SRMG initiative opens the world of illustrated fiction from Japan to the region and provides free copies for visitors to Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, November 13, 2022
At the 41st edition of Sharjah International Book Fair organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), anime enthusiasts had the opportunity to pick up free copies of Manga illustrated novels at the vibrant Manga Arabia stand.
Manga Arabia, an exciting initiative by Saudi Research & Media Group (SRMG), is the first company to formally translate popular releases into Arabic and provide enthusiasts from the region with a version they can read in their own language.
Manga is a Japanese style of illustration that has become very popular all over the world.
Visitors to the stand were also able to have their names translated and written in Japanese on the backs of illustrated postcards. Abdul Malik Alaskar, a professional linguist and translator, greeted visiting enthusiasts and explained the vision of the company and initiative, showing a selection of free Manga comics in Arabic and translated peoples names on demand.
To quote Joumana Rashed Al-Rashed, the C.E.O. of SRMG, “The launch of Manga Arabia constitutes a new dimension for Arabic content that has the ability to provide intellectual, cultural and creative inspiration for the Arab world.”