaningful creative content in our Arab world and the lack of official legal channels to present this art, illegal means such as plagiarism are the only way to spread these meaningful cultural works.

The “Saudi Research and Media Group” announced the launch of the “Arab Manga” project on August 17 this year, aimed at promoting the younger generation and encouraging their imagination to build a future. To export Saudi and Arab works worldwide. The “Arab Manga” project aims to attract about 180 million Arabs to entertain reading, launching two Arabic language magazines, one of which is “Arabic Manga for Kids”, which is interested in creating age-appropriate content. 10 and 15 years, another “manga Arabic”, which specializes in creating content for people over 15 years of age. Both magazines are available free of charge through a special digital app for each of the monthly print and weekly electronic editions.

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