[My Trip to Japan – 日本への私の旅 – رحلتي إلى اليابان] – Part 4

 

I made a stop at Akihabara ( Akihabara Electric Town). It’s a major city in TOKYO for electronics, video games, manga and anime. This time I didn’t stay long at Akihabara as I was mainly focusing on visiting places that I’ve never seen before in Tokyo.   More

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Moominvalley (Moomin) – ムーミン – وادي الأمان

” The Moomins (Swedish: Mumintroll, Finnish: Muumi) are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish by Schildts in Finland. They are a family of trolls who are white and roundish, with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. The carefree and adventurous family live in their house in Moominvalley, in the forests of Finland, though in the past their temporary residences have included a lighthouse and a theatre. They have many adventures along with their various friends. In all, nine books were released in the series, with five picture books and a comic strip being released between 1945 and 1993.” (www.wikipedia.com. June, ’11)

I’ve first watched the Arabic dubbed Japanese Anime version of  “Moomin – وادي الأمان” when I was around 13 years old. At that time, I didn’t know that the Anime was originally based on a Swedish-Finnish graphical novel, but for some reason More

Ohayocon – おはようーコン – أوهايوكون

Ohayocon is a convention focusing on Japanese pop culture, including popular anime and manga fandom. It is traditionally held during the month of January in Columbus, Ohio. Ohayocon was first held in 2001 in Cleveland, Ohio, moving to Columbus in 2003. Ohayocon derives its name from the similarity in pronunciation between “Ohio”, where the con is held, and Ohayo (おはよう, Ohayou), which is Japanese for “Good morning”. With its continued growth, Ohayocon has become the largest winter anime convention in North America.” (Wikipedia, 2011).

I know this is an outdated post, but I’m still interested in blogging this new experience of mine! Back in January 28-30 this year, I FINALLY had the chance to attend a true and real Anime Convention. More

City Hunter – シティーハンター – سيتي هنتر

City Hunter (シティーハンター), the 80’s shonen jump manga and the anime. I’ve always wanted to watch it but for some reason didn’t like the art. But now after giving up on whatever anime/manga is being produced, since early 20s ’til  now, I’m going back on anime archives to see if I can watch something that I’ve left behind. More

Igano Kabamaru – 伊賀野カバ丸 – كابامارو

“Igano Kabamaru (伊賀野カバ丸, Igano Kabamaru) is a Japanese manga created by Yu Azuki. The eponymous protagonist is a naive young ninja from the Iga province called Kagemaro (absolute shadow), nicknamed Kabamaru (hippo’s mouth) for his insatiable appetite. After the death of his strict grandfather and ninja sensei, Kabamaru moves to Tokyo with one of his grandfather’s acquaintances. More

Doraemon – ドラえもん – دورايمون.

           “Doraemon is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series is about a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita. Doraemon has a pocket from which he produces many gadgets, medicines and tools from the future. More

Go Nagai – 永井 豪 – غو ناغاي – Is Visiting Kuwait!

Go Nagai, is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy and horror. He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating the seminal works UFO Grendizer, Cutie Honey and Mazinger Z in the 1970’s.”

Mr. Go Nagai will visit the middle east in October, he will be visiting Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt!!  I’m glad to be nominated to be one of the coordination team members for this event.  More

Captain Tsubasa – キャプテン翼 – الكابتن ماجد

Captain Tsubasa is a popular Japanese manga, anime and video game series, originally created by Yoichi Takahashi in 1981. The series mainly revovles around the sport of Football.

The story focuses on the adventures of a Japanese youth fotball team and its captain Tsubasa Oozora, whose name literally translates to (Big Sky Wings). More

Arabic Manga – アラビク. まんが – مانغا عربي

It has been well known that since ages we’ve been reading arabic comics on magazines and kids graphical books. But here I’m posting an old issue of Grendizer’s manga ( Arabic Edition) which was finely printed and issued. Why do I call it manga and not a comic or a kids graphical book?! More

Blue Seed – ブルー シード

I love this SegaSaturn game/manga/anime. I’ve first played it as a videogame then got to watch it as an anime. It’s an RPG game, I liked how it was enabling me to walk and site-see Japan virtually!! buildings interiors were just similar to the real ones in Japan. I was like let’s play and take a walk in Japan!   More

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